Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Candy Cane Catastrophe

Have you ever made a card, then wondered what went wrong when it was all finished?  I'm my worst critic.  My family will tell you that the first thing I do when I show them a project is point out all of the mistakes.  

I love the main image on this card.  It a fun stamp by Saturated Canary.   She has such a sweet face!  This image was a lot of fun to color.  It provided lots of challenges with small spaces.  Her dress required lots and lots of blending!!  I was so excited about how the folds turned out on her dress.  I love her stockings!  I wish I could color myself a pair.  These are all positives right?   So what happened....
 I had no idea what to do with her once I finished coloring her.  I experimented with lots of ideas.  The biggest issue was the colors I used didn't match any of the card stocks I had on hand.  I have been inspired by others who have made all white cards.  That didn't end well. After hours of creating.... and a very patient, encouraging husband looking at every draft.... this is the final result.  The end result isn't horrible... the journey was painful.   I'm not giving up!   I think will color another Candy Cane Girl and create another chapter in her story.  

Copics used:
Red: R29, R24, R59
Grey: C5, C3, C2, C0
Green: YG01, YG05, YG07, YG09, G17 (took lots and lots of blending)
Skin: E00, E000, E11, BV00
Hair: E30, E33, E35 E37

1 comment:

  1. I forbid you from using the term "catastrophe" in anyway associated to this card! It is amazing! You are super talented girl!!