Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Royally Wonderful Birthday!

Here is a card that I made for my friend's 3-year-old daughter's birthday.  She is my little princess so, I thought it was a fitting image and sentiment.  It was my first time using Copic markers on a card and my very first time colouring hair.  I bought a bunch of Copic Sketch markers a while back but, haven't had much opportunity to play around with them...I've maybe practiced 3 times...I really need to take some Copic classes...especially with my new DT position on the DYSU Challenge Blog!  However, I did take one really short class last month and will be taking another really short one next Friday...I do think the first 1-hour class did help me improve quite a bit.  When I stamped the adorable TGF Princess Anya, I stamped it three times thinking that I would need to colour at least three before I'd be happy enough with the outcome to actually use it on my my surprise and delight, I was shockingly happy with the first one!  I might feel differently looking back as I improve, LOL, but, for now, I am happy.  I rushed to colour the castle in the background as I was strapped for time and I could've done a better job but, I still think it looks ok...

I got the GORGEOUS colour inspiration from CR84FN31:

I cased this awesome inspiration card from TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog - Mystery Monday (I used it as a sketch):

I am also entering it into the following challenges:

DSP & Cardstock: CTMH - Sophia
Stamps: TGF - Princess Anya; Hero Arts CL412 (Castle, Sentiment)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, SU! - Certainly Celery (sponged edge of scalloped square)
Markers: Copic Sketch - Skin - YR0000, R20 (blush); Hair - Y13, Y15; Dress & Wand - RV10, RV11, RV13, YG13, YG17; Crown - Y15, Y17, Y28; Castle - W2, W4; Windows - YR31; Door - E33, E35; Flag - RV10, RV11; Grass - YG01, YG03; Sky - BG000
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Squares LG, Scalloped Squares LG
Ribbon: CTMH
Rhinestones: Unknown
Glitter: CTMH Prisma Glitter
Mulberry Flowers: I Am Roses - Cherry Blossoms



sooo super cute! your coloring is phenomenal!


Super cute card Naomi, and you did a wonderful job with your Copic markers. I never would have guessed you were fairly new to using them.

Berenice R.

So cute cards! Thanks for sharing :)


OH WOW!!! i love your cards!!! i'm your newest follower =) I really hope the canucks win the cup!!! so excited =) YAY!!


This is fantastic! To be your first time coloring hair, you did an awesome job!! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories.

Mona L. Pendleton

Both of these cards are so cute! Such pretty patterned paper! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Thanh Vo

Absolutely adorable! I didn't know you owned TGF stamps. Love how royal this card really is.


Really girly

kitten DYSU team


naomi!!!!! you won @ TGF!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!


Very cute card! Lovely coloring, Thanks for joining us at DYSU Challenge, hugs, Frances.