Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just Stampin Up

Here are some of the recent cards made during our monthly group.

 I have seen the origami bow on several cards and just loved how it looked.  I found the instructions on the web on how to make them and gave it a whirl.  I used a 4 x 4 piece of designer paper to make this one since I did not want a very big bow.

Paper:  Night of Navy ( 100867) and Very Vanilla (101650)
Designer paper: Beau Chateau and (both retired- Sorry).   
Stamp Set: You're Lovely (133575)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (131174)
Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (120999)
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (133520)
Possible Die Cut to cut out You're Lovely stamp:  Deco Labels (130102) 

Its that time of year when we start attending a lot of weddings so thought a card would come in handy.
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102544) and Basic Black (121045)
Stamp Set: Love and Laughter (125477)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980) and Silver Metallic Encore Pad (132142)
Ribbon:  Real Red (Retired)
Designer Paper: (Retired)

This card I found on Pinterest and loved the color combinations so I used the idea to make something similar.
Paper: Coastal Cabana (131297) and Crumb Cake (120953) and Pear Pizzazz (131201)
Stamp Set: Petite Petals (133155) and 
Designer Paper: 
Punch: Petite Petals Punch (133322), 7/8 Scallop Circle (129404), 1" circle (119868) and Bitty Butterfly (129406)
Ribbon: Natural Chevron Ribbon (132982) and Seam Binding Ribbon Soft Sky (131210)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Trying different Hair Colors

I love the brown hair color combinations and tend to do all my cards with brown hair.  I am trying to do some of the different combinations and these are the ones that I actually liked the colors.  I still struggle to get the black hair to look nice.  Something to keep working on.

I didn't think blonde hair would be hard but getting it to look good on the card is actually harder then I though it would be.

Then there is brown and this is my favorite Copics combination.  I used E 21, E 24, E 29.  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Love of Besties

I have found that coloring with Copics helps to relieve the stress from work.  I love Sherri Baldy's Besties digi stamps.  Here are a few of the Besties that I done lately.  I get wrapped up in coloring and then don't take the time to make the images into cards.  So, here a few of the ones that have actually been put into cards.

I get hooked on doing the cards with my favorite color pink so I have been trying to expand and have started using different color combinations.

I know they all still seem to have a little pink on them.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lil Boo's XOXO

Some more of the digital images for Valentines Day.  This is Lil Boo from Lacy Sunshine.  She is colored with copic markers and then I added some diamond stickles to make the XOXO stand out.  Pearls were used for the buttons on each of her pajamas.  

Copic Markers
Pajamas:  R22, R29, R59
XOXO: RV11, RV13, RV14, Co, C1, C7
Skin: E50, E11, E01, R20
Hair:  E11, E13, 15, E18

Copic Markers
Pajamas:  R22, R29, R59
XOXO: R22, R29, R59, E40, E42, E43, E47
Skin: E50, E11, E01, R20
Hair:  E11, E13, 15, E18

Copic Markers
Pajamas:  E40, E42, E43, E47
XOXO: R22, R29, R59, Co, C1, C7
Skin: E50, E11, E01, R20
Hair:  Y00, Y21, E08, E19

Monday, January 6, 2014

Pickles Sharing the Love

Here are a couple of different versions of Pickles Sharing the Love digital image.  I wanted something that would work well for a boy so I colored the balloon using browns and since it was for valentines day I had to use reds.  Didn't know if I would like the brown on the balloon but when he was all done I think it turned out to be my favorite.  This was my first attempt at trying to color a sky background.

Copic Markers
Pickles: YG07, G14
Balloon: E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
Stripes, Bow and Hearts: R22, R29, R59
Sky: B0000, B91, C0, C1, 0
Basket: E31, E43, E57

 Copic Markers
Pickles: YG07, G14
Balloon: RV11, RV13, RV14
Stripes and Bow: G20, G14, G17
Hearts: R22, R29, R59
Basket: E31, E43, E57

Copic Markers
Pickles: YG07, G14
Balloon and Bow: R22, R29, R59
Stripes: RV11, RV13, RV14
Hearts: R22, R29, R59
Basket: E31, E43, E57

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Queen of Hearts

 Coloring some images for Valentines day.  Found this digital image on Lacy Sunshine website and had to color her.  This image doesn't show how she really looks when I added the diamond stickles to the white shades.

The picture below gives you a little bit of the glitter added to the white areas.  Love how she came out.  Now I need to make her into a card.  

Copic markers used
Skin:  E50 E11, E01, R20
Eyes:  G16, G12
Hair:  E11, E13, E15, E18, E40
Dress: R29, R59, C0, 110
Lips: R22