This was made as a thank you card for the adjudicator of our recent Royal Berkshire Dance Festival. She was an excellent judge, giving really clear helpful advice to the students, and creating a really positive atmosphere, which was great.
The image is a digi doodle from Scrapbook Stamp Society and is called "La Sylphide" by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, which I chose as it is quite an authentic version of a ballerina. I coloured the image, most of the flowers, the leaves and the sentiment with copic markers in a Springtime palette of colours. I used a copic shadow around the image in R00 to indicate the warmth of stage lighting, but I think another time, I would chose a different colour, maybe in the C or T family of grey colours. It was tricky to choose something appropriate because even the green has a warmth to it (YGs).
It took quite a while to colour, as it was quite difficult to match up the colours of the bps, even with a large selection of copic colours. I did some tip-to-tip blending , and some feathering on the dress and wings (which, thanks to classes with Wendy at Stamps and Memories, I can now do!) so I'm beginning to feel more at home with some of the more ambitious techniques.
I've decided to enter quite a few challenges with this card, as it's been some time since I've done any of these, due to my poor health. It's come out as quite a selection though, as the card fits with both "wings" and Green or Spring colours, and thanks to Feline Playful - there's a long list of these!
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com - things with wings
http://digistamps4joy.blogspot.com - mainly green
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com - things with wings + Spring
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com - Spring colours
http://www.whimsical-designs.com - Going green
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com - Spring
http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.com - Spring is in the Air
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com - Spread Your Wings
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com - Flower Frenzy
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com - Let's see some Green
http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com - Spring
http://cupcakecraftroom.blogspot.com - Spring Bouquet
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com - Things with Wings
Such a long post from me today, with plenty of pictures - how nice to have a sunny day to take these! Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog, and for any comments you would like to leave. I'm still visiting the blogs of those who left comments on my last project, and it's lovely to see what wonderful crafting is being done by everyone. Best wishes to you all!