Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Still going places

A special request card!

I rarely do special requests but my brother asked for a farewell card to give to the student who has been working in his office and will be going back to school. He has never asked for this before so either a) they've never had a student, or b) she is a crafty soul who would like a handmade card! Whatever the case, I caved and did one for him. So when the family was over for the steak/lobster BBQ a few weeks ago we flipped thru my bindah's and Daisy VW was the one he picked. Another great image to pair up with the Dr. Suess quote Oh the Places You'll Go.

I colored it with the following copic markers to match up with the scenic route paper I chose:
W2, 3, 5, 7
C00, 0, 1, 2, 3
Y11, 13, 15, 21, 000
YR12, 14, E97, 99
G20, YG03, 13

The shading and grass were done with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and you can see that favorite Fiskars Apron Lace punch on there again. I also added a good thick coat of Ranger glossy accents on the headlights and a sparkly swarovski crystal in the center of the daisy.

For you copic fans out there I want to bring your attention to a couple posts on Marianne Walkers blog.

First is on the topic of shading, many of you ask how I do my shading...this post says it all! If I could describe how I do shading it would sound just like this, but Marianne says it better!

Second is about contrast. This is another topic near and dear to my heart. If you wonder how I get those images to pop you should read this post. It is all about contrast and loving those darker markers.

Finally, only three more sleeps until my class at Stamping Bella! Cannot wait to meet you all!


dolcreations said...

This is so adorable. I just did this image for the Bella challenge, but boy oh boy, it never turned out as beautiful as yours! I can't wait to see you and Paula down at Bella Land!

Terri said...

Great the retro look DP that goes so well with the image!!

Silvia said...

WOW! That's one beautiful card. I love the colors and the image is gorgeous. I am falling in love with your cards Linda. I bet your brother's student will treasure this card.

Anonymous said...

Spectacular card! Oh, the colors. Great job.
Donna M

Meahni said...

You have made the way of requesting easy - lol!
Gorgeous card!!!!

dpkennedy said...

I love this VW! The colors on this are so bright and fun! She'll love it!


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