Thursday, June 28, 2012

HOT! HOT! HOT!


Here in Plymouth we have a heat index approaching 105....I cannot even begin to tell you how unusual that is for us!  So today I decided to stay indoors.  Lately my daughter and I have been watching Downton Abbey and so each night when we watch an episode I pull out my images and copics and color while we watch.  So, today was more of an assembly day as I put colored images into cards.  The cards today both use the same image and I really enjoyed coloring it.  In the first card it is sorta difficult to see a real difference between the sunflower's colors and the butterfly's colors but in real life the two are very different....with the butterfly being deeper and much more intense.  Much more orange and red.  I think it was the glare of the outside lighting that made it all meld together. Anyways, on both cards the butterflies are accented with stickles.  I also have begun dying my ribbon with my copics and I love how it has been turning out.  Usually I always left my ribbon white but I think that the "custom" color really looks great!  I may never buy colored ribbon again!




Both cards are a bit over 5" square and that is a great size to work with for me.  Tomorrow I hope to have some (hopefully a set) of cards made up for the person that I am a ChemoAngel to.  I found some breast cancer ribbon and want to play around with a simple but nice design that I have in my head for Thank You notes.  If I get them done I will certainly post!  Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Be well,
Sheila

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Great cards Sheila. What lovely warm weather you are having. It's strange hearing of the summer when my season is so wintery! Love your flowers and butterflies

Sasha said...

Hi Sheila,
Both your cards are beautifully coloured, love those rich colours...simply gorgeous!

The weather patterns all over the world are crazy right now. Here in the UK we have been battered with strong winds and torrential rain since the end of May. People not far from us have been flooded out of their homes.
Hope you're enjoying Downton Abbey, Sheila. We have seen both series here in the UK xx

Barb said...

These deep, rich colors are awesome, Sheila! LOVE both cards! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila your Copic coloring and shading is marvelous! Great designs!

Pam W Merwin said...

Sheila, both of these are gorgeous - love the colors!

Brenda said...

These are so beautiful Sheila! I don't know how you manage to watch TV and color at the same time, I just don't seem to be able to do that.

Robin K. said...

Your coloring on both is just gorgeous! I really love that pink flower!! It's been HOT here too:(. Stay cool! P.S. You were so right- I'm looooooving my new IPad! I can't get over how much faster it is to surf blogs and comment than on our clunky old PC!

Maureen Morton said...

So sorry that you are suffering with the heat, Sheila! But the crafty results are worth it - these are simply amazing! You are a whiz at the Copics - now even matching ribbon!!! Wowzer!