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Friday, April 15, 2016

In My Defense...

I loved how this image turned out - with four Paper Toled layers giving great dimension to her body, head, ribbon and bow.   I am tickled with how her hair turned out - even though her hair is essentially a flat sheet of paper - in real life it looks like you can feel the waves of her hair.  My friend Shani says these are called Marcel Waves - made popular in the 1920's.  If you look at the original drawing below you can see it is the outside outline of the shape of her hair only, without any guidelines for the style.
    Sale -  Digi Stamp Digital Instant Download Big Eye Girl ~ Patty Cake Image No. 18 & 18B by Lizzy Love
  • This image is "Patty Cake" drawn by Lizzy Love & sold at Oddball Art.  If you like the image - you can find it here and right now I noticed it is on sale for $2.55.
  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to give her dimension. Printed 4 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension. This is what the image looks like before my coloring - the waves were created with Copics.
  • The Sentiment was a freebie from Ginger's House and I think it is perfect for a Belated Birthday!

  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP used for the layers are from Basic Grey's 'Indie Bloom' and 'Hello Luscious' collections.
  • Stitched Die Cuts were used to shape the layers from Spellbinders.
  • Base CS is Recollections - 110 lb, Ivory found at Michaels.
  • Inside uses left over DP fro the front:  
  • Yellow/Green ribbon from stash. 
  • "Yellow Straw" Distress Ink used to distress edges 
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:
    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Robyn's Fetish #311 – Add a Sentiment- Top Pick
    Incy Wincy Designs – Fave medium [Copics]
    OSAAT #259 – ATG w/ distressing [1st layer of DP edges distressed w/ Distress Inks]
    Tuesday Throwdown #289 – Use Die Cuts
    Through the Craft Room Door – ATG Always
    Crafting from the Heart #107 – ATG Always
    Crafty Sentiments – ATG
    Inspiration Destination#81 – ATG
    Penny's Challenge #273 – ATG
    The East Wind #53 – Make it 3D Designer Favorite
    Aud Sentiments #153 – ATG
    Work it Wed. / Simon Says Stamp – Pastels
    Art by MiRan Challenge #56 – ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge – Always ATG + DP
    Scrapper's Delight #54 – ATG
    Open Minded Crafting- #4- Spring/Pastel
    Oddball Art – Birthday Challenge  Top Three

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. Girl!!! You are so good!!! I looked at the 'real' image of her hair and I am so impressed with your coloring. You gave a completely different look. I think the expression you're looking for is a 'marcel wave' for this type of 1920's hairstyle. The paper and ribbon you've chosen is an excellent match, but this image is just so well done you could have stuck her on a paper sack and she'd have looked nice!

      1. Thank you Shani! I kept looking under Marcella curls and that was not what I was looking for! I'm going up now to alter my post & put that in!

    2. Great layering sand super use of the colours. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting from The Heart.

    3. So cute. Love the design. Your sentiment is so funny. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Chzlldnbd.
      Margaret, DT

    4. Your card is very cute... love the coloring!

      Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Distressing" Challenge!

      1. What a fabulous image and love your sentiment made me smile. Fabulous card design
        Ginny x
        My Blog As I do Rodos

    5. Brilliant hair colouring. Be proud of your creation, a great sentiment too. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments. Elaine

    6. This is gorgeous and I love how you have coloured her hair - thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

    7. Such a cute card Ginny! Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy, good luck! Colette - DT x

    8. Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
      Cathy DT member

    9. Oops, sorry I mean't OMCFC. Lol!!!
      Cathy DT Member

    10. What a great card! I love, love, LOVE that sentiment! Thanks for joining us at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!

    11. You've done a fabulous job on her hair Ginny, the waves look totally real. Lovely paper tole too, giving the whole image dimension. It's a bit scary to read that you actually enlarge my card pictures and take a closer look at them, there's bound to be some horrendous mistakes that show up under magnification :/

    12. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

    13. Super beautiful. Just love the Black contrast frames these really make the colours and image pop. Great Image and nicely coloured too. Great work.
      Thank you for sharing with us over here at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
      Annette DT

    14. beautiful card with fab coloring ! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge

    15. lovely card thank you for joining us at ArtbyMiran
      Jane DT x

    16. Oh, Ginny, that sentiment has me laughing so hard! Great card. Let me put on a DT hat -- I'm so glad to see you playing along in our "Spring/Pastel colors" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Friends this month. Good luck in the draw.
      NanaConnie DT

    17. Sooo cute! I love the layers and that sentiment is really fun! Thanks for sharing at TTCRD.

    18. Fab colours and fantastic shine on her hair, thanks for joining us at Oddball Art, we hope to see you again soon
      Andrea x

    19. In my defence I love it :) Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
      Jackie DT @ THE EAST WIND

    20. Not only is your colouring fabulous...and I mean really fabulous... but I am always smitten with the dimension that your layering gives a simple image. Gorgeous card...her hair is amazing and the colours are so vibrant. Thanks so much for joining our 3D Challenge at The East Wind. I love your art, ~ginny!

    21. Great card & love the hair! This is such a cute image too.

      Thanks for joining us at open minded challenge blog

      Tracey dt


    Thank you so much for your comments!