February 11, 2010

A Cool Ride!


Hello Fellow Crafters! Brrrrr I can't believe it we are having another cold snap here in Florida :-/. I planned on replacing all my frostbitten plants in my yard this coming weekend but I changed my mind, guess it's better to wait until the end of this month or even early March. Hopefully than we will be back to normal temps here. I know I shouldn't complain because some of you are really stuck in snow and are dealing with one winter storm after another. But for us down here it is an unusual cold winter as well.

Onto my card for today. Finally I had the chance of inking this baby here. It's a Whimsy stamp and called "A Cool Ride". I love this stamp, maybe because it reminds my of my childhood. I LOVED to ride the merry-go-round and always chose to sit on one of the 'magical' horses *LOL* I colored the carousel horse using my colored pencils and Gamsol. I have to admit I abandoned them for quite a while by just using my Copics and Distress Inks all the time. And when I was re-organizing some drawers I ran into them. I decided to take them out of the drawer immediately and put them in some nice canisters (which I found at the dollar store for $1 each...how nice!) and on my shelf so I won't forget about them anymore. 


I really love this color technique and it was a nice change to Copics and Distress Inks. I use Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Coloursoft and  Faber Castell Polychromos. I know that's a lot but I love to have a wide range of colors. I also used Spica Glitter Pens, Stickles and Twinkling H2O's. List of color's used at the end of the posting. I kept this card simple because I wanted the image to stand out.

This is also my entry for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #45. And this is the inspirational picture:

*click on the pictures for larger image





 Colors used:

Prismacolor: Violet Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Powder Blue, Metallic Silver,
Mulberry, Black Grape, Hot Pink, Black, Cool Grey's 90%, 70%, 50%, 30%
Derwent Coloursoft: Petrel Grey, Purple
Twinkling H2O Pale Porcelain (for finishing touches of the pole)
Background airbrushed with Copic R81
Distress Ink Worn Lipstick used on edges

Thanks for stopping by and any comment you may leave!



  1. Hi Iris,
    Such a nice card!! Love how you coloured the image.. here in the netherlands we have lots of snow too.. so cold here :-( big hugs to you!! xxx Marley

  2. Beautiful Iris!!
    hugs and stay warm, Janiel

  3. Stunning! Love that image and you colored it Fabulously!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

  4. Oh wow!
    This is so very beautiful!
    kim x

  5. It is oh sooo beautiful Iris dear :)

    Big hugs xxx

  6. What a beautiful card Iris. So lovely to find a forgotton medium to use too. Rosie x

  7. Beautiful! Maybe I should dig out my pencils again too. LOL

  8. I love the stamp you chose. Such a beautiful horse. Great job!

  9. wow, this is gorgeous, I can see all the details and work you have put into this....have a fabulous day!

    enjoy *~*

  10. Beautiful!!

    side note, I have those same dollar store containers only in a distressed green color, and I use them for the exact same purpose - storing my prisma pencils! great minds must think alike. ;)

  11. Beautiful!! love your coloring.

  12. Very Pretty! Congrtas on the Top 5!

  13. WOW!!! That's a lot of watercolor pencils but the result is stunning!
    Your card is gorgeous as usual. Love the color combo and the details.



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