Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thankful Heart

I've just finished two cards for a couple of nieces using the cute Thankful Heart Coloring Page from Tiddly Inks Stamps. Her stamps are so cute and versatile, and this particular one is FREE! You should pick it up and give it a go - make it as big or small as you want and color away. I used my Copic markers to color the image, my Silhouette Cameo to cut the paper and tags and even wrote the Happy Birthday message on one tag with my Cameo. I added a butterfly brad, some pretty flowers, another embellishment in the corner and done! My colors are listed below:
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair E53, E55, E57, E59
Clouds W0, W1, W3
Sky RV10, RV000, RV0000, BV01, BV00, BV000, BV0000
Yellow Y11, Y35, YR15
Flowers B32, B24, B29
Green YG03, G94, G99
Jar BG00, BG10, BG53 

Flowers RV02, RV04, RV06, RV55
The rest of the colors are the same as the above image.

Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Swish, the Angelfish

Hello again! This month's Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz used two cute images drawn by Jean Chaney called Swish, the Angelfish and Swish, Tangled. We could use either one, or both for our creation, and I decided to use both. I sized the angelfish (used three times) to be smaller so Tangled was my focal point. Then, I just played with colors using my Copic markers. I colored the background using the technique from Kit and Clowder's May 2017 monthly marker class. Then, I searched through my ribbon stash for something to go with the underwater scene and decided on one that had circles on it to go with the bubbles. I added lots and lots of bling for bubbles and a couple of shell buttons (cutting off the shank on the back). I really liked all the colors and have decided that my favorite color is the rainbow! Here is my card and the colors I used:
Seaweed YG03, G94, G99
Yellows Y11, Y35, YR15
Blues B63, B66, B69 (one combo)
Blues B91, B24, B28
Rocks W0, W1, W3, BV00
Pinks RV02, RV06, RV66
Coral RV02, B63, V04
Background BG10, B00, BG53, BG45, B24, B28, BG49, B29
Whew - lots of colors and lots of fun! Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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!