Friday, 22 January 2010

Ruby


If you've not already become acquainted with this lady before I would like to introduce you to Ruby! Isn't she the coollest?? LOL

Ruby is one of several 'ladies with attitude' that are available from a brand new company called Bugaboo. I have acquired quite a few 'digi stamps' over the last couple of months but don't use them very much - I am not very good at 'colouring in' and struggle unmercifully with shading and trying to give the image 'depth'.

But I liked Ruby (and the other ladies from Bugaboo) and I wanted to try and make a card using her! That was easier said than done too............. I have agonised for almost two days fiddling with bits of different papers to try and get a layout! In the end, I gave up and opted for a simple basic layout, (and as I had printed Ruby and her friends onto cream card) using a cream card as the base.

On the base card, I used burgundy card stock, another layer of cream and then a layer of burgundy card that had tiny pink stars on it. Ruby was coloured with promarkers (blush for her face, a combo of red/henna for her hair, cool grey for her dress and purple for her boots) and I tried to add some shading. Not the best but at least I had a go!

I added some bling and some cream velvet ribbon. I don't normally scan my cards preferring to take a pic instead, but no matter how hard I tried the colour repro in the photo was not right. The cream card came out rather washed out white and grey looking, so a scan it is!

Overall I am reasonably happy with this card, I'm hoping that Ruby will detract from my less than perfect colouring/shading!

I have submitted this card for several challenges - Stamp Something's theme is 'Funny' (well I think Ruby's funny anyway!), Corrosive Challenge is to 'Go Digi', Just Us Girls set a colour challenge of Burgundy, Blush, Vanilla and Gray (am hoping the cream card qualifies!) and Passion for Promarkers has a theme of 'Girls, Girls, Girls' this week - maybe those experienced digi converts can give me some tips!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Viv, what a fun card. The image is gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect. Love the clean and simple style of your card. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  2. What a fun card! Love the blingy buckle. Great job with this week's color challenge with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you Saturday for an all new challenge!

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  3. You are right Viv she is very cool & so is your card! Love the bling :o)

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  4. I love this image and know just who I could send it to! Thanks for sharing and playing along at PfP this week.
    Sam xx

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  5. Hiya Viv what a fab card, i love Ruby shes a dream LOL!
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  6. WOO - what a FUN one - gotta love that image - isn't it funny how our taste changes over time!? I have a few GFs I could send this image to. LOL Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls - sorry I was late in commenting this week OOPS.

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  7. It's a fantastic card Viv - and that stamp is great!

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  8. Hi Viv, you must have the funniest card this week. I just love it ;) Thanks for joining us at PfP this week!


    Hugs Ida

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  9. LOVE THIS! Looks a bit like me on a GOOD day lol!
    Great colours and design

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  10. Yes I can relate to Ruby LOL. Actually I'm sitting here watching Ruby Walsh winning races at Ascot, on TV not there I mean.

    Paper piecing helps if you don't like the colouring, though this looks pretty darn good...

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  11. Thanks for commenting on my blog!! Nice to meet you! I LOVE this lady- she reminds me of me!!! What a great card! Love the buckle too!

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  12. A super funny card! :0) I love this image!

    Thank you fo joining us at Stamp Something this week!

    Hugs from Germany
    Diana

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