Now this is one sassy coat that Whiff of Joy's Teenage Lizzie With Box of Chocolates is wearing! Not as sassy as say, Allan as he is about to go shovel snow (tee hee - he is going to kill me) but yes, this is sassy.
I love this image and think it can be used for either Valentine's Day (because of the box of chocolates that says Love) or Christmas as she is holding a gift and wearing a coat. Either way, any teen girl would really love this. The die cuts are Spellbinders Mega Rectangles cut with Stampin' Up! Bella Rose patterned paper and Pink PirouetteTextured Cardstock. The base is Cool Caribbean (retired).
I used one of my new favorite Copic colors, E70 Ash Rose to color the coat. There really is no color that matches this for a highlight/shadow, so I went with pinks and grays. I really love how the coloring turned out - so much so that I wanted to keep it the focus and I actually removed my bling! I know, shocker *feels forehead for fever*.
The sentiment, which says You Warm My Heart, is also Whiff of Joy and stamped with VersaMagic Turquoise Gem ink. I added makeup to her face because that's how I roll. I always love to add shadows, blush and lipstick lol - I used to be a makeup artist and I have drawers and drawers of the stuff. My hobbies are colliding :) Her foundation (lol) is Skin White with Baby Skin Pink as a contour (okay - shadow color); the eyeshadow is Ash Rose with a bit of Cool Shadow (see? It is MEANT to be an eyeshadow!), her cheeks are Blush and Sardonyx which is just a tinge warmer pink, and her lips are Sardonyx. I have actually put makeup (MAC pigments) on my cards - wonder if I can put markers on MY eyes? Maybe not.
Ok I hope I made you giggle with my silliness. I am off to do last minute shopping for Christmas. I have some recipes and my new Stampin' Up! class details to post soon - I will be teaching Watercoloring with Re-Inkers: Color Theory and Application in two classes, one for Demos and one for stampers (almost full). If you happen to live in Newfoundland, I would love for you to join us on January 19th. Stay tuned for more details.
Last but not least: a huge thank you to Susanna for posting my Blue Christmas card from yesterday on her Card of The Week blog! I love her site (it has links to her favorite cards, layouts, tutorials and projects) and am so thrilled to see my card listed with some really awesome fellow bloggers.
Thanks for stoppin' by! As Christmas nears, don't forget to BREATHE!