Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Queen For A Day

It's been a few days since my last post, and I've really missed not having something to share with you, but I've had a bad case of the winter blahs, blues, whim whams...whatever you want to call it. I've had it, and I hate it! It's a beautiful sunny day today, so maybe that's helping to bring me out of my slump. Do you ever feel the need to be queen for a day? I'm thinking that would be just the ticket for the winter blahs. I've had this Toad King image from Dog Gone Stamps colored up for quite a while, but I hadn't decided what to do with it, and when I stumbled upon the Queen For A Day sentiment from the SU Taggers Dozen set, I knew my Toad King was soon to become a "Toad Queen". With the addition of some eyelashes, and some Regal Rose lips, this lovely lady was born!! I just love the look on her face. She looks so content to be the center of attention on this card, or anywhere for that matter. I used my SU inks to watercolor this image, and although it's doesn't clearly show in the picture, I used some Stickles on the wings of the flies on her crown. I'm pretty happy with the turn this image took, and I just can't get enough of those big sexy eyes.
Supply List
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Watercolor Paper, Old Olive, Far East DP from Imaginesence
Ink: Black Stazon, Various SU ink for watercoloring
Stamps: Toad King from Dog Gone Stamps, SU Taggers Dozen
Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Dew Drops, Martha Steward Punch
I'm so happy you could stop by to see what I've been up to. I'll try to keep the creative momentum going, and have some new things to share with you. Have a beautiful day, and happy stamping!
Love Ya!

13 comments:

kadie said...

Oh my gosh! She is adorable!! Can a toad be adorable?? Well she is! I wanna give her a big ole hug. I love the eyelashes!! Great coloring...you've really found your specialty with watercoloring. WOW!

Lauri said...

Your watercoloring is out of this world!! Great job with this stamp and the whole card! I know what you mean...I have been in a slump myself the past few days so I have just taken a break; figuring it will come back in a day or two! Must be the darn day job sucking all my energy!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh my gosh!!! Will you look at her please!?!?! Lorie, this card and your coloring is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Seriously, you NEED to be on this team! For the next term, you're either going to apply or I'm going to nominate you....take your pick! I'm not kidding either - I think this is outstanding and I'm going to show the DGS design team AGAIN! LOL (((hugs)))

Barb said...

Now that is one beautiful toad!! Your coloring is amazing and I love the "makeup"! She is absolutely kissable --- for a toad king, especially. Great job!

karen said...

What a fabulous job of coloring you did there! I can learn a thing or two from you!!

Catherine said...

This is so cute, Lorie! And I love the layout and the way you used the MS border punch! I'll be CASE-ing for sure!
Of course, your coloring is beautiful as always!
{{{hugs}}}

Nancy said...

Lorie, I have never seen such a beautiful toad!!! I love, love, love the lipstick. Sandra is right, you need to be on our design team. Think about it.
Nancy
Dog Gone Stamps
Owner

MiamiKel said...

Well will you look at this!!!!!! You have done an outstanding job! You are an amazing crafter - everything you make is just stunning. I smell DT soon, my love!!!! I'm calling it! I did with Kadie! LOL!!

Tonya said...

You are amazing! This is fabulous!!

Cathy said...

Another Beauty Lorie: Glad you had the sun to bring you up to creating this wonder for all of to enjoy. Keep it up. If I didn't love my DT spot so much I would give it to you :)

Nancy said...

OMGosh, this is so cute! Love how your turned him into a her! Wonderful, definitely a day-brightener!!

Michelle said...

What a sexy think she is - ribbit. I love the lashes and the lips - LOL.... Wonderful wonderful card.

Susan said...

Lorie how did I miss this card?? It's just so WOW! Your watercoloring is just phenomenal and I love the lipstick and eyelashes!! Never thought I'd say this about a toad, but she's beautiful!! {HUGS}

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