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I'm the luckiest woman out there. I'm blessed to be married to my best friend. I have two amazing children, one son-in-law and the most adorable grandson ever with grandson number two due February 2013!!! My passion is people and preserving their memories for generations to come.
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Charisma Thursday!

It is that time again! Reveal time at Charisma Cardz! This week we were challenged to use "swirls and curls" - I was running a bit behind on this card and just finished it up last night so it isn't my best work but I do like it! I'd love to see you come over to Charisma Cardz! and give our challenge this week a go! If you do, make sure you link to Charisma Cardz! AND link to my post and maybe, just maybe I'll have a little something to give away!!!

As I usually say, "In typical Karen fashion," I also used this card for the weekly sketch challenge at Friday Sketchers!!! I have to tell you, the sketch this week I think is one of my all time fav's! Make sure you stop by Friday Sketchers and give it a whirl!

My card:


and Copics used:


Now, take a look at her hair. Does this look red to you? We were chatting it up in the Magnolia Yahoo group I'm part of wondering what the best red color combos were. I've tried several but this was a new one for me and I think I like it best .............. so far...........LOL. For this I used YR00, E17 and E19 - I laid YR00 as the base, used E17 around the edges and up almost all the way into the hair and then E19 for just the edges and then a swipe here and there for a little added depth and texture. Tell me what you think! Do you have a favorite Copic combo for red hair to use?

As always, thanks for stoppin by! I will be a bit quiet the next 5 or 6 days as my folks get here tomorrow - I know, I know - I've said this how many times?? LOL I am just really excited to see them again and then see my brother on Saturday for the first time in quite a few years!

Happy scrappin' all!!!


JanJ said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Karen, love all the blingy swirls.

Jan x

Softpencil said...

Beautiful card and beautiful blog!


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!