This image is from Stamping Bella and it's called ""Audrey Loves Makeup" , this image is from the collection "Up Town Girls", I mean, can she be more dashing in that luscious red dress? I love all of this images, although I must confess, they are a bit challenging to color, specially the arms and legs, they are very thin spaces so you must be careful when applying the color.
Now, I always work with the aqua painter and SU markers only this time around, getting a bright, red color was hard to do. I wont bore you with the details of all of my failed attempts at coloring this dress, I'll only tell you that it required several layers of Real Red, with just a very damp aqua painter, allowing the ink to dry completely between applications, the last 3 layers I just help the drying along with the heat gun, being very careful not to warp the paper, water color paper tends to do this with a lot of heat.
Ok, after all the layers were totally dried, I went in with the red Prismacolor pencil, to even out the edges and give the dress a rich, satiny look. The purse and hat were colored with the black Prisma pencil, blending with a paper stump dipped in baby oil, I added very subtle highlights with the white Prisma pencil and a bit of gold gel pen for her necklace, bracelet and the handle and closure of her purse, also a tiny bit to the case of the lipstick.
Here is a close up, hope you can appreciate the adorable lip stick and those teeny, tiny lips, rosy cheeks too.
It was hard to color the black gloves, just look at those fingers!!
But, there she is, ready to have a great Valentine, she will turn heads anywhere she goes.
Here is a picture of the finish inside of this card.
I'm linking this card to the Stamplorations CAS card Challenge
I was inspired by the red, delicious cookies on this picture.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you give this fun and fabulous challenges a try.Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.