Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Graduation!

Happy Friday! This week's Blogger's Challenge theme is graduation. The cards that I have to share are cards that I've shown before and just slightly changed the design and the colors, but they are what I've been working on, so here goes. The first card uses Heather Ellis' Graduation Girl (found here). Our local high school graduates this weekend and the school colors are this rich burgundy color. My Graduation Girl is colored up with my Copic Markers. I used my usual colors for the skin and hair and for her gown, I went with R83, R85, and then some R59. After that I went over all of the clothing areas with R29 to get this really deep tone. I ended up making four of these cards for a colleague because her daughter is graduating this weekend. She wanted a card to resemble her daughter and then more for her daughter's friends. The next card is for the males that are graduating. I made up a few of these for my colleague as well. The stamp is long retired from an all occasion set from Stampin' Up! and the patterned paper is from Scenic Route. It went well with our school's colors. I added a touch of black to pull the whole thing together. For more graduation inspiration, please check out what the other Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with. You can find their blogs here. Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope that you have a lovely weekend! I'm heading to my first Stamping Convention tomorrow!! I can't wait...Toodles! :D

14 comments:

tonistamps said...

I love both of your cards! I really like how you personalized the first one, and those pearls with the embossed panels really makes it elegant.

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a sweet image! Wonderful coloring, the embossed folder looks great under your image. Enjoy the stamp show!

Tami Black said...

I love the details in the first card and the simplicity of the second. Gorgeous image on that first card too -- but they are both awesome!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great cards! Love the embossed background and the image on the first card! The second is also wonderful!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, me too, luv them both! Just adorable!

BarbaraW said...

Both of the cards are great. The image on the first is adorable and I love the embossed background with the pearls. The second card is very elegant.

Connie said...

Love both your cards, especially the panels on the first card! Great job.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are super cute! I love the textured panels on the girl card and the dots on the boy card are terrific!

Ida said...

Great job on both cards. The girl card is so adorable. Really like the design of the guy card.

Linda Monroe said...

Love them both Kim. Your friend is blessed to have you.

Clara said...

I really like how the cards came out using the burgundy color for the girls card. Good layout for the guys card too! I'm sure she'll really like them. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- love the sweet PI little girl- you are enabling again...! I love the second card as well- so elegant with the pretty colors you have used. TFS

Barbara said...

How wonderful both the female and male grad card versions are! Just love the cute grad image you used for the gals' cards...she is just adorable! And the male version is very dignified.

Lori said...

Great graduation cards! Love those Pure Innocence images!