Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ice Ice Baby!

Hi Peeps!!  Did ya miss me?!?!  
What started out as a little 2 week holiday break turned into a MONTH long vacation!  

After the hectic holiday's, I just needed some time away.  I've been spending tons of time with my family, reading and just enjoying the every day little things.  I didn't even stepped a foot in my studio.  Every time I had gone in to do some crafting I would just sit there....my mojo had completely disappeared.   I started to worry that it wasn't coming back, because even buying new stamping goodies didn't do the trick.  But two days ago,  I blew the dust off my Copics and sat down to color this sweet Fairy Stardust stamp by Penny Black (Mo Manning)....all my creative juices started flowing again!  :)

For almost a year now my friends Kim and Alisa have been asking me to color this image.  And since our challenge this month at the Ribbon Carousel is Winter Spirit - I thought this would be the perfect time to do it!!   


 I dry embossed the designer paper from Carte Bella (Winter Fun) with a snowflake embossing folder.  Using ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel, I wove blue silk through white crocheted trim and then tied a sweet bow using my Bow Easy.  I used an MFT die to create the flourish which I then covered with Star Dust Stickles and tucked in behind the bow.  The card mat layers were created using my Perfect Layers tool.


 My coloring was inspired by watching the animated movie Monsters vs Aliens with my kids.  One of the main characters has white hair; and throughout the entire movie, all I could think about was how I wanted to try coloring white hair with my Copics.  :)  Not too bad for a first try.  All of the sparkle that you see was created with a Clear Spica pen. 

Copics Used: 
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E50, E93
Hair: W3, W1, BG10
Clothing: BG75, BG72, BG70

 I hope my creation has inspired to you play along with us this month at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog Each month one lucky winner receives their very own Ribbon Carousel.  Remember, your creation can be anything you'd like, just be sure you use ribbon, bakers twine, lace, thread...(anything that comes on a spool) on your card or project.  

This card is for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today....especially you, Stephanie since I know you've been stopping by each day hoping for a new card.  Sorry to make you wait so long. >

31 comments:

Anja said...

Nice to have you back, Wendy! I love how you've colored this sweet image, especially the white hair and the skin. Beautiful bow and embossing, too!
Hugs, Anja

Kim O'Connell said...

Icy awesomeness!

Tracy Valure said...

Totally awesome!! Love the white hair....so glad to see you coloring again!!!

Tracy

scrapn_momof2 said...

Yay your back!!!

This card is STUNNING Wendy!! I love the white hair. Everythig about this card says "magical"!

Hugs,
Deborah

Jenny said...

You're fryin' MC's like a pound of bacon!!! AMAZING work GF! I am so happy to see your mojo back.....i missed it!!!! and after a month of being on vacay, your colouring looks just as gorgeous as ever! and I think you nailed the white hair (Suuuuuu Sannnnnnnnnn)

Wanda Cullen said...

Saw this on FB and had to jump to your blog and say how stunning this is! Amazing coloring and attention to detail!

Noma said...

I have this cutie too & I love it. You made it look so frosty cute!!

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rachel taylor said...

lovely card love the colours you have used

paperfusion said...

I have been avoiding Copics, one, I don't know the techniques well, and two, I was trying to avoid the cost of yet another obsession. This card has swayed me in the other direction, I LOVE this!!! Donna

Danderella said...

So glad to see you back in blog land. Her white hair is fabulous, and the stickles on the flourish is amazingingly smart! Fabulous card.

Danielle

Céline said...

absolutly stunning, love your coloring
thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Elizabeth Hart said...

So perfectly colored and the winter effect is perfect. Loved it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Debbie said...

Thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely card.
This is one of my favorite Mo Manning images, so sweet. Good Luck.
Debbiex

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the white hair and we watch that movie often here! :)

Pamela said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin; this week.

Pam x

Sharon said...

I absolutely LOVE this Wendy. Well done. That white hair looks fabulous, also the skin colour. hugs Sharon x

Ann Marie Governale said...

Absolutely lovely... one of my fav images and I just love how you colored her.. Isn't it nice and necessary to take a break from time to time? I just know how you feel, think we have all been there. I have learned not to panic when my mojo goes missing... it does come back and sometimes stronger - Your work is beautiful! You've inspired me to get those embossing folders out, too. Have a great day!xxx Ann Marie

Anita said...

She's a stunner Wendy! Absolutely gorgeous. Welcome back - can't wait to see your next creation :)

Thrifty Finn said...

Amazeballs! Seriously, WOW! Good luck on Craft Your Passion this week!

Shannon White said...

OMWord She is Soo Adorable and Gorgeously colored Miss Wendy!!! So glad you had a Wonderful vacation!! And so glad to have you back too! ;-)

Big hugs
Shannon

Dana said...

Oh girl....this is fabulous!!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is a cutie and I love your icy coloring!! I am so glad you had a good vacation, we all need that from time to time I think.

elizabeth said...

This is absolutely beautiful. It was a nice surprise to see you pop up on my e-mail this morning.

Julie D. Richards said...

Wow, wow, wow. Amazing. Love the white hair. Also the motion you gave him the the shadowing around the body.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Oh I love the idea of white hair, and your colouring is amazing. Have to try that one myself :)

Leslie said...

So happy to see you're back! I understand the "lost mojo" thing...mine is slowly coming back too after the holidays. I adore this card!! White is so hard to do and you've knocked this one out of the park - simply stunning!!

Pam said...

Wow!! You're coloring is amazing! I can feel the chill in the air just looking at this frosty fairy. Phenomenal card.

Thank you so very much for playing with us in the Fairy Fever Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So very happy that you could join us this week.
:) Pam

Squirrel x said...

Such a gorgeous card hun, really makes me feel chilly thinking of him outside in so few clothes! Thank you for entering at Without Words for January .... but the bow!!! Hugs Sxx

Kim Bell said...

Wendy!!
Just stunning!! I love your cards and your coloring. Amazing!! I just watched your cloud video! I have to try that as well. Thanks so much for joining Mo Digital Stamps.

Hugz
Kim

Pat said...

Hi Wendy...oh my gosh...your month-long vacay certainly didn't leave you rusty! This card is beyond stunning!! I just adore this Mo Manning image...and your shading and designwork are fabulous!! Thank you so much for joining us for this week's "Emboss It" Challenge at Mo's. Hugs. Pat Frank

Janine said...

I saw this over at Ribbon Carousel - gorgeous! Have you used a brad at the centre of your bow which is a lovely touch to the cute image which is beautifully coloured? Thanks

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