Monday, April 27, 2009

Inky Impressions Submission

Good evening girls!! As many of you know, I was able to finally meet my new nephew in person this past weekend. He is just darling - such a charmer! And of course, he still has that sweet new baby smell. What is it about babies that just makes you want to stare at them? He was full of smiles for his Aunt Cass and my little man thought he was pretty neat too! I do think he thought the baby would play more so he was a little put off by that. It'll be fun to watch them as the little one grows though! I also have a few questions answered at the bottom of my post from my Vintage Paris card so read all the way through!

I submitted a few cards for the Inky Impressions design team call and was so excited to have made the second round. Nicole sent us all an image and a sketch to follow to create our cards. Here is my submission using this precious girl! I fell in love with the eyes when I first saw Nicole's images and that is still what draws me in - aren't they just gorgeous??

The entire image except for her hair is colored with my Prisma colored pencils and baby oil. I used Copics on her hair. I tried a new technique for the grass and sky that I am sooo happy about it! I think I spent just as much time blending those two elements as I did coloring the rest of the image. If you love to color, this is a great line - there is so much detail -- I feel just like a
n artist!!

Here is the full card:

The sketch is one I've used before - #218 from the SCS Sketch challenges. My base was run through the cuttlebug 3 times to get it all embossed. It may take an extra moment, but it adds so much I think!
Wish me luck in making the final team! No matter what, I still feel very honored to have made it this far! Ya'll know that I'll be doing the 'chair cheer' if I am fortunate enough to get to work with Nicole and her images though! If you haven't heard of this line before, take a moment to visit the blog and read all about it!

Okay - I am so happy that so many of ya'll enjoyed the Vintage Paris card I posted last week. It was a joy to make! I wanted to clear up a few things. Several of you think that I used corrugated cardboard on it. I didn't - that striped layer has been in my paper stash for a long, long time. I just crumpled it up and distressed the heck out of it before adhering it down. The main image is only ONE stamp! Gotta love that!! I did stamp it in red and then inked up just the one little bit with a black marker, cut it out and glued it over the main image to add a little pop! Just a trick to make it look like I assembled the whole collage! *wink*
I think that's it! Have a beautiful evening - or day if it's actually tomorrow when you read this!

19 comments:

Danni said...

This is such a wonderful card! so pretty and you're right, those eyes are just gorgeous!

Jacquie said...

Hey Cass! How are you? I hope you are well!! Miss chatting with you! SO happy for you that you were able to visit with your nephew!! Those babies are SWEET aren't they?? I LOVE your creation!! The coloring ROCKS!!! You just NEED to design for them!!! NO DOUBT!! I just could never do what you do with those pencils!! GREAT job!! Take care!


Jacquie/Javablustamper

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness...your card is awesome!! Of course you feel like an artist...you are one! I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you as well...can't wait to hear!!

Nicola said...

Stunning card Cassie, love this image and your wonderful colouring. Fab layout and bugging.
Good luck with the DT call.
Nicola -x-

MrsETaylor said...

The coloring is so fresh and well done Cassie. Very sweet card.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie,l love the image.

Hugs Riet.x

Denise said...

Very pretty card! Your coloring is awesome, and great layout too.

June Houck said...

Oh, this makes two of my blog friends that are trying out for Nicole's DT. Of course, I hope you both get on :) Your grass and sky look terrific! You also did an incredible job on her eyes.

Glad you are back :)

Heather said...

WOW! The coloring on this is absolutely awesome!!! Great card!

Michelle said...

this card is wonderful..the image..your coloring..the sketch..the colors..ALL OF IT is absolutely darling, beautiful and fantastic...TFS cassie!

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

Beautiful job! Now share the secrets on what/how you did the sky and the grass!!??

Dee said...

Great coloring on this and I see what you mean about the eyes - wow soooo pretty they just GRAB YA lol. Good Luck on the DT I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Hugz - Dee

V said...

She looks great! The skin tones came out beautifully!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is stunning!

Hugs,

Janna said...

How exciting that you got to meet your nephew! new babies are always so much fun! they do have that great smell and just feel wonderful when you hold them!!! Oh Cassie this card is just amazing! Your coloring is so beautiful and I adore the way you interpreted the sketch! I just know you are going to be a shoe in for the DT!!! She would be crazy not to pick you!!! So, so beautiful!!

Smiles,
janna

Heather said...

Cassie the way you colored her up is just gorgeous!!! It still think it would be so fun to be on this team together, but I guess we will have to see what happens. I have been feeling pretty bummed about it, but I really hope that you make it on to the final round!!!

Great job and I love that coloring!!!

She is such a cutie!!! I love her eyes and she was so so so so fun to color up!!! I would love to get to see what else Nicole has in store for her!!!

Heather

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Cassie. Love the way you've coloured in the adorable image. Good luck with the DT call Hugs Michele x

Tricia said...

so many great details!

Lynn said...

So pretty! Your coloring is just gorgeous!