Sunday, June 6, 2010

Challenge #5 Relish To Embellish and LSL Diversified

Hey fellow bloggers, I just found another fantastic store recently called LSL Diversified.  They are Canadian and in Ontario. Since they are only online (not brick and mortar) they can keep their prices low. I have ordered from them three times now, and am I ever impressed! They have the lowest Copic prices I have found in Canada - $5.50 per each sketch marker!
And great sales every week too.  Also, if you don't see what you want in her catalogue, she'll try to order it in for you!
Not only are her prices low, the service is exceptional. I have ordered and received my packages from her within three business days.  Of course that would be different for U.S. or International orders.
So, I have approached
Lora, the owner of this fine Canadian company to be our very first sponsor at Sundays With Crissy, and she agreed!  Go check out what she has up for grabs at my challenge blog!

Anyway, this is the card I made for my "Relish to Embellish" challenge at
Sundays With Crissy.  If you'd like to join in, feel free to interpret the challenge any way you'd like.  I always relish to embellish, so that was a given for me, lol!  I would be hard pressed to NOT embellish my cards with oodles of "stuff".  It seems to me, the more stuff, the merrier! 

I used my "Rupert's Gift"image from Squigglefly for this card.  I printed him on Fanboy Manga Drawing Pad by Canson.  It is 150 lb card stock and it is so easy to blend on with Copics.  I coloured him with Copics awhile ago, so I don't have a colour list today.  I was not completely happy with the job I did, and so I tried painting overtop of my Copic colouring using the Copic White.  Copic White reminds me very much of "White Out" that typists used to use back in the day before computer word processors! I'm talking about manual type writers here (ok, now I am really dating myself!!).   Anyway, Copic White makes for a great opaque white to put on top of your Copics if you want a true white coverage.  I used little flicking strokes with a small water colour brush all over Rupert to mimic fur.  I like how it turned out! 
I did the dotty background again, which I really enjoy doing.  Here is a link to a video tutorial on how I do the dotty backgrounds.
When I was done colouring, I covered the image with Versamark Clear ink and then Ultra Thick embossing powder and heat set.  I had to repeat the process three times.  You have to prepare to let your image yellow a bit when you use UT powder.  
The blue and pink roses are from Whimsy Stamps (very reasonably priced!) and the off white rose next to them is a hand made flower by Yours Truly.  I am still very much in the experimental stages with making my own flowers, but I aim to get better!
Anyway, nuff said.  Any questions you can e-mail me and I'd be happy to answer!
You have two weeks to enter my challenge so there's lots of time to play.  Don't forget to check out what my gals of Crissy's Crew have done for this week's challenge!  
Thanks for coming by today! God bless you!!


  1. Oh my!! This is so beautiful! Stunning job!

  2. Ohhh wowww Crissy,So beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Oh that bunny is so adorable! Of course I love how you've colored him and all that yummy embellishing is just perfect! Stunning!! hugs, Angela

  4. Oh Chrissy this is soooo pretty! I love all the techniques you have used from the flicking, dotting, UTEE, and of course your hand made flower! Beautiful in every way!!! Just want you to know I'm still praying!!!! :) Hugs!

  5. I love this bunny! So cute and beautifully coloured!! Gorgeous card!! xx

  6. OOOH Crissy I am speechless!! I LOVE it!! Can A bunny be any more cuter??? I don't think so!! Your creations are a TRUE Inspiration!! Any Trips down to California?? I need some coloring classes from you!! Your card is ADORABLE!!


  7. Your card is gorgeous Crissy!!! I love this little rabbit--he's so cute!! The technique you used with the thick embossing powder is really cool and thanks for the tip on the white copic marker--I just love the effect you got with it!! Definitely going to add that marker to my list :D Great job with your flower too--it looks like a Prima too me!!
    p.s. I love learning from you!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  8. Dang girl isn't it bad enough you can draw like you do? LOL Man your coloring is just out of this world! Gorgeous piece of art here my lady!

  9. He's sweet, love all the embellishments. I think your flower is perfect!

  10. GORGEOUS!!! The fur looks so real!! You are SOOO talented with your copics! I hope to start using some of your techniques soon...they look so fun! Thanks for the tutorials!!!

  11. fabulous!! your colouring is gorgeous, and I love all your little details, just perfect! Hugs Juls

  12. Hi Crissy

    your coloring is amazing.
    It's wunderful that it seems that the rabbit have's really hair.
    your card is absoluut beautiful.

    greetings from karin

  13. Beautiful, your talent just shines through - love the flower. Hugs Sarahx

  14. What a pretty card Crissy, so cute and so wonderful.
    Hugs Jacqueline

  15. Hi Crissy,

    What can I say, every time I browse your work, I always find inspiration and learn something new. Thanks for sharing the techniques! I also love this bunny image, fantastically cute!!


  16. Hi Crissy! THANKYOU so much for the artist choice award!! I was absolutely thrilled!! Your cards are FABULOUS and you are so inspirational, THANKYOU AGAIN!!!!
    Love and hugs

  17. This is absolutley stunning Crissy,your colouring is just beautiful,Hugs Debbie x

  18. I just admire your coloring have mastered the texturing just perfectly. Wish mine looked just half as good as yours do. Guess I need to keep practicing.
    Beautiful work Crissy.

  19. Hi Crissy on earth have I not found your blog before now, it's packed full of yummy gorgeousness.I have popped myself on your follow list if that's ok. Thank you for the inspiration. I will be back!
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  20. Beautifull.
    I like it very much!
    Come and take a look at my blog.

    byee xx