Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Watercolor Geese

Welcome,

I would never consider myself a watercolorist.  It is just so far outside my comfort zone.  It is hard to let go and let the water do the work.  I'm so used to having control with copics.   I do love the way watercolor looks.  It is a beautiful mix of hard and soft lines. 

I used the Wetlands set from Stampin up for this card.  Sadly it is retired, but you can still find them on ebay.




No copics today

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Nacho Birthday

Welcome,

Masculine cards are always a bit challenging to make.  I kept this card simple to keep the focus on the silly images.   On the inside I stamped "Fiesta like there is no Manana".   Hmm... anyone else in the mood for Mexican food?



Copics used:
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Red: R39, R24
Chips: YR 21, YR23, YR24, R20
Grey: C3, C1, C0

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Coffee Makes Me...

Hello all,

I'm so happy to be your part of the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps release party blog hop.   I'm using their Coffee Makes Me stamp.  I paired this stamp with one of my favorite techniques.  I used Distress Oxide inks to create a spilled coffee background panel.  This is an easy technique to try and I love the way neat patterns and texture you get when they dry.

I hope you will watch the real-time video.  You will hear my thought process and see my mistakes and how I fix them.   I'm not perfect, if you are new to my blog.  You will find I'm all about keeping crafting real.   Below you will find photos, a list of copic markers, and a link to the video on youtube.

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Reminder if you are looking at this in your email the video will not play.  You need to be on the blog or youtube to watch.  Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a stamp set from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.





Copics used:

Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Red: R35, R32, R30
Green: G46, G43, G40
Purple: BV23, V05, V04, V01
Yellow: E11, Y19, Y15, Y11
Brown: E23, E25, E27

Details on Blog Release Party
WhooHoo!! It is time for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Release party. They are releasing 24 new stamps sets. We will be featuring five of these sets this week. Would you like to win one of featured sets? Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (BKRS) will be giving away two stamp sets this week. Everytime you comment on the blogs and youtube channels listed below your name will be entered to drawing. We will be drawing names on February 25th and posting the winner on the BKRS facebook page.
Monday:  You Are HERE!
Chris O’Malley
www.purplelakestamps.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8vMp20yKBipPlUK__HssA…
Also on Facebook at Purple Lake Stamps
email: chris@purplelakestamps.com
Tuesday:
Lisa Christensen
www.maydreamrose.com
Friday:
Lynn Anderson
www.blueknightrubberstamps.com
Facebook at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
If you missed it Michelle featured stamps on her blog all week
Blog: https://bellissimacards.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 11, 2019

You Warm My Heart

Welcome,

When I sat down to color Tilda with Cocoa I wanted to play around with some colors.  I pushed myself to use colors I don't normally grab (listed below).   I like the way the pink and teal look together.  What do you think?




Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Wood: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Pink: RV10, RV52, RV55
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
Teal: BG11, BG45, BG49
Hair: Y21, E53, E11
white gel pen


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Snow Simple

Hello friends.

I have another simple card to share.  I went through my die collection to find a embossing folders, punches, and dies that could be used together to make a snowman.   I love the silver glitter paper on the hat.  It needed a little shine.



No copics today

Monday, February 4, 2019

Moon and Back

Welcome friends,

This is my favorite card from the January Card Lover's class.  It was a really simple to create, but sometimes that is best. 



No copics today

Friday, February 1, 2019

Stuck on You

Hello all,

I was looking to make some non-traditional valentine's day cards.   I didn't want them to be mushy.  I'm a little late to the succulent party, but this cutie won me over.




Copics used
Green: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09
Pink: RV52, RV55
Pot: E93, E95, E97, E99
White: E50