Tuesday, May 17, 2011

VIP blog hop and shop!

I wheelie like you!!!!!
 Welcome to My Favorite Things' mid month event! The VIP blog hop and shop! This month's set is called "Enjoy the Ride". What a fun set for this time of year.
Along with the patterned paper that is featured in this month's kit I used the open doily scalloped die to add to the circular theme. 
 Here is a peek at the inside of my card. I decided to place the sentiment inside the image.
Now onto the coloring. I took a few photos while I was making this card to show you what I did.
 These are the copic markers I used to color her skin. I took a photo before I blended them.
 Here is the skin blended, my light source was coming from the upper left in the sky.
 Here are the greens for her pants. An odd combo, I know, but it worked well for the patterned paper colors.
 Here is the blended version.
 I paper pieced the top. It is important to remember when paper piecing and coloring within the same image that you add shading to your patterned paper as well. Otherwise you will have a mismatched image.
 Now to get rid of the white background. Using my lightest values of blue....this also makes the whites of her shoes pop too.
Here is a look at what the new VIP kit includes!

Looking for more inspiration? Barbara's Blog is next on the hop! Go and see what beautiful creation she has come up with! Enjoy the hop!

21 comments:

Alli Miles said...

great copic tutorial with a fabulous card too!

Megan said...

Tahbks for the coloring tips! This is lovely. Can you color a tan on me?! I'm awfully pale.

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome! I love when you share colouring tips!! Fabulous card!

jeanne girl said...

Awesome my dear friend!! And you always teach me something :) Great card!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so darn cute, thanks for the copic tutorials, I never shade my paper peircing and I can see how much more it adds.

Eva said...

Oh my, I LOVE your coloring and your shading tutorial! It's one stunning card and the black label is too cool!

Rachel said...

Cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Wendy said...

I wheelie like this too! (Like you won't here that enough hey!)

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card. I love your layout and thanks for the photo tutorial. :)

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Inge said...

Thanks so much for your coloring tips awesome card Sherrie:-D

Laura O'Donnell said...

what a fun image and great coloring/step out!

StampOwl said...

so pretty and great tutorial

Lisa H. said...

I love your quick visual tutorials....so helpful. love this card.soooo pretty!

Erin Smetak said...

LOVE your card! And thank you so much for your tips! That makes perfect sense about the paper piecing and mismatched image! I never would have thought of that!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

STUNNING Sherrie! LOVE the papers and your coloring tutorial!!!

g said...

i so love this one! your image panel with the sentiment on the side is just awesome- the whole circle theme rocks! & i LOVE it when you give us copic tutorials YAY!

Conniecrafter said...

fun card, like the tip on shading the paper piecing too

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Jessie/knightrone said...

You are AWESOME....LOVE this!!

Mahmood Ali said...

So Gorgeous!!! its looking fabulous...
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