Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Make the Journey Special...

Good morning all.
     Can you believe it is already the middle of the week?  I for one am very happy about that.  All I have to do is get through today and then I have my half day Thursday followed by my long weekend off.  Yay!  I really am looking forward to it.  I have a few projects that need to be finished up and I am hoping to spend the hours I would be at work on Friday getting those projects done. Fingers crossed. lol.. 
     So today I have a brand new stamp that I got from Krista Smith's Etsie store.  You really should check her stamps out if you haven't already.  I am sure that you can guess why I really love her stamps.  Yes, I love the eyes.  I don't know why, but I love practicing coloring eyes and trying to get them to shine and look as real as I can. 
     This little beauty is called Suzie Stockings and I had a blast working on her dress and her hair.  I am trying to go slower and lighter with my coloring so that if I need to I can put down more color without it all turning out just darker.  lol... I guess I am trying to say that I am working on getting more depth in my coloring.  I really really wanted her to have a red dress, but even though I have all the reds in the Copic Sketches I tend to not use them as one little mistake can ruin a whole card.  However, going with my new found patience and trying new things I watched my friend Amy's amazing video here. You can see how Amy gets so much out of her colors.  In this video Amy will show you how she  uses brown along with her reds and you can see that it truly amazing how it adds to the over all effect.  I am telling you you really have to give it a try.  It will make you want to pull out those reds and play a whole lot more.  Don't be surprised if you see more red over here for a while.  lol.. So, Thank You Amy.  I am truly happy with how Suzie's dress came out. 
     Ok guys, I am rambling and I am really tired so I am going to wish you all a happy hump day and I will talk at you tomorrow.  :O)   Happy Coloring. 
Hugs, Lisa G
I didn't have any deep red pearls so I colored these cream ones with the red and the brown to
get a match of her dress and the flower.

Picture of her revised stockings & garter.  Jerry said the garter should be
black and the stockings darker. (Men!) We won't tell him that I
think he was right.  I like this better.  lol...

stamps-Suzie Stockings-Krista Smith- Saturated Canary digis &
             Lucky Bunnie-TGF
cs-Neenah & AC Cardstock
dp-Lost & Found-Union Square-MME
lace & flower-stash
Copic Markers:
stockings & gloves-E41-E000-E0000
revised stockings & garter- E41-E000-E0000-E49-E23-E21


Chrissy said...

WOW!!WOW!!WOW!!she looks amazing Lisa...gorgeous image and your colouring is just beautiful....
and a hug would be nice...


Leanne said...

Wow Lisa! This is absolutely fabulous! That dress is gorgeous! Love the flow and all that gorgeous red! Pretty fabulous card hon.
Have a terrific Leap day!

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous! Love all the reds. Aren't Amy's videos the best?

Amy said...

She is gorgeous Lisa, and her dress looks so rich and velvety! Your coloring is so beautiful and I love the background, it's perfect with her!
LOL, it's good to know that if I'm coloring up garters and stockings I can ask Jerry for advice! ;)

Rachel Parys said...

Fantastic coloring! Her eyes and dress look amazing!!! I am timid with red as well, it is not very forgiving if you mess up! Awesome card girl! Love those darn Saturatd Canary stamps!!!!

Amanda R said...

I need to go and see that video and love the deep red and shading you were able to get. Gorgeous stunning card!