Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Waterfall of Dogs

Hello friends,

A while back I made a waterfall card for my Mom for Mother's Day.  I wanted to revisit the format and make a birthday card.  If you'd like to see how I made it you can see the video here. 

Materials used:
Dogs came from limited Edition Lawn Fawn Howlidays
Lawn Fawn Howl-o-ween
MFT- paw prints background stamp (retired)

Copics used:
Dogs: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Red: R32, R35, R37
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Green: G40, G43, G46
lt Green: YG01, YG03, YG07
Bone: E51, E50
glaze pen
white gel pen

Monday, June 15, 2020

Party Like No Tomorrow

Hello friends, 

I'm sorry, I've been a little distracted.  We had a few HOT days.  I thought it would be a good time to be outdoors.  Ryan and I went to the lake and splashed around a bit.   The water is still really cold, but that didn't stop a little boy for making the most of it.    In true NY fashion the temperature has dropped again and this week.  I'm hoping to play a little catch up in my craft room this week. 

This guy is one of my favorites.  I love when the image is strong enough to carry a card.  He doesn't need any bells and whistles  He just is so darn cute all on his own.

Inside says:

Copics used:
 Dino: E15, E13, YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20
Blue: BG13, BG11, BG10
Brown: E21, E23, E25
Purple: BV02, BV01, BV00
Green: G46, G43, G40, YG67, YG63
gel pen

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sitting Here


Welcome back to our normally scheduled blog posts.  Thanks for hanging in there with me last week.  I don't participate in many coloring challenges, but I thought it would be a positive distraction from all that is going on in the world. 

Today's cards comes from a Stampin Up stamp set.  I like that you can switch up what is sitting on the swing.  I chose to use the cat in this example.  I thought it brought a bit of life to the card.  I felt like the pillows alone were too lonely.   I added the robin to help balance out the design.  I just felt it needed something. 

I hope you are finding some calm in the storm.  Remember if you need anything, I'm just an email, text or phone call away.  Hugs to all. 

Copics used:

Wood: E70, E71, E74, E77
Blue: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Cat: YR20, YR21,, YR23, YR24, YR27
Robin: E44, E43, R05, R02

Friday, June 5, 2020

Favorite Flower

Hello....and goodbye,

This is my last card for the coloring challenge hosted by Krista Smith.  I'm sad to see the week come to an end.  I love coloring her images.  Krista you have a gift.  Each image captures a human quality that speaks to so many crafters out there.   Thank you for sharing your gift with us. 

I leave you with another one of my favorite images. I love the roses in her hair.  They are so sweet.

 Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, R20
Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35
Blue: B04, B02, B01
Orange: YR04, Y15
Black: 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, B41
Green: G40, G43, G46
Purple:V12, V15, V17
Pink: RV34, RV32, RV10

Seeds of Tommorrow

Greetings friends,

I made this card for a coloring challenge.  Krista (the host) asked us to pick our favorite image.  That is like trying to pick you favorite flower out of a garden.  That thought landed me on this image.  I love her cute little freckles and hair dancing in the wind.

I went a little nuts on nuvo drops (colorful dots floating in the air).  If I color this again... I'd leave them off.  Oh well... you can't win them all?

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Shoes: B99, B97, B95,
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17
Pots: E99, E97, E95, E93, E13
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E49
Pink: RV00, RV02, RV04
Green: G21, G24, G28

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Mermaid to be Friends

Welcome fishy friends,

Krista Smith's challenge theme today is "Together".  I know cards are not magic.  HOwever, kindness does work magic.  I'm doing my best to spread a little extra kindness these days.  Hopefully it will bring us all together.

This image was my first choice.  When I sat down to color, I wanted to to do something different with colors.  I was drawing a blank.  As I was coming up with a plan a tricolor kayak passed by (I was having a crafting day at the lake).  I decided to use the colors for card.  There is a photo of the kayak at the end of this post.  Let me know how I did.   In the end, I really like it.  Next time, I think I will choose a lighter shade of blue for the water.  I think the final product came out a little dark.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Whale: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Aqua: G00, BG32, BG45, BG49
Pink: RV00, RV02, RV04
Purple: V09, V06, V05, V04, V01
Water: B18, B16, B14, B12
Bubble: B00, B01

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Shell Phone


Today is Day 3 of the coloring challenge.  The theme today is "Under the Sea".  My first thought was to grab a mermaid, but then stumbled upon this cutie.  She is perfect in every way. 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Pink: RV06, RV04, RV02
Yellow: FY1, Y35
Orange: YR04, YR02
Blue: B000
Green: YG67, YG63, YG17, YG13
Water: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Best Chapter

Hello again,

I liked this theme so much I thought I would ink up a second "thinking of you" card.  Do you ever with you could crawl into an image and join in the fun?  Sitting in the hammock and reading a book sounds delightful. 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
Green: G28, G24, G21
Blue: BG05, BG02, BG01
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

Thoughtful Fish

Hello there,

Today is day 2 of the coloring challenge.  The theme is "Thinking of You".  There was something about the look on this mermaids face that made me think she was thinking of someone special.

I pushed myself with the colors a bit.  I usually choose bright colors for mermaids.  This time I picked a more muted color scheme.  I thought the fish looked a little bit like koi.  This was my first time trying to make this marbled look.  I love how it turned out and I think I might try to do this to a mermaid tail soon.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Purple: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Teal: BG70, BG72, BG75
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E27
Orange: YR04, YR02, YR00
Gray: C1, C0
Water: B66, BV04, B12, Blender pen

Monday, June 1, 2020

Mermaid Magic

Hello again,

Okay, Okay... I couldn't do it.  If you know me, you know I had to ink up a mermaid.  She is not only one you will see this week.  It is a weakness. 

 This image is special to me.  Krista Smith drew this based on an idea I sent her.  I caught myself wondering one day if a mermaid and a fairy had a conversation, what would they talk about?  I still don't know the answer... but I bet it happy things.  Now that I think about it... do you think mermaids and unicorns have zoom (internet) meetings? 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Aqua: G00, BG32, BG45, BG49
Grey: C9, C7, C5, C3,
Blue: B63, B66, B69
Hair: RV69, RV66, RV63, RV52, RV10
Green: Y17, YG13, YG11
Sky: YR02 and R32-airbrushed

Beach Please


Krista Smith (Saturated Canary) is hosting a coloring challenge this week on her facebook page.  I thought it would be a perfect way to welcome in summer.  The first day is themed "Summer Vibes".  I'm looking forward to this week.  Five days of my favorites images.  Thanks Krista for hosting!

This images has been on my coloring to do list for a while now.  It felt so good to see the ink bring her to life.    I had such a hard time choosing, I may have a second card to share later today!

Copics used:

Orange: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E13
Yellow: FY1, Y35
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Blue: B04, B02, B00, B000
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29