Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Four Challenges!

Hello crafty friends!

Abby here, with another card for you.

This is my card for:

CMC- Anything goes with a girly twist
Crazy 4 Challenges- Stitches
Kraftin' Kimmie - Stitches
MarkerPop - color in black and white/sepia

Funny story, I had my focal image all colored up and was very pleased with it.  I was going to enter it in Kimmie's challenge from last weekend (polka dots), but wouldn't you know, we cleaned the craft room and now I can't find anything! Including my focal image! So, I colored another one.  oh well, she'll turn up eventually.

I have to say, this isn't my favorite card that I have ever made.  There's just too much going on.  But I felt like I had to keep adding some thing because it just wouldn't look right.  I think it really has to do with the direction the focal image girl is looking.  she leads your eyes right off the card, and there wasn't really anything I could do to bring it back. Oh well, live and learn.  I am satisfied with my copic coloring, however. I enjoyed trying a different technique.  I also stamped her in Memento London Fog to give the lines a softer look and she's stamped on xpress it blending card (by far my favorite copic paper). Her dress is paper pieced with authentique paper.

Well, I think thats all for tonight.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Marker Pop Challenge #3/Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #137

The Marker Pop Challenge was to color an image in black and white or sepia tones.  I chose to color my focal image in black and white.  The Krafin' Kimmie element of the challenge was to use dots...dots on everything!

I used my Copic markers to color this image and I've got to say, this is one of the more challenging images I have ever colored and I really enjoyed it! I hope you do as well!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

MarkerPop/Kraftin Kimmie challenge!

Hello all,

I decided to make a card this weekend to enter into two different challenges, the MarkerPop color hair challenge and the Kraftin' Kimmie favorite stamp challenge!

Here is my card for the challenges:

I decided to use Alice, from the Alice in Wonderland KKS stamp set because she has all that LONG FLOWING hair and the Alice in Wonderland set is my ABSOLUTE favorite KKS set!  I had SO much fun coloring it!  I used my favorite copic artist's (Melanie Holtz) blog as inspiration for the colors to use for her hair.  I would have loved to experiment with the blues that Melanie used as well, but I didn't have them...:( time to make a new Copic order!

Alice was stamped on XPress It blending card with Memento Tuxedo black ink and the colors I used were as follows:

Hair: E50, Y21, Y23, E31, E33, E35, E59
Skin: E000, E11, E13
Dress: BG0000, BG05, BG02, BG07, BG09, E33, E35, C00, C3

The patterned paper is from Authentique and the brads are Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby.

Taking cues from Melanie, I made Alice's pupil a little bigger and gave her blue iris'. The reflection points in her eyes were made with a white Pentel RSVP pen, much easier I find, than the Copic opaque white.

Well, that's all I have for today!  Dad and I are training to run a 5K in February, and I suppose I have to get up now to go jog.  hmph.


Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

This week's challenge is to create a card from your favorite Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.  That one is really easy for me!  Drucilla was my first Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and she has remained my favorite for a few years!

I created this card using the Drucilla stamp and paper pieced her dress to match the background.  I colored her using my Copic markers and then cut the image and the sentiment using my Spellbinders dies and inked the edges before removing the die.  Ooooh, so many of my favorites in one card.  I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 135

I am finally back to participating in Kraftin' Kimmie's weekly challenges!  Lucy is one of my favorite Kimmie stamps so I chose her as the focal image.  This week's challenge was to create a white on white card.  This is quite a challenge for me since I love color.  I started by double embossing white cardstock creating an interesting background and leaving a smooth center for stamping Lucy.  I colored Lucy using my Copic markers and then mounted the focal image to a black layer and white card base.  Not bad for being away from coloring for a couple of months.  :)  I resisted adding any embellishments to the card so the focal image would not be overpowered.

Thanks for looking!