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Friday, May 9, 2014

Whiff of Joy Friday Color Me Happy.

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!!!  Woohoo!!!  It is almost the weekend! Any plans? Not for us this weekend. We probably won't even go fora  ride since its going to be hot! It's pretty harsh when the sun is beating down on you when you are sitting at a light. We will save our rides for dusk LOL

Today I am posting on the Whiff of Joy blog for COLOR Me Happy Friday. I wanted to share this little card with you using Reporter Henry.






For this card I used Reporter Henry from Whiff of Joy. I colored him with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I decoupaged a bit of him and inked around the edges with black ink. The papers are from a really old Club Scrap box. I added the ribbon which I tied with three loops. I created the sentiment and added the pearls next to the sentiment and on the image. I also embossed the background, red paper with a Happy Birthday embossing folder. I completed the sentiment on the inside and that is simply it. I love the shading that I got with the pencils and Gamsol with this image. And I think the decoupage added that much more to it! And I LOVE Henry!!

Prismacolor and Gamsol:  I have found that when I'm using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, that you really don't need much pencil. The best way to get the shading that you want is to apply a darker line of pencil right around the edge. Then you use the Gamsol to pull the pencil from the edge which creates that magnificent shading. I have also found that it is much better to use less pencil and add if you need to. It is nearly impossible to remove too much pencil line.

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34 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The press pass in his hat band and pencil curled up in his tail make a great impression. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card Susan love the sweet image and your colouring is wonderful. Love Alison xx

Barb said...

This is wonderful with a fabulous design and colors, darling image as well. Thank you for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge this week. Barb DT

Moira Gray said...

Hi,

Can you please link your entry to the challenge at Rhedd & Rosie's challenge blog to be in with a chance.

Thanks.

Moira DT.

Moira Gray said...

Hi,

Can you please link your entry to the challenge at Rhedd & Rosie's challenge blog to be in with a chance.

Thanks.

Moira DT.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 27 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Dotty Jo x said...

Super cute! Jo x

Sue Bridesmith said...

Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge
x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO adorable, Susan! You're so creative and I thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us. Have a blessed week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

super fun! Great embossing! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our May Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

Janice said...

What a cute mouse ! Love your colouring and card design and so pleased you could join our hat challenge over at an OBAG, Jx

Shazza said...

this is so cute, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Julie Odil said...

Now, that is one cute mouse! Thanks for the tips with the pencils and Gamsol. Thanks for joining the challenge at 3 Girl JAM. Julie O, DT member.

Donna Maligno said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for May.

Jac said...

Super card, Love the depth you've created with the image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Susan - this is a lovely card. Super image and I love your decoupaged layers. Great layut too, and I've got "bow envy" - yours is super! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (DT)

Cherished said...

Awesome card. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

NanaConnie said...

Reporter Henry is one of my favorite images ever and you've done wonders on coloring him, Susan! Great sentiment and I love that stitched ribbon. :-D

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous! Love the 3D! Thank You so much for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week! We hope to see you again real soon.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Melissa Latchem said...

what a cutie - love the embossing folder too! very different card! It's great!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Joyce Tompkins said...

What a fun card! I would love to get one like this. Thanks for playing along with Jo's Scrapshack Funday Friday!

Janice W. said...

Very nice card! Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD!

Paper Panda said...

Fab card, and love that lil mouse! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Bettina L. said...

This is gorgeous. Love the embossing and the details with the ribbon and layers. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef last round and sorry for my a bit late comment. Still hope to see you back this week for our brand new challenge. Bettina Sous Chef xx

Cherished said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing at RCS.

Izzwizz said...

Hi Susan, I must confess I don't usually like those mouse images, but I love this one and the way you have coloured and decoupaged him is wonderful. Brilliant card, I love it! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy

Karen (karey2005) said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up at 3 Girl JAM Challenges! Karen N (DT)

meiaudesigns said...

Love the paper piecing! Fabulous card :)

Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More!

Mei
LTC DT
Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

Teresa said...

Superb Male card, thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance for our 'One For the Boys' Challenge.
Teresa

Mandy Chilvers said...

love this card. thanks for playing on Rhedd and Rosies challenge

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Oh my! Sooooo cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING CHEF challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper