Sunday, March 23, 2014

Unicorns and Rainbows

Here's a fun card I made with an older Whimsy Stamps image by Crissy Armstrong called Mystic.

   The image was colored with Copics: V09, V17, V15, V12; B05, B02, B00; YG63, G16, G20; Y17, Y15, Y11; YR07, YR02, YR00; R27, R22, R21. The feet were colored with the lighter shades: B00, BOOOO, V12, Y11, YR00, G20, and W00 blending out and through all of those. For body shading: W3, W1, W00. Hooves and horn: Y28, YR20.
   The background paper was a piece from my stash and I marked where the rainbow would hit the clouds and cut that area with an Exacto-knife so the rainbow could slide behind the clouds. The grass is die cut from two different greens. The lighter green in the background is glued down completely while the darker foreground green is only glued at the bottom and ends. The unicorn is placed into the grass and the front legs and head are popped up with dots while the rest is glued down for even more dimension.
   The rainbow was made with 7 nesting circle dies; each one progressively smaller. I started with the largest circle die and cut a red circle. Using the 1st smaller circle, I cut and orange circle. Still on the orange paper, I placed the 2nd smaller die so it would have an even border of orange around the outside and cut it. So now it is an orange ring. Now using the same 2nd smaller die I cut a circle of yellow paper and then cut it into a ring using the 3rd smaller die. I repeated this procedure all throughout the colors until I got to the inside purple circle, cut with the 6th smaller circle die.
   Next I started gluing the rings onto the red circle starting with the largest ring-orange; trying to keep an even margin of red on the outside. Then the yellow ring fit right inside the orange (the inside of the yellow ring is cut with the outside of the yellow ring for a perfect fit). Continue this way until the purple circle is glued in the center. Then I took the rainbow circle to the die cutter again and cut out the 7th smaller (the smallest one in my series) circle in the center of the purple to make it a ring. This could actually be done before when cutting out all the pieces, but I was not quite sure how it would come together, but I think it would be fine either way. The very last step was to cut the rainbow circle in half, ending up with two perfect rainbows!
   Here is a close up of the image.
Thanks for sticking with me through this long post! If you need a rainbow, I hope you try this out; it really is not that hard and was fun to do!!
    I am entering it into the Kit and Clowder Whimsy Release Party Event.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Snapdragon Sprite and friend

I could resist this little cutie no longer! You can find her at Sweet Pea Stamps here as a rubber stamp, just scroll down a little; or Aurora Wings, Fantasy Art of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, as a digital stamp. (On ETSY)  She was a lot of fun to color up and I kept the card pretty CAS-clean and simple, letting the image shine!
The background embossing folder is a fun one by Sizzix, through Stampin'Up! and is called elegant lines. Here are a couple more views of the card...
Thanks for viewing and I hope you enjoyed! I would like to enter this into the   One Sweet Challenge for March by Sweet Pea Stamps, and into Mitzi's Facebook challenge, Shades of Green. 

Wings and a little Green...with Druscilla

Have you been to Alyce's Kit an Clowder -ning page to check out all the activity yet? Her last live color-a-long featured coloring pleats with a Tiddly Inks image. It was a fun learning experience. This month her challenge is: Wings! So, I'd like to enter this other TI image into her contest. This image is colored up real similar to her coloring demonstration. Alyce is offering some cool classes too, so head on over to her page and check it out!  
  This fabby image I've colored up with my Copics can be found here at the Tiddly Inks shoppe!
The left side of the image is highlighted in pale yellow. It didn't show up in the photos too well, but here is a close up of the yellow highlights colored into the image...
I'm also entering this card into the Sassy Studio Designs Anything Goes Challenge with Green or St Paddy's Day. This is another fabulous shop with awesome images, but I'll get my feet wet with this TI image for their challenge. (DTBST #220)
Thanks for looking and I hope you got some inspiration!