Lifting Case Frenzy

Hello everyone.  This past week I have been so busy just handling everyday things that I really couldn't get my noggin in the creative groove. Hackers make it really hard to keep trust in others...this week my debit card was compromised so I've had to deal with that mess.  Lucky for me "Bank of America" was on top of things and noticed an inconsistent or unusual spending habit for me and immediately began to decline charges against my debit account.  So we think the crooks got nothing! It had to be someone with a weight problem because the items were all around nutrisystem, treadmill, scales and stuff like that. Glad to know that folks want to be healthy but not at my expense.

So just to keep my faith and not lose sleep I went to visit my friend "Tracy" to check out what she had created that I felt I could case and I found quite a few, although my coloring will never match hers.

First let me share with you the original card that caught my eye and click here to go to Tracy's post where I found it.  You'll have to scroll down to around July 9th to get to it.

Isn't it absolutely adorable? I have several Mo Manning images and if I don't have one but need it, then its off to get it.  You can't go wrong with Mo's images.  They are all so perfect for any occasion and for any age as well.  But moving right along I want to show you my version of this adorable card.

And here is my inspirational version.  I know it is missing in so many ways but that's okay. I did try to follow the color scheme and capture the overall concept of the design.

I enjoyed coloring it and now that I have a complete set of Spectrum Noir, Copics and ProMarkers I feel like the Queen of Markers...I just have to learn how to master each of them.  One day at a time, right?

So what is the verdict? I think it turned out pretty good and my coloring on this one did make me smile for once.

I hope Tracy takes my mimic as a compliment because between her and a few other designers, I think I have grown quite a bit in my coloring, my style and my technique, but when I find it to stressing to sketch out a design its good to know that you can always find inspiration on the internet.

Different styles, techniques and designers.  From Shabby Chic, CAS, Steampunk, Whimsical and even the Gothic and Dark can be found.  I tell you when I stress I surf and it usually helps bring back that smile.  Oh such a delight this crafting is.

The paper used was from My Mind's Eye and I forgot all about writing down the markers.  I did mix both my copics and the Spectrum Noir... and yes they do blend together.  The new brush tip on the Spectrum Noir is a bit different from the Copic but work the same with less pressure.  Give'em a try.

Okay that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.



Karen Petitt said...

Lesia I am sure your friend will be honoured and she has some serious colouring skills too! Fab image and I love the textures you have used on yours, fantastic papers and a fabulous sentiment! Karen x

Maxine D said...

Your card is a gorgeous take on Tracy's, Lesia. Love the background you used with the die cuts, burlap and twine.

Anne Milnes Howard said...

Just love this great card, that cute image you have coloured so nicely. Great colours and I too love the burlap and twine...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

Beebeebabs said...

Adorable card and image thanks for sharing!!!

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Lesia
I'm so glad you got the issue with your bank cards sorted the same thing happened to my MiL only they did spend quite a bit before the lovely peeps at the CC company noticed but they did sort it out in the end

Your card is gorgeous and any interpretation is a compliment I'm sure she will be thrilled she inspired you. Whats nice is you have taken elements from her card but changed then slightly to make it your own and it's beautiful. BTW so jealous you have complete sets of all markers :o)))))
Jacki x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

ah bless so cute really adorable hugs Judith x

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