Monday, January 23, 2017

Butterfly Kisses

This month the Outlawz Challenges Progressive Freebie was a beautiful image by All Dressed Up called Butterfly Kisses Girl. I decided to try both paper piecing and a shaker card on this one. I paper pieced her dress and purse and colored the rest with Copic markers as follows: Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21; Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29; Hat & Scarf BV00, BV02, BV13, BV08; Butterfly BV00, BV02, BV13, R81, R83, R85, R89. I added the Happy Birthday sentiment behind the shaker and trailed the sequins on the card. I've decided to use the card for our granddaughter's birthday.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Old Fart

Well, I had fun with this image from Bugaboo Stamps, Gus Birthday - Old Fart. He's a hoot! I made the card for a dear friend who is turning 98 in a few days. I colored Gus with Copic markers: Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21; Hat G00, G02, G17, Y11, Y15, Y17; Hair B60, BV31, C3, C5; Pipe E21, E23, E25, E27, YR18; Robe B41, B45, B39; Slippers R81, R83, R85, E18, E15, E21, C3. I made the diecut on my Silhouette Cameo and then used the black glitter Silhouette Sketch Pen to draw the sentiment (it accompanies the digi) and then colored it in with a black EK Success pen. I also added glossy accents to his glasses. And then I added some Stickles to the fluff on top of his birthday hat. I cut him out on my Cameo and placed him on the card with some pop dots. I am entering this card in the Outlawz Challenges, the Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I hope you enjoy my card!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mom and Dad's Anniversary

I found the cutest image for my mom and dad's anniversary card. It is from Make It Crafty and is called "Flirty Seniors". I thought I would try paper-piecing again, after coloring it with my Copics, so I paper-pieced their slippers and the blanket she is sewing. My mom is such an incredible seamstress and has made blankets for everyone in our family! The Copic colors I used are: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21 for skin; V1, V6, V9 for the purple clothing; R02, R24, R27, R29 for his tie; B60, BV31, C3, C5 for their hair; B41, B45, B39 for his jeans; B91, B93, B95, B97 for his jacket with a light E41 wash over it; W00, W1, W3 for the newspaper; V1, W00, W1, W3 for her apron; E41, E43, E44, E47, E49 for the chairs; W00, W1, W3 for his shirt; and C0, C1, C3 for the floor. The beautiful ribbon is from Paper Temptress. The lace is some I picked up from Joann's. Hope you enjoy my card!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Bowl Of!

It is harder to keep up a blog than I thought, but we will see how I do. I tried my first shaker card using a Mo's Digital Pencil image titled "Bowl Of". There are several choices of items to use in the bowl including hearts, popcorn, cookie dough, cherries and a sundae, so it is a very versatile stamp! I colored her using copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV21 for skin; R32, R35, R37, R39 for the reds, B41, B45, B39 for the blues; YG23, YG45, YG67 for the greens; and E21, E23, E25, E27, E29 for the hair. I added little heart blings that I colored red with my R39 and ribbon. Hope you like it!


So, I've been entering the Outlawz Challenges, the Freebie/Progressive monthly challenge. Each month they send a free image for you to color and make a project. You can enter it in the challenge, upload it to your gallery there, and enter it in the Inlinkz linkup for a chance to win digis! It has been an opportunity for me to be inspired by all the others on the site, improve my coloring skills, make cards I can use, and maybe even win a digi or two. My December entry was this cute snowman from Sandi's Samples. I thought I would try paper-piecing on the poinsettia on the snowman, just to be different. I've never tried that technique before, so I thought it would be fun. Then, when I went to cut it out, well, it was a very small poinsettia, as the snowman was only 3.5 inches tall! Anyway, I colored him up using Copic markers G40, YG13, YG17, for his hat, scarf, mittens and poinsettia shading; YR04, YR07, R02 for his carrot nose; W00, W01, W03 for his eyes and buttons; BV0000, BV20 for shading his snow-sides; and E21, E23, E25, E 27, E29, R24, B32, YG13, W1 for the wood grain in the sign. Enjoy!