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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Little Red Dress


I think this is one of the first stamps I bought when I decided I wanted stamps to color. I had some really bad markers and it only took me a minute to decided I didn't like stamps that had to be colored. And I didn't color on a stamp for a very long time either. Isn't that funny? When I started coloring images again I would only using coloring pencils because I could use them and get the effect that I wanted. Then I met Copics and now I color all the time and can't really remember the last time that I used a stamp, other than a sentiment that didn't have to be colored. Red, black and white are one of my favorite color combos, in fast, as I am redoing my dining room that will be the new color palette in there. I decided to make a little red dress because it reminds me of a beautiful dress my sister bought a while back to wear to a wedding. I added some pearls to dress it up a little. Stamp is from Stampendous, colored with Copics, papers are DCWV, pearls from the Paper Studio and I used a Fiskars border punch.

Have a great day!

14 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is beautiful and your coloring with the highlighting is perfect. It is funny to look back and see how far you have come isn't it? Love the color combo, one of my favorites as well and the pearls are the perfect accent for this little red dress.

jimlynn said...

You just can't beat a red, black and white card - and I love this! Your coloring is so pretty on this too. Wonderful card.
lynn

Karin said...

Classic color combo and the dress looks amazing!

Anne Marie said...

Gina, this is SO pretty! Your shading on the dress is beautiful and I just love the paper you used with the image. Just beautiful! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Gina! Great coloring and color palette. I'm impressed with how wonderful the red coloring of the skirt looks... how do you manage to color with red w/o bleeding?

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Gina! this card is very classy looking! LOVE your coloring! hugs, Jane :)

Scrapping Julie said...

oh my how we live and learn and evolve!! fantastic gina

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! Your coloring is gorgeous.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

So gorgeous!!!! That red flowey-ness is beautiful! I might even wear this!! (I hardly ever wear dresses!!)

Love the red/black/white combo too!!!

Maria :)

Tammy said...

Love this elegant card Gina! Fabulous colors and paper!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! The coloring on the dress is amazing!! I love the striped paper in the back drop!! STUNNING!! ;)

Lorraine said...

Wow, love your bold color combo and card design. So striking and that beautifully colored red dress really stands out!

Cindy said...

Gina, What an awesome card!! I just love that dress!!! It's a good thing you decided to color again, because you do so very well!! All of your coloring work is awesome! Please stop on over at my blog, as I have something for you!!

HappyCrafter said...

yes, I love my copics too, and remember trying to colour with SU watercolour pencils, and I wasn't very good at it, so glad to have discovered copics! Your colouring here is just great, you got the depth of the folds of the dress, and the overall card is very pretty.