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A Girl Gone Greek

Tia's Tips:

It is said that it takes 10,000 hours to develop mastery and excellence. How many hours have you clocked today on your passion? — John Assaraf

Image: Hey Girl from Joy Clair Designs

The Project:

Pledging a sorority was one of the many highlights in my college career. After using the Hey Girl digi stamp from Joy Clair Designs with the smooshing technique, I wanted to revisit it and focus on my skin tone work.

The key to good skin tones is PRACTICE! And practice many different marker combinations until you find the combos you like. Keep track of the combinations you've worked with and then continue to work on them-I know I sure am!

The idea to make this a card for my sorority came alive with the set itself. An important part of Zeta Phi Beta is the symbol of the Dove. The line drawing of the Dove in the Hey Girl set made me want to incorporate it into the card.

With my editing software I duplicated, resized and cascaded the images down my slimline card. Then I shrunk the image of the Dove down and turned it into a “tattoo” on each body.

Next was getting out the COPICS and working on my skin tones. As an inclusive sorority, I knew I wanted to push myself and get as many tones possible. Here is my list of markers:

COPICS USED: Top to Bottom:

Soro 1: E23; E57; E59; E29

Soro 2: E33, E35, E23

Soro 3: E21, E33, E35

Soro 4: E00; E21; E11;

Soro 5: E23; E25; E27

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I further embellished each flower with a mini-pearl (another important symbol). I layered my image on glitter cardstock, royal blue cardstock (the sorority's colors are Royal Blue and White) and then onto the card base. I created a custom sentiment from Word and made word-strips for my card, tied together with a sapphire colored heart gem.

Thanks for following along, I leave you with a sneak peek of me in college.

Until next time-Get Crafty!


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