Sunday, August 18, 2013

Magic Mike Merman

I am in love with this card! This is Merman Kody from the Some Odd Girl digi line. He was all abs and saucy smirks and I knew I had to color him! I loved the gills and the fin areas on his arm and I wanted to play off of that and give him some scale patterns all over.

You can't really see it in the picture (Frustrating) but all the papers are super iridescent, which I thought fit the underwater theme pretty well, like sunlight on a bubble or a shimmering seashell. I tried to continue that reflective quality in the trident against his scales. I drew out both wave patterns and cut them on my Zing. (Best birthday gift EVER! My Husband just GETS me!)

The little guy to the right and the sentiment are from the Some Odd Girl Under the Sea Mae clear stamp collection.

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E01, E04, E11, E97
Hair & Tail: BG70, BG72 BG75, BG78, BG53 & BG57
Seahorse: YR65, YR68, YR16, YR18

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Some Odd Birthday Card

I've been in a bit of a design slump lately, and then to top it off, I managed to get my annual hit of strep throat (Boo) which made it even harder for me to drag myself into the studio. To kind of ease back into things, I took the advise of some of the Oddies over at the Some Odd Girl Ning and did a little reorganizing of my space and the ever growing amount of papers and bits and bobs. I also started thinking about what birthdays I have coming up and I remembered this awesome Ustream I watched where Kristi colored Big Wishes Mae by using a birthday candle as the only light source....and BLAM! I had a project. *Cheers*

Copic Colors Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, RV95, R12
Hair: E21, E32, E25, E27, V99, YR30, YR31
Cake: RV52, RV63, RV66, BG75, BG23
Clothes: BG75, BG78
Light Colors: YR30, YR31
Shadow Colors: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29

The trick was to make everything close to the candle super highlighted and to darken everything from there. I like how she turned out.

If I had it to do over, I think I'd go back over the outside area with the chisel edge again.

 Here is the finished card! I used new Fancy Pants Trendsetter papers (I love all their new paper sets!) and some really fun Webster's Pages trim.

It's going to be a fun birthday card for my boss at work. I think the quote on it is perfect. 'A girl should be two things: Classy & Fabulous!' is just perfect for her.