Wednesday, October 31, 2018

You Taste Good with Video

Happy Halloween!!

I'm looking forward to taking the little one out trick-or-treating tonight.   I'm sure there will be plenty of photos and I'll be sure to post a few. 

I do have a dragon card to share with you.  I love the sentiment it is from Blue Knight Rubber stamps (the castle is from there too) .  I colored these up a while ago, but it never made it on the blog.  I think the blue dragon is my favorite, but I wanted to make a purple version too (photos below). 

If you like to see how I colored this card, please click here. 

Do you want to see the video?  Click here


Dragon Sentiments: Blue Knight Rubber stamps
Castle: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
Dragon: KatzleKraft

Copics used: You can find a good deal on them here
Blue Dragon:  B06, B04, B02, B00, YG06, YG03, YG01
Purple Dragon: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00, RV13, RV11, RV10
Ground: W3, W1, W0

Monday, October 29, 2018

Witchy Owl

Boo!    Did I scare you?  Probably not... we are way too cute to spook.  

This card was a special request from my sister's co-worker.    I love special requests.  They push me to try something that I wouldn't have done on my own.   I really like this card.    What do you think?

No copics today

Friday, October 26, 2018

Candy Corn petition

Hello friends,

I have an unusual card (well for me) to share today.  I used colored pencils (weird, huh?) to color up these candy corn.  I colored them on black card stock.  It has a cool effect.  It almost if they have a glow.   It is perfect for Halloween.

Before we get to the card.... can we talk about Candy Corn?   How is it that we can make pizza flavored potato chips and toothpaste that tastes like cupcakes (Yep...real thing google it), but yet candy corn tastes awful.  It is such a colorful and cute candy.   I can't think of a more iconic fall treat.   Shouldn't it taste as amazing as it looks?  Can we start a petition or something?

Well... now that I'm off my soap box I'll share this card with you.  I'd love to hear what you think

No copics today

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Are you ok?

Welcome friends,

I hope today's card puts a smile on your face.  I love this sassy squirrel and this is such a fun twist on a thinking of you card. 

Copics used:

Browns: E11, E13, E15, E17, E19
Lt Brown: E50, E53
Black: N10, N8, N6
Red: R32, R30
Green: G40, G43, G46

 Here is an alternate version.... for those special friends.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Watermelon Tilda


It has been a while since I've colored up Tilda stamps.  When I saw there new release, I had a quick favorite.    I didn't want to pair this with the traditional "One in a Melon" stamp.  I wanted something different.   What do you think?

 Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Red: R35, R32, R30
Hair and Shoes: E47, E44, E43, E42,
White: C3, C1,
lt Green: YG13, YG11
Dk Green: YG17, YG63
White gel pen

Friday, October 19, 2018

Itsy Bitsy Purple Spider


I'm not a huge fan of real life spiders, but this guy is adorable.  I usually color spiders black.. but it didn't seem appropriate for this stamp.  I debated some color ideas, but ended up with purple.   I'm so glad I did. He looks a little less spooky in purple.

Copics used:

Purple: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00
Orange: YR18, YR16, YR12, E13
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
black pen.
white gel pen
I just picked single colors for the candy in the bucket.  If this is too intimidating, I recommend using colored pencils/gel pens for the candy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thinking of You- Leaves

Hello all,

Another rainy day in NY.   It is better than snow.  I'll take it.   

I'm really loving the leaf background by Concord and 9th.  I couldn't resist inking it up again.  I liked stamping on colored card stock. I usually stamp on white.      I made a video using this stamp on a fall card.  I hope you will check it out.  Click here to see video.

no copics today

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hey Pumpkin Pie

Hello all,

I'm a bit behind on blogging.  Life has just been crazy with weddings, and family visits.   Summer has finally faded and lake season is over.    It is time to shift focus to all things fall.  Bring on the pumpkin spice! 

I've had this stamp for ages, but never had inked it up.   I was nervous about coloring pumpkin pie. I wasn't sure what to use to capture the rich orange brown color.   Then recently I was shopping for cardstock and found paper called Pumpkin Bread by (FSJ).    It was perfect.  I used the paper help me choose marker colors.  I love the final look.  This process is backwards of what I usually do.  I might need to work backwards more often. 

I hope you enjoy...

Copics used:
Mice: E30, E31, E33, E00, E000, E93, BV20, BV23
Pie: E93, E95, E97, E99, E35
Crust: E30, E31, E34, E37
Spoon" C5, C3, C1

Monday, October 8, 2018

Winter Wonderland


I love making shaker cards.  It adds a fun element to a card.   Winter is coming and they are a perfect fit with snow.    I hope it looks like a snowy bank behind the deer.

No copics today

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dancing Lady

Hello Party People!

Who doesn't love to dance?  This stamp has been in my collection a long time.   It is from AI.   A friend of mine, Cathy suggested that I do some paper piecing cards.   I had a dream (yep...) about this card.  I got up and just had to make it.   It was so much fun.... I ended making 7 of them.   What a fun way to use up some patterned paper.

White Skin tones: E000, E00, E11, E13
Dark Skin: E13, E23, E25

Monday, October 1, 2018

America is Proud

Hello friends,

I'm asked often for cards to send to someone serving our country.  I thought it would be fun to make a red-white-blue card using this layering die.  I love the way it turned out.    The sentiment if from the Blue Knight Rubber stamps collection.  They have a wonderful selection of military stamps. 

No copics today