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Monday, July 28, 2014

Olympia

Olympia (I will add the link as soon as Zibbet is back on line)

This is the first part of a couple. This wonderful mechanical lady. I printed her onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers. The green woodland with a shaft of sunlight is from 'A Very Important Date' cd by MCS. The balcony with the arches is also by MCS. I prepared and saved everything in MCS. I also opened Craft Artist 2. I opened a new page and imported the woodland background, then the balcony and altered them to fit together. I imported Olympia and removed the white background and placed her onto the balcony.  The red matting was part of a free CA2 digi kit. I had a fantastic time with the final green matting. In CA2 there is a stencil section... I placed my chosen stencil over an elongated green 'mat' and digitally airbrushed it in 'yellowy' gold. I got a bit carried away and moved the stencil around a bit and airbrushed a couple of extra flowers. I am so chuffed with the outcome, I even quite like the way the top of the airbrushing doesn't quite go to the top of the card. I exported the nearly completed project back in MCS where I added the digital paperclip and paper with the sentiment and my watermark.

The shortened history bit
Coppélia concerns an inventor, Dr Coppelius, who has made a life-size dancing doll whom he calls Olympia. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village swain, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart's desire, Swanhilde - she shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.

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