What a great weekend here!
My sweet friend’s baby shower was today and, as with most baby showers, we search registries, pick out toys, outfits, oh yes, diapers too! Lots of diapers actually! But not this time! My friend asked me to create her little girl a nursery decoration instead — oh, what an honor! Since her husband is in the military, the theme was jungle with browns and greens keeping the little girl still sweet and girly. After days of considerations, I chose Make It Crafty’s Lulu Swing image and already had a royalty free stock image for the background.
As I started to work on the images a few days ago, I was invited to join Alyce’s first ever Kit and Clowder Design Team! Pinch me, because I certainly cannot believe this! Honestly, everything I know about coloring is because of Alyce, who I’ve admired, listened to, practiced with and became good friends with. Counting my blessings for sure! I hope you too can join our Kit and Clowder Group on Facebook and the Kit and Clowder Online Coloring Community where we can chat, share our work and take the classes as well.
And what a successful launch of this new group on Facebook, already 470+ members just in a couple of days and counting. But wait! I still had my image to finish Friday night! So back to my crafting room for a moment!
How did I create this card?
First of all, had to do a little PhotoShop magic: some bows just had to go! Then I placed Lulu on the Swing in my Silhouette Studio software, outlined and cut out the image by Silhouette Portrait cutter.
I also placed Lulu on the Swing over my background image and printed the entire piece together. Next I colored Lulu and everything on her swing with Copic C7 on the background piece to help my 3D look even further (photo below). Then I colored Lulu on the swing and assembled the pieces placing actual rope under the swing just for a little something extra fun! Lulu is sitting on foam squares to life away from the background.
And the end result is a signed greeting card inside a frame. I also created the baby’s name, cut out and placed onto the matting area, just not showing here for privacy reasons. I cannot wait to meet you, little baby girl! Be good to your sweet mama, daddy and big brother too!
Please remember that I am always happy to personalize my artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!
I am also posting more detailed photos below, please check them out too.
The Copic markers I used:
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E74, E49
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Dress: R81, R83, R85, R89
Trees: E11, E13, E15, E18, E43, E47
Green: YG03, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67, G99
Sky: B000, B00, B01, B02
I’m entering her in the following challenges (not entered to all listed, some challenge I’m just keeping so I can remember to check the wonderful artworks):
– Make it Crafty Challenge# 7