Thursday, January 10, 2013

True Colours

Hi Lovelies,

Today I have a really bright card to share with you.  I'm entering it into two challenges.  I'm using this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches & this prompt Song Inspiration from Saturated Canary.

As you can see this is a very colourful card, which is where the song comes in - True Colours by Cyndi Lauper.  I think the song suits this card, which is one of the reasons I gave BL pink hair.  She looks like she could be dancing with that pose.

I used Copics & Distress inks.  I was inspired by a few people.  Anne showed a technique with Distress Stains (I so want some!) that I adapted (sort of).  Brenda for encouraging me to do an ATC which I did in Distress inks which led to this card.   I started out with the background.  I cut up some watercolour paper to 4.25 x 5.5 " & then randomly applied Distress inks.  Once I was happy with that I dripped water onto it.  After that had dried I inked the edges & stamped one of my favourite b/g stamps onto it.  I had previously printed & die cut out Boobie love.  I had used Labels Two to cut her out.  Unfortunately fortunately I had cut her out with a large white area on one side I then decided that it needed to go.  So I grabbed the die (exact same one), placed it further over to the image & re-cut it.  Which gave me a cool new shape (another "light bulb" moment), I'm so going to be doing that again!  I then inked up some of the off cuts & basically applied different inks & misted with water until I was happy with them.  It was a simple case of following the sketch to put it all together.  I know my card isn't an exact replica of the sketch but it still has all the elements that are on the sketch so I hope that's ok.  

Watercolour paper
Copic paper
Kaisercraft gems
Hero Arts - Envelope S5507 Background stamp
Saturated Canary - Digital stamp Boobie Love
Hair - RV11, RV34, RV29
Eyes - V04, V06
Skin - R00, R11, E04
T-shirt - BG10, BG23, BG15
Jeans - B93, B95, B97
Flower - Y38, YR04, YR68, YG03, YG23
Distress Inks:  Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Peacock  Feathers, 


Dawn Turley said...

woo hoo.... LOVE the bright colours Paula and what a cool idea to colour her hair that pink! Really punkish

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Lovely bright colours Paula, love your colouring!

Barb said...

Fantastic colors, Paula! Love that beautiful background - awesome card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is awesome!

Maureen Morton said...

What a fun background, Paula! And the coloring of your gal is superb! She is one rockin' chick! So are you.

Jen said...

What a gorgeous, colorful card! And that girl is so spunky! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Brenda said...

Oh Paula, everything about this creation is totally outstanding! You really got very creative here! I love the shape of the stamped panel, and your coloring is simply wonderful! (Thanks for the shout out Paula, you are a real gem! I'm so glad I was able to inspire you in some way.)

Loopylou. said...

oh thats an awesome song choice! going to have to listen to that now and I LOVE the way you got all those gorgeous colours on your background, it looks amazing.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
Hugs Lou xx

Juls said...

fabulous!! Loving the bright colours!! Hugs Juls

Jen Timko said...

What fabulous coloring you have done! Wow! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Debs said...

A lovely card..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary..hugs Debs x

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Paula! What a terrific card! I love Cindi Lauper's "True Colors" song and I think that you've captured that feeling in your card! I love how you balanced the shoulder tilt on the right with those two gorgeous turquoise gems on the left. And I adore your Distress Ink background! ♥