Happy Tuesday to you all! Do you all have a super busy week like me? LOL! It has been in the 70's here in VA and I am loving it so much--not loving the wind much though. Two of my pots on my patio blew off and broke yesterday so now I gotta go replace my pots, ugh! All of the pretty fall leaves are going to fall of the trees and I don't like the trees bare, lmbo--reminds of the upcoming winter season which I am not a fan of you know!! But I am starting to get in the holiday mood! I'm planning out Christmas tree #11 this year and some fun holiday activities for my family. We want to go to the National Harbor's Gaylord Hotel again and see the ICE! show--this year the theme is "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" which is one of my all-time fave Christmas movies! The ice-skating rink will be green and we'll also see the NEW Cirque du Soleil show "Ovo" while we're there--we're going to spend the night to make it a bit more special :) If you ever get the chance to go see the Gaylord's Ice! shows its a MUST SEE--very cold, but amazing how those ice artists carve all those beautiful sculptures! Now I've got to start my Christmas present list and start ordering them--I get 90% of my presents online! Saves me time, money and the horror of shopping lines and parking--blech! LOL!
PS--this week is crazy busy for me so if I don't respond to your email right away, please don't be offended as I will get to it asap!! I am knee deep in the next magazine issue and deadline projects and Halloween preparations, lol! I won't be answering the phone much either this week as I have to get my deadline work done by Friday--thanks for understanding!
-Some new locations/dates coming to the CMC on the Road Copic Classes! In January I am planning some classes in Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA (before CHA)! The sign-ups will be up soon on the website www.cmcroad.com! Stay tuned!
-Make sure to stop by the NEW website for I Brake For Stamps! There are some awesome new stamps to be found on the site including Auntie Amy stamps! Check them all out HERE and if you find some in your shopping cart (lol) then use the coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your entire order!
Isn't she just a doll? "Spanish Tilda" is from the Bon Voyage Collection at Magnolia-licious--you can see them all HERE (I love the around-the-world Tildas)!! I didn't add a sentiment to this one so it could be used for many different occasions. The scrolls are from my fave Marianne Designs dies and then I layered Prima flowers around my image. I used the scrolls prominently because they reminded me of the black lace you see in Spanish culture on fans, veils and dresses. The black and cream brocade paper (by My Minds Eye) is actually flocked so it has a nice velvety texture to it!
She's colored with Copics (R29,R24,R22,R20/C9,C7,C5,C3,C2,C1/E13,E11,E00) and I darkened up her skin a bit more than usual as Spaniards tend to have beautifully olive-tanned skin! To deepen the red tone I used W5 over the R29 copic. Her shoes got some diamond glaze on it and there are stickles on her fan and ruffles on her dress. After shading the ruffles on her dress I added some white spots with my white Sharpie marker.
Hope you like her and I'll see you back here tomorrow!!