Saturday, March 22, 2014

Animal Cracker Circus Koala

Here's a birthday card I had fun with!  The image is Animal Cracker Circus Koala from Imaginisce and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado.  I have created a few birthday cards with images from this series and this is my last one to show.  Circus animals area always fun to color because of the little bits of color added from the clothing. 

The card was created and kept flat so that I could easily mail this one.  The image was colored with the Le Plume Marvy markers which are still fun to use.  Hope you enjoy and have a fab-tabulous weekend!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pot Plants and Wooden Stools

Sometimes I color an image and I just don't like how the coloring turned out and this was one of those instances.  I thought the colors were ok and even some areas the texture was good... but I just had too much ink!  But I was prepared to continue on and proceeded to create a card.  Then one of those happy accidents happen occurred and what once was bleah is now oh'yeah!

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Here's the original side:

The scene was created using an image from Pot Plans and also Wooden Stools from Make it Crafty.  When I was applying the sticky tape to adhere it to my card, I saw how the back of it turned out and decided I liked it much better!

So this is actually the reverse side of the image I colored!  I went back in a few areas that didn't have any color, but for the most part, I kept it as-is.  And it even looks like I went through the effort to color with no-lines.  Who knew?!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blossom Tree and Candy Floss

Blossom Tree and Candy Floss?! What a combination but they work together when putting these two projects together.  I have used Blossom Tree from Make ti Crafty along with Candy Floss from Mo Manning (plus a few buttons of my own) to re-create these pencils.  I had a few logo pencils to use, you know, the unsightly ones with the business logo or moto on them?  Very boring and they needed some pizzas!

I printed my images out on regular printer paper and sized it to what I thought pencil would be, giving a little extra fudging room.  Then I colored it using Prismacolor pencils and cut it down to size so I could roll the new paper on the pencil.  On one side, I left a little extra white paper and that's the part I glued down first on the pencil.  Then when that was dry, I added a little more glue to the paper and rolled the rest of it on the pencil using the table to make sure it was a tight roll.  Be careful with the glue too - you'll want enough to glue all the paper to the pencil but not too much to make it messy.

Lastly, take care in sharpening them.  I found that if the paper is loose then it really tears it up at the bottom.  But if the paper is tightly attached to the pencil then an electric pencil sharpener worked well.