Thursday, September 1, 2016

Deepest Sympathy - AI Watercolor Challenge

WOW, just realized how long it has been since I posted.  Well, here is the story.

My last post was September 15, 2015, just about 1 year ago.  Why is that relevant, well, my husbands grandmother, who was 88 at the time and who lived with us for about 6 years, fell and broke her hip.  Being her main caregiver, I needed to spend a lot of time with her while she was recovering. 

She fell again at the Rehabilitation Center about a month later and broke her other hip more severely than the first.  This recovery was much more intense and time consuming.  Needless to say, my crafting and posting were put on hold.

Sadly, she passed away at the end of April this year.  We are still digging out from lawyers, family obligations and cleaning out her apartment (addition to our house). 

But I digress.  So tonight I was looking at Art Impressions blog and saw they were doing a Watercolor challenge and thought this would be perfect to join in on.  I have been doing a lot with Instagram as it is easier and quicker than blogging.

I am OBSESSED with Art Impression watercolor stamps.  Here is a creation I did on a recent plane ride home.  I have been toying with creating cards for all occasions and selling them in my local gym.  I need more Sympathy cards, VOILA. 

Anyway, enough of my babbling.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope you have a crafty day!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sunflower Art

I made this piece for my husband's cousins new home. She likes sunflowers.  

The stamp is from Gina K Designs called "Stately Flowers 5" set.  

I colored it with Polychromos.  I was trying for an abstract type of background.

Flower:  Burnt Sienna, Terracotta, Burnt Ochre, Cadium Orange, 
Lt Yellow Ochre, Dark Naples Ochre, Naples Yellow,
 Lt Chrome Yellow, Walnut Brown

Leaves:  Chrome Oxide Green, Chromium Green Opaque,
Permanent Green, Leaf Green, Earth Green Yellowish,
May Green, Cadium Yellow Lemon

Background:  White, Lt Magenta, Manganese-Violet,
Lt Red-Violet, Violet, Purple Violet

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Saturated Canary Graduation

I spent this past weekend coloring with my nephews.  It was so much fun.  I colored up this sweet Saturated Canary image with copics.

The background was done using stamps, clear embossing powder and ink.  I love making my own backgrounds to match my papers (papers and inks are all from Gina K Designs).  I quilled flowers to go on the front of the card.

I used my favorite go to red for her hair (E18, E08, YR18, YR 14) and skin (E50, E51, E11, E21, E23).  I used C9-C5, G29, G14, G28, YR24, Y15, Y11 for her outfit.  I created the wall, grass and sky (B00, B01, YG67, YG94, YG99, YG03)


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

I made this card for my Mom and Dad's 45th wedding anniversary on Sunday.  The image is from Gina K Designs colored with my polychromos.  I created a plaid background with my pitt pens.  I stamped the vase and created a little zentangle on it for something different.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Kit and Clowder.  This months challenge is Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to share more flowers as I am doing my Mother's Day cards.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Inked Pretty

This little sunshine is a digi stamp from Saturated Canary called Inked Pretty.  I just love all their stamps (not that you couldn't tell...LOL).  I colored this little cutie up with my copics.

I used my copic refills and colorless blender to create the background.  Not sure what project to put her on...stay tuned.
Skin:  E04, E11, E21, E51, E50
Hair:  V99, V17, V15, V12, V000
Eyes:  G29, G02, G20
Lips: RV99, RV69, RV63
Dress: E19, E09, YR27, YR68, YR15, YR61
Background (copic refills):  E23, Y02, Y00, Colorless Blender (paintbrush)
Pearl Pen - Silver Chrome & Glass Effect Pen
Sharpie White Poster Pen

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Saturated Canary Facebook Challenge

Here is my second entry for the Saturated Canary Facebook Challenge.  She is called Beach Pretty.  She is colored with copics (and my fantabulous coloring is because of my awesome coloring classes over at Kit and Clowder).

I used my embellishments from Kit and Clowder...just love them.  I embossed the background with an embossing folder and used my Gina K Designs Edible Eggplant ink pad to highlight it (Papers also Gina K Designs).  I did the same on the two accent pieces but I used Vintage Paper distress ink to highlight.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 16, 2015

C'mon Summer....

Today I am posting my entry for the facebook Saturated Canary challenge.  This gorgeous creation is colored with copics. I used my new coloring skills from my classes at Kit and Clowder online classroom.

I loved coloring her up.  I used my distress inks and some sponge daubers for the background.

Papers by Gina K Designs and XPress it blending card.