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Friday, January 15, 2010

Wait! Can I see???

Isn't that little ballerina cuuute ;)

This image called out to me as soon as I saw it! The little girl reminds me of my inquisitive 21 month old who thinks she's a big girl LOL ;) I also know exactly who this card is for -it's sooo perfect!

An it's my first real easel card, from this tutorial SCS Making an easel card

A bit of paper pleating, finger knife trimming and pop dots did the trick ;)

My focus was colouring different skin tones with my Copic markers; you'll see from left to right:

  • Mixed or Native - Skin: E00, E31, Hair: E57, E35, E31, Dress: YG11, TG06
  • Asian - Skin:E31, E51, Hair: 100, E29, E57, Dress: YR02, YR07
  • Caucasian - Skin:E50, E51, E00, Hair:E31, E51, E00, Y21, Dress: B00, BG01, BG45, BG49
  • African - Skin:E11, E31, E35, E57, Hair:E57, E29, Dress: BV00, BV01, V17
  • Little girl - Skin: E31, E11, E00, Hair: E29, E57, E35, Dress: RV10, RV32, RV34
  • Tights: RV10
  • Shoes: RV11, C1
  • Shading and floor: C1, C5
  • Airbrushed background: RV11, C5

I'll tell you it took a lot of trial and error mixing the few colours I have to come up with two or three tones to shade the skin tones and the African one took the longest to get just right but I love how she turned out. I put a pink tights RV10 overlay on all their legs after they were coloured and shaded. Not too happy with the ground, but the airbrushing and colourless blender helped a bit. I have a bit of work ahead of me in expanding my skin-tone options going forward.

Take a look at the back of my card, you can certainly see thorough this card stock weight how much ink I had to use to blend my African skin tone, and some of the darker colours.

And I made my own envelope with a 12x12 sheet to match and just folded it and basically "winged it" as I folded and cut until I got it the way I wanted. I softened the flap with my corner rounder.

Wait! Can I see?
Stamps: Big Girl's Class, Just Rite stamps
Paper: Neenah white cardstock, misc from my stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, my computer printer
Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic airbrush, Nestabilities Classic Circle and scalloped circle, QK Revolution, scor-pal, scor-pal mat, Fiskars finger knife, CM Straight cutter, CM corner rounder, Stickles - Crystal, foam squares, EZ Runner adhesive, Elmers Rubber Cement,
Challenges:Copic coloring of Ethnic Skin Tones, PCP Phindy's Place - something new and different challenge, Just Magnolia - Paper Pleating

Resources: SCS Making an easel card

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  1. Wow this card is just fab :). Like you I made an easel card, but you've got all those brilliant different skin tones and your image and colouring are wonderful

  2. awesome card..great for the challenge at Copic Creations! Glad u joined us!

  3. What a great easel card! Love your coloring and the ribbon treatment! TFS!

  4. awesome card design! love the pleated paper and wonderful ethnic skin coloring!
    Pam Going Postal

  5. What a darling card, and you did a great job on your skin-tones coloring. That's a great image. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

  6. Wow, I love your card! What an adorable image and you've colored it just perfect. Love all the details you added. Thanks for joining us at the Copic Creations Challenge! hugz, Mary



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