Sunday, March 15, 2015

Do Your Own Thing, Jane's view

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase and image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to work with the stunning new image in the store - Do Your Own Thing by Lynne Stansbery which is available from the Sweet Pea Store as a digi.  The image comes with the wonderful sentiment too :)

I have really messed up here, it is not like me to not take lots of photos as I am going along but today I only took two and neither one is worth adding to the blog.  I hope you will forgive me:)

For this card I used a very soft pink pearl card base which I cut to my usual 140cm square size then trimmed down so I could incorporate and over the edge lacy top using the Marianne Designs Creatables Anjas Vintage Decoration which I then embossed the section which was not part of the cut out, this formed my first matting layer.  The base layer of my card was covered with pink lace.  I then spent the next 4 hours or so colouring in.  I really did have issues here, should I just colour the background, skin and hair of the dancers and leave the rest uncoloured as this image is so beautifully drawn and shaded or should I colour with something a bit different, I really did not want to do pink.  With having the dark skinned child in the quartet whatever colour used had to work with browns, that left me with turquoise as my first option or maybe yellows which I am not keen on.  I don't think I have coloured anything in peach before so, with fingers and toes crossed, this was the route I took.  Not sure If I really like the outcome but I don't dislike it either hahahaha.  Chocolate brown was used to as the contrasting colour for the flourishes, mount behind the sentiment, bow and Stickles.  I also added two bronze metal butterflies and a sweet wee shoe which sort of looks like a ballet pump.

  • Image - Do Your Own Thing by Lynne Stansbery
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - Marianne Designs Creatables Anjas Vintage Decoration, Spellbinders Ovals, Scalloped Ovals and Spellbinders Floral Flourishes
  • From my Stash - Stickles, metal butterflies, shoe charm, ribbon and lace
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx

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