Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stay humble, work hard, be kind...

Good morning!

Today I've got a card for the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and if you caught my live coloring video last Tuesday then you will recognize this scene. I had put up a vote between three stamps to color and this cute little Lumberjack Guy from CC Designs was the winning vote getter. I had a lot of fun coloring him up, despite the occasional technical difficulties. Once he was done, I went ahead and added the mountain forest scene behind him. Hopefully it shared my process and takes some of the scariness out of trying scene coloring for those who want to try but are intimidated by it all. :) 

Well, we just started the new "glitter/shimmer" challenge and as always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs!
Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- CC Designs (Lumberjack Guys set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink fine linen
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y21, E33, E35
eyes- G46
clothes- B93, B97, B99, W0, W2, E81, E84, E87, E89, 0, R05, R29, E19, W10, C1
background- B0000, B000, C1, C00, BG93, YG93, YG95, G99, G94, G28, G29, C8, W5, W7, W10, E42, E43, E44

Monday, April 23, 2018

Just because...

Good morning!

I'm so happy to be getting another one of the SOG digis, that I've had colored up since their last 12 Days of Coloring challenge, onto a card. This adorable Spunky Sprite has been so patient and when I saw that the April Community Challenge was "April Showers Bring May Flowers" I knew she would be perfect. Since I already had her colored up in blues and greens with just a touch of yellow I had to find some papers to go with her. This isn't my usual process as I try to pull papers before I start coloring to make sure everything matches. Luckily for me I found this old Sassafras 6x6 paper pad that not only had my color scheme but it was also a beautiful floral print perfect for the challenge. I also decided to color in a large yellow flower for Spunky Sprite to rest on and help ground the whole design. I just love, love, love how this all came together!

Alrighty, gotta run! Laters!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Sassafras (Mix and Match)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Spunky Sprite)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- B63, B66, B69, BV29, YG00, YG13
eyes- YG03, YG17, G29, BG000
eye shadow-Y000, Y11, Y21
lips- R83, R85
dress- YG03, YG17, G29, YG0000, YG00, G20, B00, B02, B04, B16, B28
head band- Y13, Y17, Y35
wings- B0000, B00
flower- Y02, Y11, Y15, Y38, BV20, BV23, YG01, YG23, YG17, YG95


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Birthdays look good...

Hello my crafty friends!

Once again I am posting on a Saturday this month because it is time for a new challenge over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and it is "glitter". It has been ages since I pulled out my small stash of loose glitter so the challenge for me almost became just finding it in my messy craft room, LOL! Once I had it at hand it was time to decide just who would be the star of this sparkly card. The decision wasn't too hard once I spotted this pretty gal sitting on my desk. She is from the Deep Red City Girls Summer Vacation set but I saw her all dolled up for a night on the town celebrating. So I colored her into a little black dress that sparkles and shines then masked her off and added some Distress Oxide peacock feathers ink behind her. The black and white stripe is washi tape that I then added black glitter to the black stripes. Then I threw on some sequins for good measure. It's too bad the photo didn't capture just how sparkly this card is in person, but I promise that the glitz is there!  ;)
 
Ok, now it's your turn to create something for our "glitter" themed challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and Kelly has added awesome new goodies recently so check it out! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Deep Red (City Girls Summer Vacation set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Tim Holtz Distress peacock feathers
washi tape
Doodlebug sequins
Martha Stewart onyx glitter
Ranger glossy accents
Copic Spica glitter pens
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hiar- E50, E51, E53, E55
eyes- B04, B29, BV29
clothes- C4, C6, C10
shadow- T4, T8

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dang...

Hello again!

Yesterday I shared my card using the refined Taurus zodiac girl as is. Today I am sharing a different version of the stamp which I achieved by simply wiping the ink away from her horns before stamping and drawing the top of her head back in with a black Copic multi liner pen. This simple alteration easily transforms Taurus into a more generic but still down to earth Uptown Girl. With those wide leg pants that she is sporting I was getting a very 70s type of vibe from her. So I colored them in a nice denim and gave her shirt a pretty floral print in some mustard yellow and grey hues. I found the perfect paper scraps to match and when I came across this sentiment I knew I had to use it. Not only is the font kinda 70s-ish looking but the message totally suited her hand on hips attitude. I really, really love how this card came together! 
And in case you haven't noticed, there is a 20% off sale going on now through Sunday over at 7 Kids, you just have to type in April Showers at checkout. :)

Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (grey), Crate (yellow stripe)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Taurus), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Nuvo Crystal Drops oyster grey
Prima flowers
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E47, E59
clothes- B91, B93, B97, W00, W1, W5, W7, W9, 0, Y0000, E81, YG91, Y21, Y11, C0, C3, C5 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Make a wish...

Hey there! 

So I'm continuing on with my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls. Next up is Taurus and I had the perfect inspiration for her because my little sister, Jacque, is celebrating her birthday soon and she is the most Taurus like Taurus that I have ever met, LOL! She is stubborn and headstrong, sensitive and sweet. She can drive me crazy but I love her dearly. Taurus' signature color is mauve, the soft color of refinement and gentleness so I really ran with that monochromatic color scheme for this card. Again, the sentiment is a mix of stamps with the top being from the Papertrey Ink Stargazer sets and the Taurus description comes with Miss Taurus herself. Be sure to check back tomorrow when I share a card that I've made with an altered version of Taurus. I love the versatility of these stamps when you apply just a few small tweaks transforming them into everyday gals.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Taurus), Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts ombre
Sakura stardust glitter pen
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things diagonal line stencil
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E59
horns- E81, E84
clothes- R81, R83, R85, R56, RV99, E71, E74, E79, C1, C3, C5

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Party like a rockstar...

Olo!

Considering I made this card for the March TGF release I figured it was high time to share these fun rocker girls here on the ol' blog. When I first got my hands on Rockstar Anya 2 I knew that I wanted to pull the original Rockstar Anya out of my stamp stash and create a rockin' duo that would bring the house down with their epic awesomeness. I masked Rockstar 2 a bit so they could both fit comfortably on the stage and then got to coloring. I actually gave my fluorescent Copics quite the work out with these two so perhaps they were big in the 80s, LOL! I also wanted to create a spotlight effect behind them so I pulled out the Sun Ray stencil from Whimsy and used both black and yellow ink with it. I kinda wish I had reversed the ink placement so the narrower lines were the light but live and learn. All in all I had a lot of fun putting this one together.  :)

Later gators! 
   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Rockstar Anya and Rockstar Anya 2), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts ombre, Studio Calico lemon zest
Whimsy Stamps sun ray stencil
My Favorite Things speech bubble die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00,R20
hair- C5, C7, C10, FYG1, YG25, G07
hair- C5, C7, C10, FBG2, BG07, BG49
clothes- V04, V15, BV08, FRV1, RV06, RV09, T0, T1, T6, T10
guitar- Y06, Y15, FY1, Y00, B0000, B01
clothes- C3, C6, 100, B12, B16, B39, FYG1, FYG2, YG17
bass guitar- YR04, Y35, Y02, B0000, B01
stage- E44, E47, E49

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

May you find peace this day...

Hello, hello!

I've got a lovely little card to share today featuring this awesome digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called, Thinking of You. Being a huge animal lover, who spends most days taking care of dogs big and small, this image completely tugs at my heart strings. As soon as I saw this sweet pair of pals I knew that I needed to color them up into a special scene. Because of the light sun dress she is wearing I figured it would be somewhere warm and breezy, making the beach a total no brainer. So I set to work coloring in crashing waves and a rosy sunset for these two to call home. It really came together just how I envisioned it, which doesn't always happen so I am a happy crafter.  :)

Well I should get going, I have a live coloring video to get ready for later this morning over at the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. Pop by and say 'hi' if you can!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Thinking of You)
stamp- My Favorite Things (Peaceful Wildflowers sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Uniball Signo white gel pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04
hair- E70, E74, E77, E79
dress- YG00, YG91, YG93, YG21, Y11, R32, R14, E07
dog- W1, W3, E5, E7
collar- R32, R14, E07
sea- BG000, BG72, BG49, BG75
sky- R000, R00, Y0000
sand- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, W4