Friday, February 12, 2010

Distress'in' Style!!

Hello & Happy Friday Friends!!  Busy, Busy am I today I tell ya---oh my!  Today is my son's 12th birthday--Happy Birthday Riley!!  He has 4 friends coming over at 3 today for a sleepover and hubby is taking them laser tagging too.  We got Quizno's sandwich platter and pizza's for dinner---his 2 favorite foods and then chocolate/chocolate cake for dessert :o)  We did get most of his presents yesterday, but his big present which is an air hockey table is delayed and won't be here until next week, darn it all--I had wanted to get it set up so the boys could all play but no such luck.  He got lots of video games and extra controllers for his XBox 360 so he's set for the evening along with a stack of movies :o)  Hopefully my house will survive 5 12 year old boys, lol!

Happy 12th Birthday Riley!!
And it wouldn't be right if his momma didn't give him a "WoooHooo" shout out on my blog!  Twelve years ago I gave birth to the fattest and cutest lil' baby boy ever--he was a delight from the moment we brought him home.  He's always been so good, so laid-back and easy going that it's always a joy to be his mom!  He's a bit of a momma's boy but that's a-ok with me, he definitely prefers to spend time with his dad now but always comes around to me :o)  He loves action figures, Star Wars, war movies and history, video games and spending time with his ma & pa, LOL and he's a straight-A student too!  I can't believe he's almost a teenager--ack--where did the time go?  I love you baby boy and hope this year brings you lots of joy, fun and wishes come true!!

NewsBitz:

-I finished a 4 part video on "Coloring with Copics to look like Distress Inks" yesterday--whew it was a long one that I had to cut into 4 parts.  You can find them HERE or access them at the top of my blog under "Tutorials/Templates" header.

-Susana's Custom Art & Card Design will be having a NEW Elisabeth Bell Release next Friday, Feb 19th!  Blog Candy starts on the 15th!!  These are such lil' cuties!

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Warrior of Love

I'm sharing a card with you today using the image I colored in my new "Copic/Distress Inks" video--see link above.  This cutie is called "Cupid Tilda" (looks like Diana is out of this one, but see all the Valentine stamps at Magnolia-licious HERE)!  I had so much fun making this card and coloring this cutie--I  hope you find my videos helpful--if you don't want to invest in Distress Inks or learn to use them, it is possible to use your Copics in the same way.  My papers are a mix of cs, polka dot dp by PTI and the floral is by Anna Griffin. 

Lots of distressing with my distress tool and inking of edges--the sentiment is from a Heidi Grace set I have (find it HERE and it's on sale-bargain).  I bought these paper doilies awhile ago and I've been itching to use them--I inked it up to distress the white a bit.  The mini roses are by Prima--buy them HERE--and I just twirled the stems around a paintbrush.  I added a few stickles and some diamond glaze on the heart arrows and the bow was made with my fave Bow Easy!


See my video's to learn how to color this sweetie (link above) but I used these Copic Colors:
Hair: E27,E31,E41,W3/Skin: E13,E11,E00,R21,W3/Dress:R20,R00,R0000,W3,E42/Bow:E7,E25,E53,E41,W3/Arrows: C5,C1,C00,W3

I'll see ya back here tomorrow with another fun project and don't forget that Monday is the 15th which means Copic Creations Challenge, Blog Candy and the reveal of the new Dirty Dozen Gallery at SCS!!

50 comments:

  1. Oh Suzanne I love your card it is gorgeous! I have not watched the video yet but I will be watching it over and over!lol Thank you so much for taking your time to make the video!
    Happy Birthday to Riley I hope is has a GREAT DAY!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  2. First of all, Happy Birthday to your beautiful Boy. Secondly, I have just watched these tutorials and they are amazing. You are so clever to have worked it all out. Stunning results. I only hope that when I attempt it, it will be half as impressive as yours. Thank you once again. have a wonderful weekend. xo Jackie

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  3. Happy Friday Suzanne,
    Wow, your card is so beautiful. I have just finished watching your videos, they are amazing, thank you so much for taking the time to share your talent. Happy Birthday Riley, the birthday plans sound wonderful. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  4. Sooooooo beautiful!
    What type of white paper do you used from Couturecardstock.com??
    Thanks Andrea

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  5. This is great Suzanne! I love the look of the cards that are made using distress inks. Thank you for showing us how to get the same look with copics. I absolutely LOVE this! (Just wish this stamp were available). hugs, Angela

    ps. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RILEY! They grow so fast...

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  6. that is the most romantic valentine, just gorgeous, Happy Birthday to Riley, hope you have a wonderful weekend. Sandi

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  7. Lovely card. Love the coloring. I have been thinking about getting the distressing inks - like I need more coloring utensils. lol. The layout is wonderful.

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  8. Happy birthday to your little boy! Good luck with all the boys tonight!

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  9. A beautful card Suzanne, I love the vintage feel and superb colouring.

    Liza x

    PS Happy birthday to Riley.

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  10. Stunning card Suzanne and thank you for the tutorials. I look forward to these as you do a great job teaching the techniques. Happy Birthday to your son. Enjoy your weekend, Maria

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  11. What a beauty is this card!! I am speechless!!
    Hugs,Sylvia

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  12. Hi Suzanne,
    Happy Birthday to your son!!!

    Wow the card look so great with this new technick. I love it. :)
    Hug's Renkata

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  13. WoW! So gorgeous. your coloring is amazing. so much details it is all perfect!

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  14. Gorgeous card! can't wait to check out the tutorial :)

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  15. Ohhh wowww Suzanne,what a beautiful card,i love your image and papers.
    So gorgeous colours and details.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  16. Hi Suzanne...I love the distressed shabby chic look of this card!!! Can't wait to watch the video.

    Happy birthday to Riley. Hope everyone survives the party :)

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  17. You would be sure that this was coloured with re-inkers, you did a fabulous job. I love this shabby chic, distressed look, absolutely gorgeous!
    hugs, Diana

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  18. Wow!!! This is really beautiful, Suzanne, and it really does look like it was colored with distress inks! Spectacular detailing! Gorgeous job!! hugs!

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  19. Beautiful! Your card is so wonderful and super cute!
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  20. Suzanne!!!! You´re one of the best "coloring stampers" (is this all right???) I ever see!!!!! Your coloring is absolutely stunning!!!
    I love how the colors look softer and delicate!!!
    Have a wonderful week end.
    Hugs
    Regina

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  21. This is GORGEOUS! I love the soft colors! The doily makes a perfect backdrop and the embellishments are perfect. Great job!

    Lauren

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  22. Please wish Riley Happy Birthday for me.
    Your card is just fantastic!! So beautiful and I love the distress look of Copics. I will be studying your video. Many thanks for it!
    Hugs, Candy

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  23. Suzanne, she is just so cute!! I love the way you colored her and I will have to try out your tutorial too!! Hope you have a great day!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  24. Happy Birthday Riley!!!! This card is just to die for, I love the colours they are terrific...I can't wait to watch this video again and again. Thanks for sharing with us. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

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  25. Suzanne,
    This card is absolutely beautiful, it is soft and just wonderful to look at too. I Loved your video on how to do the "coloring"--you always make me want to jump right in and do one!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to Riley!! Enjoy all the fun of 5 12 year olds "being quiet" !!
    Hugs
    Monica M

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  26. oh my Gawd, my Gawd, this is GORGEOUS. You sure did master this technique. I am heading over to check out your tutorial. Your card is amazing and tilda is gorgeous. TFS!

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  27. Wow Suzanne, your coloring is just awesome. It really looks like it's colored with distress inks. I'm having problems with You Tube so I can't check out your video but I'll try again later. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. Your card is beautiful... as is all your others. Hugs, Cami

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  28. First, Happy Birthday to your son. My youngest will be 30 on Valentine's Day! I don't know if there are even words to describe the beauty of this card. It is etherial and fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us. As soon as I dig out and can get new speakers, I will definitely head for your videos.

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  29. Really gorgeous Suzanne.
    Just like the distress inks. Perfectly done and I loved your videos.
    Hugs Marion

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  30. thank you so much for your time on making the video. You can bet I'll be watching.,..and this card is just amazing. I really love the whole vintage feel...and that paper heart is jsut the perfect touch...

    Hugs
    Nancy T.

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  31. Holy Moly, Suzanne, this is stunning and love the doily background, a classy looking card!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  32. I've just watched your videos showing how to achieve this look and they are great. I have seen the distress ink coloring and been intrigued by it, but my experience with watercolors in the past was less than satisfying. I'm always trying to get things done in time and I just haven't been able to find the time to experiment. Now, I'll be able to achieve the look with my Copics. Thank you so much and I'm ordering some of that cardstock today.

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  33. Happy Birthday Riley! I am so bummed that I was running very late yesterday and did not get to see this earlier. What a fun Birthday to have your friends over. Suzanne you sound like me when I talk about my baby boy.(He will be 13 in July) I always kid both my kids and tell them that nobody gave them permission to become 11 & 12. Of course I then get an OH Mom, from my daughter. Don't you just love having a sweet boy? My Mitchell is, and it would not occur to him to be mean to a soul. I am affraid that also makes him a bit of a worrier, but I Would rather have sweet then bratty. Wonderful card. I just love this stamp and the colors you used. Now, if you will forgive me I am off to watch your videos...Yay, Christmas come early. lol..Have a great weekend, Lisa g

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  34. OM goodness!!! This is gorgeous!! Wow!

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  35. Suzanne - Your image is so beautiful. I have just started using distress inks, and sometimes just feel the need to watercolor. However, when I want to get something done quickly, this method is fabulous. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial.

    Julie

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  36. Oh my gosh Suzanne..........this has got to be one of my most favorite Suzanne creations! What a gorgeous card ('course I'm partial to pinks). Your distressing is beautiful. I must check out your videos right away. Thank you for the gorgeous eye candy!
    Have a Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

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  37. I just love your work Suzanne and this is just so beautiful!
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  38. Okay.........I just watched all 4 videos & I can't wait to play with those Copic colors. Of course you always make it look soooooo doggone easy. lol
    btw......It was funny cuz just as your dog was barking on the video.....my dog started barking like an echo & she wasn't even in the same room......insert Twilight Zone music here....lol
    Thanks for the great tutorial!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

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  39. Suzanne your card is Gorgeous! Really like all that you did on this one. Love all the layers and the use of the doilie as well. Your coloring is Fabulous as always!!

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  40. Ooooh...she's gorgeous suzanne!! and Happy belated birthday to your son! wow 12 yrs old..that was like.....a....long....time...ago....
    LOL I hope he's enjoying his slumber party. I remember those..so fun! thanks for making the new tuts too! :)

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  41. Thank you so much for an AMAZING tutorial!!!

    I wanted to share with you what I created with your help.

    http://samaragugler.blogspot.com/2010/02/scandinavian-style-coloring.html

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  42. Suzanne,
    I just watched your video's on youtube!! Thank you so much.. I got the markers for 3 months now but learned a lot from you! hope you come visit my blog.. hugs Marley from the Netherlands

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  43. This is so soft and beautiful! Pulchritudinous!!

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  44. Thank you for doing the videos!!! I just love the colors on this vintage look card! The combination of colors you used on Tilda is terrific! Fantastic card Suzanne!

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  45. I love the softness that the card implies and the sweetness of the stamp. AHHHHH...she makes me smile.
    You are great!

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  46. Your copic coloring is the best. Love your videos and have learned so much from them. I just ordered a ton of copics today to go along with the colors I have. Thanks for the inspiration.

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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