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.


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!