Monday, September 19, 2016

Almost Halloween!

I Love Halloween!
It's always been my favorite Holiday! 
And on Top of that Halloween is my Twins
Birthday! Bwa Ha Ha! Trick or Treat?

Lol anyway when the offer came up to color this sweet girl I jumped on it!

And for you she is on Sale through to Halloween here:
Halloween
In Conie Fong's shop!


Copic Colors: 
Dress: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV31
Green: Y09, Y07,Y06
Cat: C8,C7,C6, C5, C4,C3,C2, RY01
Hair, W9, W7, W5, BV23
Skin: W000, W00, R11, E04, R30.


I hope you enjoyed checking out this image. I will be trying her again here shortly with brighter colors so stay tuned!



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Guest Design for Connie Fong!

What an Honor!
Guest Designing for Connie Fong!
I truly Love her work!

Her images are always so inspiring!

Ive been given two to do and I had so much fun coloring them up!

The first is:
A beautiful Mermaid! She can be found:


Ive grabbed soooo many copic colors that I'm fraid I cant name them all,
But here are a few that I did mange to keep sorted out :

Hair: B39, Bg13, B16, Bg11.
Tail: BV17, BV13, BV11, BG09, BG15, BG18
Top and Skirt: R89, R85, R83



Next up is the sweetest Little Turtle
Which can be found: Here



Copic Colors for this little guy include:
Shell: Y28, YG97, E57, YG67, E34, E27, E35
Skin: YG97, YG67, YG63


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing day!!!




Friday, June 10, 2016

Roses are pink!

I have been slaving away in the garden trying to recreate a beautiful arbor out of old doors that I of course seen on Pinterest.
Well... It always looks better on Pinterest!
Any way, one of the flowers I'm attempting is roses. The tag specifically said if I could dig a hole I could grow this species. We will see lol.

Here are some pictures drawn from them before I kill them...






I tried to give it a bit of a water color affect. And then sketched in some blues in the background to give it a look a bokeh in the background.

RV55, RV42, RV52, R85, R43
G29, G46, YG63,
YR27, YR23,
BG0000, BG000, BG01, W5.

I've added the image to my shop. there is a link to the right.
I hope you all have an amazing day!
I will post pics of the arbor as it gets closer to completion :)






Monday, May 30, 2016

Clematis


I finally have some clematises where the deer hopefully cant get to them! I hope they grow huge!!




I've had thought I was done coloring these up and had set them aside to watch the new Pan movie with my daughter. So of course coming back to this I had to add a bit of magic to the image. Hence the bubbles in the background! Love!

The colors used for this image are as follows:
Flowers: V04, V05, V06, V09, V15, V28
Leaves, YG99, YG63, YG67, G46
Bubbles, BG13, BG15, BG18

I love how it turned out! 
If you would like the image I have just added it to my shop.
I hope you all had a Happy Memorial day....
and a Magical weekend!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Columbines

I have officially been corrected! It's a columbine not snapdragon! I have been calling them snap dragons forever!! Well I learn something new everyday :)
I have these beautiful flowers popping up everywhere around my yard and I just love them! I started with one when we moved in 11 years ago and I think the squirells that I feed have helped spread the love lol.




This one is colored up in shades of red. I broke when I seen one at the store and had to have it because my wild one are all purple. Hopefully I will now have red ones popping up everywhere.

The colors used to color this are

Petals:R89, R85, R83, R81, R30, Y38.
Leaves:  YG95, YG93, YG91. Grass stems, G29, G46, YG67.

I can't wait to color this up again in purples and blues!
I have added this image to my shop if you are interested. The link is to the right of the screen.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thank you so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Raccoon!

Work has been picking up which means so is my fatigue. I can not believe just how tired I have been!
I keep walking by my craftroom and wanting to color but a nap seems so much more needed!
I had a no go yesterday, which essentially means I'm called for a job and am to stand by all day till they get where they need me then I go and meet them. Well I waited all day yesterday and they called at the last minute and said never mind. grrrrrrr. But on the bright side I had some time to catch up on game of thrones and draw out another digi!


Drawing this little guy and coloring him proved to be two entirely different challenges!
I tried with color pencil first and it was a sad attempt at best!
This one is done up in copics a little better but not by much. 

Colors used are:
 Raccoon is: E34, E44, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7.
Rock and Grass: C2, C3,C4, G46, G29, 
Flower: Y35

I've added him to my shop. the link is on the right. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Everything is so quiet!

My house is cleaned and back in order, My little one is off at school and Hubby is at work.
I really haven't had any mojo to color but really couldn't find any excuses not to :)

My first card yesterday is a Thank you card I'm sending to my in laws for coming all the way out here to manage house, family and pets to make it possible for me to go to mexico.

I got my order of Altenew stamps in the mail yesterday as well so it worked out well :)
Ive stamped them in a very light purple then colored them in using inktense pencils and blending them out with water. I topped it with gelly role glitter though its really hard to tell in this pic :( The Thank you is from Stampin up and is embossed in gold.


This one was a just because I had more time to kill. As you have probably seen before it is one of my images and can be found in my etsy shop. (Link on the right)
Its colored in copics. 
R89, R56, RV42 and a kick of YR15 just for kicks :)

I hope you all are having a wonderful day!!!

Back from Mexico!

What a Beautiful trip!
I squeezed as much as I could in the two and a half days I was there in Cabo!

To start I went down to meet my Husband and Brother and their friends at the finish of the Mexican 1000 off road race. Unfortunately they blew two engines and were not able to finish but it was a blast for them to give it a shot! 

We met at Jose Del Cabo and for the next two and a half days it was a crazy fun adventure for me!
Here are just a few pic's!
I was shocked to see tequila served at Breakfast...

The seal was happy to be fed with tourists all around right from the dock in Cabo San Lucas.

A beautiful pelican now framed and on my wall :)

The arches for which Cabo is famous for :)

My Brother and his Fiance. 

My husband Tim

The view from our porch at the Posada Real

The beach five minutes from our room.

More of the courtyard where we stayed.

I hope you enjoyed the pics! It was a blast! You can find more if you are interested on my facebook page :)
  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lazy Susans

I remember working out in the yard helping my Grandma clear the weeds in her flower beds. She used to have the most Beautiful bush of these flowers. When ever I see them I think of her. She grew so many flowers, everything she and my grandpa touched grew like magic. Me on the other hand... I can grow them... some of them... but not nearly as magically.

As I drew these out I couldn't help but remember them. I miss them so much!

I hope you enjoy the card I've made.. my Grandparents are the inspirations :)


The image has of course been added to my shop. The link is in the right side bar. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Bumble Bee's

Color my photo's...
maybe that's what I should call these!
As many of you know I love to take photo's. Especially nature. I have been converting alot of them to digital images to color!

This is one of my fist that I had printed and framed. I was so proud of it!


I never new Bumblebee's were so fuzzy!!

Here is the card I just finished making...

Copic colors used:

Honey suckle: E04, RV11, RV63, RV66, E93.
Stem and grass,  G29, G05, YG17. YO2.
Bumblebee: W9,W8,W6,W4, Y35, Y15, Y02.
Background, W4, W2.

I hope you all like them!
Then digi can be found in my shop. there is a link in the right sidebar.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!

  

Friday, April 8, 2016

Too much fun!

It was such a Beautiful day today!!!
We hit 78! Break out the capri's and Flip flops!

Here are a few pics I took this afternoon with my daughter.. I'm trying hard to get her into photography.



Just to share a little bit of that spring love with you!

I have also had an on going project today. A friend of mine asked for some Calla Lillies to color. She is stuck home with a broken arm. So hopefully they might cheer her up a bit!

Here is the card I made using the image :)


I hope you like it! I have added the digi to my shop as well :)
I hope your day was as great as our was!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I will stop and clean my craft room!

You know it's bad when you have to shove stuff off the desk to take a pic of a card!
Good grief, half my supply of copic markers, all my scraps of paper, ink pads, sponges, stamps.. you know pretty much the whole craft room is sitting on my desk right now from all these projects I've been doing. Even hubby gave me a weird look as he walked by lol!

Well here is one more make from the mess.


Very clean and simple! 
Unlike my current surroundings lol!
I found a 60 percent off bird house at Joann crafts to add to my ever growing collection in my yard. I Love watching the chickadee's dart in and out of them all summer. So I thought why not do one on a card! Image can of course be found in my shop :)
I hope you all have a great evening

A daisy a Day!

I have been slowly working my way through a Kit and Clowder 
class called Nature.
I have had so much fun working with the techniques and colors!

Here is a card I have done using the colors from the Gerbera flowers in the class :)


I highly recommend the classes!
This is a daisy I drew up the other night. It is available in my shop. There is a link on the right side bar :)
I hope you are all having a wonderful sunshine filled day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I survived the Denist

I am one who truly fears the dentist. And of course I had an apt early this morning.
Sooo not being able to sleep I colored and drew more than half the night away. I have to tell you. When I got home I dropped like a ton of rocks and slept like three hours! 
Shhhhhhh! Don't Tell!!!

Any way here is a card I just finished up using one of the images I've been working on.
The grocery store is packed full of Beautiful flowers and inspiration is still running strong.


I found some mums that reminded me of my Grandmas favorite flowers the Spider mum.

So I felt the need to sketch one out.

I chose darker purples for this one :)
Colors used are BV04, BV08, V20, BV000.
G29, G94, YG17, YG13.

The background and sentient are from Stampin up.




Monday, April 4, 2016

Crocus

They will pop up some time right?

We had 55 degree weather today but still lots of wind and rain.
Spring is coming... Right?


This is a Digi I have been working on for most of today. I really hope you like it!
Copic Colors used are:
BV08, BV04, BV01, BV00, V01, V04.
G29, G46, YG17, YG13

It can be found in the shop. Link is in the right side bar.
I hope you all are having a great start to the new week!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Iris


Can you tell I am really hoping spring will finally show up in force?

I am all about flowers right now!

Here is today's make.


Copic colors used for this are

Petals: V12, V15, V20, V22, BV08, BV04, BV01, BV000, BV0000.
Leaves: YG13, YG17, G07, G46, G85, G94. 
Yellow is just Y04.

The image is simple so that you can add details in the color. I really had fun with this one!


You can find the digi in my Etsy shop. Link is on the right :)
Thank you for stopping by! I would love to know what you think!


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Last one for the night



Apple Blossoms.

I just finished this one up as well. Picture was shot in my front yard Spring of 2015.
You can find the digi in my Etsy shop using the link to the right :)



So excited!


I am so excited!
My Hubby let me have an Ipad pro! I have just spent the afternoon drawing out this Dahlia from a image I shot in my garden last summer! Its up and in my store. So much fun!

Here is the Photo


and the card :)




Thursday, March 17, 2016

Here is My guest DT card!

I was sooo excited to be invited to be a guest DT for the amazingly talented artist
Conie Fong!

Here is the card I made using the beautiful image called

Isn't she the sweetest!


She is colored in my favorite medium copics!
Please check out the facebook group and all of their amazing creations
Thank you so much for popping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In other news


Some fun new,  Artist and Designer Takumi Nariyoshi. surprised me the other morning when he  messaged me out of the blue and asked me to work on a couple of his images from his newest color books! The books are called Art color book. and can be found om Amazon :) To say I was Flattered would be an understatement! His work is Amazing! Not only does he work on images like this but does some AMAZING would work as well!

Here is the first one finished


Definitely different than I am used to but I do love a challenge! I have one more to do for him and will hopefully get to it this week!


Also in other news I was asked to do a DT spot for the artist Connie Fong who produces Absolutly Beautiful Digis on etsy.

Here are a few cards I have done with some of her images!







  

I have one scheduled to share tomorrow which is her New release for this month! I was totally doing the happy dance when she messaged me! Are these just absolutely adorable!!! Please check her group out on facebook! Some real Talent going on there!!

Thank you all for dropping by to read my ramblings! Have a great day!

Blogging is hard!

So what happens if you take several months off and then try to find your blog again? Uggg it takes you 20 minutes to get back in!
I have been working like crazy in the pilot car biz. and have not been doing much in the world of design team projects. I ended up kind of feeling burned out trying to keep up with deadlines, work and kids! so in my free time I just enjoyed doing some projects on the side just for me :) Here are some works for the past several months just to share a few...

artist is GJzcck. You can find her on etsy





This is a Mo's digital pencil image

Artist: Buddhaborg also fund on etsy

Artist Keeleart found on etsy



This is by Bennett Klien you can find his book on Amazon it is called Colour my Sketchbook

another from Bennett Klein same book.

Lol also Bennett Klein same book... cant tell I like these one right?



This image is by Aurorawings. Found on etsy.

So yes I have definitely had some stuff in the works :) but I have also done some other projects as well.

My brother is the CEO of Golden Leaf Holdings and challenged be to do some oil photography for him! I spent days and made a heck of a mess to pull these shots off! Sadly a graphic designer won he spot. Pshhhhhhh is all I have to say to that! Lol
Here are some shots:














These are 100mm Macro shots all done in a pitch black room relying on a noise trigger to release my flash and shutter at the same time on a Canon 5D Mark III. It's probably needless to say I had oil from one end of the room to the other splashing coins in a dish blind! But it was fun!

Also a few sketches from the oil splashes :

Not nearly as pretty as the pics lol!

Well I hope you enjoyed the quick update! I have a few more things to share with you shortly!!!!


Marigold knock off

I was just at my moms house and was amazed by her garden full of Marigolds and Mums. Just a bright burst of yellows, golds and or...