Thursday, December 11, 2008

Be Merry!! - High Hopes Crystal Snowlady!

This card is a case of one of Dawns fabulous cards...(who was the featured stamper last week) you can see her gallery here. I'm late....I had it all planned out last week..but didn't get a chance to play. This is the Beautiful card I cased.

This Cute Snowgal is from High Hopes and is called, "Crystal Snowlady"

This is also my first card using copics (so be kind)....My daughter Trina was visiting a few weeks ago...and brought her copics along for me to try out. I have a lot to learn about using these markers.

I did use a some blue prismas over the snowladies body... a bit of black on the grays....and red for the cheeks.

The background is created by masking the snowlady and using a mop brush dipped in bordering blue.

I used scribbles for the snow and snowflake...sprinkling it with glitter before it dried. Details...like dots...are done with acrylic white paint.

Ink - Memento tuxedo black, bordering blue, pretty in pink

Paper - GP white, my minds eye, blue bayou, wild wasabi

Accessories - cord, ribbon, charm, brads, bling, glitter, acrylic white paint, sewing

I hope everyone is enjoying the season amidst being crazy busy. I can't believe how fast Christmas is creeping up. It's still pretty cool here...but is suppose to warm up a little on the weekend.

Have a Great Day Everyone, Be Merry!!..and.....Thank you so much for your Wonderful Comments!!

75 comments:

Jo said...

Ooooh gorgeous!! I'm always speechless Ila when I visit you blog (there's a first!) because your cards just blow me away!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, gorgeous! Great job with the copics, the coloring is fabulous!
Hugs, Christine :)

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Ila this is just gorgeous dear. I just love how you colored her with the copics. Just beautiful dear

Moni said...

Gorgeous colors and card is waw, really awesome! Hugs, Moni

Chris said...

Stunning card Ila! Your first attempt at markers for colouring is truly beautiful. I really do love this snowlady stamp and your fantastic card showcases her so wonderfully. Love all the gorgeous details too. My Christmas preps are barely started and I'm fast running out of time. I must get to it!!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris x

Poppy said...

wow, she is lovely, great colouring.
poppy

Tab said...

oh Ila, I don't think I have seen copic colouring quite like yours, it is amazing and your first time too! You have blended tthe colours together supurbly. I absolutely adore the image and you have really done her justice, simply beautiful! :0) Hugs Tab xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Pretty good for a first timer! you have done a great job with the copics!! Lve the background effects and also the ribbon and charm details. Beautiful card!

Judy x

Tara said...

A fabulous card Ila, so cheery. I think you did just fine with the copics, they are so on my wishlist! I must try shading around images with the mop brush, looks great! xx

Tracey said...

I can't believe this is your first time with the Copics - this is fabulous!! Gorgeous card!

Funkelzauber said...

Hi Ila!
The coloration is absolutely great!!!!!! Great card!!
Hugs
Alex.

Mandi said...

A stunning Ila, but then your cards always are. The colouring you have done is amazing xx

Rach said...

stunning ila, you have done a fabulous job with the copic markers..brilliant. hugs rachxx

MichelleO said...

FIRST CARD WITH COPICS??? Girl you are just the coloring master! I love this, it is all so rich looking. BEAUTIFUL!
HUGS
MichelleO

Tammi said...

You could color with anything and it would turn out gorgeous! You sure don't need any more practice with the copics, wow! Beautiful card!
Hugs, Tammi

Rosette said...

These cards are just Magnificent Ila! your talent amazes me :) Thanks for joining my Blog candy.. and good luck! :)

pescbrico said...

REally love your card!!!

ribenaruby said...

Brilliant card Ila, it's a masterpiece with the copics.Always a treat to visit your blog!

Niki Estes said...

Ila, this is gorgeous!!

Deborah said...

I would love to have her in my front yard, but I guess she would melt rather quickly! He he! Merry stampin'! Deb

Michelle said...

I just knew you'd do well with the Copics ~~ you couldn't color anything badly!! I just love it, great CASE with your own Ila touch :)

Alexandra said...

STUNNING!!! Ila, this is gorgeous, girl!!! There are so many beautiful details on this card, I don't know where to look first!!! Your coloring, the bling, the layers, ack!! It's all FABULOUS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG what a cutie snowmen card. Perfect coloring and lovely details. What a harmony card. I love them.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Hugs.

Sue said...

OH WOW what a stunning card, luv the image your colouring is amazing you obviously have a talent for it, Keep looking at it, Grorgeous.sue.xx

Maria said...

Hi Ila . . . thank you for participating in celebrating my 2 year anniversary blog candy and for linking the blog candy on your blog!! Good luck with the blog candy!!

Maria

Ying Pang, said...

very gorgeous card!! I love how you color your snowlady, the inks effect you use the mask, the snow...all the details..I admire your work.

Viv said...

You and Copics were MADE for each other Ila! This card is stunning. How DO you do it! Oh I just LOVE visiting you.
Viv xx

Anesha said...

Another gorgeous card! Love the colouring as always. It is snowing here!!
have a great day.

nicky said...

OMG suger suger suger absolutly gorgeous! hugs nicky

Beth Norman said...

Holy smokes, what a gorgeous card. You did a rock'n job with the copics. First time, eh? What a pro. Your masking and colouring of the background is outstanding!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing, superb Snowlady.

Crafting Joanne said...

Stunning card and lovely colouring. Joanne x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Ila and my favourite snowlady.. Stunning colouring and I love the way you have coloured around her. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Lacey Stephens said...

Ila, you did a fabulous job for your first time!!! Better than some people I've seen who use them all the time!!! Truly a beautiful card!
~Lacey

Terri said...

Wow, if this is your FIRST time using Copics, there is absolutely NO hope for me. I have been playing with them forever and can't come up with anything near this gorgeous. I can't imagine that you have much more to "learn". Simply amazing! TFS!

TaraG said...

You are obviously a natural talent, Ila! You nailed it on your first try with Copics....this is super stunning! I love this HH Snowlady...what a fun image!!! Your card is sooooo gorgeous with all the details and I just love your signature style with distressed edges and stitching!
Well, I am not sure you have much more to learn about coluring period but I know I always learn sooooo much from visiting you blog and studying your magnificent artwork!!! Thanks!!!
Hugs, TaraG

Nanda said...

It is a beautiful card! And the coloring is great. I try also copics but my results aren't that great.

greetings, Nanda

Alison said...

This card is stunning love this snowlady, adorable and coloured to perfection as always.

Marja Sch said...

All the ladies already said it. Wow fabulous and this was your first try. So incredible. Hugs Marja

Andrea, said...

Oh this is beautiful, I love the cute image and your colouring is fabulous

Anonymous said...

Oh Ila... thanks so much for making this card for my FS day. I just love this image. I have this stamp and have not inked it yet. I cannot believe this is your first copics card. Your coloring is amazing. No learning curve here for you. Terrific job.
Hugs,
Dawn B.

retiredheather said...

This is a great card. Love all the glitter and the coloring is fantastic.
Happy Holidays
Heather

alina said...

Absolutely beautiful Ila! I love how you have coloured the sweet Snowlady!
have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Alina

mochamama said...

I love it! This card is a gift all in it self!

NGCARDS said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! I lvoe that image its beautiful! xxx

Hanna said...

This card is so gorgeous! I'm speechless!
Thank you for sweet words in my blog! Your colouring is beautiful!

Hugs, Hanna

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Beautiful card; I love the combo of the distressed edges and the glitter!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Thx Ila for the super sweet comments :o) You put a smile on my face when I read it. I hope one day I am as good as you in making cards.

xoxo,
Lori

Jennifer Love said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! Wish my coloring with Copics was this spectacular! :)

mueppi said...

Wow.... Ila
your card is so wonderful and your colouring so fantastic!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

Nayheli Valenzuela said...

Woooow!!!! your cards are amazing!!!

Saludos desde México.

Aija said...

It seems like it does not mean what colouring technique you use, it is allways so stunning result! This is something so so beautiful! I have tried Copics and it is something I would not publish lol
Hugs,
Aija

Annie said...

wow Ila, it looks like you managed those Copics beautifully and made a fabulous card. The snowlady is just such a cute image and I love how you coloured her in. hugs, annie x

sandra's hobby cards said...

Very nice card and stamp!!

greets San.

Tiets said...

OOO this is a great card love the colors!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, your card is gorgeous, and you've done fabulously well with your copics, they can be very fiddly to work with but well done you.x

craftyb said...

Awww Ila this is just beautiful! You're obviously a fast learner (and have a natural talent for colouring!) for this is simply fantastic! I just LOVE it! bx

Curt in Carmel said...

Are you crazy!?!? You look like a pro with those markers! The coloring is GORGEOUS! You are so talented! I love looking at your work. BTW, I love your card WAY better than the one you cased! It is just beautiful! Love the image! Best, Curt

Shirley said...

Now she is just too cute for words! I love how you painted her and all of the embellishments!

behsan said...

ohhhh, Ila...what a wonderful card and great coloration...want to see more ;-)

greetings from germany

Sandra

sari said...

Just love your card!! It's truly amazing!!!

Trina said...

Wow, your card is fabulous Mom! I love the coloring and all your accents. Love the snow and the snowflake too. And I had so much fun coloring with you that weekend. I can't wait till Christmas to see everyone, and next year we HAVE to start on our Christmas cards earlier!!

Jeanette said...

WOW Ila! THis is stunning! Your coloring is bautiful with the copics. The image is just glowing! Hugs Jeanette

emilie said...

great card you made.I love to visit your weblog.
greetings from holland
Emilie

Holly said...

what a precious card! I love absolutely everything about it!

Velta said...

Oh Ila...You have already enabled me to buy at least 5 stamps from High Hopes...and yes they are Christmas stamps...and I will not have time to get to them because I am making Baby Shower Invites for a friend of mine...BUT...I guess I could run over and get this little lady for next year...As always your coloring is perfect :)

dpkennedy said...

You color fantastic no matter the medium and this is no exception! Gorgeous card!! I love your holiday banner too! Such cutie pies!!!

moralia said...

WOW Ila!!!! Anything you touch turns to absolute gorgeousity! LOL!! (my new word of the day... ;) I don't think you have a thing to worry about with the Copics!! AMAZING!!

Scrapmumur said...

Gorgeous card Ila, such a cute image and i love the beautiful papers you have used.
Great work.
Happy holidays.
Hugs, Mumur.

Heidi said...

This snowlady is absolutely beautiful!

bastelkueken said...

I`m spechless - the snowman is sugar and sweet and your card is perfect

Dee Jackson said...

this is beautiful!! I love the way you colored this. Never would have known you are new to copics. It just beautiful!

Dot Scrap said...

The snow lady is so gorgeous. your coloring is as always world class. Your cards always blow my mind. You are the best cardmaker in the world.

Sarah said...

OH WOW!!!!! If that's your first attempt at using Copics then I would say that you've already mastered them!! I've got some but haven't really used them yet, but do not think my colouring would ever be up to your standards. This card is just amazing. I love all the colours.
Merry Christmas Ila.
xx :0)

Carla said...

Your coloring really shines here, Ila! Love it!!