Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Red and Black Copic Combos

Love the red colors of colic markers.  They are a little harder for me to use.  Trying to stay within the lines is a little more difficult then I thought and I have not quite mastered the blender marker.  The first is one I colored when I first started with copics she is the first Bestie that I colored.  Loved all the details of the image.

These are few different cards I have made as I started getting ready for Christmas cards.  Yes, I know they are not all the christmas them but if you could see the stack I have now you would understand the need to do some things that are different.  

The first of many Christmas cards that I have done for this christmas season.  This has become my stress relief at night.  When I was talking to someone and told them I needed to color more to cut down on stress she started laughing.  She said she would have to tell her daughter.  I know it sounds funny but works better then eating or drinking all  the time.  

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Always amazes me how fast time flies any more.  Did not realize it had been almost a month since the last time I posted.  Get busy playing and forget to post some of the projects.  Here a few of the things I have done in the last month.

 Have done this witch several times this halloween but I think this turned out to be my favorite.  Loved how she looked with the black stripes behind her.  Striped paper was last years Stampin Up halloween designer paper.  She was colored with copics
Dress and Hat: V04, V05, V06, V09
Skin: E000, E01, E02, E11 
Cheeks: R 20
Hair: E21, E23, E25

The wording and fence were cut with my Cricut using the Happy Haunting cartridge.

This next two images  came from Lacy Sunshine.  The mummy was colored with copics using  Body: C1, C3, 0
Face: E000, E01, E02
Eyes: B01 
The background used the C colors and B01 to just speckle the background.  Paper was from Stampin Up the base of card was Smoky Slate then very vanilla.  The Polka dotted paper was Stampin Up designer paper for halloween.  Spider web was cut out using my Cricut and the Artbooking cartridge.  The glitter strip and Decorative label are from Close to my Heart.  

Frankenstein is from Lacy Sunshine as well he is colored with colics.  The wording and overlay were cut with the Cricut using the Artbooking cartridge.  I stickled the wording just because I have to have the bling.  He was colored with the following colors.
Face: YG03, YG13, YG17, R21
Pants: V12, V15, V17
Shirt: YR12, YR15, YR18
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bright Colors

I have a preference for doing images with pastels so I am trying to break out of my rut by trying these brighter colors.   Love how bright things came out.  Sorry the 1st image is blurry.  Pink is my favorite color if you have not figured this out by all the previous images.  

Both cards were done with Stampin Up paper and designer papers.  Some of these papers I have had for years so can't remember what speciality papers were named.  I am sure most of them have been retired.  The cutouts were done with my cricut with embellishments that i got from Hobby Lobby.  I see all the pretty cutouts that people are using on their cards and have ordered some of the die cuts to start trying as well.  The ribbon came from Stampin Up as well.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Halloween Witches

Here are some more of the halloween cards I made this year.  All of the cards are cut at 5.25 x 5.25.  The images are from Sherry Baldy's Besties.  Halloween paper is from Stampin Up.  I cut the spider webs with my cricut as well as the purple frame behind the 2nd witch.  All were colored with copics.  I found the second image on the website for the original digital stamp and fell in love with the hair color and cloths.  She is a lot of fun to color and there are so many ways to color her.  Hope you enjoy.  

Used the same colors for her just tried a different layout with different embellishments.  

The fence behind this witch was cut with the cricut and the paper came with the flocked bats on the paper.  Could not figure out how I was going to use it until I colored her.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stamping Up Group

These were the cards from August Stampin Up Group.  The stamp set used in the first card was from the Seasonal Catalog - Halloween Bash.  I cased the first two cards from Pinterest.    I used heat and stick embossing powder and then poured the halloween glitter over the top. The heat and stick keeps the glitter on the card and does not get it all over everything else.  The label was cut out using the decorative label punch and then the medium oval to cut out the middle.  I cut the bat image out with the scalloped punch and then adhered it to the back of the decorative label.  The next layer was done on Basic gray cardstock.  The image was stamped using versamark and then embossed with black embossing powder.  I then layered it with black card stock.  The image is then cut so it is actually longer then the actual stamp.  The decorative label goes over the top to cover where it is cut.  The designer paper was this years designer halloween paper from Stampin Up.  I used rhinestones and colored them with an orange marker.  

This bookmark was so easy to make and the group always wants at least one simple project. I cut the tags out using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge as well as the decorative label and Wording.  The butterfly was cut with the butterfly punch from Mocha designer paper from last year.  Then used newspaper print designer paper for the foundation of the card.  The rose was from the rose ribbon from Stampin Up.  Just cut off one and adhered it with a glue dote.

Some of the girls follow me on Pinterest and said they hoped we would make some of the cards I had recently posted.  Since I was already doing a card for Halloween I decided to use a Halloween digital image from Sherri Baldy's My Besties.  I colored her using copics.  I used E00, E01 and E02 for her face and R20 for her cheeks.  The hat and dress were colored using V01, V04, V05, Vo6, V09.  The pumpkin was colored using YR 04, YR 07, YR09, YR65, E14.  Stars were colored using Y00.  Shirt was colored using Y13 and YG09.
Spider web was cut again with my cricut.  Ribbon is Stampin Up Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon.  The base of card was done with Tangerine Tango and then a retired designer halloween paper.  Green is Pear Pizzaz and then the spooky is stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink.  The spooky came from the Wicked Cool Stamp set.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mr and Mrs Mummy

Had a request from a friend to make her grandson a halloween card.  Struggled with this for a while since most of my cards where geared towards girls.  I found these digital stamps at Lacy Sunshine.  They were fun to color and not that difficult.  I   used copic markers C1 and C3 for the body of the boy and then E01,  E02, E11, and R20 for the cheeks and faces of all the mummy's.  B01 for the eyes.  The paper is a Stampin up halloween designer paper from last year.  The Spooky and Spider Web frame were cut using the Close to My Heart cricut cartridge - Artbooking.  The sparkle was done using diamond Stickles.  

I wanted to make her a little more feminine then the boy so decided to color her using some pink tones.  I used copic markers R00 and R01 for her body.  I think she needed some glitter to make her a diva so I used the diamond Stickles on her bow as well.  She also got an elegant spider web made of pearls.  
As you can tell I have been playing with what to do with the backgrounds.  I had to go back and fill in the dots to the board on the girl card.  The boy card came out a little heavy on the dots and I found I liked it better when they were more spread out.  I thought I would use a background I found as well but that meant trying to merge the two images and I have not mastered that task yet.  Maybe soon.  

I have been coloring lots of halloween cards using orange, green and purple.  Got a little tired of those colors so I tried this color combination.  Nothing like Halloween but it was fun especially since Pink is one of my favorite colors.  She was colored using the same colors as the one above.  The overlay was done with the same cricut cartridge.  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

More Besties

Now that football season has started coloring these images gives me a way to sit with my husband and be occupied.  

Another look at cards made with Sherri Baldy's Besties.  I used these girls because they have great hair to use when learning to color hair with colics. I tried to different color combinations for blond hair.  

Love the way her hair came out.  My challenge has been to take the time to write down the colors I have used so that I can recreate the same color combinations.  Finally found a template that I think will make it a little easier.

Got her hair done and tried a violet color combination with Copic markers.  For some reason the violet colors are harder for me to get the feel of which colors go well together.  Now that halloween is approaching hopefully can figure it out.

All of these have been made using  5.25" x 5.25" card stock then cutting the designer paper at 5".  Then I trim the image edges so that it will fit on the card.  All the papers used are from Stampin up.  I know I should have made the image so it would fit.  Still working on figuring out how big the image needs to be before I print it out.  These were some of the first digital images I printed.  IT helped to have them a little bigger then they probable should have been to get use to coloring with the copics.

I have started coloring images for halloween and will post those soon.  Will try to post the copic colors used.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Today I will post a couple of the different cards done with a witch for halloween.  The witch comes from the following website: http://www.tiddlyinks.com
 I have come to love the digital stamps since you can determine what size they need to be for the card.  These were some of the first images I colored with my copics.  I had a few issues with staying in the lines but have slowly gotten better at the smaller areas of the design.  The glitter is the diamond or crystal stickles.

The lettering for this one was done with my cricut and were embellished with rhinestones.  I do like to have bling on the cards.  

I think this one turned out to be my favorite maybe because I love polka dots.

Again the spider web on this one was cut with my cricut from Close to my Heart- Artbook.   Of course I had to add the bling to the spider web.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My daughter has been helping me clean up my craft room and sort things so that I can find them again.  This is an ongoing project since it gets messy within a day of the clean up.  She helped me sort out all the designer papers.  I look like a hoarder with all the paper I have gathered.  All my cards for a while will have to use a designer paper so I can working on decreasing the piles.  Below are a couple of different color combos for Messy Bessy one of Sherri Baldy's designs.  I think I liked the last one best because all the colors came out so bright.  All of them have been colored with copic markers and the designer papers are all from stamping up.  

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I have been working with my Copic Markers.  I am slowly learning how to use different color combinations,  so over the next week I will be posting some of the different color cards and combinations.  I have actually taken time to put some of the images into cards instead of just having them lay on my desk.  

I saw the color combination in the first card on Pinterest and just had to try it out.  

I love using the Besties Digital Stamps for coloring with Copics.  They have so much detail on the images.  There is a link on the side bar to Sherri Baldy's website.    This was my attempt at using purples and gray.  Not as happy as I thought I would be with the gray on her skirt.  Doing this card helped me see the difference between the C gray's and N gray's within the copic markers.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Finally tried to use the Jumbo round stickies to make the flower on this card using satin ribbon.  Easy to make and not to big if you want to mail.   USed the lattice die cut from stampin up and the designer paper.  Used the pearls to accent the center of the circle.  Yellow paper and black looks so elegant together.  Used the die cut for the leaves from stampin up as well.

Got my holiday catalog preorder on Monday so I will have to start playing with the stuff getting ready for Christmas.  Also going to try and use a printer tray and make one for halloween and Christmas.  Hopefully can get it posted in the next week.  

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Besties Card

Spent a lot of time learning to use the copics, thought I should at least make one into a card. I love the way she came out.  I think I have about 20 images colored of the Besties digital stamps.  My daughters just laugh at me know when they see all the markers sitting by my chair.  Add some iridescent ice embossing powder to make it look more wintery.  Here is a link to the etsy store where I got the images http://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy?ref=seller_info.  

Friday, July 19, 2013

Last day of vacation.  Relaxing by the pool.  Guess all good things must come to an end at some point and return to day to day life.   Going to finish the fourth book of the Marie Force Fatal series.  Nothing like a murder mystery romance.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Learning How to Use Copic Markers

I have slowly been purchasing Copic Markers.  Took me a while to actually get them out and use them.  I have watched several tutorials and finally decided I just needed to get them out and play to see what happened.  Here is the first real attempt at coloring a full digi stamp.  This is a Besties Digital stamp, they are a lot of fun to play to use with copic markers.  My daughters think I am crazy because I have been sitting at night and coloring several of these different stamp designs.

A fresh post

It's amazing how fast time flies.  Knew it had been a while since last post but did not realize it had been since August of last year.  I been busy making cards just did not take the time to post online.  So over the next few weeks will post some of the cards.  Have been learning to use copic markers for the last month so soon you should see some of those cards.

Made this card using the Bordering on Romance Stamp set.  The Card base is from the Basic Grey card stock.  Ribbon is the Satin Bashful Blue.  Used one of the tea time trinkets from holiday catalog.  Was an easy card to make and can be used for lots of different occasions.