Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Butterfly Lucy

Today is the sketch challenge at SCS (SC390).  I really wanted to use the pretty patterned paper from Summer Smooches (vertical strip), and originally paper pieced Lucy dress with the same paper ... but it didn't stand out enough.  So I removed the DP and colored in her dress with ink and blender pen.  I definitely need more practice with coloring hair ... this didn't turn out very good.  But to be fair, I only have a couple of colors of ProMarkers, so I was limited and tried to add more colors on top using the Stampin' Write markers.  Something I learned ... Promarkers and SWM do not mix well ... :)  Next time I'll stick with one or the other.

Here's the sketch:

"Butterfly Lucy"

Stamp:  Butterfly Lucy (C.C. Designs)
Paper:  Real Red, Watercolor, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Summer Smooches DP (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede (SU!); Promarkers Ivory, Vanilla, Apricot (Letraset)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Big Shot, Oval die (Spellbinders), Butterfly embosslits (Sizzix), 1/4" Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Polka-dot embossing folder (Sizzix), Crystal Effects, blender pen, orange glitter glue, white gel pen, adhesives, sticky strips, glue dots and dimensionals

Here's a close-up of Lucy ...

I stamped the image in Basic Black onto watercolor paper and clear embossed.  I colored in Lucy's face, hands, legs and hair with Promarkers.  I used Stampin' Write markers to color the butterfly, Lucy's shoes, hair accessories and add more colors to her hair.  I used ink and a blender pen to color in Lucy's dress.  I added white polka-dots to Lucy's dress with the white gel pen.  I covered her hair accessories with Crystal Effects to make them shiny ... and added orange glitter glue on top of the butterfly.

The oval was die-cut with Whisper White and then run through the Big Shot with the polka-dot embossing folder.  Everything was mounted as per the photo above.

1 comment:

nancy littrell said...

Lucy is so cute and beautifully colored. Love her polka dot background. Really makes Lucy stand out. Great layout too. TFS