Sunday, November 20, 2011

Colorful Elf Tia

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Whew...I made it!

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Cutting it close, but I wanted another entry for the SOG Guest DT challenge.

The patterned papers are from Dear Lizzy (grey, American Crafts) and My Mind's Eye (colorful). I added some Viva pearl drops and a wide mesh-y ribbon from my stash. Since my other entry was black and white, I wanted this to be really full of color!

My BFF'ers, Jo, teased me the other day. She said that sometimes my stuff doesn't match when it comes to crafting. Well, sorry Jo, but phooey to that! For me, art doesn't have to be matchy-matchy all the time. Why, look at couture fashion. And Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex & the City.

So, in response, I think I sub-consciously colored Warm Wishes Tia in all these colors! Nothing matches, but she is bright and happy, and makes me smile nonetheless!

In fact, it wasn't too long ago that I learned that you add blue to make black hair even brighter. Or gray to make brown hair deeper. And caucasian skin has a purple tinge to it so add violet when coloring. See... these may not make sense to the lay person, but just opening up to different techniques allow you to learn lots of new tips!! Right, Jo? :)

And guess what, I was so worried that my card wouldn't show very well without sunlight but I kinda like how this turned out.

Hugs to all!

9 comments:

Rez P. said...

Aloha Rinne,
This card is just fabulous. I love all the bright colors and the image is beautiful. You color them so pretty.

Big Hugs,
Rez
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Amy said...

This is the cutest, happiest card ever Rinne! She's a perfect elf and I love her hair! I'm rooting for you to get the guest spot! :)

eva said...

hi corinne! awesome coloring! i think this is super cute and fun and bright and whimsical and in a way it does all match! sometimes not being all matchy matchy makes things stand out more. good luck, good luck, good luck!!

angie ashuk said...

I love the colors...puts a big smile on my face...she is so cute:)

Hanneke said...

Wow, amazing colors! They are so lovely, that image is cute and I love the way you colored it. Hugs, Hanneke

smyiow said...

She is super adorable! Love her and the paper! Great job!

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Arabella said...

What a lovely bright card Rinne! I love all the colours! Good luck with the GDT position!

Arabella

frances joy said...

cute!!!! cute!!! i love the colors!!!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Love love love the non-traditional Christmas colors! I think they're my very favorite! :) Adorable card!