Monday, October 24, 2016

Winter Awaits


I'm trying to switch gears and start thinking about Christmas/winter cards.  It is amazing how fast this holiday sneaks up on us!  Every year, I vow that I'm going to finish my Christmas cards before Labor day.  Every year... I regret not keeping that promise.

How many Christmas cards do you make each year?  Do you make them all the same or do you make many different ones?

Here is a wintery one... to help us get in the Holiday spirit.  Check out the look on the dog's face.  LOVE IT!!! Do you think something is chasing them?

***There are some baby pictures at the very bottom***

 Copics used:

Dog: C7, C5, C3, C1
Skates: W9, W7, W5, W3
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Green: G46, G43, G40
Purple: BV08, BV04, BV02
Ice: B00, B000
White: E40, E42, E44
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Skin: E000, E00, R20
glitter pen

On the home front: 
Here is a little shout out to a fellow stamper Donna.  She made me this wonderful Christmas Card last year ( I save all the handmade cards sent to me).  My little helper found my stash.   He was fascinated with this card.  I wish I could read his mind.   Look at how focused he is on it!  He wasn't happy when I took it away.  :(  Sorry the photos are a little blurry.  It is hard to get the monster to hold still.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Franky wants Candy

Hello again!

Halloween preparations are well on the way.  I toyed with the idea of doing a family costume this year.  I couldn't find an idea that worked.   I can make that a goal for next year.  Do you have any cool traditions that you do with your kids during the holidays?  

I have a confession... I've had this stamp for a long while.  This is the first time it has seen ink.  I hate that.  I'm sure we all have stamps in our stash that have collected dust.  I don't know why I waited so long... he is so cute!

This card is a little challenging to color.  It has lots of details and shadows.  His face is covered in bumps and lumps.  Each with its own shadow.   His legs are also tough.  The artist didn't give you much detail to go on.  I just tried to keep the general shape without turing it into a blob.   I love how this guy turned out.  He looks ready for a yummy treat!

 Copics used:
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV00
Orange: YR18, YR15, YR12
Ground: B63, B66
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Red: R29, R24

Monday, October 17, 2016

Best Witches

Hello friends,

I love Halloween!  I'm really looking forward to this year because it is Ryan's first Halloween.  I know he will never remember it, but he is going to look so cute in his costume.  I promise to post pictures once I have them.  So far... I managed to keep his costume a secret.  If you want to see what how he reacted to seeing his costume, click here.

Here is my first Halloween card for the year.   I made several of these.  I made some with yellow sequins and some with purple candy dots.  There are also slight differences in the coloring of the cat.
This card was a little tricky because it has so many small details.  It is a great way to practice coloring with a light hand.

Copics used:
Orange: YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18
Green on pumpkin: G46, G43
Stem: E71, E74
Cat: 100, N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
Purple: BV17, BV04, BV02, BV00
Yellow: Y15, Y17
Pink: R00, R11
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17