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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wedding Bells...

Hi Everyone!!!!!!!!  Well, it has been FOREVER since I've posted a new project!  Man oh man!  It feels so great to be here and I'm sooooo excited about the project that I have to share today :-)  It took me a while...coloring here and there...but I finally finished it today and I couldn't be happier with it.

I tell ya, it's been really difficult getting back into the swing of things after not coloring or painting for such a long time.  I picked up my paint brush about a week ago and painted for the first time in months!  I still need to add the deep shadows to it and put the project together.  But, the painting in on my craft desk and I really love looking at it.  The painting part was a struggle though.  Not at all like the 'riding a bike' thingy!  Anyway, I'll be finishing that project and will hopefully be able to show it to you next week.

So, what's been going on over here?  Well, the last of the packages shipped out last week.  I've taken a few days to get back into the school schedule with my son and get some things done that have needed doing for quite a while.  Hubby and I are waiting to hear which day the excavators will arrive at our property to get digging.  We're just waiting for our turn on their schedule and it could be at any time.  I'll post pics as soon as I have some.

Claudia has formally introduced me to Ikea and I love it!!!  I stopped in there once before but didn't have much time to spend.  Yesterday Claudia and I spent three hours there and needed even more time.  I am a new Ikea fan!!!  We started with a really good lunch, I had swedish meatballs, and then made our way around both floors.  Here's a question, when you're in Sweden, are they simply called 'meatballs'?  Anyway, I spent waaaaaaay too much money on stuff for the house that we haven't built yet!  LOL!!!!   I needed to get that stuff while they still had it though!  There are some light fixtures for my future studio that I still want to get so we're going to have to make another trip there soon.  Hubby is going think I'm even more nuts than he does now!

On to my project...I'll be teaching a card class at The Happy Scrapper on September 24th and I made a special card for it.  When I taught the Copic class there, we used the Little Darlings and Cutie Pie images.  This time I decided to work with a Saturated Canary image to show them how to color one.  I hope you like it :-)

Wedding Bells 

When making a card, I usually select the image first.  However, this time I chose the papers first.  I saw these papers at The Happy Scrapper and just fell in love with them.  I selected 4 patterns and somehow managed to use all 4.  Next up was the image...I thought the papers would make a beautiful wedding card so I selected Wedding Bells by Saturated Canary.  Her hair was sooooo much fun to color!  It's my favorite part of the image actually.  I pulled the color of her dress from the papers and decided to keep her hair light so as to keep the overall feel of the card soft.  I also pulled the blue in the bow that is around flowers from the blue in the papers.

I used 2 new TH 'On The Edge' dies that I bought at The Happy Scrapper.  I trimmed the left side of the card using the 'Scrollwork' die and the right side of the card using the 'Distressed Doily' die.  I really love the effect it lends to the card.  I distressed both a bit by rubbing the edges with a little DI in Tea Dye.  It really helps to make them show up more on the card.

The flowers and corner piece are from WOC.  The pearls are from my stash.  Lastly, I scribbled a little doodle around the image with my .05 Multiliner to add a little bit of whimsy to the card.
That is it for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do hope that you'll leave me a little note to let me know that you were here.  I've really missed being here and hearing from you.
Take care and have a wonderful day!


ms.espresso said...

gorgeous card, Angie! Can't wait for the Saturated Canary stamps to arrive at my LSS... any day now :)

Nonni said...

What a card! I love the colors and her hair, wow! To answer you meatball-question, if I recall right, in Sweden they are just "meatball" and even here in Finland, we are Sweden's neightbour, also just "meatballs". :) Have a great day!

Iulia said...

Gorgeous creation, Angie! One could never tell you haven't colored in months! It's gorgeous both as design and coloring!
Hugs, Iulia

Jill said...

This is just wonderful Angie :) Fantastic colouring and great design :) Love your new TH dies and the papers are just beautiful!
Glad to hear you're ok :)

Anna said...

WOW! Stunning!! Your colouring of the image is absolutley perfect!!!

Maryann said...

WOUW this is soo gorgeous Angie, and I absolutely love everything on it. The papers and the image and the colors, all just goes so perfecct together and looks soo gorgeous.
About the Swedish meatballs, then they´re called "kötbullar" in Swedish and "frikadeller" in Danish, and yes they taste like a piece of heaven ha ha ha. Have a great day and time ahead.

Frea said...

Hi Angie, so happy to see your work! You always give me such inspiration! Love your today card, sweet image and brilliant colouring. Hugs Frea

Pat Taylor said...

Aw this is stunning!! The colouring and the composition of the card beautiful!! Just love Saturated Canary stamps!! X

Danielle said...

Adorable Angie, I love this image very much, and the love vintage touch you gave to it. Fabulous papers and accessories. Hugs.

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Loopylou. said...

hiyah angie!!
ooooh this is so stunning hun, her hair looks totally awesome
huge hugs Lou xxx

Louise said...

Stunning work I now need this stamp lol
Louise xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is stunning, your colouring is amazing!
Helen x

Lou said...

Hi! this is such a pretty card,your colours and colouring are amazing-the softness is really lovely too.
Sounds like a fun day:),it was lovely to meet Claudia at Sirstamp,we all did alot of talking/eating and a bit of craft lol!!
Funny how we miss blogland,it is quite special really.
hugs Lou.xx

Liz said...

What a beautiful card! Fantastic use of colours and the colouring is amazing! Did you use copics? and if so, do you remember which ones you used for the dress and hair? I'd love to know as they would be a must have in my collection!

Frances said...

Wonderful creation, Angie! love her hair too! hugs, Frances.

DebraK said...

Angie, Your card is absolutely stunning! It is the BEST hair coloring I have ever seen. Would you please, please, please consider doing a tutorial on how you colored her hair? I am just amazed at the depth and 'texture' of it...Superb!!!

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