Friday, July 15, 2011

Copic Creations - Pastels

When I saw that this weeks Copic Creations challenge was coloring Pastels, I immediately started to freak out.  If you've followed my blog for even a short period of time, then you know that I DON'T do pastels...especially when it comes to coloring.  I guess you could say pastels are my Copic Kryptonite.  ROTFL!!  But I DID IT!!  :)  Well, as close as I will ever get to pastels anyway.   I still had to go and add lots of dark shadows but I think I successfully completed the challenge and I'm so proud of myself.

Our sponsor this week is Sparkle Creations who generously provided Shopping Emily for me to create with and I have to tell you that I truly enjoyed every second of coloring her!!   

To balance all the frilly and softness of the card, I thought it would be fun to give the pink background a "harder" edge by embossing it with a brick wall folder.  I paper pieced a few of her bags, added a green rhinestone to the clear acrylic flower brad, a little bit of lace, a few dots of white paint on her headband to mimic the ribbon and it's done!!   I love this card!!  :)  :) 

I hope you will take a few moments to check out the dazzling pastel designs by my Copic Creation DT teammies

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I'm still on a bit of a blogging hiatus (until August) and I've really been enjoying my summer with the kids.   For those of you interested I thought I'd share a little of what we've been up to.  :)

* Last week I took the kids to the coast to watch the last Shuttle launch (one word...AMAZING!!)
* We had a fabulous July 4th at the St. Augustine Fort (a tradition we look forward to every year)
* Went to the Daytona 400 Nascar race (Compliments of Nana & Grandpa - Thanks Mom!!)
* Playing in the pool
* Going to the movies
* Visiting with family

I've also been teaching Nathan (4 years old) and Brooke (3 years old) "life skills" and giving them a "badge" that they stick on their bedroom door for every skill they master.  So far they have earned badges for:

* Knowing their address
* Knowing Mommy's cell phone number
* Knowing their birthday's
* Knowing Mommy & Daddy's full name
* Learning how to making a bed
* Learning how to fold towels and blankets
* What to do if they are ever lost
* Learning to whistle - that one was Nathan's idea!!  LOL
* Learning how to hang their clothes

Here's a little slideshow of some of the summer fun so far :)  
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As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


Tracy V. said...

Hey Ms. Wendy! This is super cute! I absolutely love your dark shadows....they are always amazing! I have trouble with pastels as well, too heavy of a hand! Looks like you have been having a great summer! Hope to catch up when things slow down!

Denise Marzec said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card! I could just stare and stare at your coloring details. Good for you for enjoying your summer and family time. Definitely sounds like you're having a BLAST! :)

Paula said...

I'd call this a pastel creation for certain. I love your shading of her trousers & her hair. The white spots on her hair band pick up the spotted ribbon beautifully & the paper piecing is delightful. Thanks for sharing some more of your little family. Quaity time with them is so important.
Much love
Paula (PEP)
PS - almost done the Suzanne Dean first Copics class & am more comfortable with them.....I'm persevering.

Kim O'Connell said...

Miss you in the blogosphere.......and this is a reason why! Un-freakin-believable! When you make your reappeance, I would love to know what color copics you used....particularly the pinks! I always wish my pinks were softer! Enjoy your summer! Great pics!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Fantastic card, Wendy! Your colouring is amazing as always! Glad you're having a wonderful summer!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Wendy this is one beautiful card I so love the image and your colouring is amazing, the touch of lace for the border is the perfect finishing touch.
Lorraine x

Marie Gamber said...

this is just so beautiful! I love how you did your coloring! Such highlights!

~Jeri~ said...

What a great card!! You know me, I'm not a big pastel person either, but I really like this one. You can always rock the shopping girl images lol

Congrats to Nathan and Brooke for all their accomplishments and to you for teaching them! High 5's to both of them!!! They should be proud of themselves.

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