Saturday, April 2, 2011


Made two cards last night and decided to post them both! Don't have time right now to do all the groups so I made the title easy to remember. I have been coloring right along, just haven't had time to make the cards. These two went together very easily- once in awhile that happens! But first - here is the setup I use to take photos - It is a color catcher made from brown cardboard. I colored a cheapo box from Michael's with Tim Holtz alcohol inks and perfect pearls. The card will sit on this to give me the height I need to take the photo. If you look, you will see a shadow - that shows that my light is coming from my left side - I am right handed and hold the camera with my left and do the controls with my right - so the light is out of my way. I aim it up above the whole set up so I don't get the direct light. I have an overhead light in that room and also try to take photos during the day. These are kind of on the light side but that is because of the glitter. You have to chose sometimes!  So this first photo is the setup, the second is not to show you the card, but show you the shadows from the light on the card.
Now to show you my "Touring Tilda! See the final background paper? It is supposed to be a map kind of thing and I thought how perfect! Used the spellbinder's dies for the cutouts. This is a Tilda that I colored awhile back and recolored with the lastest shadows and hair techniques I have learned. Amazing enough the only stickles on the image are the flower centers! I didn't realize you could go back and recolor things until I tried it - it does work pretty good! You do have to watch how the ink accumulates on your paper - each kind is different.

Copics I used were: E00, E11, R20, Y21, Y28, YR23, G000, G02, G05, G07, YG06, YG67, Y15, Y17, Y11, C1, C3, C5, C7, E33, E37, B02. Lots of stickles on this card, so what else is new?
 This next card is an image I have colored a lot - you would think it would be perfect by now. I just think its so cute and a real challenge. I love the girl's hair. Hope you like it, too!

The card is laying down so you can see the edge.  There is a red piece of cardstock on the inside of the card to showcase the edge. I cut it from some designer cardstock. Then I added another piece with the glitter between as the edge was purple and I didn't want that color on the card. Next photo shows this laying on a white background. I just wanted to show the border and couldn't decide which photo, so you got both!
Here are the copics I used: B23, B24, B28, B00, B05, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, R17, Y21, Y28, YR23, YR20, G00, G02, G05, G21, G28. I can see now that I could have added some much darker color for the hair shadow. That would have made the hair much more realistic and shiny looking. I don't think it would be a good idea to recolor it now that it is on a card. If anyone has done that and was successful, please let me know.
Hopefully I will get to make a bunch more cards while I am in the mood! Have a nice weekend! Hugs to you all, Barb F


Rene said...

How cute both these are! I really love the second image...she's having coffee with a butterfly! How fun!
Rene :D

Card Crazy said...

Two darling cards. Your coloring is gorgeous and the little butterfly is delightful!
Sue S.

Peggie said...

Nice card. Love the glitter.

Nancy Dawson said...

Simply stunning! Beautiful work. TFS

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Barb, both your cards are wonderful. Your coloring is so pretty and I love the way you glittered the flower with the butterfly on it. Your light source looks very good!

Linda said...

Wow both are beautiful good work!!!!

Mel said...

Your cards are beautiful and beautifully colored.

Only By His Grace said...

Super coloring on Tilda. A lovely fresh look.
Your second card is real cute. Gotta love that butterfly.
Hugs Maz

Sandy said...

Very cute cards - you can tell that Rene drinks coffee - I too love the second image but I think she is having tea!

LINDA W. said...

Great cards Barb!!! love both
of them great coloring.
hugs from Texas....Linda

cabio's craft corner said...

Both cards are cute and adorable Barb. Thanks for sharing :o)

Debi said...

Your cards are both sooo cute! The colors are great. Thank you for sharing, Barb.
Debi B

Danielle said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the little girl in the 2nd card... You did a great job with their hair.

cdjcape521 said...

Wow, love the coloring, no adjustment needed! Where is that image from the second card, I love her!!

Irish Eyes said...

Lovely cards! I especially love the way you shaded Tilda to show the movement in her clothes. Very impressive. Love your enthusiasm!

Pam said...

Great job on the color both images are very cute.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I'm finally getting around to do some serious blog browsing. I'm glad I dropped by your blog. Your cards are both super adorable. Especially loving the beautiful color palette that you've chosen for each. Keep them coming.
Blessings from Georgetown~

Teri said...

Oh they are both darling! Your shadow work on Tilda is beautiful!! And how cute is that butterfly on the second??? Wonderful job!

Sheri said...

Everything about BOTH of these cards are amazing Barb. Your coloring is flawless!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

gorgeous cards, love the coloring, bye Mascha

Beach Cat ! said...

Thank you for explaining how you take the picture ... Your cards are adorable and you did a great job with the camera setup. I may have to revise how I do photos!

Oh .. And welcome to Copic Musketeers!


Anonymous said...

So LOVE your greens, I will have to try this colour combo!