Thursday, February 25, 2016

Rosalie Fairy

Hi everyone!

It's time for the bi-weekly Thrifty Thursday event at Scrappers Delights!  You can get these cute images for $1 each.  Just click on the image below to go to the special offer page.

 Thrifty Thursday Offer

Below is my card using Rosalie Fairy and Sunflower.  I incorporated the background from Kit and Clowder's Mali in Flight class.

You can see other gorgeous projects from Thrifty Thursday design team at the Scrappers Delights blog.

Copics Used

Night Sky  B99, B97, B95, B12, B91, B00 Molotow White
Moon  Y17 Y15 Y11 BG34
Sunflower  Y38 Y35 Y32 YG03 Y28
Leaves BG99 G29 G17 G05 YG03
Hair E57 E53 E51 E50
Wings R20 YG03
Flowers on Body R35 R26
Fairy Outfit YG25 YG03 Y11 R20


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Surrounded by Love

I am running a little late, but this is a Valentine Card I made for my daugher.  I love this sweet image from Art By Miran called Be My Valentine.

Kit and Clowder released a free Backgrounds III tutorial with the February Create and Learn classes, so the background is done using one of the techniques in this tutorial.  It seems like I am always struggling when it comes to implementing backgrounds, but this was so easy and it looks so beautiful!  Thank you Alyce Keegan!  I am constantly learning something new from you!

Copics Markers Used
Skin:  E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Eyes:  B97, B95, B91
Hair: BV25, BV23, B63, BV20, B60, RV95 
Dress:  BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00, V09, V06, V04
Tights:  C3, C2, C0
Glasses / Shoes:  BG09, BG07, BG02
Hearts:  R39, RV29, R85, R83, R81

Background:  BG78, BG75, BG57, BG53, BG10, Refill BG10

Products Used:

I dampened Hug Snug White Seam Binding and dipped it into Distress Inks Peacock Feathers.  I kept dipping and scrunching until I got the color I wanted and wadded it into a ball.  You can air dry it, but I used a heat gun to dry it quickly.

Wild Orchid Crafts pink miniature mixed gardenia flowers.

Wild Orchid Crafts Off-While Guipure Lace

I haven't really entered too many challenges, but thought I would try it out for a while.  I am entering this into the following challenges:


Friday, February 12, 2016

Pineapple Hat Head Girl

Ooooohhhhh, loved doing this.  The techniques I used to color this are found in Kit and Clowder's January Create and Learn markers class.  Instead of using the image for the class, I used this sweet girl from Etsy.  She's called Pineapple Hat Head and you can buy her from Lemonshortbread.

Copic Colors Used
Skin:  E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair:  E18, E15, YR23, Y21
Eyes:  BG05, BG01, BG0000
Pineapple Leaves: G28, G07, YG07, YG03, Y11
Pineapple:  YG25, Y15, E25 
Dress:  Y19, Y17, Y15, Y02
Sky:  B39, B18, B16, B14, B12
Clouds:  BG000, B00
Water:  BG45, B16, B12, E81, E84
Palm Trees:  G99, YG67, YG23, E44, E43


Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Thank You to a Generous Heart

The months of January and December have been very difficult regarding pet health.  I've had two dogs that have required ACL repair.  One dog needed a repair in January and another one started limping right after her surgery.  When I took him in for x-rays, they found that both of his back legs had ACL tears that needed repair.

The exhaustion with caring for them has been difficult enough.  But emotional toll of losing my job and all the vet bills have taken its toll on me.  A beautiful, anonymous friend from Facebook called in a huge donation to help alleviate some of the cost.  I can tell you that I rarely break down with circumstances but it was such a surprise that someone would call my vet's office and pay for part of the surgery.  I lost my composure when I went to pay and they informed me that someone paid for part of the surgery on my second dog.  I am so blessed, and God has shown me his presence by this gesture from his angel.

This is the thank you card I have made.  I will ask the office to forward it to this generous individual who prayed and felt compelled to help.


She is colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, E04, R20
Hair:  E18, E15, YR23, YR21
Dress:  BV08, BV13, BV02, BV00, BV0000
Wings:  BV00, BG000, Prismacolor PC 1086 Sky Blue Light, 
PC 1089 Pale Sage, PC 956 Lilac, PC 1009 Dahlia Purple
Dog:  E15, E13, E11
Ribbon:  G28, G24, G20

The image is Puppy Angel by Penny Black

The sentiment is You Warm My Heart by Hero Arts.  I cut the stamp in half so I could layer the wording.  I cut the label with a Stampin' Up punch.

The die is Loopy Doily from La-La Land Crafts' July 2015 Monthly Project Kit.

Inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up's From My Heart Set.


Thrifty Thursday at Scrappers Delights!

So excited!  It's Thrifty Thursday at Scrappers Delights.  In honor of Scrappers Delights birthday, go to the Scrappers Delights store to get these three fabulous images for $1.

You can go to the Scrappers Delights blog post for more information!

So happy to color up this sweet girl, Anna Mae Party Bunny Girl!  I love the pinks and how they pop with the green background.  What are your favorite birthday colors?

Copic colors used:
Skin E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair E57, E55, E53, E50
Dress and Bunny Ears RV23, RV21, RV00
Socks and Ribbon YG63, YG61, G43, G20
Shoes C7, C5, C3, C1
White shading C1, C0

Cupcake Set from Impression Obsession
Numbers Die and Celebrate You Die from La-La Land Crafts May 2015 Project Kit
Shapes framing Anna Mae Bunny Party Girl from Spellbinders Labels Three S4-189

Dots on Clothes and Hair with Molotow White