Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Playing with my markers

First of all, thank you for your kind greetings in yesterday's post. Your visits really make my day. And I want to remind you about my 2nd blog anniversary giveaway. More details HERE. The winner will be picked from one of the commenters all week.

It seems it's been ages since I actually sat down and carefully colored an image. I'm usually a fast card maker. Most of my cards don't take more than 30 minutes to do and right now, that's all I can devote with my busy schedule outside of this hobby. So coloring for me is a leisure because it's time consuming....that and I don't really know how to color and I really don't own that many markers. LOL. I've thought about getting Copic Certified, but just can't justify the cost to take the class.

I've always admired those (like my friends, Asela and Kathy) who can make such beautiful cards with adorable line images that are so popular right now. I usually avoid those stamps because I don't have time to do them justice with my quick cards. But once in awhile a stamp just "calls out" to me :-). Such is the case for the Darling Sisters set by The Greeting Farm that I purchased from Claudia & Co. The 3 girls in this set are just like my girls. It's almost like they were the inspiration behind the stamps.

My card today uses one of the sisters and she reminds me of my oldest, who fixes her hair with one or two pony tails and a pretty hairband almost everyday. She's mommy's little helper in the kitchen and loves to learn how to cook and bake.

TGF Thinking of You
Here's a detailed shot. The colors were inspired by this week's Moxie Fab's Tues Trigger Challenge and the markers for the Stamping with markers challenge. The papers are Echo Park's Life is Good (a sampler of which I also purchased from Claudia & Co). The sentiment is by Gina K Designs.
TGF Thinking of You Detail
I will share the other sisters with you in the next few days as I practice my coloring skills.

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33 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Nina! I love the colors and papers you used with this darling image! Your coloring is fantastic!

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  2. Such a sweet image! Always enjoy your cards :O)

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  3. beautiful card! love the coloring.

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  4. Beautiful card Nina and dots are so cute :)

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  5. This is soooo lovely Nina! Lovely coloring on that cute image. the card is gorgeous!

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  6. Saw this on FB and had to come look! Your coloring in wonderful Nina!!

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  7. Nina, your card is gorgeous!!! Beautiful coloring, and such a precious image - makes me think of your youngest daughter! Hugs!

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  8. I think you did a fabulous job colouring her!!!
    Beautiful Nina!

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  9. i think your coloring work is wonderful.
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  10. Are you kidding me Nina....were you pretending that you didn't color well??? OMG look at your card!!! It's so so beautiful and colored so perfectly!! Your shading is breathtaking!! Wowowzers
    Like you said if you have the time you get the results. You are so multi talented and I'm lucky to call you a friend. Happy blog Birthday :)
    CAn't wait to see you in Chicago... are you going???
    Love your latest stamp :) Hugs, Kathy

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  11. Baš je krasno. Super izgleda. Ti flomići čuda rade! :)

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  12. Very pretty. Wish I knew how to color.

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  13. Love your card. Your coloring is great.

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  14. SUPER SUPER pretty! Your coloring is FAB! I love the white accents--fabulously done!! You are amazing!! So talented:)

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  15. You are wonderful at coloring.Nina! You could sure teach me alot. I think that's what is holding me back from stamping. Your card is beautiful as I am sure your daughter is. Thank you again for sharing and oh I posted you on Facebook after u directed me!

    Joanie

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  16. I love your coloring and the stacking of the nesties, too cute! you don't need a cert glass, you are really good all on your own. But I am upset that your super fabulous cards only take you 30 minutes, when they take me all night! lol.

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  17. what a pretty image and your card looks so sweet-love the colours and the dotty paper-so cute. thanks for sharing.

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  18. WOW! You nailed the technique! I love the highlights in the hair & shading on the clothing!

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  19. Hi Nina, I think you have done well with the colouring. I'm a little biased too ({grin}in a good way) because I love colouring a lot. I always wonder how you keep up with blogging and making so many beautiful cards plus maintaining your personal schedules (which I'm sure is hectic). I'm amazed because I find it challenging ;) Though I may not always comment, I do read all your blog entries and they make me smile. Thanks for inspiring us all.

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  20. There's nothing wrong with your colouring skills. Love this card! Thanks so much for sharing all your work and providing inspiration for everyone.

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  21. Wow how can you say you are not into coloring this is so beautiful love everything about it. Great image, great colors you should try this more often if you have some spare time.

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  22. I think you did a FABULOUS job coloring! Never would have guessed that you didn't take a class (and you don't need to!)! Great card!

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  23. Nina your colouring is fabulous - and this card is such a darling. Thank you for sharing :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. Nina, can you please delete my subscriber/follower entry as I entered my blog incorrectly - sorry. Then I will re-enter. Thanks so much and I apologize for the trouble.

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  25. Beautiful! Fabulous coloring & colors.

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  26. Nina, Such a pretty card. I love your work.
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  27. She is adorable Nina! I think you did a beautiful job with the coloring and the shading!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  28. Love your card and your coloring is amazing.

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  29. Very sweet image and card and your coloring skills are fabulous!

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  30. Hey Nina! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  31. Hey Nina! Thanks also for entering the Stamping with Markers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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