Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Little Tip to Try

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's Jodi here and I have a little tip I'd like to share with you today.  Here is my finished card using CC Friday Night, but it didn't start out that way......

Did you ever have a paper that you liked, but found that just didn't work out with your image/layout?  For this card I had colored the image to match a certain paper but when I laid it all out I decided that the paper was just too busy and I didn't like it.  Instead of tossing it and starting all over, I pulled out my black copic marker, colored in parts of it and voila.....a completely different look!  

From this:

 To this:

And then I had to change the polka dotted paper since it had light greet dots and didn't match at all.  I just colored over them with the black copic again.
From this:

To this:

Granted it won't work for all papers, but for those it does, it is a an easy way to make a drastic change!  

Now I would also like to show you how I shade the eyes.  Don't mind the uneven circles I colored....they really aren't noticeable in real life, well, unless you magnified it ;)  It is really easy, and adds a big impact.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya - Winter Blues
Deconstructing Jen - sketch (In place of the half circles on the upper left, I noticed that there were 2 flowers in that section on my patterned paper so I decided to add pearls to the center of those).
Runway Inspired Challenge - Based of the below Cacharel Spring 2013 dress (I chose to use the, white and the turquoise color)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Danni said...

What an awesome tip! I never would've thought of that! Thank you for sharing!! Awesome card!

Blankina said...

Hi Jodi I had seen the card on the TGF blog!! Great work, glad you have joined the ANYONE FOR ANYA challenge too...

Good luck,
HUgs Blankina AFA DT

PS Have a surprise candy on my blog for all followers..

Virginia L. said...

Hi Jodi! Your coloring is awesome! I love how you used the colors for this darling image! Glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

I love your card and your take on the picture. Awesome colouring!

Thanks for playing at Anyone for Anya? this week.

Happy Crafting

Jennifer Shults said...

This is super cute! Love the aqua and black color combo! Thanks for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how you got your paper to work for you by changing the color- clever! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

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