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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Guess Who?

I’m back today with another one of those amazing sketches from Alexandra.  I probably don’t need to tell you this one is my sweet little LuLu.  Alexandra does such a good job of capturing the personality of her subject.

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In case you missed it before, Alexandra has been following my blog for quite some time, with a particular fondness for Wally and LuLu.  One day she just up and emailed me a sketch of Wally, followed closely by several more sketches.  It’s been quite a bit of excitement for me!  My Wally card can be seen here.

This image was printed on Flourishes’ Classic White cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  Her ears are little too orange, even though I used nothing but browns on her.  She’s still a cute puppy regardless of color.  I layered brown tones of cardstock to frame the image, with the middle mat embossed with the Sizzix Hearts and Vines frame.  I used CTMH cardstock for the embossed layer, then sanded to bring out the white core.

Can card making get much more fun?  Thank you so much, Alexandra!  Wishing you all a beautiful day!

25 comments:

  1. Leslie, this is so cute. That lady is quite talented and has captured LuLu perfectly! I know you are so excited to have received these!

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  2. Beautiful image of LuLu. Such lovely coloring.

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  3. Oh wow Leslie, absolutely fantastic and it looks exactly like Lulu! What a wonderful friend!

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  4. Oh, how she nailed this one!! Those of us who follow your blog will know immediately that Alexandra is spot on with this Lulu image!! Beautiful card, Leslie!

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  5. How gorgeous, well done Alexandra and beautifully coloured and put together Leslie.

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  6. Alexandra has a keen eye for capturing every detail, every nuance of her subjects. She is an awe-inspiring artist and I'm so happy to know you have been the lucky recipient of her artwork. Your card is fantastic!

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  7. Beautiful card Leslie. The embossing in the frame makes it look like an old fashioned photo frame. I love your colouring of LuLu and the foliage is lovely.

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  8. Francie (Montreal)June 7, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    I am so impressed how Alexandra captured little LuLu to a T. Your card is fabulous. I love the sanding of the embossed background. That, and your always talented colouring make this card one of my favourites of all time.

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  9. What a fabulous collaborations between Alexandra's wonderful sketch and your masterful Copic coloring! Gorgeous card. You really should fram e these!

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  10. Oh my goodness Leslie. This is so darn cute! How nice of her to draw your darling fur babies. :)

    Hugs~

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  11. Isn't Lulu just so sweet and beautifully colored. What a special gift to be sent these beautiful drawings of your precious pups. TFS

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  12. Absoluely adorable!! I think she captured your sweet Lulu perfectly, and how beautiful you colored her! :))

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  13. That is just too cute. Love those sketches.

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  14. Awwww this just melts the heart! Alexandra is good! Lulu never looked so pretty on paper. Beautifully colored and designed. I hope you've saved this one for Father's Day too!!

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  15. So super cute! I just think that is so cool she sketched you the puppies. How cool is that.

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  16. Leslie, this is so adorable. Alexandra captured Lulu to a 't'. You did a fantastic job colouring her - and love how it looks like Lulu is in a frame - Gorgeous!

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  17. I don't know which is more beautiful, the sketch or your card! Just an amazing job on both. What a treasure to have LuLu on paper!

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  18. Wowwwwww! How cool of Alexandra to draw your dogs for you!! I love the pop of the blue ribbon and your sewing is PERFECT! Great card....the one of Wally is awesome, too.

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  19. Wow! What a gift to you...and by her! Gorgeous sketches, Lulu looks so cute Leslie!

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  20. Such an awesome drawing, and you have colored it so wonderfully! I always love your stitching, too. Fabulous card, as always, Leslie!

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  21. Awww is that ever precious, I love how you colored the stones too!

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  22. Such a sweet card and a wonderful gift from your friend.

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  23. Oh so Sweet Miss Leslie! Love Alexandra's drawing of Lulu and you've colored her up to Perfection! 8-) Love the Gorgeous embossed frame and your Fab stitching too! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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