Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fun for Two Challenges - Papertake Weekly Challenge and Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge (follow the links at end of post)

Loved the sketch that Papertake Weekly had for the challenge this week, and yes it is finally feeling like spring may come - so thanks to Fussy and Fancy Friday for the "spring inspired" challenge. So with those two challenges in mind this card happened, I included a close up so you could maybe see the Stickles on her dress and on the butterfly wings, but also to give you a close up of the coloring and the flowers and butterflies on the side :)

The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye, the Stella Rose collection. Flowers are from Prima - love flowers!! I think this butterfly punch from Martha Stewart is one of my most favorite punches - I use it lots!! And of course most of you recognize the sweet girl as one of the many from Magnolia - I do think she is one of the newer ones this spring.

Copic colors used: Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11 and a touch of pink for cheeks

Hair - E11, 25, 29

Dress - R81, 83, 85

Butterflies - BG10, 32

Flowers - R81, BG10, 32

Again challenges that this qualified for are:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just for Fun!!!

Maybe this fits in some challenge somewhere but not one I could find today so sharing it just for fun!!! It is for a good friend for her birthday and we are going out tonight so unless she is blog hopping at work she should not see it until she gets it tonight!!! :) There are four of us who get together every now and then to play and card make together so the image is perfect!!
The stamp is from Art Impressions and you can order them from Scrapbooker's Paradise online store - there are quite a few images and they are a panic!!

The papers are a mix from some of the 6x6 pads from My Minds Eye and the flowers are from a new Spellbinder die that I quite like!!!

Entry #3 - Easter & Spring - 7 Kids College Fund

One more adorable image from Stampavie and yes available at 7 Kids College Fund store online! The papers I used are from My Minds Eye - love their papers!! I distressed them with Tim Holtz distress inks - love doing that to change the color of plain pattern paper like script or music notes. After coloring just the bunny and before any other coloring add some copic blender solution to a cloth and dab the image and you get this great "fur" like effect!! This bunny really looks like he has "googly" eyes with the glossy accents added when coloring is all done!!
Copic colors used: E31, 41, 50, 51 and R00, 20 and YG91, 93 and BG10, 32.

Entry #2 - Easter & Spring - 7 Kids College Fund

I love these bunnies from Stampavie which you can of course purchase at 7 Kids College Fund from the awesome Tabitha!! The paper I used is from Pebbles. I cut the background for the image with one of the fun Spellbinder dies!! After coloring the image I added some fun flock to their tales to make them fuzzy and black glaze pen to the eyes and cute noses to make them stand out.
Copic colors used: C0,2,4 and R00, 01, 81, 83, 85 and YG23, 63 and BG0000, 000, 10, 32, 34.
Hope you enjoy!!

Entry #1: Easter & Spring Challenge - 7 Kids College Fund

Fun to be able to use some cards I had to make for a class recently and enter them in a challenge! It has been so long since I was on here entering challenges so very glad to have cards to use :)
This cute image is from Stampavie and I loved coloring this cute chick. The pattern paper is from Echo Park. The leaves were cut from a Martha Stewart border punch - good size for cards!! The flower is from Prima and airbrushed with my copics!! The swirl is from Tim Holtz - love this die cut!!
Copic colors used: Y21, 23, 26 and YR12 and R02 and Eooo, 01 and RV10, 32 and YG23, 91, 93 and V15, 91 and BG0000
Add some Glossy Accents to eyes - great effect (does not show up in photo)