Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How About a Little PND with QC?

Wow, what a whirlwind this year has been!  And I can't believe the school years is over already (finally? hahahah)  Just kidding, of course...I had a great school year.  I am showcasing some gorgeous Paper Nest Dolls rubber stamp images for Noelle Martin over at Quick Creations, along with my Gorjuss features :)  I like to keep busy lol.

So this month I chose to do the Mermaid with Dolphin rubber stamp image, which you can find in Noelle's online shop :).

She is so pretty.  Hard to see in the picture, but I blended two color families for her tail:  blue and purple.  In real life it looks really pretty.

I colored her with my alcohol ink markers and Prismacolor Pencils.

Hair:  Copics E13
PC943, 948, 944
Skin:  Copics E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Tail:  Copics BG10
PC1008, 905, 1027, 992
Dolphin: Prismacolor Markers PB108
PC1061, 1063, 1065

The paper is Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments, and the sketch I used is from Mojo Monday, number 281.

Noelle has a ton of Paper Nest Dolls stamps in her online shop.  And don't forget about the Summer Sale!

We also have a challenge every month on the Quick Creations Challenge Blog, come and join us for some fun!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Howdy Folks!

Howdy Folks!  I have an awesome image to showcase this week for Paola, from My Whimsical Little World.  This cowgirl image was just begging for some sepia tones.  Similar to the Graduation Girl image I did three weeks ago, this time I used only sepia and cream to complete this project :)

I colored this image with only two Prismacolor Premiere Pencils:  PC948 (Sepia) and PC(!$ (Cream).  This is such an awesome way to practice light source, as there are only two colors, and they totally absolutely depend solely on your light source direction.  I used paper from MME's Lost & Found - Union Square 6 x 6 paper pad, and created the sentiment by die cutting the word howdy twice.  Once with patterned paper and then once with brown cardstock.  I glued the brown down first, then offset the patterned letters to create a deep shadow to the left of every letter.

I also created a lasso out of some thicker tatting thread to add to the character of the card :)

This is a new release image from My Whimsical Little World, and you will find two new releases every Monday!  This image is now available in the Etsy Sgop, MWLW Digi Shop, where you;'ll also find many many more awesome images for any occasion.  Don't forget, next month (July) we will be starting the monthly challenges over on the new challenge blog!  You can also find us on Pinterest and Facebook!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Crafty Ribbons Challenge Time!

It's CHALLENGE time for the Buttons team at Crafty Ribbons!  And I will be your fabulous hostess with the mostess...lol...ok, let's not go that far!

I created a kanzashi flower hair clip this week, in the hopes of spurring all you crafty people out there into realizing that ribbon is not just for sewing!  LOL!

Come on out and join the Crafty Ribbon challenge for some fun and inspiration, maybe you'll even win yourself a gift voucher for Crafty Ribbons, the Ribbon Emporium!

See you soon!

Monday, June 22, 2015

MWLW Happy Birthday Princess!

Another sweet new release from Paola at My Whimsical Little World :)  This time she graces us with a princess image, that's so sweet, any little girl would treasure a project made with her :)  You can find this image in the Etsy shop, as well as so many more!  Come on, I'm sure you'll find something to 'accidentally' fall into your shopping cart ;)

I colored her my Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and Markers, and paired her with some sweet paper from My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 Blush paper pad.  I also used a sketch for this piece from Mojo Monday :)  I think I have fallen in love with sketches :)

Come back every Monday in June to see more new releases from My Whimsical Little World.  However, in July, I will be moving over to the challenge team!  I am so excited to start this journey with Paola!

Friday, June 19, 2015

My Whimsical Little World Ballerina

I have chosen to color up this sweet little ballerina from Paola at My Whimsical Little World.  She is so cute, I knew you would love her for some colorful inspiration!

Yes, sigh, she has an accidental birthmark, lol, but I just couldn't bear throwing her out. So I used her in this bright and cheery card anyways.  She has a birthmark, that's my story and I'm sticking to it lol!

I colored her with my Copic markers and Prismacolor Pencils, a nd paired her with patterned paper from Simple Stories' DIY Boutique 6 x 6 paper pad.  I also used a sketch from Mojo Monday!

You can find this cutie pie in Paola's Etsy shop.  Don't forget to come and enter the very first MWLWchallenge over on the new challenge blog starting in July!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Some Crafty Ribbon Inspiration For You

It's inspiration time for me over at Crafty Ribbons and I have a trio of cards for you today.  I have had a bit of a rough time the last few months and when I am down, I find it helpful to make someone else's day.  So I decided to make 3 "pick-you-up" cards, using a distress ink and stencil technique that I really enjoy.  I recently got two new Distress colors as well, so of course I had to try those out!

For the 'Smile' card, I used all of my blue distress ink colors and the Tim Holtz stencil.  Paired it with a Close to my Heart stamp and a CC Designs sentiment stamp.  For the lace, I used some white Morlaix Cotton Lace from Crafty Ribbons.

On the "hugs" card, I used abandoned coral and antique linen distress inks with the same stencil as above. The stamp is from penny Black.  The ribbon is white seam binding, also from Crafty Ribbons.

And lastly, I used only abandoned coral on this good thoughts card, along with another Tim Holtz stencil. I also stamped this card, but this time used a Hero Arts stamp.  The orange ribbon is 6mm Tango Grosgrain ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

I had so much fun making these cards, I couldn't stop at just one :)

Don't forget to come and visit the Ribbon Emporium for all your ribbon needs and wants.  They also have ribbon embroidery kits!  Come back and visit again soon, because I will be trying one of these kits over the summer!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Call me Maybe?

It's new release day at My Whimsical Little World, and you know what that means?  Yes!  A fabulous new digital image!  This fun guy is great for a male themed card, for any occasion!  I have chosen to just say hello, but you really could use this for a birthday or Father's Day as well!

Paola just keeps plugging out the cute images, and this was no exception.  I love that she gives us so many boy images.  It really helps me build up my stash of boy cards!  Thanks Paola!

I have colored this guy with my Prismacolor markers, Prismacolor Pencils and my Copics.  And paired him with some Carta Bella Boy Oh Boy patterned paper from their 6 x 6 paper pad.

I even fussy-cut some of the stars from a scrap and included them as well.  This paper was perfect for this image :)

You can find this image in Paola's Etsy shop, where she sells a bunch of cute images.  Stay tuned every Monday for new releases, and get ready for the new challenge blog coming in July!

Making a Wish with The Paper Nest Dolls

Its my turn for some inspiration for The Paper Nest Dolls this week, and I have chosen to create with this awesome image.  This is Make a Wish, and you can find her in the online store here.

I love the carefree-ness (it's a word in my book :P) of this image, and it can suit a variety of occasions :)

I colored her using my Copics, Spectrum Noir Markers and my Prismacolor Pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  SN GB1
PC942, 943
Skin:  Copics E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Dress:  Copics BG10
PC992, 905, 1027,1008
Leaves:  Copics YG03
PC988, Crayola Pine Green
Dandelions:  PC1054

I used paper from the Authentique - Renew 6 x 6 paper pad, and I also followed a sketch for the layout, which you can find here.

You can many many more sweet designs from Christine Paperdolls, in her online shop at The Paper Nest Dolls.

And don't forget to come and join our challenges every month for a chance to win some prizes!

Friday, June 12, 2015

June Cupcake from My Whimsical Little World

Every month Paola designs a new cupcake for My Whimsical Little World.  I have fun coloring these up :)  Here is June's cupcake:

I colored this image with my Prismacolor Pencils and my Copics :)

And I paired it with some patterned card stock from a Stampin' Up Prints Pack, and followed a sketch from Mojo Monday :)

You can find this image on the My Whimsical Little World Blog, and don't forget we have a new challenge blog starting up in July!

Teacher Maddie says Thanks for the Great Year!

I did an extra Paper Nest Dolls image this month, I just couldn't resist Teacher Maddie.  Maddie happens to be one of my favorite Paper Nest Dolls.  There's just something about her lol.

So here is a thank you card using Teacher Maddie :)

Isn't she just too sweet?

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Pencils, but forgot to write them all down, lol.  Ooops, sorry :)

I did however, write down the paper and the sketch I used to create this piece.  Do you forgive me now? lol.

I used paper from My Mind's Eye Stella * Rose Mabel 6 x 6 paper pad, and the sketch you can find here.

For more cute images from Christine Paperdolls, come by and visit the online shop.  There are many many images, and I''m sure you will find at least one or two to fall into your shopping cart ;P  Don't forget to come by and visit the creative blog, as well as the challenge blog.  We have a new challenge on the first Monday of every month, and the challenge theme is almost always anything goes!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls New Release Day :)

It's new release day at The paper Nest Dolls!  Christine's dolls keep getting sweeter and sweeter, and I couldn't resist coloring up this one...she is Avery with teddy, and you can find her in the online shop.

I colored her using my Copics and prismacolor Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  Copics E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Hair:  Copcs E53
PC1082, 997, 947
Dress:  Copics BV000
PC956, 1008, 932
Bear:  Copics E13

We have our current challenge ongoing through this month, and the theme is almost always anything goes!  Come and join us at the challenge blog and give it a go!

Monday, June 8, 2015

It's New Release Day for My Whimsical Little World

It's new release day over at My Whimsical Little World.  I have colored up this sweet graduation girl in a faux charcoal technique using Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral spirits.  What a great technique to learn and try.

With Graduation ceremonies coming up soon, she is the perfect image to play with :)  I really enjoyed this image, and playing with a new technique makes it even more fun :)

I used only Black (935) and White (938) Prismacolor Pencils along with OMS to create this coloring project.  I also used paper from Ki-Modern Elegance 6 x 6 paper pad from Hampton Art, and follow this sketch.

Don't forget!  We will be starting a new Challenge blog in July!  What a great reason to start finding your favorite MWLW images and having them fall into your shopping cart, lol.  You know you want to :P

You can find Paola's fun images here in her etsy shop.  You can also find MWLW on Facebook and on Instagram too, as well as Pinterest :()

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Some Crafty Ribbons Inspiration :)

For my inspiration for Crafty Ribbons this week, I made a hair clip using pink and white ribbon and lace, as well as some nylon leaves and white glitter stamens.

I used 35mm pink satin ribbon, 35mm white ribbon, 35mm fuschia organza ribbon, 14mm white cotton ribbon, 13mm French cotton lace, and 9mm Handmade ribbon in white.  I used a Kanzashi technique to create this rose , and added the white string pearls, leaves and glitter stamen to finish it off.

Crafty Ribbons has so many beautiful ribbons to choose from, and they are such a great quality for creating with.  Thanks for visiting.  Check back soon for more Ribbon Inspiration for Crafty Ribbons!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lucy Loo - Hair on Top from The East Wind

I have been crazy busy, and during this time, I managed to color one of Unky's newer releases...Lucy Loo - Hair on Top :)  She is just such a cool image to color and create with (as are all of Unky's images).  Unky seems to be able to create these beautiful and yet so totally original images that exude grace and individuality.  This one does not disappoint for sure.

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor Art Markers and Prismacolor Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  Copics E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Hair:  PB108
PC935, 938
Fan/Ribbon:Copics BG10
PC992, 1006, 907, 938
Flowers:  Copics R20
PC1092, 1081

I used paper from Michael's, in one of their $3.00 bins, and i found a sketch here that I really liked and followed it loosely.

Unky Lastrange has many gorgeous images to color on her Etsy site, including this one.  Don't forget to find us on Facebook and Instagram as well!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Plum Plumeria and Bella Paper :)

Noelle asked me this week to make something using the Lifestyle Plumeria 4 x 4 die and the Wild Rose Studio Bella paper :)  This was tricky for me, I usually work with images, lol...(but alas, if you don't challenge yourself, you'll never know what you can do!) so here is what I've done:

This is a fun fold flap card, my first as a matter of fact...yes, lol...a new technique!  I love this Bella paper, it is so beautiful and just happens to be my favorite color :)

I have linked the products I have used to Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations and I'm also going to link you to the challenge blog.  There are monthly challenges where you can win a prize!

Use my special code in the online shop for a discount!  The code is LEAH10

Monday, June 1, 2015

Its challenge time at The Paper Nest Dolls :)

Its challenge time over at The Paper Nest Dolls, and as usual, anything goes!

I used a newer release from Christine Paperdolls called Pinwheel Ellie.  Isn't she sweet?

I wanted to make her light and airy but still have the red.  Pinwheels always make me think of red, so I had to have the red :)

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor pencils in the following colors:
Hair:  Copics E13
PC943, 1082, 946, 935
Skin:  Copics E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Shirt:  Copics  R22
PC926, 925, 937, 1061, 938
Pants:  Copics R22
PC926, 925, 937, 938

I used paper from Cosmo Cricket's Baby Jane 6 x 6 paper pack, and I also followed a sketch, which you can find here.

Come and join us over on the challenge blog, for loads of inspiration, fun, and prizes :)  Don't forget, we have a special sponsor and challenge theme next month!!  See you there!