Saturday, January 31, 2015

I may be addicted... again

 
 I took several years off from coloring but recently I just cant seem to stop!
Here are a few that I have finished this week but haven't blogged about...
 


 
I was invited by Alyce at Kit and Clowder To do another Guest DT for
 
So rather than a regular card I thought I would give a Shadow box a try.
My silhouette missed me so it was time to dust her off :) All cut files can be found in the Silhouette Store :)
 
Also I colored up this little sweetie last night while watching one of the saddest movies on the Planet! Hachi a Dogs Story. Waaaaaa I cried like a baby and couldn't stop even after the movie was over.
 
I am totally thrilled by ho this came out! I usually have all my lines blending together/ I managed to keep them all strong here.
The image is By AuroraWings
 
Also I tried one of her images as a no lines attempt...
 
Not perfect but a challenge non the less...
 
And yes couldn't stop there...
 
This is also by AuroraWings. This is one of the images you do in the Kit and Clowder Skin and HAir Class. I chose to do the whole image instead of the smaller one that is offered in the class... More challenging but I have a usable finished project when done! I Love how she turned out! So of course she is now in a frame looking for space on one of my walls :)
 
I've also just finished up another DT card for Inky Impressions
But I cant show you till Wednesday! Dang it! I hate that! I get all finished then cant wait to share...
I will develop (Some Day) this thing called patience!
 
Sorry for such a LONG post! But I just had so much to share!
You all are the Best! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and check out my ramblings!
Hugs!
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inky Impressions Inspirational card!

 
Well I had this fantastic idea for a painted
background with this awesome sentiment from:
Inky Impressions centered over it... I couldn't find the stamp set I was looking for the life of me, and I just couldn't make a background I liked... Soooo I started over. Clean and simple... until I get some free time to tackle it again :)
 
You can find the sentiment HERE
She also has a tea one... but I'm only calm unless I've had a cup of coffee (or two) lol!
 
The cup is just something I've drawn up.
 
Cant wait to give it another go around. But It looks like I'm going to work early in the AM so it wont be tonight... Happy to work sad not to play hmmm what a conundrum....
 
Thank you so much for popping by!
 
 
 
 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Guest DT for Kit and Clowder!!!!

OMG!
Ok got that out of the way, I've been squealing it for a few days now because I was invited to be a Guest DT for KIT AND CLOWDER!!!!
 
Ok just let me do it one more time....
OMG!!!!!
 
Alright I'm ok really!!
I was asked to do some new releases for
and I was like well..... um... OK!!! Didn't take any thought process for that one!
One the Facebook page Kit and Clowder is having a challenge!
Top three plus one random wins some great prices and not to mention
there's a Discount code!!!! So be sure to pop in!!!
 
So with all that, here is my first card:
 
This one is actually the same colored image from the second one below. I just didn't feel the card was right so I cut it all up and this is what I finished with...

 
Copic colors used are:
Hair, N6, N3, N2, N1
Dress: RV99, RV69, RV66
Mushroom, E57, E55, E53, R89, R35
Tights, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1
Wings, B34, BV31, V20, BV000, B000, RV42, RV10
Grass, Leaves, G94, G85, YG95, G42
Flowers, R35, R32, Y17
Eyes, B39, BG72, BG75
Skin, E000, E00, E11, E04, R30

 
 
 This swwet one is going to one of my daughters friends at her Birthday party today! Perfect timing!
Copic Colors used for this one include:
Dress: B06, B05, B04, B02, Y08, Y06, Y04.
Tights, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1
 Skin, E000, E00, E11, E04, R30
Flowers, Y08, Y06, Y04, YG95, Y28, YG63, YG93, G17, G16, G09, G03
Big Present, RV69, R35, R43
Small Present, B79, B66, B23, BG13, BG11
Hat, RV69, R35, R43, W5, W3, W1
Hair; E49, E47, E87, E43
Eyes, E29, E99, YG95
 
I hope you all will pop over and enter the challenge! And while I was sharing these on Facebook I happened to notice that Ppinky dolls is having a challenge on their Facebook page as well!!! Happy Dance!!!! And Don't forget the discount code!!!!! on Kit and Clowder!!!
Shopping too! It's a Win WIN!
 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The East Wind

 
Time to give those colored pencils a break...
This makes me feel much better!
This image is from:
 
 

 
She has absolutely Stunning images!!
For this I hopped on Pintrest to check out the 20's
for style. I was inspired by this dress:
                                                                              Dress

Wouldn't it have been amazing to live in this time period!
For the dress I drew in the darkest areas and filled in all the places I wanted to emboss gold with
W9. I then took a Versa marker and filled in where I wanted the gold and heat embossed away :)
After that I worked my way down the W markers trying to keep it as light and sheer as possible.
I found it need to discover that the copics really just glazed over the embossing not leaving any color behind :)
 
Skin is the usual E000, E00, E11, R30, E04
Hair is W9, W7, W4
Flower and Lips, R89, R35, R32.
Feathers BG99, BG96, BG78.
And gold's is Y28.
Eyes BG72
 
I find these images really inspire me. They are just so easy to color up!
Well it's off to bed for me.
Thank you so much for popping by!
Have a wonderful time!


 


It's Challenge time again!

 
It's Challenge time for group A at:
 
 
The theme was fold it! So in an all out war with
Silhouette to get my program up and running, this is what I was finally able to come up with.
 
It turns out, some how my silhouette library was corrupted. After uninstalling and trying to reinstall
several times we finally had to go to and delete my entire library. Which was totally not fun. I had to download and reinstall over 5000 files and reorganize them into files again.
I just have my fingers crossed it never happens again!
 
Any who back to what I'm supposed to be sharing!
  
This is the cute fold card I made using:
 
I chose a random bunch of colors for her clothing and blankets. I figure who actually matches when they are sipping hot cocoa and watching TV? I assume that's what's she's doing :)
 
All of the pieces to the fold card are found in the silhouette library.
Hope you enjoyed stopping by for a peek!
 
Be sure to head over to the
To see the rest of the teams amazing creations!
Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Release at Inky Impressions!!

Its New release Time at
 
Nicole has put out several new images with lots more to come that
are so adorable and perfect for any occasion!
 
 
Were still in a bit of a deep freeze here in Idaho..
As I like to put it..
BRRRRR Rabbits its Cold!
 
So I chose warmer colors for my card lol.
I know wishful thinking right?
Warm sunny days and perfect snowman building snow?
We had plenty of snow here, but nothing that would stick together to form a snowball for anything. 
Then the negative weather temps to top it off...
Um Thank you... But No Thanks!
 
Any who:
Papers used are:
The Little Miss stack by DCWV.
 
Copics Used are:
Hair:E18, E15, YR23
Skin:E000, E00, E11, RO4, R30
Coat/muffs:R39, R29, R35
Pants:B97, B96, B93, B91
Snow:C03,C02, C01, C0
Scarf blue: B6, B4, B79
Scarf green:YG17, G46, G09, G29
Hat: Y28, Y18, YR15, YR23
 
I hope you will pop over to the
 

                                                        Inky Impressions Challenge Blog
To check out all of the other creations and New images!!
 
Thank you so much for popping by! I hope you have a Warm and Perfect Snow day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Here is my inspirational card for
 
I've used the image
 
 
The sentiment
A warm hello...
can also be found on inky Impressions.
 
Fur is done all up in the W Copics.
The whole range!
The dress is
B4, B2, B00
Pants B39, B37
Flower: YR23, YR27, Y15, Y08, E49, E79, E77, E74,
YG99, YG17, YG61
 
Paper is the  DCWV
Little Miss stack.
 
If y have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!
And PLEASE stop in tomorrow to check out New Releases!!
Your gonna Love them!!
 
Pop on over to to the
to see team B's monochrome challenge!
 
Hope to see you there!
 
 


Monday, January 12, 2015

Love Potion

 
So exciting!!!
I was invited to be a guest DT for
 
Be sure to click her name to go to her Etsy store!
She has a wide range of images to tickle your fancy...
 
Here is the image I chose to use:
 
 
Its called:
you can find it by clicking the link.
 
The sentiment may seem a little weird at first but I was listening
to Queen Latifa's song "I put a spell on you" It was Perfect!
 
Soooo about the colors....
I kind of put them away before I remembered I needed to blog them :(
I'm sorry!
My younger daughter and I got to crafting and we had a bit of a mess...
 
by the time we finished and I tucked her in bed for the night.
We were making cards for one of my older daughters that is having her
wisdom teeth pulled. Yuck!
I walked back in here and just started thoughtlessly cleaning... though the good news is
plenty of room to start a new card?
 
If your really wondering I can do my best to guess them out for you :)
 
But the image itself will rock any colors you use! It was so fun to color :)
 
Thank you to Cheri Shull for the invite! I look forward to doing more with you in the future!
 
Be sure to hop on to her Blog
Thank you so much for popping by!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Color challenge


Can I just say I had a blast coloring this up. I had thought about it all day how I wanted to try and make it different from what I had seen so far. Also, the way the Kimono sets, I felt it needed a seductive edge. That is what directed my deep tones choice in colors. I really tried to add depth and make her have a warm come hither feel. Then adding the moths in lighter tones to really enhance the background. I hope you enjoy her as much as I did coloring her up! She's now framed and ready to hang with my favorites!
 

Ive enterd her into a contest at:
 
The image is a free image called Green Goth Maiden By: Ching-Chou Kuik offered just for this challenge you can find info for it
here Details
 
I have colored her up in copics:
Hair: Blue, B39, B27, B93, Teal: BG78, BG75, BG72, Purples: V17, V15, V12, V25, BV34.
I then went in with W7, W5 and W4 to darken up any areas I really felt weren't deep enough. When I went into this I envisioned all the colors being deep and dark with hues of black being the blending factor through out.
Robe: BG78, BG75, BG72 C9, C7, C5, C3, B56, RV25. Again using the W colors to darken and shade.
Skin is : E000, E00, E11, R30, E04
Moths are: RV69, G24, YG61, G12, YG11, G82
 
Thank you so much for pooping in and checking out the details! I hope to see lots more of you enter!
 


Once upon a Time

So its a cold wet muddy day.
My little one is off to play while my older sweets has decided she's ready to head back to her dorm after wisdom teeth removal. House work is done.
So I figured the best thing to do was enjoy the quiet and color :)
 
I chose this Beautiful
image by:
Called:
 
This was put together using a wish wash of colors as I had all my markers spread all over my desk from a fun evening of coloring with two of my girls. I really just grabbed what ever looked good and didn't pay much attention to color combos. I'm sorry that I didn't take notes on colors :(
 
But next time.
I will be posting this over at the
 
as my third and final image. I hope you all enjoyed taking a peek. Feel free to ask any questions at all. I'll do my best!
Talk soon!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Just a short post.

 
Had so much fun crafting with my little one tonight!
She has kind of lost interest in the craft room and coloring... I may have burned her out..
 
But One of my older daughters is going in, in the morning to have her wisdom teeth pulled
So I was able to convince her to make a card for her sister. She is soooo talented!
You probably cant even tell which is hers :)
 
Look at the mess we made!!!!
 
Took me over an hour to put it all back!
But its all good, I'm all cleaned up and got all my posts scheduled for this week!
Be sure to pop in on the 12th to see who I am a guest DT for!!
 
Thanks for peeking in on my little blog!
Hope you will come back soon!
 
 
 
 


Had a little to much fun yesterday

What am I to do with all this free time!
I haven't worked in a month now, and my little one just went back to school after her three week Christmas vacation.... Sooo I spent the last two days being lazy and coloring :)

Here are the two I did today...


This card is made using
 Ching-Chou Kuik Digital stamps
The image is called
Peony Kimono Maiden

I was especially thrilled with the sleeves on her Kimono. I can see the folds lol. Sorry couldn't help it!

Next up Alyce is getting ready to offer up some pencil classes on
Kit and Clowder

So I pulled out my beautiful box of Prisma pencils and brushed off all the dust and gave them a go. I've used prismas before for small touching up and what not. So this was new to take on an whole image :) 



 
First attempt left me a little unsatisfied so after glaring at it awhile I started really digging in and trying to make the colors pop. Much better! You can really layer this stuff up!
 

 
You can find this image at:
Mo's Digital Pencil

She is one of the amazing newest releases called:
MayBelle
Love her!

I have been so lucky to make so many new crafty friends whom have such amazing images to color!!! And not to mention being invited to guest DT for new friends...
Cant tell you who until the 12th! But please check to see!!
Amazing!!!!!



 

Olivia with Chicks

 
 
It's Challenge time at Inky Impressions!
The theme is Something New.
I came across this beautiful Angel with new chicks called:
 
 
 
 
She is so sweet! I love her!
The sentiment is just typed off and printed off
using Gabrielle font.
 
Copics used:
HairYR20, YR21, YR24, E15
Dress, Wings: BV0000, BV000,BV00,  BV01, BV02, BV04, CO, C1, C2 , C3
Chicks:  YR27, YR23, Y18, Y17, Y15, Y11
Skin: E000, EOO, E04, E11, R20
Background: B0000, B000, B00, B01.
 
Paper is from D.C.W.V. The stack is called Violet Leaf.
Card is 6x6.
 
I think that's all the info? Lol. I'm better at making them than explaining them!
 
I sure hope everyone had a Happy New Year!
Please be sure to pop on over to the
To check out the rest of the teams amazing creations!!!
 
Thank you so much for popping by!
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Faythe Flower Girl

 
I have been a card making crazy lady tonight!
Couldn't be the fact that my little one goes back to school tomorrow from
Christmas Vacation... more time to play and not feel guilty for hiding away from the world in
my Craft Room sanctuary!!
 
Any Who, I cant show you the other two cards I've finished because they are DT cards for
 
But I can show you the Clean and Simple card I've just finished to
submit for a 2nd entry for a DT spot at
 

 
I have kept this completely clean and Simple.
The image used is
 
I did do some hand doodling around the borders because I can never leave well enough alone.
I am really happy with how this came out!!
 
Copics Used are,
 Skin: E19, E17, E15, E13, R22
 Hair, Sash and Shoes:W9, W7, W5, W3
  Dress: R56, R35, R43, R21
  Flowers: R32, R30, Y08, Y04, Y11
    Hearts around border: R22
 
 
Be sure to head on over to
To enter for the DT as well!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
 

 


Friday, January 2, 2015

Tiddly Inks!

 
I thought I would try for a DT spot for the Amazing company:
 
The images are so clean and imaginative. It's hard to not be inspired by each and every one of them!
 
 
 

 
I've used the Beautiful
 
The borders have been machine sewn and gems popped in the corners.
Wryn is popped up with dimensional tape as well as a few of the hearts.
 
A little glaze on the paint brush gives a nice wet look :)
 
Copics Used:
Hearts: RV99,R43,  RV29, RV25, RV23, RV09.
Dress: R56, R46, R39, R35.
Hair: E18, E15, YR23, YR21.
Shoes, Shirt: W9, W7, W5, W3.
Paint brush: G03, YR12
 
Keeping my fingers crossed. I tend to stick with a clean and simple style. Hopefully I'm not the only one that likes them!
Huge Hugs! And Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peak!
Be sure to hope over to
to Check out the other entries and enter yourself!
 
Good Luck to ALL!
 
Hope your New year is starting off right!
 

Newton's Nook Challenge

Talk about last minute entry!!! I just seen that Newton's Nook is having a sketch challenge that ends tonight! So I thought ...