I actually had two little girls that I was working on, but this is the first to be completed. They are Hero Arts stamps that I got this weekend at Ben Franklin's. It took several tries, as I'm still working on my copic techniques.
I've taken two copic classes. The first one was a total bust, the second one was better, but she asked me if I actually learned anything because I was pretty up on the basics. I have been watching lots of video's and mostly follow Suzanne Dean's style, but for the black hair I found another instructor and I like this technique better. It is difficult to do black because it covers up all lines and bleeds very easily if it is worked too much. When I was coloring her I was actually matching it to a different paper, and that is why she has green paper pieced pockets. They are checked and I knew I couldn 't copy that. There is lots of glitz on the papers so I gave her some too on her lace slip, at the neckline and on her shoes with a jellyroll sparkle pen.
I am wife to David for 40 years, a Mom to 3 grown kids, a daughter who recently returned from South Africa after ten years, a son in Washington and another daughter in Florida. Eleven beautiful grandchildren, 6 handsome boys and 5 beautiful girls, and now one great grandson. My husband and I are property managers for Common Wealth Real Estate Services. He loves to do paintball games and I love my card making, stamping and machine embroidery. I also enjoy gardening and anything to do with flowers, whether it's planting, tending or photographing. We adopted a beautiful little Shih-tzu puppy in the spring of '11 who brings us joy every day.