Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Friend...

Hi All!  Remember when I told you that I'd been on a Some Odd Girl coloring kick?  Well here's another cutie that made it onto a card- her name is Wishes and she's one of my favorite fairies that Kristy has in her shop.  I've actually had her for a few weeks and hadn't inked her up yet but when I stumbled across the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 paper pad by American Crafts I just knew that she would have to be the image that I paired with these soft and pretty papers!  Once I had her all colored up with my Copics I started the task of putting my card together and I must say this was not the easiest card I've ever done but I'm pretty pleased with the end result- even if it did take me a bit to get there, lol.  I used the sketch from the Some Odd Girl challenge and it was a great starting point...but when I went to grab embellishments I ended up with all these fabulous things on the desk all around me but nothing seemed to fit just right...and you know what finally did it?  The little, and I mean little, tweak that made the card all of a sudden make sense?  All I did was tilt the sentiment!  Who knew the whole creative process could hinge on something as small as that!  I actual feel quite silly as I type it out...but I've definitely learned that if you've reached a creative dead end just start moving all the puzzle pieces around and you just might find your way :)  Well, enough babbling on my end- I hope you enjoy!

Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21, R30, BV34
Hair: R30, R20, R21, R22, BV34
Clothes: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, BG78, W5, Y11, Y17

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Some Odd Girl- Sketch
Crafty Catz- Spots
Card Makin' Mamas- No digi's
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts, Bazzill; DP- Dear Lizzy Neapolitan; Metal Corner- American Crafts; Flowers- Prima, Webster's; Metal Lock- Momento; Pins, Gems and sentiment- my stash

16 comments:

Louise said...

Wow, Katie!
Such a cool idea to make her hair pink! I don't think I would ever have thought of that ;) And the way you did it then..absolutely delish!
Her dress is awesomely colored too!
And of course you're right! Those soft papers looks smashing togheter with her :)

Hugs!

Jill said...

Oh Katie, how cute is this!!
I just adore the colouring and you made her hair looks just fantastic!
Love the embellishment (even if it took you a while to get it right and I totally recognize the feeling!)and the sentiment was made for it! :)
Have a wonderful weekend my friend
Hugs

Emma said...

OOoh Katie, this looks AMAZING! I hate those cards that just seen to take forever to come together, so many times I have a card just sit on my desk for days and then it's like you said, you just change one small element and then you just love that card in the end...haha! Anyway, I just LOVE your coloring! It is always so much fun to come and see your beautiful creations!

Sharon said...

Love your card Katie. Such a cute image and love the papers. Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly. Love Sharon. (GDT). x

Jenny said...

Soooo lovely and all the little added 'bits' are fabulous! xoxo

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Katie. Beautiful coloring and love what you did with her wings! Great tip on moving things around....works wonders sometimes. Have a great weekend. Pat K.x

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!

Angie said...

Beautiful as always! Miss seeing you in the store...

Annette said...

aww this is so sweet...Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl..

June Nelson said...

Wow this is gorgeous love it huggies june xxxx

lindyloo said...

wow simply gorgeous
thank you for playing along with us this week at crafty catz
linda x

Jacqueline said...

Nice Card and what a lovely image! You coloured her so well. Thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge! Jacqueline (GDT - Papertake Weekly)

Arabella said...

This is awesome Katie! I love how you have done the wings and your colour scheme is beautiful! The tilted sentiment looks great too!

Thanks so much for playing along with our July sketch challenge at Some Odd Girl!

Arabella

Angela said...

Wow, pretty card with amazing coloring! Glad your image made it onto a card....

ahlers5 said...

Gorgeous. your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week.
Diane

uksharon said...

Great sentiment and colouring.
So glad you could join us at CMM's this week.
Best wishes, Sharon