Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Beginnings

Good Morning my friends! As you are reading this post I am taking in the beauty that is England, yep, I am in EUROPE! This has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember and to be able to share it with my best friend Elaine, well,  I just can't ask for anything more, truly.

Anyways, hopefully this post goes up when it is suppose to and our challenge for the next two weeks for Mo's DP2 Challenge is hosted by the lovely Elaine and she is asking us to us the theme "New Beginnings". So my card today is the one I made for my niece's upcoming wedding.

I have once again attempted to color pleats, not too bad but still could use a little work. This image is called Ragged Romeo, my papers are MME and the sentiment is from LOTV. The butterflies are ones I made with shrink plastic.
Okay, we love to see your cards, projects etc, you can post them on the challenge blog and also at our facebook group. We have lots of stuff going on over there, monthly challenges, tutorials and right now a chance to be a guest designer! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Jenny's birthday

Well, my little sister is hitting the big 40 next week and I won't be here to celebrate with her but I am sending her a card to let her know I am thinking of her! I also wanted to start playing with some of my LOTV images since I have so many!

This image is called Friends Forever and I like how the two fairies are holding hands. My sister and I are very close so this really reminded me of her and I.

My sentiment is also from LOTV and my image is colored with copics and just a smidge of colored pencil for the clouds, grounding and to highlight the images. I am trying to work on my hair skills and am following along with the awesome videos at Kit and Clowder. She does it totally different then I did so it is taking me some time but I will get there!

Okay, I would like to enter this into the LOTV challenge and the fun part is I will get to visit the shop next week cause I am going to England to meet my best friend Elaine! I will be leaving in just about 5 hours so I need to get off of here and finish packing.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day!

Hello and Happy Mothers Day to all of my fellow moms out there, even though I only have cats they  were very thoughtful and "bought" me a couple of hanging baskets. They know who manages the treats around this house haha!

I wanted to show you the card I made for my mom today, it is from a new to me website called Power Poppy and I am in LOVE with these images! I have always loved floral images and am managing to find the time to color some of them up now. This definitely won't be my last card with their images.

Here is my card, very simple so the image is the main focus.

I have used a combination of copics and Shinhan marker son this, my ribbon is from the Stamp Simply ribbon store and the pearl center is a gift from my BFF Elaine.

I would like to enter this into the Power Poppy color challenge.

Friday, May 9, 2014

1500 followers giveaway!

Happy Saturday everyone! I wish that title was for my blog but it is for an awesome giveaway starting now over at the Kit and Clowder facebook group. You need to join both the facebook group for Kit and Clowder and the facebook group for Saturated Canary and you will be in the running for a free digi from Saturated Canary.

Alyce is also generously offering a giveaway for her copic coloring site (which is AWESOME!). If you purchase the skin and hair class in the next 24 hours she will give you the Whimsical class free! I have done them all and trust me, there is so much on there. I have done other classes before and honestly, I am like, "uh, I know that" but not with Alyce. Hers are so detailed and so much I had never thought of. Great for a beginner and an experienced colorist too!

So here is my latest card using one of the new Saturated Canary releases, this is Ellie Awesome Sauce.

My papers are Prima lyric and the sentiment is from LOTV. I will list my copics below. Hope you get a chance to play along and have the chance to win some goodies or take advantage of the sale at Kit and Clowder.

Skin  E000,00,11,21,04  R20
Dress RV1,23,25,29
Shoes W1,3,5,7
Hair is Shinhan markers

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Whimsical characters needed!

Hello everyone! Its time for another challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge and our hostess for the next weeks is one of the sweetest people I know, Tracy. And she would like to see us use whimsical or fairytale images this time.

I have been wanting to color up this image but was a bit intimidated by it but I tell ya, I am tickled pink with the way it came out! Just one section at a time and before you know it, I was all done! This is Dragon Hugs and it also comes in a little boy version.

Papers are by Graphic 45 and the sentiment is by Whimsy stamps. I have been playing around with different color combos and am really liking this green one. I believe it is YG03, 07 and G29, the pinks are R20,22 and 24. She has just a bit of sparkle on her waist and the banner on her hat.

Okay, lets see some inspiration from you and make sure to check us out on Mo's facebook page, we have lots of fun, a new challenge each month and right now we are also having a guest dt call!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Swirly glitter accent tutorial

Hey everyone! We have started doing weekly tutorials for Mo's facebook page and we are going to try to do them on Tuesdays so you know which day to watch for them and today is my day, lucky you! I have decided to show you how to make those little swirly things that people use in their flower arrangements, I don't know what they are called but anything with glitter grabs my attention!

Okay, lets get started! First of all you will need white glue which I thinned out a bit with some water, just enough to make it not overly thick. I use coated wire from the floral section of the local craft store, I think the glitter sticks to it better then plain wire, some wire snips, something to wrap your wire around (I use a knitting needle but a paintbrush handle, pen etc would work fine) and glitter. I have used both Distress Glitter and MS glitter so you can see the difference in the two.

So first I cut a length of wire about 5 or 6 inches long, doesn't have to be specific, and wrap it around my knitting needle leaving a tail to hold onto.

Dip it into my glue and let the excess drip off then sprinkle with glitter and let it dry. I set mine on a non stick craft mat to prevent it from sticking when I go to pick it up. And here is what they look like, the Distress Glitter is on the left, you can see it is a bit more matte looking and the MS glitter is on the right, I prefer it as it really sparkles.

Okay, doesn't get much simpler then this. Just make sure you let most of the glue drip off before you add the glitter or you will have a lump of glitter instead of a twirly thing!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Playing along with Chi Chi Memories

Hello everyone! Today I have a new card to show you featuring an image from the cute Chi Chi Memories and they are also sponsoring the May challenge at Kit and Clowder this month which is "flowers". Easy right? Flowers on your card, in the papers, whatever, just show us some flowers! Chi Chi Memories is offering a free digi and 15% off your order to the winner.

I have used this little cutie today, here is the how she looks from the site.

And here is how I have colored her up for the challenge.

I will add a list of my copics at the bottom. I have been trying to do something a little bit different here and there just to push myself a bit so the little silver flourish in the corner is embossing paste covered while wet with glitter. It adds a little texture to the card but doesn't overpower it. I have also just noticed it looks like a cat hair is sticking out of my flowers across the image, just a little gift from Wimbly I guess!
Okay, enjoy your weekend and hope to see you play along at the challenge. Don't forget the awesome classes available at Kit and Clowder with more to come very soon!
Skin  E000.00.11,21,04 and R20
Hair YR21, Y20, E99
Shirt  R20,21,22,BV23