Friday, June 17, 2011

It's been a LONG week!

I don't know why it has dragged on, but I'm just so glad it is Friday and so far the weekend weather looks promising. Although the pool is still not warm enough for me I can still find some way to relax. I've been bugging hubs for YEARS to get a heater for the pool but he won't bite, maybe because he doesn't use it. I thought he might surprise me with a heater for my b'day earlier this month, but instead he came home with this $16.99 squirt bottle of some stuff called heat saver! AH, honey, that is NOT exactly what I wanted...gotta luv him...but I do have my reflexology gift certificates to look forward to, and the first I will be using next week! It's been a while since I had a treatment and I'm sooooooooo looking forward to it!

This week our challenge was all about bring on summer...and I AM IN THERE! BRING IT ON! Although I really HATE the humidity that we get here in southwestern Ontario it was such a long cold winter I am actually looking forward to {just} a day or two of 95 degree temps with 97% humidity. And I really hope that day comes on a weekend so I can float around the pool in my new chair with a pina colada.

Alright! Besides pool  floating and girly girl alcoholic beverages the other thing about summer I LOVE is flowers!  I would love to be surrounded in them, but my yard is large and so is my deck so to get that cozy feeling I group pots on my deck  in one area and that is where I sit when I want to be engulfed. So in keeping with the 'engulfed' theme I thought I would colour up lulu LOVES POPPIES....it's perfect! She is totally ENGULFED in them!


I stamped her on bella's BESTEST paper, paired her up with Basic Grey's hello luscious 6x6 paper and coloured with the following copic markers.

E000, 00, 21, 11, 30, 40, 41
BG10, 11, 13, 45, YG67
R22, 24, 29, Y13, V17, 09, 99

All shading was done with prismacolor pencils. I even used some white pencil to add highlights to the poppies...try that sometimes! You will be amazed at how awesome it looks.

Next week our challenge is a sketch sponsored by our very own Chicken...Okay....she's not a real chicken but that is what I call her. It's Jeanie Witmer, The Spotted Chick. Do you know that she is one of my idols! YES, I stalk her constantly and strive to come up with not only gorjus colouring, but FAB layouts to go with it. She is like all around perfect!

So get colouring gals, the layout is already done and THAT is the hard part. Send your card to Emily by Thursday at 5pm and your card will have a permanent home on the world wide web forever! You don't need a blog to enter, just snap a pic and send her a jpg. It's as easy as that, AND you may even win yourself some bella bucks!

Be back soon, I've got a Mo to share!

Linda.

11 comments:

Tammi said...

Wow! Stunning, she just pops with your gorgeous coloring...amazing card. I've been making a card with her today, (she's not colored as beautifully as yours!) love these stamps. :)

Pauline said...

GORJUSS!!! Those poppies just pop off the card, love the idea of the white pencil to highlight, need to try that. Fabulous colouring as usual, and love the paper

Cindy H. said...

Wow, gorgeous card!! The design and coloring are gorgeous and the image is just darling. Love the purple centers in the poppies - really makes them pop! tfs

Dana White said...

Linda this is stunning - the shading is perfect (as always) the flowers just pop off the card

Steph said...

Literally think this is your BEST card evah!!!! Love it!! x

Crafty Cath said...

Oh my - this is stunning! Your poppies POP right off the page. And I must say that I actually LOVE the French Grey shading surrounding the image - it gives it a warm feeling...almost old style shabby chic. Yum! Enjoy your R&R of the weekend!

Sherri said...

Gorgeous! Your poppies look almost real & I love the color combination! Hope you get to relax in your pool soon!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh my freakin' WORD WOMAN! This is STUNNING. Blew. me. away. LOVE IT. Just....love it!!!!!!!!!!

IsaNorris said...

Your colouring is always truly amazing!!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog
hugs
isa

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww Linda this is so beautiful what a wonderful image and your colouring is awesome, I love this to bits.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Michele Boyer said...

Gasp! Those flowers look like they're popping right off the page! Absolutely stunning!

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