Had such a busy weekend that I just haven't had a chance to do any crafting - or at least finish any!
I got some of the new Saturated Canary digi stamps last week and couldn't wait to play - these little girls are all so pretty, they deserve to be totally dressed up and I certainly gave this one the treatment!
|a close up of the detail|
Stamp - Saturated Canary Trixie, circus girl
Papers -SEI Coture collection 6x6
Coloured with - Copics and prismacolor pencils
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Flowers - Wildorchid crafts
Ribbon and pearl swirls - bought from Sam Pooles Creative Studios
Pearl brad - Whiff of Joy
Die cut - Spellbinders
Leaves - Papermania midi punch
I tried to give her a "strawberry blonde" look which I think worked well, I used copics E50,E51 and E53 as the basis of the colour but it was the shading with the prismacolour pencil pc1034 colour "goldenrod" and sansodor that really did the trick I think. I love experimenting with the prismacolors. I got a lovely big box at Michaels craft shop when I visited Florida last year and was there for the Black Friday sales, the whole box of 48 was only about £15!! - why can't we get bargains like that here in England? But having the lovely selection of colours on top of the ones I already had has made me much more adventurous and its lovely to experiment with all sorts of colours I probably wouldn't have thought of buying. I used a selection of the copic colours I had used to colour her to do a spotty background around her and I was pleased with that effect too. I decided to restrain myself and hold of with more pearls and my favourite butterflies -even I have to admit that there is such a thing as too much!!
Thats me for today - but could be back with more Saturated Canary tomorrow - if the day goes to plan.
I'm entering this card for the following challenges
Fab 'n' funky Challenges - try something new (experimented with new colours and a new digistamp) Creative Belli Blog - recipe - 1 ribbon/2 designer papers/3 colours and 4pearls
Totallypapercrafts challenge - Ribbons and bows
Card Makin Mamas - Happy birthday
My Mums craft shop challenge - Pearls and swirls
Paper Creations Ink -Show us your style using your favourite technique - colouring/blending
Saturday Challenge - Bingo - swirls/flowers/pearls
Sunday sketch and stamp - sketch #94