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Monday, 20 February 2012

Trixie the circus girl

Hi there

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
This is what I used

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


Judith x


downrightcrafty said...

Wow a gorgeous creation and great take on our Bingo theme this week, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining our pearls and swirls challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation

thanks for joining us for our Bingo challenge over at Secret crafter Saturday challenge


StephC said...

Beautifully done! Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Belli challenge!

Karen Hasheck said...

What a gorgus card! Lovely job on the coloring! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink this challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

Paige said...

So pretty with all the delightful details! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!