Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More From the Faire!

Hi Everyone! How was your Monday? Well, I didn't get my sunny day like I wanted even though the weather man on the radio yesterday morning said it was going to be the warmest day yet! He was so wrong! Oh, well....

I finally finished my cards representing the Red Court and the Green Court from my local Renaissance Festival (a few days ago I had the one for the Blue Court and a photo from the Faire). The Blue Court card came together so easily, but I really struggled with the Red and Green after I had finished altering and coloring the Baron's and Baroness' . I really thought I wanted to use some paper from the Once Upon a Time stack from DCWV, but even though the paper is gorgeous it just wasn't right with my coloring. I finally found this Digi image of a castle from In Style Stamps and decided to make both cards the same except for the Court figures. (It's a little funny to me - the Green court are the "bad" guys but even with an "evil" goatee, Ian still looks too cute!)
The frame behind the images was made by removing the guard from a decorative corner punch then punching repeatedly around a square of black cardstock. Once you go completely around the square the piece in the middle just kind of falls out. Both of the Baron's and Baroness' are altered Anya's and Ian's from the Dress Me set from The Greeting Farm. They are colored with Copics:

Red Court:
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: Y000, E50,Y21,Y26,Y28
Clothes: R24,R27,R29, C1,C3,C5,C7,C9

Green Court:
Skin: Same
Hair: C3,C5,C7,C9 and E21, E25, E27, E29
Clothes: G09,G19,G29, C1,C3,C5,C7,C9

If you haven't been to Club Anya to check out the contest and see whose blog you need to visit for your clue today, be sure you go HERE. You really want a chance to win this contest, believe me! :-)

Thanks so much for visiting me and for all of the lovely comments that are left. It really means a lot to me! I wish you a joyous day!
:-) Traci


Carisa said...

these rock! i totally love your medieval altered anya's and ian's!!! It's making me exciting for the Colorado Ren Faire!

kadie said...

Okay, I was just on my way over here when I saw your post in my blog roll and then you happened by my blog too! :)
I have to know...did you free hand those outfits?? Get outta town, Traci--these are INCREDIBLE!!! I can't tell you enough how awesome these are and how much I admire your creativity!! Okay I can...I totally LOVE your work!!

Meli Palmer said...

Wow, these are incredible! That little beard..oh my, too cute.

Janna said...

I need you to be mean so I can be jealous without feeling guilty! I mean seriously woman! Where does your talent end!!! I can't believe these out fits and the beautiful creations you made! they are absolutely stunning! Can I please be you just for one day!!!!!! You have blown we away! Yoru coloring is perfection and the castle int eh background and the facial hair and gems! Wow, wow, wow! Just stunning!!!


Jessica Diedrich said...

Ok, seriously, what do I SAY to you?? These are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!

I love EVERYTHING about both of these cards and just think it's so cool how you did the red and green courts. The tiaras are GORGEOUS and the clothes??? BEYOND adorable! You are so talented, Traci...WOW!

Heather Schlatter said...

Both of these turned out so great Tracy and I love the Goatee and I do not think he looks cute I get the whole evil thing!!!

Wonderful job on drawing and and designing the Medievil cards they are so authentic!!!

I love the costumes!!


Mary Giles said...

Okay these are absolutely mind blowing with your coloring and outfit details. I think you need to be studied so your inner talent can be revealed to the rest of us.

Islander Girl said...

OMG THESE ARE SOOO ADORABLE! So glad I found your blog!!!! Very creative!!!


Tammy said...

OMG I'm in shock! These are so so so fabo!! I'm still trying to wrap my head around these cards.
You are the master at altering an image. Great Job!!!!

angeljakki said...

What awesome altering they look great x

Frank said...

OMG...I NEED those outfits...this is SCARBOROUGH FAIRE season, after all...