Monday, July 15, 2013

Got Zen?

Got Zen is her name and mellow is her game! She is one of the newest Oddly Sweet Curiosities by SCACD. Doesn't she make you feel groovy and say things like "Om"?

Got Zen was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with a variety of Copic markers. When I was done coloring the OSC critter, it was run through my Big Kick in a Nestabilities Circles  die. The image was left in the die, a piece of tape was used as a mask, and I lightly outlined the inner circle using a C00 Copic marker and created a horizon to delineate the grass from the sky. The grassy lawn was colored. The clouds were drawn in using the C00 marker and the sky was completed. Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen was used to add sparkle to her wing and the white ring of the die cut. Clear Stardust Gelly pen was  added to her nails, then clear Gelly Glaze pen was used to add dimension and shine to her horns and nails.

The stamped circle theme was matted to a double layer of Nestabilties Scalloped circle die cuts.

The tie-dyed paper hails from a very old Club Scrap kit. The purple dotted paper is from the Brights Double Dots 6x6 pad by Bo Bunny. It seems to be out of stock, but you can find loads of lovely 6x6 pads HERE!

The ribbon and bow are hand-dyed seam binding sent to me by my talented and lovely friend, Nicole Maki.

The flowers are old Primas and were adorned with Kaiser Craft rhinestones.

I used this sketch by Stamping Sensations!

BTW, the card was posing on the trunk of my daughter's car which reflected the bottom gemstones. Cool!

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Got Zen: V000, V1, V12, V15, V17
Grass: YG11, YG13, YG17
Clouds: C00, C0, RV0000, BV0000, Custom Less-than B21
Sky: Custom Less-than B21

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts #175: All Aflutter Things with Wings
Card Crafter's Circle: Lilac or Lavender
Stamping Sensations: Sketch
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Color Me Creative #72: Anything Goes


  1. Great card, Kathi! Love the colors and the backing paper! Fab coloring of the fun image and great take on the sketch!

  2. Kathi, love your fab card! The image is adorable--love the chakra! Great coloring, love the colors & papers you chose for this! Love your take on the sketch, your die cuts, and pretty embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    I agree--the reflection in the photo is kewl! ;^)

  3. That is one weird little dudette :) Great colouring and I love how you did the background, I'm no good at making those scenes - another fab card!

  4. Fab card, love the colours and the layout. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. What a lovely, fun take on our sketch! Great image and such pretty colours! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  6. How cute and great job with the sky! I like the purple colors too, nicely done!

  7. yes I went 'om' :-) thanks for playing over at card crafters circle this week. Teresa xx

  8. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  9. sweet image, Gorgeous colours and a fabulous take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

  10. This is awesome! Love the sweet urchin and your work on the background is beautiful. Great Card!

  11. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamping Sensations challenge. Ruth