Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quit your whining!

Heard your having another birthday
You could at least pretend to like it

BWAHAHA! That was the sentiment I chose to go along with Toby is Two...a Mo Manning image in rubber available at Stamping Bella. Just wondering here...are you excited about the new Mo rubber images? Personally, if you haven't already guessed...I'm thrilled! I've noticed that I've had a few new subscribers to my little blog this week so if you are here for Mo...I hope not to disappoint you.

As always...I stamped my image on Bella's bestest paper and coloured with copic markers. I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol for the grounding, blue shading around the image, and just a bit of dark umber to add some extra shading on his little overalls. For my recent subscribers, I like to add pencil over my copics to either 1) add another dimension of color, 2) add some depth, or 3) to add some highlights. It is also very effective to create a large area of shading over multiple colors of copics. In this image, I used only copics for the stripes in his overalls, but used a pencil to create the shading over the stripes. It is much easier and quicker than trying to shade each stripe individually and have it look consistent.

Finally, on a personal note, my friend Mary is a member of Soldiers' Angels and has some incredible blog candy to give away....all you have to do to help her out is send her a handmade card which will be sent to a soldier or one of their family members. If you want to learn more, you can read all about it here.

And don't forget, our challenge over at Stamping Bella this week is to use a bella stamp that has never been inked before...hmmmm....i have SO MANY...will I use something old, or something new? I guess you'll have to wait and see!


leenda said...

LOL! This is too cute! Amazing usual!

Patricia said...

I am always amazed at your coloring with copics. You are truly an inspiration. I had bought this image digitally before it was available in rubber because it reminded me of my grandson. You did a great job with it.

Karen said...

This is stunning Linda! That image is totally my little 2 year son! Just this past weekend he wanted jelly beans and mommy said no and well your card says it all!
Enjoy your day!

Krista said...

Love love love this one Linda! I now need this stamp!!! Loved your class the other night! You're sooo talented and such an inspiration!!!

sueincanada said...

That image is adorable, and your card looks wonderful as always.

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Linda- this is incredible! I gotta go buy it! I WILL FOR SURE use this same sentiment too! he he he he! Have many family members to send it to! ha ha! hugs jane :)

Crafty Creations said...

Hi Linda! Wow......I am a subscriber to your blog, but don't often get here for comments. This card deserves a round of standing ovation applause! This card is stunning!!! WOW!!!
I "think" I might meet you in Toronto in May - I'm coming for two of Paula's classes and I think you are there the next day teaching! Wow - can't wait to meet you!

Janette said...

You bring every image to life,it's amazing....this little one reminds me so much of my grandsons...oh

Cindy H. said...

I love your coloring on this super card!! When I ordered my Mo's in rubber, I skipped this image (even though I adored it) because for the life of me I couldn't think of what to use it for. Well, you've answered that question and now I want it, too :)

Donna Marie said...

Beautiful card. I have a two year old... Te he he

Silvia said...

Beautiful card, Linda! The coloring is gorgeous as always!!


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