Friday, June 3, 2011

Three for three... I think I'm on a roll!

Happy Friday, everybody! I hope the week went well for each and every one of you. I have been doing a little more crafting and making plans for a couple of upcoming projects. I think I must be coming down off of my card making high as I feel a little disoriented without any images to color! Of course, I can't do much coloring anyway until I get ink refills for several of the markers I use the most. The problem is that none of the stores near me carry the refills so I'll have to order them online and wait for them to arrive. Ugh! I don't know why these big chain stores can't carry the items we need but what irks me more than anything is that they won't even take suggestions from their regular customers!  That's just bad business in my opinion.  It never fails that when I go to one of the big crafting stores (you know the ones I mean), they either don't carry the item I'm looking for or it's out of stock. Sorry to rant so early on a Friday morning.  I just needed to vent my frustration for a change.  Okay, down from my soapbox now... I have another card to share with you today!

I posted a card using this same digi stamp a month or so ago but after I colored this one, it looks completely different from the first one. This time, I made the her look a little younger and more innocent. I like her because she's so sweet and is easy to cut out by hand. I also like to add my own patterns to her clothes or with some care and patience, she can be printed onto patterned card stock and her shirt or jumper could be fussy cut and layered onto the colored image, the way I did with The Big Guy's shirt on my last card. It's a very versatile image that can be used for a number of different occasions. Okay, here she is.

One thing I learned in coloring all these images is that you can keep layering the Copic alcohol inks until they become fairly opaque and give the appearance of paint.  Pretty cool as far as I'm concerned.  

The deets:

The image came from DZ Doodles and was colored with Copics. It's called "I Wonder?" and is available for purchase from their store here. Base cardstock is Core'dinations with white glitter cardstock (DCWV) and light pink cardstock (Recollections) mats layered on top.  Mats are edged with darker pink chalk ink. The dp is from a My Mind's Eye 6" x 6" stack called Home.  This little stack has some really beautiful prints and lots of sparkle.  I used several sheets on the the cards I just made and I wish I had a 12" x 12" stack just like it. I used a paper doily to layer the image on and to make the sentiment, which is from a Cloud 9 clear stamp set called Simple Thoughts - Girl, stand out.  I cut the circle out with my Cutter Bee circle scissor.  The lace is from my doll making stash and the ribbon is from Michael's  All of the flowers and leaves are handmade by me from cardstock, colored and/or distressed with Copics.  The flower centers are yellow mini brads. I had to punch holes in the center of each layer of the little flowers other than the rose so I could insert the little brads. Inside borders were made using a Martha Stewart border punch and the inside verse is from the same Cloud 9 stamp set.  I used gel pens for some of the smaller details like the buttons and buckles on her jumper and the pattern on her little tee-shirt.

So there you are!  That makes 3 down and a whole bunch more to go! LOL  I hope you enjoyed this little card and that you'll come back to see what I have for you tomorrow. Beyond it being another card, I don't even know what it will be. Thanks for visiting. Your comments are welcome and appreciated. Have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend!

Happy crafting,


  1. WOW!!Amazing colouring.A beautiful card, sooo pretty.I'd love to have a 'big craft store' mine is so tiny you could fit it in my
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. wow! your coloring is amazing. it gives the image such depth. gorgeous card!

  3. GORGEOUS!!! I love how she is colored. I'm telling you girl, your coloring rocks. It really looks like it has been painted. Just beautiful! Can't wait to see the others. Btw - I got a package full of goodies in the mail yesterday...I'll see what I can get out to you!! ;-)
    Tracy V

  4. I am speechless!! This is beyond amazing so much so that I think I should just sell my copics!! I've pinned it on my Pinterest page I loved it so much!! I am seriously in awe.

  5. beautiful image, beautiful colouring, beautiful card ! I really love it!

  6. Oh my, This is on beyond gorgeous Anne! :)

  7. Hi Anne...I'm going to ditto Dana's comment (except for the Pinterest bit lol) Definitely speechless coz I'm awestruck :)
    Hugs xx

  8. Anne your card is amazing....if you are not should BE!!

  9. Geez, your coloring is awesome!

  10. So pretty, your Copic coloring is outstanding!!

  11. Holy moly this is one of the best copic-colored images I have ever seen! You have amazing talent.


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