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Yes I Can-Can!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for this week’s SCS Teapot Challenge MMTPT457 which called for dancers or a dancing related theme.

Can Can MMTPT457I pulled out this Kraftin’ Kimmie cutie; I thought of her as soon as I read the challenge. I love coloring this image but I wanted to do something different this time so I decided to try coloring on a black background instead of my usual white. I have to say I love the way it turned out.

The image was stamped on MFT Black Licorice cardstock using Memento ink in  Desert Sand. It was kind of hard to see the exact lines but I could see enough of the basic outlines to trace and lightly outline the sections with a white Prismacolor pencil. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in each section (i.e. the head, legs, dress, feather, etc.) separately which kept it from getting overwhelming. Trust me when I say it was hard to see the lines. 😉 I added a darker shade to add a little depth and used the white pencil again to make the dress look really ruffly. Overall, the dress ruffles came out more as I envisioned them to look with the pencils vs. Copics. I think the white really adds to the look of the layers.

This card will be heading to a fellow teapotter once I find out where to send it this weekend. I hope my teapot friend likes this little dancer as much as I do.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Black Licorice, PTI Blueberry Sky; (stamps) Kraftin’ Kimmie, (ink) Memento Desert Sand (misc.) Prismacolor Pencils, Wink of Stella, Versamark, White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), sequins