Monday, March 1, 2010

Copic Coloring Therapy and Grape Dreams

This is one of my favorite House Mouse images called Grape Dreams. I love nothing more than to sleep (: I colored him with Copics and used Hot Tropical and Christmas Green Primas as embellishments. I colored basic metal brads with a Copic to match the card and added them to the center of the Primas. I really love using Copics on metal! I added a little purple fiber to the top of the card to give it a little more texture. The stamp is from an older SU set.
I made this card a few days ago with relaxation in mind, but am lucky to finally be posting it at 11:00 at night. My four children were off school today due to an Illinois holiday that no one really gets (: Casimir Pulaski Day . I really liked this holiday when I was a child, but now the tables have turned and I am the mom ): No fun now. Anyway last month when the children were home due to a snow day, I deleted my entire store newsletter that I was ready to send out. It is sort of funny now after I reconstructed it today and sent it out for March. The children REALLY rattle my brain! Thank God for Copics, because coloring reduces my stress (:
Let me know what you think!


Jessie said...

You are right that is a great image and you made a beautiful card with it :)

Alison said...

What a sweet card! Those grapes look awesome!

Paige said...

wow! This card is fabulous!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the purple and that image is adorable!

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

A beautiful card, colored in perfectly! I'm ready for some sleep now too!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is a fabulous card! So clean and crisp! Normally, we MIGHT get a snow day or 2 during the winter, but this year we've had lots of them. Pair all the snow days with teacher in-Service and holidays and I end up with my kids at home more than they are at school! LOL I do miss them when they go back though but it's hard to remember that when they are fighting, messing, yelling, etc.

Stampin'GHmom said...

Gorgeous card! The coloring is fabulous and I love the soft fringe at the top.

JazzyH said...


Davi said...

I think this is soooo pretty. Wonderful joy coloring and the sweet image is wonderful!!

Sara said...

Very pretty Julie, love the purple and green!!! Dontcha just love kids!! hehe

Michelle Forrest said...

wonderful coloring and such a cute image!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi julie! *big hugs* thankyou for your sweet comments on my blog. This card is absolutely adorable! your coloring is fabulous! I hope you have a great sunday!

Linda's Craziness said...

Your coloring is wonderful, it is relaxing. So pretty.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers, this is awesome. The colors are spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Coloring with copics is better than taking a warm bath....ok maybe not, but it's really too close to call.

What copic colors did you use to color the grapes? They are yummy!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

How positively adorable!

The Wired Angel said...

I love HM and this is darling. Great job Julie! I hope this finds you doing well.

kathleenh said...

Your coloring looks great Julie! So soft and pretty!

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