Little China Doll Hugs

2010 01 28_0343Shew, I have so much to tell you, so grab a seat and get comfy.

Have you figured out yet that I'm obsessed with Mo's Digital Pencil images? I can't seem to get enough. They're whimsical, poignant, funny . . . well, you can find an image for just about any mood you want to set. This one makes me just want to pinch those delicious chubby cheeks.

When I was a little girl I was constantly pulling at the corner of my eyes trying to convince my eyes to look like pretty China doll eyes. Don't laugh. I was convinced it would work, and, hey, I wasn't much older than this little baby girl. When I saw the Copic Creations Challenge this week was to create Ethnic Skin Tones(Challenge No. 20), I knew I wanted to take a stab at creating Asian skin tones. Well, okay, I'm not sure I succeeded, because my China doll doesn't look much different from my baby girl. Oh well, at least I gave it a stab. 

Here are the markers I used for the China doll (YR0000, YR00 and YR61 for her skin).

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And here are the markers I used for the baby girl (E0000, E00 and E21 for her skin).

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If you want a better idea of markers to use on Asian and other ethnic skin tones, be sure to check out the challenge; there are links for some great ideas and tutorials.

Once again, I really went to town mixing up challenges. They're just so much fun and they're such a great jumping off point for designing. I used the sketch from the Card Patterns Challenge #48.


And, I got my color theme from Mo herself, at Mo's Bronte and Belle Challenge Blog, Challenge #15.


Oh yeah, I almost forgot . . . here's the card!

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  • Fibers: Stampin' Up! Satin Ribbon
  • Ink – Copic Markers (see above)
  • Paper – Stampin' Up! cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, and elegant Eggplant. Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper in Almost Amethyst. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.
  • Stamps: Mo's Digital Image I Love It CG
  • Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Before I leave you, I have some very exciting, Stop-the-Presses news to share. One, is just a hint to stay tuned next week for a big ole' fun announcement. Oooo, that's just a tease, but that's all you get for now. 

The other news I have for you is that the Catty Cruise Line has weighed anchor again. The Catty Cruise is a blog hop of some of the most amazing paper craft artists highlighting the latest Stampin' Up! catalogs (aka Catty's). You will not want to miss seeing their beautiful creations – they're stunning. They're also very sweet and dear friends of mine, so be sure to leave them some love (comments), and tell them Linda sent ya.

You can jump on to the Catty Cruise at their home port, here, or just click on the icon below.


Anchors Away!


Sweet Comments

  1. how sweet is this Linda!  adorable and wonderful skin coloring!  Thanks so much for joining the CC Challenge this time!
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  2. This is wonderful! I love your coloring and all the embossing.

  3. This is just darling Linda! Your coloring is amazing! Have a great weekend!

  4. I *love* your card!!! The image that you use is so adorable and your coloring with copics is awesome. Your bow…..perfection!

  5. Your Mo stuff is incredible.  I love this.. Really nice job.

  6. I have been a reader for a long while, but am a first time commenter. I just wanted to let you know that this has been / is my favorite entry of yours! Keep up the good work and I’ll keep on checking back.