I made a card!
Ha nothing new there then, Zoe, you may say, but to be honest I've struggled over the last few days to actually finish a project. Oh I've done lots of colouring, mainly hair and skin, but haven't produced a single thing. Until yesterday. I realised my problem - I've always coloured with no plan, no colour scheme so I've ended up with a miss-mash of random images without anything suitable. So I stopped, I mean my colouring was getting better but I wasn't creating projects!
Okay, so I chose my papers first - a simple idea really - then I coloured my image to match, and hey presto, an image to use that worked!
I must admit I'm thrilled with this - I wanted to use this Smashy Curls image from Saturated Canary but wanted to choose more muted tones. So I raided my new Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper pad and chose these papers. I created a card that was just a little bit bigger than 6x6 so that the paper could be layered straight on, after some inking of edge. Then I covered a tag with matching paper, and inked again with Frayed Burlap and Peacock Feathers Distress inks. A while ago I created some backgrounds using H2O's on Centura pearl card, I found I had a small piece that was perfect size and colour to mount my image onto. I also added tissue tape to the corners and inked. The image was coloured using a mix of Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used the same colours of Distress inks to catch the edge of the image so that she blended with it all. All of my embellishments - tickets and flowers were inked the same too.
I've been playing with different colour combos for hair and skin, many ended up in the bin - far too orange or yellow for my liking - but this look I like. I used Antique white & light fawn Flexmarkers, with sun kissed pink Promarker, I took my time to really work with these to blend them. I added a touch of Tea Rose Flexmarker to the cheeks and lips too. I'm particularly proud of the hair - my best effort yet I think - I wanted a blonde-brown colouring with different tones through it. So I worked with Ivory & Cocoa Promarkers & Brick Beige and Champagne Copics. Again taking my time to work them softly blending each area at a time.
So there - my first make in a few days - and do you know I'm pretty darned pleased with it!
Take care Zo xx