Friday, October 28, 2011

Raven's Birthday Blog Hop!

I'm back with a double duty card.  Don't you love it when a project serves a couple of purposes.  I know I do ;D

First of all, my blog buddy Raven is having a birthday extravaganza this weekend and she is celebrating with a huge blog hop.  I met Raven through Bombshell Stamps and the funny thing is, she lives right here in Albuquerque!  We haven't met in person yet, but I'm sure our paths will cross soon :)

Believe it or not, no Copic markers were harmed in the creation of this!  Yep, that's right.  Not a single drop!  Instead, I opted to use a very cool skelly image from Deadbeat Designs as my focal point.  He seems to be rejoicing that we are celebrating Raven's birthday :D  I love this happy guy.  When I started putting this card together, I was stumped for a layout.  Whenever that happens, I always hop over to Amy Sheffer's blog, Pickled Paper Designs.  Her blog is bursting at the seams with inspiration and I know that whenever I visit, I will leave with lots of creative ideas.  Here's the card layout that I lifted from Amy ;D

In addition to creating this card for Raven's birthday celebration, I made 9 more just like it and shipped them off to my sister-in-law, Diane, about a week ago.  We had talked about a completely different design  for her Halloween cards this year, but I went in the opposite direction at the very last minute.  I'm sure she's used to it by now...or at least, I hope she!  I actually rather like this design quite a bit :)

Okay, enough yammering from me...there's a blog hop happening and time's a wasting!  Here's the hop list, so just run right down the sites and see what birthday surprises Raven's buddies cooked up for her! 

 Happy Birthday, Raven!   I hope your day is fabulous!

Cheryl Valadez <---Hola! That's me!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guest Designer Call at Kraftin' Kimmie!

Hey, all!  I'm back today to share a card with you featuring my absolute favorite Kraftin' Kimmie stamp image, the one and only, Charlotte.  One look and it's easy to see that she is seriously up to no good.  Those bedraggled baby dolls have obviously seen better days and that smirk on Charlotte's face means that you should probably check for spiders under your pillow or garden snakes in your bath.  Hahaha!  She is not to be trusted ;D  

I broke Charlotte out for an appearance, because Kraftin' Kimmie is doing some celebrating.  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is turning 2 and this is the 100th challenge on her blog.  WOW!  A couple of giant milestones!  Congratulations to Kimmie and her lovely designers and artists for making Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps a virtual amusement park of inspiration and creativity!  I don't always get a chance to join the fun, but I do swing by the challenge blog frequently to see what Kimmie and the Krafty Girls are up to.  Plus mom keeps me in stock with all of the latest and greatest Kraftin' Kimmie images.  Yep, you heard that right.  My mother frequently mails me Kraftin' Kimmie Care Packages, because she's such a doll and I am a 44 year old spoiled brat...LOL!  Love you, mom! 

Anyway, in addition to the regularly scheduled challenge, Kimmie is offering one lucky participant the opportunity to play along with the Krafty Girls for the month of December and also receive some of her fabulous stamps.  All she's asking is that we create a card featuring our favorite Kraftin' Kimmie image.  When I read that, I knew immediately which one I would use ;D  

How about you?  What's your favorite?  What are you waiting for?  Break it out, get it inky, and get your Kraftin' Kimmie creation linked up on this post on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog.  See you there ;D 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monthly Bombshell Blog Hop: A Very Skelly Halloween

Hey, everybody!  It's the last Wednesday of the month and you know what that means.  It's time for the monthly Bombshell Blog Hop!  This month, our Blog Hop Mistress Extraordinaire, Alison, has challenged us to use a skeleton or skull somewhere on our project.  Gosh this was a toughy, 'cuz I just don't have very many skull and skelly stamps...NOT!  Actually, I DON'T have many...I have TONS!!!  LOL!  The hardest part was narrowing it down to just the right image.

After much hemming and hawing, I finally settled on the Altar Sugar Skull set.  Be sure to visit the Bombshell Stamps shop so you can see all of the skull and skelly images they have to offer.  Seriously, it is the absolute best selection of Dia de los Muertos images I have yet to run across and you know I would never steer you wrong.  

I'm going through this phase, where I feel I need to glue a bunch of stuff to each of my cards and this one is no exception.  If postage on a single card is less than $2.00, then I haven't done my job and definitely need to glue some more stuff to!

Also, I have a confession.  You see that sentiment on the bottom of my card?  Yes, you've seen it many times before.  Truth is, I stamped a bunch of these for a class and had lots leftover, so when I need a quick and tiny sentiment, I just reach for one of these.  I don't know why I'm coming clean on this, but you're a good listener and I feel I can trust you to keep my secret ;D

Anyway, enough of that!  LOL!  Time to hop!  Start at the Bombshell Blog and go down the list to soak in every creation the dt and friends came up with.  This is truly the best hop yet and these projects are freakin' insane!  You better prop your chin up 'cuz it's gonna hit the floor, now get started.
Cheryl <---HOLA!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A card and a new video tutorial!

Hey, everybody!  I'm just popping in super quick to share a new video tutorial I put together for the Color Me Copic Club the other night and a look at the card I created using the image.

In my video, I didn't focus on a particular technique.  Instead I opted to make the predominant color families my focal point, those being red and green.  The image I used is called Santa by Kenny K and it's available at Kenny K Downloads if you want to take a closer look ;D  His stuff is soooo dang cool and makes for a perfect pairing with the Copics.   

Okay, I have to confess, I had a good time coloring the image, of course, but shooting the video was HARD!  First of all, I don't know if you've noticed (of course you've noticed), but I'm a bit of a chatty Cathy.  No offense to any "Cathy's" out!  I do like to ramble on and it's never been more apparent than in this video.  I needed to keep it under 15 minutes and I clocked in at 21minutes...YIKES!  How was I going to slash 6 minutes?  In a stroke of brilliance, or maybe just a case of indigestion, I decided that I would fast forward through a couple of parts.  Yep, you guessed's a little awkward and the transitions are not very smooth.  Plus, I added text to these sections explaining that I was fast forwarding except that I stated..."This portion of the video has been sped up".  Sped up?  I'm not even using that phrase correctly.  What's the matter with me?  Did I experience a bit of grammar amnesia, or what I like to call Gramnesia?  Ugh!

Onto horrible offense number 2.  You probably won't have to look too closely to see that my nails look atrocious and not only that...I have a huge hang nail on my thumb.  Gross!  How unkempt you must think I am.  Freddie Krueger has a better manicure than I do!  Wonder where he gets his nails done.

And, last but certainly not least, horrible offense number 3.  During my last video, which was my first, my lovely husband pointed out to me that my "crutch" word is "so".  It's my awkward silence filler.  Other folks prefer "and" or "um", but I like "so".  I do it unconsciously, not even realizing it until he pointed it out to me.  Now, I hear it and it is literally like nails on a chalkboard to my ears.  I thought that I could get it under control for this video, but alas, I did not.  College campuses across the nation will be using it as their newest drinking game.  Drink a shot every time Cheryl says "so".  They'll be face down on the floor after only 3 minutes in, but hey, I'll be famous, right?!  I've got a LOT to learn still, but I love a challenge and eventually I'll make a decent video.  Maybe I'll contact Scorsese for some pointers.  He does that sort of thing for newbies, right?  

Here's a link to my video.  Again, be gentle ;)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ms. October's Challenge at Bombshell Stamps: Think Pink

It's confession time...I have been a bad, bad Bombshell and I am hanging my head in shame.  This is the first challenge I've joined in a very loooooooong time.  The thing is, I LOVE these stamps.  These images are so unique and so wonderful to work with, I could just play with them everyday and be perfectly content.  So why the lapse in challenges?  Don't know.  Just me being irresponsible and clinging to the coat tails of my super talented Bombshell Sistahs, I suppose.  Well, starting now,  I'm going to do gooder.  Yep, that's incorrect grammar, but hopefully it makes the point.

Once again I hadn't prepared a card for the newest challenge, so at 11:00pm I started to feel really guilty... and I mean REALLY guilty.  I thought "dang!", get your dang Copics out and color up a dang image, dang it!  Insert stronger profanity where appropriate.  Nope, stronger than that.  Yep, you got it ;D  Finally, at 2:30am I finished this card.  I'm hoping my Bombshell mojo is back and I'll be cranking out stuff on a more regular basis now.  

This challenge is brought to you by our current pin-up for October, Hey Hey Paula.  She's a talented lady with a fabulous blog, so you will want take a spin around her site while you're tooling around Blog Land. She is challenging everyone to Think Pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  What a great theme!  

I have used Rose's Portrait and Sacred Heart to create my card.  The images are colored with Copics and I have the colors set aside to add to this post later today.  It's 3:00am here now, so I best be packing away my guilt for the evening and call it a day.  Head to the Bombshell Stamps Blog and see all of the exquisite samples the Bombshells have dreamed up for you.  Nothing short of jaw-dropping!  Most importantly, don't forget to play along because there are prizes to be had in a random drawing at the end of the month.  

Until next time, stay crafty!

Copics used:
skin - E11, E02, E00, E000, R20
lips and eyes - R35, R32, YG45, YG41, B02, B000
hair - E15, E13, Y21, Y00
flowers - R35, R22, R21, R20
leaves - G28, G24, G21
additional colors on shawl - B02, B000, BG10, 0

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A New Challenge at Tiddly Inks: Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, are you ready for it?  Got your costume all squared away?  Did you send out those party invitations? I didn't receive mine, just so you know ;D  How about your Halloween cards?  Are those finished?  If they're not, you better get on the move, and if they are, how about squeezing one more in for the latest and greatest challenge at Tiddly Inks?

This week we're asking you to create something with a Halloween flair featuring a TI image.  There's a number of wonderful images in the Tiddly Inks shop and something is bound to grab your attention.  I opted to use Tainted from the Gothic Pin Up line.  She was the perfect victim for my favorite green hued Copic complexion combo.  I love this combo because it has an eerie glow to it, don't you agree?

The Tiddly Inks challenge blog is bursting at it's seams with spooky Halloween projects from the design team, so check it out and get inspired.  Also stop by Christy's blog because you just never know what tricks or treats she might have up her sleeve ;D

My Copic colors are listed at the end of this post.  Also, let me say a big "thank you" to the ladies who joined me Saturday for my impromptu Halloween card class at CP2 on Saturday.  Yowza!  You gals are rocking those Copics hard!  Keep up the awesome work :D

Stay crafty!

Copics used:
skin - G05, G02, G00, G000
hair - BV04, BV02, BV01, C1, C00
shirt - R39, R29, R22
skirt - C7, C5, C3, C1

Friday, October 14, 2011

Oh, hey.  Whatcha doing?  I'm sitting here watching Brain Games on National Geographic TV and I'm completely intrigued.  This episode is devoted to the topic of Attention and how the brain interprets signals to form immediate assumptions, which may or may not be correct.  It also touched on how the brain can be easily distracted and persuaded to miss important details.  Point in case, a pick pocket demonstrated how simply he could distract his mark with animated gestures, quick dialogue, and the introduction of an unexpected object to completely disorient his victim and walk away with his valuables.  I may not be any smarter for watching this how, but I know how to pick pockets now.  Hey, it's good to have a back-up plan.  Actually, I'm just kidding, this guy was a smooth dude and obviously excellent at slight-of-hand.  Let's just say, I don't want to run into him on the street.  The best part?  A series of Brain Challenges or tests that you're asked to take along with the folks on the show.  I'm a sucker for that sort of thing.  How refreshing that I've found a new show to enjoy that doesn't include any of my standard favorites...a serial killer with a code, lusty vampires, slick ad men, or a meth making chemistry teacher.  I almost feel cerebral right now...NOT!  LOL! 

Anyway...I actually do have a card to share with you today.  I made this just for fun, which was pretty cool for a change.  I used an image from Tiddly Inks called Sugar Angel and decided to get a little crazy with the glitter glue.  Seriously, I have no idea what I was thinking when I took the Stickles to her hair.  Poor!  You know how you really like something, but then you do that one teensy extra thing and you're left going..."meh"!  So, yeah, the strands of glitter in her hair...not such a good thing.  I even tried to DISTRACT the viewer with some bling (haha), but not even my crafty slight-of-hand could help this chica's do.  Oh, well.  While you're out and about, why not swing by the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and see what my crafty sistahs are up to today ;D

Catch ya later!  Until then, stay crafty!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Impromptu Card Class Saturday at CP2

I want to thank the folks who joined Anne and I for our collaboration class this past Saturday.  Ladies, your shrines ROCKED!!!  I loved seeing how everybody personalized their piece by adding their own touches to make it a unique, one of a kind work of art.  Amazing!  

Speaking of classes, I added an impromptu class to the CP2 calendar for this coming Saturday at 1:00pm. You know, I totally dig Dia de los Muertos and my last few classes have focused on this amazing Mexican celebration, but deep down inside, I also have a penchant for "cute".  Yep, I love me some "cute" once in a while.  Therefore, it was only fair to try and squeeze in a "cute" Halloween card class before October passed me by.  

The images on these cards are by Stampendous and colored with Copics.  I tried to keep the palette simple, so I didn't use as many colors as I might normally use.  Felt flowers are easy and fun to create, and the addition of googly eyes makes them perfect embellishments for my theme.  A few cool papers and some simple accessories is all that's needed to finish these cards off.  

If you're going to be in the Albuquerque area on Saturday afternoon and you want to get your "cute" on call the shop and hang out with me for a couple of hours ;D  

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Octopode Design Team Call

Looking to join a design team consisting of the perfect combination of Edginess and Quirk?  Have I got a team for you!  Lily Chilvers, Artist Extroardinaire at The Octopode, is looking to add a couple of card makers to her designers.  Do you think you might be a good fit?  Head to Lily's blog to check out the details.  I would love to see a couple of my blog buddies join our motley crew!  Good luck ;D

Friday, October 7, 2011

A New Challenge at The Octopode: Music!

I'm back today with something a little least, for me.  The challenge this week at The Octopode is Music, so rather than go with literal choices, I decided I would use Frida and give my piece a surreal dream-like twist.  Frida was a fairly surreal artist, so I figured that would give me free reign to do whatever I wanted.  Sort of like

I started with a flat canvas, something I never play around with.  I can't even begin to explain what I did with the background, but I do know that it wasn't until I added glossy Mod-Podge that the magic happened, therefore, I have concluded that Mod-Podge must be Latin for "magic" ;D 

I added a couple of skull beads to my butterflies.  I asked my husband if he had anything that I might use to file the backs of the beads down in order for them to sit flatter on my canvas.  He promptly headed to the garage and fiddled around in his dusty (because it's hardly ever-used) tool chest, and came back with a Dremmel drill...brand new, never been desecrated, the bits all sealed tightly in their plastic packages.  What has two thumbs and just got themselves a brand new Dremmel?  This girl...hahaha!  It did the trick, filed those beads down like a hot knife through butter.

Check out the The Octopode's Challenge Blog and see what awesomeness the DT is up to.  Then head over to Lily's shop on Etsy for a gander at all of her fabulous images.  Love these characters!

Catch ya later...until next time, stay crafty!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Dia de los Muertos collaboration class at CP2 this Saturday!

When Anne originally asked me teach a collaboration project class with her at China Phoenix 2, I was honored and a bit intimidated.  Anne is a book/box making expert and she has an unbelievable love for paper.  She runs her own online craft company, Craft Fantastic, and in the past, she's owned a number of paper specialty stores around Albuquerque.  If you've ever seen her work up is impeccable.  Every detail is perfect and her skilled craftsmanship is unmistakable.  Oh yeah, and it's BEAUTIFUL!    

This is our third collaboration project and let's just say, she continues to amaze me, AND I am still intimidated.  I chose the theme for this go round, so I decided that this time of year called for a Dia de los Muertos type piece.  I was absolutely not prepared for what she gave me.  It was exquisite and absolutely did not need any altering from me.  She constructed a shrine/stage completely from scratch, covered it in gorgeous dictionary text and Mexican lottery themed paper.  On the front she created a metal piece to frame the opening and embossed a Spanish design around it to emphasis our decidedly Hispanic theme.  The scallop design along the edge really adds to the Mexican Art feel and a couple of ribbons fastened to the back make it perfect for hanging on a wall for display.  This piece truly took my breath away.  

At first, there was no way I was going to do anything to the gorgeous metal frame.  It was perfect the way it was.  As I started to work with the inside design, my partial Mexican heritage kept urging me to glue a few gemstones to it.  "No, I couldn't!", I argued with myself, because I'm a bit of a loon.  Cats are not very good conversationalists, so I frequently have a bit of dialogue with myself throughout the day.  I finally mustered the courage and I knew once I got that first gem down, the rest would be easier.  Well, it was and before I knew what had happened, I had gems glued to the entire perimeter.  Too much?  Not sure.  Next I decided to get even bolder and used my Copics to color in the corner flowers.  I knew this could get messy if I flubbed it up, but a careful swipe of a colorless blender took care of any stray lines.  Okay, not too shabby.   

Time to go inside.  I tried a few different things on the inside, but finally decided that this shrine definitely reminded me of a stage and went that route.  I took a flat canvas, covered it in text papers and used that as my base.  I added a couple of rows of Anne's colorful Mexican Lottery themed paper down one edge and then wrapped it in a few rows of twine.  I took a few wooden hearts in varying sizes, painted them red, and then added Crackle Accents to give them texture.  I added a pair of die cut wings out of grunge board to the the largest heart, hoping it would convey life fluttering away.  My stage stars are a couple of images by Bombshell Stamps from the Calaveras Fiesta set.  I added an eyelet skirt to my lead "actress".  

On the outside, I added an MC using the Muertos Doll set, also by Bombshell Stamps.  I knew he needed to be a bit sturdier, so I stamped him on paper affixed him to grunge paper, colored him with Copics, and then cut him out.  I coated him with a bit of Anne's amazing dimensional lacquer glue to give him a bit of shine.  He is assembled with brads at each of his joints.  Bomshell Stamps has an excellent array of muertos themed images perfect for Day of the Dead art projects.

I'm not sure if I did Anne's beautiful piece justice, but I really enjoyed decorating it once I got over my initial fear of destroying it with one too many gems.  Phew!  I think I held my breath during this whole process...LOL!  

Catch you later this week with something new!  Until then, stay crafty!      

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A New Challenge at Tiddly Inks: Paint It Up!

It's Tuesday and that's a really good thing for a couple of reasons.  One, it's not Monday, and two, there's a new challenge underway at Tiddly Inks!  This week's theme is Paint It Up.  Add a painted element to your card and you can join the fun!

I painted the grunge board crow black using acrylic paint and gave him a devious red gem eye for added appeal.  Not sure what he's thinking as he spies on our amorous couple, but you can be certain he's up to no good.

Speaking of amorous couples, the name of this image is Vamp Me and it is available in the Tiddly Inks Shop.   I colored it with my handy dandy Copics, but failed to log the colors.  I'm so sorry :(

I'm going to keep this post short, but I'm not signing off until I urge you to head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and leave some love for my ridiculously talented Tiddly Sistahs!  The samples they have created are stunning and are just what the doctor ordered to get your creative blood pumpin'.  Also, while you're tripping around Blogland, stop by Christy's blog where you're sure to find something new and fabulous.  She never disappoints!

Okay, that's it for me!  I'm out!  Until next time, stay crafty ;D

Monday, October 3, 2011

A day (or two) late...

Hi, everyone!  Another weekend has come and gone...why do they seem to fly by more quickly in the Fall?  Our weekend was packed to the brim with cool stuff beginning on Friday as we were invited to have dinner with friends at their house.  They rolled out the red carpet for us and fed us like we were royalty.  I'm talking homemade fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, zucchini, macaroni and cheese,   and pear and apple crisp for dessert.  Jealous?  Everything was so delish we practically had to waddle back to our house!

The next day, I spent most of my time at my art desk.  I started working on a project that had stumped me for several days, so I forced myself to focus and muddle through.  I finally got my mojo working (slowly but surely) and 6 hours later...voila!  Seriously, 6-hours, straight through, no lunch, no potty breaks, no nothing.  When I finally lifted my head, I felt like I had been living in a hole underground for 100 years, but what a relief to be finished...PHEW!

Sunday, Kirk and I spent the day together, just the two of us, something we don't get to do nearly enough.  We grabbed an early dinner at one of our favorite places in town, Two Fools Tavern.  To all my local peeps who follow my blog, if you haven't eaten there, you really should give it a go.  The absolute BEST fish and chips in town.  After dinner we strolled around Nob Hill and did a little window shopping as most of the stores were closing.  We discovered a new gem and the store clerk was nice enough to let us take a look around even though it was well past normal hours of operation.  It was called Stranger Factory and we will be going back very soon to give it a proper going over.  Super cool stuff.  Next, we headed to the movie theater and watched 50/50 staring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogan.  Holy smokes, is this a great flick!  I can't even begin to adequately describe how good this movie is.  Just do yourself a favor and go see it already :D  Then it was home to catch the latest episode of Breaking Bad (such top notch television!).  After that, I baked a couple of batches of cookies and now I'm boring you to tears on my blog with a painfully detailed account of every minuscule thing I did this weekend.  Sorry about that.  I guess what I'm trying to say was a really great weekend.

Now on to my card.  I used a new digi costume image by Bombshell Stamps and paired it with Bombshell Angel.  Are you new to Bombshell Stamps and don't know where to start?  Then start with Bombshell Angel.  She's a sassy little siren who will show you the ropes, plus she has digi outfits!  Yes!  It sort of a virtual version of when we used to play dress up with our Barbies as wee tots ;D  What prompted me to make this card was the World Card Making Day Challenge over at the Bombshell Stamps blog.  Head over there and check it out.  While you're there, take a look around the blog and you'll find a number of awesome challenges to participate in complete with awesome prizes.  And with that, I am going to sign off and bid you a fond farewell, as I hear the bed calling my name.  Night, all!  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A New Challenge at Copic Creations: Saturated Colors

Hey, all!  How's this week treating you?  It's been busy at my end of the keyboard, but that's keeps me from getting into trouble and that's a good thing ;D  It sure is nice to see the weekend finally make an appearance, though.  September has come to an end and October has arrived, bringing with it the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  If you've never made the trek to NM to witness this visual feast for the eyes, I highly encourage you to do so.  It is a breathtaking experience like no other, partly because on average there are between 700 - 1000 balloons participating each year and also because it's one of the very few ballooning events where everyone is allowed down on the field while the balloons are being inflated.  Imagine minute you're standing amongst these enormous balloons laid out for display like beautiful canvases on the ground and the next minute they magically bloom and your suddenly lost in a hot air balloon garden, alive with color, balloons dancing all around you.  Moments later, they launch and become a vivid watercolor accent against a dazzling blue New Mexico sky.  I can't even come close to verbally recreating the experience.  You'll just have to see for yourself some day ;)

After several years of attending this event faithfully, we typically only go now when we have guests in town.  We still, however, reap its glorious benefits because each morning the balloons can be seen floating above Albuquerque from most parts of the city.  It's a wonder the traffic accidents don't "balloon" (haha, couldn't help myself!) during this time, because most of the drivers heading to work are busy looking skyward rather than keeping their eyes on the road.  The view is pure inspiration, because the balloons are saturated in color, which leads me right into this week's challenge...Saturated Colors.

In a nutshell the challenge this week is to use Copic colors that fall in the saturated area of the Copic Color Chart.  This sounds a tad vague, but if you review the breakdown of the Copic Color System, it makes more sense.  The system usually consists of 1 or 2 letters followed by 2 or 3 or 4 numbers.  The letters refer to the color family (B = blue, G = green, BG = blue green, etc.).  The first number following those letters refers to Color Saturation.  Saturated colors are more pure and therefore will usually be more intense.  They are located on the outside of the Copic Color Chart and are usually identified with a 0, 1, or 2.  As you move closer to the center of the chart, more gray has been added making the color appear darker, but not quite as vibrant as the pure (saturated) colors located on the outside circles of the color chart.  These are considered unsaturated colors and that first digit will increase accordingly.  Here's a link to blogpost by Beverly Gilbert who explains the theory so much better than I can, plus she has tons of pretty pictures on her site.  The third digit refers to brightness, but we'll save that explanation for another post.    

For my card I used an image by Elizabeth Bell designed for Belles and Whistles, who just happens to be our sponsor for this challenge.  She is called Pen Pal and I colored her up in saturated colors keeping with our theme this go round.  Drop down to the end of the post to see the colors I used.  Stop by the challenge blog to see the exquisite designs the other team members created.  To play along with this challenge, grab that color chart, identify some vibrant, saturated colors and color up something special to share with us over at Copic Creations.  We can't wait to see what you make!

Copics used:
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20 
hair - E15, E13, Y21, Y00 
shirt - R29, R22, R20, Y15 
jeans -  B23, B21, BG10
ground - E57, E31, E50 (Oops!  I cheated;D  Not saturated colors.) 
halo around image -  B01, B000, B0000