Friday, January 22, 2010

Chill Baby, Chill

Good morning, and Happy Friday!!  How about a little bit of winter fun today?  Yeah, yeah, I know.  I'm sick of the cold snowy, dreary weather, too, but how can this little cutie NOT brighten your day?  It's literally the brightest thing I've seen in about, oh, something like 6 days!  We probably won't know what to do when we do finally see the sun again!!  I even made the matte around the sentiment in the shape of the sun, just because I miss it so!!


This cute little Tubing Snowman is from Peachy Keen Stamps, as is the sentiment, which is from the Chill Baby Chill stamp set.  I used my Copics to color this baby up (I'm learning), and I actually put this one together myself and didn't use a sketch challenge.  The image is pretty large, so that didn't leave me a lot of room for playing with placement.  I do love to color the big images, and this one was a challenge.  Learning to use the various shades of black and gray to get the highlighting to look right was so much different than watercoloring, but I do enjoy a challenge.  I love the deep, rich color values that can be achieved with the Copic markers, and the paper stays smooth and intact.  That's not always the case with watercoloring, even when I use watercolor paper.  I trimmed the edge of the DP with my Martha Stewart punch, added some Martha Stewart chunky glitter.  The DP and ribbon are both from Stampin' Up!, and the snowflake brad is from Karen Foster Designs. 

Just a heads up for you, that I'm getting REALLY close to 20,000 hits, so there's gotta be some more blog candy coming very soon!  Thanks for stopping by today, and I wish you a blessed weekend filled with everything you love!  Happy Stamping!

Love ya,

15 comments:

kadie said...

That sentiment rocks my world, Lorie!! Too cute! I love this card.
20k hits!! That's outstanding! Uh, but I'm not surprised, your blog is THE PLACE to go for inspiration!! You're only a couple peeps away from 500 followers too!! And I can say...I KNOW HER!!! :)

Tasha said...

Wow such a fantastic card! i LOVE the image how cute is he? The papers are gorgeous and i am oving the layout you have used. Fab design
love tasha xx

Sandra said...

AWW, what a cute image!! Very, very nice work!!

Becky said...

OMG!! This is awesome, the image is just adorable and the coloring is top notch.

Catherine said...

OMGosh are you rockin' the Copics, Lorie! The coloring on this is just perfect, especially the black, which is one of the tricker things to do. Beautiful! This is so cute and I just love the sentiment!

Janice W. said...

Lorie you are such a pro. You colored this perfectly!! I have been practicing with my copics, but I will never reach your expert level.
I have found that using my black or darker colors, that it gets sticky and streaky. Have you noticed that at all with yours? Your card is adorable!
Hugs, Janice

MiamiKel said...

Soo so very sweet! Your coloring is always something to marvel at ~ you are truly a master of the markers! This is just as cute as a button, too - so fresh and fun and makes you just giggle all over! Love your eye for detail! Nearly 500 people can't be wrong, Lorie! :)

karen said...

ooh this is so cute! I love the coloring!!!!!!!

Rufus said...

Oh, I just love this card. So bright and cheerful and happy!
R/

Нети said...

I love your style of colouring. I think you've already mastered the copic colouring tecnique. Really lovely work!

Jackie said...

Oh what a fab card, I just love that cute image and the colour combo is fantastic :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissy D said...

SUPER FUN card - Spectacular coloring!!!

Chrissy D said...

SUPER FUN card - Spectacular coloring!!!

Brenda said...

This is one of my favorite images from Peachy Keen!
Your card makes me smile and your coloring with Copics are fantastic!
Brenda

Deedee Anderson said...

What a fun card! Your coloring is amazing, as always, and that greeting gave me the giggles -- thank you! :-)

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