I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Emily's Kimono

I simply love the combination of yellow/orange with turquoise. 
That is the color palette I decided to use to color this gorgeous Lacy Sunshine image, Emily's Kimono. 

I have to admit, this was a fun image to color now that I have taken skin, hair, and clothing classes from Kit and Clowder with Alyce Keegan. I'm starting to understand light source and shading. For example, how to create depth with skin, how to highlight hair, and how to blend colors in clothing. If you have any interest in learning more about coloring, I highly suggest you go to Kit and Clowder and look over their classes.

I've colored this image with my Copics.
Hair: C1, C3, C4, C5
Dress: Yellow Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Blue, B02, Orange YR 09
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, R20, R22
Umbrella: B01, B04

To finish the card, I added a turquoise and white die cut butterfly and orange and yellow flowers - seriously how many flowers do you have in your stash. I just organized mine by color so they are easier to find.

The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Stamps (the Lanterns set) and cut out on a decorative die cut.

Challenges Entered
Clear it Out Challenge: Yellow
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: 3 of Something (flowers)
Marker POP: Anything Goes (Copic)
Card Mania: Flowers


  1. Adorable image, pretty flowers and great colouring, thanks for adding the colours you used (I need all the help I can get) thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the yellow challenge

  2. What a nice combination of decorative elements to highlight this wonderful image. Love the 3 flowers (and yes, I have way too many to count). Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday! Brenda

  3. Very cute card and I love your color selections! I am your newest follower! thank you for joining us at MarkerPOP!
    Hugs, Marie

  4. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  5. A delicate and elegant design and a lovely trio of flowers :-)
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Hugs, Kat x

  6. Lovely creation!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.


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