Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Planets Have All Aligned in My Coloring Favor Today!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! Ours is going rather well! Izzy has been able to go outside and help Jason in the garden. I have discovered that the garden is her and Daddy's personal space and I am not welcome in it! LOL! And Tuxy is having a good ol' time just lounging around! Seriously I went outside to say hi to Jason and the first thing I hear is, "Hi Mommy!" Awww sweet right? Then I hear, "Bye, Mommy! Bye Mommy! Bye Mommy!" Goodness, do you think she wants me to leave or what! LOL!

Boy has she had some great outdoor time as well!! All she wants to do now is go to the park! We have a really nice park that is about a half mile away from our house (too far to walk, unfortunately) so we don't go there too often, but the playground has a rubber floor so it is great for little kids. Well, since it was such a nice day yesterday we decided to take Izzy when Jason got home. Of course when we got there it was brimming over with kids and there was a family there that had a little girl that was about a year older than Izzy. At first she wasn't too sure about the other little girl but pretty soon they were going down the slide together. And by together I mean, the other girl would wait for Izzy to sit down, Izzy to get about half way down Izzy's slide then start down her own! It was too cute! She even called Izzy her new friend about 100 times. Never mind it wasn't until we got into the car to go home that she asked what Izzy's name was! LOL! Ah, kids! Names are such an unimportant thing!

So, I am posting today because for some reason the planets all aligned in my favor today when I was coloring in this image! I mean don't get me wrong, I am usually happy with the way an image turns out but for some reason, today's coloring is as close to what I had in my head as you could get!!!! (Don't you love days like that!) I mean I am not even ashamed to brag about it!! That's right, I think this coloring job turned out good and I am not ashamed to toot my own horn! LOL!!! So that being said here is my card I created using the awesome sketch challenge over at the Stampavie Blog!

First of all isn't the sketch fun!! I love the different layers and elements. And the image! Can you say cuteness!!! I mean seriously!!! So I started this card by coloring up Margaux is Painting by Sarah Kay for Sampavie that I received from my wonderful friend Jessica, using my copics. I then cut her out along with some maroon and teal card stock using my nesties. Following the sketch, I layered on blue, green and maroon card stock along with some DP from SEI. I popped off my main image and added brown rick rack to the top and the bottom. To finish off the card itself, I added three buttons down the side! I am just so, so pleased with this image!!! I can't wait to try to color her up again!!!!

Well thanks for checking in with me today! Don't' forget to grab your blinky over at Pink Cat Studio and gear up for the new release next week!!! Smiles!


Danni said...

Your coloring is always out of this world, silly girl!
This is no exception!! You really did a wonderful job on the coloring and on the card!

Heather said...

Just for the record, I think the planets have been in permanent alignment when it comes to your cards/coloring. Your coloring it totally amazing!!!! Beautiful, beautiful card!

~*Joni said...

THUD! <---That's me fainting on the floor. LOL!! JANNA! This isn't fair. At all. Your planets cannot align every single day. You have to share alignments with me. ;) I think this is so truly amazing, she is absolutely beautiful in every single way. Her beret is so perfect, I cannot wait for you to give a tut on CA with your copic skills. I don't think I'll ever get this image out of my head when I color now! Thanks A LOT. (<--sarcasm, teehee!)

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer, Janna, you DID do a gorgeous job coloring with super sweet image!!! Love the papers, patterns, layers, elements...this is just a great card!!! Your horn definitely deserved to be tooted!
Glad your family enjoyed the outside today! Just remember to stay out of the garden Janna! lol
Blessings, Maria

Colleen Wold said...

Wow! you were not kidding! You DO deserve to toot your own horn because that coloring you did is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Simply beautiful! I am picking up my jaw from the floor as I type. :) Your card is fab!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ha I agree with Heather!!!...and it's a GOOD thing I'm typing and not talking because I'd be SPEECHLESS...OMGOSH this is just incredible! I am SO in awe of your coloring skills to begin with and those pants and hat are You SHOULD brag and you should be very, very proud!

I can't wait until Jay Jay and all the SAV gals see's jaw dropping, I'm telling you! Chat soon my friend...Hugs!

KanataNewf said...

Don't be shy about bragging. You did a truly spectacular job on the image!

Michelle said...

Well I haven't seen any of your work that I thought was perfect so wasn't sure what to expect. But I have to tell you HOLY GOODNESS she's BEAUTIFUL!!! EXCELLENT job and I think you should toot your horn cause you are awesome, girlfirend!!!

Jodi said...

Janna, great card for the challenge and awesome coloring too!!
You really did a great job on the coloring, you should be very proud!

Carolina said...

Love your Izzy's stories. They always make me smile. She reminds me so much of my nephew...what fun you must have with her - when she lets you that is - LOL!

I can so agree with the stars aligning in your coloring favor because this card is beautiful. As always you coloring is stunning!

cats whiskers said...

I Know I am reapeating myself time and time again but your colouring is just stunning dear, everycard you produce is just winderful and this one is no exception I just love the colour scheme
Hug Jacqui x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow! Your coloring is ALWAYS amazing, but these colors with the paper and buttons are all just such a perfect combo!! Absolutely love it!! I've been wanting to do this sketch all week too!

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Janna,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Emily said...

Whatever, this card was not That Wonderful!! hehehe.... I'm just kidding :P Honestly, I can't think of a card that didn't look Amazing, it must suck to be so good!!

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card ,love your colouring ,hugs Dawnxxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful colouring Janna and such wonderufl papers and layout, Can't wait to see your PCS sneaks Tuesday, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sandra said...

Hi Janna....i love to visit your Blog although don't do it often enough,i love to resd about Izzy and what she's been up to...they are just so cute and funny at that age :0)it's just a shame they have to grow up.
Sorry for the,love your gorgeous card,i adore all the SK images and you've done a grand job with this one...yes you need to blow your own trumpet with this one Janna...your colouring is amazing...LOVE IT!!!!.
You was asking me what colour Copic's i use when i do green...well Janna i wish i could help you on this one,i haven't been using Copics very long in fact i think i've only made a hand full of cards since i've had them.
I need some lessons from you i think.
Thank you for your lovely comments you leave me too,they are very much appreciated,
Take care
San x

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Fantastic coloring job!
Love this card!



Becky Carafa said...

Wow, what gorgeous coloring! Love when it comes out like it is in your head! Great paper too.

Maria said...

Ooh, I can see why you love the coloring of your image.. .you did a BEAUTIFUL job. .very vibrant . .you really brought the image to life. Such pretty colors too!! Beautiful choice of papers. . .I love pretty dps!!

Hope you had a great weekend, Janna!


Heather said...

What Happened loose your voice???

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Wow look at that beautiful card! I am in love with it. Boy I just need a little tiny bit of your talent, and I'd be happy! By the way Janna, I have something for you on my blog, please stop by and see, you are SOOOO Deserving of it!
Big Hugs
Lynda =)