Saturday, July 29, 2023

Live it up...

Hi there!

I'm up on the Bellariffic blog once again, with a mini slimline scene to share for this week's Scenic Saturday card. Recently, it has been difficult to avoid all of the commercials and online promotion of the new Barbie movie and since I was very much a Barbie girl when I was young, when it came time for me to color up this fabulous Curvy Girl Loves to Roller Skate, I simply couldn't resist the Barbie inspiration.

Right off the bat I began coloring Curvy Girl Loves to Roller Skate in Barbie's signature pink hues and blonde hair. It's hard to tell in the photo but I also added some sparkle to her top using a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, for extra pizzazz. When it came time to fill in the background I first did a Google search for photos of Venice Beach, California. I found this really pretty sunset shot where the sky and sand both had a wonderful dusky pink hue that was perfect for my pretty in pink Curvy Girl. To try and mimic that look I actually laid down a base coat of RV91 over the whole bottom half of the card and built up the details of the sand and sidewalk right over top. At first this was a little scary but I think that because I was working on a mini slimline size and had less background that needed to be filled in, I was more willing to experiment. Which I think is a great reminder that you don't always have to color in an entire large card front, even when playing around with scene building. In the end, even though this was my first time trying a Copic blend like this in a background, I'm quite pleased with the subtle pink tint that it created throughout the scene and I'm encouraged to do more of this kind of under-painting on future cards. 

Stay crafty my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler

stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Loves to Roller Skate and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler sugared lavender
Pinkfresh Studio stitched mini slimline die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R00, R20

hair- E50, E41, E43, E51, E53, E55

clothes- RV00, RV02, RV32, RV34, C00, C1, C3, C7, C10, T3, T6, T9, RV04, RV06, RV19

drink- RV10, RV21, RV13, RV14, C2, C3, BG000, YG23

sky- YR30, YR31, RV000, RV00, V91, V93, RV91

sand- V91, E40, E41, RV91, W3, W4, W5

sidewalk/platform- V91, BV20, C2, C3, C5, W1, W2, N5

palm trees- E31, E34, E44, YG91, YG93, YG95