Wednesday, August 29, 2018



The Hot Air Balloon Festival is this weekend.  I love seeing all the colorful balloons over the lake.  It is on my bucket list to see the lake from a balloon on day.  This year.. I'll settle for watching Ryan discover them. 

I created a scene with the hot air balloons  and then used dies to create an eclipse card.  This is one of my favorite techniques.  It is perfect for scene cards like this.

No copics today

Monday, August 27, 2018

Thoughts of Tilda

Hello friends,

I'm still working on turning the pile of Tilda's I colored up in July into cards.  I'm in love with this how this turned out.  When I started, I didn't have a clue where this design was going.  I just kept playing until it came together.  I might have to make a few more of these.  She is just so cute!

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Purple: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Brown: E21, E23, E25
White: C1, C3
Green: G40, G43, G46
White gel pen

all these papers have been discontinued by Stampin up.  They were so pretty.  :(

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Wishes and Weeds

Happy Friday friends,

We made it through another week. WHOOHOO!!  I've had this card in my head for a while.  It feels good to see it on paper.   I love the simple, elegant look of this card.  I hope you do too..

No copics today

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pearls and Flowers


One of my students requested that we make another pearl watercolor with a flower.  It was a great suggestion.   We gold heat embossed the flower and then used pearl watercolors to add color.  This is one of those cards that does not photograph well.  It is slight shimmer in real life.

The stamp is by Concord and 9th.

No copics today

Monday, August 20, 2018

I'd fight a Dragon for you...


I love magical things.  Mermaids, unicorns, and dragons oh my!  Needless to say when I saw this dragon I needed to color him up!. The dragon, sentiment and castle is from Blue Knight Rubber stamps.  The flame is from MFT.

 There is a little typo here... I already fixed it.  It wasn't too hard to add an "e"

Copics used: 
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Grey: W7, W5, W3,
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Fire: YR07, YR09, Y17
Shadows: W5, W3

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tilda in progress

Happy Friday Friends, 

If you follow my know I colored a bunch of Tilda's over my July vacation.  I've been working on making them all into cards.   I'll be honest.  This is not my favorite of the bunch.  I feel like something is missing from the card.   I'll keep playing with it.  I've made a few versions of the card. I like the purple on the best.   I thought I'd see what you thought? 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Brown: E21, E23, E25
Blonde: E50, Y21, E53, E55
Purple: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00
Pink: R24, R22, R21, R20
White Gel pen

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Brave, Fierce, and Free

Hello friends, 

I'm playing with some of the new stamps from the Blue Knight Rubber stamps release.  One of my favorite things about Blue Knight is the silhouette stamps.   I used chalk to create the background and then stamped the wolf in black ink.   The sentiment if from Unity.     

Happy Stamping friends, 

No copics today

Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer Flower Tidla

Greetings friends,

It had been awhile since I had inked my my Tilda stamps up.  I felt like they needed a little love.  I took a handful of them with me while on vacation to color up.   It was very therapeutic. I couldn't wait to get them onto cards when I got home. 

I liked this girl so much, I colored her in two different color schemes.  Which one do you like better?

Copics used:

Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, R20
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17
Green: G40, G43, G46
Black: 100, W9, W7, W5
Brown: E21, E23, E25, E27
Purple: BV00, BV02, BV04
Pink: RV63, RV66, RV69
white gel pen
Sparkle pen

Monday, August 6, 2018

Puppy with Stocking

Hello and welcome,

To complete my Christmas Trio,  I colored up another dog from MFT. I think this guy might be my favorite.  It so hard to choose it is a wonderful Christmas set. 

 Copics used:
Brown: E37, E35, E33, E31
Red: R39, R29, R24,
Black: 100
Green: G40, G43, G46
White: E40, E41, E43, E44
Yellow, Y00 Y17
White Gel Pen

Friday, August 3, 2018

Cozy Christmas Puppy

Hello all,

I have another one of the pup's colored up from MFT.   It took me a long time to figure out that he was wearing a scarf.  I thought it was a cape.  I asked everyone in the house and looked at other samples online and still wasn't sure.  Then it hit me.  Duh?  I added some stripes to make it more scarf-like.   It is amazing how a little bit of color can bring a black and white image to life. 

Copics used:

Dog: W7, W5, W3, W1,
Red: R37, R35, R14
White: E44, E43, E42, E40
Black: 100
Brown: E30, E33
White gel pen

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Furry and Bright

Hello all,

I have a little Christmas in August today.   Yep...missed July.  Time flies when you are making cards.  I love how the Hero Arts background compliments the dog from MFT.   I hope you had a great summer day!

Copics used:

Dog: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Red: R39, R29, R24
White: E40, E41, E42, E44
Lights: YR04, YR00, G02, G00, B02, B00, R02, R14, Y15, Y11 and some glittler