Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Snail Mail

Good Wednesday Mornin' to ya'll! I hope everyone is gearing up for a good day today. I am planning on hittin' the gym this morning and really starting my workout routine today. I have been sick most of January, so I am getting a late start. I was sick a few weeks ago and then just had the lingering cough and managed to catch another cold. Oh well, I am mostly better now, so all is good! It was good to have a little down time - I finished Twilight last Thurs, and then read New Moon, Eclipse and 2/3 of Breaking Dawn this weekend! I am a little burned out on reading now and many other things need my attention!

I have a cute Valentine's card to share with you today. The image is a FREE digi download from Doodle Palace - you can check it out here.
I saw that image and thought it was adorable and somewhat versatile and who can argue with free? It could be used as a Hello, Birthday, Valentine's, etc. I was busting at the seams to cut into my new Bo Bunny paper I picked up last week at my LSS. I used to have a problem cutting into new paper (especially Basic Grey), because it was too pretty and what if I messed up. So, for a long time I accumulated paper and looked at it and used the paper I was less attached to. I finally challenged myself to use my coveted paper and now I don't have issues with it anymore. LOL - paper addiction, I am sure there are worse things! The Bo Bunny DP was paired with some Bazzill (tealish color) & Riding Hood Red cardstock. I used PTI's Stamper's Select paper to print my image - it is my favorite for Copics. The sentiment comes from PTI's Vintage Picnic stamp set. I cut the tag using a Nestie and airbrushed the background. The flower is one of my handmade crocheted flowers and the leaves were punched using an EK Success leaf punch. The button and twine are PTI as well. I am happy to report that my new Martha Stewart border punch (under the heart paper) cuts like 'buttah'! I have several of her border punches and they are not fond of SU & PTI paper, because of the thickness. I guess they re-engineered them or I got one awesome punch - I hardly had to press and it went straight through! To finish it off, I added some stitching - I remember way back when - I was afraid to sew on my cards - Ha! It's one of my fav things now!
Here is a close-up of Mr. Snail. I colored him with Copics and then masked him off, so that I could airbrush the ground and sky. Here are the Copics I used as I best remember them. (I colored him yesterday at the Ford Dealership, while getting my oil changed - hey, have Copics, will travel!) Sky - BG000; Ground - YG03; Snail - W1, W3, W7, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39; Mail - BG10, BG11, R37, & Colorless Blender.

Sorry for the novel this morning - guess it's going to be a chatty day! ~Tori


Deb Neerman said...

Adorable! Love the stitching and the DP you used.

Sonia said...

So Adorable card!.. i love every detail. Great Job!


Lesley said...

He's adorable, your coloring is awesome!