Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I { Heart } You.. - I/O Oldies But Goodies

Hi All! And a Very Happy Tuesday to you! Hop your week is going Fabulously so far! It's been a Good one so far for me. It's still been chilly and rainy here So I've been coloring up a storm in my Crafts room lol.. Well, today I'm back with my latest creation inspired by a Dear friend of mine who asked me to create a Clean and Simple style card for him to give to his Girlfriend for Valentine's Day.  And as the image he picked was an Older Impression Obsession image, I thought I would play along with their latest Oldies but Goodies Challenge while I was at it.. 8-)
I Stamped my Darling Leigh Hannan Heart image, that I can't seem to locate in I/O's Store at the moment, with Memento Tuxedo Black onto  Flourishes Classic White and colored it up with my trusty Copics. I cut out my image and scored the edges with the help of my Score Pal for a nice clean look and added a touch of shading very carefully to the edges with my R43 Copic marker. For my Mats and BG layers I chose a combination red CS from my stash and some Darling digi dp's from Ann Langpap's Pup-PEA Love set. My I/O Sentiment was stamped onto a Cute little hand cut tag with Memento Tuxedo Black, scored with my Score pal and inked with my R43 Copic Marker again,so it would match my image panel. To finish it all up, I added some Stardust Stickles for a little Bling, and there you have it, Clean and Simple! 8-)  Sure Hope his Girlfriend likes it!.. 8-)

Oh and on another note, I 've had a few folks ask me to post some picks of my crafting area, But I really want to clean it up and do some Re-Organizing first, lol.. So I will post complete pics at a later date.. lol However, where I keep my Copics is actually somewhat uncluttered & after chatting with my Sweet friend Kim the other day about Copic storage, etc.. I thought would share a quick pic of how I store mine... I use a variation of an idea I saw on Better Homes and Gardens Online ... I just put empty paint cans in one of the cubbies above my, currently crazy messy crafting table, facing out so I can see all my colors.. 8-)

Hope you all have a Wonderful day & thanks so much for Visiting today!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful image for the CAS card! Love all the little hearts floating out of the envelope.
    Great way to store Copics Shannon! I would have never thought of that. I have mine in PVC - hard to explain.
    Hope you have a great day.

  2. Wow, Miss Shannon, you have really inspired me! I have this image and love it! Your card is just 'heart' gorgeous!!! Love what you did with the Stardust Stickles too! Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing too, lady!!

  3. Hi Shannon, or Ms. Shannon! Great card and thanks for explaining your card too. I was wondering how you scored the edges-now I know.
    Love your storage solutions too.

  4. Look how pretty! I love the pinks and red color combo and the image itself is just beautiful. For a Clean and Simple card...it turned out just perfect!!!

  5. Fabulous card Shannon! The image is fabulous. Storage on your Copics is great. I thought they were Mason Jars at first until I read. Great idea!!

  6. What a fun card Shannon! Love the bright and bold red and all the shimmery accents!

  7. Beautiful card, Shannon. The ribbons appear to leap right out of the envelope! Fantasic coloring to make this illusion happen.


  8. I'm really loving this heart image with all those tiny hearts within! Your coloring and choice of dsp both look amazing, and I'm sure your friend is going to be so proud to give this card to his girlfriend! You did good:)

  9. Oh what a fun, fun card Shannon! I love that image and your scored edges!! I need to do that with my Copics! Great idea!
    Big Hugs, Tammy :)

  10. Beautiful work! The recipient will love receiving this and I'm sure he's happy it turned out just perfect!


  11. Beautiful card! Love how your sweet hand guided the light pink shadow around the ribbon - really gives it flair! Such a marvelous job with the detail coloring, and a perfect sentiment with the heart! Thanks for sharing your talent with me!

  12. Very pretty Shannon!! I really like the image and the simplicity! Im sure his girlfriend will love it :)


I truly Love receiving your comments, they always make me smile... Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today... 8-)