Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Red Hat Birthday.

A friend of mine, who is a member of the Red Hats here in this area, asked me to make her a Red Hat birthday card to send to another Red Hat lady.  So here is the result.  I actually made this card twice, well nearly anyway.  Three quarters of the way through the first one, I decided it wasn't right and it went in the bin.  I salvaged a few bits, the image and the two nesties and used them for the second effort of which I'm quite proud.

Now for details...the image is a digi by Priscilla Heaton which fitted the bill perfectly. If you would like the link please email me.  I then coloured it with copics..I still need a lot of practice in this area.  I cut a mask and then air brushed, yes that's right, air brushed the background with my copics to take away the starkness of the white background.  I paper pieced the mannequin's head and very slightly moulded the hat and 3d'd it onto the base image to give it a touch of dimension.  I think I managed to get it just right.  The flower and feathers finished off the hat.  I was really pleased to find the exact colour feathers in my stash.  The sketch is based very loosely on a Mojo Monday one...185.  To add a bit more texture I embossed the purple panel and also added the white lace.  A greeting and silk ribbon finished it off.  I hope my friend likes it.

Enjoy this very sunny hot Tuesday everyone.
Stay safe!!


Cheryl said...

WOW absolutely SPECTACULAR and true Leigh style.......I love it!!! I hope you have had time to relax,wasn't it a hectic xmas!! I have only just had time now to catch up on some commenting and then straight back into the chrissy cards......OMG.....lol.....but I need min 80 this year,so I need to get started.Here's to a happy and healthy new year for you and your family.

Alicia said...

Leigh, this card is spectacular!!!! I love the vibrant colours and am so impressed by your air brushing!
Alicia xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, that is so CUTE! You did a fabulous job with the theme! LOVE it!

Jean McKenzie said...

What a card Leigh! It is great - the colours are perfect together, love the image you chose and the feathers and flower set it all off beautifully!! Great too that you have tried the air brushing - FUN!!

Curt in Carmel said...

And well you should be proud! This is a stunner. The detail from the hat to the feathers is amazing. I'm sure she loved this work of art! Great job on this! Best, Curt

Miss Vicky said...

Oh Wow Leigh, perfect in every way! The colours are so rich & vibrant. I'm sure your friend loved it!