Friday, January 15, 2010

Romeo and Juliet

Hi! Caz issued a challenge for Monday Mania at Club Anya to use Anya and Ian as a couple (I think there was supposed to be masking involved, so I kind of cheated by cutting my images out instead of masking!) and I decided to draw them entirely new outfits and make them Romeo and Juliet. When I do this much altering I sort of treat it like paper dolls - I stamp the original image and cut it out (cutting away any extra's I don't want to use like Miss Rain's umbrella) then I trace around the cut-out with pencil and draw the new clothes. Because it's all in pencil there is no pressure - just keep playing until you are happy! Then trace those lines with a Copic multiliner (or whatever pen will suit your coloring medium), color, cut out and glue over the first cut out that you used to trace (and you have colored the skin and hair on). In this case I actually re-drew Ian's arm so they could hold hands, so I just cut away the one on the original before I glued the new clothes on top!

The Details:
Stamps: My Guy Ian; Rain, Snow, Shine - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Graphic 45, Chocolate Chip (SU), White (PTI)
Copics:
Skin:R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair:E50,E53,E55
Ian Clothes: G20,G21,G24,G94,G99,E13,E15,E17,E25,E27,E29,E50,E53,E55
Anya Clothes: E07,E09,E18,E25,E27,E29,E13,E15,E17
Misc: Brads (SU), Border Punch (EK Success), Sakura Clear Stardust pen, Foam tape


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
:-)Traci

29 comments:

Randi said...

If these were stamps..I would SO buy them!! LOVE this Traci!! Such a cute idea and beautifully executed!! You are such an amazing artist!! I was working on a whole Camelot themed card and gave up. Wish you were here to 'advise' me! ;o)

Shirley N said...

gosh are you creative--this is just awesome! Love their beautiful outfits!

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

Holy crap, your talent is amazing! I just LOVE her dress and I'm a sucker for romance so this card is just perfect. Your altering/drawing is off the charts as usual!
~Rach

Peggy said...

So sweet! Looks like they walked right out of the book/movie! Your card ROCKS!!

Angela said...

I can't take my eyes off this one!!! I love.......this. I agree with Randi, if these were stamps I would buy them!! You did and awesome job drawing their clothes!! It goes to show you just how many diferent looks you can create with Ian and Anya!! I just love this Traci!! Your coloring is beautiful and the colors you chose is just perfect!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW!!!! You Amazing Woman you...this is just FAB!!!! Love it!!

Kristy Young said...

OMG Traci these are amazing!! I would so buy these! I cant believe how talented you are. WOW!
Kristy x

JenRaff said...

As soon as this popped up on my screen, I drew my breath in! I just adore this! You rock!!!!!! No words to describe just how gorgeous this card is!!!!! You will win this challenge hands down!

Gabby said...

OH MYLANTA! Are you freakin' kidding me? I fainted a little at this and my mouth is still wide open as well as my eyes! WOW...I'm like...WOW! O.0 You are fantabulasticallyartisticamazing! Yeah...that's a new word I think...made up just for you! WOW! LOL!

Tori Wild said...

Your alterations always blow me away-- so inventive!! Adorable and fantabulous coloring as always Traci!! Love them all!! I think Marie needs to take all of your alterations and turn them into stamps! :)

Tammi said...

Oh wow, your couple turned out incredible, fantastic idea! They are so cute, love your card!

Erin said...

I love them, I need some for the Friday challenge. I could use them for my renaissance festival pictures.

MacKenzie said...

SHUT UP! THIS IS AMAZING!

Mag said...

Tell me when Romeo & Juliet will be stamps, 'cause I must buy them !!!
They are really really really too cute !!! Amazing Traci !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I love it.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! this is fabulous!! WOW!!

Cyndee said...

These are great, good job!! And I like you like making paper dolls so much more than masking. For me its so much easier, great choice on the theme. A great change of pace from the typical releases as of late...

Angie said...

You did it again! It amazes me how you make these characters into NEW characters! Gorgeous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I have no words...I am speechless! OK...I think I can find a few! Let's see...you ROCK, you are AMAZING, this is SO fabulous...yep, those work ;)

crafty amy said...

Hiya hun,
I can not believe how long it has been since I have been over here I am actually getting withdrawls! I have just been catching up and fallign in love with your amazing creations all over again :D
I wish that Marie would produce some of your creations I love rocker miss Anya and these 2 are just stunning!
I also love what you have done with the sweet pea image it is so beautiful....I am just completely in awe of you.
It is no surprise at all that you have been picked for Amy and Sweet pea's DTs

Hugs

Amy xx

Tonje said...

Oh my gosh... they are stunningly beautiful! LOVE IT!

Javablustamper said...

Hey Traci! How are you? You are SO creative!! I just LOVE visiting here!! Your creations are ABSOLUTELY amazing!! I cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve next!! Have an AWESOME day!!



Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

Amy said...

Sigh... yep, I'm totally in love with this couple too. You can add me to the list longing for some stamps just like this, your alteration is spot on perfection! :) This is more proof of why you are 'wicked'... wicked awesome, wicked cool, wicked AMAZING... ;)

the whimsical butterfly said...

This card is SO gorgeous I don't even know where to begin! What a FABULOUS take on the challenge and I adore the clothes! You are SOOO talented!!!

Micki said...

WOW, this is amazing. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! :-)

margie c said...

STUNNING and BRILLIANT! I want these as stamps! Fab coloring and layout too!

TFS! hugs,
margie

GobeaGirl said...

This is too cute. I love it. They are fantastic..Love it, Lisa g

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Oooh these are fabulous! I would definitely buy these if they were available. Romeo and Juliet are such a classic couple and you captured them soooo beautifully here. Gorgeous coloring too. That must have taken forever to do but well worth the effort.