04 February, 2009

A Pirate & a Monster

Well, I guess this card-making hiatus didn't last very long did it?! LOL
I recieved this image from my friend Sandra a long time ago. I loved these images, but didn't feel confident enough to color them. So last sunday during the Superbowl, I brought out my copics, and started to experiment. I got lots done and this was one of the images i experimented with... lucky I have two of each little monster she sent me! LOL

The CS is SU! certainly celery, inks are copics - a really nice shade of green. I used some DSP from a stack, added some blue organza ribbon, which matches the stripe on the paper. Then handwrote the sentiment, used my SU! scallop circle punch, and a giant brad from eyeletoutlet. Its mounted with foam squares - which i've run out of! yikes!! I actually got to use my nesties too! Which i'm trying to fall in love with - really I am... but for some reason, i'm just not! I love the idea of them, i just don't seem to be able to really utilize them.. i know.... i know.. practice makes perfect. Bleh. I DO LOVE my cuttlebug though - and am really enjoying the embossing folders.. hehe

I've had this Riley inked up for some time now, and colored him with my SU! watercolor pencils a while ago. he's beensitting on my desk waiting to be mounted.. (ahem.. shush catherine & michelle.... and mary too!). The base is black, kraft and Cap'n Jack DSP from Rusty Pickle (I think.. don't quote me).

The CS is SU! black and kraft, image stamped in staz on - large black brads from eyeletoutlet and the twill tape is also from SU! - (med size). I sponged the blown ink with momento cocoa ink & a cotton ball.

It was hard to get a good pic of the inside with the flash, so forgive me if the image is a bit small. Since the base was black, I had to put something on the inside so that I could write on it. I used whisper white CS from SU! and again sponged the inside with that cotton ball. the stamp I used on the inside is Inkadinkadoo.

So - there it is... and my card count thus far this year goes up to 34!


Lauri said...

Yay for your cards!!!! I love how you colored the doodlefactory monster!!! Love that you are posting pics!

Lorie said...

Karen, both these cards are absolutely wonderful!! You colored them beautifully, and your layouts and embellies are perfect! Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Love both of these! So cute! Great colors, great coordination of elements. And OMGosh, I never would have guessed that you wrote the "Good morning?" sentiment - I totally thought it was a stamp! You have excellent penmanship!

Thanks for the giggle - mounted, heehee! ;)

kadie said...

I love these!! Arrrr matey.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Both of these cards are FABULOUS!!!! I love 'em!!! The little monster is adorable...it kinda reminded me of the avatar you used to have with the furry, little, green guy...must be the coffee and the bulging eyes. The layout and papers are perfect...what am I saying?!? EVERYTHING about this card is PERFECT!!!! The Riley card is another example of paper perfection. I love your flawless coloring, the layout and the fabulous papers. Such awesome creations!!!!


Susan said...

I love both of these cards, especially the Riley! (I must admit I giggled when I read that Riley was waiting on your desk to be, uh, mounted.) I love the look you got using a cotton ball to sponge the ink. I am def going to copy that!!