Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Got on the Turtletot Bandwagon

Looking at those cute as a button turtle cards that Joannabella has been posting lately made me want to color one up and see what all the fuss was about! See...I get sucked up in blogs just like everyone else does!

My little nephew's birthday is coming up so I thought I had the perfect excuse to get me one (okay I bought three!) and pulled out Turtle Tot Cowboy. They are seriously fun to color and I stamped this little guy on bella paper and used my copics but added the sky and dried out grass with pencils. then I took my colorless blender to the belly to create some dots and highlighted them a bit so they would look a bit dimensional. THEN, I went over the dots with my clear glaze pen to add some texture and added some sponging to the edges with versamagic wheat chalk ink and a dauber.

In typical Joannabella style, I even used THREE co-ordinating Scenic Route papers. However, unlike Joanne, I did NOT stitch on my card. I just can't seem to bring myself to use my beloved Bernina to sew paper! And check out the dots! They fit just perfectly into the doughnut circles!

Don't forget to play along in this week's Bellarific friday sketch challenge brought to us by Paula....and don't worry folks, she was much easier on us this time!


ETA! Sorry folks, I forgot to list the copics used....here they are
E11, 13, 33, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44
W2, 3, B41, 52, 95, 97
YG11, 13, 17, G82, 85, Y15, 26

14 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool Linda... :)

dolcreations said...

Wow..Linda this amazing. I love how you did the belly on the little guy!
Christine

Anonymous said...

OMG Linda! I love the coloring on this card. It is amazing!

Silvia

Anonymous said...

Oh! I forgot to mention about the texture that you achieved with your colorless blender. It is amazing what you can do with it.
Silvia

Pauline said...

Linda, this is a cool fun card. Awesome job on the coloring and love how you did his belly!

Kandi said...

This is a fabulous card! I love those turtles!! I don't know how old your nephew is, but I hope his mom appreciates your hard work and hangs onto it! I make cards for my husband and immediately take them back so they don't get ruined, lol.

Shannan Teubner said...

So cute! I love the tumbleweed!

Wendy said...

Could he be any cuter! I love that turtle!

shellyrmn said...

This is fabulous!!! I love your coloring and the dots on his tummy were a great idea!!!

Mary Frances said...

Holy Crap! This is adorable! Your nephew will love it.

Hugs, Mary.

Carla Murphy said...

Great card Linda. Love that turtle tummy (the things we say in stamping, eh?).

(see you soon!!)

leenda said...

Fabulous coloring!

dpkennedy said...

That is just too cute-love the tumbleweed!

paula said...

Very cool indeed, when I saw this I could have screamed. I always give my turtle some added texture and now it will look like I copied you! shesh.... I love these guys!!

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