Saturday, August 12, 2017

Astro Tobie

Hi again! I've been hard at work on my grandnephew's birthday card - this one took quite some time, but I am really happy with the outcome! The June monthly pencil class from Kit and Clowder used an image of a girl astronaut, with an optional boy astronaut you could use. As a monthly class subscriber you can purchase these images at a great discount, so I got both, but I had plans for the boy since this birthday was coming up. The images are from Some Odd Girl, with Astro Tobie for the boy and Space Cadet Tia for the girl. Well, I didn't have time to learn the pencil coloring and I feel more comfortable with my Copic markers, so I decided to try the image using my markers. I tried to use colors that looked close to the image in the pencils class. Then, I had to do the background - another issue! Well, going back in time to the May 2016 Markers Monthly Class, I remembered the background was something I thought I could use for this image. So I go to work! I had to draw free-hand the earth and moon, then used a white pen for the stars, even drawing in the Big Dipper and my grandnephew's name - LOL! I used Wink of Stella on the lighter areas of the background, Glossy Accents on the helmet, and I glued a lot of small bling on many, many stars. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the diecuts. I even colored in the window on the spaceship with a silver pen. I hope you enjoy my card!
Spacesuit White BV20, W5, W3, W1, W0
Green YG03, G21, G94, G99
Purple BV00, BV13, V17
Yellow/Orange Y11, Y35, YR15, R35
Helmet W1, B000, B0000
Eyes and Hair E50, E53, E55, E57
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21
Earth Green G21, G94, G99, Y11, Y35
Earth Blue BG10, BG53, B24, B28
Moon W5, W3, W1, E50
Sky B99, B39, B32, BV17, V17, RV55

Give those classes a try and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Out Of The Tub and Paper Piecing

Hello All! A card I just finished for my grandnephew's first birthday kind of made itself. I used Mo's Digital Pencil Out Of The Tub image - it is So Cute! I had printed the image kind of large, (4 inches high) and was trying to decide how to color the bath wrap. Then the invitation for the party came and the theme is Mickey Mouse - it was decided for me! I used an image I found online of Mickey Mouse fabric and paper-pieced the bath wrap - So Easy! I used Copic markers for the skin and duck, some Mickey Mouse paper I had, sequins, twine, pipe cleaners and ribbon and DONE! Have a look!
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21
Duck Y11, Y35, YR15, E15
Ground W0, W1, W3
Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Camellias

Hi again! I've been working really hard on a monthly copic marker class from Kit and Clowder. The February class had a beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy called Camellias. I wanted to use this for my Mom's birthday card, and the alternate colors using the violet markers was in her favorite color! So, as I watched each video, I worked on each part, the flowers, leaves and background. Wow! It took a long time, but I was really happy with the outcome. Hope you enjoy the picture and check out Kit and Clowder - the classes are awesome! And, check out Power Poppy - she has both clear and digital stamps and they are all beautiful!
Dark Flowers V12, V15, V17, V09 and Colorless Blender
Light Flower V12, V15, V17 and Colorless Blender
Leaves YG03, YG63, YG67, G99
Background B000, B00, B12, B14, and Colorless Blender
And my Mom loved it - I was so happy! Hope you like it, too. Have a great day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Fair Lady

This month's Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz used an image by Andrew Norris of SheepSki Designs, called "My Fair Lady." It is such an elegant image, and I tried to do it justice by not using too many embellishments and letting the image speak for itself. I used Copic pens to color her and my Silhouette Cameo to diecut the oval. The quote I used is credited to Audrey Hepburn.
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Dress V12, V15, V17
Hat W3, W1, E40
Flowers Y11, YR31, YR15

Have a wonderfully, elegant day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Kissed By An Angel, Round 2

Well, I had said I was going to use this stamp for my Anniversary cards this year, and I meant it! The thing is, I want to personalize each with different colors. So, Conie Fong's Kissed By An Angel digi stamp is going to get a workout! All of her stamps are so adorable, you should check her out on Esty. I also wanted this card to be something other than a plain card, so I thought I would try it as a step card. I couldn't find a pattern for my Silhouette Cameo that fit my image size exactly, so I modified one pattern to make it work - that took a little doing! Then I decided to add a "Happy Anniversary" banner to the card, which added to my card size. So now it is a little larger than a standard 5x7 envelope, but I mailed it in a padded envelope, so it worked - lol! I colored the image with Copic markers. I hope you enjoy my card.

Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21
Brown Hair E53, E55, E57. E59
Gray Hair BV000, C0, W1, W3, E41, E53
Dress BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09
Overalls B000, B00, B02, B05, B06
Shirt G12, G14, G07, E89
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Koi Fishes

I saw a great card made by Deborah Deruyck on the Make It Crafty Blog, using 2 Koi Fish that are available at Make It Crafty for only $1.00. Then, I saw a fun technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog (from 2015, though) that I just had to try. So, I thought I would combine the two ideas! I used Evergreen Bough, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Inks to ink up my cardstock. Then I brushed on Perfect Pearls and wiped with a soft cloth. I ran it through an embossing folder and matted it with some coordinating cardstock. I colored the koi with Copic markers, used my Cameo to cut out the koi and sentiment, added some sequins and I'm done!

Koi YR04, YR07, Y38, E08
Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Pansy Sprite

I really tried to stretch my coloring on this super cute image, Pansy Sprite, from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff on her Aurora Wings Blog. She offered the Pansy Sprite free while her challenge was on-going. Unfortunately, I could not color it during the challenge as I was off traveling. But the more I looked at it, and pictures of pansies online, I thought I could use it for my Mother's Day card. So, I used a picture of a pansy I found and tried to color the image as close as I could. I hope you like my card!
Face and Arms E00, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, FYG1
Greens YG03, YG63, YG67, G99
Purples on Flowers E00, V0000, BV00, BV02, BV13, V04
I did use some very pretty flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and diecut using my Cameo.
Have a great day and thank you for looking!