Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Royally Wonderful Birthday 2!

Ok, I LOVE this sentiment and I think I'll be using it A LOT!  TGF has had the release of two NEW Princess Anyas!  I have got to have them!  Anyway, to celebrate this, they're having a month long TGF Royalty contest with 4 weekly challenges.  I made this card for The TGF Royalty Week 3 as well as TGF Farm Fresh Challenge - Get Sentimental.  It was my second time using a digi (LOL, the first was a larger version of the same image just hours before, see previous post).  Everything went well until the very end!  I was using new cardstock as well which I had only used for the previous image that I had coloured earlier in the day.  It is the X-press it blending card.  It doesn't bleed AT ALL but, it also takes FOREVER to dry...I didn't know this and while attaching Dressy Joyce to the card, I got ink from the hair on my fingers which was then transferred to her face, oh no!  It really is a shame because, aside from that, I love how it turned out!  Like I have said before, I'm new with Copics so I wasn't sure how to remedy this...I used the colourless blender and my finger, LOL to remove the two little spots of brown ink...this worked however, in the process, I smudged the black from her eyelashes!  I thought that printer ink wouldn't smudge..guess I was her mascara is running and it seems permanent.  I went over it again with the skin tone marker.  It's not THAT bad, I suppose...but, I'm a perfectionist and I just can't leave her that way so...I am either going to reprint the image and colour the face again and paper piece it over top...or I will just colour an entirely new Dressy Joyce...I could use the practice anyhow...LOL...Live and Learn!  

I will add new photos after I fix the face...I could probably do a better job on the photography anyway since I just used my iPhone, LOL.

Here is the card:

I used the following sketch from the TGF Royalty Contest - Week 3:

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Supply List:
Cardstock - SU: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, X-Press it Blending Card, Neenah Classic Crest Avalanche White
Patterned Paper - MME: Quite Contrary
Stamps - TGF: Dressy Joyce (digital), Princess Anya (crown); Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink - SU: Melon Mambo
Copics - Hair: E55, E57, E59; Skin: YR0000, YR000; Blush: R20; Dress & Shoes: BG10, BG11, BG13, RV10, RV11, RV13; Crown: Y15, Y17
Accessories - Flowers: I Am Roses - Cherry Blossoms Mixed Pink, Small Pink Flowers 2-tone; Rhinestone (unknown, bought @ Micheal's), Ribbon (unknown, bought by the yard @ local scrapbooking store)


Thanh Vo

Look at you go Miss! Lovin TGF projects sprouting up on your blog here. If you ever want to borrow any of my TGF stamps, feel free (you'd just have to come into Burnaby lol) or we can swap images! Copics take awhile to learn and I don't have any suggestions either (Shh I'm even Copic certified).


Hi Naomi,
Thanks for stopping by at my blog, and leaving me a comment. I appreciate it, I was actually surprised to win the 3rd week challenge and honestly when I saw your card, I was really wow'd at it. I'm trying to avoid copics for several months now and using prismacolor pencil instead but you definitely changing my mind to try copics. We're the same I don't have patience when it comes to coloring...Anyhoo...I'll be your new follower...


Hey Naomi :-)
Thanks for becoming a new follower.. I'm happy you found me, so I found YOU (and of course I'm now a new follower of your blog) :-)
Love your creations and your coloring skills are GREAT!
{hugs} Sylvia


Wow, Naomi! That is such a pretty card and you colour so beautifully with your copics!!


Love your blog and the card. she is just too cute! Found you on Outlawz and now a a follower

Pink Crafter

Naomi, I found your blog on The Outlawz forum "looking for followers". I am now a follower, you can find me at //
Loving the card!


Wow,, This card is pretty, sweet and creative,,