Monday, September 1, 2014

Now I want Cupcakes. SIGH

Hi guys. It has been a long crazy weekend around my house. In the US we have been celebrating labor day. We celebrated by taking my daughter to the hospital for her I don't know how many-ith kidney stone in the past year. She is just 15. SIGH.  So all day Sunday was at the Children's Hospital. and Sunday night was pain meds and nausea meds. She woke up this morning feeling much better... so hopefully the stone has moved on out of there.   We did have delightful smoked pork ribs on Saturday... and for today I made homemade vanilla no-cook ice cream. MMmmmm. Can't wait to try it.

I did get to get a bit of coloring in as well, and decided to try my hand at the new digital fairy from the new Digi release by Carmen Medlin for SCACD. This one is called Cupcake Fairy.

First things first - she is full size. When I opened the image in MS Word, I left her the size she was. It made it a little easier to color the details, yet a little harder to get the blends in because such a large area. I chose to do her in teals and greens because - well Love the color combination. The pick of purple came last - ok... second to last. The pink background was last.  The only "embellishment" other than coloring is silver dots on her wings and buttons of her waist sash and her top. I have framed her so that I can take her to work and have her on my desk. :-) 

I love to fussy cut. Mainly because I ALWAYS accidentally go outside the image when I am coloring. SIGH. This one I was going to try to leave on the white paper.  . . Alas, that was not good. I had a LOT of accidental oopseys. But many of you may wonder how to do the fussy cutting when there are things like curleycues on the end of the wings, and a wick for the candle and her spiked shoe. Those are HORRIFIC to cut out and have resemble anything good. Well at least for me.... I am not a professional paper cutter and have trouble with those types of things. 

The solution - I printed the image out again on a piece of pink cardstock that I had cut down to 8.5 x 11.  When I fussy cut the image, I cut off the curlies on the wings. and on wick, etc... Then I CAREFULLY placed the cut out image on top of the one printed on the pink cardstock. 

I then added some silver dots at the tips of the wings and at the center of the curlies... although you can't see them as well on this picture. Also, on the chain around her belt... the pearl / gem  on the right side that is on its own is also on the pink cardstock, with silver in the middle that I added after I placed the main image down. 

Colors Used: 
BG000, 01, 05, 07, 09
YG01, 05, 07, 09, G19
V000, 01, 05, 06, 09
E000,00, 11, 21, 04, R20

Have an awesome week!!!! 


1 comment:

  1. OMGoodness, this is soooo gorgeous, Alaine! Really fabulous coloring! Love the color combo, too! :^)
    So sorry to hear about your daughter. I haven't had stones, by my hubby has and has needed surgery more than once. Not fun. So here's sending healing wishes for your daughter--may she never have another stone!!!!!
    Hugs, Penny