How pretty is this image. I love her. Well we love all Whiff of Joy images don't we? I have been seeing her with the dark hair on a few blogs, and I knew when I saw the SEI Alpine Frost pad at Micheal's this week (hehe on sale) that I had to use the reds with this very WOJ image and dark hair.
So this week there was another brilliant sketch by Heather, I followed the sketch with three pattern papers, and a cream colored card stock base. All the papers are from the SEI Alpine Frost paper pad. I colored with my Copic Markers, and white gel pen. Then cut my circle with Nestibilities, and then a larger circle with the solid red from the SEI collection. Doodled the edges, of course - it just seems blank with out it. I then went back to the pattern papers and sewed them down with silver thread, it really catches the light in person, as it is a real metallic thread. You have to sew much slower when using this type of thread, it will stretch and break. I found some glittered snowflakes for my three dots at the bottom. To follow the sketch I pulled out 5 white flowers.. yes white. I then sprayed them with my compressor and Copic Dark Red (same as I used on the dress). Oh I am really going to have to stock up on white flowers!!! I centered them with jewelery spacers and white mini brads. For the sentiment... it too is from Whiff of Joy, the "Sending Winter Wishes" Sentiment, it was just too long for the spot I had, so I stamped it out and carefully cut off the Sending. Then out lined it with the dark red Copic. At the very end.. I saved the all the fur areas of the image, cuffs, boot tops, etc. I used a puffy paint and very lightly added it to the image. I didn't want too much to loose the black lines in the areas. I love the colors of this one, and it is a great sketch - you should give it a go!
Well Hubby is off today so we are going to run "his" errands this morning... who knows where all we end up... I am sure one of the "man's mall"... (Lowes, the hardware store, and Sporting goods store for sure) wonder if I can sneak in a craft store?
Hope you have a great day and have some time to ink up some stamps!