Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Anniversary Honey!

When I sat down to make a card for my husband for our 21st anniversary, I knew I wanted to use the adorable images from Crissy Armstrong. I thought they were perfect since I really fell madly in love with Tom the night he first kissed me. No matter how long ago it was, I will alway remember the tender moment when he softly touched my lips... Wow, that's about as mushy as it gets, huh? I really am blessed though, and thank my Lord every day for bringing this wonderful man into my life.

The second thing I wanted to do with this one was work on my coloring. I am a "self taught" Copics user and I have a tendency to be heavy handed with my coloring - I put down a lot of ink when I use my Copics, and haven't really mastered the art of using white space as highlights. So, I decided to color these as a sepia image, only allowing myself three colors of brown and one skin tone. (Ok, in the end I also used blue on her eyes and red on her lips, but they don't really count). I wanted to really work on the shading techniques and work with white space! I think it turned out kinda fun and this gave it a very vintage feel to it. All in all, I liked the way it turned out and might have to try that excersise again sometime.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crissy Armstrong's - DT Call

Sunday's with Crissy - July - Distressing

Paper Shelter - #24 - Anything Goes

I've got more to post - I'll be back soon!


Crissy Armstrong said...

Your story made me want to go and kiss my husband. Wonderful, thanks for sharing!!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous image and a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

Jodi this is absolutely adorable!!! What a great story!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Thanks for joining in with us at TPS this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

Caroline said...

aww so sweet Thanks for playing along this week @ the Paper Shelter

Kathi said...

Belated Anniversary Wishes.

Sweet card. I really love the sepia-Vintage coloring. I also have problems with leaving white areas whilst coloring with my Copics.