Saturday, September 17, 2011

Whimsie Doodles Challenge!

 On September 5th, Whimsie Doodles released several darling images, and Keely Yowler and I had the opportunity to use 3 of them (School Girl, Frankie's Girl, Steampunk Lizzie) for a Whimsie Doodle Challenge on the Paper Craft Planet blog! For your opportunity to win, head over to the PCP Blog and read through the Challenge details there.

First, I used the super sweet School Girl image.

I went with a simple layout and minimal accessories because I just love the plaid printed paper and her divine red hair.

There are tutorials for colouring pleats almost everywhere I turn on the web including on the Whimsie Doodles blog, but I forgot that while I coloured School Girl's little skirt, and so her skirt is a little more ruffled than pleated. Consider it to be a simple fashion variation!!!

copics used;

hair; E09/15/17/19
skin; E0000/000/01/11
bow/skirt; YG61/63/67
tights; YG61, T0/1, colourless blender
shirt; T0/1/3
shoes; T1/3/5
tie/waistband; R35/39
bodice; Y00/21/23
background; B0000/00/01

For my second project, I used Steampunk Lizzie;

I really love the look of the steampunk genre in all its earthy fabulousness. I am particularly drawn to all the little old fashioned details that create the steampunk look.

I've used little screw head brads and a Tim Holtz watch face combined with the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears cutting die by Sizzix.

I wanted this image to look like a pencil sketch, so I lightened the lines of the digital image using a freeware image editting program (Gimp) and coloured it monochromatically using only my warm grey copic markers. I really love this old fashioned photo/graphite pencil look.

Now, seriously, haul hiney to the PCP blog and get entered in the Whimsie Doodles Challenge for your chance to WIN!!! Good luck!

lollipop crafts - use brads 
simon says stamp and show - steampunk
stamps r us - friendship
digital tuesday - celebrate the season
the three muses - fall 
really reasonable ribbon - fall
bee crafty - beautiful borders/fantastic frames



Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful steampunk piece, Loretta. Very fresh and original feel to it. I really like the pencil sketch feel of the cute image and the way you used the blue CS for the gears. Terrific to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, it's simply gorgeous!! I love the monochromatic look, and awesome design to your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

Anneke said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing with us at digital tuesday!!
Greetings Anneke

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that is fantastic, the coloring on both is out of this world, Love your embellishing too on the second one

Stamping Becky said...

Love both cards! Beautiful colouring and layouts.

Angi Barrs said...

Awww your cards made me SMILE. Super adorable designs. Thanks for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. :) said...

Wow! Your Steampunk card is amazing. All the details just work so well and your coloring is over the top fantastic!!! One of the Whimsie Doodles designers shared your card with the rest of the DT and I just had to come over and see more :>) I am going to have to give this a try, of course I need to by the markers first, I started off my collectionwith the cool greys. I can see it is time to expand and now I have reason to do so!!!

Canne said...

Your cards are gorgeous, I especially love the steampunk card it is so inspirational. :)

Dee said...

Absolutely loved your steampunk Lizzie card.

Call Me Crafty Al said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, but I am in AWE of the Steampunk Lizzie card. The coloring on that is FANTASTIC!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Loretta I LOVE both your cards hun!! You do amazing work, and love love love your coloring!!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Autumn Challenge :)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Loretta, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

These are beautifully made (I especially enjoy the black / white / grey one!) Please consider submitting your card creation at our Parables of a Crafter Publication Call!! Out deadline is Friday, July 20, 2012. You are able to submit 2 creations of your choice!
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