One of the challenges on my list to play this past crafty weekend was the current Art Impressions challenge to use something new:
I borrowed my friend's new-to-her AI Hugs set, and got to work. Here's my card, then I'll explain:
The set comes with the whole image of the lady, a smaller image of just the top part including her arms, and a sentiment. I stamped both of the lady images onto white card stock and colored them with Copics.
Since we all know I don't like to color large areas, I stamped the images again onto a piece of patterned paper. After I fussy-cut all the tiny pieces, I realized I'd chosen poorly, as the colors were too muted. The whole thing was screaming for more bold colors, so I listened.
I re-colored her hair, which started out as my standard boring E71 Champagne for brown hair, but I upped it to a red-brown with E08. I then colored over my fussy-cut pale pink patterned paper with RV09, the better to see it pop. I used the same color on her shoes.
For the top part (the smaller image), I also fussy-cut the whole image, because the point of this set is to have that smaller piece on a wobble thing. (The set even comes with one wobble - sweet.) I trimmed the wobble down to fit, and put the images together.
Here you can see them stacked and sitting still:
And you can see why I needed to color and paper-piece both layers. You can also almost see that I glittered her earring. That's the same color as her shirt, but the shirt started out as a pale pink patterned paper, where the earring was colored directly onto the white card stock. It's all so very complicated.
Here she is again, in motion:
Yes, it's blurry, but only the top part. Below her arms it's not moving. Sorry for the vertigo. And yes, I did color the edge of the top piece with my black marker, but maybe not as well as I could have.
I used a piece of dark grey patterned paper for a layer between the white panel and the card base.
I think she's pretty sassy, which means if she were real, she'd probably be my friend. Although I wouldn't be caught dead in that outfit, or that color, or those shoes. I'd probably still be her friend, though. :)
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