Have you seen the new Izzies designed by Christy Croll for Stamping Bella! I'm totally uncontrollably smitten with them. I have always been drawn to Christy's images because they are really fun to color, but these knocked me flat! They have adorable kinky curly hair (which I wish I had)...wear cutie little shoes with ankle sox and are dressed in what I might consider a somewhat vintage looking outfit! All things that make this babe HAPPY! Emily released two of them this week and I'm sooooo hoping we will have more soon. Maybe I can get on my knees and beg next time I am up in Toronto! What do ya think? Do you luv them too?
This is Izzy has balloons and CHECK OUT THAT HAT! I LOVE IT! It is not my usual color scheme...I'm really not a purple lover...but I really wanted to use the new Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper. She is also a hybrid color-job...that is I stamped her on Bella's bestest paper with Brilliance ink and started colouring her with copics with a BIT of copic shading, then added some deeper shading with my prisma pencils and gamsol. Even with throwing pencils in the mix I still used a 'generous' amount of copics in this image, but adding pencils is a way to add some depth to your colouring without investing in the deeper shades of copic markers which you may not often use. So if you are just starting to build that copic collection....start with the palest colors and continue to love those pencils.
Another short post today...I still have paper to finish cutting for tomorrow's Pickle class and I'm not done yet plus I must be suffering from the February blues in January because I've been so tired these last couple weeks all I seem to wanna do in the evening is sleep! Is spring here yet?
I'll see you all on Friday for that twinchie challenge! It totally amazed me how a twinchie can transform an image and I'm so excited to see what everyone comes up with!