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
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!
Posted by kumukala at 9:35 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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!
Posted by kumukala at 2:02 PM
Monday, January 9, 2017
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!
Posted by kumukala at 8:15 PM
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!
Posted by kumukala at 8:01 PM