Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wryn and Mo

Happy Tuesday everybody.  Hope you're all having a good day.  It's beautiful here in Arizona today.  We have the "snow birds" showing up from the northern states and Canada right now.  They are all running around in shorts while we are in long pants and sweatshirts.  Those of us that live here full time get summer days around 110 to 114 degrees, sometimes even higher.  So, when we get to the high 60's we're cold.  Today we're in the 70's so our house is open.  My husband is in shorts but I'm not.

Today I have a digital Tiddly Inks image for you called Wryn and Mo - Love You Most, and you can get it HERE.  She's super adorable and was so fun to work with.  I'm learning to color black hair using my Copic cool grey markers.  This is actually my fourth attempt at getting the hair right.  I hope you like it. 

I made her into a 6 x 6 card with pale yellow textured card stock for the base.  I paired it up with patterned paper from DCWV Fall Stack and green solid to matt with.  The "FRIENDS" was a word cut from a piece of the patterned paper from that same fall stack.  I then inked all the edges with distress ink.  The leaves are buttons that I cut the shanks off of and mounted with adhesive dots.


I colored them up using my Copics.  The colors I used are, Skin-E000, E00, E21, R20, Hair-C9, C7, C5, C3, Dress-B18, B14, B12, and Mo-E19, E15, E13, E11.


I will be submitting her as class homework for black hair using cool grey in Suzanne J. Dean's CMC online Copic Marker class.  I would also like to submit her to the CMC Copic Challenge Group.

Well, that's it for now.  I hope everyone has a nice day.  Would appreciate all comments. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Mod Marci

Hello again.  Did everybody have a good weekend?  It's been so beautiful here.  We finally get to leave our air conditioner off and have the house open.  I've been working on getting my craft studio tidied up.  I hate it when I don't put things back where they belong and pretty soon all surfaces are covered with bits of paper, punches, dies and all that stuff.  I need to start my Christmas cards so I MUST get it done.

Welllll, I have a La-La Land Crafts image for you today.  She is a rubber stamp called Mod Marci and you can get her here.  I made her into a 6 x 6 card using DCWV textured card stock for the base.  The patterned paper pack says "Retro Patterned Paper", I don't see a company name but it had two pieces of this awesome tie died paper.  One piece had an X cut through it but this piece, luckily, did not get cut.  I just love it, it's so perfect with Mod Marci.  I edged it with a MS paper edger.  The yellow mat behind her was cut with a Spellbinders die.

The Music Border is a die by C.C. Designs I purchased from All That Scraps, you can get it here.  It's so delicate and lacey.  I added black stickles to all the notes.  The Happy Birthday is a ribbon embelishment I had.



I colored her with Copic Markers, E21, E00, E000, R20, E50, E31, E25, B18, B14, B12, B00, E53, E57.


That's all for me today.  Will be back again soon with another project.  I believe my next project is going to be a Tidly Inks image.  I have a few (many) of them purchsed and printed, just waiting for me to color them up.  See ya.


Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hello all.  I hope all of you on the east coast made it through Sandy ok.  Such sad sights on the news these last few days.  Here's hoping your clean up and recovery goes smoothly.

I meant to post a Halloween project but didn't get one done in time.  Oh well, next year.  I did color up a La-La Land Witch Marci and plan on submitting her for my lesson on the CMC Copic class for coloring black hat and shoes using the Copic cool greys. 

For this post I colored a Wee Stamps image by artist Syvia Zet.  Her name is Holly and she's a digital image you can purchase here.  I tried to make her a little more fall rather than Christmas by using fall colors on the card.

I made her into a 6 x 6 card using DCWV card stock and patterned paper from 12 x 12 big stack packs I've had for a few years or so.  I popped her up on foam tape, added flat backed gems, and leaves w/stems using a Sizzix die.


I colored her up with my Copics.  The colors I used are E21, E00, E000, R20, Y23, YR23, E35, R81, R83, R85, BG72, BG75, BG78, E59, E57, BV31, B0000.


I accented her cheeks, head band, and sleeves with my Sharpie Poster Paint Pen, and glitzed her wings with Stickles.

Tomorrow is already friday so I hope you all have a good weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.