Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Places We'll Go

Another weekend has flown right by. I filled mine with lots of creatin time! Saturday started off with a Copic Class at Mary Maxim. We worked on the King of the Jungle card and everyone had a wonderful time even if coloring the mane gave everyone the heebie geebies. What I love most about the classes is what everyone brings to the table. Everyone interjects their own personality into the coloring. I love to see how each one changes the image just a little. We've completed four classes now and everyone is getting better and better with each one.

I had two special guests at class this week; Paulabella and Lizzy. We spent some time shopping in Mary Maxim and had fun looking at all the new products. Funny that you can recognize new things even after looking at the shelves dozens of times. New blood brings in new ideas and streches us beyond our experience. I love it! Got me some new glittah from Paula's suggestion and I am thrilled to be showing it to you in a bit. Now back to the day, we spent hours coloring and chatting and sharing ideas and it was a wonderful afternoon. After a wonderful dinner in Sarnia at Patty Flaherty's for some good Irish grub we settled back into some late creatin. We walked through the door about 12:30 am and Auggie chided me for keeping Miss Paula out so late/early. I know that when I hit the pillow I fell into a sound contented sleep. It was a great day.

After spending alot of timing watching Paula with her copics (yup you read that right - our pencil queen DOES know how to use Copics and as well as she knows her pencils) I couldn't wait to get at this card. Our great niece turned two this weekend and I needed to get her card done. Of course I used a Stamping Bella image but for those of you who recognize Mo - it is one of her first releases in rubbah. So with a renewed appreciation for my copics and what I could do with them, I set out to get 'er done.

This is Bye Bye Girl. I had inspiration from Linda Heavens, Paula Williamson and Mary Clark. I started with Neenah Classic Crest cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and my Copics. I did add some shading with Tim Holtz distress ink - after a tip from Paula - as well as prismacolor pencils. The design paper is Hope by Melissa Francis and K&Company Small Wonder Girl. The sentiment comes with the stamp and I stamped it on Kraft paper to tie in with the second layer of cardstock and allow me to link this up for Jeannie Bella's That's Krafty Thursday challenge. You have until Wednesday to add some Kraft paper to one of your creations and link it up as well. Why not try for the chance to be named this week's Krafty Chick?

Here's a closer look at the image and the sparkly glittah that I got. I forgot to add my black gloss to the ladybug in this picture but I'm tired and ready to head off to bed so you're just gonna have to imagine that ok?

I finished the card off with double sided satin ribbon, a Prima flower and Kaiser pearl.

I told our nephew that if he doesn't want to keep this card, he can call me up and I'll take her back - I just love her that much!

Have a great week.

Love ya,


paulatracy said...

WOWOWOWOW!! All three of us inspired YOU! hehe, I am happy to give all the inspiration and share the fun baby!! Bye Bye is amazing and you better not be short changing your abilities at all. Everyone's different look is what this is all about and this little girl is ROCKIN' her tricycle! {plus i saw that gorjuss stack of colored prezzies on that card and all the other treasures, up close.} :) Your shading around her ladybug backpack is cool, looks like I could pick it right off of her. Happy vacation to you two Auggie's!! LOL

Jeanie said...

LOVE the layout, your coloring, the grass, uhhhhh - absolutely EVERYTHING!! Ooooh and glitter too?? WOWZER!! Just beautiful Cath! Thanks so much for playing along this week in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge. {{{hen hugs}}}

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ScrappyLin said...

Cath, she is beautiful and I love the glitter. Great tip, Paula. You have intrigued me with the Distressing Ink ... what did you use it on. Oh, I love that her bike is green than the usual red, it just makes it so nice and springy.

Crafty Cath said...

Lin I used a very small tight flat paint brush to apply the distress inks. I placed it all around the backpack and in the creases of the pants. It really made these areas pop. Hope this helps.