Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mr. Gruffles smells the lilacs

My husband did drag me away from my copics last night, and we had a fantastic dinner al fresco at a lovely restaurant in Greenwich, CT. Our evening was very romantic but as soon as I came home I went back to coloring. LOL! I liked working with the copics. This was actually my first time using them, (and they are an investment) and I need to work with them a little more to get the blending to work. I have been working with the prisma color pencils and OMS for awhile and know what to do with them. But I have to say that coloring with the copics took so much less time!
I used crystal effects on the flowers and then sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds on top of the flowers while the ce was wet. I tried to weave the ribbon through the side, added photo corners and punched out circles using my cropadile and placed them under the baubles to add some color.
If you don't want to be enabled, stop reading now! Dick at HM Stamps has announced that HM has just added over 30 new images of House Mouse to their line! They are adorable. My order went in right away!
Enjoy!
Smiles :)
Lorraine

13 comments:

Lesa said...

You did a lovely job with your copics. Not bad for a first try! You just have to keep practicing. The blending will come with practice! Enjoy your new toys!

patty w said...

OMgosh... this is just too adorable! I absolutely adore lilacs!! Can't wait for them to bloom in the spring so I can bring some inside! I love how you glazed them...so pretty! Mr. Gruffles is adorable too!

You're adorable too, Lorraine! Such a pretty card! (thought I was going to say adorable, didn't ya!)

Ok...got a meatloaf in the oven and laundry going...it is now storming so I may have to shut down. So much for the softball tournaments!

Happy Saturday.... happy packing!

Vicki said...

What a cutie of a card!! I love it!! ;) TFS!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Too cute! I love it! I just colored yet *another* one of those you sent me (remember how I said I had to do those other cards first? Yeah. Funny how that works!) Oh - and your envie went postal today!

Tracy said...

I think you did a great job coloring! Great layout too!

Mary Dawn said...

this is adorable, i love the glossy on the lilacs...and he's enjoying them SOOOOO much! too cute

Tessa said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think your coloring is GREAT!

Dragana Skoro said...

Are you sure you didn't use Copics before? Absolutely? OK, than you're a very talented woman. Hmmmm? LIke I didn't know that before... Greetings from Vancouver, Canada.

Velta said...

Lorraine ~ This card is adorable...glad to hear that you are using your Copics...the great-granddaddy of all markers!! Your coloring is way cool and know one would have ever known that you are just beginning...Glad hubby got some supper :)

katiesniche said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love all the detail work. He looks so happy :)

Cris A said...

You did a beautifil job with the Copics!! I only have a few and still have been to chicken to use them.

Niki Estes said...

So cute! I love the glitter on the flowers!

Aimee said...

this is just too cute

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