Well I was complaining about all the rain we have had for weeks and finally for the last couple of days we have had beautiful sunny weather. A little humid and LOTS of mosquitoes but finally things have a chance to dry up. We feel very fortunate though as some areas of Queensland are having some of the worst floods in 100 years and devastatingly many people have lost everything. Such a horrible event to happen at this time of year especially.
I was so tired when I wrote up my blog candy post that I realised afterwards that I didn’t express how Thankful I am to all my gorgeous followers who leave the most encouraging comments and have helped to make me who I am today. So I am going to put together another little collection of goodies and add it to the post. 🙂
Today I wanted to share a card I made yesterday. Continuing on with the CAS layout and letting the image shine. 🙂 I was very honoured yesterday to have been included in a top list of ladies that inspire Crissy Armstrong. The talent is incredible and I am so humbled to have had one of my creations along side these ladies. Do go take a peek here (well after you finish here because you will get stuck there and wont see my card!) Well there were a couple of ladies Crissy had been hiding from me and after my dilemma (good to bad) the other day I was immediately drawn to the amazing creations of Yvonne and I just had to share with you!
My card layout is inspired by Yvonne’s stunning creations. She definitely makes it look easy but her clean style and detail is so appealing.
Enough chatter you say!! Show us the card!!
I used a few layers by cutting out shapes with spellbinder dies and then matting with a red that matched Tilda’s top. I stippled the edges with Adirondack Lemonade and Peach Bellini.
I designed up the sentiment and printed it out – Girls just wanna have fun. Which I thought worked nicely with ‘Happy Tilda’.
Here’s a close up of Tilda.
As per usual, I was playing around with the creases in her clothing. I was talking with DH last night about creating folds as he had decided he was quite impressed and he asked how I decided where to place the folds. And my response was I don’t know. I just work it and guess it because it’s just material. She could move just slightly and all the creases and folds would drastically change!
So the point of that ramble… Experiment ladies! Just try it. It doesn’t matter where the folds are and remember it will look terrible when you first begin. It’s not until you have coloured the whole area in and added your extra shading that it really pops. You have to add your last layer of shading at the very end without blending it in.
I made a bit of a mistake on her pants and they got too dark on the left so I had to come in with some prismacolor pencils to lighten it up. Fortunately you can’t tell unless you are looking for it. 🙂 I then decided to add some extra depth all over with the prismacolor pencils, just because. 🙂 heehee
The shoes! argh they just kept getting darker and darker. They were meant to be more of a golden colour but they weren’t looking good and so more work was required thus they got darker. Oh well…
Copic Marker Colours:
Top: R22, R24, R29 & E19
Pants: B93, B95, B97 & B99
Hair: Y00, Y15, Y38, YR24 & flicks of E17, E19, E25, E37
Shoes: Y15, Y38, YR24, E19, E37
Reds: PC937, PC927
Blues: PC901, PC1102, PC1087
I would like to share this creation with the following challenges!
- Just Magnolia – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp – Time to party / celebrate
- Stampin’ B’s Design Team – Celebrate
- Stampavie and More – Red
- Incy Wincy Designs – Distressing
- City Crafter – Stamp it
Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always your comments are much appreciated.
I have a new idea regarding questions, so if you have any questions just post them in the comments area and then in my next post I will respond to them! 🙂
Hugs and take care all