Thursday, January 22, 2015

Love the Tattooed Lady

I have begun the new year with a bit less on my design team plate.
This has freed me up to play with the ridiculous amount of new images
and stamps I have been collecting, yet have NEVER used.
It's actually quite embarrassing, as my hoarder is showing....

So, I have been grabbing random images from my stash,
and actually using them. No kidding! I'm doin' it!!
Check this out...

I have been a fan of Annie Rodrigue for years. I love her artwork.
I have been collecting her stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie for quite
a few years as well. I really wanted to play along with the current
Anything Goes challenge on their blog, and since she has never
even been inked up, I figured she had waited long enough.

I went pretty CAS on this, only using one dp and some rhinestones.
The image was colored with Copics to match the paper.

I love the sentiment on this paper. I rarely use the sentiments
on designer paper, but this one kinda struck me as extra beautiful.
And it seemed to be even more perfect when paired up with Esmerelda.  

She was so fun to color! I used a bit of white Gelly Roll pen
to open up the tattoos and make them a bit more detailed.
It was hard to add dimension to those teeny tiny tattoos,
but I love how she turned out. She also started out with pink hair, 
but it just didn't look right. Another reason I love my Copics.
Now all is flattering with ebony hair...
I'm going to pop the card in the mail to a dear friend for Valentine's Day.
She's recently relocated to Texas (yikes, better her than me!), and I think 
she can use a pick me up. I bet this does the trick.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes


  1. WOW Glo she looks absolutely fabulous hun.... you really did her proud girl.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  2. Your card looks fab!!! I love the colors you used!!! :)

  3. Gorgeous card :-) Esmeralda is fabulous and I love the paper, one of my all time fave packs, they are perfect together :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. You did a beautiful job coloring her! Saw this is the gallery and just had to comment. :)

  5. Way to go on using your stash!! Great coloring on this small digi, and great shading!! Lovely!

  6. That;s a FAB image. :-) I am glad to see you are having more fun crafting time. How wonderful to get to browse through your stash :-)

    IKE xxx

  7. OOOH, I love this! Great image and coloring and the chalkboard background rocks! xxD


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