Friday, January 11, 2013


Happy Holly-Day Friday!

Today is my day to post at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.  I stayed with the Challenge this week and used a die-namic Mini Tabs Quartet on my card.  The Challenge this week is to use dies or punches somewhere on your project.  Since I mostly use a die on every project, this was a fun one for me :)  Today I am showing the newly released and soon to be in the store Heart Key Marci by La La Land Crafts.  I inked her up in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her up with my Copic Markers (coming to the Loves Rubberstamps Store soon!)  I found a really great sketch over at The Sweet Shop and got started.

Have you ever seen something on a blog that just totally inspired you?  So much that you just could not wait to get some crafty time in?  That is how I felt about a couple different things I saw.  The first thing that inspired me was this VIDEO by Sandy Allnock.  I love finding new color combinations for skin and hair.  I love these new combinations.  The second thing I saw was on Kim O' Connell's Blog.  And I could not wait to try out this charcoal pencil trick.  I went to the front room where we store many many things, lol, and I was looking for just any charcoal pencil I could find and I actually had a General's drawing kit with a soft charcoal pencil in it!  Wow.  Who knew I had that?  lol.  Now I would love to get the Pastel Chalk pencil at some point, but I am good with this charcoal pencil for the time being.   What do you think?  I totally see the deepened shadows and I love the over all effect.

I used to list all my Copic Marker's I used on every project until one day they were just in my way on the desk and I decided that no one ever really read all those anyway.  But now that I have rediscovered what it is to find good combinations again, I think I will start listing them out again, lol.  At least for this post. 
Skin: E50, E51, E53, E55, R20
Hair: YR24, YR21, E23
Key: T5, T3, T1
Shoes: C7, C5, C3
Shadow: BG0000
Shadow: W1, W00
Dress/Bows: RV19, RV17, RV04
Socks: RV02, RV00

So confession time, I bought paper! lol.  But it was just a couple sheets of 12X12.  It's American Crafts Sweetie Pie collection.  I did however, follow the rules, I did find this super great ribbon in my stash!  I mean, who knew the perfect ribbon was in there? lol.  I am hopeless, but I love rediscovering what I have.  You see, there must be a reason why I love the collect, I knew it would come in handy some day, right?  Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it, lol. 

Okay, well it's a work day for me, and I will be working this weekend.  I hope to see your Fabulous creations on the Challenge blog with your yummy dies and punches. 

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments!



Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a sweet image, coloured beautifully as always and I love the papers too.
hugs Sue

Paper Profusion said...

She is so gorgeous Holly! Your colouring is superb. Nicola x

Tress said...

Thank you for posting the colors you used! Some of us really do read and study them to help us with our coloring choices. And your card is so sweet! Little Heart Key Marci never looked so good! Gonna have to purchase a charcoal pencil and give it a try.

LaJanette said...

Super sweet Holly. I love your deeper shadows:0)


Shelby said...

This is such a sweet image and love how you've colored her up. Great papers and the layout is wonderful.


Athina said...

So cute Holly! I love the image and the coloring is awesome!

buggin2stamp said...

What a precious little Valentine. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stop this week.

Laura Love said...

This turned out beautifully! I am going to have to check out those videos and try this technique out - looks awesome! LOL - I had to giggle at your perfect ribbon find! The last few days as I move things and try and figure out where the heck I can stick something I just uncovered... I am finding lots of new things to play with - LOL!

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous card Holly. I LOVE the image and those papers, they are so beautiful. Fabulous coloring as always. I am a collector too, Holly, that's why I buy so many things, some day they will become handy...LOL. Hugs, Ivonne

~Tammy~ said...

I love the way you placed the sentiment! Another cutie!

CASTOWNE said...

Another great card, colored beautifully. Thanks for the links to those other talented women, and, especially for listing your Copic colors. I know it takes a long time to give so many details, but it really helps us novices.

Marcy said...

Super cute!!! I love this LLL Marci image...she is so darling! Perfect VDa card! :)