Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lulu Love

Happy Sunday everyone!

After what seems like a summer of endless weekends of dinners, parties, commitments and/or travelling somewhere, yesterday was a TOTALLY relaxing day for me. Finished up some last minute packing for Derek who is off to school today and other than that, I just colored ALL DAY! Well, I did watch The Terminal with Tom Hanks in the afternoon and it was just the right amount of background noise. Not too intense so I was able to color and still follow along.



One of the fruits of my labor was Henrietta. I've got a couple Lulu's and I think this one might be my fav...of course I say that until I do up the next one! My first attempt at it was to emboss it in black and then watercolor it. I wasn't too happy with it, so i redid it in Copics on bella's bestest paper and then added black gel pen to her hair and skirt. MUCH HAPPIER with this version. The cherries in her hair were topped up with clear glaze pen and the cherries on her skirt were done with red liquid pearls. I also ended making up another 'special blend' copic with an empty marker to which I added about 8 drops of YR31 and colorless blender. That along with the YR31 marker is what I used for the glow around her. The shading under her feet was done with prisma pencils and gamsol. Finally, I sponged some Versamagic Wheat around the edge. Have you also noticed that Stamping Bella is now carrying Martha Stewart punches! I used the lattice border on this card.

copics used:
E0000, 000, 00, 11, 07
YR31, 31(SPECIAL) 65, 82, 09
R24, 59
YG03, 67, W0

Tonight we'll be packing up son #2 and shipping him off tomorrow, then come Tuesday we'll officially be empty nesters! Well, for the school year anyhow! I'll be back in a couple days with the 'offical' going away cards I made for them.

14 comments:

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

What a beauty.....your copic coloring is always fabulous.... Your house is going to be some quiet ..... You will have time you never knew existed......Will that mean "more posts"?

Marcie S. said...

As always, I'm blown away by your colouring! Absolutely stunning!

Carla Murphy said...

Okay - have to admit it... totally swore outloud when I opened this. WHOO-WEEE!! Stunner card Linda.

Terri said...

Once again I am totally amazed at the amount of detail you are able to get on such a SMALL image...I have this stamp and that ain't an easy thing to do, lol! You nailed it as always...that's why I love looking at your stuff! TFS!

dolcreations said...

Your card is gorgeous as always Linda! Does this mean more posts now that you are empty nesters!
Christine

Silvia said...

Love the combination of the patterned papers. they add a nice interest to the background of your card. That Martha Stewart's punch is on my list. I can't wait to see what else did you work on.

Tammi said...

Stunning! Amazing colors and card!

Shannan Teubner said...

You amaze me, sistah! Didn't make me swear, like Carla, but it's awesome!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Beautiful LuLu card! Henrietta is my fav right now, too. TFS!

leenda said...

Fabulous!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Totally GORGEOUS, Linda! The black glaze pen is the perfect touch!

Less than two weeks 'til our stampin' day!!! Heehee!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Gorgeous papers you have used, they are just perfect with this image. Perfect colouring and pretty ribbon also!

Warmest regards, Renata

mochamama said...

Love the colors you chose for this card, beautiful!

paula said...

damn sister...I thought I really liked mine, but I LOVE yours instead!!!!!! {hanging my head here in shame in michigan...} :(

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