Sunday, June 28, 2015

Abounding Grace

I've been coloring a lot of sweets lately.
I think I'm gaining weight through osmosis.
I'm gonna try to color clean for a while and see if that helps :D
Seriously, I just love this image; since first I saw it.
And I do love my veggies.

Derwent Inktense used:
Eggplant and carrot: Dk Purple, Dusky Purple,
Artichoke: Fern, Leaf Green. Light Olive
Lettuce and peas, Felt Green, Ionion Green, Beech Green
Red onion: Violet, Red Violet
White onion: Silician yellow, Cadmium Yellow
Tomato and jalapeno: Chili Red, Cherry,
Squash: Silician Yellow, Felt Green, Red Oxide
Orange Carrot: Burnt orange, tangerine, Dark chocolate
Green onion: Sherbert Lemon, Felt Green, Dark Chocolate
White it used to blend. Black is used to shadow.

BDZ stitched Strips Used.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Color along at MiC

Did you have an opportunity to play with us at Make it Crafty using Shellina?
It was loads of fun.
We still have a few more days to get your Fairy Twinkles in too.
What? You haven't gotten her.
She is still a freebie for you to play with up until the 30th Aussie time.
Head on over to the MiC FB page.
She's running around in one of the posts.
Just give a tag out to someone if you can't find her.
Here's my Shellina all carded up and ready for a swim

Polychromos Used:
Skin:Burnt Sienna, Sanguine, Cinnamon, Light Flesh, Cream, White,
Scarlet Red for lips
Hair: Prussian Blue, Bluish Turquoise, Sky Blue
Tail: Prussian Blue, Bluish Turquoise,Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Green,
Light Cobalt Turquoise, Light Green, Leaf Green
Sea Horse: Burnt Sienna, Green Gold, Dark Naples Ochre, Dark Chrome Yellow,
Light Cadmium Yellow

I've used a water swirl from Memory Box and a little fish button.
I cut the end pieces off to use for embellishments. Love them

Friday, June 19, 2015

Peaceful Blessings

I have been wanting to make something with feathers for ages.
Welllll, thank you Karen for these gorgeous treats.
This is
They come in a pack of three and are already so detailed,
I just used them right from the pack.

OMGosh, aren't they amazing!!!

I printed off a dreamcatcher, fussy cut it, added a few seed beads to give it a color pop.
With the center piece of a flower brad, I added some fringe to create a concho.
I also added some beads on a piece of embroadery thread,
laying that on the feathers with a bit of fringe.

to compliment the feathers, I've used an image called Cornelia from Saturated Canary,
Framed her with Pierced Ticket BDZ dies
Sentiment from DoveArt Studios

Copics used:
 Skin: E000, 0, 11, 04, RV10 R08,43 E35,Y11
Hair: N7, 5, 3,
Dress: E37, 35, 34, 33, 31, 30
Basket: E57, 55, 53, 51, 50
Corn: BV04, YR07, R46, Y35 E15

My corn inspiration pic came from Tim Canwell

Don't forget, you still have time to enter our Masculine Challenge
Just add you entry here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


I could really use some waves about now.
Wow is it hot and summer has just begun.

Today I'm using one of the CCD's June releases called

I've sprayed the waves and sun then fussy cut them out.
I split the sun rays, making them a bit smaller
The waves have chunky embossing powder to create a foam.
Finally, I borrowed a little sand from the boys sand box to finish her off.
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 04, R20, BV23
Hair: N8, 6, 4
Hat: E57, 35, 34, 30
Tube:YG06, 03, 01, BG53, 11,10
Suit:YR07, 04, RV04, 02
Sun: Y38
Waves; B29,24

A Great Day for Cake

Is there ever a bad day for Cake?
Not for me...
And I've been craving sugar lately.
So, I thought I'd save the calories and just color some up.

This little bit of DoveArt Yum is appropriately called
I've also used a sentiment from the
Copics used:
Icing: R59, RV29, R35, RV21
Wrapper:RV14, 11, 10
Cake: E79, 57, 35, 34, 30
Shadows: N5, 4, 3, 1
Go ahead and have a bite...
It's delicious

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Walk like an Egyptian

Sometimes, you just have to revisit things of the past...
I feel like I've been so slammed lately with kiddy stuff, hubby stuff and just stuff
that I needed to color something I've always wanted to color and just be in the moment.
There are times I literally scroll through MiC images...for hours...cause there is a ton. :D
and just let an image call to me.
Nope, not this time. I went in search of them gem.

Here is Cleopatra
The idea behind this was to do sepia tones with a flash of color.
The colors were starting to blend too much so I changed up my tones.
Still staying with neutrals and it worked much better.
I've just gotten in a wink of stella clear glitter brush and had to try that out.
Gotta admit, I was intimidated by the background but it came together quickly.
Hope you enjoy my Queen of the Nile and Walk like an Egyptian cause it's fun...:D
Make it Crafty Items used:
Copics used:
Skin: E50,51,53,54 RV11, R29
Hair: N7, 5, 3,1
Dress: W7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 00 Polychromos WIV, V
Walls: E49, 44, 43, 41, 40
E55, 53, 51, 50
E29, 27, 25, 21
E37, 35, 34, 33, 31, 30
Reds:RV69, R29, 22
Gold:Y28, 26, 32
T3, C2 and BV23,20 for shadow

Monday, June 8, 2015

Light through the Trees

Oh boy, this month Make it Crafty will challenge you right over your comfort zone.
We are creating light through the trees.
I had an image all picked and it was a popular one, so...
me wanting to always be different (it's a good thing LoL) I picked this one.
No one else had done it, it was pretty, good idea right?
Well after I had finished up; I realized I had no "light through the trees"
Why? Because I had no tree.
Sorry, it's a phone pic...

So, I asked for help. Well, help or I was gonna have to start over. Oh No!!!
Thankfully, our team at MiC is awesome and they like to help.
Or...maybe they like being bossy and telling others what to do...Kidding
I seriously love my teamies.
Either way, I got the answer I needed.
Just add some light inside the tree house radiating out.


Ok, to do that realistically, it would have to be some bright light.
To make that happen, I would also need to add light beaming onto the surrounding
door frame and light coming out the windows.

Light through the trees. :D 

Always remember, we love to help you out. All you need do is ask.

Copics used:
Wood: E79,18,15,13,11
Walls: E40,41
Wall Stones: W6,5,3,1 
Ground Stones: C6,4,3,2
Light: Y15,11
Windows: B41, 0000
I use BV23 with BV20 on all my shadows.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Into the Woods

My husband loves to hunt.
Not that he really goes specifically to hunt but to have some time in nature.
Unfortunately, since we've had kiddos, he doesn't go often.
I've used this month's theme of Masculine at
Southern Ridge Trading Company
to create a little nature at home.
Using GAR-586
 (not shown)
I created the Birch trees with my Zing cutter, then colored them with copic E44. 40,41
The deer is colored first in black, crackle, the brown.
Bird 1 is colored in dark blue, crackle then black.
Bird 2 is inked with Tim Holtz Walnut
Bushes are painted with Brown, crackle then antique white, edging with Tim Holtz Walnut
Background is sprayed with B41 and grass colored with E35.33,30
All is place on a 6x8 canvas
Hope you enjoyed my manly picture.
There's many options to make your Masculine projects.
Don't forget, you don't have to use a product by SRTC
then add them here...

Big Hugs

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Grouchy Heatwave

Have you seen the new stamps from Roberto Rascals in the CC Designs May Release
Roberto Rascal's Grouchy Heatwave makes me laugh so hard
Seriously, this is me when I get too hot.
I fell in love with him and wanted to do something fun.
Here's to Summer!!!
I've used BDZ die, a little frantage,
fan charm and curled up a little streamer ribbon from a Christmas bow.
I doodled a bit to make more "air"

Copics used:
E59, 57, 55, 51
BG49, 45, 11 YG06
E42, 43, 41, 40

Details, Details, Details.

I LOVE adding details; Accenting ones drawn in, adding some that aren't.
Recently, Zoe created a New EBook Basic Techniques when Colouring Faces, and I was over the moon.
So many details, tips, hints about contouring face shapes, eyes, lips, oh my goodness.
I used her technique to color up Aleisha.
face tutorial
Mostly, I worked the eyes but the hair and manga face feature is also included.
Did I tell you, the images all come with the book?
I'm not super happy with my abilities yet, but thankfully, I know it takes practice, practice, practice.
And there's so many techniques to play with.
I hope to see your plays with the ebook.
Make it Crafty Products used:
Aleisha Digi
Also available in Rubber

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


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For this CCD card, I've used Dude, Amy R Pool Party Sentiments
and Sun and Surf Stencils
Available June 4th

Copics used:
Hair: E44, 43, 40, YR31, 30
Surfboard: B28, 26, 24, R24, 22, 21,Y38, 35, 32
G29, 17, 14, B14, BG49, 55, 11
Glasses: R24, 22, 21, W7, 5, 4, 3
Swim Trunks: R24, 22, 21, N5, 4, 3, 0

Monday, June 1, 2015


Gotta enter to win it.


This month's CCD release is all about fun in the sun.

As summer time is here, it's time to relax and get you rays on.

I've used  Millie, Amy R Pool Party Sentiments
and Sun and Surf Stencils
Available June 4th

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 04, BV23, R20
Hair: E35, 08, 59, 31
Melon: R24, 22, 20, YG17, 40
Dress: B04, 02, 00, Y08, 02