Sunday, February 24, 2013

You Color My World - layered!

Last week I shared a journal page I created using an adorable Tiddly Inks image.  (You can see that here.)  I colored the image again and did some layering with her to make a great card...

I had printed her kind of large so I knew the card would be fairly plain.  To add a little more color to it, I inked a piece of glossy paper with Copic various inks and put that behind the white panel.  I punched a little hole towards the bottom and white embossed the sentiment in the window.  Then to add a little more to fill some of the white space, I added some little mini buttons I had in my stash.

I love how she turned out :)  I'm playing along with MarkerPop#17 this week:

Thanks for stopping by,


PAPER: Copic Xpress It Blending Card, Neenah Solar White, Glossy cardstock
STAMPS: Tiddly Inks Little Artist Digi, Paper Smooches Word Salad
INK: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
COPICS: Skin - E00, E01, E11, E13, R20, BV20; Hair - E35, E37, E39, E29; Clothes - B93, B95, B97, B99, 0 on scrap of denim, BV01, BV08, BV04, C6, C8, C10, 110; Brush - E71, E74, E77, W5, W6, W7, Spica Silver, R32, R89; Background - BG23, V09, V12
OTHER: Mini Purple Buttons, Stampin' Up! Word Window Punch, white embossing powder, Glossy Accents, Crystal Stickles, foam squares

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Creative Life

So I saw this quote a few weeks back and thought it would be great on an art journal page. And since the quote was about living a creative life, I thought the Tiddly Ink's Little Artist was perfect for it:

 The quote is a little hard to rid in that shot, so here it is up close...

I think you can see behind the quote that there is some beautiful papers, stamping, misting/masking, some white gel pen.  Before putting anything down though, I knew the papers wouldn't cover the whole page (the pages are 5.5x8.5 each so the two pages was 11" wide and I used a 6x6 pad!), so I covered both pages with some lavendar and indigo acrylic paint (plus it hides the seems where the papers didn't line up perfectly ;))

The adorable little artist is colored with copics then fussy cut and adhered with multi medium - as are the rest of the papers and stickers.  While coloring her, I thought she'd be super fun to layer like the fairy I did a couple weeks ago (you can see that post here) so stay tuned... ;)


Mixed Media art journal, Paper from Authentique, Copic Xpress It Blending Card, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Dylusions Stamps, Archival Ink, Multi Medium Matte, Stickers, Acryllic Paint

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bunny Friends

A couple of weeks ago I posted some photos of my day of coloring (you can read all about that here).  Well... I finally put one of those images to use.

Since the latest MarkerPop challenge is Texture, I decided to use the sweet little bunny pals in a card.

Sorry the lighting's not great!  It's a little grey and icky today.

After I spent that day coloring, I let everything sit until I was ready to do something mroe with them.  This was great because it gave the image plenty of time to dry so I could texture it.  (Usually I'm too impatient to wait for it to dry and can't get my colorless blender to do anything for me!)  I took a piece of an old dish towel, added some colorless blender solution and pressed it on the bunnies to give them a little furry look.

Once the image was ready, I matted it and the sentiment to a piece of green cardstock then adhered both of those to a piece of fabric (yup!  that carrot/stripe background is fabric!).

This stamp set is made to work with honeycomb paper so I had to try it out and the sentiment was just something I thought was perfect for the brown honeycomb paper...

These bunnies make me want the winter to hurry up and be over already!

Thanks for stopping by,


STAMPS - Inky Antics Chocolate Rabbit HoneyPop set
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER - Copic Xpress It, Co'ordinations Peeled Paint
COPICS - Left Bunny - W4, W6, W8; Right Bunny - E31, E35, Ears - E51, E55; Texture - 0
OTHER - Fabric, old dishclot, corner rounder

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Feeling Spunky!

i had every intention of using the images I shared last post in some cards this week, but I had something else I was itching to do instead...layering an image

I started by printing Some Odd Girl's Spunky Sprite six times on a sheet of paper.  i looked at the image and figured out what parts i wanted on what layer and started coloring.

Once all of the coloring was done, it was time to cut them all out.

And once they were cut, I layered it all together.  I LOVE the final sprite!!

And here she is from the side.  I love the depth :)

Finally, here she is on a card... LOVE!

And since I layed the image, I thought I'd play a little with layering the card front papers as well...

ETA: check out some of the layering here - amazing and such tiny pieces!

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS: Some Odd Girl Spunky Sprite digi, Paper Smooches Chit Chat
PAPER: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party, Stampin' Up! Gumball Green and Early Espresso, Copic Xpress It
INK: Versamark, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
COPICS: skin E00, E01, E11, E13, R20, BV20; wings C0, C1, C2; eyes G43, G21, G46; hair YR27, E53, E55, E57; clothes R20, R32, R22, BG10, BG11, BG32
OTHER: Kiwi Lane Design Templates Adorn, Hoenydew twine from the Twinery, Stampin' Up! brights buttons, Crystal Stickles, white embossing powder

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Day to Color

I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head that I couldn't focus on just one project today, so I made today a coloring day. I sat at my desk and colored until my back just couldn't handle being hunched over any longer. Here's what I colored today (all of which will be used in the many projects I have planned!!!).

Here's close up of the stamped images coloredwith Copics:

The next picture isaclose up of three outline stickers that I colored:

Lastly (and probably my favorite ones)... outline stickers on glittercoloredwith Copics.  i love all that sparkle!

Thanksfor stopping by.  i'll bebackto share the finished projects...once they're done ;)


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bring on the spring

Well, now that the ground hog has seen his shadow, I'm bringing on the spring with some fun House Mouse stamps.  The first one up would be a great Easter Card:

I colored the image with my Copics, rounded the corners, and adhered it to the two layers of puprle (one of which I pierced around).

One of my least favorite things about the warm weather is the buzzing bees that seem to pop up everywhere.  If our bees were like the ones in this image, I might be okay with them:

Again, I colored the image with my copics, matted it on the layers of black and yellow.  The card base is black embossed with the hexagon background.  To finish it off I add some Stickles to the wings.  Here's the sparkly-ness up close:

Who wouldn't love a bunny-bee?!?!?

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