Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mommies to Be **HANNA SNEAK PEEKS**

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to your weekends!! You'll have to bear with me today - I've got a long post - lots to share today - but I hope you'll find some helpful info here today. Today's post serves two purposes - one is a sneak peek at the new "Mommy to Be" set being released by Hanna Stamps this coming Monday (April 6th) - but it's also a sort of study in Copic skin color combos with Hannas. As I was looking at the images in this set - it occured to me how versatile Hanna can be - she can be anyone!! So this is sort of my celebration of diversity with Hanna - because after all, isn't that what makes our world beautiful?? ;) This first Mommy to Be Hanna card uses a Caucasian Copic color combo - it's the following combo...
You can also subsitute E000 with Roo for a similiar look - I don't think there is much of a difference between the 2 colors other than R00 has just a smidgen of a pink tinge to it. On all these cards - I drew in the wood floor panels myself using a Copic multiliner pen and a ruler and colored them in with Copics. All the "bead board" work on the "walls" was done using my Scor-Pal (making a score line at every 1/2 inch). For my first card - I used DP from the My Mind's Eye Out and About stack, ribbon is from SU! and the sentiment is from a Studio G clear $1 stamp set.
For my next Mommy to Be Hanna - I thought she had a beautiful Asian look to her - isn't she a beauty??? Her skin tone turned out a little bit darker than I wanted it to be - but here is the combo I used (I'm still playing around with this one - getting the shading just right)...
For the Hanna on this card - I did draw the mat under her as well as the flooring. The DP used on this one is from the DCWV Far East stack and the sentiment is from a Studio G Clear $1 stamp set. I did some machine stitching around the card as well and stamped a couple of flowers on the hardwood floor panel with a Chestnut brown ink for some accents.

Here is the third Hanna image in the Mommy to Be Hanna set and I just LOVE her - it reminds my second pregnancy - my second son was being stubborn during labor and wouldn't "drop" - so they went and got me one of these big balance balls to sit on - just like this Hanna is doing to help the labor along. The funniest part though was that my Dad (who with 7 kids had never been in the labor room) chose that moment to come check on me and there I was rolling around on that big ball - you should have seen the look on his face - LMBO!!!! Hee hee...anywho - I decided to color this Hanna in a beautiful African American skin tone - here are the colors I used...
These colors really do blend beautifully together - I just love this combo. For this Hanna card - I used DP from the My Mind's Eye "Just Dreamy" stack and the sentiment on this one is from the Mommy to Be Hanna set.

Thanks so much for stopping by - be sure to swing by the other DT members blog for more fabulous peeks and visit our April Guest Designer's blog as well - the talented Michelle!! We will be having a release party over on SCS this coming Monday - April 6th - from 9-11 PM EST - the new sets will be released at the end of the party including 3 full sized Hanna sets and 2 awesome new Rileys!! Hope to see you there!!!

7 comments:

Gina said...

Thank you so much for the different color combinations for skin colors. All your cards are great.

Virgo5 said...

These are fabulous! adding the whole background scene adds so much! I specially love the card with the asian feel, adding the mat makes it look like she's doing yoga or meditating, very nice!

Silli said...

Your card sare so pretty. I love the images. Your coloring is fab! Hugs from Silke

Tracey said...

These are all absolutely fantastic Candice! Love this new set of Hannas!!

Lynn said...

The cards are beautiful. Can you share how you use the three different markers to color in the image? I am planning on purchasing some Copics and any tips you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
I was also wondering if you would be willing to sell the GI Jon cards you made? I am the Mother of a soldier and I am the Vice President of the North Carolina Foothills Chapter 10 of the Blue Star Mothers of America INC. We are hosting a Cropping for our Troops event in July or August with the help of the Scrapbook Royalty girls. We will be raffling off items to help raise more money. We send care packages to our soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can email me at pls0818@aol.com. We are a non profit organization so all donations are tax deductible. Thanks again for all of the awesome projects you inspire us with

Kristi said...

perfect...just perfect!!!

Jennifer said...

You did such an awesome job on the mommy's skin colors.