Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Bee Day

This is a card I created using Happy Bee Day clear stamp from Tiddly Inks and the hexagon punch from Stampin' Up.  The image was one I actually colored at the coloring retreat with Christy, Zoe and a bunch of new friends.  I stamped it a lighter color ink instead of black and was able to play around with Creative Color Placement.  Basically I colored a nose and some eyes on the face, plus added sleeves and created a shirt under the costume.   This was a card I had made together with my Mom and we had fun with the new punch.  Thanks Christy!  And thanks Mom! 



I'd like to enter it into the following challenge:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Poinsettia Fairy

As you know the two challenges for this month are (1) coloring with teal and purple and/or (2) coloring on something non-white cardstock.   I went with both and colored the Poinsettia Fairy on a thin sheet of Balsa Wood.  I also used the Wooden Stool from the Spring release, also by Make it Crafty.  The colors of course, are purple and teal.  This fairy was stamped in black ink then colored with Prisimacolor pencils. 



The pencils were tricky to get used to because the first few layers had to be very light.  However, once the foundation was set, applying pressure with the lighter colors made these pencils blend as smooth as butter.  The background was then colored with Copic colors but I didn't like how dark it was so I went back with some lighter pencils to help lighten it up. 


Coloring on the Balsa wood was very enjoyable and I imagine I'll do it again.  :D

Make it Crafty Images:

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

SS Perfect Christmas

I don't have anything else to post but I do have pictures of a project I made back in December that I could share!  This card uses Swings 'n Slides Perfect Christmas from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and used items from my scrap pile to create it.  In hindsight, it would have been adorable to add white crisscross pattern to his shirt to match the paper!  I'll just have to do that before I send it out in the mail.  ;D  Some great ideas happen in version two of a project.  Oh well.  Have a great weekend!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fairy Poinsettia and Tress Dancing



There is a new challenge that started this month at Make it Colourful and as usual there are two levels.  The first level is to use the colors purple and turquoise.  The harder level is to color on something other than white cardstock.  I've colored two images to share today, one for each challenge, and hope they inspire you to play along!

Easy Challenge – Purple & Turquoise


Hard Challenge - Colored on Balsa Wood
 I'll finish these projects and share them later on this month.  But in the mean time, get out your coloring and come play along!  :D 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SS Ring Out Those Bells

Do you think it's too early for some Holiday Cheer?  Ok, so I won't jump into a song and dance but I'll at least show some winter inspiration using a Christmas stamp.  This is Swings 'n Slides Ring Out Those Bells stamp drawn by Pollycraft and available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I used the rubber stamp version and some scrap papers to create this card...


The colors are brown and blue because I wanted it to be on the boyish side to match the image.  But then I used lace and pastels for the card and hoped that it looked more like the icy cold outside would look like.  Here are some close ups of the coloring...


I also used a little bit of the white gel pen to create highlights on the bell and berries.   It's not cold outside but I hope this has warmed your hearts a little bit anyway.  :D

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baby Fairy Flora

I had such a wonderful time at the Texas Coloring Retreat that it's easy for my new pals to convince me to organize another!  So start marking your calendars for next year and we'll be having another.  :D  For the next two weeks I'm going to post all the things we colored and did at the activity and share the fun.  But first, I need to photo graph everything.  This isn't one of them but it's something along the same lines... faces!


This image is Baby Fairy Flora from Mo Manning which had a face but there were two lines that looked like the bottom parts of eyelids so I went with that idea.


Here's the image before it was colored.  This is a rubber stamp that I have but I think it also comes in a revised digital form.


I think the eyes are a bit too far apart but she still looks cute, I think, and better with eyes.  I added a couple extra bees around the edges to fill out the white area.  I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by!  Have a great mid-week and come back soon, ya'll hear!