Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I made the two cards above using Mo Manning's images called Little Elf Pipa and Little Elf Mim. I colored them in with my Copic markers. I colored the ornaments with the Copics but afterwards, I thought they looked a bit "flat" so after some thought, I pulled out my Sparkling H2O paints and colored the ornaments with the gold paint. Don't think you can tell from the attachments, but the Sparkling H2O's really give the ornaments a lovely shimmer. To fortify the concept that the ornaments are hanging on a tree, I punched two fir leaves and glued them to the top of the "string." To anchor the leaves, I added the tiny bows. (I use red velvet bows on the ends of branches on my own tree each year.) The sentiment is computer generated, and reads, "Have a Swinging Christmas."
I think the cards turned out rather cute, although I'm not sure this will be my final product (or the actual design I will use). For now I've had fun coloring the little elves and experimenting.