Today I am sharing a card with you that I created using the NEW Greetings from Wonderland stamp set from Crafty Secrets. This is my first Alice in Wonderland card! I love the stamp set but I wasn't sure what color tones to use for coloring. Ok, now don't laugh--but I have never seen the movie Alice in Wonderland--the Original or the Walt Disney! Crazy I know! I must be one of the few--LOL! So because of that I didn't really have any idea what colors would be good to use. Since the stamp set Greetings from Wonderland contains the vintage images I wanted them to look like the images from the original illustrator. I have to give a big shout out to my aunt Gail--Thank You so much for the name of the original illustrator, John Tenniel!!! I googled him and found several wonderful color images. Here is the card I created using Greetings from Wonderland and the Flourishes stamp sets from Crafty Secrets. I also have a tutorial for you on how I colored Alice with my Copic markers. I stamped the image of Alice with brown ink onto white cardstock and started with coloring her dress using YR000 and E53.I added the red trim with R17.For the crown I used three Copic markers, YR000, E53 and YR21.To add the shades of blue into her dress I used BG10 and B00 and I also used the colorless blender pen. For her skin tones I used E0000 and E000 and for her cheeks I used R20. For her lips and eyes I used R81 and B00.For her hair I used several colors, Y00, Y19, Y38, YR21 and YR24. Also for her shoes I used 100 (Black).Here is a close-up so you can see more of the details. Do you see all the added sparkle? To add all the sparkle I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll Glitter Pen from Sakura. To achieve the softer look for the sparkle I tapped and moved my finger around on the glitter lines before they were dry. My finger picked up the glitter and softens the look at the same time. Here is a close-up of the rabbit. Here is a close-up of all the images. After I had all of the images colored I made a diecut using the Wizard™ and Labels Eight S5-019 die template from Spellbinders™. For shading in the background I used several Distress Inks (listed below).These are all of the Copic markers used to color the images.To embellish the black I stamped a flourish image from the Flourishes stamp set from Crafty Secrets in silver and then I embellished it with rhinestones. I also added some red sheer ribbon with a button and bow.
Stamps~Crafty Secrets-Greetings From Wonderland, Flourishes
Paper~Neenah Solar White; The Paper Company-Black, Red, Espresso Glimmer
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Encore Silver; Ranger-Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade
Other~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, Labels Eight S5-019 Die #6; Copic Markers as shown in the picture; My Mind's Eye-Lush Black Rhinestones; Sakura-Clear Star Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Joann's-Red Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Button; Beacon Adhesives-Fabri-Tac, Gem-Tac
On a more personal note I have some very exciting news to share!! Back in February I was published in the Crafts Beautiful Magazine in the UK!!! I had three pieces of art that were published in this issue, two cards and a necklace. Each piece was made using the Spellbinders™ Pendants.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are off to a fantastic week!!
Hugs & Smiles,