Monday, March 26, 2012

Hello From Little Sammy

Hello From Little Sammy

Hello  to all my wonderful friends!  I hope the beginning of you week is going along smoothly and the weekend will soon be in sight!   I want to share my card I created yesterday.  I decided to try my hand at sketching my own design...   Don't laugh!  

This is a drawing I did yesterday and decided to name him Little Sammy and color him up with Copic alcohol ink markers.  

Copics Used:
E35, E33, E31 and E000.  I added a little E37 to give more depth to the shadow areas.
Eyes: C10 and Copic Opaque White Ink

I added some Zentangle to the image with my Copic Gray Multiliner 0.3mm.   I am not pleased with the whiskers....  Oh well.... I should have left well enough alone!   I am new at drawing!  I shall improve!:D

So, what is Zentangle?   It is a way of repeating patterns to create beautiful images.   It has been said to be relaxing....   I have never been much of "doodler" but let's see how it goes!   It was a creative technique created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts  The history can be found HERE.   Classes are given on this and I will be first in line if they give any in my neck of the woods!  This is a great site for  -  Zentangle

ZenTangle is:
  • Repetitive patterns
  • Relaxing
  • Simple and meditative
  • Fun (Now that's right up my alley!)
  • Start without a preconceived idea of a final result
  • Not expensive (I like that..... more money for Copics!)
  • Timeless
  • Intuitive

I think he turned out kinda cute! I like the little twinkle in his eyes and he looks like he is just the friendliest little guy!

I am linking my card with with following challenges:

The AWWWWW moment for the day!
I'm so sad without you!

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time.  I love your visits!


  1. Oh wow, I am definitely nog laughing. You have brought little Sammy to life beautifully. Love how the texture on the background paper complements his skin.

  2. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image
    i see it on Make it Monday….

  3. Oh so cuuuute image, and your colouring is fantastic ! wow, lovely card !
    Have a nice day !

  4. This is adorable. I love the coloring.I Saw your project on MIM.

  5. Marie, I think you did a fabulous on your drawing. The coloring came out terrific (I like his wiskers). I could not even attempt to draw something, which I find so very sad because my Dad was a wonderful artist, cartoonist and sculptor. But we all have our brand of "talent". I love the embossed folder you paired with Sammy. just perfect and your AWWW moment of the day, - well I'm still smiling, just precious.

  6. So, I am thinking that you might be the next new stamp designer. Sammy is adorable and a refreshing change from new teddy bears, kittens, frogs, dinosaurs. You go girl!

  7. ha ha ha ha!!!! Oh Marie I love your bunnie... He makes me laugh he is so sweet! I love what you did in creating your little Sammy she is just a cutie pie. You did great drawing her better then I would do. Love the Zentangel. One of these days I will do one I still have my dog I did. I love how you colored Sammy and added your doodles softly. Wonderful job my friend. So much looking forward in seeing you. We will have a blast.

  8. Marie I popped over from Make it Monday to have a good look at this gorgeous image! - I love this little Sammi - and the zentangling is just gorgeous over your colouring - I love adding extra doodling on images once they are coloured. Thanks for sharing!

  9. LOL fab drawing and happy b'day sweetie!

  10. Marie!!!
    Your blog is like one stop shopping for sunshine, inspiration and laughter...LOVE this! Your little Sammy is ADORABLE and the zentangle texture is perfect. I REALLY like that as well as the embossing pattern you chose for the background. Just WONDERFUL!!
    Hahahahahaha.....that bunny had me on the floor.
    Happy weekend and hugs to you my friend.
    Lisa xx
    Thank you SO much for sharing with us at Make It Monday too.

  11. What a gorgeous card you have made. It’s perfect for our challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

  12. What a stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors and that image is super cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

  13. WOW! this is unique card. I like the color and the image is cute
    Plastic card Printing


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