Saturday, 10 November 2012

Stripes to the rescue

On to day nine of the challenge, where instructions were: “Witches Stockings!  Incorporate "Stockings" or Stripes as some may choose to call it, into your projects!  Anything goes, just use stripes somewhere in your projects and not just the stripes on your image.”

I decided to go with a more playful look on this card and so chose Super Betty for this tag.

Copic colours I used were:
Hair B00, B02, B05
Skin E00, E02, E11, E13 (E93 cheeks)
Eyes BG01, BG02, BG05 (BG01 eyeshadow)
Lips R24, R37
Cape and suit R22, R24, R37, R59,R89
Outline BG70

I love my Bettys but boy do I have a hard time colouring her hair!  Not real happy with how this one turned out but will keep practicing, it’s the curves that get me.  I try to follow them and end up with too much of my dark tones and lose my highlights.  I added some bling to Betty with some rhinestones on her boots and belt and a star rhinestone for her super symbol.  Betty’s adhered with an Action Wobble to help give the impression she is flying.

The challenge called for stripes but with Super Betty on the card I just had to go with stars and stripes.  I cut the background three times in red, white and blue card stock and then sliced them all in three diagonally using one part of each to make my stripes.  To give this a flavour of Halloween I added a stripe of a Halloween clear border sticker with bats on it.  The stars are all brads, the larger ones are actually silver although they scanned looking black.  I’d have liked to have used red, white and blue ones but these are all I had in my stash.  As it is the red ones were a brick red so I touched them up with Siren Smooch to make them a closer match for my paper.

I cut the badge by hand after taking the superman shape and adding my own sentiment using Photoshop to skew the words to fit inside.  I added Glossy Accents to give the badge shine and adhered it with 3D Zots to finish off my tag.

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  1. Well you did an AWESOME job coloring her hair.... it looks Perfect and I wish you would have entered this into the challenge... it is Fantastic! Great use of stripes...


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