Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sassy in Heels and A Hummingbird

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there's a lot of stuff here - a Stampin' Up! stamp set (slightly used), some 6x6 papers, some shimmer mist, some ribbon, some snowflake embellishments, some unmounted rubber stamps, some flower stickers, a provo craft die, decorative brads, assortment of embellishments including some of my hand crocheted snow flakes, and a set of blo pens (great for adding speckles to your background!), and a quickie glue pen. Right now I am at 310 followers. For every 3 more followers I gain until the end of this blog candy I will add another something to the prize package! I have added a package of six brass charms, a package of 12 sugar coating glitter by Doodlebug, a Viva Silver Pearl pen, two brand new foam mounted Inky Impressions stamps, a package of 60 self-adhesive clear gems, a four pack of fresh flocking from Studio G, and a set of 10 metal tab clips by Making Memories to the prize package so far! When I reach 334 followers I will add this



Seven sheets of hand dyed tissue paper. This is the same paper I use when I make my butterflies with acetate. It's wonderful stuff!

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Hi everyone! Here it is already the middle of the week! Yesterday Elaine Allen asked this question about my Cherry On Top card

The cherry on top card is adorable. Do you do anything special if you are sending this in the mail, because of the buttons I mean?

Elaine, I tried to find your e mail to answer you, but couldn't find it in your profile so hopefully you are reading this today and will see my answer. I usually cut a piece of thin foam to fit the front of the card so that when it's in the envelope it's padded on the side with the embellishment. I know a lot of people who turn their cards inside out so the embellishments are protected by the card, but some people are a little confused when they receive a card folded backwards so I don't do that. Start saving packaging that comes in stuff you get in the mail and use it when you send off embellished cards!

I have a couple more cards to share with you today, but before I get to the cards I want to give all you Copic owners a little warning. Copic says if you leave the caps off of the markers that they won't dry out - and this is true, BUT I have now found out that if the caps are left off your nibs get all gummy! I had a cap that came off of one of my markers without my knowing it and when I pulled my marker out to use it the nib was all gooey feeling and didn't color well. I assumed it was because I had colored over chalk or something. But it recently happened to another one of my markers and I now know it was due to being left out without the cap on, so I wanted to let all of you know about this too. Thank goodness the nibs can be replaced though!

Okay,both of my cards are for the Hope You Can Cling to challenges. The first one was the 24th challenge and the theme is Girls In Pink. I went with a little bit of sass on my card and used an oldie from Squigglefly called Can Do Girl drawn by my talented daughter Chesney Young.


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This has long been a favorite image of mine. She's fun to color and she's got attitude which makes coming up with sentiments fun. The sentiment I used on this card is a quote from Bette Midler and I printed it with my computer. I accented the sentiment with a flower cut from the designer paper I used on the background of this card. The flower is popped up on pop dots.

The girl is colored with Copic markers and all I did was frame her in some brown card stock and round the corners of the paper. The paper, by the way is from My Mind's Eye.

My second card is for yesterday's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge - Cancer Is For The Birds. You are supposed to use a bird image! I chose to use the beautiful Hummingbird that Chesney also drew - and it's a freebie at Squigglefly!


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I have hummingbirds that come all summer long and have never seen one colored like this, but I colored my bird based on the colors I found in this picture



Isn't that a beautiful bird? Anyway, I colored the bird with Copic markers and chalked the sky. I sponged some Mellow Moss ink around the scallops and stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up's Sincere Salutations set in the same ink. The corners were punched and then some iridescent thread was wrapped around it.

That's it from me today! Enjoy your hump day, and thanks for looking!

40 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh 2 fab cards hun love the images especially that humming bird colored to perfection hugs cheryl xxxx

Margie said...

I love the sassy in heels card-the image is FAB!

Linda said...

Love the hummingbird cards and copic coloring....just venturing in to coloring with copics...still have lots of practice to go :)

Shawna said...

Oh my, that tissue paper is GORGEOUS.... and your hummer card is, too! The girl with the attitude, well I can think of several sentiments to go-with, also, which makes for a very versatile image. Did the plastic work to keep your Riley in?

theCook said...

Love the coloring of your hummingbird. I had printed the freebie once, tried to color it and everything went to the trash. Maybe I should try it again now that I have more colors in my markers box and that I have a coloring example at hand!

Melanie Bennett said...

Sassy in heels is great...I love the card and fab sentiment. Thanks for showing!

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

Thanks for answering my question. I love adding dimensional embellishments to my cards, but they are always difficult to send in the mail. Now I'll be on the lookout thin foam to use to protect the cards in the mail I really appreciate you taking the time to answer.
Love your cards today, and what a surprise. I didn't know Chesney was an artist (duh - the apple didn't fall far from the tree - LOL!). She is very good and you've done her art justice. Love how the hummingbird turned out, so sweet.

Thanks,

Elaine Allen

Pam in Ar. said...

I never knew how beautiful a humming bird was! GASP, I've never had a feeder so I've never really seen one that close up. Beautiful card :)

FINALLY!!!!! The first card, she has a bit if a BUTT!!! I love it, she is not fat but she is not a stick either great to see a drawing of a "real life" kind of gal LOL

Linda said...

Thanks for the info about mailing!
Your cards are wonderful. Love the hummingbird. I have that image.

Teressa Thompson said...

The humming bird is stunning

Catherine said...

Two more gorgeous cards Holly ! Love the sassy one and the sentiment is really fun ! Your daughter is really talented, love the design ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Dawn Frost said...

You did a fantastic job colouring the hummingbird! I always find copying nature can be very difficult, you succeeded. I agree with the sentiment for your Can do girl. Her shoes look great, lol!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'd love to winthis candy! Love checking back and seeing what new projects you have Holly! This hummer is fantastic!

Kari said...

Wonderful cards,Holly!!Your colouring is fabulous!
Have a lovely day :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Marlene said...

Good to know on the copics! I always thought the alcohol would evaporate if you left the caps off, so I've never done that...but the nibs getting all gummy sounds about right.

Love the cards. Your daughter is so very talented with her illustrations, for sure. (You know she's one of my favorites).

That hummingbird is colored BEAUTIFULLY!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards Holly, love your coloring on that hummingbird.

bumblebee creations said...

I am so wondering how anyone got that pic??? Every time I see a hummingbird-their little wings are going so fast it is hard to tell what color they are!! You are right though--gorgeous bird!! Love your card--your coloring is PERFECTLY matching this birdie!! I gotta take that copic class! I am actually taking one in Nov. but am sure it is not the same thing-as it is free!!
Love the sass in the first card too---she is such a cute girl - that image!!

Maria Matter said...

oh gorgeous hummingbird card Holly! great tribute to the real thing!!!

love your sassy card too! the sentiment is soooo true! :)
hugs & blessings!

Dawn Edwards said...

Fabulous cards. The hummingbird is my favorite.

Niki said...

Beautiful hummingbird.

I like the sass on the Girl in Pink card.

eiyiyi said...

The hummingbird is absolutely stunning and I love it. But, being a bit of a sassy girl myself, Chesney's drawing and your take on it are definitely my favorite! hugs, eileen

msfreida said...

Oh what a day it has been...but it was made worse by sneaking a peek of your cards from my phone! I couldn't wait to get home to pull them up on my laptop so I could see all the details! Man oh man...you've done it again...and used 2 of my favorite images to boot! :)

This is one of my all-time favs from Ches...maybe it's because I relate so well to the attitude she projects! haha This image is just one of those that anyone could have fun with, and there have been some great ones made! You surely ROCKED this one with that fabulous coloring and awesome quote! Love the DP you chose to go with it too! FABULOUS card! :)

And then my hummer...OMGoodness what a GORGEOUS job you did with the colors! I have 2 feeders hung in my window where I can watch these lil things from my chair. There's about 9 that entertain me on a daily basis from June-Sept. I've really missed them since they left for their winter homes, but they give me a lot to look forward to!
The greens you chose for the background really compliment your coloring...and ohhh that gold thread adds such elegance! Such an eye-catcher!

Well honey, if you keep adding such treasures to this giveaway, you're gonna need a Brinks truck to deliver it! teehee ;)

Enjoy your evening!
Hugs~

*Vicki* said...

Holly, these are both stunning creations! You're doing so good about those HYCCT challenges! I've really fallen off the wagon with those! :) Maybe I can catch up soon, but time is running out!

That hummingbird has always been a fav of mine from the beginning and will never go "old"! Thanks for the advice on my blog and I totally agree with you girl!! *wink* HUGS!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous as always!

please tell chesney i got her card and i LOVE the glitter. thanx

hugs :)

Abz said...

Hey again! Thanks for liking it! :) I will draw Sue soon I hope! I have a few already lined up...

Hint hint... she's got a great big voice! ;) Keep visiting!

Elaine M said...

Oh my! What incredible paper - have you ever made a tutorial on how to create it??? Love both your cards - especially the hummingbird

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

they are both LoVelY cards!
and yes, definitely, one talented daughter you have! thx for that tidbit too :)

Debra said...

Your cards are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Val W said...

Great cards. I really like the hummingbird one. Great coloring on both cards. The first card is fun. She's pretty spunky. Love the quote.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful coloring on the hummingbird! wonderful work, Holly!

Lagene said...

I love this hummingbird digi! Beautiful job of coloring!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

cute capris. love the 2 hummingbirds!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am not a shoe person, but I know many that are and this would be perfect! As for the hummer, you did such a gorgeous coloring job! Two more great cards.

sucor said...

Great cards! I love the hummingbird!

Lola said...

Yes, she is fun with attitude! I must say, your hummingbird is AWESOME and the colors are beautiful.

Linda said...

What a beautiful job you have done on the coloring of the hummingbird image!!

Vicki said...

Holly you never cease to amaze me! Again, both cards are awesome. I am pulled to the Hummingbird one as they are one of my fav birds! And that first card is soooo sassy! Love your work Holly!
HUGS!
Vicki

joanne said...

the hummingbird is so delicate - another stunning card, Holly.

gocanucksgo said...

Wow, that hummingbird is gorgeous and the first sentiment is so true lol. Fantastic work =)

sockamom13 said...

Great cards as usual. Thanks for sharing.