Monday, February 15, 2010

Gold, baby, Gold!

If you are Canadian I think it would be almost impossible not to be celebrating today! Whoops and Hollers came from our family room last night as we watched a Canadian skier take GOLD! The first one for Canada on Canadian soil! YEAH! So.....I celebrated in the best way I know how...to color and create a card for the event. See how my black flourish has a "C" shape for canada. I decked out my little "Flurry of Love" Pure Innocence girl from My Favorite Things in true olympic ware. I used my 0.1 multiliner to write CANADA on her toque.
Here is a close up of her. I stamped her in versamark ink and embossed her in GOLD (of coarse). I used my copics like watercolors.

Here you can see my little plastic palette and I filled my water brush with copic blender solution. A great look you can achieve using your refills this way! It is going into my little book that I carry around to certification events....PROUD to be CANADIAN!

Off to watch more Olympics...the men take the downhill ski hill today and the pairs free skate is today as well....you can tell how I will be spending a lot of my time in the next two weeks!
Hope you are having a good one!

19 comments:

Dana White said...

This is FANTASTIC!! I am so excited about the Olympics too - enjoy being surrounded by all the action

inksandthinks said...

I'm so pleased we got a gold. Nice card to celebrate!

leenda said...

Truly creative w/fantastic bling!

Karen Motz said...

FABULOUS!!!! LOVE her as a little Canadian!!! We were jumping for joy here in Massachusetts to after that sweet gold win!!! Go Canada Go!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Sherrie, and so creative!

Gailanne said...

Such a darling Canadian sweetheart! I watched the medal ceremony tonight and teared up when our anthem played. Great card to celebrate our gold!

TaraG said...

We are glued to the TV watching the Olympics too!!!
This is soooo super cute, Sherrie! I love the PI cuties to bits but I have had to resist making any purchases as of late...on a stash diet! I love what you have done here. The gold embossing is perfect and I love her touque! I haven't "water coloured" with my Copics in a while...must do that again! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you are keeping well! Enjoy watching us get even more "BLING" at the Olympics!!!
Hugs,t

jeannegirl said...

Awesome - proud to be Canadian!! Proud to have been trained by you! See you again soon in Calgary :)

Stampin Shari said...

GO CANADA!!!! I LOVE your card! Lots of screaming in our house too for sure! Man I have to get me some copic markers...this is fantastic!

Bluemoon said...

She is adorable, great card, and yet so patriotic and supporting our Canadian Olympics and athletes!

Conniecrafter said...

that was a neat thing, like the addition of the canada to her hat, darling card!

Chris said...

Congrats on Canada's win. Your card is lovely, I just adore PI, your coloring is fabulous,.

raduse said...

Congrats on Canada's win. Love your PI is just awesome!!!!

Kerry J. said...

This is just fantastic Sherrie!! Love the watercoloured look and of course the gold embossing!! Go Canada!

Lisa Kind said...

Congrats to you Canadians! I'm watching it too...love the winter Olympics! We were very pleased to see your guy win, too! We are close to CA in Buffalo, NY (near Niagara Falls). Love your card!

ms.espresso said...

what a fun idea, watercoloring with the copics... and your little Canadian gal ROCKS, as do our Canadian athletes :) Gold, baby!

Barbara said...

She is beautiful and I love your card! Thank you for sharing your technique in pictures -it is such a pretty look!
:-)

Shar said...

Fabulous effect and beautiful card! Go Canada!

Cindy Major said...

This card is just amazing! I can't stop looking at it - it is just so pretty! Love the little girl in her Canada tuque! And the C in the swirl!

And I am very proud of the Canadian athletes who've won medals in Vancouver, too! This is all very exciting!

TFS!
Cindy