Friday, October 28, 2011

Boo and a farewell ~

Hiya friends!  Hope you all are having a wonderful and warm week!  We were hit with a very wet snowstorm on Tuesday/Wednesday that tore through the trees around my area like a tornado.  So sad!  As I’m typing this up on Thursday night, I’ve just heard from my hubby that our power is back on!!  Yay!  We won’t have to endure another night in the house without heat!!  With that being said, I apologize for the lighting of the photos…no power means no light box!  Oh, the horror!!  lol  This also means that I was unable to work on the Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long challenge because I needed my computer and my Cricut.  Never fear – I’ll be back!

I wanted to make a fun little Halloween card for you today.  I chose to work the sassy little devil from The Greeting Farm’s Naughty or Nice set.  Since the challenge on the iCopic blog this week is orange and black, I thought I’d do a little doodling and draw her sitting in a bed of flames.  I mean, really, isn’t a devil supposed to be in flames?!?  Truth be told, my husband drew the flames for me – he’s the artist in the family, I just like to color!  lol

icopic naughty flames

He drew them lightly with a pencil first and then outlined them with a 0.3mm Copic multiliner.  I used the multiliner specifically because I didn’t want the black lines to bleed at all.  Her purple outfit is supposed to be a little gauzy and see through, so I colored and shaded her skin tone first and then went over it with BV02.  On the flames I used an embarrassing number of markers and then went back and added some shine and glitter with Lemon and Orange AtYou Spica pens.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t capture the shimmer in any pics I took – sorry!  You’ll just have to use your imagination.  ;o)  The sketch is the current Mojo Monday – #212 so fun!

icopic naughty flames dHere’s a little close up along with the list of Copics:

BV02, BV08, BV13, BV29, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E00, E02, E11, R20, R24, R29, R59, YR12, YR18, Y11





Now for a little extra news…I’m sorry and saddened to say that I need to end my term on the design team with iCopic.  I’ve had so much fun and pushed myself to try things that I wouldn’t have otherwise.  Unfortunately, I feel that my time is just being stretched too thin with a new promotion at work, family and my want/obsessive need to always give you all my best.  I don’t feel that I have been doing that, so I had to make the decision to cut something.  I kind of like my family ;o) and we have to put food on the table {gasp!}, so I’m refocusing my energy and opening the door for someone new and fabulous to work with this amazing company and the wonderful artists on the design team.  It’s been so great to get the encouraging comments and sweet thoughts from all of you!  Thank you!  And Thank You, iCopic, for allowing me to be a part of your team for this time!  Farewell friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  ;o) lyss


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fun! And such beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Johanna said...

You (and your husband) did an amazing job! It's really beautiful :)

Julie E said...

Ooooo, love your coloring!!! Glad to hear your husband is crafting again ;>)

OKAY, NOW A HUMONGOUS WHOOOOOO HOOOO TO WINNING ONE OF THE WORLD CARD MAKING DAY CATEGORIES!!!! YOU GO GIRL :>) I am just about as excited as I would have been if it had been my name!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Devilishly delightful! I'm sure the icopic people will miss your massive talent.