18 March, 2010

Green Madness!

Well, the computer is finally up and running! Its been working fine since we got it back. So ~ today I thought I'd use it to post on this little neglected blog of mine!!

The March theme for my sisterhood's monthly swap is GREEN. Which just happens to be a color I have a love hate relationship with. I LOVE the color, I HATE everything I make with it! LOL!! The theme however, presented a lovely challenge for me. First of all, I didn't own anything that I could color green. Okay, that's obviously not true. I don't own anything i wanted to color green - I wanted to buy something new (HEY HEY NOW! I know you do it too!). It gave me the perfect excuse to purchase one of the new images from High Hopes stamps by thier new designer - ya, I'm talking about Dustin Pike! So I decided that I would happily add Troubled Travis to my collection of rubber goodness.

Now, this also presented a problem! I have never colored a dragon before! And most certainly not with my limited collection of Copic markers. So I pulled out every green I have (a total of 4) and a couple of warm earths hoping it would work out. One thing you gotta love about Copics is the ability to blend the colors and create the look you want. While I still think i NEEEEEEED more colors, the ones I have have served me pretty well for the short year that I have been coloring with them. So.. here is my card for the swap - hope you likee!! I whipped up a quick get well card. The sentiment inside is computer generated (OH YEAH I GOT MY PRINTER WORKING TOO!) and says "Hope you get your fire back soon!"

Cardstock: SU! and some bright green freebie from my friend Christyne
Ribbon: random green freebies from my friend Christyne
PP: My minds eye abby road
Colored with Copics

~ Special thanks to Christyne for the freebies!


Diana said...

I like-ee, I like-ee, I like-ee a lot!!! Great job with the colouring...one of these days you've gotta show me how to use my Copics that are just sitting on my desk collecting dust!

kadie said...

Oh my GOSH, I LOVE THIS!! Perfect excuse to buy a new stamp...for sure! That stamp is the cutest!! And I hope that you LOVE it because it's awesome...love the little ribbon ties on the side. I didn't know you and green had such a difficult relationship...LOL...certainly doesn't show here!

MiamiKel said...

Very cute, Kare :) I saw that stamp in KLSNS store but now I'm wishing I'd actually put it *IN* my basket! Darling paper, too ....

Susan said...

Karen this is TOO CUTE! I love that image and I can't believe you colored him with only 4 Copics! Your blending is amazing, girl! Love the patterned paper, and the sentiment is perfect! {hug}

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Ooooh!!! Look at me with an honourable mention-LOL!

You did a great job colouring the dragon!

Lorie said...

Hehehe! I love your explaination of your love/hate relationship with green! It's my favorite color, and seeing your adorable dragon card reminds me why! This is awesome, Karen, and you really are doing some beautiful blending with your Copics. Oh, how I love them!! Christyne certainly loaded you up with some fabulous goodies, and you put them to VERY good use! I'd love to see one of these babies land in my mail box!!! (Keeping my fingers crossed)

Love ya,

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

OMGosh! How cute is this!!! LOOVE that image and you did such a fabulous job coloring him. So glad you got your computer back and running.

Catherine said...

This is adorable, Kare! I hope I get one of these back in the swap. So cute!

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