Friday, 13 March 2015

Project for my sister

Hi there,

Some of you might already have seen this project on Facebook, but I'd like to put it in here too.

Earlier this week I made this cover page for my little sisters choir binder. She has an overall black choir binder with all her music in, and I thought I'd make it a bit festive for her, and asked if I could colour something for her cover.

I came up with this:

I found a note sheet on the internet and used that for my base (very appropriate, I thought). Using WordArt I added the text at the top and at the bottom of the page.

The notes are from a die my friend, Susanne, has.

I've used the digi stamp called "CorinneCallaLilly" by Simply B Stamps. I love this stamp, but miss a suitable male image to go with her, as it's a mixed choir, my sister's in.

I've multiplied the digi, mirror imaged her and multiplied that as well. The lineup sort of just happened by itself.

I had to convert the digi into a png.file, which I did in my Xara programme (Thanks for telling me that was possible, Linda Williams) and I was then able to layer the digi this way.

Everything is on one page and only the notes are 3D.

I didn't know at first whether to colour the dresses in one colour only, in three colours (matching right and left) or each digi in her own colour. So practise wise I'm glad I chose the latter just to experiment with the colours.

I've used a mixture of Promarkers and Copics for the digis and finished with a White Derwent pencil as final highlight on the dresses.

Colours used:

Hair: E118. E15, E13, E11, Y21 and YR23 in various combinations
Skin: Spice, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Satin, Sand dune and Soft Peach
Purple dress: Black, V09, V06,  V04, V01 and V000
Green dress: Black, Olive green, Moss, Lime Green, and Lime Zest
Blue dress: Black, Midnight Blue, Indigo Blue, True Blue and Sky Blue
Brown dress: Black, E18, Burnt Sienna, E15, Cinnamon and Tan
Teal dress: Black, Marine, Turquoise, Frosted Jade and Oasis
Red dress: Black, Burgundy, Crimson, Berry Red and Lipstick Red

I'm totally overwhelmed by all the nice comments this project has received on Facebook, and I want to give credit to the "Skin and Hair" & the "Clothes" class by Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder. If it wasn't for these classes, I'd never have been able to colour this project.

I hope you like it too, and please, feel free to leave a message here.

Be happy crafting!  (I know I am)


  1. stunning colouring and gorgeous card Kirsten
    Gr Karin

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  3. This is such great idea. I love how you layered all of the images. Thanks for sharing with us and playing along with our Anything goes Saturday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

  4. Fabulous colouring! You did an amazing job!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!