Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Flowers From A Friend....

Thanks to my bud Denise G. I think I found my mojo! It was lost for a whopping 48 hours. No joke! It left the building and it took some work to get it back!

I was cleaning up my stamp room when I stumbled upon an image that Denise sent a while back (She told me it was a stamp from Beeswax). I also had some Copics on my desk that I just bought. I have never used Copics but desperately want to learn how! So, I picked up three shades of pink and two shades of green and started coloring away! I have a LOT to learn! I basically started with the darkest color, shaded my image and then went over the whole thing with my lighter marker to pull the shadows out a bit. I am sure I did it all wrong! After I was done, I sponged the whole image with Antique Linen Distress Ink. This piece was bright white when it arrived in my little hands. So, I sponged quite a it of ink on it! I edged my image in gold, matted it onto an olive green and then attached it with foam tape to a label style journaling image from Impression Obsession.

Here's a close up of the flowers....
So I hope my mojo doesn't pull a Thelma and Louise on me anytime soon and take off for a LONG joy ride! :-)

Funny story before I go. My son went over to a friend's house today and so my five year old daughter and I decided to go school shopping - just the two of us. I am stopped at a red light and I hear this beeping noise and say, "What is that Ellie?" She says, "Oh, it's Frankie, he's just texting me." "What?" I ask, completely dumbfounded. Well, she holds up her play cell phone and says, "Frankie just texted me and asked me if I want to be his girlfriend. Should I save it or delete it?" I quickly say... "Delete it!!" (I'm thinking, who the heck is Frankie?) She adds, "Hey, want to hear my new ring tone?" She pushes a button and her play phone plays a little tune. " OH MY GOSH! I am now laughing so hard inside that I am afraid I will bust a gut! I look in my rear view mirror to see she's twirling her hair - it's a dead giveaway that she's a bit tired. I say to her, "Hey Ellie, do you think you might need to rest today? You look a bit tired." She says, "No, mom. I am a kindergartener now. Kindergarteners don't nap. I'll just go to bed a little early. I need my beauty sleep."

I'm speechless. Seriously. Speechless. Don't tell me. I already know I am in for big trouble when she gets older.

Hope you have a fabulous day! See ya back here tomorrow!

20 comments:

mochamama said...

First,
this card is G E O R G E O U S!
Second, I am lauging out loud cause this adorable little 5 year old is getting text messages on a playphone and I....a 45 year old woman just got her very first cell phone, yesterday!!!! I am totally behind the times...aaaaagggggg..I'm going to my stamping room!

Janine said...

Beautiful card Julie!! Aren't girls just the cutest!! Hope you are not soooo busy today!!
Have a good one!
J.

denise g. said...

So glad I could be useful. You did a fabulous job with those roses! I think Ellie is totally hilarious! She's also totally scarey from a mom's point of view. I'm like mochamama - - not very technologically savvy. Cell phone is in my purse turned off and now and then when I want to make a call I can sometimes figure out how to actually do it!
Text - - isn't that what's in a school book??

ReneeK said...

Julie - I LOVE the card! Next time I'm in Billings I may have to come play with you!

ROFL at the story about your daughter. Way too funny!

Thanks for sharing your art and your life!

Renée in Great Falls

The Rubber Maid said...

This card is the BOMB ! How beautiful that is. I might have to case it...laughing so hard I can't type. Well let's face it little Ellie is a stich and a half. Funny little girl . MOM

Lovely gd. Cee said...

HAHAHAHAH!!! Ellie is funny! i can see her face in my head while she's saying all of that:)
and your card is beautiful. i've seen that stamp: the journaling/braketty stamp before, now i need to get it.

Ann said...

Beautiful card! Your Copic skills look fine.

Not that you need the help, but there are great tutorials about Copics on this blog:
http://ilikemarkers.blogspot.com/

She works for Copic, I think. I've learned TONS about how theses markers work.

That Ellie is a FUNNY kid!

Jennifer Buck said...

Ok...not only is this a beautiful card but that is the cutest story ever! How funny is she! TFS! Hope you are doing well! :)

Sandy Hill said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. You did a fantastic job using copics for the first time. I am still trying my hand at using them. Your daughter sounds so darn cute. I am laughing as well at the text messaging. Don't know how to use it on my phone either.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Your card is gorgeous! The coloring is great, and I'm jealous because I couldn't do that on my first Copic try if I wanted to. I'm waiting for my order, and I so want to play with them, but I'll have to color a lot before doing what you did. Your story is adorable. You've got to write that down. Great memory for years to come! Cherish these times - they grow up so fast.

Elizabeth >^..^< said...

Gorgeous card!! Can't believe the background started out white. Amazing!! And that precious daughter of yours is hilarious! Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth Bead Diva

Ida P. Krause said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. Your coloring looks fabulous to me. - Super funny story about your little one. My granddaughter is 3 1/2 and she is just hilarious herself with some of the things she comes up with.

Hope said...

Beautiful card. You did a great job coloring the flowers

Terri said...

Your Copic coloring looks great to me. Your daughter is to funny. lol.....

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your card is beautiful! You did a great job with your Copics!

Cheryl said...

Your card is just gorgeous! I love the story of your 5yo! It sounds just like my little one who is also starting kindergaten in 2 wks!

acreativeneed said...

UH ohhh! Too funny! My 7yr old asked me a short time ago if he could be a Daddy soon! He wants 4 babies! Ack!!
Beautiful card Julie! Have a great weekend!
smiles,Deena

Anonymous said...

if your just learning those copics,i`d love to see what you do when you really get the hang of them!;) that card is beautiful! and i must say your little girl is quite a trip! what a sweetie!

Diane said...

Oh girl,I needed that laugh,Thanks!
As if a 5 yr old is thinking like that,OMG!!!!!
Btw,your card is gorgeous like always!

Jerri Kay said...

Julie, this card is so gorgeous, I love that stamp! You've done a beautiful job with coloring the image.