Saturday, March 11, 2023

Love your vibe...


I'm up on the Bellariffic blog with a Scenic Saturday card celebrating that special mother/daughter relationship with the fun Curvy Girl Strutting stamp. I mean, how cute is it to see them both dancing their way down the street, not caring what anyone else may think? It's that kind of joy and confidence that one would hope to instill in their little ones and what better way to do that than leading by example. To make my vision of this wholesome scene happen, I first stamped Curvy Girl and her mini me into the lower left corner of the card front. To change things up from my usual rectangle die cut I instead grabbed a wavy border die and used it to add a decorative edge to the right hand side of the scene. I did this before I began coloring so that the scalloped edge could be left white, giving me a nice transition between the colorful scene and the rosy hued card base. Initially I began sketching in the sidewalk with the help of a ruler and a very light grey Copic marker. After that was beneath their dancing feet I loosened up and sketched in the flowering bushes, tree and houses by hand, not as concerned with perfect angles and such. My philosophy on sketching in background elements is that you don't have to take a lot of time trying to make them look perfect because they are not the star of the show, your stamped image is. As long as your characters look great, things in the background can be a bit wonky just so long as they create the impression of whatever environment you were going for. Plus, if you get super detailed with your background it can actually start to compete with the main image and you don't want that. It's all about finding that happy middle ground of setting a scene that helps tell your story while allowing the characters to shine. The sentiment I ended up pairing with this sweet mother/daughter duo is from the Good Vibes sentiment set and I love it because it succinctly captures everything I wanted to convey with these two free spirits.  

Stay crafty my friends. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It

stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Strutting and Good Vibes sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler rose petal
My Favorite Things scallop border die

Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

mom hair- E50, E42, E53, E55, E44

girl hair- E50, E53, E41, E42, E43, E44

mom clothes/flowers- E40, E81, 0, R0000, R81, R83, R85, E84, E87, E89, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97

kid clothes/flowers-B91, B93, B95, B97, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, RV000, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y21, Y26, YR21, YG21, 0

sidewalk- N1, N3, N4, N5, N7, T7

grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63, G24, G94, G99

bushes- YG05, G46, BG96, R81, R83

tree- E25, E29, YG13, G14, G07, BG96

houses- W3, W5, W6, B0000, B000, B00, E47/E31, E34, E57, B000, B00, W3, W4, W5