Friday, January 15, 2010

Taylored Expressions Challenge #98!

Yummmm.... I haven't had a chance to show you this set "Who's that Chocoholic?" that was released on January 6th! I thought it would be fun to give it a delicious vintage flair. The sentiment was what got my creative juices going this time..."chocolate sings" made me go and look for some old sheet music that I could cut up. I made sure not to grab any of my daughters current music (lol).
This is also a lot of Melissa Frances goodness, perfect when I am reaching for vintage!

I started by covering my regular office supply store shipping tag with the sheet music. I did some paper piecing on the main image combined with copic coloring...nothing can color skin tones better than my copics!
Here is a close shot of some of the detail....I wanted to draw attention to the box o' chocolates so I framed them with one of Melissa Frances' resin pieces, then I took the MF pearls and colored them with my E29 marker. There are lots of sizes on one sheet of pearls so it was perfect for finding the size to match the scale of my image.
I used E50 and E21 for her skin and E40, E43 for the shading. I also dusted (airbrushed) the finished image with my E11 marker to make it not as stark of a white. I love that I can just VERY LIGHTLY touch my trigger on my airbrush to give a very faint dusting.

Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the sketch crew came up with:

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow

Here are all my card deets:
Who's that Chocoholic and Clearly Sentimental about Chocolate (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Patterned Paper (Melissa Frances), White Card Stock (Neenah)
Markers, Airbrush System (Copic), Shipping Tag, Resin Frame and Pearls (Melissa Frances), Ribbon (SEI), Crystal Pins (Maya Road), Flower Dies (Spellbinders), Sheet Music

I'm pretty excited...this time next week I will be in Sunny(hopefully) CA! Hope to see a bunch of you there! I will be at the copic booth in the afternoons of the trade show and teaching the certifications....stop by and say hi!


ChristineCreations said...

You are so smart on those little chocolate pieces Sherrie! Too cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Sherrie. Love the yummy pearls... thye look great as chocolates. :o) TFS!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yowser! I'm loving your interpretation of the sketch... how fun and eclectic is this! Great bow, too.

Natalie said...

This is so cute Sherrie! Have fun at CHA and I think my boss/friend is taking the Copics certification class, her name is Sondra K. If so I'd love for you to say hello from me. That would be a hoot!! btw, clever with the chocolates!! Fun card.

Melissa Sauls said...

Umm...YUM!!! Your card is soo cute but those chocolates look REAL!!!
My goodness I could just eat those right off my screen, lol! Hope you have a great time at CHA! Wish I was going. :(

Alice said...

LOVe that stamp and how you make the chocolate! so cute! lovely card!!

Rose Ann said...

Your pearls make the perfect chocolates, Sherrie!! Love your card!

JoAnn said...

I just love your card and the sendiment... Money Talks... Choclatate Sings! I have got to get that stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lea L. said...

What a sweet card....yum!! :) Great job with the sketch!


Unknown said...

beautiful card!!
...and I think that I'm going to eat some chocolat

Elisa said...

Wowwwwwww ! Sherrie this card is very beautiful.
I love the colors, de ribbon and the stamp.