Saturday, March 29, 2008

Enjoy life's simple pleasures


Happy Saturday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I just bought some OMS , although I used a nose mask and kept an open window right next to me! I have no clue as to what I am doing with the shading and blending! LOL! I also bought these little guys called stumps, for applying the shading effect.,well the dear gal at Michael's forgot to put them in my bag! So I have been improvising with another applicator for now. This stuff is really tricky for me, and it will take lots of practice, just like the Copics do! My art inspiration and whom I aspire to some day be able to color and shade half as well as i s Ila, over at Artfully Ila! ( I can never get the darn links to work!) sorry! If you aren't familiar with her High Hopes artistry you are in for a treat! Check out her blog for sure! Ila is so darn sweet, not to mention her endless emails back and forth to me with all of my questions! I just wish I could spend a day with her! There is just a slight geographical hurdle however, she is way up in Canada ( eastern portion I think) and I am way down here in southern California! Darn I hate when that happens! Well at least I have been fornunate enough to get to know her at all! (smiles)!
This card is my first attempt using the spirits. The stamp is from Stampabilites, CS-Very Vanilla (SU!) -Berry Sorbet and matching pp (Papertrey Ink), leaf stamps, Treehouse Stamps, Sentiment-Treehouse stamps, Ink-Black (Inkadadinkado) Prismacolored pencils, Pastel chalks (leafs) SU! Ribbon, by the yard M's.
I hope this card is acceptable for my first mineral spirits attempt! (wink)! I will keep at it, I have nothing but time to practice as long as I am able, for which I thank God for each and every day!
Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for stoppin by! Be back soon, Deb

11 comments:

Samm said...

This is fab! you've done great with the colouring!

Samm
x

Rita said...

Oh my Deb! You did a fantastic job on your coloring...no kidding! This is really your first time? This is so beautiful, AWESOME job!!! I also wish I could spend the day with someone who could show me how to blend using the Prisma pencils & OMS. I'm a visual person, I can do better by seeing it done.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh Deb, I think you did a great job with the coloring! I'm new to the colored pencils / gamsol too, and I think it's fun. My coloring isn't as good as most, but it's good enough for me! I'll keep getting better too. I think this image is fantastic, your coloring is great, and this card is lovely!

April Hall said...

What a beautiful card! The coloring is fantastic!

Rose Ann said...

Your coloring looks beautiful!! I love your adorable card, Deb! Sooo sweet, just like you!! Thanks again for the beautiful card!! Hugs!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a pretty image and beautiful colouring!!!!

Vicki

Fe-Fe said...

This is so pretty Deb. Love your colouring, I think you did a fabulous job.

Alexandra said...

wonderful card, my friend! Your coloring is fantastic!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ila said...

Aawh Deb...I'm blushing!!...you're the Sweet one...and Oh I wish you did live closer..we'd have a blast!!
Your coloring on this card is Wonderful!!..Your shading is Lovely and the colors are so vibrant...you did a Beautiful job!!..Hugs, Ila

Corie said...

WOW -- so beautiful, great coloring!!!

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more