Sunday, January 4, 2015

First post for 2015 - A New Beginning

Well before I move into New Year mode, below are a couple of the cards I made for 2014 Christmas.    They were fun and I don't want to forget about them.  Putting them here makes it kind of memorable...at least to me.

This one uses a holiday collection image from Stampin' Up called Santa Stache.  I used felt for his mustache.  He was colored before I took a lesson from the Kit and Clowder Clothing Class.  It would be fun to do him again using the techniques I am learning.


This is also an image from the Stampin' Up holiday collection called Bearing Gifts.  I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color the image.  So cute and so easy.  It's one of the reasons I like Stampin' Up so much.  They makes things so easy to do.



Ok let's talk about the New Year.  I don't like New Year's resolutions...it's so much pressure to keep resolutions, so I never make them.  But as mentioned in my previous post, 2014 was a tough year, and it appears the full time position I was hoping for will not become available.

SOOOOO...even though it appears a little of 2014 will bleed into 2015 and I still need to find a new job at the end of January, I think I should approach 2015 differently.  My new year's resolution is to try to color often (an Alyce Keegan influence) and blog often.  I'm not much of a writer, but perhaps this will be a new way to approach life...with new creativity and new positives in my life.

While I have been coloring several images, I haven't worked on getting them into cards.  Cards are hard for me to envision and put together.  Are any of you like that?  So for now, I will post one I've done recently and given to a co-worker who just celebrated her 25 year work anniversary.  It's hard knowing that I will no longer have the privilege of working with her after January.



This sweet girl is a digital image from Tiddly Inks called "Ellie Says Rock and Roll".  Below are the Copic markers used to color her up.

Skin  E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair  YR14, E08, E18
Shirt & Leggings  Y15, Y18, Y17
Dress  BG000, BG092, BG05, BG07, BG09
Skates  C5, C7, C9 and N0, N4, N7


I hope you have enjoyed her as much as I enjoyed making her.

Much love and creativity!
Jo