Friday, May 22, 2015

Mommy's Day Card

So, as I was pondering what card to make for my mom for mothers day, I kept coming back to the sunflower owl image.

I had not colored this image yet, and no matter what other images I looked at, I just kept picking this one up. So I decided to have a go.

The yellows are Y11, 13, 18 and some YR 18 for good measure. The greens are the G21, YG67 and G99. The browns were kind of all over the map. I used some E4x, E3x and E5x on different areas.

I love the owl images, but this one with all the layers of petals around the eyes, was a lot of fun to color. I used some paper from my stash of 6x6 paper pads. 

And for extra good measure - just to show my mom what a DORK I am, I added the sentiment which I printed out from my handy dandy laptop.

Now it is time to go do a bunch more coloring, and craftying and all sorts of stuff. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

If your nekkid - put a box on it

So I got to color a little bit this weekend, and one of the things I colored was an image by Aurora Wings called Thep Kinnaree. When I decided to color her I decided to go au naturale and all... But then if I want to post to Facebook groups I thought - Oh my I need to cover it up. So someone suggested the black box of modesty. So I have both versions below - up close and the entire projects.

First up was with the modesty box. I will give my information on colors, etc... here, and then below after appropriate warnings and GASP spoiler space... will be the ones without that teensy eensy modesty box in case it offends anyone - and people will be appropriately warned. :-)

Her skin is E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, her hair is E49, 37, 33.  For the greens I used several including the G29, 19, 14, YG 17, 13, and 11. The purples are V17, 15, 12. The wings are E43, and E40 with a touch of the V12. The final colors are the B18 and B12 as well as a touch of Y15, R17 and YR16. 








Ok. That is my post for today.  Hope you all are having a great week. TaTa!  (hee hee)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy Happy MAY!

I cannot believe it is May. And it has been several months since I have worked on my covered Box. So I decided, it is getting warm, lets go to the Southwest for the next side of my box.

This is FIRE, one of the Elements Collection over at Susana Loves Stamps. I love this one because I grew up in Tucson and El Paso, and it reminds me of both places. 

The fire was fun to color, but I think I enjoyed coloring the sun and the hawk the most. I am not sure why, as usually those are not my things, but this was a blast. The Hawk is E49, 39, 35, 33, 31. His beak is Warm greys with Y19, Y15 faded in. And his eyes are a mix of YG61, 67 and B32 from the sky. 

Once done I modpodged the image to the box. I will say Mod Podging is not my best skill. But I am enjoying my little modpodged box. One more side to go. 


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Orchids in the Rain

This is an image from Aurora Wings called Orchids in the Rain.

I haven't been making a lot of cards lately, but I have been coloring a bit still. So I am collecting a stack of images that are gathering dust. This is one of those images - although it hasn't had much time to gather dust - because I just colored it. :-)

The hair color - well tomorrow my youngest is getting her hair "ombre'd" with Blissful Blue. ACK. So we were looking at the different possible colors. LOL... This is BG1x colors. 

The flowers are BV1x with some RV11 mixed in and the darkest color BV08.  Based on the flowers, I am entering this into the April Challenge at Kit And Clowder on Flowers. 


Monday, April 6, 2015

Lotus Anything Card

Hi guys!!! I'm Back!

and I actually made another card. WHOOOOOOP... It has been a long while because things have been nutso. But This little beauty was a great image to practice with and adding the dots was a fun twist.   This Large Lotus was stamped with Memento. I colored it with only three markers - the BV17, BV13 and BV11. I then used a white pen to make the little white dots, and a gold pen to outline the stamen. 

I wanted to keep this simple, and I think this is perfect for an "anything" card. It works for thank yous and birthdays and how are yous, etc... I like these as you can add a sentiment at a later date. 

I hope you all have an awesome week this week. And practice your craft - whatever your craft might be.

I am entering this into the Kit and Clowder April challenge on Flowers. :-)

I hope to see you again soon! TA!


Friday, April 3, 2015


So, I am off today and making a boatload of cake balls for fun. But before I get going I wanted to share my creation using the SCACD Brave Hearts collection young lady called Be Fearless.

She is resplendent in greens and pinks (and a little orange,... but I hate admitting that it worked here). for the skateboard I used the same technique as I did for hair to make the woodgrain. It worked out really well all that flicking here and there.

I really think she is so sweet... but honestly the thought of skateboarding scares the crazy out of me. And I have a LOT of crazy in me. LOL... So saying be Fearless is so right here.

So off to the kitchen to fearlessly make cake balls. :-)

Have a great weekend all!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

I'm a Bee-liever

I colored it this time in yellow, but I think I am going to green hornet it next time. :-)

I would have colored it all sheer wings, but it takes full metal wings to hold up all that metal!!!!

The sentiment I printed out to go with the card.

The yellows are Y11, 21, 23, 26.  I used Cool greys C5, 3, 1 and a little E04 in some places for the grey. For the wings I used BV11, YG10, and BG01.  The final touches were stardust gel pen to make it a bit sparkly which you can't really see here very well. Honestly though - this is one of my favorite favorite things... that pen is awesome!!!