Thursday, April 7, 2011

By Lori Designs - Wagon of Gifts

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here and I, for one, am so thankful. Today, the By Lori Designs Challenge Team invites you to play along with Challenge 12 (BLDC12) and this colour combinations;

Isn't it a classic combination?!

My image is Wagon of Gifts by Mercy (Mercy is brilliant with the digital image editing and has merged images that Lori illustrated. Mercy is my hero!) and used this week's sketch challenge from Paper Craft Planet (sk040211) for my 5" square layout. You could win a subscription to CardMaker Magazine for playing along with the Paper Craft Planet sketch challenge this week! There are TWO ways to win –
  • Way ONE: link up your take on this week’s sketch.
  • Way TWO: leave a comment on our Planet Blog and let us know what technique you’d like to see demonstrated in an upcoming issue.

I coloured this darling image using copic markers which are listed below. Check out that little bit of shine on the hair bow, shoes and gift bow! Stardust Stickles are DIVINE! I never put them away because I keep them upside down ready to go on my stamping desk. {insert contented sigh}. Look more at the sparkle than the yellow background glow. I'm not so happy with they way the glow became more like a neon beacon flashing continuously all night long like a cheap hotel sign. Gee, ya think I'm not thrilled with it?!!! Oy! And I just couldn't figure out what to do to make it better short of cutting out the main image and mounting it on a new piece of paper which I really didn't have time for. However, this glow has worked on other cards I have done using this exact same yellow combination, and I really think it is the yellow pink combination which isn't working here. Shoulda gone with blue!

Here are the Copic Markers I used and where;

wagon & gift; R11, R12, R32, R35, R37, N2, N4, N6
bear; N0, N2, N4, N6, N7
shirt, shoes, hair bows; R81, R83, R85
overalls; W1, W3, W5, W7
hair; E11, E25, E27, E29
skin; E00, E01, E11
nasty glow; Y0000, Y11, Y21, Y23, Colourless blender

Now about that sentiment;

It's not a By Lori Designs sentiment and maybe I shouldn't have used it here, but it was too perfect for this image to be passed over! It's actually 2 stamps that I stamped one over the other. The lower sentence is the itty bittiest little font I think I've ever seen in an acrylic stamp (less than 1/8" high) and I gasped when I saw it. Remember I have a thing for miniature 'things' and this teeny sentiment totally fit that bill. It was a bit of a bugaboo getting it straight on the acrylic stamp block, but it was totally worth the fussing! Links for the supplies I used for this card are in the recipe listed below.

Check out the By Lori Designs challenge blog for the creations by the rest of the design team! And enjoy your weekend!

stamps; wagon of gifts by Mercy (by lori designs), simply you sentiments (technique tuesday)
paper; hazel by stella and rose (MME), elephant, canvas white (bazzill), x-press it (copic)
ink; black soot distress ink (ranger)
accessories; sm square nestabilities (spellbinders), screw brads (karen foster), white brads (paper studio), button (basic grey), pink ribbon (SU!), mini scallop border punch (ek success), stardust stickles (ranger)

paper craft planet sk040211 - sketch
by lori designs BLDC12 - colour combination
HSS #62 - in the pink
papertake weekly - anything goes
scrap-creations - ribbon, glitter, button
craft your passion - anything goes
daisy doodle #30 - digi challenge spring
bring back beauty - spring
really reasonable ribbon - die cuts/punches & ribbon


Betty Wright said...

This is so adorable and so beautifully colored, Loretta! Stunning! Love the little touches of glitter, too! Adorable card!

Paula said...

really lovely card Loretta!
thanks for joining in with us this week at Daisy Doodles for our spring challenge
good luck
Paula xx

Mary J said...

Loretta, how gorgeous! I think you rocked that challenge!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! I love your colouring & the sentiment is perfect!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Stampin Lucy said...

This is stunning!! What gorgeous work you do.....definitely following your blog as your work is amazing....Thanks so much for playing along with us at Daisy Doodles!!

Silli said...

Wonderful card, love your coloring, the image is sooo cute!

inkedx2 said...

This is adorable and your copic coloring is super. Thanks for joining us the week at HSS.


StampingMinnie said...

I agree with Robbie -- your color is superb. Very Very nice. I love the glitter bling on the ribbon and shoes. Love it!! Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super adorable card, Loretta!! I love the fabulous layout and sentiment!!

Jill said...

aww so cute and absolutely gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Conniecrafter said...

oh so cute, love the tilt to that bears head and the sparkle, sweet sentiment!

Rhonda said...

WOW!!! This card is awesome. You are very talented. Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles. :)

Jacqueline said...

What a beauty - that image paired with that layout - super job.
Thanks for playing along at Daisy Doodles - Hugs. Jacqueline

Julie Koerber said...

This is too cute for words and beautifully colored! It's just such a happy card with all the little extras and that dash of sparkle!

Anne Marie said...

Loretta, your shading is gorgeous! Wow!! I just love the added glitter details you added, too. Gorgeous mix of color and patterns! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Sharon Basel said...

Loretta this is gorgeous! So adorable and I love that yellow glow. It really makes the image stand out. Your coloring overall is amazing. A super card!
Sharon :)

Brook said...

Beautiful card and I just love your coloring.

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