I haven't done one of these in a while. Sitting here with my coffee, watching the news, looking at the snow (ugh) in my backyard. It feels kinda comfortable.
Still nursing the princess here, she is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. It's gonna be a long 6 weeks but by summer she will be good as new. If you missed my last post, the princess is Bessie our West Highland Terrier and she blew out the ACL in her right hind leg. The vet said with feisty little dogs like her, if they blow one (which she did back in 2009) they are very likely to blow the other.
On to other things, I have been anxious to colour up Stamping Bella's SHOPPERS united since I got it but with Christmas cards in full force it kept being pushed aside. But now that I've done it, I can't wait to colour up FRIENDS united because it was really fun to do. And I think I might even use the same layout because it works really well with this image. Whenever I have a busy image it can be daunting to decide what colours to use. That is when I look for a striped paper to pull my colour scheme from and this one is from Basic Grey hello luscious. A subtle background paper, a little peek of the stripes pulls everything together without being too busy. I love the look.
I used copics on this one with some added prismacolor pencils for shading. I also tried to keep my colouring and shading a little sketchy looking to compliment the image. It is okay for me to say I really LOVE this card!
Our first bellarific friday of the year was awesome, and last night I went and read some of the chatter in the forum. So fun to see everyone coming back there.
Now I've got soup to make for this week's lunches and hope to get a little messy with some Art Journalling this afternoon. It's been a while so it should be a nice break, I'm feeling something with a floral theme coming on. And Emily's AJ Monday theme this week is 'resolution'. I don't actually make resolutions so we'll see how that goes. But I do have an idea floating around and may pull out my quote books to look for something to go along with it.
That it for today, but i'll be back tomorrow with something exciting!