Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New TGF Stamps Are Here!

WooHoo! You can get the new Cheekies and Oliver and Amelia RIGHT NOW at The Greeting Farm!! I had so much fun celebrating the new release at PCP with my fellow TGF fans! If you were not able to make it, I am so sorry! It was a blast! 10 different conversations going on at once and SO much laughing!

I made a card today with Cheeky Mate! I just LOVE her boots! And after seeing Kim's (PaperBabe) card on the Hop last night, I had to make mine red, too! (Although, mine do not compare to the fabulous red boots Kim colored! I want some of those boots!)

I thought I might share a little about how I figure out which color to use when I am coloring my images...I have a chart put out by Copic and available HERE on their site, that I printed out on my favorite cardstock to color on (Paper Trey Ink). I filled in the chart with my markers and when I am coloring I almost always hold my DP up to the chart to pick out my shades. Even though there are a LOT of Copic colors, most of us don't own them all, and even if we did, sometimes you are going to need a color that is just not available! So I try to find the closest color and then decide how it is off - like does it need to be grayer, or more red tinged, etc. In the case of this card there was not a yellow like the DP. (I often seem to have a hard time with yellow.) Y21 was the closest but was too dark and a little too red-based. Y000 was too pure/bright of a yellow. So I colored the hat and dress with Y21, lightened it with the colorless blender, then colored over it with Y000. For the shading I used Y23 with Y00 over it. I think it ended up matching really well!

The Details:
Stamp: Cheeky Mate - The Greeting Farm, Sentiment - Hero Arts
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Pure Poppy, White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E43,E44,E47,E49
Clothes: Y21 (lightened with Colorless Blender) w/Y000 over it, Y23 w/Y00 over it, R22,R24,R29
Misc: Spellbinders Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Fiskars Border Punch, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Ribbon (PTI)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Tomorrow I will have a Sweet November Sneak Peek!


North Shore Craft Girl said...

Traci. I just love your style. I am so glad that I joined the Hop so that I could find your blog. I just love the way you combined all the colors of your Sprouts with the papers. Great job!

ChickieChirps said...

Love this card! Thanks for sharing your colour matching tips!


♥Rach♥ said...

This is so neat, I like how's she's sitting in the oval and the layout of this is SO cool! I'm with you, anything but a basic "sun" yellow and it's tough!

Angela said...

Traci, this looks gorgoeus!!I do same thing when I don't have the right color to match!! The color turned out perfect!!!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE HER!!!! She is Perfect Traci....

Lysa said...

OH.. this is SO cute.. love that ribbon!

Amy said...

Gorgeous card Traci, I think you did a fantastic job matching your colors... it can be tough sometimes!
And it's so fun to read that we have a pretty similar process when we color, I use the chart too and I'm always holding my pattern papers up to it trying to figure out which markers to use. :)

Sparkplug17 said...

This is darling.

Pam Varnell said...

This is fantastic Traci. Love these reds and yellows. Gorgeous coloring and wonderful inspiration. Love it!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Gorgeous card, Traci! I LOVE her hair!