Thursday, February 4, 2016

All Bundled Up

I found this cute coloring book image online, and printed it off to color. I decided to see how well I could color with Stampin' Write markers only. These are a double tipped dye ink marker, and I didn't use the blender pen at all.

I used three shades of each color. For the blues I've used Midnight Muse, Bordering Blue, and Baja Breeze. The greens I've used Garden Green, Gumball Green and Certainly Celery. And for the reds I used Raspberry Ripple, Rich Razzleberry and Primrose Petals. Almost forgot the hat! For that I only used two colors, Crushed Curry and Summer Starfruit.

I'm very pleased how this turned out. I did the shading the same as I would with alcohol markers, starting from light to dark. With these dye ink markers, you can create a darker shade using the same marker. If you just go over it again, it creates a darker shade. Like the soles of the boots. I only used the Going Gray marker on those. So, these inexpensive markers are a great way for beginners to start in my opinion. Tombow also makes the same double tipped markers, but in their own colors.

The card stock I used is Stampin' Up!'s whisper white. It has an ultra smooth surface which is perfect for coloring with markers, I love it, and it's the only white card I buy.

So that's my experience coloring with dye markers, if you have some, maybe you'll try this too. Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hello Birdie


I got my first free stamp set through Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration!! If you would like to order anything during this free offer, click the link on my sidebar to order through my demo, she's awesome!!

I made this card for this week's color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The colors to use are Soft Sky, So Saffron, and Smokey Slate. It makes for a very pretty color combo, and there are many lovely cards to see there.

I colored the birdie with the blender pen and ink to give him some shadowing. I've used the envelope paper and the dictionary stamp to create an old book page. This paper is thinner which makes perfect envelopes, but also works for backing paper as well, love that!

I'm excited to share that I've been asked to be a guest designer for the month of March for the color challenges at Splitcoast Stampers! I'll be sharing those projects here too.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tree Carved Valentine

I made this a few days ago following a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I had the idea to make a card that looked liked a tree carving. I've done this when I was young thinking our names would be forever carved in that tree! :)

I used the woodgrain embossing folder in Mint Macaron and brushed over it with Chocolate Chip ink. I did use my circle embossing diffuser on the one side where the hearts would go. And they are punched out with dsp and a piece of scrap Strawberry Slush.

The sentiment I made with the alphabet letters from the Joy Clair Paper Tattoos stamp set, and punched it out with the word window punch.

A little matching twine and sequins for the accents. That's all for me today, thank you for having a look!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Colored Glitter Paper

I love to color glitter paper with alcohol markers. You can make any color you want! I used the butterfly thinlits, and die cut one with red foil paper, then one with white glitter paper. I used a black Letraset Promarker onto the glitter paper. It doesn't make a solid black, almost like irridescent, very cool!

Just a little stamping on this and some red foil punched hearts. A simple, but sparkly Valentine.

Thank you for having a look!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sweet Valentiine

 For this card I used the La La Land Snowflake Garland Marcy, but I covered the snowflakes with punched hearts for a different look. I also paper pieced her dress with some SU! Valentine paper.

I also gave coloring black hair another go. I'm happy with how hers came out. I only have two gray alcohol markers and a black, so shading was a bit tricky. After it was dry, I did go back over the braids with a felt tipped marker to add a bit more shading. So I'm pleased!

I did also paper piece her boots, and add a little bit of shading to them. The background papers are from the same paper pack, and wanted to keep a simple design. I did add some twine loops behind the die cut oval, and stamped the sentiment from a Unity stamp set.

Thank you for visiting, have a creative weekend!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine Rose

I used a new stamp set called Paper Tattoos from Joy Clair on this card. Love that name! :) The set comes with a rose, heart and bird, and each have a banner that you can stamped words onto. The full alphabet also comes with this set!

I used the rose image first, probably because I have a rose bracelet tattoo on my wrist that I had done like 20 years ago :) I stamped this onto smooth watercolor paper, and used SU! dye inks in Strawberry Slush and Cherry cobbler to color it in with a small paint brush. The banner is colored with Crushed Curry.

After it dried, I stamped love, and added a heart from a Hero Arts set. I die cut it out with a Bo Bunny frame set, and backed it with a black brick embossed piece, then a black card base.

I just love this stamp set!! Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, January 15, 2016

More Blues

This card was inspired by a challenge at The Paper Shelter-Shades of Blues. I have used a Paper Shelter image called Christmas Carols. I've had this image for quite awhile now, but I've only used it in it's Christmas theme. I decided to color it a little differently for this blues theme. I'm still 'in practice' mode using darker colors. The camera has actually washed out the blues a bit, in real life they are darker.

I've used my Spectrum markers, and kept going over and over adding darker colors for all the shading. I think I'm afraid to use too much, then it would just all be the same color!! So by the time I was done with all the blues, I think it's alright for my first dark attempt. 

The original image has the boy holding a carol book, but since I wanted a more Valentine theme, I punched a heart and glued it over the book. I did add some wink of stella to it and also the girls fur trim.

The background was stamped and sponged, and the sentiment comes from a hero arts clear stamp set.I also added a few blue rhinestones. I fiddled with some other embellishments, but ended up with just these.

Thanks for visiting!!