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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some Days Are Tougher


Isn't this little guy the cutest? Do you ever have days where you just feel like things are not jellin' right? I instantly fell in love with this cutie patootie digital image entitled Sumpin' Wrong as illustrated by Maurie Manning. Maurie is a very talented illustrator and recently approached me to see if I'd be willing to try some of her digital images for card making to which I said "yes!"

I used Copic markers (EOO, E02, BG01, BG05, BG09, BG10, B39, B93, B95, E29, E37, R20, 0) and a white highlighting marker to color the image. Marianne Walker has a great blog full of Copic tutorials. I found a great one for coloring jeans. I wanted them to look stonewashed.

I generated my sentiment, which reads "some days are tougher than others," on my computer and used WordArt to put it in the circle. I wanted to roughen up some of the cardstock edges to go along with the theme of a rough day, so I used deckle kraft edger scissors. Stampin' Up's double rectangle punch was used to thread my navy grosgrain ribbon through the circle sentiment. The checked designer paper is by Stampin Up, too. The last thing I added were some corkscrew pieces of navy cardstock.

Can't you just see a lot of various uses for this precious little guy?


14 comments:

Charlene said...

Oh my, Charlene! This little one is precious and your colorig is out of the world!! The sentiment you created is perfect! I have to go check these out.

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling Charlene!

Lori said...

This is just the cutest Charlene!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

don't cha just love mo????? her images and just fabulous and this is one of my favs too. and you did him adorably!

word art? now that's something i'd like to know about!

hugs,

Silke said...

OMG - this is tooo stinkin' cute - LOL!!! Super sweet card - Charlene!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

StampOwl said...

oh this is super sweet Charlene what a darling image

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lucky you! This is such a cute image. Your coloring is phenomenal, Charlene. And your design is so fresh and fun. Awesome card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this is darling! Fabulous coloring Charlene! What an honor, you will do awesome for her, congrats!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwww, that image is THE cutest!!!! Awesome coloring!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well, congrat again, gf!!!! You have certainly showcased this image to perfection...wonderful coloring....and what a grin producer....sweetest

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, what a sweet little image...your coloring is sooo gorgeous, Charlene, and I love how you created the sentiment!!!! This reminds me of when my kiddos were young and tried to dress themselves...precious memories!!!!!

Cook22 said...

How about one that says some weeks are tougher? That's just darling - the frazzled corner and strip are so perfect, and I love the way you threaded the ribbon. Even the blue colour scheme is spot on for someone in the blues :D.

Joan Fricker said...

Charlene, he is so cute! Great job on your coloring too. Love it!

Joan

Jessie/knightrone said...

So cute!! I love that image!!