Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Norma Jean!

Today is my dear friend Norma Jean's birthday.  Last night we celebrated with friends and enjoyed lots of laughs, delicious food, and wonderful live music by our talented friend Steve Crawford.  I wanted to do something special for Norma Jean and since she loves bling I knew the birthday card should be filled with it.  I also have some fine photographs of this lovely lady, so I selected a favorite, converted it to a digital sketch, then hand colored it with my Copics.

Here is the photo...........
Isn't she beautiful?

Here is the sketch........... 
Of course the watermark wasn't there.  :)

Here is the finished easel card..............
Lots of bling!

Norma Jean's hair is snowy white with a shine like a halo!  I used silver Liquid Pearls over the Copics and added a few streaks of white Enamel Accents by Ranger.

The letters are by Sticko and lining them up was more challenging than the coloring!  Materials I used include red textured card stock, black glitter paper, large swirl by Prima, and pieces of assorted rhinestone sets.  The labels are cut with Nesties dies. 

Norma Jean loved the card and was clearly surprised.  That's the best thing about our craft .... bringing smiles and good feelings!  


Mary G. said...

Wow! This is stunning!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Would love a tutorial of how you converted the photo to a digital sketch!!!

Lynette said...

oh my goodness - what a special, one-of-a-kind card! Awesome, Barb!!!

MaryH said...

WOW! This is awesome! How talented you must be, to do a sketch of this gorgeous photo, then turn it into such a stunning card. Your friend will be bowled over by your thoughtfulness & skill. Bet it is the most precious bday card she's ever received. And a BIG Happy Birthday to such a lovely lady. TFS
(ps...I 'think' I'm a new member of Divas, so saw your post on FB, and followed the link.)