Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ballerina Birthday

Hi all!

Yes, I'm posting twice in a week! I guess there are a few perks to having my husband gone on a business trip! I'm sharing a card I made with a digital image provided by Kristina Werner for the Online Card Class for Copic coloring. I LOVE this image! I think it's so cute! And it was tons of fun to color...Here's my card:
There's a little girl turning 3 in May and I just think she's as adorable as this image. I can't wait to put this card in the mail for her! I stamped some polka dots to the front of the card for some interest. The front of the card had a circle die cut in the middle of it so I die cut a frame to outline the circle a bit more and then stamped the sentiment. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts and then I added some little gems to the cake stand and to her ballet slippers, too. The only thing that truly took a bit of time was the coloring and the fussy cutting. Other than that, though, the rest of the card is pretty simple.

I'll be entering the card here:
V's Sweet Ideas--"Anything Goes" challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge--"In the Middle"
Word Art Wednesday--"Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Heartfelt Sympathy

Hi all!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I've been able to do a bit of coloring these last few days because my husband is away on a business trip. So, Copic coloring has been my past time! :)

Here's my card:
Sympathy cards are the HARDEST to make. So, I decided to use a digital image and keep it simple yet elegant. I wish I could share where I got the digital image from but I just recently found it in a file on my son's computer. I have no idea where I got the image from! However, the sentiment is from a company I hadn't heard of before--A Creative Journey with Melissa. I have the "Outside and In" set and LOVE it! The quality of the stamps are great! There's a sympathy message on the inside of the card, too, and it just adds such a special touch.

The image was colored in using Copics. I have so enjoyed being able to just put the kids to bed, turn on a movie, and color away! Hoping to share more cards soon.

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Use Spring Flowers
Simon Says Monday Challenge--"In the Middle"
Word Art Wednesday--Anything goes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

More Copic practice

Hi friends!

It's been a while since I've had time to craft and post...but I'm popping in to share a birthday card. I had intended to play along with a coloring challenge but homeschooling has really interrupted that intention. However, I did get some coloring done while the kids were sick and now I've completed a card. Here it is:
Copics--I've fallen in love with them! If there's ever been a time that I've wished for MORE TIME, it's been now. I wish I could sit and color and play in my room more than I have been. Oh well...summer is almost here! :)

I used Copics to color in the image and also outline the image. In the center of the flowers I added some Wink of Stella so that there's some shine on them. So much fun to color in! And yes, I forgot to add the "happy birthday" sentiment so that is stamped on the inside.

I'm entering the card into the following "anything goes" challenge sites:
Word Art Wednesday
V's Sweet Ideas

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

It's Your Birthday!

Hi friends!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Ours was packed with good friends and that's always a great weekend in my book!

I'm popping in to share a card I made for a friend. Since I've started really using my Copics, I'm venturing out to making cards that include images of people. I've stayed away from images like these because of the coloring...but I'm slowly gaining the confidence to use them more. Here's my card:
How cute is this image?! (Art Impressions--Birthday Hat Set). AND, the sentiment, which is on the inside, says "It's your birthday, wear it in style!". So funny! Since this lady looked so fancy, I wanted to make sure I added some shimmer. So, the icing, her bracelet, the flap of her clutch, and the bow all have Wink of Stella. Coloring her dress was tons of fun! And the cake was fun, too. I did add some stripes and dots to the candles--not sure I love it--but I'm practicing with altering images. I mounted the image on a red top-folding card and then added a strip of silver glitter paper from Die Cuts with a View.

I'm entering this card in a couple of different challenges.
Inkspirational--they wanted a woman image.
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes.

Have a great week, friends!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hugs & Kisses

Hi friends!

I'm here to quickly share yet another floral card that I colored with Copics. I'm really enjoying coloring along with #thedailymarker30day challenge. Now, once I'm done coloring, I can put the image on a card and quickly finish another card. Easy! :)

Here's my card:
I used an image from Penny Black (Poppy Time) to color. I stamped the image twice so that I could cut out one of the panels and pop it up to add some dimension. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I heat embossed it. The strip of paper that the sentiment sits on--yeah, that was a last minute necessity. I knew the card was too long and that I needed to trim it. But I measured wrong and the stems were cut way too short. So, I decided to color in a strip of white paper to match the deep green I used on the buds and then just covered the place where I accidentally cut the image. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I fixed a mistake! Lesson? Don't be too quick to throw away a card that you have made a mistake on. It may be fixable! :)

I'm entering the card at the Word Art Wednesday site that always hosts an "Anything Goes" challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lucky Me....

Hi friends!

It seems like forever since I've had a chance to share a card. We were "lucky" enough to have both kids sick for weeks! And, since they've been taught to share so well, they shared their germs with my husband and I, too. Grateful we're all feeling better now.

Here's my latest card.
I've been busy coloring along with #thedailymarker30day challenge. (There's still time to play along!) So, this is one of the images I colored last week and it's actually on a card now! I used an image from Stampendous and used Copics to color in the image. Love this image! These look like the flowers that come up every spring in my garden. They make me happy. :)

I've been enjoying the coloring so much! And I'm slowly starting to mix colors that aren't from the same color families, too. The image was mounted on black cardstock that was stamped with the Damask stamp from Hero Arts and then heat embossed. Looks lovely in real life. And the sentiment? It's from Ellen Hutson and it's called "Scripty Thanks". I'm LOVING that set!

I'm entering the card at the following challenges:
The Paper Players--A clean and simple floral image
Word Art Wednesday--Anything goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hoping to share another card really soon!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More Copic coloring fun!

Hi everyone!

Yes, I'm still on my Copic coloring kick...Ever since taking the class, I try to find time to color and have been enjoying it more and more every time. I wanted to share a card I made for some friends. They're going through a hard time and, sometimes, all we can do is pray. So, I'm sending this card to reassure them that we're praying with them through this difficult time. Here's my card:

I love this little bird from Hero Arts! He's so much fun to color! I used BG 10 and 15 for his body with some yellow and touches of orange, too. I also added some Wink of Stella on his chest and on his wing so there's this subtle shimmer on him in real life. I knew I wanted to use a kraft cardstock but I wanted some pop of color on it so I added some polka dots. I found some cardstock that matched the bird quite well so I added some embossing to the cardstock (Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug) and that added some interest to the card, too. Super simple card (sentiment is also from Hero Arts and heat embossed) but I wanted the focus to be on the bird.

I'll be entering the card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge--Add a Little Texture
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!