Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shutterfly winners & a Vintage Angel ~

Hi there!  Sorry, I forgot to post the winners of my Shutterfly giveaway.  I didn't have much response, so out of the 4 commenters, the winners (picked via random.org) are numbers 3, 2 and 4.  That's Savannah O'GwynnAmanda Profumo and Julie E!  Congratulations, ladies!  Email me for your code for 25 free holiday cards from Shutterfly! 

Here's a card I made for iCopic sometime back.  Hope you enjoy and have a fabulous week! 

I have a card today that was inspired by a text sent from a stampy friend the other day.  She asked if you could color images stamped with other Memento inks besides Tuxedo Black, specifically Rich Cocoa.  Well, I was pretty sure that you could but I just had to try it out myself!  Plus, I just got my iCopic order the other day and had purchased E42 just to be able to do a sepia angel. 
Coloring an image in sepia tones is exactly like coloring in black and white.  I chose the lighter colors for her skin tones and halo (E41, E42 & E43) shading first with the darker colors and blending out with the lighter colors.  The 0 Colorless Blender was used to make it all come together without too harsh of lines.  Her dress and hair are done with the darker tones (E43, E44 & E49).  This was a little harder because there is such a gap between the 44 and 49, but I like the results all the same.  Her wings and ruffle of her dress have just a hint of E41.  As a last touch, I added some sparkle with a clear glitter pen on her wings and halo. 
After cutting her out with a large plain nestabilitie die, I used a 0.03 Copic Multiliner to trace the inner circle leaving just a slight gap to add a few black pearls.  These sepia tones really match well with kraft paper, which I love!  This paper is from a retired Stampin' Up! set from eons ago.  This little ditty is finished off with some natural twine, a black button and a couple larger pearls framing the sentiment. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!  Have a great weekend!!  :o) lyss

Copics {0 Colorless Blender, E41, E42, E43, E44, E49}     Edited to Add: I forgot to mention this...in case it isn't obvious, the angel is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and is from The Greeting Farm's Naughty or Nice set.

3 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

Julie E said...

Such warm browns! Thanks too - I really loved the cards last year!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOOH! This is GORGEOUS Alyssa! WOW! LOVE the warm tones on this!