I absolutely love this digi. It's from Mo's Digital Pencil. I've had it quite a while, but I just got around to coloring it. I wanted to wait until I had more prima roses to finish it, but alas, I was too impatient. She's colored with Copic markers. I keep forgetting that I want to try prismacolor pencils with them for the shading. Maybe next card!
This card is for Isabella's Final Design Team Challenge-Make Your Own Flowers. I loved how simple this card turned out. I borrowed the idea of the white gel pen dots from Isabella. I just really loved the look; couldn't resist! I will miss her challenges.
I made this card the other night, but didn't complete it. When I saw Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week "Polka Dots," I figured I'd use this card even though none of the papers had dots. Fortunately, I had some polka dot buttons. The white stitching and spider web is done with a gel pen.
This card was made for Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge #19-Buttons 'n Bows. I colored the picture about a month ago and was waiting for a project to use it for. I used paper and cardstock from my scrap pile (trying to use it up.) The silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply ribbon store. I think I'm keeping them in business. No other ribbon compares in my opinion. I used Bow Easy to tie it perfectly. Buttons are from my grandmother's button collection.
This card was made for Isabella's Challenge #18 - Chill Out. This week the challenge is "Chill Out" using blues n greens!! I probably should have used a pale green ribbon, but didn't have any. The background paper is a pale green, but doesn't really appear that way in the photo.
This card was mads for Mo's Digital Pencil, Challenge #39. I colored this one with Stampin' Up markers and am not real happy with the results. i'm used to using Prismacolor pencils. I thought I'd try something different. Hopefully, I'll be able to start purchasing Copic markers at some point.
I made this card for Sassy's Cheryl's Challenge #19. This was alot of fun to make. I had colored the image a few days ago and I didn't know what I wanted to do with it. This challenge was ideal. I used paper from October Afternoon's Fly A Kite collection. I didn't have any premade flowers on hand so I printed these digis (a freebie from Isabella's)colored them and roughed them up a bit. Thanks for looking!
I'm entering this in Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #18 to use a combination of kraft, light blue and peach. This bear is just adorable! The ribbon is from "No Time to Stamp?" and the cardstock is from DCWV. This was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Thanks for looking!
I am entering this card in Isabella's Challenge #14, Anything goes. I really enjoyed coloring this image. I had decided to make this card fairly undecorated since there were so many colors in the image. I may actually go back and do another. I'd like to try to color the ribbon differently and add some sparkle. I'm still learning. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
I finally figured it out! It's been a week between trying to uninstall and reinstall Printmaster, then figuring out how to use it. I finally have my first merged image. It's alot of work, but I can see that this will open up some new challenges. I'm looking forward to practicing!
Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge #13 this week is called "Summer Fun." The idea is to create a card that makes you think of summer. Summer for me centers around the Fourth of July and the colors red, white and blue. This picture reminds me of growing up within walking distance of the beach on Staten Island. I spent many summers there swimming in the ocean. Something I wouldn't be willing to do now, but a fond memory, nevertheless.
I did this card for Isabella's Challenge #11. I had to use an Isabella's image and the provided layout. I love the old time feel of this card. I used a kit I purchased from "No Time to Stamp" and an old button from my grandmother's button collection. I absolutely love the kits that No Time to Stamp puts together. I have purchased several and can't wait to put them all to use.
This was done for Isabella's Challenge #9, "Patriotic Colors" and Stamp Simply #141 Flying High and Proud Color Challenge. I felt very strongly about making it a tribute to our fallen soldiers. Technically, this was another difficult one for me. Pencils are very difficut to blend in large areas. Maybe, I should have tried water colors. Hopefully, Santa will bring me some really good markers! Thanks to Isabella's Challenge I won the images for this one.
at May 28, 2010
I cased this card. The origiinal is at: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1692788?cat=fav
I changed the saying a little bit and went with polka dot ribbon instead of gingham. I would have loved the gingham, but couldn't find it in the right width.
at May 09, 2010
This is a runner that I painted for my daughter's wedding. It was about 45' long. I had seen a similar one on the internet and just had to have it. It cost way too much, though. It was several hundred dollars and I didn't have that much room in my budget. I ordered custom stencils off the internet and bought a bolt of fabric from JoAnn's. For slightly more than one hundred dollars I had a beautiful custom runner. (A hundred dollars and many, many nights of painting) It was well worth it!
This is the first post I'm trying. It's going to take me a while to figure this thing out. This image is from Sassy Cheryl's and the frame is from Taylored Expressions. I really like the idea of being able to have artwork in my office in a very easy to change format. I painted her with Stampin' Up watercolor crayons. I was hoping that the shading would have turned out a bit more obvious. I added buttons from my grandmother's button collection. I just love old buttons. I try to use them whenever possible.
This is my eldest grandson, Lucas. He's ten in this photo. He has since turned eleven. I forgot to post this. It was around the tim...
I actually completed two quilts this week. I can finally say I'm back in quilting mode. The above quilt was made for my bio mom....
I designed this card for the Totally Stampalicious Challenge, Ribbons and Bows. The image, Storybook Elizabeth by Sylvia Zet, is ava...
This is my first Christmas card for 2022. The new Christmas challenge at Splitcoast Stampers has started up again I have committed to tw...