Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Papercraft Star Challenge #54
I had a totally different card planned for this weeks Papercraft Star challenge, but I just couldn't get it to work so I just started from scratch--new sketch, new images.
This cute little mermaid and her shell are some of Make It Crafty's wonderful digi stamps. I colored her and her clam shell boat with Copic markers. A clam shell probably wouldn't make a very good boat, but I wanted her floating so it became her mode of transportation.
I found a new group of sketches that I just love and one of them had some layering at the bottom that looked very much like a beach and waves. That's when the fun began. I rarely ever use vellum and don't know why because it's colors are so soft and muted. Love that! Anyway, I wanted the water to be soft and I dug out my folder of vellum sheets and luckily had some soft water colors in there. The base layer is white and I did some chalking on it using a piece of cardstock cut into a cloud shape as a mask. The chalking is very subtle, but looks wonderful IRL.
I still need more practice with coloring hair, but it's a little better and overall I'm pretty happy with how Cordelia turned out.
So, check out the photo inspiration pic on my sidebar for this weeks challenge and let's see what you can do with those colors and a beachy/summer theme. Get your projects linked up by 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday.
Be on the look out for some exciting news tomorrow from Papercraft Star.
I'd like to enter this little cutie into the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog--beach theme
Clear It Out--use old supplies, anything goes (old paper stack and vellum, the shells are from my stash that were collected in Puerto Rico 26 years ago!)
Paper Minutes--blue, brown, beige
The Stamping Boutique--cool colors
Lexi's Creations--at the beach
Designed 2 Delight--beach/tropical or summer themed
Fussy and Fancy--summer
Have a great week!
Papers: Vellum, Bazzill, Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic X-Press It Blending card
Stamp: Make It Crafty "Clam Shell" and "Cordelia the mermaid"
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
hair E31, E35, YR20
clothing/tail B000, BGO1, BGO2, BGO5, BGO7, G40
shells E40, E41, E43, R000, R00, R11, R12
Tools: Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch around the page set
Miscellaneous: Celebrate It ribbon, flowers and shells from my stash, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks, Pearl Perfect Pearls, Kaisercraft pearls