Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Little Red Wagon #194

Are you ready for a really fun and interesting challenge this week?  Well, Tammy at Little Red Wagon has issued a great challenge and I hope you decide to play along!

Tammy wants us to do a Project Makeover -- take a project you've made but never felt satisfied with and make-it-over!  It can be as simple as adding/removing embellishments or doing a complete do-over, keeping only the basics.

My first reaction to this challenge was... HUH?  I had no idea what I was going to do!  But then I started looking through my cards and I came up with this one.

BEFORE:  This was one of the very first stamped images that I colored with my Copic markers.  I did an OK job, considering that I was just a beginner, but there was definitely room for improvement.  Also, the card itself is very plain and simple.

AFTER:  I decided that the coloring needed some help, so the first thing I did was add some more color with my Copics.  I darkened her hair and made it look more natural and curly. Then I darkened her coat up a bit and did more blending.  I also fixed up some areas where I had colored outside the lines!

The next thing I did was give the image a new background.  I turned the card into a tri-fold card and used some pink and yellow pattern paper.  Then I added some die-cut swirls (from my Cameo!) and some flowers and buttons that I had in the depths of my wagon :)

So there you go!  A 'before' and 'after' that I am really happy with.  Thanks for a fun challenge Tammy!  Now be sure to stop by each of the Girlfriends on the Design Team at Little Red Wagon to see what they did.  Then join in the fun ~ I would really like to see what you do!


  1. I loved seeing the process of this! Fab card!

  2. Great makeover on your card Joanne!! I think the first one was adorable but the second one definitely packs a little extra punch!!

  3. I agree with Tracey, the first is really cute but the second steps it up a notch.

  4. Cool makeover you did! Thumbs up!

  5. Love the process and the end's always a fun ride looking back at our first Copic coloured creations.

  6. super beginner copics were amazing though

  7. Your first card does not look like a beginner Copic colouring job. Your colouring is always fab!
    Love the patterned paper you added in the redo.


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