Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mouse On Daisy



This past week flew by, and here it's Saturday already! Looking forward to the long weekend, are you? Jen has a really cool Sketch For You To Try this week AND a goody bag up for grabs, so I hope you'll be able to play along! Take a look at the sketch, Jen's sample, and guest designer Lorelie Kim's sample, at i{heart}2stamp. Also making samples are Amy Rohl, Kelly Lunceford, Leigh O'Brien, and Susan Liles. You probably saw on Jen's blog last week that Carole stepped down. We'll miss her!

For my sample, I've used an adorable Stampavie image, Mouse on Orange Daisy, illustrated by Tina Wenke. Stamper's Dream carries a wide assortment of Stampavie images. This particular one is sold out, but you can see other Tina Wenke images HERE and all the other Stampavie illustrators HERE. I colored with Copics and Prismacolors and popped up the daisy and mouse, the ladybug, and the bird for some extra dimension. I also added some ivory FlowerSoft to the other flowers, so they'd look like dandelions.

Have you seen all the new goodies at Stamper's Dream? You know I have paper issues, so I'm particularly itching to get my inky fingers all over Cosmo Cricket's new Nutmeg Collection and Webster's Pages Holiday Collection and Sweet as Cherry Pie. And check out the Say It In Pearls and Say It in Studs from Prima. I've never seen anything like these - gorgeous!

I received a question recently about how to color with both Copics and Prismacolors. I start with the Copics and then when I'm finished with those, I go back and work with the Prismacolors. As I recall, you shouldn't color over Prismacolors with Copics because the wax in the pencils can mess up your markers, so start with the markers, then move to the pencils. I like to use Prismacolors for skies and any other time when I'm trying to fade to white. I find I have much better control with pencils for the fading.

Speaking of questions, I've been bad lately about answering them - I'm sorry! A Q&A is coming soon - I promise.

Thanks so much for visiting!




Stamps: Mouse on Orange Daisy (Stampavie)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream, Stampin' Up Real Red, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, October Afternoon dp (green grid), Jillibean Soup dp (green paisley), K&Co dp (blue)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, Gamsol, Spellbinders petite oval Nestabilities, Stampin' Up ribbon, Close to My Heart flowers, Papertrey buttons, May Arts burlap string, foam adhesive, EK Success border punch, FlowerSoft

45 comments:

  1. Amy, Amy, Amy! What a lovely card! It takes my breath away with it's intricate detail. The sky is perfect and looks airbrushed or silkscreened because its so smoothly blended. You have quite an artist's eye and I adore your use of the Polar White Flower Soft.

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  2. I am in awe of all of the details on this! I am in love with the dimension you put into the focal image! I love it! Great job as always!

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  3. WOW! You really outdid yourself on this one, Amy! AWESOME coloring and details. And your paper colors and selection are fabulous with this image!

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  4. Amy, this is so sweet. I love this stamp and your coloring is awesome. All the details your did and added to this card really make it extra special... love it..

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  5. Fabulous card - love all the popped up elements and the Flower Soft. So many nice details - terrific!

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  6. Amy, this is beautiful! You have a way with colours, pattern, and layouts. Seriously, you are in a league of your own girl! Love this cute image, it's so sweet!

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  7. This is DARLING, Amy! You cards are always perfectly embellished!!

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  8. Just adorable Amy! Your beautiful coloring is perfect as always, and the popped up pieces really makes this special!

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  9. This is adorable! I love the colors and the design. Great work.

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  10. Such a wonderful card!! Your coloring is amazing...I can never get my sky to look that awesome!!

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  11. Amy you make the most beautiful cards. ;o)
    Love how you did the background scene....just stunning!

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  12. It's darling, it's gorgeous, it's darling, it's gorgeous...what else can I say?!! Love the daisies and dandelions, and all the popped detailing! You're amazing!

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  13. This is really cute! Very nice work!

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  14. Wow, Amy, this is awesome! Love the detail!!

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  15. Amy, this is just the sweetest card EVAH!! Your coloring is impeccable!! And your sketch, dp, ribbon and flowers just make this all the more charming!! Next time I see you, I'm so hoping some of your talent rubs off on me!! Hopefully at CHA in Jan.!!

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  16. This so lovely Amy!! So gorgeous! I also use Copics then Prisma when colouring. However, how do you manage to colour big spaces like that of the sky?? :)

    Have a lovely day!

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  17. THUD. Holy cow this is AMAZING AMY!!!!!!! The coloring, the papers, ribbon, all of it. You are a GURU! I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! Seriously stunning, girl!!!

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  18. Oh gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous! Everything is perfect...love the layout....and what a terrific image, colored to perfection!

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  19. All I can say is WOW! Such a lot of work, it's a little masterpiece!

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  20. Gosh, the attention to detail is amaaazing! Really beautiful results!

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  21. This card is incredible Amy - so many details to look at!!! Love the popping, flower soft and flowers. I LOVE your paper choices, they work sooooo well together!!!! Your colouring is fantastic and love the punched edge!!

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  22. This is absolutely darling Amy! The image is SO cute and Jen's layout is awesome!!!

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  23. Amy Amy Amy, will ya give us mere mortals a chance! This is yet another example of your awesome magical properties!
    Hugs Viv xxx

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  24. Es adorable!!!!, que card mas bonito!, es tan perfecta la coloracion de los stamps que es impresionante, todos los detalles y la combinación de papeles es increile. felicidades. Bss

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  25. Incredible! Your cards are always A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I love following your blog! -Jill

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  26. OM goodness Amy! This is so adorable!!!

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  27. How the heck do you manage to come up with these stunners one after the other? You - are - amazing! *wink*

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  28. Fabulous layers and coloring! I love this card!!!

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  29. what a bearutiful card!! Nice clean style with a very super image that is colored perfect...
    hugs, janny

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  30. Oh I Love Love Love this card!!! I wish you sold your cards I want this one soooo bad!

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  31. Wow...The detail on this is just amazing!! Beautiful!!

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  32. Oh this is just too cute, brought a big smile to my face as soon as I saw it, Love the colors you used!

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  33. Wowser, that is fabulous Amy.

    Cazzy x

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  34. Amy, another jawdropping creation! I always enjoy peeking in to see what you are creating!
    --Hugs Becca

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  35. oh my gosh, I think this is my most favorite card ever!

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  36. Oh this is adorable. Love the design and colours.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  37. Exquisite detailing, fantastic coloring and dimension. Love this Amy! Thank You for being such an inspiration!! :)

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  38. Oh MY the sweetest little image! And how you've given it such life with color and the sketch! Beautiful totally AMY work!

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  39. Amy, this is amazing! I love all the details, layers, embellishments, and the colors!

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  40. Wow Amy! This is too cute!! The dandelions are awesome! Fantastic card!

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  41. śliczne żywe kolorki, piękna praca

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