Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{MFTWCS90} Disco Queen

I am playing along for another round of My Favorite Things sketch challenges this week. This is another great sketch! Here it is:


I changed up the orientation, flipping it upside down!


I used MFT's alm Disco Queen, colouring her up with copics, paper-piecing her dress and headband, adding some spica pens and diamond stickles here and there, and spica and glaze pen to those groovy silver boots! I then did something a little out-of-norm for me, and added dots of copics, spica and stickles around her....like an aura of disco lights! The disco ball is also coated in stickles.  I wanted to point out quickly how I coloured her hair. I wanted it to look like light was reflecting off of tons of curls, as I did colour her with African skin tones (I used E13, E15, E17 and R85 for cheeks), plus she is standing under and holding disco balls! I've never coloured hair with this technique (usually when I colour curls, I do so with swirly strokes) but wanted to give it a try. So here it is! Instead of swirling my marker tips (like loosely curled hair) or brush stroking (like in straight hair), I COMPLETELY coloured using dots. I went in first with my darkest marker (C9), then lighter and lighter (C7,5,3) remembering to leave white areas for the most contrasting highlights. I went back again with the darker colours- no one needs a granny out there on the dance floor in a micro mini disco dress;) I also dotted a bunch of clear spica pen in her hair to really play up the light reflections from the disco balls. I like the way she came out, and by no means did I invent this technique, but I thought I'd share something that I tried and wasn't a complete bomb! lol


I stitched around the main image panel and yellow panel with black thread and added some SU silver brads. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark black ink. I made my own disco ball by simply cutting a circle die from CS, wrapping some shiny tin foil around it (no glue or tape necessary) and running it through my Big Shot using an embossing folder to make the fun pattern. I used the very awesome Chevron Stripes Dienamics to create the green dp and black strips.


Stop by the MFT blog for links to all the designers participating in today's sketch:)

11 comments:

Sherrie said...

ROCKIN' Disco Ball! I love the Chevron strips too!

TaraG said...

Oh Jenny this is one groovy card! LOVE it! Your Disco Queen looks gorgeous...love her hair thanks for sharing your colouring technique. Love the disco ball too...very funky!
Hugs,t

scrappingnana said...

Awesome card. Love all the details, especially your disco ball.

Melody said...

LOVE this Jenny! Just love all the sparkle, so perfect with the stamp.

Karen Giron said...

Oh goodness, this is AMAZING! I love the sparkle and your fabulous disco ball!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh, girl, you rock!! This is fantastic!!!! awesome coloring and love the disco ball!!!

Kelli Hull said...

FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC Jenny!!! LOVE the hair!!!

YOU are a Foxy Mama!!!! ;)

Alyce said...

AWESOME! What a cool theme jennt!!! Love the disco ball and this image absolutely rocks. Her hair looks awesome too :)

FeistyCrafter said...

This is totally groovy!! Awesome good coloring and great added details!

Katie Skiff said...

Far out man, that is totally wicked!! And I mean wicked good!! ;) I love this, love your coloring. A-Maze-ing!! ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Jenny! Love all the shimmer and shine!