Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Im your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me, Papa-paparazzi...

Hey yall! How are you this fine Wednesday? Today was a happy mail day for me, so I decided to sit down and play with some new goodies and do today's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast.

I got some goodies from Prism Papers today, so I pulled out my Intense Pink, Frosted Pink, Suede Brown Dark, and Simply Smooth White. Before I go on with the card details, I have to tell you about this Simply Smooth stuff. Oh. My. Goodness. I think this paper has magic powers. If it's not busy tonight, I think I might marry it. Seriously! When Keri Lee and Jeanne told me I needed some, I thought there was nothing that would compare to my precious Neenah cardstock. While I still love my Neenah, this is totally different. It is super smooth, and requires less ink than I have used before. Which did take some getting used to. It also has virtually no bleeding outside the lines. I actually colored the hair in my image 3 times and had NOTHING go outside the lines. I am super excited about that!!!

So I'm thinking that if enough of us petition, maybe we can get Emily to carry it at Stamping Bella. What do yall think? *grin* She is gonna love me for that.

I got all three of the new 'Tude girls from artist Christy Croll, and I loveyyyy them so much! I chose Amplee 'Tude, and stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copic markers. I cut the image out and embossed it with my Rectangle Nestabilities. I added Stickles to the cherry on her ice cream and the lollipop on her dress, then coated the ice cream with Diamond Glaze.

Once I set her aside to dry, I sponged my base layer of Frosted Pink with Close to Cocoa ink, and layered it with Suede Brown Dark. I used Intense Pink for my large layer, and punched the edge with my Martha Stewart edge punch. After wrapping my white ribbon around, I added the Suede Brown Dark layer, then popped up the main image on dimensionals. To create the button/bow combination, I used this tutorial from Nichole Heady. Finally, I thought the two large Crystal bonbons were fabulous just to the left of the image to finish off the card.

What do yall think? Does this look any different than my normal Copic coloring? Click the image to see a larger photo and let me know what ya think!

See you tomorrow...off to cook dinner! Have a great night!

10 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

OMW this is awesome!!! I love it Shan!!! I knew you would be a total GONER once you tried Simply Smooth!!!

Jeanne S said...

Fabulous Miss Shannan!!! You worked that Cutie image too...I may need her. :)

Christi said...

OMG that image is fantastic!!! Girl, email me-we totally need to get together. I'm getting nervous! LOL

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

EEEEK! She's adorable! And your coloring is phenomenal. Gorgeous card!

melissac said...

Love it Shannan!! I might just need to get me some of that purty paper. :-) Blessings and hugs!

Maria Gurnsey said...

LOL..today's title totally gave me the giggles! My three year old is ADDICTED to Lady Gaga. It's hilarious, you should hear her sing pokerface..lol.
I love your card, that border is fabulous and your coloring is superb :)

Michele Boyer said...

SUPER cute, Shannan! I ALMOST bought the Tudes but didn't....hmmm ... another order maybe? lol

LindaH said...

ooohhhhh!!!! i got addyTUDE and can't wait to color her up...she is soooo much like me!

paula said...

I don't have any of the new stuff yet Shannan and I gotta put an order in ASAP when I get home! I love this new line of girls and yours looks FAB sistah!! Love the colors!!

Julie Masse said...

Oh my Shannan she's beautious!! Truly great coloring and those new girls are sooooo cool!! :)

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