Sunday, February 19, 2012

Red, Black and BITE



My daughter is reaching the age where she's starting to attend lots of 21st parties and she's asked me to make more cards suitable for these occasions. Since she also has a lot of friends that are on either side of 21 too I decided to create a stash of cards I could always turn more age specific if I needed too. 

This FABULOUS image from Mo Manning is called "Bite" and is just perfect for this age group. I've also used my daughter's favourite colour combo.

Now it's time for a little confession - or is that advice on making the most of a mistake - LOL. I had meant to just have a very pale grey shadow around her but the alcohol in my C00 copic pen re-hydrated parts of the strong red in her skirt and dragged some colour out, even though her dress had been coloured up a few days before - grrrrrr. Some darker grey dotted in not only hides many of the red streaks but also ended up giving the image a funkier look - guess my mistake was MEANT to happen - LOL. Recently I tore up an image in frustration when I made a last minute mistake - and the next morning I looked at my poor torn up image and realised it HAD been salvageable! Live and learn and PUT THINGS AWAY to later if they aren't working out.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus  C10, C6, C5, C2, C0, C00, E53, E33, Y21, G24, R37, R35, R32, R30

16 comments:

Lexi said...

I love this beautiful card, Debbie! So perfect for your little lady! Happy birthday to her!

Melanie said...

Lovely card Debbie, and would never have known there was a mistake if you'd not mentioned it!

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is very cute ! I am loving the mistake lol
Hugs Tammy
http://tammyscrapincorner.blogspot.com/

Debra James said...

this look really great Debbie mistakes and all! and as you say I think it was meant to happen as the overall efect looks fabulous....Im so with you with throwing way images in frustration....I think there is probably alot of us who need to put aside the image and come back and reavalute how to repair...xxx

Angela said...

I love this Debbie. Your coloring of her looks so beautiful. This would be great for any girl.. young or older!!
Hugs:)
Angela

mags said...

Love this card. Great image and perfect colour combo.
Mags
x

sassy said...

really love this card its truly brilliant and your colouring is top notch too hugs sassyx

Renkata said...

Great design Debbie. the colors combo and papers are amazing.

basiulula said...

I love this card!!! Beautiful!!!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Debbie! I love the papers and details! Fabulous coloring of the fun image!

angelwhispers said...

Just a perfect card for 21's and just loving the colours just love the dotty shading around her really makes her pop! Chanelle xxx

LilyPinkScraps said...

Brilliant card and I love that image - great colour choice too with fabulous colouring :)

Anne said...

This is lovely, such a great image and I love the flowers.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, its fun to wisit with you girls. :)

Lots of hugs, Anne.

Rebekah said...

Just beautiful sweetie what a stunning image hugs Rebekah xx

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful.. Love the darling image and its colored perfectly.. Very lovely work as always.. hugs, Linda

Kylie said...

Great image for so many different events! Love it and you've coloured her up beautifully. You should never have mentioned your mistake but I think it's a GREAT mistake!! See, you've already learnt from your last one! lol. It needs a sentiment "Bite me!"
Gorgeous as always and I love the cut out flowers too!!

Hugs, xoxo