This project for the Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge blog reminder challenge turned out to be a challenge for me too. I’ve used Sherri Ann Baldy’s IMG 663. You can find it by clicking the image no.
When I first saw this image, I immediately got an idea of how to use her. However, that was a big challenge because the background was not transparent, so no matter how I twisted and turned the little lake image, her background would automatically block for some of the plants, and I felt they were necessary for the whole result. Her posture simply called for a “dipping toes in water” image to me.
I had two ladies spending their time and helping me figure this out (thanks to Karin van Eijk and Linda Williams), but in the end I found out that the Pixlr programme could erase the background (very time consuming), so now it’s done. And I’m pretty satisfied myself with how she turned out.
To me this project is all about summer, warm days and light colours. I really fell in love colouring her.
I have used the following Copic markers for the project:
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 and E04Nail: R27
Hair: E43, E11 and E21
Eyes: B18, B14 and B12
Trousers and T-shirt: BG49, BG45, BG01 and BG000
Skirt layer 1: YG63, YG03, YG00 and Y000
Skirt layer 2: Y11
Flowers in hair: YR23, RV55 and RV10
Water: B18, B14 and B12
Rock: C7, C5, C3 and C1
Plants: E18, E15, YG17 and YG03
Coots: YR14 and 100
Butterflies: E43, RV55, V04 and BV13
The coots are cut outs, which I coloured in, and so are all the butterflies. Other than that I put on home made roses in matching colours as embellishment.
I hope you like my project. Feel free to leave a message to let me know.
Be Happy Crafting!
I will enter her into these challenges: