Tuesday, March 6, 2012
How are you all going? I hope that the weather around you has been kind to you all. Between the snow storms in Europe, Tornadoes in America & of course the flooding happening in parts of Australia. If I've forgotten a part of the world with a natural disaster occurring I apologise. Lets' hope Mother Nature is in a better mood soon. Personally I can't wait to see some sunshine soon. Hence this card.
I decided yesterday that enough was enough. I made my self go downstairs to my craft room & made two cards. I haven't been feeling creative lately, (in fact I haven't felt like doing anything lately) so have struggled making anything at all. Not even my usual challenge blogs where inspiring me (through no fault of theirs). I hate when this happens.
So yesterday I decided to try some tutorials that I wanted to do "someday". Two of which I discovered on Anne's blog here. The first is on making backgrounds, I used some of my "home-made" glimmer mist (a mixture of ink, water & perfect pearls) & the second on how to reverse a stamp. I tried the reversing on a flourish to create the fairy wings. I used my mists first to colour the paper a golden shade then I followed Anne's instructions & was extremely pleased with the results. This card has a lot of shimmer in real life, it's just a shame I can't show you. I also decided to step out of my comfort zone & try different Copic combos. I've been struggling with colouring black hair, skin tones & general shading. So I decided to not worry too much & just go for it.
I like the results so much that I decided to use a sketch from TSOT. Thanks for putting up with my long winded post today ;o).
Happy crafting xoxoxoxo
Paper: Watercolour, Ivory Board. Black c/s
Hair:100, B32, C7, C5
Skin: E11, E000, E0000
Flowers & Shoes: G20, V04, V01, V000, E15, YR04, YR68
Dress & Headband: Y23, Y21, Y11, R05, R17, R29
Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Anya - Love (The Greeting Farm), S5154 Three Ferns (Hero Arts), CS728 Belle (Kaisercraft)
Ribbon - Unknown
Home-made Mists: Vivid Aqua (ink), Vivid Spring Green (ink), Vivid Cornflower Blue (ink), water & Pearl Ex.