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.


  1. This turned out awesome! I'm not gonna lie, a little in awe of your coloring talent- just stunning :) Glad you found your missing mojo...hugs, Katie

    1. Thank you so much!! It was a huge relief to get some inspiration

  2. The way you lit up her face is fantastic!! Wonderful coloring!! Thanks for joining the SOG challenge!!

  3. Wow!! I love the way you colored this!! I haven't given the "glow" a try yet, yours is awesome! Thanks for joining us at SOG this month!! :-)

  4. Mind blowing coloration!!! Totally realistic 3D-Effect by perfect shadow setting... WOW, outstanding!