Friday, July 29, 2011

Hugs to You


When the coloring mood strikes, I love to reach for the wonderfully detailed Stampavie images. This one, illustrated by Sarah Kay, is called Josephine Cuddling Her Pet Cat Kiki, and is available at Stamper's Dream. The last time I colored this image, I used a much different color palette, and although I liked it okay I guess, personally, I find the earth tones that I used today much more appealing. Just my taste though -- I'm certain Josephine would look darling no matter how she's colored! Today's tones were drawn from one of my favorite paper lines -- Prima's Reflections 6x6 pad. I made this for a friend who could use a big hug right now and was delighted to find the perfect sentiment, Hugs to You, in my JustRite stash.
 


The pretty paper flowers are also from Prima. The trim is by May Arts and the gold string (hemp?) is from my stash. I did a lot of distressing, with both ink and an edge distressing tool. The image is colored with Copics for the most part. I did add some french gray shadowing with Prismacolor pencils.



Before I go, wanted to give you the heads up to tune in to Splitcoaststampers tomorrow morning at 8 am Central, as past and present "dirty girls" (it's been two years, and I still marvel at the honor of having held that title!) host the annual Dare to Get Dirty extravaganza for Fan Club members. It's always such a fun time!! If you're not a member of the Fan Club, whatcha waitin' for? I'll be posting my challenge samples here on my blog, too -- can't wait!

Have a fantastic Friday, friends!


18 comments:

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

VERY pretty! Love this image and all the die shapes you used. Perfection my friend! Hugs!

Wendy said...

Sweetheart, this is stunning! I just love it. The colours, the image, the distressing, all what I want my cards to look like ALL THE TIME!! :)

Oliwiaen said...

I love the way you use same stamps with a totally different result!!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Fun card! I love the distressed layers and how you coloured Josephine.Makes me wish for a cute outift like that ;)
Rx

Susie said...

Amy this is adorable! You did a lovely job with the coloring. There are few, in my humble opinion, who can design a layout like you do. I am always delightfully amazed.

Kathy said...

Oh my! this isn't a card, it's a complete work of art, you need to frame it!! Gorgeous:)

mochamama said...

Wow, elegant and cute all at the same time!! LOVE IT AMY

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Luanne said...

She is so sweet! Love your coloring. Sarah Kay and Mo Manning have the best stamps for detailed coloring. This is awesome. Love it!

Pet73 said...

What a wonderful card! Love the colours!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- I love the daily inspiration from your blog- so had to stop by and comment today- love the distressed look and your fabulous coloring!

TYJ419 said...

Just beautiful Amy!! You did a WONDERFUL job!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I like the card you made and I like how color the lady on it. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great weekend :)
Delama

Michelle said...

You really outdid yourself on this one, Amy! Gorgeous work, my friend! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic coloring and love the distressing, I will have to say this is my favorite colors too!

Crestajune said...

Oh! I just love this card! Your coloring is fantastic, and all of your details just make me so happy! Just beautiful! Have a wonderful day Amy!!

Carrie said...

adorable. all your creations are such a work of art. i stalk your blog often. you're such an inspiration

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is FABULOUS!!

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