Sunday, May 29, 2011

Miss Anya Dressy

So, I decided to try again with a purple colored card.  I think this one went a little smoother :o)  I started with one of the images from the Miss Anya Dressy Collection - -I love these images by The Greeting Farm!  I also stamped it on a post it so I could stamp the leaves and flowers without worrying about my image being ruined. 

I colored my image with my copics and used B000 and G0000 to blend in the background as sky and grass - - just very light colors, but enough to show the white edges on the Curved Rectangle where is was embossed.  The background paper is from Prima Reflections and I used different papers in the collection for the butterflies as well.

Hope you like it!!

Paper: Bazzill Simply SmoothPrima Reflections,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics,
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Punch (Stash)
Other: ATG, 1/4" Scor-Tape, Glue Pen, Curved Rectangles, Big Shot
Stash: Purple Cardstock, Post-it Notes

Hair: E11, E97, E99, E19
Skin: E50, E00, E21, E11
Dress: BV0000, V93, V95, V99
Flowers: Y000, Y11, Y15
Leaves: YG13, YG17, YG23
Background: G0000, B000
Shadows: N0, N1, N3


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Scrappy Frogs Birthday Challenge

So for the Scrappy Frogs Challenge, we needed to go with a birthday theme.  Perfect timing as my niece turned 8 this week.  I have to say too that this card really challenged me.  I don't really color with purple which is one of her favorite colors.  So this was very enlightening for me as to what colors go and don't go together as I tend to use blues and greens in my cards.

Anyways, her mom and dad gave her an iPod shuffle so it was only fitting that we get her an iTunes card to rock out to music with; this PMS image was perfect! The guitar was a little iffy for me as well when coloring as I used colors I tradionally use for hair.  But I think overall it worked.  I didn't really add any embellishments as I figure the fabulous glitter paper speaks for itself!

Hope you enjoy!  And don't forget to check out what the other designers created here.

Image: Moody For Rock -PMS
Paper: PTIAmerican Crafts Glitter- Silver 
Ink: Epson Printer, CopicsAtyou Spicas
Embellishments: none
Other: ATG, Pop Dots, Label 18, Big Shot
Stash: Black Cardstock

Hair/Strap: T0, T2, T4, T6, T7
Skin: E50, E00, E11
Eyes: Lavendar Spica
Guitar: E31, E33, E97, E99, E37
Accents: V93, V95, V99
Dress/Barrettes: BV01, BV02, BV13


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anime Card

So today, I wanted to show some really simple, lovely cards I made using one of the oriental weave embossing folders from Cuttlebug.  I was trying to think of an image that would compliment the embossing folder.  So I went to my favorite site for anime images;

I LOVE this site.  One of my favorite artists is Princess Elemmiriel.  She has the most gorgeous line art to color.  I chose Lady Rose Dragon . . . I can't tell you how many cards and miscellaneous items I have made with this image in particular.  So while I waited for my printer ink to dry - -you can never wait too long - -I embossed a beautiful Jade Green and a Silver Gray paper from Core'dinations Gemstone pack with my oriental weave embossing folder.  I would highly recommend this paper as well!   I centered them on some back cardstock from my stash and started coloring my images.  Bytheway, these cards are the standard A2 size :o)

So I tried to stay with complimentary colors to the papers I chose.  You don't have to use all the colors I did to get the same effect; I just started tossing in colors while I was playing.  I really tried for a dramatic look with the eyes and lined them with a multiliner and with spicas.  What do you think?

Hair: YR000, E50, E21, E11, E97, E99, E37, E29

Skin: E50, E00, E21
Eyes: G20, YG11, YG17
Makeup: R12, R02, R32, Pitch Black Spica, Peach, Clear
Hairband/Trim: Y32, Y35, Y17
Dress: BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13
Flowers: RV02, R12, R02, R32, R35
Shadows: C00, C1

Hair: C00, C1, C2, C4, N4, N6, N9, 0- Blender
Skin: E50, YR000, E00, YR01
Eyes: G20, YG11, YG17
Makeup: R12, RV91, RV93, Pitch Black Spica, Peach, Clear, Silver
Hairband/Trim: N1, N4, N6
Dress: BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13, BG45
Flowers: BV0000, BV00, BV02
Shadows: C00, C1

thanks for looking!!!

Paper: Bazzill Simply Smooth, Core'dination Gemstone,
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls
Stash: Black Cardstock