Thursday, February 24, 2011

Easter Blossoms Girl

Ever since I saw the Easter Blossoms stamp set in the Occasions Mini, I thought, what if  I inked that delightful little girl in colors instead of a silhouette?

The other night, I experimented a bit.  This is what I came up with......

By inking the stamp with markers, I was able to have a real girl!  I'll have to admit, the first one went in the trash, but the second try made me happy.

First, I imagined the features on the girl and used markers to color those features.  Then I huffed, and puffed too for good measure, and stamped her on some Whisper White.  I added some little curls with the More Mustard marker and touched up some of the flesh tones and the face with the Blush Blossom marker.

I used the BIG GUY and the Ovals die to cut the image with the largest oval.

Then I pulled out an old stamp set.  I think it was the first SU stamp set I bought.  It's called Watercolor Minis and I used one of the stamps to do the leaves around the edge.  By the way, there is a set in the Occasions Mini, Baby Blossoms, that reminds me a lot of this set.

I used my non SU shape cutter to cut some larger ovals to frame the design.

Ta Da! The finished card!

No challenges, just some fun.  I hope I can do it again, but if not, I have a card for our Emmy.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms, Watercolor Minis
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, SU Markers (More Mustard, Blush Blossom, Marina Mist, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz)
Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Big Shot, Ovals Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, White Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls



Ellen said...

Wow! Impressive coloring job :)

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Bonnie! What a great idea. You did a super job giving a sweet face and details to that sweet silhouette. Beautiful!

Benzi said...

My goodness..Bonnie, you did a fantastic job with that silhouette. I love the leaves around the edges, too. Wow! Plus, the card is just as sweet as can be.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Bonnie. You have done a wonderful job with this little girl.

Doris said...

This card was really worth all that extra effort--congratulations!

GCgirl said...

Arent't you clever! Great job on coloring this adorable girl :0)