Thursday, February 10, 2011

Majora's Moon

I made this card for turtlegirl19's Legend of Zelda swap.
The boys and I are HUGE Link fans, so I just couldn't pass this swap up. The moon on Majora's Mask has always given me the creeps, so that's what I wanted to carve.
The moon was colored with oil pastels and chalks. The fairies (Tatl and Tael) were colored with Prismacolor pencils, and the sky was done with Twinkling H2Os. I used a Gallexy marker to make the fairy paths. That is my new tool for this card, and I really like it.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bubble Bath

I just finished this card up for sweetdixie06's Every Girl's Gotta Have swap. I used black ink on Bristol paper. (I've been doing that too much lately.) I colored it in with chalks, put some glitter glue on the bubbles, rounded the edges with a punch, and edged the whole card in black. To finish up, I covered the cards in clear ink and embossed them with clear powder for a shiny, wet look.

I really wish I would have paid more attention to this image before carving. I think that the edge of the bathtub needs to come up about a centimeter. It looks like her head is resting on air like this. I'll have to pay more attention in the future.

Finally, I've never admitted this publically, but I have a problem with taking out too many details when I carve. I put them in initially, and end up carving them away one by one. This bubble bather's "towel" was supposed to be hair. I butchered it. Could you tell?

[I forgot to tell how I did the "wall paper." I just used a mask to cover up the bather, and watermarked a flowery stamp in the background. When you chalk over that, the flowers stand out in a darker shade.]


I don't mean to question Nikki McClure's title for this piece, but I think it should be called "Hope."
I fell in love with this image when I saw it, but I was afraid to carve it. It was a tough carve, but I'm pleased with the outcome. The sun is colored with Twinkling H2Os. It's really shimmery, but you can't see the shimmer in the scan.
This card was for Murray Herd's Nikki McClure swap.

God's Little Boy

I love this trio: Bristol Paper, Black Ink, and Cotman Watercolors