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Monday, September 19, 2011

Miranda


Good Monday Morning! I am not sure how you come up with your card designs and color pallets, but I often will sit down and color several images at once and then will search through my vast paper collection for what I think are the perfect papers to go with my image. Sometimes I will color the same image in different color themes or I will color a bunch of different images using the same color families. This card though was the opposite for me. I saw this paper in Hobby Lobby the other day and this image came to mind immediately. I wanted the colors I chose to make her appear part of the paper but to still stand out some too. I was very happy that I was able to really achieve what I saw in my mind while I was standing there in the paper aisle at Hobby Lobby.

The image is an Elaine Cox image from Sweet Pea Stamps, was colored with Copic markers and all the papers came from Hobby Lobby.




8 comments:

Karin said...

Wow, this is perfect for fall and that paper is gorgeous!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely beautiful, Gina. The paper is gorgeous and you did a fabulous job bringing the image to life with you awesome coloring.

jimlynn said...

Gina, this is GORGEOUS! Love the paper you used with the image - they really do together perfect! Wonderful coloring too.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER Gina!! This is really stunning!! Your coloring is so beautiful!! :)

Tammy said...

WOW Gina this is absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring is awesome!

Lorraine said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love the colors and your coloring of that beautiful image - yes, she does match the papers perfectly!

HappyCrafter said...

I really like the effect of the colours, don't you love it when you get an inspiration like that! the image and colouring does what you tried to do, blends in and stands out, great job!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Gina! This just took my breath away to see it - I saw the thumbnail and thought how beautiful but to see it bigger on your blog - my stars! Your coloring is amazing and you are right, this paper draws you right in - great score! TFS!