Thursday, January 31, 2013

First Color Along

So, if you're familiar with the Some Odd Girl community and blog (And if you're not, you should be. Go here - Some Odd Girl Community. Now. Please) then you know about her Live Color Alongs on UStream. Kristy usually ran them on Wednesday's at 1pm, which was swell, except I had to work and I wasn't able to join in. *Pouts* They frown upon setting aside work to color instead at my office. Lame. Anyhow, she recently started alternating an evening class, so I got to participate for the first time!

We did Under the Sea Mae in a series of lovely pinks. I learned some new texture techniques and had a lot of fun with the skin shading. Kristy offered a combination I'd never used before and it made for a very lovely tanned skin.

This was my result for the night.
I haven't made a card with her yet, but I can't wait to design something fun and flirtatious to go with the final colored piece. If you haven't joined the Live Color Alongs yet, I highly suggest it. You can find the one I took - Here

Friday, January 25, 2013

Some Odd Birthday

For my favorite couple, I made adorable cards using a couple Some Odd Girl images. The first was for my fellow baker buddy, Brenna. I used Baker Mae for the main image (Isn't she cute). Her dress is a combination of Y21-Y28 & BG53-BG57. I made the I Heart Cake banner in Photoshop and cut that, the backers and the continued chevron pattern on my Zing. (Seriously the best thing my husband has ever bought me. I love that he supports my habit...I mean hobby)

Her husband, Roman, has a birthday very close to Brenna's, so I thought it would be nice to make him a card too, even though usually the only guys I make cards for are my own husband and my family members, but I figured being the husband of my best friend makes Roman family, right? Totally. 

For Roman's card, I used 1920's Kody from Some Odd Girl.
I used YG91-YG99 to color his outfit and added a few matching brads and buttons. Roman raved over it, which was very touching. It's always nice to know that the cards you make will be kept and cherished.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mermaid Scales

As a Pisces, I have a bit of a fascination with water and the whimsical aspects associated with it. I'm especially fond of mermaids. The one over at Saturated Canary is one of my favorites.

I had a lot of fun coloring her, and to give her tail that extra scaly appearance, I used mica flakes. They are very tricky to work with, and you need to use gloves or you might cut yourself on the super thin pieces, but the effect was really neat. Experimenting is fun.

I used her on a birthday card I made for my friend, Dani, who is quite possibly more into aquatic life than even myself.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Girliest Card Ever

I recently joined a new fitness studio called The Bar Method. It's a ballet based fitness class that is extremely intense, but is supposed to do amazing things to tone and shape your body. We'll see. Anyway, the owner of the new location by me is actually a client of mine at work, so I was invited to the grand opening party and I wanted to make a congratulations card.

I'd been itching to use this insanely frilly Webster's Pages trim that is this ridiculous pink fur. I have a secret love for all things over the top feminine. Maybe I didn't have enough Barbies growing up....but either way, the card completely developed from that trim.

The image is Be Bold Be You Ballerina from Tiddly Inks, which seemed widely appropriate. I tried to stick with very ethereal pinks from the RV0 families with the occasional touch of RV23, RV25 & RV29 for my shadows.

The Sentiment is from Dancer at Some Odd Girl, and the result was easily the most girlie card I've ever made.