Sunday, October 2, 2011

Charity's Hope

Hi All!  I'm back with the second image from the special Pink Ribbon Day release over at Tickled Pink Stamps!  I'm pleased to be showing off sweet little Charity today :)  I just love her curly hair and that gorgeous ribbon she's holding high.  When I was working through what kind of layout I was going to have for this card I was thinking that I was going to use different sizes of the same die with my papers- only once I sent the paper thru my Big Shot things just weren't looking the way I'd been imaging so I was kinda just sitting there glancing around my desk for some inspiration and saw the 'negative space' leftover paper from using the die and the imaginary light bulb that you see in cartoons went on over my head- and trust me this really doesn't happen all that often and even when it does it tends to be a low voltage bulb so I figured I'd better roll with it while it was shining relatively brightly :)  Anyway, it looked kinda like a frame so that's actually how I used it- as a frame or border for the card.  I quite like the effect so I'm going to try and keep that in mind the next time I'm struggling for a layout.  I didn't embellish too much because I loved Charity as a little bit bigger of an image so she fit perfectly center stage on the card.  Now trust me when I say that you're most definitely going to want to hop on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog if you haven't already been and get a good look at the other amazing projects that the rest of the girls have come up with- they truly are inspiring :)



Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes: R21, R32, R35, R37, W0, W5, W7
Ribbon: R32, R35, R37

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts; DP- Authentique Uncommon; Flowers- Prima; Metal Tag- Tim Holtz; Ribbon- Pebbles; Distress Ink- Pumice Stone; Heart Stick Pins- my stash

4 comments:

Louise said...

Hi sweetie!
Wow, blow me away everytime with that lush colouring of yours! You really know how to keep main focus on the image even though you have added some really delish papers and detail :)
Hugs

Jill said...

What a great card and like always, since I entered your blog for the first time, you knock my socks off with your colouring! It's stunning!!
Great papers and embellishments too and this image is just so cute
Wishing you a great sunday Katie :)
Big hugs
Jill

Lindsey Wood said...

Oh so cute! I love that image! She looks so triumphant! I love the flowers and the die cut frames looks awesome!

Johanna said...

Hi Katie! I didn't manage to leave you a comment before. Hoping this one goes through... I just wanted to tell you that I really love your work! Your coloring with copics are just stunning!!!
Warm greetings from chilly Finland :o)
<3 Johanna