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Friday, November 29, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Here's one from a few years ago, that once again, I'd stamped and was just waiting to colour.
Patterned paper is Fancy Pants Designs.
Patterned paper is Fancy Pants Designs.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Just a quick, cute card to share - this is a little hedgehog from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, coloured with Copics and diecut with my Hemstitch Oval dies from Spellbinders.
Monday, November 25, 2019
I had 4 of these little bears from Art Impressions "Christmas Cheer Set" stamped out, ready to colour, so I pulled out my Copics and got busy.
I am happy to add four more cards to my stash!
Sunday, November 24, 2019
I have another sweet High Hopes image on a simple Christmas card today:
I have been enjoying pulling out my Copic markers over the last few weeks, have been colouring up images that I've had stamped for several years, and am making an effort to use up papers that I've had for just as long.
Paper is Elf Magic by Bo Bunny
Two more for my stash!
Monday, November 18, 2019
Here's one of those projects I've had ongoing for a couple of weeks, as it had to be done in stages. This is the amazing Speed Tagging system created by The Greetery in their October release:
Thursday, November 14, 2019
The elves are running amok amidst the presents under the tree... It's my latest offering for Art Impressions' Watercolor Weekend:5125 - WC Elves Set, so I played around with positioning based on their poses and the angle of how their heads were tilted, until I got something that I could work with. I also wanted them to be in and around the presents, so had to figure out the shape of the parcels, while still leaving room for the branch to hang down. I positioned all four elves on the same block to ensure they were placed correctly, and coloured them first in Tombow #565 Deep Blue, and then #969 Chocolate - stamped them off on scrap paper and then onto my Ranger Watercolor Paper. With a pencil and ruler, I drew in the presents, and lightly drew a line where I wanted the branch to be.
4867 - WC Foliage Set 2 New, and my #249 Hunter Green marker, I repeatedly stamped it to create the tree branch. After dabbing it lightly with my damp #1 paintbrush, I went back in with the fine point to draw in a few needles, and darken a few areas. I picked up #565 from my palette, and painted a faint blue wash in the background, and also used it to add shadows in and around the elves & presents. Since this paper has a fair bit of texture, some of the definition of the elves had been lost in the stamping, so I used my TT41 - TwinTone Marker - 41 Chocolate to redraw the outline of the elves.
5063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies. I wanted a softer edge to my scene, so I used blending brushes with two shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Evergreen Bough & Blueprint Sketch) to shade the outside of my rectangle giving it a bit of a soft focused look. I matted it with some dark blue cardstock and adhered it with pop dots onto my plaid card base, then wrapped it with an organdy bow. A few sparkles liven it up a little!
Art Impressions blog on Saturday to see what Dot & Tricia have to share.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Although I'm not officially participating in Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Colouring Challenge... I am playing along. It may not look like I'm crafting due to my sparse blog posts, but I've been prepping all kinds of images, and really enjoying colouring with my Copics. If you're like me, you stamp multiples, and don't always get them finished. So that's my mission this holiday, to use up as many older, already-stamped images kicking around in my files. Here's a stack of images from Art Impressions and High Hopes:
I'll have a flurry of posts once I start making them up into cards!
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
I have been tag-making-up a storm this week, and today I have 4 tags to share that I made to play along with Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I loved her tag from Day 1, and did my own version with a few die cuts and some ribbon:
Here was Tracey's tag that inspired me:
The event is on all month long, so I hope to play often!
Friday, November 1, 2019
It's Day 1 of the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! I pulled out an image and sentiment from a Verve digi set from a couple of years ago to put a little Pumpkin Spice card together: