Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

Whiff of Joy is having a Guest Designer call. Their images are so fun to color that I couldn’t resist making a submission. I decided to take a more clean and simple approach to this card in order to let the image and my coloring really stand out.

I colored Willow with Copics and masked her with Eclipse tape. I used Mother Mark’s cloud tutorial for my sky & just lightly sponged the grey to give a hint of a sidewalk. I also used a blender pen to darken the grey around Willow and give her a bit of a shadow.

Danielle asked how I cut the frame. Using my paper cutter, I cut across the top from the outside towards the umbrella stopping just before I reached the umbrella. Then on the right side I cut from the bottom up towards the umbrella stopping just before I reached the umbrella. I used my paper snips to cut the top of the umbrella out. When I matted the image on black, there was a corner of black hanging out from under the top of the umbrella so I just snipped off the corner of the black mat. Hope that helps.

Stamps: Whiff of Joy Willow with Umbrella
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Black, Papertrey White, GP 110
Ink: Bashful Blue, Going Grey, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Ribbon from Michaels, Martha Stewart Scallop Dot punch, blender pen, white gel pen

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


JenMarie said...

Adorable! Gorgeous coloring!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful! Love that border punch, too!

Danielle said...

How did you do the frame? If I may ask?

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I wish you the best of luck- not that you need luck.....Your coloring is outstanding- I love the image. TFS

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Best of luck Michelle! They would be lucky to have you! I love WOF images!

Lisa Foster said...

Good Gracious!!! This is incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!! Best of luck for the WOJ GDT call...Your card is fabulous and so is your amazing coloring!

Lori said...

Drop dead gorgeous card Michelle!!!

TesaB said...

Stunning card! Fab coloring and that framing is fantastic. Good luck on the call!!!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous Michelle!! I've got my fingers crossed for you!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful colorization as usual!! Love it!

Barbara said...

I love the card. The coloring is great.