Sunday, June 11, 2017

Emmanuelle Coloridge

   Happy Sunday!  I have not been blogging much but I have been creating lots of goodies for family- crochet, gift boxes and cards for special occasions. That said, it is nice to be back and post a card I have made!  With classes ending in two weeks, I am hoping to get more cards and mixed media projects posted!
   For this card, I am using an image by Emmanuelle Colin from her new coloring book Coloriage Wild.   I purchased my copy through Amazon but you can purchase from ETSY as well.
The coloring book features images on high quality watercolor papers, but I wanted to color with copics, so I scanned the  blank image on my computer, sized it in WORD, printed it on copic paper and colored the image with copics.  I have admired her images for over a year but never colored one because I waited until she released the book and then I had permission to use it and post this way!  The images are just gorgeous!
     This card was also inspired by Frouwkje van Keeken who colored this image so beautifully first and when I saw it on her blog, I was thrilled to learn the book was released and then to have it in my hands, and then to color it as beautifully as she did her image!
My image is colored with copic markers.  The design papers are from LemonCraft- "Just Love Me" and Gossamer Blue".   The flowers and pearl embellishment are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl.  I also used scallop fishtail banner dies and my favorite oval die from Spellbinders on which to mount this beauty!

       Have a great day, and as always, thank  you for your kind comments! This card is available in my ETSY store.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl- Ribbon
Colour Crazy Crafting- Anything Goes
Allsorts- Use two dies
Cardmania Challenge- Buttons and Bows
Let's Craft & Create- Girls, Girls, Girls
Stamping Sensations- Rubber Stamp Focal Point

Monday, December 19, 2016

Garden Bride

     Monday, Monday.. we know how that goes!  Like many of you, I am doing my last minute shopping and making preparations for Christmas... it is just a few days away! I am also looking forward to our winter break at school!  The kids are in "holiday mode" already, and I cannot blame them but oh my.. what a week it will be!
    I took a much-needed break from this weekend and colored up a beautiful new image by Mo Manning called "Garden Bride". You can find her hereThis lovely bride comes in shaded and unshaded versions.  For those new to copics and "shading" having the pre-shaded images really helps you place those shadows and highlights.
        I wanted her to be set in a vintage color scheme; pale peach and white/ivory.  I die cut my image with Spellbinder Ovals and Grand Scallop Ovals.  Her gorgeous gown is colored her dress with "C"and some "BV" copics to create the shading and then using Diamond Dust glitter over her veil and dress. Her flowers and roses along the hemline of her dress feature some RV, and peachy R copics. I really do play with lots of colors so I did not keep a list of them. Her skin features the usual copic skin colors (E000, E00, E11, E04 and R20).  I colored her hair using #44, 43, 42 AND 40.  Around her image, I put several Viva Decor "pearls" in ivory.
        My design paper is from Pion 6x6 sheets, roses by Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment by Create with TLC, one of my favorites for a wedding card. I added beautiful lace, a Resin Heart on which I attached some bling, gorgeous rose/rhinestone embellishment from Noor Design.  This card is available in my ETSY SHOP (see sidebar).
        Hoping all of you have a wonderful holiday. I am hoping to get back into my craft room next week for more time to play, how I miss it!  Until then, have a great day, and thank you as always for your kind comments!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Halloween

   Happy Wednesday or should I say "Witchy Wednesday"???  Just stopping by to post a card I made just for fun for Halloween. I love Hannah Lynn images. They were among the first I ever colored when learning to work with copic markers and I still find so much to enjoy in working with them!  This is a new digi stamp by Hannah Lynn called "Happy Halloween" and you can find her here.
     The digi has all three images together along with the word art at the bottom so you do not have to merge anything! Just size it, print it and color it.  The image was colored with copic markers and enhanced with Glamour Dust. I did use the florescent copics over the regular colors - I love to do that for Halloween images!
      The design paper was from an old K & Company 12x12 Halloween paper pad. I embellished the image with a wonky stitched rectangle die cut, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, black tulle and some fibers tied into a bow. My little bats are courtesy of Martha Steward punch!
     Thanks so much for stopping by and, as always, for your kind comments! This card is available in my ETSY shop (see sidebar)!   Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Halloween 
CMD Challenge- Copics
Let's Craft and Create- Halloween 
Shopping our Stash- Halloween

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Seasons Greetings - Winter Fairy Talva

     Happy Tuesday! I am so glad to be back to share my latest card with you. My Mom was in the hospital throughout the entire summer and then required rehab after her hospital stay. Thankfully, we have her home now and she is getting better each day! Thank you to all who sent their best wishes for her!
     I decided to try to make some holiday or winter cards a bit earlier this year. Seems I wait until the holidays are upon us and then the hustle and bustle takes over and... well you know!  For my card, I selected for a second time this favorite Mo Manning digital winter image, "Winter Fairy Talva".  She is  sooo much fun to color!  Of course, she is colored with copic markers- felt good to be practicing again with them!
         The design paper is Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad, "Christmas Wishes". It is so pretty and filled with non-traditional colors such as these pale lavender and turquoise as well as mint greens and rich golds.  I embellished the card with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, hand dyed seam binding, lace and pearl/rhinestone bling from Live and Love Crafts.  The branch die is from Tim Holtz.  I added a few silver beads among the flowers and my sentiment, which is a wood stamp from who knows where! LOL!  Oh the stash we collect.
One last look:
         Feels great to be creating again. Thank you so much for visiting and as always, for your kind comments. I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Sparkle and Sprinkle - Glitter
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/Winter theme
The Ribbon Girl- Anything Goes
Noor Design -Fully Loaded

Friday, July 8, 2016

Here Comes the Bride

   We are having a heat wave here in NY!! No better time than to hunker down in my air conditioned craft room and create a card.
    Today I am here to share a card I made featuring a digi image by Julia Spiri called "bride". 
      I fussy cut the digital image after coloring her with copics and mounted the image on the beautiful Pion 6x6 papers "Fairytale of Spring" design papers.  The entire card features all four papers from the 6x6 page. I also used the matching Pion solid cardstock for the floral oval die cut behind the bride. The cardstock is so sturdy but cuts beautifully with my dies.
      After I colored the image, I added Glamour Dust to most of her dress and veil.  I dyed seam binding with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender distress ink to match the papers and color scheme. Last I added flowers beautiful lace and along with a flat back pearl and rhinestone button embellishment to finish my card.  Die cuts include stitched banners (Gina Marie Designs), Spellbinder Floral  Oval and Nestability ovals and Memory Box Botanical stem die. The image and die cuts were all attached using dimension tape to add a 3D layered effect.

This card is available in my ETSY store See sidebar), along with many other cards. Thank you for your kind comments. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

In the Pink- Fussy or Fancy
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts- Say it with Flowers
The Ribbon Girl- Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wish Big

          Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. The weather has been beautiful and it is such a nice time of year.  Flowers are blooming and my vegetable garden is also looking good!

    I am stopping by to share my latest card.  A couple of weeks ago, I created a card using a beautiful image from Mo Manning called "Laura". You can see that card below.  A few days later, Mo released this adorable image and I could not wait to color her up. She is called "Kate" and I just fell in love with her at first sight. Who could resist coloring that beautiful bonnet? 

  I recently reorganized my paper stash and discovered a large quantitiy of specialty design paper I ordered some time ago. Once I saw this paper, I knew I would be coloring "Kate" in vintage greens.  The design paper is Inkido "Spring Time" 6x6 papers. There are four 6x6 designs on one 12 inch page- all coordinated for you and so beautiful

        Kate is colored with copic markers. I usually work like a mad woman and hardly keep track of my colors but I kept track of the greens for her dress which were BG99 (darkest shading),G99,94, 84 and 40.  I added YG 21 over the G40 to give a yellow tint to the lightest color. Her apron and bonnet ribbons were colored with E81, 84 and 87. I also added E41 and colorless blender to blend the folds.  Last I added some glitter dust on her ribbons and tulip!
           The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.  The leaf die is called "Botanical Stem" from Memory Box. The die cut chipboard frame is from Scrapieniec available in the USA at WHS Marketplace HERE.  

             Last, the pretty hand dyed shabby seam binding is from Live and Love Crafts.. so many delicious colors- and the sentiment is from a Stampin Up set I have had forever. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and as always, for your kind comments. Have a great day!   I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
 Allsorts- Fancy bows and ribbons
 Alphabet Challenge- H is for Handcolored
 Bella and Brontes Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge- Tic Tac Toe
(leaves, flowers, sentiment)
The Ribbon Girl- Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Love Gives Us a Fairytale

    Happy Wednesday!  I am stopping by today to share my design team card for Michele R Designs.  As you know, Michele has some of the most beautiful digital design papers all of which you can find HERE.  For my card, I used my all time favorite collection, "Designer Grunge." You may have seen it in several of my makes!
      Before I post the full photo of the card, I must say I was inspired by a card made by my talented friend across the pond, Linda Levoir of SWG Original Designs .  Isn't it gorgeous!

I fell in love with the La La Land's Heart Doily Die which Linda used here. When I saw it on Linda's gorgeous card, I knew I had to order it and incorporate it in an upcoming card. I loved how Linda offset two die cuts and I did the same with the aqua and white Gemstone cardstock below. All of Irina's dies have amazing detail and cut so beautifully first time through the die cut machine!
     In addition to the design paper which was slightly distressed, I added Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, a resin butterfly,twine and a beautiful rhinestone button in the middle of the two hearts.
    Last, the sentiment was from my stash!  I have an envelope of vellum quotes and I decided to back it with more "Designer Grunge" paper so that the floral design peeks through the sentiment.
     Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
 House of Cards- Photo Inspiration
Dragonfly Dreams- Say it with Flowers 
Broken Fairy Designs- Vintage/Shabby Chic
Cardz4galz- Vintage or Shabby Chic 
 Through the Purple Haze Challenge- Use a die

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