Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Playing with Candy

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge - MTSC64

I was the blessed winner of Mercy's recent 300,000 hits blog candy! What an amazing package of goodies came my way. I just HAD to play along with Mercy's sketch challenge this week and use some of that great candy. {wink} This sweet Swiss Miss Rosalie stamp is by C.C. Designs. I don't have any stamps like her and I just love how darling she is! I chose a couple papers from the Basic Grey Nook & Pantry pad and pulled my colors from there.

Now I used some gift money to get some copic markers a few months ago, but I have been so intimidated to use them! I really like the coloring techiques that I see on other blogs and I've just felt like I'll never be able to color like THAT, so I don't try. How silly of me, right? I've determined that if I don't try and practice, I won't learn. {sounds like one of my 'mom' speeches to my own boys} And I just LOVE how pretty Mercy's copic coloring is on her cards, so even though I don't know what I'm doing technique-wise, I colored Miss Rosalie with copic markers. I wish I could have shaded her face and dress better, but it's a start.

I did add a layer of clear spica glitter pen over her dress and how I wish the camera would pick up the shimmer from that. The sweet sentiment can be found at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed day!

Stamps: Miss Swiss Rosalie by C.C. Designs, sentiment by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Blush Blossom, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Brads, SU! Border Punch, Spica Clear Glitter Pen


Katie Cotton said...


Mercy said...

michelle...this is fabulous! ia mso glad that you are enjoying your goodies, and so happy that you joined in the sketch challenge this week! you've done a fabulous job, sweetie!

Danni said...

Don't let the copics intimidate you!! The more you practice, the easier they'll be. Don't be afraid to experiment with them!!
This is such a sweet card! I really like the colors you used and that pretty paper!

Anonymous said...

Copics look great no matter what! The sshading on her socks and hair looks great! Congrats on your win!!!

Ronnie said...

Michelle congrats on your blog candy haul! Wow!

You did a wonderful job coloring the adorable stamped image. I also love the DP you used!

Kristie said...

What a sweet card! I love the sentiment!

Christi said...

This is wonderful!! Love that sentiment!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

another darling card!!

Shaela said...

this is so sweet! fabulous job coloring, I love that image!