Monday, December 6, 2010

Lockhart's Angel With Gift

Hi friends! I just had to show you this Lockhart Angel today! I've been itching to ink her up for sometime now, but haven't carved out the time to do so. See, it ends up that I desperately need a new pair of glasses. I haven't been doing that much detailed coloring lately because of it, but today I decided to throw caution to the wind and go for it!

(I saw the eye doctor last week and have my new glasses ordered - just waiting for them to come in. I've had glasses since I was a kid to see distance, but over the last year, I've been looking out the bottom of my glasses a bit more, and low & behold, it has gotten to the point where that's just not good enough. I've got a nice pair of no-line bifocals coming my way really soon, ha ha! Merry Christmas to me!)

OK, so back to this beautiful image! This is the new Angel With Gift, Karen's addition to the Angels this year. Isn't she beautiful? Here's a closer look:

I did a little less blending with my Copics than I would ordinarily do, mainly for just one reason! I stamped the image with Versafine instead of Memento. The Versafine pad tends to bleed a bit more than the Memento, so I tried not to add as much of the alcohol-based Copic as I normally would. (And yes, I'm a little gun shy since finding out just how badly I'm really seeing, HA!)

I know my Tuesday friends from Angela's Happy Stamper will smile at the color combination; I've told them I'm just not feeling the red & green this year, so this combination (PTI's Ocean Tides and Scarlet Jewel) is a nice change of pace, I think!) Speaking of Angela's Happy Stamper, you can find a great selection of Lockhart images there, or at your local stamp store. Karen has a great store locator on her site, too, in case you're traveling over the holidays.

I'd love to see your non-traditional color combinations for your holiday cards, too, so leave me a link in your comment and I'll pop by and visit! Be well.

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