Happy Friday everybody, and welcome to another blog hop with the E-Team. Today is a special mission for all of us on the team because we have a very special guest… Suzie Blu. Yep, she agreed to join us today, and we are so honored that she is playing along with us.
Suzie was asked a few questions about herself and talent, and each design team member will have one on their blogs. Here is my question and Suzie's response:
Where do your ideas come from?
I am blessed with ideas. I used to think it was a curse, literally, because I felt I had to act on every inspiration I had. I learned to keep a cheapie journal to write it all down in, bits of an idea, a small sketch, and put it on the back burner for awhile. My inspirations come from things I see, could be packaging, I'll like the color combination of a bar of soap and write in my journal: silver, lemon yellow, baby pink = Indian swirls, and then use that in a painting. Keeping a journal like this keeps you from ever having to pick something out of nothing. You always have base materials to work with.
My project is one that I have posted before, but it’s a perfect fit for today’s hop. When I posted it last time, I was one week early thinking this hop was last Friday LOL… So, I was given the OK to post my card again today. This week has been crazy for sure, and I never had the chance to make a new project with this darling image. So once again here is my card and tutorial to share with you. The image is by Suzie Blu from eclectic Paperie.
Find more inspiration from the E-Team. View different samples and projects that were all created with Suzie Blu images.
Linda Duke – Me
I wanted my image background to match my paper, so I used a scrap piece of paper and started playing with different stamp pads that I thought looked good.
Here I used two different colors for the background (use your lightest colors first)., and stamped the image a second time with a darker color and cut out the girl.
I used Copic Markers to color in all base colors for the entire image, and shaded in with PrismaColor Pencils. When finished I really wanted her eyes and necklace to stand out more so I used a black pen.
Here you see my background paper from BasicGrey, the background of the image (you can see I added more shading using PrismaColor Pencils), and the cut out girl.
I stamped the entire image once again with a black stamp pad, and cut out the border. I also added glitter to the background – not much.
Cut/emboss your die, and shade with Distress Ink.
Here I just wanted to measure how long the die needed to be, and a quick placement of the image. (Nothing is taped down, it’s just to make sure everything fits).
Cut/emboss your flowers, then sponge (front and back).
Curl your flower petals using a styles, and a pad underneath.
The flower on the left has brown Flower Soft, while the image on the right has two different colors of Flower Soft.
Assemble card as shown. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I find them much easier to follow.
Thanks for visiting today, and be creative my friends – Linda ;)
Stamp Pads: Pitch Black, Latte Adirondack Dye Pad. Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose Distress Ink - eclectic Paperie.
Ribbon: 1/4” Satin – May Arts.
Copic Markers: R05 Salmon Red, R17 Lipstick Orange, R24 Prawn, R27 Cadmium Red, R29 Lipstick Red, R20 Blush, E51 – Milky White, Yr00 Powder Pink, Y38 Honey, E33 Sand, E35 Chamous - eclectic Paperie. Buttons.
Misc.: PrismaColor Pencils, 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue, .05 Black Pen – Michael’s. Glitter – Stampin’ Up! Autumn, Nut Brown Flower Soft, Quickie Glue Pen - eclectic Paperie.