Monday, January 3, 2011

My first card of the year!

Hello, everyone!  It's been awhile, but I finally sat down yesterday and made a card.  Wow, did it feel good!  I've said it before and I'll probably say it again...a day without cardmaking is like a day without sunshine!

I chose one of Kenny K's Gothic Angelz, Vikki Lee Vicious, as my first image of the year.  I just love this line of digis!  I colored her up with Copics and added a thick layer of dimensional lacquer to her boots and guitar.  It's a fun and easy effect and I just can't seem to stop doing it.  I guess maybe I have a patent leather fetish or something, because a card just doesn't seem finished unless I add a shiny bit of gloss.  I actually made this card using all scraps from my scrap bag.  It is growing huge, so I am trying to use up some of these stray pieces.  It's hard though when every week I seem to bring home new paper to play with.  What's a girl with a paper addiction to do?

If you like Vikki, you can purchase her on the Kenny K Download site.  There are lots of images being added each month so take a look around.  The latest line, L-O-V-E, was just released yesterday so feel free to get a head start on those Valentine's Day cards.  Take it from me, you can never start too soon!

I have lots of stuff going on this week.  Next Saturday I am teaching a Beginning Copic Marker class at China Phoenix 2, so if you are interested in learning the basics about these wonderful tools, including blending and color gradation, then give Nancy a call at the shop to sign up.  The details are listed on the China Phoenix 2 blog.

Also, I am working on samples for a Valentine's Day card class I am teaching on January 22nd.  I'll be using sacred heart and skelly images from Bombshell Stamps and will have samples up on my blog this week.

I think I need to post some New Year's Crafting Resolutions, too, but we'll see ;D  Until then, stay inky!


  1. Woo hoo! Am I the first to comment on your first card of 2011? What can I say--another awesome card! Your coloring is so fantastic, and I love your "patent leather fetish"! Looking forward to more inspiration from you and Marilyn, too!

  2. what a very beautiful card.
    great papers and design.
    and your image is sexy, your coloring is super.

    greetings karin

  3. Hi Cheryl

    Wow! What a way to start 2011.

    I am so looking forward to seeing more of your awesomeness this year!

    Michelle :-)

  4. Hi Cheryl,

    Love the first card of 2011 - coloured beautifully as always. You don't know it, but you have been a real inspiration to me and made me get my act together and get my own blog going.
    I am so glad your Blog never got taken away by the Social workers! :-) I'm sure it would have rebelled and found it's way back to you!

  5. Hi Cheryl,stunning card to start the New Year with
    Hugs Heidy

  6. it sure is an AWESOME card to ring the new year in girl!

  7. You rock Kenny K images! Fabulous card, and a great way to start 2011!

  8. Great way to start 2011, your card is fantastic. Love your coloring and the 'boots and guitar' look very realistic! Outstanding job!

  9. What a great sexy diva to start the new year with!! I love her shiny boots!! Great way to use up your paper pieces....I really should do that too! :)

  10. Va-Va-Va-Voom!! Sexy she is. Love it. Happy New Year Cheryl. You are so talented and creative. What a way to start of the new year.Hoping to take your copic class in few days. Although Im thinking just one Saturday to learn what you know? Not! More like a year.(lol)

  11. Loved having all of you for Christmas, it was a fun time...the only bad part, was it ended too quickly!
    Great 1st card of the year, love it!!

  12. hi cheryl I just love your gorgeous card and wow your colouring rocks I feel so honoured to be working with you, love the distressed edges on the card too Happy New Year hugs Jill xx

  13. what a very beautiful card.
    great papers and design.....


  14. Cheryl, Cheryl, Cheryl, what can I say about your fabulous coloring that you don't already know, it's absolutely outstanding girl, you have those colors spot on, it'a a great first card of the year, and I know there will be many many more to come.
    You're too talented for your own good.
    Donna xx

  15. Hi! Your cards are beautiful!! Can you tell me what you use to cut out your images? The white around the image is so perfect!!

  16. It's fabutastic!!! Great image. I must score me some of those.

    You colored her perfectly and your design is amazing.

    You rock. And so does the card.

  17. Your first "2011"'s card is awesome !!! HAPPY NEW YEAR, I wish your a creative, full of colors and art works YEAR !


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