Sunday, December 20, 2009

You Decorate my life!

YUP! I'm still doing Christmas cards. Actually, I really like doing them and will probably continue for the next couple weeks. Maybe get a head start on next year! While I was colouring this one up tonight I had this idea that if I make one a week starting NOW, I'll have all my cards done by October. What do ya think? In theory, it sounds like a great plan but I'm not very good at staying on track so I don't hold high hopes!


Today's card uses another adorable Christy Croll image from Stamping Bella called You Decorate my life! Kinda reminds me of me and my brother when we were little, of course, the image would have looked a bit different, maybe with us pulling each other's hair out! LOL!....we were your typical siblings with typical sibling rivalry and no matter what we did it ended up in bickering. Much to my mother's dismay, I'm sure!

I coloured this image with copic markers and used pencils and gamsol for the grounding. Glossy accents were added to the ornaments, glitter on and around the star and some puffed up liquid applique created the 'popcorn' garland. Lot's of markers were used, too numerous for me to keep track of, but I will give you a tip. Whenever I have an image that is 'busy' with lots of elements like this one it is essential I pick my paper first. I usually try to pick one that has a subtle pattern so it won't compete with the image but has three or four colours for me to work with. This paper had pink, green, turquoise and red, and as a bonus it also had the sandy brown that I used on the hair. With this approach I can be certain I won't be pulling in a color that won't work with the paper. It's a tried and true method that always works for me. Give it a try next time you have an image that may overwhelm you.

8 comments:

Tammy said...

This is the most adorable card!! Yea, I'm right there with you on the sibling rivalry only I had 2 little sisters! I really must get some of those Stamping Bella stamps. They are all darling! I love the idea of doing 1 card a week but then I would get done and see all of the new Christmas stamps and have to have those too!! LOL!! I also love doing Christmas stamps!!!

Guylaine said...

verry beautiful card
You're right I should have to do it too... one Christmas card per week!

Judi said...

Very cute card. Wouldn't that be great if you finished your cards for next year really early? A goal I always have for myself but somehow never happens.

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

dpkennedy said...

This is just gorgeous! I really love this sweet image so much! Your coloring just makes them come to life! Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year Linda!

Heidi said...

wow this is beautiful coloring. I love this image and have never seen it.

Cindy H. said...

This has got to be the cutest image and your coloring is beyond gorgeous!!

paulatracy said...

are you talking about me? do i decorate your life? This is gorjuss and another image I do NOT have...guess what else will be on my list! I wanna cry... I need to use my copics!

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