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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good Morning sweet peeps!

How are you all this morning? Good I hope! I'm so glad it's hump day already. I could use another weekend already. It's just been one of those weeks, ya know? I just want it done already. Although today's ride home from work should be interesting....I'll have a large bird in my truck tonight. :) Haha! The company I work for gives each of their employees a turkey for Thanksgiving! Sweet, right?! I'll be taking it over to my in-laws for our Thanksgiving feast. YUM!

I've been trying to get used to coloring in my new room for a couple of weeks now and for some reason it's really strange working in a new space. Is that weird?! In the apartment, I was in the middle of everything (smack in the middle of the living room and dining room) and now it's all quiet in the room and I'm almost looking for a distraction now! So bizarre! I'm sure I'll get used to it soon though. Anyway, so one of the images I colors up this week (yesterday actually!), was this image by Sarah Kay.

There's something about her images that really lends itself to the watercoloring style, it's there?? I just love how you only get a climpse of the kids faces and they could be anyone's kid. As usual, I colored this up with my reinkers and aquapainter brush on Strathmore Bristol Vellum (not really vellum). It's nice, thick and smooth! When I color, always pick the upper right hand corner of the image for where my sunlight is coming from and all my shadows are on the left hand side of any objects. I did the opposite to this on this card because more of the image (the little girl) was 'facing' the left hand side, so I switched corners and put my 'sun' in the upper left hand corner. Does that make sense?! I hope so.

The layout is one I keep going back to again and again. I can't remember where I got it from or when I used it first, but it's a keeper! I figured the image required a simple but layered layout. The paper an oldie but goodie MME collection....which I can't remember the name of right now! Sorry!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today!


Supplies
Stamps: Stampavie Sarah Kay 'Adele Enjoying Fresh Apples', PTI 'Mixed Messages'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Buckaroo Blue, Going Gray, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Minds Eye
Access: Ribbon, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

8 Comments:

Ms. Jen said...

Oh hon, this is simply adorable. You've been whipping out some masterpieces lately! I may not always comment but I'm always watchin.

KimCreate said...

Hi, another beauty! Try listening to music, maybe that will help you in your new space. My craft area is in the basement but when I color, I usually do it on the couch in the family room on a clipboard. I'm glad you mentioned the aquapainter because I knew you used reinkers but I was wondering how you applied it to the paper. Thanks, Kim

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous! Just soft and perfect! I love the CC sky with the stitching that looks like it's perfectly on the embossed line of the die. Wow...

Deconstructing Jen said...

Ah! I love this!! I have this stamp and need to use it. I love how adorable she is. Your painting looks fabulou and I adore this layout.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Stunning! Beautiful coloring!!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is just fabulous Sandra!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Sandra, I've always admired how beautifully you color your images and I have to say this one is outstanding!! I would love to see you do some video tutorials someday. Gorgeous, fabulous, awesome card!!!

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous coloring, love this!

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