Monday, July 26, 2010

You're The Tops

My cousin's daughter (does that make her my second cousin?) received her MBA on Friday and I was invited to celebrate. Obviously, that meant, I quickly had to make a card. Having only one sole graduation stamp in my entire collection made the choice much easier, LOL.

Because I dreaded colouring the graduation gown, I waited to do it last, and that was a BIG mistake. Next time, I shall start with the most challenging part. It's prolly best if I don't mention how long it took me to colour this entire stamp.

Although, I had coloured the rest of the image with my Copics, I lacked the confidence to do the gown. Too much black scared me. So, I figured I'd dust off my Prismacolour Pencils and the Gamsol for that. As usual, I tried to accent the deeper shades by using a marker and a Niji waterbrush. ONLY, I forgot that I was using Georgia Pacific Paper. NOT the right paper to use water on. OOOPS, not good at all.

I really wanted to print the digi stamp out a second time, re-colour the gown and paper-piece it. But there wasn't time. So, after the paper had dried completely, I attempted to salvage the piece by going over it again with pencil and Gamsol.

The end result wasn't what I had hoped for, but it simply had to do.

Oh, and yes, I realized at the last minute that I had neglected to colour the band around the scroll and I quickly corrected that.

On my card I used:
• You're the Tops! (Digi illustration) from Phindy's Place
• 37-1131 - Congrats Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
• The text was computer generated

What are you working on, while I must clearly practice with my Copics?

Cheerio - Isabelle


Monica Hunter said...

Are you kidding?? The whole thing looks perfectly done! I think this is a lovely card to send to your cousin, and I'm sure she loved it!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I think it's marvelous!

Anonymous said...

wow! i love it and would never have noticed that you had difficulty with this one.