The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week is to make something inspired by a book or story. As soon as I looked at this sweet boy I immediately thought of a story from my childhood..well maybe a tv special, but it's a story too :) The story was Puff the Magic Dragon. I colored this guy using my copics. I wanted to add in some of Puff's smoke so I used a cloud template and to draw in some purple smoke and added some glitter. I found the quote online. Thanks :)
The challenge this week at Michelle Perkett's is "All in the Ocean". Michelle has so many pretty mermaids, but I had to pick one so I chose "Undersea Friends". I really like the sentiment and the little seahorse. I colored them with my Copics and of course added glitter to her body and tail. Love my glitter :) One of these days I'll learn how to take a straight picture lol..sorry about that.
For the first time I am putting up a card I didn't make for a challenge :) I really like the look of the grey skin against a bold color so I was trying to do that here. I still need to work on my shading but it's hard to get used to doing skin and hair in grey. Thanks for looking :)
The Challenge this week at Tiddly Inks was "Sugar and Spice with a Twist". I was trying to be a little interpretive with the image - Goldilocks. My quote reads "Women belong in the house...and in the Senate". I used Goldilocks since she was peeking inside the window and I was trying to relate her to the quote. She's obviously on her way to the Senate :) Wait..if I have to explain it maybe it's not that funny after all lol. Oh well. I colored her with Copics and added a little patriotic bling with the star. I tried something a little different by splitting two papers to use for the background. Hope you like it and if at least one person gets my sense of humor I'll be happy :)
The challenge at Mo's the week was to use "Flower, Flutters, Fairies and/or Fancy Fold". I chose to use a fairy. I thought this image of the fairy with the cupcake was so cute and would make a great birthday or celebration card. I colored her using my copics and just kept my layout simple.
I made this card for the challenge this week at Michelle Perkett - Wild about Wings. I wanted to do Lily is some darker colors for this challenge so I used my blues and greens for her. I tried to lighten her wings with some grey but I am still learning to blend so it didn't come out the way I'd hoped. If anyone has any suggestions on how to do a blue moon, I'm all ears :) I tried a cool shadow on it and used my blender pen to smooth my lines out. I added some stickles to her wings and flowers for some sparkle.
Forgive me for using this blog for something besides cards at the moment, but I have definitely not been happy with my challenge attempts lately and wanted to explain why. Yesterday I had to put down my 7yr old cat Reno, less than a month after he was diagnosed with cancer. It feels like it all happened so fast and the decision to put him down was definitely the worst and hardest decision of my life. I have lost pets before but this was the first time I decided to end his suffering. He was my baby. The runt of a litter who always had to be by my side and always looked at me with love with the biggest eyes I've ever seen. He had the sweetest disposition and gave me so much during the 7 years I had him. I have been grieving for the last month and trying to take care of him the best I could until the cancer spread last week and I knew we weren't going to win this. Cancer is a horrible disease. It is hard to watch a person die from it, but to watch an animal that doesn't understand and is relying on you for care is just devastating. I know I will be myself again but I'm not sure how long before I feel like stamping again. I would like to say that one thing that has helped me was that I tend to look at A LOT of blogs each day and the beauty of the cards has made me feel better. If it weren't for all the stamping bloggers, I would definitely have been lost. Thanks!
For this card, I printed the image and the sentiment on a white card and colored with copics. The challenge had said ribbon was okay but hopefully a little tape and glitter is okay as well. The card really needed a little something and I tried lines around her but I couldn't get it to come out okay. I used scor-tape and some glitter across the top to make the top not so white. I am entering this card in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #54.
I haven't actually made a tag in a really long time, mostly in classes actually. I decided that I wanted to make a Christmas tag since that is when I'd be most likely to use it. I made this tag out of grey paper along with a patterened star paper. I cut out the bear, which was colored with pencils. I am entering this tag in the Mo's Digital Pencil Tags Challenge.
For this card, I used color pencils on the main image and unfortunately tried to also use gamsol on the swirlies which did not come out as I hoped. I used a flower paper for the background and added a red flower in the corner to add to it. For some reason my picture didn't show the colors correctly..the card is not a fluorescent color but looks like it here. I am entering this card in the Michelle Perkett Flowers Galore Challenge this week.
Hello. I came across the challenge today at Make it Colourful and decided to try to enter. I have been wanting to try to use a Make It Crafty image for awhile but wasn't sure what I wanted to make so this was a good opportunity. I've seen other cards using Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty and they look nice together. I attempted a merge of Make It Crafty's Butterfly Swing with Tiddly Inks Fairy Fae. It didn't come out as I had hoped but I'm sure it takes some practice. I colored the images using my copics in blue and instead of making a card as I usually do, just backed the image on a patterned paper for now. I added some glitter to her wings to make her sparkle a little.
The Michelle Perkett Challenge this week was to make a Father's Day card using brown/neutral colors. This is definitely a tough one. I love Michelle's mermaids and fairies but am not creative enough to come up with a way to use them on a Father's Day card so I used this cute dog. I figure I can use it on so many different types of cards so it's perfect for me. I colored him grey and used one of the new Valise papers from Memory Box as the strip across the card.
The challenge at Tiddly Inks this week is to create a "fun dark card". I've actually been wanting to use tonal greys for a card so this was my chance. I used Always the Flower Girl for my card. I haven't attempted black hair yet so I decided on blue. I used a grunge paper for the background.
Hello :) The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week was a sketch challenge. This is my first sketch challenge so I tried to stay as close to the sketch as possible. I am really not much of a flower embellishment person so I don't have too many colors but I found some that matched somewhat. I used My Friend for the image. I just love this little girl peeking at the dog. I colored her with Copics..I can't wait to take my first class soon so I can be better at the shading :)
I made this card for the Tiddly Inks Darling Diva Challenge this week. I used UggaBugga Diva for my card and colored her with copics. I love the way her hand tilts like showing off a ring so I attempted to draw one and use a pink gem for the diamond. Even cavewomen can be divas :) The quote I found online and printed off on my computer.
The weeks challenge at Designed2Delight was to use the Big Bloom image. There were so many possibilities for this image it was hard to pick one. I decided to make the image smaller and print 3 of them in a row. I colored them using my Prismacolor pencils.
I work as a programmer but love to stamp as much as possible. My mother and I started a company that makes support cards for women with breast cancer. We wanted to make cards that would help family and friends provide support when they didn't really know what to say. The majority of the cards I make get donated to women diagnosed with breast cancer. The loves of my life are my dog and 2 cats (plus the stray I feed).