Sunday, August 29, 2010

Is it Christmas Yet?

YIKES! Oh Man....I hope NOT! I think I may have only 2 or 3 of the 50 cards I need done and it is almost September. That is when I typically think of Christmas card making and get my act in gear so at least I have a two card head start on that!

While some people have whined about the heat we have had this summer, I've kinda enjoyed it. Which is weird because I DO NOT like heat and humidity but last summer it was so cold and rainy her in SW Ontario it made for a lousy summer and a winter I was no where near ready for. Now as much as I dislike humidity, I REALLY hate snow! REALLY DO! And when it gets cold here, it is not just cold, it is cold AND damp so you just get chilled to the bone.

Now the good thing about winter is that I do like to make Christmas cards...I don't get all crazy decorating my house or anything, but I do enjoy sending a little handmade love to my friends and family and I think they enjoy receiving them. It is kinda like my little gift sent in an envelope! Now that I'm done babbling on about the weather and getting all gushy about making xmas cards I'll show you Glideabella looking all soft and pretty in her turquoise and beige outfit.


As always, she was stamped on Bella's bestest paper and coloured with the following copic markers (I'm thinking I just might add this as an automatic signature or something to save me from typing it ever time!)

E000, 00, 11, R20, 27
C00, 0, 1, 6
BG0000, 000, 11, 13
E30, 33, 35, 40, 42, 43

To finish her off I used my prismapencil pencils and gamsol/oms. And YES folks, you CAN use your pencils and OMS to shade over your copic markers!!!! I do it almost EVERY time! The little snowflakes were punched with an old Fiskars corner punch...one of the VERY first punches I bought. Some were punched in ivory vellum and some in beige paper but all got a little dab of Cream Viva Decor Pearl Pen in the centers....love how this stuff holds it dimension! The happy holidays sentiment also incorporates another fav product of mine, scrap dots! It is a silicone glue and with just a few dots and you can mount anything and keep it level even on uneven surfaces!

That's it for today folks...I think my next post will be back to something summery again...a little Hot Stuff for ya!

And don't forget...just because the babe challenge is over bellarific fridays continue and our challenge next week is anything animals!!!!!!!!!

15 comments:

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Linda your card is adorable! Absolutely love your copic coloring.....don't know how I stumbled on to your blog, but I am so glad I did!

Blessings,
Gloria

Janette said...

Brilliant card as always, love the colours.xx

Becky said...

Linda this is gorgeous!!!

chrissy xx said...

It really is Gorgeous. LO your colours.
Chrissyxx

Judi said...

What a great card. Love the colours.

Judi xx

crazymomma said...

I'm in just awwe of your creations..from your coloring to layout.It's all Fabulous!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Linda this is one ACE card those papers are gorgeous and I love that fun image.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jeanie said...

Acccck!! Love this one too!! I think I'll just stay here and drool awhile!!!

Robin McK said...

Oh Lindabella!
Your Glideabella is just divine! The colouring is beautiful, and I LOVE those snowflake papers and the little snowflake cut outs!
Good luck on your Christmas cards!

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous artwork! I didn't realize you could use oms after Copics. Thanks for that tip!

Beth Norman said...

This is a beauty that stopped me in my tracks.

Meahni said...

Great colour combo! Bella looks real, perfect colouring.

Margie said...

Linda,
this is a beautiful card! I luv what you did - thx for sharing.
B-Blessed
Margie~

Crafty Creations said...

Hi Linda! Is it sad to admit that I was THRILLED to get a comment from you on my blog! LOL!
I love seeing your creations - you are amazing and even though I don't use copics - I still learn a bunch from you :)

I absolutely LOVE this card! I am able to pull up some blogs on my phone and my friend Cindy and I drooled over this card while we were watching a softball game in 95 degree heat!!!

Keep up the amazing work :)
Maria

paulatracy said...

hold your freakin' horses....is that arms on a coat you added? if it is I officially hate you! Damn...I am muttering things I promised I would never mutter.....

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