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I love to stamp and color images with Copic markers and make cards.  I am also a health and fitness nut and love to coach others into a healthier lifestyle. 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Sweetest Thing and Make It Crafty Birthday Challenge

This card came together quickly.. well if about 2 1/2 hours is quickly!  The layout was easy because I followed the sketch by The Sweetest Thing.  I am entering this card into their sketch challenge and also on the Make It Crafty Birthday Challenge.

Sketch is from the Sweetest Thing Sketch #SSSC217
and
Make It Crafty Birthday Challenge 8 


This colors are so happy and bright I LOVE them!! I am always concerned when I use yellow, but I think it looks fantastic on this card!  I hope you agree.

Copics Used:

Hair: W9, W7, W5, W3
Skin: E00, E000, E50, R20
Eyes: E33, E31
Top: RV14, RV13, RV10
Shorts and Bows: YG03, YG06, YG09
Shoes: C3, C5, C7
Grounding: N0, N2, 0
Balloons: Y15, Y13, Y11, RV13, RV11, RV10 and White gel pen for detail


Thursday, April 24, 2014

SugarPea Designs Challenge CAS Card
SPD04

I am entering this CAS card (Clean and Simple) on another challenge in the SugarPea Designs blog! I really like how it came out and I used so many colors!! 

Image: SugarPea Designs
Coloring Medium: Copics



Copic Colors:

Hair: E29, E25, E23
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E50, R20, R22
Shirt: RV15, RV13, RV11, RV10, YG63, YG03, YG00
Pants: YG99, YG94, YG03
Shoes: RV13
Flowers: Variety
Grounding: E11, E00

Inside of Card:

Puppy: E25, E23, E21, R14, RV14



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

All Dressed Up Challenge 
Spring!

I kept it very simple on this challange!! A cute puppy from All Dressed Up Digi Stamps and nice Spring scenery!  

Spring birthday wishes from this cute puppy!

Kept the background pretty clean... not much.. just some clouds with some texture blue edges.  Hand cut the green slope. Fun, fun, fun!! 

Copics Used:

Puppy: E29, E25, E23, R29
Bow: B02, B16 (these two colors worked very well)
That's it! :)

Cloud Die Cut: Memory Box
Flowers: Punch from Michael's
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific 110 lbs and Bazzill

I hope you all enjoy this card as much as I did.  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Queen Elsa from Disney Movie FROZEN

This image was a challenge! Elsa's hair is a pale color for which I don't exactly have colors for.  I used my W's Copic Markers for a grayish look and shadows.  I chose the gray's tones because she has an icy look to her and the other lighter colors I have were to yellowish or light brownish.

Her skin was also a challenge.  The skin tones I have, even the lightest, was not white enough. So I went with E41 as a base color and E43 for shadows.  

Snowflakes have a very light blue tint.
I use Stickles Silver color for the glittery effects on her dress.  

Occasion for this card? My daughter's 16th birthday.

Image courtesy of Simply Betty Stamps


Copics Used:

Hair: W1, W3, W5 and 0
Skin: E41, E43, R20, E04, E09
Eyes: B000, B00, B02
Dress: B00, B02, BV00

Sparkle on Dress: Stickles from Tim Holtz Silver

I used Oval Die from My Favorite Things, Snowflake Die from Sizzix.  I usede an embossing folder for the impression of starts on background and used Tim Holtz blending tool to add a light blood shading around Elsa. 

I decided just to stamp a sentiment instead of making a label.  It looks a little unven because of the texture to the cardstock.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sugar Pea Designs Challenge #2
Sugar Sketch #SPDSS02

I can't get enough of this sweet stamp my SugarPea Designs.  I wanted to play around with this one following the sketch given by the challenge and thought of doing the doggy and the clay pot 3D.  You may not be able to see it but I put dimensional sticky dots behind the clay pot and the doggy to make them stand out. I also used a butterfly from Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri and matching punch.  



Copics Used:

Hair: I forgot!! I have to look them up again and then I will update! lol
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E50 and R20
Top: R24, R29, R39, RV10, RV11, RV13
Pants: E15, E13, E11
Shoes: R29
Dog: N0, N2, N4, 
Clay Pot: E17, YR24, YR23
Grass: YG93, YG13, YG03
Flowers: Variety

I had fun coloring this image!  

Image and Sentiment from SugarPea Designs


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two Challenge Entries

The Sweetest Thing Challenge #215
SSSC215

Make it Crafy Challenge #8
Easy Purple and Turquoise


I just love all the colors on this card!! 

Copics Used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E50, R20, R22
Hair: E25, E31, E50
Eyes: YG13, YG17
Had and overall outfit: BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Hat Ribbon and borders on top: BG13, BG15, BG18
Shoes: BG10, BG13, BG15
Grounding: W3, W0

Friday, April 11, 2014

Make It Crafty New Challenge Entry

Well, another challenge!  Cannot resist them! This one is a the hard challenge where I needed to color on something else other than white cardstock.  This was a real pain to color but I am happy with the end result.  I only used Copics to color the image but the background was colored with Tim Holtz distress inks.

Oh, I am also playing around with making a new watermark for my images.  So they will change from time to time until I am happy with one of them.


Copics Used:

Skin: E13, E11, E00
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Hat and Dress: R22, R24, R29, R59
Ribbon and shoes: YG11, YG13, YG17
Eyes: YG17

Background: 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Broken Glass
Vintage Photo

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time for Tea Blog April Challenge

The images from this lovely site are so sweet!! I am entering this one for the first time.  The colors may seem a little odd but I wanted some colors to match the yellow on her crown.  You may need to click on the image to see what I did on the yellow flower.  I used vintage distress ink to age the flower a bit and for it not to be so yellow.

Aren't the butterflies pretty?!


Copics Used:

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
Dress: E04, R56, R59
Crown: YR23, YR21
Ground: W1, W3

Link to Time for Tea Blog:
timeforteadesigns.blogspot.com


Make It Crafty Easy Challenge #8
Purple and Turquoise

I loved this challenge! The colors are so pretty together!  And I absolutely love this image!!  So pretty!


Copics Used:

Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, E50, R20
Hair: E25, E31, E50
Dress and Hat: BG13, BG15, BG17
Ribbon on hat and shoes: V01, V04, V6
Ground: E31, E33

Memento Ink was used to stamp the image.

I used variety of cardstock from Michaels and Joann's craftstores.  I also used Neenah 85 lb white cardstock and the dies for the butterfly are from Stampin Up.  Flower die is from Sizzix and Michaels.  Boder Die is from Spellbinder Borderabilities.