Friday, July 17, 2009

Doin' the Happy Dance!

Yup...doin’ the happy dance today!

Why you ask? Well, it’s Friday of course and I have the day off and I also have Monday off so nice long weekend for me. Today I need to do some house cleaning and get ready for our annual Steak and Lobster family event with my folks and my brother’s family. My brother, bbq’er extraordinaire, brings his camping cooking gear and he blackens the filets in a cast iron pan, then they are finished on the grill along with the lobster tails. I’m telling ya folks! My mouth is just a watering thinking about it. Maybe I’ll get some pictures if I can get people to keeps their utensils away from their plates for JUST ONE MINUTE!

And, because it’s Friday I have my sketch challenge to show you. Today's sketch was sponsored by our very own Joannabella. (don't ya just love how she takes all her pics in that GORJUS sitting room!) I chose Eloise Greengrass and colored her entirely with copics, no pencils! I added a little edge peeking out of the ribbon with one of my EK border punches. Now I must tell you another love that I discovered on my last trip to the BOOO-tique's Bella's Bestest papah and it is hands down THE BEST paper I have ever used with copics, and I've tried them all. It is silky smooth and the colors blend effortlessly, one swipe of my marker and I fell IN LOVE!

Here are the copics used:
Face: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21
Wings: E30, 21
Dress: RV000, BV000, 00, 11, shaded with W2, 3
Hair: E55, 57
Underskirt: E40, 41, 42 shaded with W3
Flower: Y00, 11, YR00, YG03
Blue sky: B000 and my B00 special blend
Shadow under feet: W0, 3, 5

Don't forget to head over to Emily's blog later to see what everyone else came up with. Now I'm off to Tim's to get a coffee BECAUSE MY COFFEE POT FRIZZLED AND FRIED AND THEN DIED!


Denise M said...

This is aDORable Linda! So soft and inviting. This was one of the first bella stamps I purchased and I still haven't inked her up. You've given me the inspiration to do just that. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Switzerland
Your creations are absolutely beautiful.
Amitiés Rachel

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Linda this is so pretty it almost brought a tear to my eye. Ok, not really cause then I'd ruin my makeup, but it's really awesome. That punch is coming in my order today and I cannot waittttttttt to use it!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, that was a dangerous blog post to read right before lunch when I started my bring my lunch, ride my bike, leave my car at home kick! I'm hungry for your family bbq and now my Weight Watchers frozen dinner doesn't sound so good!!!

This card is so soft and sweet! I just LOVE your coloring - BEAUTIFUL creation!!!

Anonymous said...

Linda this card is beautiful. I love the colors you used to color your image.


Sparkle said...

So pretty!

Terri said...

Darling rock the Copics! Love it!

Anonymous said...

She's sooo pretty! Her coloring is fab as usual. (Oh to have your talent) She's just delicate & feminine. I lovey her!

Anonymous said...

This is totally adorable! She's colored amazingly. And, you have my mouth watering, can't wait to see some pics.

I definitely NEED to try this paper, it sounds like a dream!

(Thanks so much for posting a link to my tutorial! I really appreciate that.) hugz,

dpkennedy said...

She's gawjus! I was sure you used pencils...your coloring is amazing!!

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful card! I love how your colouring technique really gives the image a 3-d effect. You can really see the pleats in the skirt and it just flows. Amazing job.

leenda said...

2 thumbs up!

april said...

That card is definitely a work of art!!! Totally gorgeous!!! Have a great weekend.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Oh....Linda..... This card is stunning. Your colouring turns your cards into a masterpiece everytime.

paulatracy said...

When i saw this I think I swooned...she is positivly GORJUSS! So soft and purple and girly. She is just one of the many reason why I will be taking your COPIC class!!!


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