My mind was all over the place as I started creating this ATC (Artist Trading Card) for my friend Shann (YT: Art Junkie), who loves Oddball Art images and Halloween. I knew I wanted to use the super cute “Kawaii Big Eye Girl Adelina Sour-Heart with Heart N Crossbones,” but not much else.
Then I came across a wonderful quote by the Dalai Lama, that says, “When educating the minds of our youth we must not forget to educate their hearts.” Oh I thought this was perfect to tie in Adelina who I now imagined as a young witch-in-training learning how to concoct love potion number 9. The little heart with crossbones dangling from a string in her hand could be part of the formula. 🙂 I don’t really like my handwriting, but I took my time and wrote this quote out using a black Uniball pen in a style that I hoped look like a kid’s graffiti-style handwriting.
I drew some small laboratory bottles with a Copic multiliner pen, fussy cut them out, and colored them with with the following Copic markers: Y35, BG72, R24, YG99 and Booo (for the empty parts). I floated these up with foam adhesive and coated them with Glossy Accents to give them a glassy look. I liked the extra interest and pops of color these little bottles added to the ATC (which is tricky to squeeze everything onto at 2.5″ x 3.5″).
For Adelina, I used the following Copic colors that I think of as being dusty fall colors:
Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R30
Hair: E97, 99 and 29
Dress bib and collar: No and 1
Dress, shoes and eyes: BG72, 75 and 78
Socks and bow: N7 and 10
Heart and lips: R39
I fussy cut her out (no small task with all those wisps in her hair!), eliminating her braid since Shann has short pixie hair like this, and then edged the image with a black Faber Castell marker to cover the white edge of the paper.
For the ATC base, I used a medium weight chip board and covered it with a patterned paper scrap in autumn colors that seemed to reference school (it even says “EVERS HARD,” although I covered the “S” so it worked even better in my mind as an allusion to education). I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, and drew in some hash lines for the ground and in the corners to kind of frame out and finish the piece.
This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
Oddball Art Stamp Back To School Challenge WINNER
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Autumn/Fall Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
MarkerPOP Anything Goes Challenge WINNER
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Thanks f0r stopping by, and I hope you are having a great day! WOOF
This is fabulous. I love that you have used your own handwriting and drew your lab bottles and jars too. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Thanks so much Lorraine! LOL I don’t really like my handwriting, but I thought that was the best way to use this quote on that patterned paper and make it fit on an ATC! 😀 tf stopping by and another fun challenge at 613 Avenue Create! Big hugs, Kristina
Fabulous card, great colouring.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much Debby! I really had fun coloring up this little girl/witch and creating this ATC. 😀 tf stopping by and another fabulous challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Hugs, Kristina
Wonderful! Love all of those special extra touches you added to make this a really stunning ATC! Thanks!
Oh thanks Susan! It was fun to draw those little lab bottles and add some extra dimension to the ATC. 🙂 Big hugs, Kristina
Looks fantastic, love the details and your character imagination when creating her 🙂 thanks for joining us here at Oddball Art and we hope to see you again soon
Thanks so much Andrea! I loved this little girl with her heart and crossbones–had to be a little witch, didn’t she? 🙂 lol I often think of stories for the characters in my cards and projects. It makes the crafting more interesting to me. 😀 tf stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
Wow, gorgeous…..I LOVE her hair! Thanks for joining us over at Oddball Art this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x
Thank you so much Jo! I hoped it was ok with Oddball Art that I cut her hair off a bit to be more personalized to match my friend’s hair who will be receiving this ATC. 🙂 TF stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina