Sunday, July 6, 2008

Coffee Riley

I just love this new little Riley character from Hanna Stamps. I think I might have a new collection starting!! I've been a bellaholic for a few years now so maybe it's time to be a Rileyholic too!!! I bought 3 Riley's on my last order so we'll see how they turn out. When I got them in the middle of last week I was so disappointed at my own timing. I had lent my Copics to my LSS store because they are going to start selling them but needed to do some visual color checks. I didn't mind since I knew I was helping to enable fellow scramper/stampers HOWEVER!!!;--- I had to resort to my pencil crayon technique!!! OH HEAVENS!! Yes, I know!! It didn't turn out too bad but my 2nd card is Copics. OBVIOUSLY!! I'm still working on my shading but I'm gettin' it!!

My Cowboy

I came across this picture from May 2001, while rummaging through papers last weekend. It was about two weeks after I met my DH and our first weekend we spent together. I had a zoom lens on my camera, he was sitting on a fence (cowboys do that a lot - lol) and was just playing but I love the way it turned out! It was so hard for me to not add anymore to the page....cuz I'm like that - lol......but I think it's just perfect. I have to admit it's one of my favorite pieces I've ever done.

He doesn't cowboy anymore. When we moved he had to change his profession. He's an Explosives Technician now. If he was ever going to change from working on a ranch, which he loved, settling for "blowing shit up" is a great 2nd best for him. LOL!

House Mouse

I'm not sure what this one is called but a bella friend of mine, Laurel, sent me some stamped images so I thought I'd play with my Copics. It's so cute!! I added Stickles to the cone and filled in the rest with a clear glaze. They look like they are really enjoying their ice cream!!

NHRA 2007

Since we are going to Seattle to watch NHRA drag racing I thought I should finish off my pictures from last season before I get more pictures this year. Wow waaaay behind!! This is my favorite and once again looks much more colorful and vibrant IRL. Some of you will know who this man is but for others who don't, the is one of the men that made drag racing what it is today. His name is John Force and I actually got to meet him! He WAS looking at the camera but Mike wasn't quick enough but that's okay. He made up for that when we went to Las Vegas in April and took a great snap shot of me and Terry Fator!! I'll post that too when I'm finished.

Ipodabella & Rockabella

This is a late postabella card I am sending out this weekend. Oops!! Wasn't my favorite although I did like the coloring of the image. I used Copics and Stickles for both. Since it wasn't one of my favorite's I also made this rockabella card for her as well. Now this one I like! Using white cardstock is a bit out of my box but I thought I'd try it.

I used slate color Copic for the bottom of her pant legs and blended into gray. Then I used Stickles at the bottom and dragged the glitter up her pant leg with my exacto knife. Then I covered her pants with a clear coat. Looks great IRL!