Thursday, July 24, 2014

Festival Lilly digi image

This is a freebie image from All Dressed Up! for a color challenge on the Kit and Clowder FB page. The All Dressed Up! ETSY shop is here.   This is the first introduction I've had to this shop and I am really enjoying their images!
  For this challenge we were to use our favorite colors, and although I can't say I've typically used them together before, I do like charcoal and blue-green colors. Here's my card colored with Copics:
I was inspired to add a little more bling since I've been seeing the gorgeous cards others have made. I am still unsure about it, but it is a start! (My glue was not quite dry yet on one of the daisies...)
This awesome ribbon from Stampin' Up!, called Raven, is so soft and easy to use. I made her headband to look the same. The little birthday wishes tag is from a large Sizzix die and tied on with some baker's twine from a package I received from Some Odd Girl.
The leaf die, used twice, is from Sizzix through SU!, and both these and the light gray panel at the top are stamped with MFT's wooden plank background stamp. The daisies were also cut from a My Favorite Things Die (Rolled Daisy). I actually cut the felt in half and made two daisies from it. The center bling is from my stash, and the felt is also from MFT. The butterfly dies are from Memory box, and I purchased them through Oozak! (Moonlight and Kaleidoscope).
Alyce, thanks for continuing to challenge us and exposing us to new stamp companies!
All Dressed up!- You haven't seen the last of me! :)
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a happy, crafting day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Danny!

Here's to you Danny! Hope your boxes are overflowing with cards! Happy Birthday!

This image is Pwew pwew pwew Jude and is from Simply Betty Stamps. Thanks Betty for your generous digi gift for this cause!
 The image is colored in Copics and the spaceship is printed on Stampin' Up! cardstock and paper pieced onto the image. A spring was used to give this card some interactive fun! The patterned paper is from DCWV- The Boyhood Stack, and the speech bubble is from WPlus9. The happy birthday words are from The Angel Company.
  Copic colors: E11, EOO; R05; YG11, YG23, YG25, YG67;B16, B24, B12; W7, W5, W3, W1.
Here's to you Danny! I hope your birthday is out of this world!
BIRTHDAY CARDS NEEDED for 5-year-old Danny Nickerson who is battling inoperable brain cancer. He is the nephew of a Marine and all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box full of birthday cards. He'll be 6 July 25. Let's make Danny's wish come true by making sure he gets tons of birthday cards. The mailing address is:...
Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA, 02035

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kit and Clowder Coloring Competition with The Gift

Here's a sweet image from Aurora Wings called The Gift.  Kit and Clowder Facebook group is challenging us toward improvement! Yea! Here's my image colored with Copic markers and fussy cut onto a scrap of bubble-printed paper I had in my stash. The other cardstock colors are from Stampin Up!, as well as the sentiment. I used My Favorite Things - Blueprints Dienamics 15 for the layout. The sequins are the Spring Mix from Some Odd Girl.
Colors used were from Jenn "Dove's Color of the Day", which she posts on her Just4FunCrafts and DoveArt Studio blog.
Girl: YR20, YR02, RV21, R35, RV29, R59. Shadow colors: V22, V25.
Boy: E50, BG10, YG11,BG45, BG49, BG78. Shadow colors: BV20, BV23.
Starfish: Y21, YR 23, BV20.

 I used a stippling technique on their scales, and here is a close up of their hair...
Thanks for looking at my card!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

No Lines Coloring! Peony.

This is my second go at coloring with the no-lines technique! I do enjoy it, but it is nerve wracking at the same time-right!? Have you tried it yet?
I picked this image from Aurora Wings because the peonies in my yard are blooming right now and they sure are pretty flowers.

I thought it may be easier to color one with lines and one without the lines at the same time. I think it helped!
The left is my no-lines version and the right is printed out regularly. The words are from Create with TLC, and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up!
Here's more close-up pics:

and the last one 'with' lines:
Thanks for the challenge, making me work outside my comfort zone, and thanks for looking!
Images colored with Copics;  RV 69, 66, 63, 10; E15, Y17, 15; G99, 94, 21, 20. Very light background with BV and RV colors.

Ribbons! Belle of the Ball.

This is the July Freebie image from The East Wind, and I am using her to enter into their challenge of using Ribbons! This is a perfect wedding image, so I paired it with some words in my stash that were from The Angel Company.
The ribbons were all from my stash. I wrapped a translucent bluish/purple ribbon around some roses ribbon; getting my idea from this Belle's hair. The ribbon across the bottom had a row of pearls already sewn onto it, and I tied a triple bow from some thin white ribbon to finish off the top right side. The ribbon in the tag is from SU!
The papers are from Stampin' Up!, Almost Amethyst and Very Vanilla.

And how about that awesome ribbon in her hair!! The image is colored with Copics.
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, R32.  Hair: E29, E25, E23.   Dress: BV31, BV 0000.  Ribbons: B63, B66, B69; E53, E51.   Background: E51, E50.
Thanks for looking and thanks for the wonderful image Unky!