Saturday, September 13, 2008

Little Elphaba


I'm finally getting around to posting my sample for this week's Sketch for You To Try. This week, all of us sample-makers have used holiday-themed Bellas - so much fun! Be sure to pay a visit to Jen at i{heart}2stamp, where you'll find loads of goodies ... the sketch, Jen's sample, and guest designer Suzanne Dean's sample. You'll also see that everyone who joins us in using Bella stamps gets entered for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Bella site, courtesy of Emily. You don't neccessarily have to use holiday Bellas - any Bella will get you entered! Check out the awesome samples from Amy, Carole, Shannan and Susan too!

This darling little witch captured my heart the first time I saw her. Isn't she just the sweetest little thing? I colored her with Copic markers, then tried to add a green glow around her with an aqua painter and celery ink. (I thought this card by Leslie Miller of Running with Scissors was the absolute BOMB, so that's where I drew inspiration for the green glow.) Copics and watercolor together? Yes, and if I recall Marianne's instructions, you do the Copic coloring first and then the watercoloring. The only problem I had was with paper choice. You don't want to use watercolor paper with Copics, but ideally, you do want it for watercoloring. I colored over the black mat with a black Spica and added some Gunmetal Stickles to the witch's hair for some sparkle. I also gave her green skin after my favorite witch of all, Elphaba of Wicked :D
Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Little Witchy (Bella Stamps)
Paper: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Basic Black (SU!); Stamper's Select White (Papertrey); dp (Imaginisce)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Copic markers, Gunmetal Stickles, black Spica, paper piercer, ribbon and brads (source unknown - they came out of a Paper Wishes Personal Shopper monthly kit two years ago), green paper flower (Prima)

19 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so super cute!! You amaze me!!

leenda said...

Adorable!

Rachel Hope said...

Super cute!!! I love it!

jen del muro said...

This is so cute! I love how you made her green!! Hope you had a MOST WONDERFUL birthday!!! Hugs-Jd

Catherine said...

she looks awesome even in green. your card is adorable =)

Melissa said...

So darn cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

Bunny B said...

I love this! It's super adorable!

mochamama said...

Wow Amy, I miss a few days and come back to lots of awesome creations. Of course I'm not surprised, after all ,it's you. Love them all!

Amy said...

Little Elphaba, so sweet and so misunderstood...love this one, Amy! Your coloring couldn't be more stunning, the ribbon sentiment is perfect as well as the bottom brad/flower!

Laurel said...

This is so cute! I love it! I have her on order and should be arriving soon, can't wait!

mueppi said...

I love it!!!
Your card is great!
Hugs Gisela

Regan said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Janine said...

This is just so cute!! I love the image and the papers. Beautiful!

Libby Hickson said...

Could this little witch be any cuter?? I don't think so!!

Joan Ervin said...

Awww, Amy, this is absoutely adorable...love your coloring on this super cute witch!!!

Kari said...

Super cute card!!! I love all of the elements you used! Very festive!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

That witch is do darling!! Your coloring rocks, and I love the little sparkle in her hair!!
hugs, Jami

Anonymous said...

This is incredible Amy. I love it. I saw Wicked 2 times and I loved your reference to it here. She is so pretty. Love her hair. Nice job.
Dawn B.
flowergal36

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Goodness, how cute is she in green? :) Love it!

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