Sunday, March 1, 2015

Playing with kraft

Two cards I made with kraft paper and colored pencils.  Both of the images are by Diana Garrison.  She was an artist at Squigglefly, but luckily you can still get her images at her Etsy shop, Crooked Little Studio.  The sentiment on the first card was computer generated by me.  I also used a speckle stamp all over it after I finished coloring it. 





Friday, February 27, 2015

Old and New and Gold or blue


Hi everyone!  Today I've got two cards to share with you.  One is using an old image that I received a while back in that image swap I joined.  All I know about this first image is that it's a bella from Stamping Bella.  I colored her with Copic markers and computer generated the sentiment.  I added some glitter on the cake.



This second card uses a new image I just purchased from Zuri Digital Stamps on Etsy.  She has some really cute images, and this one just called me to buy it!  I colored it with copic markers and added a little glitter  to the confetti around the blowout.  The only thing I'm not happy with about this card is the green rain dots I used.  They appear black on the card (not just in the photo) and that disappoints me some.





Okay, so along with the rest of the world I've been looking at the "dress" and I see white and gold which seems to be the most popular vote, but the dress in question is actually royal blue and black.  What do you see?  They say that it is all a matter of lighting, and if that is the case, then we all need to question how we are photographing and lighting the cards we take pictures of!  I have had friends tell me "the card you sent is more blue than it appears in your blog", but never has it been such a difference as this!  Please comment and tell me what you see!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two cards - one I like one I hate

I've got a couple of cards to share today with some images I received a while back in an image swap I joined.  This first one is not one I'm happy with.  I didn't color the hair well at all.  In fact, I would have thrown this away except it's going to a young girl who won't care much about the card, but more about the gift certificate to a bookstore that's inside.

The image is from Saturated Canary - but I don't know the name of it because the sender didn't write it down.  The sentiment was from Squigglefly.


This next card is one I had a lot of fun with.  I don't know where this image is from.  I made the sentiment up.  It's going to the girl who cleans my teeth.  She is a big golfing fan.



Here is the inside.  I found the holey sock image by googling coloring book pages.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Etsy stamp

Another snow day for me today!  We got a nice blanket of snow yesterday on top of the approximately 1" of ice we got the day before.  It is really pretty.  Today it's supposed to warm up to about 38 degrees, so it should be melting off some.  

Here's a card that was fun to make.  The image is one I got on Etsy at Pink Gem Designs.  She is called Poppy In Sneakers.  Isn't she cute?  The background is my attempt at the video I saw at Marker Pop blog.  




Monday, February 23, 2015

Two Tildas


Hi everyone!  I am home from work today because we got a layer of ice last night and presently it is snowing!  It's a beautiful snowfall with big, luscious flakes!  

I have been making cards this morning, and here are two cards I made with some Magnolia Stamp images.  Both are colored with Copic markers and have added touches with glitter and/or white gel pen.  The first one is a birthday card for my stash, and the second one I thought would make a cute "under the weather" type of card.

 Image - Magnolia Stamps  Sentiment - Stampin Up


Image - Magnolia Stamps

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Three Bears

Hi everyone.  Well, unfortunately I didn't make it to Memphis yesterday to babysit.  Thunderstorms rolled in and when I got on the road the rain was just pouring down too heavy for me to feel comfortable driving.  Little Rock to Memphis is heavily traveled with big rig trucks, so even during the best of weather I am nervous driving.  With the heavy rain, it was hard to see the road and the trucks were throwing up more water as they passed so I decided to turn around and come back home.  We are going to try for next weekend instead.

I have two cards today featuring bears this time.  

 Image - can't remember where this one came from.  Colored with Copic markers and chalk.  I also used gesso and glitter for the snow.

Image - I think this is another freebie from Beccy's Place, but I couldn't locate it to give you the link.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Two Penguins

Hi everyone!  I am so looking forward to this weekend because I'm traveling to my daughter's house to babysit Jacob while they go out to celebrate their anniversary!  It's been about 6 weeks since I've been able to hold him!  I see pictures of him every day, and he has changed so much.  He is a happy baby with a smile for his mama when he wakes up from his naps.  It will be wonderful to see him and hold him!

Well, yesterday I had two snowmen and today I have two penguins!  I don't know where I got the second penguin from.  Both are colored with Copic markers.  I added some puff paint to the hat on the second card.

 Image - freebie from Beccy's Place called Penguin.  Sentiment from Stampin Up.