Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Coloring Grass


Hi folks! Thanks for all the well wishes over our carpet install. It went smoothly. It looks and feels sooooo good! Moving everything out of 3 rooms was actually a nesting mother's dream come true. We were able to clean everything from top to bottom before putting it back in place. I've been working on organizing everything in the nursery now. Not much longer. Went to the Dr. Monday and I'm 1 cm. dilated!! That snapped us into action to get last minute things wrapped up. Takes me a bit longer to create stuff these days, but I've been working on this card for a couple days now. Anna told me about this new blog called Color my Copic. I highly suggest checking it out. It's full of wonderful tips from color combos to different techniques. I saw this tutorial for Coloring Grass and decided to give it a try. Gotta admit, I love how it turned out. Gives the bottom of your image a little extra something. I started off by following Sketch Challenge 287, but I added an extra panel across the center. It's hard to see in the photo, but I dotted the center of the flowers with a Sharpie Poster-Paint pen to help them stand out a bit more. Just wanted to take a moment to point you over to Jodi's blog. It's packed full of inspiration and pictures of Edward ;) she's celebrating her birthday in a very generous way by offering you the chance to win 1 of 5 amazing sets of blog candy. You have until the 31st to enter. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamps: Willow with Flower Basket (Whiff of Joy), Dear Friend (TAC)
Paper: DCWV Cafe Mediterranean, Soft Suede, So Saffron
Copics: E00, 11, 21, 51, 53, 55, 57, R08, 20, G14, 17, 24, 28, Y21, 26, 32, B000, 00, C1
Other: Sharpie Poster-Paint pen, Scallop scissors, Twill from Taylored Expressions, glitter brads

12 comments:

debbies said...

How exciting - Panda is almost here! Love your grass Kim and the tiny flowers you made.

Jen Carter said...

Your card is adorable!!! Yea!! Not much longer!! Can't wait to hear about baby's arrival!!

jan farnworth said...

your card is very pretty i actually think it going in my file of inspiration photos. Very nicely done i am going to check out that copic site to. have a great day.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Fabulous job on the grass Kim!!

♥Rach♥ said...

Oh this is a wonderful take on Kim's tutorial, FAB job! Thanks for joining us at CMC :0)

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Kim and I love how you've coloured the grass. Fingers crossed your bundle of joy will be here soon. Have a curry!!
Clairex

Jennifer ♥ said...

Woohoo on 1cm - only 9 more to go!! I'm definitely checking out that Copic site - thanks! :)

Danni said...

Glad the carpet install went so well! and yay for the big day getting nearer!!
Such a wonderful card, so beautiful! I just found that blog too!! your grass is fabulous!

Bridgett said...

Gorgeous card! I love the coloring. I, too, like to have some grass or something to "ground" my images but this is a really fun new way (for me) to try! Thank you for sharing it.

Soooo exciting little Panda is nearly here! YAY!! It won't be long!!

Angel Hugs,
Bridgett

Kimberly Gajewski said...

How exciting Kim! Your baby will be here soon! It's such a fun time! Thanks so much for the link to that Copic site! Your card turned out beautifully! :D

Tammi said...

Your grass/flowers look amazing! I just love that sweet image, colored beautifully, so pretty!

kim-paperbabe said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments Kim and I'm so pleased my tutorial was easy to follow and that you gave it a try as your grass looks fabulous and finishes the image off beautifully, wow!!!
BiG HuGs Kim :)