Monday, February 27, 2017

Get Well Floral Spray

Hello friends,

I've been trying to replenish my stash of  "Get Well" cards.   They seemed to disappear over the Winter.   I purposefully didn't not blend the strokes out on the petals.  I thought it had a more natural look.   I used a gel pen to break up the color in the center of each flower.

Copics used:
Pink: R20, R21, R22, R24
Green: G00, G02, G05, G07
I added some dots with a white gel pen

Friday, February 24, 2017

Recipe for Happiness


I have wanted to color up this cute little Italian guy for years.  He has been collecting dust.  I don't think dust tastes good on spaghetti.   I'm so glad that I cleaned him off and put him to use.   Maybe we should have spaghetti for dinner tonight?  YUM YUM YUM!

Copics used
Black: T9, T7, T6
White: T1, T0
Ivory: E40, E41, E42
Silver: C7, C5, C3, C1
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Sauce: R59, R39, R29, R24
Meatball: E23, E25, E27
Noodle: Y21, Y23
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Double Duty--watercolor


I have two cards to share with you today.  I'm calling them sister cards.  I wanted to share because I'm sure my fellow card makers can relate.    It starts as all good crafting stories do... on Pinterest.  I won't bore you with all the details.... lets just say I didn't get the same results.   I was determined not to toss the end products in the trash.    After a lot of playing around... here is my Pintwist (Yep... I made that up).

I ended up making two cards.  I learned a lot.  Therefore, I'm calling it a success.

No copics today- I used watercolor

Monday, February 20, 2017

Poppin' in with Poppies


I must be tired of winter.   I find that flowers have crept their way onto every card I've made in the last week or so.  I can't say I'm sorry.... nothing brightens up a dreary winter day like FLOWERS!

I added some color to this poppy die cut.  Hopefully this cad will brighten someone's day!

Copics used:
Green: G46, G43
Orange: R05, YR12, YR14, YR16

This happened about a week ago.. but it was too cute not to share...

We went to the youth center to make Valentine's with the kids.  He had a blast watching the older kids creating.  He just couldn't help himself.  He got his hands on a stamp pad and it went straight into his mouth.  Thankfully it is non-toxic.   I can't imagine it tastes good, but he was pretty proud of himself.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rosy Birthday

Welcome friends,

I wanted to bust out this old chalking technique.   It didn't work out how I planned, but I liked the end result.   I love the soft look of chalk.    The colors blended together so smoothly.

**Some Baby Photos at the End**

 NO copics today

A few shots from our Valentine's Day...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tilda Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!

I saved my favorite for last.  I love Tilda.  It has been a long....long time since I've colored one up. This cupid image was too sweet to pass up.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E13, R20
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Dress: R20, R21, R22
Gold: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Hair: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, E25, E27, E29
Ground/wings:W1, W0
Glitter on the heart
White gel pen

Monday, February 13, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You


This is the last card in my "Quick" Valentine's Day series.  I had a lot of fun with these cards.   I had a lot of fun playing with these stamps.  This is my favorite card from the series.  I just love the way the bunny is cuddling this heart!  I hope you enjoyed Quick and Cute Animal Valentine's Day cards.

 Copics used:
Grey: W5, W3, W1, W0
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14
Pink: RV52, RV55
Glitter on the heart

Saturday, February 11, 2017

In the Swing of Things

Hello all,

I made this card ages ago.  It was brought to my attention that I left it off the blog.   I was thinking of remaking this card and discovered that it never got its day on the blog.   I really like this card, it reminds me how much I've grown.    However, the unblended look has a certain charm on this card.  What do you think?

Copics used:
Blue: B00, B01, B02
Grey: C0, C1, C3
Brown shoes: E40, E42
Pink: R00, R01, R02
Girl Hair and swing: E30, E31, E33, E35, 
Boy Hair: E13, E15, E17
Skin: E000, E00

Friday, February 10, 2017

Otter Know I Love You

Hello friends,

Look at this cutie.  He is Otterly adorable!  I have always loved otters.  Their playful nature captures my heart.   I hope you enjoy...

  I love the eyes on this image.  They are so kind. 

Copics used:
Dk. Brown:  E37, E35, E33, E31,
Lt Brown: E40, E41, E43
Blue: BG001, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Cheeks: R11
Green: YG61, YG63, YG67
Red: R39, R29, R24
Grey: C1, C0
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Eyes: BV21, BV23, BV25
Black: W9, W7, W5

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kiss, Kiss I love You


I'm afraid that the photos of this card will not do it justice.  When you open the card, the pandas kiss.

Outside of the card-  I wanted to keep this simple to keep the focus on the inside.
 When you open the card the pandas slide together and kiss.

No copics today!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Birthday Fishes


Thanks for swimming by today.  This card makes me miss summer.  Is it here yet?

No copics today

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Toadally Awesome!


I have another card to share with you from the Valentine's series I made this year.  I love these little stamps.   I tried to keep these cards really simple so people could get them finished and in the mail.   However, I couldn't resist making this frog hold the heart.  I used an exacto-knife to cut his fingers.  I slipped the die cut heart into his hand.    It probably is an unnecessary detail, but I thought it was cute!

Copics used:
G40, G43, G46, YG67
E33, E35
Ground: W3, W1, W0