Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tiddly Inks Challenge #43 - Picture me
Although I often feel like I make my cards too simple and am always so impressed by what everyone does. I am really proud of this challenge. First of all because it must be a struggle for many as here it is Thursday night and I don't see any post. It may be simple but I think I nailed this challenge!
I started by coloring the background of my image. I took chalks and started out with pink, then I put finger smudges in a light purple and then a few in dark purple. I picked the image Always the Flower Girl. Perfect name for this challenge also. I colored it in using copic markers. I did use a little more E11 to give her skin just a little more peach to it. As you see by the picture it had a very soft feel so that was what I was going for, using pinks and purples.
After I colored it in it was time to figure out what shape I was going to cut this out as. Round was where I was thinking for the image, but did I want to do 2 simple circles? I decided to make the card as a lace circle. Early on I was thinking I would make little tissue paper balls and put around the circle, but after I cut the lace circle I realized that it would cover too much of the lace look, so I went back to something my folks did in the 70's. They use to make piñata’s all the time for events we were in (i.e. school stuff, scouts, etc.) Not like the cheap ones they make today. But they would take news paper and rap a balloon and then when that had all dried they would take little square tissues twisted on the tip of a pencil then push it onto the piñata. So I tried that and then I put another one on top of that and another on top of that and the next thing I new I made a cute little tissue paper flower. So I made one in pink, purple and silver gray, and decided I needed a little some in the middles so I pulled out my gems. I put one in the middle of each flower and then put 3 on the other side, but I knew you can never go wrong with adding a little bling. I then decided I should make it look like some sort of leaf type of thing so I cut a swirl and put that on top of the card over lapping the picture and put my flowers on top.
I hope you enjoyed my attempt this week. I am very happy with how well it turned out.