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


KellyRae said...

OMGosh! Your coloring is amazing. LOVE the face details - the hair - the dress. Everything is perfect. I've got that image saved because of the last time you posted a sample of her, but haven't put marker to paper yet. Must give her (and others found on the Deviantart website) a try.

Anonymous said...

Oh MY....These are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE all of your detail!!! So very very beautiful!!!

Sue in CT said...

Love the coloring! You have everything so perfect.

just jayma said...

What beautiful coloring! I was amazed! What kind of a printer do you use for your digi stamps?

Melissa said...

Hi Jayma -I use an Epson printer - -I love how fast the ink dries on it and it almost never smears when I color . .unless I oversaturate :o) It also depends on the paper. With PTI paper, I can color almost immediately. With Bazzill, Xpress-It and Neenah I sometimes have to wait about 5 minutes just because it has a more slick surface. HTH!!

Jennifer said...

Wow!!!!!!! Your coloring is amazing!!! :) Her auburn hair look real!

Thank you so much for sharing,

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