Love Is In There Air...For Charlie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Good Morning!

You should have seen my inbox after that blog hop yesterday! Holy cow you guys love TGF!! What's not to love right?!

Well I hope you enjoy today's card just as much!

I have had this Charlie With Flower stamp from Whipper Snapper forever now and finally, now that it's closer to Valentines Day, I have a reason to ink him up. I thought he'd look great standing in front of a picket fence, so I used the Mini Fence stamp behind him by masking him off. Again, he's watercolored with reinkers and an aquapainter brush on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. I like this paper because it's smooth, but I'd make sure you're comfortable with watercoloring before using it. It doesn't have as much sizing in it compared to watercolor paper, so you have to be very deliberate with where you put your ink and move fast.

I decided that this week's Sketch Saturday #88 layout was perfect for our sweet Charlie. Since there was so much going on in this sketch, I kept the patterned paper to a minimum so the image wouldn't be too overpowered.

Tomorrow's another Whimsical Wednesday challenge, so I'll see you back here tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Whipper Snapper 'Charlie With Flower' and 'Mini Fence', Stamping Bella 'Love is in the Air'
Ink: StazOn 'Jet Black', Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Morning Marigold, Cool Caribbean, Sahara Sand, Ruby Red
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - American Crafts and ??
Access: Ribbon, EK Success Corner Punch, Machine Stitching, Spellbinders Large Circle Nestibilities, Dimensionals


Jess S said...

too cute. Do you use water color pencils or markers?

Jen said...

Oh Sandra this is just stunning! Your watercoloring is just amazing and I adore this layout. Man, I could look at your coloring for hours... beautiful!

cnelson said...

This is just as cute as can be!! LOVE it!

karen said...

oh this is so cute!!
I love the "scene" you created with the fence! And your coloring is amazing as usual!

Unknown said...

this is so stinkin' cute, sandra...what a precious image...and your coloring is always top-norch, lady! amazing job! :)

Juls said...

awhhh just too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, this is perfect! Your colouring is da bomb girl!

Michele Roos said...

Such an adorable card. Love the way you've coloured the cute image. Hugs Michele x

Imke said...

Sandra, this is such a cute card. Fantastic coloring and I love the scene with the fence. Great idea.

Barbara said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love the sweet scene that you've created!

Kim R. said...

AMAZING!!! I really love your work.

kadie said...

This is so sweet! I love the circles in the background!

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