Monday, September 15, 2008

While combing my hair now, and wondering what dress to wear now...

Happy Monday, yall! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a great time hanging with my family, and then on Sunday I taught a Copic class at Stamp Asylum. We had a blast! I'll have more coming up, so I'll let you know as soon as we get them scheduled if you're interested.

I realized today that I haven't shown you this set made with the new Hey Chica set from BC Dzyns, which is a new line from My Favorite Things. I dug into my stash of items to be altered and found an empty pencil type box measuring about 4 1/4" square. I covered the top and sides with my favorite paper, Tres Jolie by My Mind's Eye. Sadly it's discontinued!! Isn't it yummy?

Inside I added 4 cards, giving each Chica a different color hair. Each of them is stamped in Brilliance Black on Fabriano hot press watercolor paper, and watercolored with reinkers and my waterbrushes. I had a blast adding shimmery makeup with my Pearlescent Watercolors. Here's a close-up:

The flowers on the front were so much fun to make...the bottom prima was colored with a Copic marker, and the top one was stamped with the Polka Dot background stamp from Behind the Scenes in Brilliance Pearlized Chocolate. A little rhinestone brad in the center was the perfect touch!

By the way, the MFT Lady is stirring up some fun in the forums! Here's a message from her:
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Get a little sketchy on Thursday
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In other news...anyone want to see a kitty photo? I thought you might! Here's one my mom sent me:
You can see four of them, and there's a fifth sleeping behind the other gray ones. Aren't they the cutest?? I wish Josh would let me keep one...I love the dark one with the raccoon face. DARN ALLERGIES!
Ok, well, that's all for today...I hope you have a fabulous Monday!


Tina said...

Shoot, and I wanted to attend the COPIC class, please let me know when the next one is. I had no idea you meant it would be so soon! :)

Amy said...

As a confirmed sufferer of SERIOUS cat allergies, I have two hints for you:
1--get TWO kitties. they keep each other warm and socialized.
2--two kitties can be very happy outside together. :-) as long as I wear a "cat shirt" (like a paint shirt, only reserved for holding kitties) and take it off before I come in, I can manage. Oh, and I hafta really splash my face and wash my hands too, but hey--it's a KITTY! LOL

Crushincrime said...

I love this Hey Chica set too! Your cards are fabulous! And these kittys are toooo cute!

paula said...

Chica, have been busy!! I love this girl, don't you...she is so much fun to color! I wanna kitty! waaaaaaaaa

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is fabulous Shannan!! I wish you would've told me about your class I would've tried my best to make it. Let me know when you teach your next one. My coloring skills are majorly lacking. I LOVE that pic of the kitten!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this set, Shannan!

Those kitties are adorable!

nitestamper said...

fabulous card !!!!!!and the colors and coloring-WOW !!!!!!

tfs:) chat
darling kitties !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can always depend on an adorable card on your site...but kittens too!? I love the little yellow one too. I hope they all fine great families. Sorry you can't have one. :(

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute card set Shannan!! Pictures like that make me want a kitty, but only till they get bigger, and then I don't want them any more!!

Libby Hickson said...

So would you think I'm a scary stalker chick if I drove all the way up to Plano to take one of your classes? LOL. Love your card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I loooove this new Hey Chica stamp...she always catches my eye. So sassy...and the sayings that go with her are just a hoot. GREAT coloring on her too!

...and look at how cute those kitten are. Awwww!

Lisa said...

OMG, I just want to scoop them all up and cuddle them!!!!! LOVE THE BABY KITTIES!!!!!!

Bethany Paull said...

I so wish I could have been at your Copic class. Love your Chicas.

shel9999 said...

Holy cow! Your coloring is fantastic! Love the box AND the cards! And what ADORABLE little kitties! If I could find one that didn't shed, climb curtains, jump on the table or counter and used a toilet, I'd LOVE to get one! lol.

Jennifer said...

Great card! Great blog!

alma said...

The most adorable kitties. I just love the little tough looking one in the front.

I have a serious allergy to cats. But I still have a cat with virtually no symtoms. My Allergy doctor and I both agreed that you can actually become acclimatized to their dander.

The first month is heck though.

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