I am practicing coloring with my new Copics, and I just adore my new Mo Manning images that I purchased at her online store, Mo's Digital Pencil, so I printed up this cutie to work on.
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She is one of my newfound loves, Mo's fruit girls! I think I have them all, now, but I have to keep checking back on Mo's store site, as she has been adding some more recently! lol! This is Strawberry Girl.
I colored her in with my Copics. I wanted to make her a strawberry blonde - do you think her hair color is okay?? I had looked up all kinds of reference charts for hair coloring with Copics, and wouldn't it figure that I do not have any "complete" color combos mentioned for hair?! lol! Yep.....had to make up my own!
I recently received a couple of other new "toys" for my crafting: a Xyron 250 machine, which I LOVE!, and a new Spellbinders Die called "Fresh Fruit Border Petites". I used the strawberry border die. I punched out a red paper border, and then I punched a green paper border. I hand trimmed the berries off the green border and glued the two together. I added some inking and some gel pen detail to both layers.
I have seen several talented ladies use a technique that I wanted to try, die-cutting with Nesties, leaving part of the image outside the Nestie shape. I found a great tutorial on Jak Heath's blog (she calls this technique "Overhang with Nesties"), and I followed it to cut out my colored image. I probably could have used one die size smaller, but I was a little nervous! lol! I spent two days working on coloring my girl and didn't want to mess her up! lol!
Anyhow, that is my creative adventure for today. I now have the task of cleaning up my huge mess that I have made: it was a whirlwind, fun craft day, so there are things "everywhere"!! lol!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Oh.........I almost forgot! The sentiment on my card is something I created. I saved it, thinking I may want to use it again later. Maybe you can use it, too? It is in .png and .jpg format in the download, and it is in color (the sentiment includes the colored strawberry). I have it sized to print and fit inside the Stampin' Up Oval punch.
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