Today at Cute Card Thursday we have a sketch by Deb for the challenge, and both Deb and I have chosen to use this cute little lass from Mo Manning that's been on sale with proceeds going to the Japan earthquake appeal. Our sponsor for this challenge is Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
As I tend to make smaller square cards, fitting the image and the sketch together called for a little artistic licence! The papers are from my stash and for the circlar element I die cut a Nellie's Choice doily from vellum then stamped a swirl design in pink Brilliance ink - saying that you can hardly see it as I then went on and covered most of the side up with the bloom decoration.
The Make It Colourful blog challenge has been to blend yellow and green together - not as easy as it sounds - I've gone from dark green G28, through to YG 23 and 25 and into the yellows with Y02 and Y00. Go and take a look at Deb's card as she has also done a similar blending technique on the little lassies piny. Deb has also done a fabulous job of shading - something I didn't do on my image, this time at least - although I wish I had given it a go. I've coloured her dress with R20, 21, 22 and 24 then the spoon, pan and her socks with warm greys 0 - 5. Her skin tones are my usual choice of E000, 00, and 21 and her hair is Y21, YR23 and E55. I've added a little E40 and 41 beneath her feet, but might darken that as it's hard to see.
There are a few challenges calling for buttons just at the moment, so I can also enter my card into the Totally Papercrafts, Totally Gorjuss and Digital Tuesday challenges.