Wednesday, 21 July 2010

I'm Not Bossy ....

... well, actually, I can be, just a little.  I like things doing properly so I do tend to take over a bit at times, but self-awareness is a good thing and I do try hard to keep myself in check.  Mind you, it must say something that I have a mug in the cupboard that says: 'I'm not bossy - I just have better ideas', which was my inspiration for today's card, as you will see:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Bossy'

Papers: October Afternoon

Tools: EK Success Retro Flower Punch (medium); Floral Punch leaf spray; Martha Stewart double loops corner punch.

Oh how I laughed when I saw this little one!  Isn't she darling?  So it only seemed fitting that my mug should come in handy for the sentiment. I had such fun colouring her - I just can't help but smile at some of Mo's images - she captures childish characteristics so well!

The layout is this week's Unscripted Sketches challenge sketch and the colour scheme was inspired by this week's The Pink Elephant challenge, which was to 'use brown'.  

I coloured this little lady with my Copics - which, seriously, I have to buy inks for as they are beginning to run dry!  Not bad though, I've been using them constantly (yup, almost every day) since I got them so I've done well, particularly as I like to work big sometimes, which takes a lot more ink.  Then ... (wait for it .... all together now ...) I added grounding and 'glow' with my Prismas.  (You must get as sick of reading that as I do of typing it!)

I am trying very hard to make more effort to capture folds and pleats properly when colouring, which, let me tell you, isn't easy!  But I feel I must continue to progress my colouring, as that's part of what it's all about, isn't it - learning, practising, achieving.  So I hope this little one's clothes are slightly more dimensional than I've been colouring in the past.  Not to say that every time I colour I'll be so motivated - but, hey ho! Gotta try, ain't ya?

Anyway, here she is, in all her bossy glory and I love her. 

Tonight I'm going to my DD's salsa class, so that I can keep Boyfriend company whilst DD dances (and shows off a little I guess!).  So as I only have 90 minutes to make myself presentable, I'd better get linked up and jump in the shower! 

Happy crafting.


  1. What a fab image and so beautifully coloured,I too am going through my copics at a rate at the mo,most weeks I'm ordering another couple of refill bottles!Haven't tried Prismas though,must look into these! x

  2. I think she is beautiful. I love, love the sentiment. I just bought this from Mo today, she reminds me so much of my little girl. If you don't mind, I may lift your's darling!

    Also, your color is wonderful. I think you did a fab job of reflecting the folds/pleats!! I too keep practicing that, it's certainly not easy!

  3. WOW Peri, this is a beautiful card. Love your work. She's an absolute doll and you've coloured her to perfection. Stunning colour scheme, I love brown! hugs Sharon x

  4. She sooooo cute! Love those punched corners too, I think that is the punch I just bought. Great use of the Unscripted sketch too.

  5. Oh this is fabulous - what an adorable little image! thanks for playing with us at Unscripted Sketches

  6. I love your card, your colouring, AND your sentiment! Like Tracy, hope you don't mind if I use that sentiment too? It's just so perfect for the image (and I little bit how I behave....!) And you're so right about learning all the time while colouring.. I feel i'm learning all the time. So how do you use the prismas to add glow and grounding???? Have you done a tutorial? Would love to learn!
    Christine x

  7. Wow, Peri, as always, this is amazing! Your attention to all the little details in the coloring is fabulous. And that is a great sketch, might have to use that one.

  8. Yummy... this is another cute card, fantastic card... and I am lovin' the layout! Man, your stuff is AMAZING!

  9. THis is so cute. Great job on the US sketch. Thanks for playing with us.

  10. OMGosh, I have a child that fits this perfectly! LOL Too cute! Thanks for playing along with Unscripted!

  11. What a cute card!!! LOVE the sentiment...sounds like me some days! LOL


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