Apr 28 2008

Elemental Baby!

Published by at 12 42 am under Copics

I just love Michelle’s gallery (sf9erfan), so when I saw that she was today’s Featured Stamper at SCS, I just had to make time to play. This is the card of Michelle’s that I cased. As you can see I made a few changes — I changed it from a standard A2 card to a 5.5″ square card and I changed the placement of the sentiment, but for the most part I stayed with the layout and the flower placement. Here it is:


OK, now don’t laugh — I know this isn’t typical for me — but I sure had fun!! This idea has been in the back of my head for weeks, and today was the day it just HAD to come out — the layout from Michelle was perfect, so I took a much needed break and went for it!!! LOL!!! This is also for my Friday’s Stamp Simply Challenge to think out of the box — so see, I have permission to be a bit goofy with thistoday – LOL!!!

As for thinking out of the box — can you guess which Flourishes stamp I used on this card? Well, here’s the set — it is Flourished Elements, one of my all time favorite classics from Flourishes. Did you see the oval frame in the set? Well, that’s it. I colored her face in with the skin toned Copic and drew in her hair with the black Copic. Her facial features were drawn in with the fine tip of the SU Black Journaler. The cheek blush is SU Pastels applied with a Q-tip. The flowers are all from the SU Pretties Kit, some colored with the SU pink marker. The hair ribbon is SU Taffeta. The sentiment is from Open to Love by Flourishes, and the White Satin Ribbon and Pink Scalloped Edge Ribbon by May Arts are from Flourishes as well.

  • Stamps: Flourished Elements and Open to Love by Flourishes
  • Paper: Black, White, Pretty in Pink and Pink Prints DP by SU
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Copics, Pretty in Pink SU marker and black SU Journaler
  • Accessories: Ribbons, SU Pretties Kit, Brads, Mounting Tape, SU Pastels, Q-tip.

Update on my Copic coloring experienes: Well, it’s coming, though I really haven’t had much time to color of late. I am feeling a bit more comfortable with my Copics; however, my biggeststruggle lies in coloring larger spaces, like this girl’s face. I have a hard time getting it to look really smooth and well blended. On this face, for the first time, I used the wide tip of the marker, and I really thought I did a pretty good job getting her skin tones nice and even as they look pretty good IRL — LOL!!! Uploading it and putting it on the screen tells me differently — back to the drawing board!!! I definitely see some Copic lessons as being a necessity in my future!!!

Anyway, I had great fun with this card!!! I encourage you all do something a little silly, to think out of the box, just for the pure fun of it!!! Thanks much for stopping in and hope you all have a great week ahead.

And 10 Minute Tuesday begins this week – so say tuned for super quick samples on Tuesdays!!! Thanks much for stopping in!!!

35 responses so far

35 Responses to “Elemental Baby!”

  1. Courtney says:

    Color in circles with your Copics. That may help you get a more even look to them. And when blending, go over the darker color with the lighter color a TON!

  2. Kathie says:

    Sharon, this is so cute and so clever!

  3. Karen Wallace says:

    This is adorable talk about a cute idea!!!!!

  4. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    How creative!! I have that set but would have never seen that image from the oval with the flourishes!!

  5. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Too funny, Sharon. But it’s great! I love the hair; maybe you should go into hairdressing on the side.

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Oh my gosh, how cute is that. I didn’t know you were an “artist” too.
    Love that hair and you did such a fantastic job with your copic markers.
    You are so creative…I checked out the stamps and was amazed that you
    came up with the cutest face from the oval flourish. Absolutely amazing Sharon!


  7. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Too cute Sharon! I have that set and it’s one of my favorites as well! I used the oval as a mirror and placed a picture inside of it. It’s so versatile!

  8. Velta says:

    When I first looked at this card…I wondered…where did she get that stamp?? Then I saw it, even before I read about it…Great job doing an out of the box stamp!!

  9. Kathie says:

    CUTE, so very cute!!

  10. This is adorable!!! Love the bow in her hair! 🙂

  11. Karen Witter says:

    I have to echo the sentiments of Joan and Velta. This is sooooo cute! I am anxious to try some copics. You have done a great job with them. Thanks for the challenge to “think outside the box.”

  12. Julie Masse says:

    What a fun card and such a great job making it!! So cute! 🙂

  13. Dawn E. says:

    Oh my goodness Sharon! This is fantastic! Wow…great job drawing her face and hair…wow! I have a hard time with skin tones too. Now I just go over it a lot and then take excess off with the blender. Sometimes it just doesn’t look right though. Your colouring is wonderful though!!!

  14. Janine says:

    Just a great card… You are an artiste!!!

  15. flossie says:

    Wow, how fantastic, love how you drew her, this card is great.

  16. Now this is a wonderful Out of the Box creation…and you the casing of Michelle is on target. I think your coloring is coming along just fine…but yes small circles and use a colorless blender to help smooth them out..

  17. bronih says:

    This is such a wonderful example of how to think out of the box! Great card, Sharon!!!

  18. JoAnn says:

    Sharon, what a hoot. You’re right…not typical you, but you can make anything look elegant or at least beautiful and fancy. I LOVE it!!!!!

  19. I’m sorry but this is too stinkin’ cute! I don’t think it’s silly at all! It’s creative and fun! Way to go!!!

  20. Jamie Sears says:

    this is so cute and clever! And I think your coloring is great! I am wanting some Copics but I am waiting and taking in all the lessons others are posting on blogs. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Tara says:

    Oh, how cute! Love how you used that stamp!!!!!

  22. Lenoria says:

    I love the girl’s hair and sweet face! The card definitely made me laugh – and I needed a laugh as it is now past midnight and I am still working!! I just had to stop to see an email message and opened this, and I am SO glad I did. Thank you for the “smile”.

  23. Charlene says:

    OMGoodness…I love this image but never would have seen such a cutie pie in there…I was waiting to see which new stamp co. you’d found. I’m no artist so can’t draw but would love to play with this. Can you move in next door? It’s for sale and in sunny FL. 🙂 BIG craft room, too. LOL!

  24. Sharon, Your card is quite creative for sure. I love how you used
    that flourished elements set to create her face. Great card. Barb

  25. jojot says:

    Sharon…you know I love your traditional elegant work but I do have to say that this card just gave me the biggest grin when I first saw it…….it is absoulutely one of the most adorable cards I’ve seen in a very long time……it still has your clean, elegant style but with a bit of fun…….simply fabulous……simply fabulous……

  26. Lynn Larson says:

    Very cute! I just love everything about this card. The baby is adorable and the colors and flowers work great together. Nice job.


  27. Bev J. says:

    That is so cute and you are so talented! I thought it was a girl stamp until I read your description. Great facial expression and I love the hair!. tfs

    Bev J. (Maxell)

  28. Janet Sisk says:

    WOW, very clever! I would have never guessed the stamp you used without peeking at it first. You have quite the imagination. Love it!

  29. Ahhh! Sharon! This is just the cutest! Wow! I really LOVE this one! Sooo cute and sooo very creative! LOVE it! TFS 🙂

  30. Angela R. says:

    How cute is this?? So creative! I love it, Sharon!

  31. leslierich says:

    Boy, did I ever do a double take on this one! Unbelievable! I can see the stamp now…too, too clever! You did a great job drawing and coloring the hair and face. And such a pretty card you built around this fun image!

  32. Rose Ann says:

    This is so cute and clever, Sharon!! You are quite an artist, Sharon! Your drawing is wonderful!!

  33. Danielle says:

    OMGosh Sharon this is too cute! I love her hair!! What a fantastic idea! Those Copics can be challenging at times-let me know where they’re holding lessons!!

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