Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Monday, February 28, 2011

Birthday wishes

Can you believe it, it's the last day of February? Where does the time go? I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Myself, feeling a bit under the weather, very sore throat, but slowly getting better.

I had an order for a couple of birthday cards last week, and this was one of the ones I whipped up one night - yes I whipped it up, she ordered on tuesday for pickup on thursday if possible.  I rarely ever say 'no' (to making cards that is!).

I just love the Chichiboulie fairie series from Stamping Bella, and still have a few that haven't seen ink, so I pulled out Patricia Birthdaycake.

I stamped Patricia onto bella's bestest papers and coloured her with both copics and pencils. For the skin tones I used copic #'s E000, E00, E01, E11, for the dress I used R000, and for the wings I used YG000.  I then finished colouring her with my Caran d'ache pencils and blended with gamsol. If you wondering why I used both copics and pencils - I found that by doing a base coat in a very light copic colour it seems to help with adding the pencil colours.  Since the base coat is already down I don't have to pull the pencil colour as far down into the area I'm coloring, and the pencils seem to blend well with the copic base. I don't always start with Copics, I just thought I would give it a try, but I do like it, and will do it again.
I used some s/binder dies to cut her out as well as the layers behind her. DP is from Memory Box.  I did a rolled flower for my accent along with some punched out leaves using a Martha Stewart punch.  Added some glitter to the flower as well as her wings and cake.
So there you have it!

Enjoy the rest of your day, and thanks for stopping by.  See you on Wednesday with another card.



Carla Murphy said...

This is such a WOW card Pauline! Your colouring and blending with both copics & pencils is incredible. Pretty rolled flower too. =)

Dana White said...

Pauline this is so sweet - fantastic job colouring this one!!

Gabriela said...

Pauline - I'm swooning over your little Chichiboulie. Your work is simply divine.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Simply gorgeous the soft colours... so delicate and your flower is absolutely lovely....

LindaH said...

wow! wish i could work that good under pressure! this is gorjus...too bad i missed it up close and personal.