Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sweet Wedding Roses

Hello friends,

One of my favorite parts of summer is all the weddings.  It is just a reminder that we are surrounded by love.  With all the horrible things in the news lately, it is something I welcome!

I love how soft and sweet this card feels.  I think this is becoming my new favorite red combination.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Red: R32, R35, R37, R39
Green: G28, G24, G21
White: E50, E53
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
silver gel pen for jewelry

Monday, July 25, 2016

Rose Pocket Card

Hello friends,

I'm so excited for this post.  I've been experimenting a little with watercoloring.  I'm just a beginner, but so far I'm loving it.  It will not take the place of copics, but it is fun to do here and there.

I'm also in love with this giant rose die.  It is beautiful!

No copics today.  However, this card can be made with copics.
I would use
R32, R35, R37, R39
YG03, YG06, YG09

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flowers of the Month: Larkspur

Hello Friends,

We are celebrating Larkspur this month here at Lila Grey Stamps.   This is a flower that I'm not familiar off to Google image.  I was pleasantly surprised when my screen filled with a beautiful purple!!

I chose a series of violet markers to create the plum-like color.   I used V01, V04, V05, V06 and V09. These can be tricky to shade.  To help with the blending I used V01 to help soak the paper with alcohol with paper to keep the ink moving.  

I cropped the image off center to give the appearance of a whole field of flowers rather than just a single few.

I hope you enjoy this card.  I love the purple.  Thanks for stopping by

Copics used:
Purple: V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Olive" YG67, YG61
Yellow: Y15, E13

Monday, July 18, 2016

Super Mouse

Hello fellow super heroes,  

Don't deny it...there are some days you should be wearing a cape!

 I had a little trouble with the heat embossing.  I don't think clear stamps work as well for this technique.  I'll have to keep that in mind for the future.

Copics used:
Red: R39, R29, R24
Grey: N5, N3, N1
Blue: B12, B14, B16

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Smiling about Die Cuts

Hello friends,

I have a fun floral card to share today.  I love the softness of this card.  I saw a similar idea in a card magazine.  I had to give it a try.

 Copics used
R22- to color the Rhinestones.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Simply Christmas


Thanks for joining me today.   I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  I can't believe that I'm starting to think about holiday cards again!  I feel like I just put my Christmas stamps away.  I also know from experience that it is never too early to start!!!  I'm worried that with a little baby to distract me... they might take me a little longer to finish this year!

Copics used:

Red: R59, R39, R29. R24, R14
Green: G28, G24, G21, C1, C3
Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35
Skin: E000, E00, E11,
Hair: E23, E25,
White: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Shadows: W5, W3

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Roses and Loved Ones

Hello Blogging Buddies,

Do you remember chalk?  I know right..  We used to use it all the time... but now it collects dust.  I keep forgetting and re-discovering it.  I'm in love with this card!


None today!!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Land that I Love

Happy 4th of July!!

I made a fun card to mark the day!  I love how it turned out.  I think I'm a little out of practice with hair.  I'll have to pick some girls with luscious locks to practice on!!!

I drew in the American flag details.  I thought this was going to be tough... but thankfully, it is a small flag.  It easily hides the mistakes

 I added a little glitter to the sparkler

Copics used:

Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
White: C1
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, E29,