Sunday, February 3, 2008

Verve Visual Sketch Challenge




I found a few Afro American stamps at the Rubbernecker Stamp Company that I had to have! In honor of Black History Month, I will post a card featuring one of these beautiful stamped images throughout the month of February. I thought that Verve Visuals sketch was perfect for my image. I brought all of the images that were shown at Rubbernecker Stamps. I have to admit that coloring these images was a challenge. I had to leave my desk several times in frustration and just stay away a few hours or a day even! In order to get the right skin tone, I had to picture a person I knew in my mind. Thank goodness I had ordered a bottle of Colorless Blending Solution. I ran out a few times and had to re-fill my Copic Marker container. I'm not a "pro" but I realize that in order to achieve various skin tones, I had to start with the color Skin White and layer and blend the colors sand, tan and brown. Afro Americans come in a variety of colors and I'm going to try to achieve the various skin tones each time I post a different card.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamp Company
cardstock: Papertrey Ink White, Groovy Guava and The Cutcardstock Company Black
Designers Paper: Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Inks: Adirondak Pitch Black
Copic Markers: 0,C1,T5,100,EO2,E00,E33,E35,E08,R02,TR04,Y19 and YG06
regular size brads and mini brads (both Black)
ribbon: Verve Visual
SU's window punch

30 comments:

Kathy said...

Girl,

This is why I love your blog and I swear we're sisters separated by birth and a couple lines down the DNA chain. This is totally amazing and I think we POCs need to see more of this!!! You did an awesome job with the Verve sketch but in addition to this, you picked the greatest image to personalize this and make it unique. I think this is the absolute best card you have ever posted--the layout rocks, the colors are great, and your coloring puts most of us to shame!

2 Worlds said...

The coloring got Amazing !
I love this card, i bet was a lot of work

Rita said...

WOW Malieta!!! You did an awesome job coloring this woman, I luv it! I can't wait to see the others that you have.

Maria said...

Hi Malieta! Wow, your card is fabulous! I really love your coloring! It's beautiful. You're really good with those copic markers!!

Maria

mochamama said...

Girl you did an awesome job! Beautiful card.

Marlou said...

amazing!! Malieta!! what a great stamp!! :) x

Michelle said...

What a great stamp, and your colouring is fab! Love the background, too!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow, your coloring is fantastic! I love the colors you chose, and the card itself is just incredible. You did a great job on this! Way to go!

Dana said...

Ok, I think this is the best card I have ever seen you post Malieta! AMAZING, and thank you for the link too. I've been trying to find some black stamps ever since adopting my kids but they are few and far between. If Julee lests us designers help choose the best card submitted, YOURs wins hands down for me!
Your coloring is spot on.

Ila said...

WowZers Malieta!! This is Amazing!! Your coloring of this image is Fantastic and totally professional. You are a master with those markers!!...Ila :)

scrapnnMO said...

Holy wowza girl! It's perfection all around! I'd still be coloring in everything. You have the patience of a Saint!

~KRISTY~ said...

WOW MALIETA,YOUR CREATION IS JUST STUNNING!

My Paper World said...

Malieta, This really has the Wow! factor!
Not only is it a beautiful stamp,but your colouring looks absolutely amazing! This is my favourite card that I have seen today! I lOVE it!
Nicola xx

Ana Baird said...

It's funky and fab!

** Isa ** said...

This is just gorgeous! the lay out is great and I love the colours you used - Fantastic colouring too.

Hugs xxx

Nancy Grant said...

WOW!!!! I'm speechless.

~Nancy Grant

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card great colouring and stamp image ,Dawnx

Deb said...

Wow Malieta, your colouring is so amazing! You did a fabulous job here, I think she looks perfect! Gorgeous background too, it all makes a beautiful card!

Elaine said...

OMG Mali!! I love how you colored this beautiful woman!! I know it sounds corny but you are truly a gifted copic coloring person!! WOW! I have such a hard time with plain black hair, and you pulled it off incredibly well!! Teach me~!!

MEG BEE said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love that coloring!

Hugs,
Michelle

Andrea, said...

Fantastic card, great colouring

Stamper Gail said...

So thoughtful of you to design something for Black History Month Risa. She came out beautiful and works so well with the background.

Beth Norman said...

Wow, absolutely breath taking. I clicked on your image to make it bigger and still I managed to dent my screen by having it pressed up so tight to your image. I had no idea you were the queen of Copics. If you're not on their design team, you'd better get over there quick with resume in hand. This is a gorgeous image, and gorgeous job.

Bethany Paull said...

Your coloring is out of this world. What an amazing card.

Chris said...

Hey Malietta She looks a bit like me.... 'cept my lips aren't so big... ROFLMAO

Great card though...brilliant :D

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Your coloring and shading is wonderful, and the golden hues in the paper with those crisp black brads really make the card pop. Beautiful work!

Deb Neerman said...

One word: Awesome!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!

Dee said...

Totally gorgeous!! Wow girl can you color!!
Dee

Smriti said...

Fabulous coloring!