Friday, January 15, 2010

Motivate Me Monday Challenge

Good morning!  I hope this happy Friday finds you ready for another challenge, because there's a new challenge in town, and it's sponsored by Sweet -n Sassy Stamps.  Motivate Me Mondays will be hosted by one of the talented Sweet -n Sassy Design Team members every Monday, and it will be alternated between Papercraft Planet, and SNR Card Universe.  Just go to the Sweet -n Sassy group page, and click on the Motivate Me Monday thread.   This past Monday our hostess was the ever so talented Jennie Harper, and the challenge was let it snow.  You have until 10 a.m. every Friday to upload or link your creation in the MMM thread for a chance to win a great prize.  There are even early bird prizes for those who are REALLY motivated!   The next Motivate Me Monday Challenge will be held on Papercraft Planet on Monday, January 18th, and will be hosted by the talented Tracy Vinson.  Stop by and let our Sweet -n Sassy designers help motivate your Monday!!

This is what motivated me this Monday.  Well, the wonderful let it snow theme, AND my first time using Copic markers.  I have to say I've quickly learned to LOVE them.  I'm still a watercolorist at heart, but I love the quick dry, smooth application of Copics, and I've been busy coloring for days.  Little Cocoa the mouse is a digi download from the Sweet -n Sassy digi store, and there you will find lots of adorable images with Cocoa up to all kinds of fun things.  After coloring Cocoa, I cut him out, and popped him up on dimensionals over a Top Note die cut with SU designer paper, and card stock.  I did a little handstitching around the die cut piece, and ran the white card stock  through my Cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder.  I finished this card off with some satin and organza ribbon, and that suh-weet sentiment. 

Be sure to stop by Paper Craft Planet next Monday for some fun, friends, and fabulous inspiration!  Thanks joining me today, and please come back soon!  Wishing you a happy weekend, and happy stamping!

Love ya,

15 comments:

Michelle said...

This is just the cutest! And your first copic card - woohoo. You're going to be amazing! I love the wee mouse and the sentiment fits so perfectly. I really need to get me some more stamps and sentiments!

Jessie said...

Adorable card Lorie!

Becky said...

So adorable and wonderful coloring.

kadie said...

You did this with Copics??? Is there no end to your natural talents? This is outstanding!! I wish my Copic coloring looked like this!! Beautifully done, Dear Friend!

Stampin Mindy said...

Oh I love this I dont use my top note die enough. I love the embossed and how everything just pops off the card. Stunning!

Leah said...

Love this Lorie! Your coloring is fabulous, I {heart} my Copics so much...I had to stop buying them because I kept thinking how much it will be when they need to be re-filled. Yikes! Love the gingham paper, so sweet.

Catherine said...

So cute and so true! I see those mad watercolorist skills translate beautifully to Copics! I knew you would rock them! Love the rosy cheeks!

Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful card, Lorie! Your first Copic coloring is marvelous! Of course, I knew it would be...you are so good at everything you put your hand to! This cards is delish...love the darling image and the sweet sentiment. I love your top note die cut paper with the superb stitching!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is a lovely card and a fantastic sentiment. Stunning! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Janice W. said...

Hi Lorie,
You are a natural artist! My first try with copics wasn't anywhere near your talent. This image is adorable! I think I may need to take a peek in the store. :)
Hugs, Janice

Kristine said...

Awww, this is super cute Lorie! LOVE this cocoa mouse so much. These digis are the BEST!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my box today!! *Ü* Every comment is a blessing. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Angelica said...

WOWZA! Lorie, this card is just adorable. I love how perfectly layered it is, and how cute is that little mouse peeking up over the teacup? You must give ME a tutorial on Copics as I have tried (with much effort) over the last few months, and just can't seem to catch the hang of it. Can't believe this is your first crack at it! I'll stick with my Prismas for now! Again, amazing, I just love love love it!!!

Sandy said...

You always do such a fabulous job and this one is no exception. I love how the cup is popped up but then his head is popped out even more for dimension. The layout is grea and you have such wonderful detail! I LOVE it!!!

Susan said...

Oh Lorie, this card is just the sweetest! OMGosh your first Copics card? You're a whiz already! Everything from the colors to papers to ribbon just comes together perfectly! Another one out of the park! {{HUG}}

Dawn B. said...

Awesome coloring. You did a terrific job with the copics...It has alot of definition in the cup. Great job.

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