I remember when I first saw this Picket Fence Studios beauty, “Jill Girl”. I was blown away by how beautiful it is, and I couldn’t wait to get her. Then life got in the way, and I had to tuck her into my craft closet until things settled down a bit. Finally, this week I had the chance to color her up, and she does not disappoint.

Because I wanted to really keep the focus on the beautiful image, I decided to keep the background simple. I used a Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder on some white and aqua colored cardstock, matching the patterns when joining them together at an angle.  Following the rule of thirds, I kept the top 2/3 of the card front white, and the bottom 1/3 aqua.  But something seemed missing, until I added a darker blue strip where the two backgrounds met to add a crisp accent.

To color up the image (to look like me), I used the following Copic colors:
Hair: B00, C4, C6 and C8
Cup: C1 and C3
Skin: E50. E51, C53, E11, and R20
Lips: R24
Sweater: B21, B45, and B37
Scarf and mittens: RV52, RV55, RV66 and RV69
I also emphasized her eyes and added lashes with 0.5 pt Copic Multi-liner Pen and added highlights with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

I cut out the image with an Oval Die and backed it with some fun foam glued on (I couldn’t find my double sided foam adhesive, but this was a great, inexpensive alternative) so that it could be uplifted from the background. Then for the inside of the card, I printed out in blue ink from my computer the following saying: “I love hot coffee, sweater weather and YOU!” This is going to be a Valentine’s Day card for Mr. CraftyPaws, and I know he’ll appreciate the clean design (he’s a CAS kind of guy!).

CLICK on the following picture to watch the Copic coloring tutorial:

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Fab ‘n’ Funky In the Pink Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Hearts Challenge
Stamping Sensations Feminine Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Winter Fun Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday With Love Challenge

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #475

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