Birthday Shepherd

 I haven't been coloring for a while, but I decided to get back to my roots and color an animal.  If you know me well, you know my passion is animals.  I have not done many lately.  Doing design work usually leads me in other directions.  This image is by Morgan Fitzsimons.  I have colored it at leas three times before.  This one is colored with Copics and Arteza Pencils.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything with a Critter 
Animal Friends Challenge - Dogs
Crafter's Cafe - Animal
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Animal Magic
As You Like It - Fav Bird or Beast
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday

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.


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

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

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

First of My June Birthday Cards

This week's project was cleaning my 250+ Copic markers and refilling at least 80 of them.  What a chore that was.  My markers had gotten...