Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween Girl

ppink5_3This is an image from ppinkydolls called Halloween Girl (you can find her HERE).  I printed this image out at 4 different opacities (100%, 80%, 60% and 40%), then colored them in a little differently.  ppink5_1Here is my sheet showing how I colored all the images.   I made cards for each one and have included them all in the post, so be sure to scroll through and check them out.

This one was 60% opacity and this was my first try at a monochromatic coloring.  I used W5, W3, W1 and W0 and just a hint of color for the cheek and eyes.   Here is a close up of my monochromatic coloring.ppink5_4

I am going to enter this monochromatic card into the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash – The theme of Halloween

Through the Craft Room Door – The theme of Anything goes

Try it on Tuesday – The theme is spooky.  I hope my witch is spooky enough.

PPinky Dolls – which is anything goes or Halloween, so mine is Halloween.

The next doll was printed at 80% opacity and I colored these in with my prismacolour pencils and gamsol.  I made this into a shaker card.  I love how the “sprinkles” look like she is sweeping up fall leaves.  I thought I’d enter this card in the Tuesday Throwdown challenge, which is halloween colors.ppink5_6ppink5_7

TTD218 color challenge

My next doll was printed at 100% opacity and I colored this with different copics. I tried doing a background brick wall, but found out that this picture was too detailed around the hair and hat to get good bricks and was probably too big an area as my brick wall is a little wonky ;)  I tried to cover up the poor brick work around the doll by doing a grey shadow, but I’m not sure that worked too well either…  It’s all a learning experience and it was still fun to try it out.  Here’s my final card anyway.  I love this postage stamp type die from Mama Elephant… ppink5_5

My next one was at 40% opacity.  The lines were really light, so I thought I’d just use my copic multiliner to go over the lines, add in extras, do some coloring with it and then add a little bit of color to the image.  This is how my card for her turned out:

ppink5_2I hope you like my different takes on the same digital image.  Thanks for stopping by :)


Boo to you

fs105_1I’m on a roll with this fabulous stamp set from My Favorite Things called Witch way is the candy. I based my layout on the sketch from the Feeling Sketchy #105 challenge.105The colors are based on the inspiration from the Colour Q challengecqc263

I also made my own papers which is part of the Vandicrafts challenge.  I took the Pumpkins from the stamp set and stamped them in tangerine tango (Stampin’ up ink), then just slightly colored them with the water brush dipped in the tangerine tango color.  The orange strip of paper was inked, using a sponge, with the tangerine tango and stamped with the pumpkins again.  The circle is sponged with the rich razzle-berry.  The yellow strip was inked with daffodil delight and stamped with the moon from the stamp set.  I also used some wink of stella on the moon which gives it a great shimmer.fs105_2

The critters were colored in with my cool grey copic markers. There are matching dies for this set, so it saves me fussy cutting – Yey…  I put wink of stella on the eyes and glossy accents on top.

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Little Creature

lm194_1When I first saw this stamp set from My Favorite Things (Witch way is the candy?), I fell in love with this bat and had to get it because this bat is the cutest bat I have ever seen!!  I have been using some of the other images from this great set and I used the witch for a shaker card. So fun.

For this card I stamped the bat and colored him with my C9, C7, C5 and C3 copics.  I then cut out a mask for the bat and a circle mask and inked up the night sky with distress inks of tumbled glass, salty ocean, dusty concord and black soot.  I used my copic opaque white (a paint like substance, not a marker) to add the white dots.  I find my white pens just do not work for me.  I have tried and watched videos, but I can’t get it to work – maybe I got a dud, but this opaque white doesn’t fail.  I love it!!

Once I took off the masks, I was left with this lovely circle of blues.  It is a one layer card. All I did was add glossy accents to the eyes for a bit of shine.   I think this is a better card for the challenge over at Less is More, which is Little creatures.  I had a card I entered, which was a pretty clean and simple background, but maybe not CAS enough ;)  Anyway, I love how this card turned out. It’s so cute!!  Here’s a close up of the bat…lm194_2I though I’d also enter this in the following challenges:

Pumpkin Spice Challenge 88 – which is Harvest or Halloween

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – which is Halloween

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Moon Girl and Owl

ppinkydt_1This image is another cute digital stamp from PPinkyDolls… You can find them HERE.  I colored the entire image and background with my copics this time.  For the stars I used my copic opaque white.  I took a very fine tip paint brush and dipped it in the opaque white and made small random dots.

My background is cut out from the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Dies and colored with light copic marker colors.  It’s sort of a day to night time scene.

I thought I’d enter this in the Less is More challenge – which is little creatures and I thought this little owl was adorable.  My coloring may not be “simple”, but my layout is very minimal and clean, so hopefully it works for the challenge.ppinkydt_3

I am also entering this in the Kit and Clowder October challenge which is anything goes.

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Kawaii Candy

ppinkydt_5This image is so cute!!  This is called Kawaii Candy from ppinkydollsart  on etsy.  I recently found these gorgeous images through the Kit and Clowder Facebook group.  I am currently taking the skin and hair class at Kit and Clowder and will start the clothing class soon.  I have learnt a lot already. I colored this image with my copic markers.  I thought the background was pretty cute with the candy and toys floating around, so I thought I’d add to the whimsical feel using a stencil from Simon Says Stamp called “Waves”.   ppinkydt_2I used prisma pencils and gamsol to color the waves in greens, blues, pinks and purples.  I think it’s such a fun background!!  ppinkydt_4I am entering this card in the PPinkyDolls DT challenge.  My style is pretty clean and simple and I love color.dt callI thought I would also enter the following challenges:

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Challenges – Anything goes

Kit and Clowder October challenge – Anything goes

Crafting at the Weekend – Anything goes

If you want to see more PPinkyDoll stamps, check out my next post as I have another sweet image to share.  Thanks for stopping by :)

Shaker Cards

mp54_1I purchased some great shaker card dies from Papertrey Ink (Shakers and Sprinkles kit) and couldn’t wait to try them out on some cards.  I have recently taken part in the Online Card classes for copics and am doing a hair and skin class over at KitandClowder.  Lots of fun….  So, I got out my copics for these cards and just had some fun.  This images on this first card are from My favorite things, Witch way is the candy stamp and die set.  I love this set.  I thought I’d enter this card in the Marker Pop # 54 Challenge – which is Halloween.Challenge-54I must say, I don’t really do Halloween cards, but when I saw this stamp set, I new I had to do some.  My daughter has also been using this set to make bookmarks for her school and home reading.mp54_2

The next card I made is for Christmas.  This is an old Close to my Heart Christmas set and I just love these images for coloring, they are just adorable….mp54_3mp54_4This is also a shaker card and I’ve used little white “snow” beads that came with the shaker card kit.   This time I remembered to use my white embossing powder puff, to unstick the edges of the frame so the beads didn’t stick to the side of the shaker.  You will notice in my first card, that some of the sequins are stuck to the sides – Oooops, but I do like the effect.

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Snow Globes – Colouring Die cuts

cc342_1cc342_2These adorable snow globes came from a kit by Papertry Ink called “Tinsel and Tags”.  They are so fun to make.  For the first globe, I used the die cuts from the kit and colored them in with copic markers. I popped up each layer of my scene with pop dots, then assembled my globe.  It is very tricky to take a photo of a globe, so sorry if you can’t see it well.  Keep reading my blog and I’ll show you how I put it together.  I thought I would enter the snow globe in the Cute Card Thursday challenge, which is anything but a card.

For the second globe, the pieces came from the add on kit – the house is a die cut, which I cut out and glued together then placed the trees and reindeer and added some snowflakes.

Here are a few pictures to show you what I did and how the globe comes together.  This is what the dies look like when you first cut them.cc342_3Next up, I used my copic markers to add some color and interest to the scenes.  As you can see, It certainly wasn’t perfect coloring.  Most of the blue background is covered up, and I just wanted a little bit of shading and definition for my trees and did this using  G14 and G16 only.cc342_4cc342_5I used the copic opaque white paint to add the white snow details to the trees and house roof.cc342_6I then added some icicle stickles to the ground to give it a sparkle.  I then put my globe together and I also made a card.  Here is the card:cc342_7I kept the background very simple as the scene is where I want the focus to be.  The sentiment is a die cut from spellbinders and I colored this in with copics as well.  Here’s a close up of the final scene.cc342_8I love this set and I think my daughter and I will have a lot of fun making some christmas ornaments for her teachers this year (my son may help if I bribe him)…  They are very versatile as you can stick the ornaments on top of a wrapped package or on top of a jar filled with hot chocolate mix or candies, you could even just make the ornament and attach it to a small envelope with a gift card. There are also a couple of stamp sets and papers which come in the package and I can’t wait to use those as well.

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PPinkyDolls Unicorn

copic9_8This card is going to be for my daughter for her 7th birthday.  She loves rainbows and unicorns, so I thought I’d make a rainbow unicorn for her.  The image is from PPinkydollsart.  Check out the etsy store for images – they are gorgeous.

This was using one of the ideas from the Online Card class – Copics (Day 9).  It’s a one layer card and the banner is colored in with copic markers. There were a couple of things I noticed with the image – the unicorn horn doesn’t have a shadow (oops) and I think I need a new E11 marker!!  I have been having a lot of problems with my E11 – I’ve cleaned it, refilled it, cleaned it and I just can’t get it working properly.  Time and time again the E11 messes up my face coloring (well, I hope it’s the E11 and not my coloring ;) ), but anyway, I have to show you – it’s all progress and I’m learning a lot…copic9_10copic9_9Thanks for stopping by :)

Lawn Fawn Deer

copic9_5This little deer is from the Lawn Fawn set “In the Woods”.  It is such a gorgeous stamp set – I love the critters.  I colored the deer with two colors – E33 and E21.  I did the little white spots with the colorless blender.  That little deer is just adorable!!

In the Online Card class for copics, Kathy did a mist background.  I thought I’d try out my Tim Holtz spritzer.  The copics do not fit in the spritzer (well, I couldn’t work it out), so I actually had to hold the chisel end right on the nozzle while I spritzed and it was a bit tricky, but I soon got the hang of it.  **(Thanks to Susan – who commented on my blog – I’ve since found out how to use the copics with the spritzer – that’ll make it easier next time. Thanks Susan)**  I created a mask with the My Favourite Things Tree Line die.  copic9_7I used BG10 and B0000 for the sky and YG13 and YG17 for the trees and grass.  I tried to do the darker green near the legs for a bit of shadow and ended up making a few little dots right by the legs to make the shadow darker.  I love how this background turned out.  Loving the class and all the fun ideas.

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Lawn Fawn Fox

copic9_4Wow, Day 9 at Online Card Classes – Copics was AMAZING!!  The theme was copic backgrounds and I had so much fun with these!!  I had to try every single one of Sandy’s backgrounds as I loved them all. For the first three cards I used the same color for my fox – that is E04, E07, E33 and E21 (the fox look a bit darker in the photo’s than it is in real life though).  For the card above the grass was YG25, 23 and 21.  Balloons were V28, 25 and 22, YR12, Y11, Y13. The clouds were made with BG10 and B0000.copic9_6This rainbow background was made with Y00, YR0000, RV0000 and B0000.copic9_3The blue night sky background was B29, 26, 24 and 21, the grass was G16, G19 and G28 – stars were Y15.copic9_2Now I just loved this “urban” scene.  I had to give it a go!!  LOVE IT…  Bricks were E04, sidewalk is E53, E33 and the specks were W3, E31 and 0 (colorless blender).  My fox was YR02, YR04, E33 and E21 – love this orange fox.

Here’s a close up of the rainbow fox background:copic9_1Thanks for stopping by :)