Thursday, December 24, 2015

Aurora Wings Candy Cane Fairy

Boy time just gets away from me.  I haven't colored for almost a week.  How did that happen?

I had hoped to get this cutie done in time for the Kit and Clowder Advent Calendar day for Aurora Wings. But so busy with the holiday!  If you haven't yet, go to the Kit and Clowder page and click "Like" so you don't miss out on all the goodies Alyce is always posting.

This is one of the new stamps for Aurora Wings called Candy Cane Fairy.  She's so cute.  And gosh, I love Alyce's clothing class at Kit and Clowder which shows me how to put in pleats and folds in the fabric.  You can grab Candy Cane Fairy at the Aurora Wings shop on Etsy.  Click like on Mitzi's page too.

I do wish the picture could capture the glitter on her wings and stockings.  It is definitely way cuter in your hands!!!

My daughter's boyfriend's parents will receive this card tomorrow as we spend Christmas Eve with them.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stamps by Julia Spiri

I love the cute images over at Julia's Etsy shop.  Kit and Clowder is running a promotional right now for 50% off until December 21.  Here's one I colored up called Nia and Owl.  She's available for free from Julia's blog.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

All Dressed Up Three Little Christmas Girls

Yay!  Head over to Kit and Clowder's Facebook page where they are doing an Advent Calendar.  Today's sponsor is All Dressed Up.  There are some great prizes over there!  Here is Three Little Christmas Girls.  Make sure you head to the store to pick this cute image up!

She's so cute...I don't want to give her away.

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Kit and Clowder Create and Learn Classes

Have you seen the December 2015 Create and Learn classes from Kit and Clowder?  They are so cute, and I can't wait to work on them.

I want to tell you how much it is worth the money to purchase these classes.  Alyce walks you through the whole process with step-by-step written instructions and a video.  And she is always available to help if you have questions.

Markers - December Create and Learn

Pencils - December Create and Learn

Below are the ones I've completed.

May 2015 Create and Learn - Markers

The image is Sea Fairy from Saturated Canary.

Techniques learned:  Water effects, glowing globe, mermaid scales, texture on the clam, sand grains!
You also get a few bits of information that is available in the Hair and Skin class.

July 2015 Create and Learn - Pencils

This image is called Hydrangea from Yam Puff on Deviant Art.

Techniques learned:  pencil blending, transparent wings, water ripples, rain.  There is a full technique class called Perfecting Pencils at Kit and Clowder.

October 2015 Create and Learn - Markers

Eeeeee...this image Gabbie Halloween Witchfire from Faery Ink is so cute.  I would have never tackled coloring it, but Alyce makes it so easy.

Techniques learned:  glow from a beaker, cat fur, bushes, wood grain, mirror reflection. concrete steps.  The skin and hair and clothing are all detailed in this Create and Learn but there are lots more techniques and information in the Skin and Hair Technique Class and Clothing Technique Class which are available at Kit and Clowder.

October 2015 Create and Learn - Pencils

Another image from Faery Ink called Destiny Graveyard Vampire Kit. 

Techniques learned:  stone with cracks, bronzing on the gate, ombre effect with colored pencils, moonlight, fog, and ground cover.

Alyce releases past editions on a quarterly basis, so these projects should still be available.  You will learn so much from them.


Craft Hoarder

I try not to use the word "hoarder", but who am I kidding.  When it comes to craft supplies, I may fall into that category.  I mean when I walk into a store..."look at those stamps, OMG all the paper and oh wowee, distress inks, markers and dies..oh my".  Yes I guess when you walk into my scrap book room, some people would call me a hoarder.  BUT, at least I'm an OCD hoarder.  Almost all my stuff is neatly organized.  I'm one of those people that spend as much time organizing as I do creating.  Which causes things like posting to a blog to go a little on the way side.  So sorry!

And since my last post, I've had a wedding, a couple of trips out of town, and the holidays!  Whew!

So I am now posting things I've done in the last few months but just haven't gotten to putting on here yet.

This one is a card I made for the ladies at my local crafting store.  They are dabbling in Copics, so I thought I would make a card so they can see what their Copic markers can do.

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Below is a birthday card for my father.  I used a digital stamp called Man at Work by Just Ink Lined. Colors are by Pan Pastels and Distress Inks.

I made this card for him too but I felt like I ruined it with the brown distress ink.  So I put it away. Now he's kind of growing on me.  It is a digital image from Polka Doodles called Ranger from the Work N' Play Country Life collection.

In June, a group of wonderful women attended the Kit and Clowder Retreat in Anaheim.  We got to meet the lovely Alyce Keegan and work on some really great projects.  We also were able to spend some time together at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.  We all took some really great pictures. I tried to commemorate our time together with a few of them.  So I spent some time putting together a quilt for Alyce.  

Sewing isn't really my ball of yarn...but I think it turned out nicely.

Here is the Bone Queen from Aurora Wings!  I love Halloween and I've been wanting to color her up for quite some time.

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Another Halloween image that I've been dying to color.  This one is from Ching-Chou Kuik called Wicked Musing.  I was a little nervous to try out the stone wall, but really like how she turned out!

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And thanks to Alyce at Kit and Clowder, I've been working on some colored pencil images.  All the images below are from Ching-Chou Kuik.  Still have some practice to do!

Thanks for letting me go back in time for a few months!  It's nice to finally see these on the blog.