Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Dreaming

 Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!  We did at our house.  It was so busy though.  We did lots of visiting, sleep-overs, eating and games.  I think I need a few days of nuthin to do to catch my breath!
I made this card for one of my daughters using the rubber image I illustrated for Whimsy Stamps called "Christmas Dreaming".  Again, I happily used the Make It Crafty Blending Card, which, in my opinion (and many others) is THE BEST paper to use with Copics.  Normally REDS are really hard to blend with each other and to remove with the blender pen.  But not with this paper!  The reds on the candy cane and wings were easy to do, compared to my past experiences with other paper brands.  See the shine on the candy cane? That was easy to achieve with the blender pen!  This paper lets you push the colour deep into the fibres, leaving that shiny look.  I am so impressed with it!!!
Here is my Copic colour list:
Candy Cane Red: R22, 24, 27, 29, 46, 89, C6, 8, Blender 0
Candy Cane White: C0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, E50, Blender 0
Flesh Tones: E000, 00, 04, 11. BV23, R21, 22
Hair: E31, 50, YR20, B93, Y28, Blender 0
Jumpsuit: G20, 21, 24, 28, W5
Striped Shirt and Stockings: 
Gold stripe: E50, 53, 55, 57
Yellow/Green stripe: YG91, 93, 95, 97
Blue Stripe: B91, 93, 95, 97
Red Stripe: R20, 24, 46
Wings: YR20, R220, 24, 46, 89, G20, 21, 24, N1, 3, Blender 0
I used the blender on the wings to remove some colour for vein lines and decorative dots.  Afterwards, I coloured up close to the veins just to emphasize them and to make the lines of demarcation more prominent.
Here is the whole card:
It fit nicely into one of the circle dies from Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities.  I used some Distress inks to sponge around the edges.  
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon!  


  1. Beautiful card! Your coloring is fabulous.

    Wishing you a year of health, happiness and lots of creativity in 2012!

  2. Beautiful card..I love the image and amazing colouring..just perfect.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Oh Crissy -- this is just divine -- your coloring is always so breathtaking, it takes me ages to take it all in -- I so want to color like you when I grow up :)

    Hope you have a fabulous New Year my friend :)

  4. OMG ... this coloring is so amazing *speechless
    What a wonderfull creation you´ve made !!!
    Dear Crissy I wish and your family all the best for 2012, be such creative ever please
    hugs from germany

  5. Your paintings and characters are so much fun and sweet. I have to admit i have not a clue as to the materials and names of things you use! Just that they work wonderfully and the results are rather stunning. Happy New Year!

  6. BRILLIANT My Friend!!! Thanks for sharing about the MiC blending paper once again~~gonna have to go shopping :)

  7. Hey gorgeous lady, Hope you had a fabulous time with your family, Love this image she is so sweet you are rocking that shading perfect in every way a gorgeous creation from a gorgeous Lady, Happy New year mwah x x xx

  8. nice blog. thank you for sharing the information... great job ! bravo...!!! :-)