Two Tots and some Sketches

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good morning again!

I've soooo been missing coloring my Tots in lately so on Friday night I sat down at my desk and colored up Izzy and Princess Ava. My method of madness usually involves picking the stamp first, then the sketch/layout, the patterned paper and only then can I begin to color! It's definitely a process that can take a long time - especially if I can't decide on the paper!

I ended up choosing some old Basic Grey paper from the Sugared collection for Izzy and paired them with Taylor's TESC91 sketch this week. I've never done that kind of ribbon treatment before and I'm still unsure of whether I did it correct or not, but I think it worked and it's growing on me....slowly. ;)

Princess Ava...I can't help smile and think of my little girl when I color her up! :) It's such a sweet image isn't it?? Since I did a very Snow White themed card the last time I colored her up, I decided to do something a little different with her this time. I used some Sunny Glen paper and this week's Friday Sketchers #78 layout. For just a little bit extra, I added some Crystal Snow Glitter to Ava's crown and dress which worked for this week's Cute Card Thursday #86 challenge which was to go glitter crazy! Ok, maybe not crazy, but a little bit can go a long way!
Thanks sooo much for stopping by today!

Supplies
Card 1
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Izzy Twinkle Tot', PTI 'Mixed Messages'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Morning Marigold, More Mustard, True Thyme, Really Rust, Close To Cocoa, Perfectly Plum, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye and Vintage Photo'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Sugared Collection' and MME 'In Bloom Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Martha Stewart Tag Punch, Sponges
Card 2
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Princess Ava Twinkle Tot'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Morning Marigold, More Mustard, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Black Soot'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - The Greeting Farm 'Sunny Glen'
Access: Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Buttons, PTI Rustic Twine, Sponges, Dimensionals

19 Comments:

Marley said...

Stunning cards with great images.. xxx Marley

Jenn said...

So, so cute! :) Your paper choice, sketches and coloring are perfect! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, these cards are so adorable! Your beautifully colored images are always paired with the perfect paper and embellishments!!!

kadie said...

These are beautiful! I know I say that every time, but I wouldn't say it if it weren't true. I love how both the cards have papers that just draw my eyes right into the image. Beautiful!

WickedPixie said...

Sandra, these are both so beautiful, but I am just in love with the Princess Ava stamp to begin with...She is PERFECTLY paired with that Sunny Glenn paper! I wish I had thought of that!!! Wonderful! :-)Traci

Danni said...

I just love coming to your blog...
These are just stunning!! Love them both!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Wow, both cards are really lovely! (That reminds me, need to go see if my new TGF digis are ready for download!)

Virgo5 said...

Beauitful Sandra, and that's my creative process too! I can't seem to colour my images without knowing what my dp & cardstock colours will be.

Cassie said...

sandra - you never cease to amaze me!! these are both beautiful - and of course brought to life with your awesome coloring skills!

Jeanie said...

Ok, I'm convinced... YOU NEVER SLEEP! These are stunning and that little girl with the frog, OMG she's SO stinkin cute! Ok, gotta get that one for sure! Gorgeous cards and the ribbon is perfect!!! Hugs, Jeanie

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Sandra you really blow my mind! I agree with others...you really must not sleep. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love little Ava done up and red and paired with the Sunny Glen paper. The colors on the first are so earthy and beautiful. I do hope you feel better. I couldn't tell from all these gorgeous creations that you were ever sick. A true master of the art.

Linda Beeson said...

I just love the colors on that first card and that paper used on the second one is a wonderful choice for that cute image.

Cathy said...

It would figure that I would create just the opposite as you, that 's probably what I am doing wrong :) Your Tots are gorgeous!!!

Shirley N said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Love your DP and your layouts and your coloring is gorgeous!

the whimsical butterfly said...

You have TRULY blown me away, girl! Your coloring is just STUNNING on these-I can't wait to show Ava when she wakes up. Just amazing, you are!!!!

Juls said...

wow!! these are both just toooo gorgeous for words!!

Kim R. said...

OMG!! These are unbelievable. You are sooooooooo talented.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Love, love, love your cards Sandra. Those images are just the sweetest! You've inspired me to ink mine up.

Wendy said...

Did you see you made the 'Top Crops 5' with Taylor for her sketch!!! Congrats girl and well deserved!

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