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!

Butterfly Princess

I keep pushing myself to try new things and the messier they are, the more fun! I needed a card for my SIL's birthday, so I chose one of Heather Valentin's Lacy Sunshine images called Butterfly Princess. She is so pretty, and I so wanted her to be perfect. Then, because she is sitting, I didn't want just a plain floor or something under her, so I made a background using one of the techniques from Alyce Keegan's website, Kit and Clowder. If you are looking to learn to color images with markers or pencils, this is the place to go - she even has a couple of FREE classes to get you started! So, here is my card using the beautiful Butterfly Princess and the Copic marker colors I used to color her.

Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21
Hair V93, B99, V04, C1
Dress RV63, RV66, RV69, RV21
Wings BG11, BG70, BG72, BG75
Yellow on Wings Y11, Y15, Y17, YR04
Wink of Stella Gold on necklace and armband
Background Y11, Y15, Y17, YR04, RV21
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kissed By An Angel

I found the cutest image for an Anniversary card, Kissed By An Angel by Conie Fong. It is so cute! My nephew's anniversary is this month, so I thought I would use this image. It turned out so cute that I think I'll use it for all my Anniversary cards this year (4!). I coloring the image with Copic markers and used Distress Ink to give a little shading for the sky. I know I used A LOT of colors for my tree branch, but I have to tell you, using a little of each gives you an amazing wood grain. Try them!
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21
Dress R81, R83, R85, R89
Overalls B12, B24, B28, B29, B99
Shirt BV00, BV02, BV13, BV08
Her Hair E23, E25, E27, E29
His Hair E53, E55, E57, E59
Branch E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, R24, B32, YG13, W1
I have entered this into Conie Fong's April Facebook Challenge USE A RIBBON.
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hummingbird n Morning Glory Flowers

Well this month's Progressive Freebie Challenge at Outlawz Challenges offered a pretty digi with a hummingbird. The digi is an image by Createful Heart, if you want to pick it up for yourself. So I thought I would try blending some colors a little bit. Then I thought I would try cutting it out with my Cameo. Whew! I set a HUGE challenge out for myself on this! But I actually finished it ahead of the end of the month, so WooHoo! Here is the card I finished and the Copic colors I used.
Leaves YG06, YG09, G28
Flowers BV00, BV02, BV08, BV13;
White spaces of the Flowers BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
Hummingbird V01, V05, V06; B91, B93, B95, B37; YG03, YG17, YG67
Beak/Feet E51, E23, E25, E08
Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friend Flower Doodle

This month's Progressive Freebie Challenge at Outlawz uses the Friend Flower Doodle from Bugaboo Stamps. I printed the image on watercolor paper, made it a tag and did a wash using the Twinkling H2O Golden Opal. Then I painted the image using some of the other Twinkling H2O colors, did a final wash with a sparkle glitter spray (only I lightly painted it on). I haven't really learned to use the Twinkling H2Os in different ways, but they are so pretty and I love to paint small images with them. I put my tag on a card and added a few sequins. I hope you enjoy it!