Monday, February 24, 2020

Magical Friends


Recently  MFT came out with a new dragon set.  It goes perfectly with the old dragon set.  I love that I can use them together.   I couldn't wait to stamp some dragons out and color them up.  Here is the first of the cards I made with the my magical creatures.   I love this dragon's expression.  I'm not sure if what he thinks of the knight. 

Stamps used:
Magical Dragons
Magical Friends 

Copics used:

Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00
Teal: BG13, BG11, BG10
Pink: RV02, RV00
Grey: C7, C5, C3, C1
Red: R39, R37, R35
Skin: E00, E11
white gel pen

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sunrise Butterflies


I love playing with color.  I often use black butterflies to decorate a colorful background.  I thought it would be fun to try the opposite.  This time I sponged the butterflies to look like a sunrise.  I kept the background simple and stamped a flower background with white pigment ink.   This ink is wonderful.  It works perfectly for this technique. 

Stamps used:
Flower background  
Butterflies are by MFT but were discontinued.  However, I found these and they are similar.
White ink
Distress inks 

No copics used today

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A Conversation with my Heart

Happy Feb 15th!

I know Valentine's day was yesterday, but I wanted to be sure that the recipient got the card before I posted it online.   I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Ryan had a party at school.  He was so proud to show me all of his valentines he received from his friends.  It is such a cute age.

My favorite part of Valentine's day is conversation hearts.   Yep.  I'm the weirdo that hopes that I can buy a bunch at the 50% off Valentine's day sale.  This year... after going to two stores I found zero bags of conversation hearts.   I was shocked.  The stores must be getting better at estimating how many bags of carry or... some other weirdo beat me to them.  Next year, I might have to buy a bag before they disappear.

I think this little guy and I have a lot in common.  However, he is much more talented.  I could only balance one on my nose.  😂

There is another great challenge going on at the house mouse blog.  I hope you will swing by and check out the beautiful cards the design team made.

Copics used:

Mouse:  E30, E31, E33, E35-- E000, E00, E93
Green: G000,G00, G02,
Pink: RV02, RV00, RV000
Purple: BV01, BV00, BV000
Yellow: Y00, Y11, Y13
Orange: YR02, YR00, YR000
Ground: W5, W3, W1

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Loving RAWR


Today's card was inspired by Ryan.  He loves to RAWR at people.  I often find myself at the other end of his growls.  I often respond Love you too.   I thought this would make a cute sentiment for a card.  I wasn't alone.  I found this set.  I used my alphabet dies to create a bigger "RAWR".  Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Do you have any special plans?  Connor and I used to go to dinner before we had Ryan.  I suspect we will spend a quiet night at home.

Rawr Stamp set: click here:

Copics used:

Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
R39, R37, R35, R32
R29, R24, R14
R11, R14, R17
Pink, R81, R83, R85
RV52, RV55, RV10
RV63, RV66, RV69

Monday, February 10, 2020

Conversation Bear


I have been in love with using mint colored cardstock lately.  I know I'm late to the party.  Oh well, that is how I roll.  I'm always a little slow to embrace trendy stuff. 

This bear has picked out the perfect heart just for you.  I love the expression on his face.

Copics used:

Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Heart: R22, R20, RV10