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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

For Two of My Angels

 There are for two very special people who are helping me keep a better attitude right now.  I consider them to be "my angels."  I made each of them an angel card. I still need to find a little boy angel for my six year old grandson.  He's at my house often since it is summer break.  He is the most caring child.  He is always right there iif I need something.  I had to laugh.  His family went on a mini vacation last week.  He tells me all the time that he prays for me.  When he got back he said "Grandma, I'm sorry I forgot to pray while we were gone, but I prayed last night."  What a sweetie.

This first card is an image by Crafts and Me.  I have always loved this image and have used it several times.  It is colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is by Lily of the Valley.

 This card is also an image by Crafts and Me.  Her wings are glittered, but I could not get it to photograph well.  She is colored with Arteza Pencils.  I thought I would give them a try.  They are not quite as good as Prismacolor, but I was satisfied with how they colored.  I also have their watercolor paint brushes.  Those I have to practice with.  Watercolor is not something that comes easy for me.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Hawaiian Multi-colored Hibiscus from Kauai

I made this card for my guest DT spot for Creative Craft Cottage for July.  The theme  is summer.  I hope this flower fits in.  It exudes summer to me.  The image is ny QKR Stampede.  I found an image of a hibiscus from Kauai on Pinterest.  I loved the colors so I used that as my model.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

Copic markers:  B000, 00, 01, BG10, G20, 21, 24, RV25, 29,
Y00, 35, YG01, 03, 05, YR15, 16

Friday, July 5, 2019

Sandcastle Queen

I was offered a guest designer spot for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog for their July challenge.  Every month is Anything Goes.  July has the option of Christmas.  I somehow got my two guest DT spots confused and thought Mo's was summer.  Since it's Anything Goes  that's okay.  I wish I would have chosen a Christmas image, though.  It's been a very rough week this week.

I chose the image Sandcastle Queen.  I thought she was simply darling.  I love the bangs falling down on her face.  I also used a Mo's background.  Since the image is a PNG it worked perfectly on the background.  I colored the image with Copics.

Copics:  B21, E00, 11, 50, 51, 53, 55, G12, 14, R24, 27, Y19, 23, 28, YR24

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Birthday Roses

This is my DT entery for QKR Stampede's Anything Goes Challenge.  I used the image Roses, by QKR.  I cut out the colored image and mounted it on the card with foan tapes pieces to raise it up a bit.  The image is colored with Copic markers

Copics:  G05, 07, 09, 17, 19, R22, 24, 29

Monday, July 1, 2019

Afro Girl

 This card is my DT entry for the latest challenge at A Place to Start.  This time around it's Anything Goes.  I chose this beautiful image, Afro Girl, by DigiStampsAtelier.  Those of you that follow my blog probably know that he is now one of my favorite artists.  His images always challenge me.  This time I fell in love with the image, but no no idea how to color the hair.  I didn't want to give it just a flat color with minimal shading.  Thank goodness for You Tube.  I found an amazing video on how to color the hair.  It took me about an hour to do the hair, but I am really happy with the results.  Her technique gave so much depth of color to the hair.  She is colored with Copic markers.  The papers are from Stampin' Up.

Copics:  BG05, 07, E15, 18, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 40, 43, 49, 
G21, 24, R02, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22, Y11, 15, 17, 28

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Favorite Color Combo
Creative Playground - Anything Goes

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Well my blog is officially messed up this morning.  A photobucket strip appeared across the page.  I tried to fix it and made it worse.  Now I lost my strip that links to my pages.  I'm not touching it again until I can find someone who knows how to fix the code! GRRR!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Harvest Elf

 This is a Murphy's Law card.  Everything that could go wrong did.  I had ink blobs and smudges.  Worst of all  after I finished coloring her face I moved on to color her shoulders.  Thinking I picked up E00, I didn't.  I picked up Y20.  I immediately realized that her face was skin colored and her body was yellowish.  I took my blender and erased as much yellow as possible then went over it with E00.  It was still a little too yellow.  I decided to add a small amount of yellow to the face to compensate.  I think it turned out okay. I felt like this was definitely above my ability level, but I am so happy that I completed it.  The image I used was Harvest Elf from Aurora Wings.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

Copics:  B21, BV000, 00, 02, 04, C00, 0, 1, E00, 11,  34, 43, 99, G19, 20, 21, 24, 28, 
R11, 11,20, 22, 27, 29, 35, 39, Y17, 26. 38, YG05,  09, 11, 13, 17, 61, 63, 67, 93, 95,
YR12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge -  Must have Coloring
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Li'l Red Wagon - Much Ado About Nothing
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Goes

You CRACK Me Up!

This card is my DT entry in QKR Stampede's Anything Goes Friday Challenge.  I used the image Carpenter by QKR.  I had to laugh the first time I saw this image.  Many,many years ago I worked in a school's psychology office.  We had faulty air conditioning that barely ever worked.  That is a big problem since we are in the desert.  Anyways, the district electrician was often called to fix our air  conditioning.  He always had his pants hanging down so his crack showed...always!  Our principal at the time, Mrs. Judy Balda, was a stern and feisty older woman.  She came into my office one day while he was working on the air conditioning.  She couldn't miss the obvious.  She told him to get out of her school and not to return until he learned how to hold his pants up.  I laughed when they left my office.  Go Judy!!!

Anyways, I colored this image with Copic markers.  The paper is from October Afternoon.  I bought several sheets of this paper many years ago and I try to use it sparingly since it is no longer available.  

Copics:  B21, 23, C00, 1, 3, 5, E00, 11, 30, 34, 35, 37, 55, 57, 
G05, 09, R24, 27, Y17, 100

New Truck

Today starts a new Festive Friday Challenge at The Outlawz.  The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo.  I chose the image Gus Tidbit-New Truck.  I have always found this sentiment funny.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

Copics:  BG10, E00, 11, 23, 25, C2, 3, 4, 6, 7, R24, 29, Y23, 28

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dragon Helmet

 This is another of my challenging images to color.  It is by DigiStampAtelier called Dragon Helmet.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The card is made of purple and gold glitter papers.  This was another of those images that was  a challenge, but I loved every minute of it.

Copics:  BG10, 11, BV00, 04, 08, C0, 2, 3, E00, 11, 21, 23,
 G14, R11, 12, 27, Y23, 26, 28, YG61, 63, 67, YR24

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Encouragement
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fusion - Anything Goes
World Wide Open DT Challenge  - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - No Patterned Paper
Addicted to Stamps - Foe a Boy/Man
Crafter's Cafe - Boys/Men
Fabrika Fantasy - Boys/Men

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hello Sunshine

I completely forgot to finish the post for this card. I remember writing the post, but had to stop to figure out who the paper was from.  I must have forgotten to save it.   I am definitely not focusing lately!  This is for the newest challenge at QKR Stampede.  The scare crow image is by QKR.  I colored the image with Copic markers  I still don't know who the paper is from!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Reindeer with a 'stashe!

Today starts a new challenge at The Holly and the Ivy.  For my DT card I used this image from Dr. Digi. I colored him with Copic markers.  The paper is from Echo Park.  I cut one of the mustaches from the paper and glued it under his nose.   The small tags are from Lilli of the Valley.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Just a Note

The challenge at A Place to Start this month is Stenciling.  I used an art deco stencil from Altenew.  It is stenciled with Tim Holtz distressed inks.  The image is from A Day for Daisies and is colored with Copic markers.  I actually had some difficulty finding an art deco digi once I decided that was what I wanted to do.  Funny how you can see something all the time except for when you need it.  I thought A Day for Daisies had a lot more images.  This was the only one I found.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Gals - Foxy
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Stencil Me This

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Peek a Boo

This image has taken over the number one spot for the most difficult image that I have colored!  This image is by DigiStampAtelier on Etsy.  He is fast becoming one of my favorite artists.  I have a few more of his images, but no where near the difficulty of this one and the last one that I did. This is one of those "don't look too close cards."  Ha ha.  I, of course, made mistakes, but found trying to fix them looked worse than just leaving that's what I did!  It is colored with Copic markers and the paper is from Stampin' Up. 
Copics:  B21,21,BG10, 11, 13, BV0000, 000, 00, C00, 0, 1, 2, 5, 
E00, 01, 02, 08, 19,  42, 45, 50, 59, 99, G20, 21, 24, 28, 
R000, 01, 02, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 24, 
V01, 04, Y11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 35, 38, 
YG05, 09, YR16, 24

That's 49 of them!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

As You Like It - Favorite Stamp and Why
Crafty Friends Challenge - Fairies and Fantasy
The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Flowers
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Corner - Summer Colors
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds, Bees, or Butterflies
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Lots of Flowers
613b Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Show Your True Colors
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Must Include a Critter
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Pretty in Pink

Wow, am I ever falling behind right now.  I don't seem to have time to get anything done!  This card was done, but I had it on the wrong date.  I was wondering why I saw other DT members posting their cards...couldn't be me that was wrong, right?  Sorry if I am behind in visiting your blogs.  I will get there!  This card is for the Creations in Pink  challenge.  Our challenge sponsor is Starz Stampz.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  Aren't those die cuts just the most awesome!  Thank you sweet friend!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Polkadoodle - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

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