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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

She's a Gypsy

I have SO many lovely Saturated Canary images!  I buy more every time Krista has a release.  Or a sale.  Or because it's pay day.  Or Monday.  Or raining.  Or sunny.  Well, you get the point....  With my design team commitments I don't get to play with them quite as often as I'd like!  So when I have the opportunity to, I jump at it!  Beginning in August I have been trying to be more conscientious about sending birthday cards to friends and family.  After all, I make all these creations with great love!  They should have good homes!  (Other than mine.  I'm running out of storage space.)  This card is for my aunt.  I selected Zorana, the Gypsy from Saturated Canary.  She is just a gorgeous creature, and I couldn't wait to color her.  I have to admit her hair was intimidating!  I tried the "flick" technique but my Copic Ws are the classic style marker, and I have a heavy hand with the bullet nib.  Still, I did achieve a certain amount of "shine", I think.  Not too bad and practice makes perfect.

The layout is from Papertake Weekly (#72), and I had a lot of fun with this one!  I added some flowers, metal embellies, bling, and cheesecloth.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy Boy.  The image panel is cut using the Labels Twenty One Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

I have been doing a lot of my coloring on my lunch break at work and it has been a stress reducer and welcome break during the day.  It also seems to make the actual card assembly go smoother in the evening.  I have another SC card finished using Pack Light, and I'm currently coloring up Pickles and Ice Cream!  I will share soon...

Thanks for visiting and know I appreciate all your comments!  I have been behind on my own commenting lately and I know the time and effort it takes for each of you and I feel blessed to have such lovely visitor (especially my fabulous regulars - you know who you are!)!

Hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

Markers used: Copics (E13, E11, E21, E00, W4, W6, W8, W10, E04, R20, E23, E27, Y32, Y35, YR04, YR07, YR17, BG10, BG13, BG15) and Prismacolor Art Markers (149). 

- Cutie Pie Challenge: #28-Use a Digi 
- Totally Stampalicious: Anything Goes 
- Victorine Stamps: #44-Lots of Layers 



Sue Nicholson said...

Wow, lovely sweet card just perfect for our challenge this week at Cutie Pie. Good Luck cheers Sue xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I'm sure you aunt will love this card. It's so colorful and interesting! TFS

Robin said...

You did achieve shine. You colored her beautifully! Your aunt will love it. Hugs, Robin

Linda Palmer said...

Love the way you colored her dress. I also love SC images and am always buying. Your card is beautiful, great layout.

Scrappin Sista said...

Super cute!

Flowergirl said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful card,
Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies this time,
Wendy x

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Regan! Love the hair! You did an amazing job and your aunt will love it! ;o)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous coloring and love the color palette here. The cheese cloth is a fab touch.