Early this month, I took some time to play with a newly released Crafts and Me digital image by Sara Burrier called Juniper. I didn't realize until after I filled that image for a birthday card that Juniper may be a Christmas image. As I posted the birthday card I thought I spotted a tree in her hair. I've made some time to girlie her up a bit for a Christmas card.
I attempted to use Copic colors to fill Juniper after I printed her onto Bazzill Simply Smooth Ivory. My Copic colors didn't behave as they normally do when I use my favorite paper for Copic markers, Bazzill Smooth White. Instead, the Simply Smooth paper treated my application of Copics much like X-Press It Blending Card and Cryogen paper. The Copic ink became very splotchy, my Colorless Blender was ineffective and I was disappointed with my finished colored image. I'm showing it here anyway as her splotchy skin looks scaly like her tail and arms.
This view shows a closeup of my Copic-filled Juniper image:
I've used My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly "Candy Canes" paper with Bazzill Kraft, red and green. I used grungeboard covered with green cardstock to die cut a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Pine Tree to show how Juniper is using the string of pearls wrapped around her hand to trim the tree. KaiserCraft white pearls and Prima's Say It in Crystals help to bling it up. The pre-printed My Mind's Eye "i believe" decorated ribbon provides text.
I've added handmade poinsettias layered from Carl Crafts large, medium and small Kikyou punches with a Punch Bunch medium holly and small flowers. Yellow Stickles adds bling to the flower centers and Stickles Diamond glitter glue is painted over the surface of all of my handmade flowers. You can find out more about how I make these layered poinsettias here.
This photo shows my completed card front using Juniper by Sara Burrier:
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Christmas-Winter Sketch (here)
Divas by Design Christmas in August (here)
Colour Create Kraft, Red, White/Cream (here)
Winter Wonderland Trim A Tree (here)
Papertake Weekly Dies to Die For (here)
Creative Card Crew Handmade Flowers (here)
One Stitch at a Time Bling It Up (here)
Sparkle Creations Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Glitter! (here)
Creative Inspirations Text Me (here)
Charisma Cards Glitter It (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, fins - Y13, Y26, Y28
tree in hair - G82, G85, G99
tail, arm scales, breast plate - R22, R27, R59
airbrushed outline - BG99
Copic Opaque White for image's pearls