Wednesday 15 February 2012

Make Mine Dirty! Stella Peeker

Hi again!  I haven't been feeling well for the last couple of weeks but I'm back finally and ready to blog up a storm.
First of all I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the delicious comments that were left for me!  I received so much delight in reading each and every one of them...a few times over!  So who knew that would be the best part of having a blog?  And of course just being able to share the things I've created is a ton of fun for me.  I'm a sharer.  I think most Cancers are.

This is the 5th image I've colored so far and  you were all so gracious with complimenting me on my coloring. I in turn want to give a shout out to the woman who I can say taught me how to color just from watching her Youtube videos.  Her name is Amy from Sweet November Stamps... and I'm sure most of you already know and love her!  Her blog is A Thousand Sheets of Paper. I've watched a few Copic artists color...kind of  leaving me feeling overwhelmed, but Amy's coloring method just made sense to me.  Her technique made all the blending almost effortless. You can watch her color here.  Sweet November Stamps Channel.  So a huge thank you, Amy... for getting my coloring to where it is now in such a short time!  I continue to be a sponge!

 I finally have a card to blog about again and I was so happy that I remembered how to make and  attach my watermark.  I think the pictures I took this time turned out a little better. I set up a little make shift photo booth...with very collapsible objects including  2 uneven box like things for my Ott light to balance on...because that's what I had available that was handy... and of course it all came tumbling down like a house of cards. I was trying to juggle cards, camera, display stand, and the Ott lamp but the only thing that didn't hit the floor was the camera. I'm going to have to come up with something to make that process all go a little easier for me next time.

I've been busy coloring for the last few days and I wanted to keep coloring now that I'm on a roll but decided I better stop to get these cards on my blog and enter them into some challenges.
This is a Bugaboo  digi stamp called Stella Peeker...Another Drink.  The Bugaboo character stamps just crack me up! The humor is just stupendous!  Ever since I made that card with the Bombshell diva in the cocktail glass it's become my momentary ambition to collect women in drinking glasses. I'll have to remember to post a picture of the fun gift I got from my girlfriend, Jan for Christmas. It's a large martini glass with a sassy diva sitting in it called a Hiccup Girl. One of my favorite things.  Like all great girlfriends, Jan is quite the enabler!  She's also the one who introduced me to Bugaboo and to this hilarious image of Stella Peeker.  As soon as she sent me the link for the stamp I bought it...then had to wait for it to arrive in the mail.  The digi didn't come with the great sentiment, "Make Mine Dirty" so I ordered the rubber edition from Totally Stampalicious. The rubber image of Stella was a little smaller than what I like to work with on my 6x6 cards so I also bought her as a digi stamp which is what I used here. Then I had to wait a couple of weeks to color her up because I didn't have the wonderful dark yellow green copics that I wanted to use on the olives. So finally here she is...  Stella Peeker in all her olives and  glory!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch The Bug Challenge
Simon Says Stamp And Show Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #20 Anything Goes
More Than Favors  #65 Circles
Pennys Papers #73 Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge #137 Use Your Stash
Stamp n Doodle Food/Drink
Stamps R Us Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Ribbon and Bling

Copics used:
Skin: E000,E00,E11,R00,R22
Hair: W1,W3,W5
Shoes: E59,W9
Dress: E07,E09,E18
Olives: YG93,YG95,YG97,  E07,E09
Glass: BG0000, 0
Booze: E81, 0


Erica said...

She reminds me of Maxine. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! She's great! I would never have thought to use those papers too but it totally suits the image! Super cute and great coloring. Glad you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and yes, totally reminds me of Maxine too!

Ursula Schneider said...

I'm so impressed with all the work required to hand color your cards. Beautiful job.

Cheryl said...

This is such a fun card! I love the image. I'm going to have to purchase that one. Your coloring is fab.

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Penny said...

All of your cards are fantastic! I wish I could do them as well as you do. I also loved your clay creations! Love Penny

sammi said...

LOL I LOVE this! Too funny! Perfectly fabulous sentiment for Stella! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us in our “Photo Inspiration” challenge (Sponsored by KennyK) at Catch The Bug! We hope to see you, again, next challenge! ~~Sammibug~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps

brenda said...

What a fun card Debora.

Thanks so much for sharing in our Free and Easy February at Allsorts challenge and good luck.

B x

Nancy Wethington said...

This is adorable and made my morning. Lovin' that image! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Scrappin Sista said...

LOL!! Love this image, nice card,
Alice B.

Nicola said...

Great card Deborah with a fab image and gorgeous details!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Cheryl First said...

Holy cow, wow! I LOVE this card! The little embellishes in the top corner are so PERFECT for Stella! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Catch the Bug's Photo Inspiration Challenge this week! I sure to see more of your work in the future weekly challenges, and why not consider jumping in on the Stella Says Sketch Challenge every other Sunday? :0)
Cheryl First
Bugaboo DT Member

Jen Leeflang said...

I love how you have interpreted the inspiration we gave you! Thanks so much for entering our challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Blog this week. Good luck! I look forward to seeing you again next week.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Chana Malkah said...

This is just wonderful! So glad you played with us at Stamp-n-Doodle. Hope to see more of your fab designs in upcoming challenges!


Unknown said...

Fantastic card Debora, you have set off the image perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle

Melanie said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love that image...
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Penny's.

(DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)