Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nikki!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Krista Smith for offering this cutie for free one day over the holidays.  She is so adorable and I wanted to hurry and get her colored up before the winter was over.  She is now only $2 in her shop!!!!


I saw Iris's creation using her the other day with copics and knew I had to try it!!!!! Please give her a shout on her blog, her coloring is AMAZING!!!  Anyhow, this was inspired by her coloring of this sweetie!

It is one of my New Year's resolutions to try and get better at copics.  I think they are so difficult.  I adore my distress inks, but you get a certain look that I love with copics, so I better get practicing and plus I have quite a huge fortune tied up in the markers for them to just sit there haha!

This image is too adorable as are all of Krista Smith's characters.  Love the eyes and lips and she always makes the BEST hair on her girls not to mention the super fab clothes. 

BTW, this took forever for me to color.  I could have colored this in half the time with distress inks.  I assume you get faster as you get more accustomed to the coloring? 

Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Digi Nikki from Saturated Canary, Sentiment (old CTMH stamp)
Inks:  Copics (sorry I used so many colors I didn't keep track)
Paper:  Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage 
Tools:  MS Frond Punch, Magnolia Doohicky Slender Firs and Heart Flower Lace
Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, cheesecloth, doily, mitten charm, and lace

Thank you all for the encouragement and support of my blog!  I am trying my best to come and visit, but sometimes blogger is getting hung up and not load the page so I can't leave a message or see anything.  Does anyone have any ideas if it is my computer or something else?  Big hugs to you all!!!!

Dena

45 comments:

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Dena! I love the papers and beautiful embellishments! Fantastic coloring of the gorgeous image!

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Dena
She's adorable,
a *Simply stunning* card,
hugs,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Dena and I think your colouring is amazing I only wish I had your talent

jacqui x

Shazza said...

I love this image too, it's the latest card on my blog. You have coloured her so beautifully, don't think you need much practice x

Jo said...

Well you've definitely no need to worry about your copic colouring - you've nailed that gorgeous image perfectly. As for the rest of the card - just gorgeous as always, luv Jo x

karen said...

Wow Dena what a beauty, I was quite pleased with how mine was coming along till I saw this LOl, its gorgeous, hugs, Karenxxxx

Andrea Stange said...

Was für eine prachtvolle Kreation Dena, einfach zauberhaft. LG Andy

Pinklady 68 said...

Beautiful card, Dena!! Love these colors and your coloring is perfect!

Have a great week! Hugs Laila.

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Adorable! I love the way you have coloured Nikki. :)

susiestacey said...

Absolutely stunning, your colouring is amazing in copics too x Such a beautiful image.
Blogger is being difficult at the moment l am having same problems x Susan x

cebelica said...

Your card is very beautiful. I love brown and pink together. And the image is very cute too. Hugs! xx

Christine Dol said...

Stunning card Dena. You work with those copics just like you do the distress inks...Amazing. I just love the colours you used today! Very pretty!

Lorraine said...

Just stunning! Gorgeous image, fab layout and pretty colours. I love it!
Lorraine x

Jill said...

You have done a fantastic job colouring in this beauty Dena. You always make the most beautiful cards and this one is totally amazing ♥
Love the colourpalette and the fantastic details
Have a wonderful week
hugs

Astrid said...

Hi Hun,
WOWOWOWO, this is great, i loved the colours i like pink a lot.
And the colouring is wonderful.
Hugs Astrid

JenniferD said...

Wow one of my favourite images! Love the colours and layers Awesome!

Jayne A said...

Stunning card really beautiful.

Hugs
JAyne

sue w. said...

Hi Dena, this image is gorgeous, hope this one comes out in rubber!
Love your colouring and layout, just fabulous.
Hugs Sue W.

Louise said...

Hi Dena! ❤
OH SWEETIE!! If you claim you need to improve your Copics skills then I might as well give up and sell mine ;) lol!
I can see why this took you several hours! IT IS STUNNING!! Love, love, love it and your shading is perfect :)
I also ADORE Kristas images - they are simply smashing! As is your creation :) Beautiful papers and amazing design :)
You're so incredibly talanted!
Biggest of hugs ❤

Els Wouters said...

This is so beautiful!!!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow Dina,I already find you an expert in colouring,it looks gorgeous and your card is a real beauty,my compliments,greetings Miranda

Christina C. said...

This takes my breath away.... an exquisite creation, Dena!!! OMG....your coloring is masterful and the colors are drop-dead gorgeous. The papers and details are a feast for the eyes. Lordy, lordy, girl, if I could color half as well, I would be a happy camper! This is pure lusciousness!

Molecraft said...

Totally gorgeous and beautiful colouring!
Helen x

Juls said...

so cute!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Dena. I LOVE that sweet image, in fact you have just reminded me that I have her saved somewhere! I think your colouring is amazing and the papers and details are all gorgeous too.
hugs Sue

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Dena
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is beautiful, Dena! Fabulous colour work, glorious colours and I love your cheese cloth and fun little trees. Hugs, Lesley

Elise said...

Oh my word Dena! This is beyond GORGEOUS! I loooooove these colors, and your colouring is DI-VINE!!! Wow wow wow, I'm in love! hahahaha!!! No matter which medium you use .. you totally rock it with your colouring!!! (ps .. Oh yes I agree with you about Iris too .. she is so amazing too!!!) Everything on here, your details all those fabby flowers, lace, die cuts .. oh gosh .. soooOo LOVING it! sigh ...

Sending you big warm hugs (cause it is SUPER cold here!),
Elise

June said...

Ypur card is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! And your coloring is amazing!
Hugs June

sueincanada said...

Your Copic colouring is great and the card is adorable.

Vick said...

Dena my darling your colouring with copics is gorgeous and delightful, I truly love your DI colouring and this is a big change for you and your look but I think you have underestimated your talent, you are awesome with copics as well.......its sickening hahahahaha, love ya gal xxx hugs vick xxx
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Tammi said...

Dena no worries on your coloring with Copics, your one of the BEST out there, always AMAZING!! As are your cards, wow! This is beautiful...she's def one of my favs! ~hugs

Angela said...

This is so beautiful Dena! I love your color choices and your coloring is lovely! hugs, Angela

Deborah said...

Adorable Dena and your colouring is fab.

ChrisAndCat said...

This is amazing. I love everything about it. Its odd, I am faster with markers and DI's take me forever, but your marker colouring is fab, much better than mine, and as for DI's - well, lets just say the odd image comes out OK!

Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, love your details, huggles Pops x x x

Maria Therese said...

Goooregous ♥♥♥

Nat said...

Wow Dena, what can I say, just stunning!
Natx

Katy said...

Love those white glitter snowy trees! Lovely colour scheme. Crafty hugs, Katy xx

Janiel/ janny said...

hi Dena...... There is NOTHING wrong with your coloring with the copics!! It is beautiful!! Love your card...
hugs.......

Jude said...

Hi Dena, Beautiful card and your colouring with Copics is fab!

Hugs
Judex

ellabella said...

Outstanding beautiful. I love the image. Love the choice of papers. Love your work. You are such an inspiration to me.
Hugs Janine

ellabella said...

Outstanding beautiful. I love the image. Love the choice of papers. Love your work. You are such an inspiration to me.
Hugs Janine

Crafteezee said...

I soooo love this card Dena, can it head my way, lol. Gorgeous.
Hugs Tracy x

Debbie said...

AWK!!!!! Ok that's it.. I don't care if I get home at 1 O'Clock in the morning, I am visiting your blog so that I don't miss anything. Or maybe I should just quite my job so I have more time. OMG THis is just AMAZING!!! After 44 comments what can I say.. It is just GORGEOUS!!!

Hugs
Debbie

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