Monday, 29 September 2014

My Advice, Doll...

Today I decided to make a card just for the fun of it - no challenge, no intended recipient. Just me and my tools playing around for a few hours :)  

When I saw that my friend, Lesley Croghan, is now on the Art Impressions design team, it reminded me of the fun Art Impressions stamps I bought about 10 years ago, so I decided to dig them out and have some fun.  I'm doing the Copic Online Card Class and wanted some more practice coloring people.

These stamps are "Front and Backs", which means there is a front view and a back view.  How fun is that!  I colored Fanny and the wooden stand with Copics on Xpress-it cardstock before cutting them out.  

The tree was stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Distress Inks before being masked off.  I then sponged the sky and grass before drawing in some tufts of grass with a Copic Multi-liner pen.

Then came the fun part - replicating the front onto the back of the watercolor sheet:

Here's a better shot of Fanny's rear end :)

Again, Fanny and the wooden stand are colored with Copics and then cut out.  

And here's the sentiment.  "My advice doll, pick an age you like and stick to it!"  I quite like 29.... :)

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Art Impressions
Ink:  Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Stazon
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Watercolor
Accessories:  Copics, paintbrush, ink blending tools



Alshandra said...

I saw this on SCS - awesome card! Lovely colouring and I love the front and back!

Monika Reeck said...

cuuuteeeee the lady from front and from back yeah and the coloring is adorable too this...what did she do there on a small wood kasier things...cute sentiment too and I love your clouods and the hill...hope you like to visiting me back...I thank you for your kind words Karren...hugs, new craft friend from Germany, Monika

Patrice said...

WOW Karren, awesome card - love the image, love your colouring - how fun was it doing a card just for the sake of it! x

Jen Timko said...

I love this….love it!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - how perfect is your colouring?