Friday, May 6, 2016

Colorful Birdie

When I start coloring birds, I don't keep with the traditional types of birds. I just make them any color I want! :)

This sweet bird and sentiment are more images from the April kit of the month from Unity Stamp Co. It's colored again with my alcohol markers. I got two more Unity kits out, to make the branch I've used the SO this is Love kit and partially inked a trees image. He had to have something to stand on! And for the leafy branches I've used another tree image from the Donna Downey kit Imagine It.

I love the sentiment!! I used my stampa-ma-jig to get it stamped straight, works perfectly on rubber stamps! I didn't add any embellishments this time, just a little ink blending around the edges.

Thanks so much for visiting today, have a great weekend, and have a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ATC Page

I've made this ATC page for the challenge at Joy Clair. There is an inspiration board to follow, along with Someone Special:

Soft, pretty colors for Spring don't you think?! I used 5 different Joy Clair stamp sets on these, Bandana Bits, Hugs & Smiles, Paisley Bouquet, Song of Solomon, and Dream Big. I mixed and matched sets, used full and partial sentiments, and just had fun creating these little ATC's. Here is a closer look at them:

I also used some pattern papers, ribbon, twine, and candy dots for embellishments. I even stamped on a piece of vellum and colored the back side for one(last pic, second row, far right). It doesn't show well, I was trying not to get a glare from the baseball card pocket page that they are in.

This challenge runs all month long, so if you'd like to join in there is plenty of time! The winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to the Joy Clair online store!!! And if you don't own any of their stamps yet, that's alright, your not required to use them.

Thanks so much for visiting today!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

For Mom

Playing along with the color challenge at Splitcoast. The colors to use this week are Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz.

I heat embossed the rose in black, then water colored it in. I stamped the background with the light blue, and the sentiment with the light purple. It looked a bit light to me, so I coated the sentiment with wink of Stella.

I'll send this off to Mom for Mother's Day. Thank you for having a look!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coloring Red Hair on a Unity Girl


Sharing a card I made for the Unity Stamp facebook group. The challenge was to use any Unity Girl image. I chose this one from the current Kit of the Month kit.

I decided to practice red hair again. Overall I'm happy with it. I still can't get the braids shadowed right. It's such a small area to color, and I must be a bit heavy handed with the marker.!! When I posted this to the facebook group, I got positive comments on how they loved the hair, and that makes me happy!! I used Spectrum marker colors CR10, CR11 and DR5.

Her shirt is actually paper pieced with a piece of soft sky card stock that I shaded a bit with ink. I did originally color it in blues, but it didn't look good at all, so I covered it up! I have a six pack of Spectrum markers in blues, but there is such a contrast between the medium and dark, that I just can't get them to blend right.

The little flowers around her I colored with a purple glaze pen, and the sentiment is from the same kit and die cut with an Elizabeth Crafts label. The card base is black with an overlay of printed vellum from SU! and I had to add some twine also!!

Thanks so much for visiting! I have another red head image I'll be sharing once I get it put on a card or something! :)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Unity Stamps

I've signed up to Unity Stamp Company's Kit of the Month club. Every month you get a full 8 1/2"x 11" sheet of exclusive rubber stamp images. This is the second kit I've received, and this month has this sweet bird nest image.

I've colored it with my Spectrum and Letraset markers, and spritzed it lightly with my hand spritzer to give a light splattered look. The leaves are die cut, and I've added some pearls around them.

Having these kits arrive each month is giving me some fresh ideas, and getting me to color more, both of which I've been needing lately!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gift Box

Playing along with the color challenge this week at Splitcoast Stampers using Hello Honey, Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon.

I decided to make a gift box that Sam made, her version is here. I love the size and the flat top. The colors also gave me an excuse to use some designer paper that I'm not real fond of, it has all the same colors in it. The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up! set, and is punched and layered. Here is a closer look at the top:

I made my closer different than the original. I'm not a fan of threading twine or ribbon :) I've used my favorite, mini velcro dots. Available at any fabric store.

Go check the link out and make one of these yourself, they're quite easy! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sending Hugs

Playing along with the color challenge today at Splitcoast. Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive with dessert option of embossing.

I substituted the eggplant with Perfect Plum. I cased this card from my 'cards to make' pinterest board.

The plum leafy panel is SU!'s retired emboss resist paper, love that stuff! And the bermuda panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Everything else was kept to the original, except the sentiment, which is from a Simon Says Stamp Flower Friends set.

I also used a paper piercing pack to go around the edges of the larger bermuda panel. Always forget to use that tool, it really does add the extra special touch.

Thanks so much for visiting!