Thursday, March 17, 2011

sitting amongst the tulips

Hi everyone,

Today, I got to play with a different color combo: perfect plum, dark pink and fluorescent green. My inspiration was the polka-dot paper in the background. This is my last Easter card made for a customer and I'm itchin' to move on to another theme. It was fun while it lasted but I'm so done with it now :-)

The girl image is a Magnolia stamp borrowed from my friend Angelle and the bench and flowers are two of my own stash, all from Magnolia. I love the fact that they have sitting characters that are separate from other elements making it easy to layer the images. The tulips were stamped directly on the white CS and the bench and girl were stamped separately, colored, than cut out.

When coloring the hair, I ran into some problems with my brown Copic marker so the left side of her hair is a little bit muddled. Instead of fiddling around with it by using the colorless blender, I decided to leave it alone. I'm going to investigate to see if other people have had a similar problem... it seems that my E49 started pooling on the paper but only after I've finished coloring the bench and the right side of the hair. hmm.... So this image is entirely colored with Copics except for the shadows under the bench and the grass line -- those were done with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.

I accented the stamped flowers on the hat by adding 3 punched flowers out of my homemade glitter paper and added a rhinestone in the middle. This card is definitely very dimensional.

This is how I've added the sentiment inside the card. It's from Stampin' Up!'s Well Scripted set. I added some rhinestones for interest.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!


Stephanie Pezolet said...

I love it! The colours are amazing and how cute is that stamp?!

Sharon said...

Your coloring/shading is AMAZING! I only hope that one day mine is good as yours. Off to practice!