Happy Tuesday Everyone! Well I sure hope you're having a great week! Life is back to normal in our house. I'm still a little tired from my cold but feeling much better. On Wednesday, we have a lunch seminar that we're putting on for clients and prospects so I'm preparing a bit for that. I don't often meet with clients, so I have to look my best. Wish I could have gotten the roots colored this week! I'll have to improvise.
So it looks like they're having a bit of fun over at Friday Sketchers. They have a challenge this week using a sketch by Claudia. Not only is hers one of my favorite blogs to visit, but she is on the Magnolia-licious DT. Her creations are fabulous and I'm in awe of each and every one of them. Anyway, I thought I would try my hand at her sketch this week, since I haven't entered a challenge in a while.
This is what I came up with...
I did things a little backwards this time...well at least for me. I was moving along as normal...I selected my image, #313 Happy Tilda, which you can get at my favorite store, Magnolia-licious. I seem to have, once again, selected an out-of-stock image. Just drop Diana a line and she'll get the image for you. Sorry about that! Anyway, I picked out my dp's which are from the BG Wisteria collection - love it! And then....I took a detour. I usually color my image next, but this time I worked on my layout and picked out embellishments. I guess it's just an odd day. Anyway, cs is by SU, per usual. The ribbon is just by-the-yard from the craft store. The doily is actually from a restaurant named Red Robin. It was under my drink, unblemished and I thought it could be useful. I guess it was! The flowers are by Prima and the butterfly is from SCACD - it was a freebie with a purchase a while back. I created the sentiment in MS Word and printed it. I then cut it with a SU punch. Finally, I Stickled the trim on Tilda's outfit as well as the center of the flowers.
With these photos, I tried to show the dimension and layering. I love layers. They make for a much more interesting card.
To color Tilda, I used a combination of Copic markers on her skin and hair, and watercolor with distress inks on her clothes. I was actually planning on coloring the entire image with Copics, but I bought the new Ranger Distress Ink colors the other day and wanted to give them a try. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
I hope you have a terrific day. Try to find some time to color.
Ciao for now,