Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Some Odd Girl Monthly Challenge


I'm practicing my Italian (courtesy of Babelfish) because in 7 months and 6 days I'll be leaving on a jet plane to go to Tuscany on vacation. I can hardly wait! I'm all wiggly with excitement. To work off some of that energy I made a card for the Some Odd Girl monthly challenge

I colored Unicorn Mae using a new skin combination   E52, 53, 55, 57.  I wanted a dusky, horsey centaur-esque (even though she is a unicorn) look to the image.  I really like how it turned out
For her hair I used B41 and C3, 5, 7, 9, and 100.  Her clothes were in the BGs (dusky ones again keeping with the theme): 72, 75, 78.

For her legs I used W1, 3, 5, 7 and BG000 to give her a little bluish hint (since that also was an emerging theme :) )

For the paper I used Cosmo Crickets Salt Air designer deck, kraft, and Ocean Tides (PTI). The sentiment was from Fillable Frames #8 stamped in Real Red. The button is from SU! and the banner was cut using the Fishtail Stax and Layers from MFT

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

2 year, 2 month and 2 day anniversary

My good friend Rachel got married on 10/10/10.  I made peacock themed invitations and other paper goods for the wedding.  Last year on Rachel and Mike's 1 year, 1 month and 1 day anniversary (11/11/11) I made this card

This year on 12/12/12 they will get this card for their 2 year, 2 month and 2 day anniversary

and then I'm out (Now if there was a 13th month I'd continue this little trend, but 1/13/13 just doesn't have the coolness factor :))

I used the November Sketch For You To Try with vintage damask paper from The Paper Studio (Poetic Postcards pack), Ocean tides and White card stock (PTI) and Peacock Kaylee from SoG
I knew the first time I saw this digi that I wanted to make an anniversary card with it.  I was more than a little intimidated by the coloring but asked for some tips from my Created From Color Basic Coloring class instructor who dazzled me with her release day project.  She sent me the copic list and after completing the class I didn't feel quite so intimidated anymore.

Copics used (via Melissa Andrew)
outfit:  BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78 and E40, E41, E42, E44, E49 and a bit of BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99
skin: E000, E00, E11 
lips and cheeks: R20

For the lace I used a bit of C6 various ink refill and custom dyed some white lace.  I actually got a big stash of lace (some hand-crocheted) from Rachel after her grandmother passed away a few years ago.  I love using that bit of nostalgia on cards for her.  

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