Saturday, 31 July 2010

Strawberry Girl

Hello all! I'm sorry I've been MIA for a few days - just soooo much to do at the moment and, unfortunately, I haven't yet found a way to squeeze more hours into my days! Life has simply got in the way of my crafting this week and, of course, I have quite a few design team cards to work on at the moment so I also have stuff made that I can't post yet!

Today's project is my Mo's Dream Team weekly card and my entry for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is a sketch challenge this week, set by the mega-talented Dawny P of Pink Piggy.

(Dawny's sketches are some of the best you'll find in Blogland, I promise, and she has her own sketch blog, Simply Sketches, if you're in need of sketch inspiration.  You should also check out Dawny's blog, Pink Piggy - you won't be disappointed.)

So here's my take on the sketch:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Strawberry Girl'

Papers: A selection from October Afternoon

Other: Ticket - made by me; charm, flowers, buttons, etc., from stash.

Actually, the flowers are made up from a big bag of mulberry paper petals that I bought around three years ago from Lakeland Plastics, who used to sell crafty supplies at one time.  Heavens knows how may petals there are altogether - but three years on I'm still using them up!

Isn't she a sweet little darling?  I love her strawberry-shaped bag - how cute is that?!  Unfortunately, the closeup photograph is a little dark - obviously didn't process it properly - and the colours are supposed to be like the ones in the main picture.  Oh hum - gotta get me some photography lessons sorted. 

Anyway, coloured her up with my Copics, of course, and added some 'glow' with my Prismas (watch out for the tutorial).  I also added some little flowers around her feet, mainly to try to disguise a horrible pink blob that had appeared from somewhere (probably from my Copics when I took the lid off too quickly!).  Still, it adds a certain something!

Although I love Dawny's sketch, I don't think I've really made the most of it, but I think this was because my mojo has a touch of summer cold and wasn't really feeling like playing at the time.  I should really have embossed the background cream, to give a bit of texture rather than colour.  Oh well, next time maybe.

Yup, it's not only my mojo that has a summer cold - I'm sniffing and sneezing like crazy today and, just between you and me, not even being surrounded by my stash has got me in the mood.  Still, that's how it goes sometimes - hopefully my mojo will come home soon.

Have a good weekend and don't forget to watch out for my first Karen's Doodes DT post on Monday!

Happy crafting.

1 comment:

  1. oh peri, your card is great and the coloration looks fantastic.
    big hugs, bea


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