Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happily fluttering by...

Hello, hello!

I'm happy to report that I was able to find a new love seat yesterday and I'm sitting pretty once again, LOL! I also managed to do a bit more retail therapy while I was in town so I got back home later than I had intended. So you know what that means... quick card time again. ;)

I needed a jumping off point to get me started so I headed over to the Flutter By challenge for some inspiration. It's a color challenge this week to use orange, pink and green... as soon as I saw that I knew just the paper that I wanted to use. This summer stripe pattern may just be my most favorite KI Memories paper evah. So I whipped together a quick background with it and then went to my Stamping Bella binder for a small image to color up in a flash. The Pixie set by Christy Croll caught my eye but the pixie that I really wanted to use had a solid head of hair that once stamped would be the color of my ink and I wanted to be able to color it in. So I stamped her once on regular computer paper, wiped her clean then inked up everything but her hair and stamped her on my Copic X-Press It. Then I used my light box to trace only the outline of the original hair back onto the pixie and voila! instant color-able hair. Ok, maybe not so instant... due to my altering I didn't quite make this one in half an hour but I did get it done in just under an hour. Not too shabby if ya ask me! :)

Alrighty, best for me to get going with my day... have a great one!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories (stripe), My Mind's Eye (pink)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Pixie set), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
EK Success leaf stickers
CC Designs butterfly cutters
Kaiser Craft pearls and gems
The Twinery twine
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic black multiliner 0.1 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R20
hair- YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67
clothes- RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17, Y38, YR04, YR18, BG000, 0


Sonja said...

Beautiful, even the colors and that girl with green hair ;)

Have a nice weekend,

Larisa said...

la-la-la... It is beautiful! So bright paper you used here Amy! Great job!

Nancy Thomas said...

Back in the day I never met a piece of Ki paper I didn't like! The summer collection was gorgeous just like this happy card. Very clever changing up of the hair.

Chelsea said...

So great. Love the colors!

Danni said...

Oh so cute! and I love the leaves!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, this is beautiful.

RiNNE said...

Now you know i'm a sucker for this color combo!! LOVE it! The paper is perfect and I love the real-lookin' leaves! Genius!!! She is too adorable and I absolutely think she is colored beautifully!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. So happy to hear that you were able to find a new love seat. It just makes you so happy when you walk into your house and see a piece of furniture that you really really enjoy. lol.... Weird, I know. Anyway this card is just so cute! I love her green hair and I am glad you took the extra time. I am sure it would not have been as cute with the black inked hair Love, love the paper and the way you have used your baker's twine. Where are the leaves from? They are just too cool. Love it. Have a wonderful Saturday my friend. I am hoping the sun decides to make an appearance. We'll see. :O) Hugs, Lisa

Berenice R. said...

Such a darling card! I love the bright colors :)

SannaS said...

this is absolutely perfect!!! love those leaves!! =)
hugs, SannaS

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - beautiful bright fun card and clever you coming up with that idea!! Hugs, Marie xx

Stamping Cafe said...

Aw... what a happy and sweet card, Amy! Totally love your design and colors, and your coloring is just fabulous!! Hugs!!

Juls said...

too cute!!! I am loving her green hair!!!! Hugs JUls

Leanne said...

I love it! It's always awesome to see your alterations! And be amazed that the image was never like that to begin with. :) Gorgeous and fun Amy! TFS!! Hugs,

Tasha said...

Super cute card Amy, the leaves are so sweet and i love the altering you did to get the perfect hair
love tasha xx

1LuvnMama said...

Oh, I'm happy for sure! Luv the green curly q hair! She's adorable Amy!