Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jr. Hatter Lilith

This project is all about friendship to me.  The image was colored with all my friends at the Texas Copic Retreat last year.  I believe this is my last image from the retreat to be put onto a card and shared - however, don't quote me on that.  LOL.

The images used are Jr. Hatter Lilith from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and two from Make it Crafty, Spring Pebble Ground and Spring Fence

I mentioned it was cleared with all my friends, right?  Well, not only with them, but by them too!  This was a round robin style activity that we thought of.  Everyone stamped an image to color and pass around the room.  We all had a small amount of time to add something to the image before we passed it to the right.  Once the images traveled around the room and back to the owner, it was completely covered. 

It was such a fun project and now we all have something that was colored by each of us.  I loved it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

OA - Fuzzy Wuzzy - Amelia

I'm excited to share with you this winter project that I made with a Greeting Farm set.  This is Amelia from the Fuzzy Wuzzy set and was a "must" on my list . . . well, that's according to my daughter.  Since she shares the same name, she insisted and wouldn't let me pick another.  LOL. Of course, I was happy to oblige! 

It was easy to decide to go for a winter theme but the colors I picked out originally were brown, red and green.  At last minute I changed plans and grabbed some blue and gray colored papers from the Oh, Deer paper pad from Fancy Pants. It's not one of my favorite paper pads but I've managed to get a few good combinations from it. 

My favorite thing to color are faces and this one was on exception.  First I stamped her in gray then I could color the eyes a little bigger than what's on the stamp.  I also defined the nose and mouth a little more.  There was a point the markers were gunking up, which started to freak me out.  However, this time I tried the Blender marker then followed up with E0000.  It seemed to do the trick but then I knew I was finished and couldn't really do anymore for fear of it getting gunky again.

Copic Colors Used:
E0000, 00, 21, 31, 34
BV23, 25
W3, 5, 7, 8, 10
C0, 4
Y11, 23, YR23
E70, 74, 77, 79
BG000, 18, 53 
YG03, 23, G94, 99

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Elephant Story

There's always something that can be added through creative color placement that it's hard to resist.  The image I used on this card was Elephant Story by My Favorite Things.  At least I think that's what it's called as I can't find it online anywhere now days.  I colored in glasses and gave the elephant larger eyes. 

After I colored the image, I also colored the frame.  I started with the darkest color and added grain lines.  Then I added some more with a medium tone brown and finally colored it with a light brown. 

The dream sentiment is a portion of the Over the Rainbow chipboard sentiment from Make it Crafty.  I'll be using the top half on another project.  For this piece, I colored it pink with a Copic marker then glued on some pink and red micro beads.