Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Looking Gorgeous!

I thought it would be fun to do my own background with this image.  I created faux stitched holes.  I then colored up the image keeping it very simple.  You can see how I made the paper HERE.  This little sweet stamp is by LDRS Creative and is one of the All Dressed Up stamps.  She is so dainty but colors up nicely.


Faux Stitched Holes:
 R37 R89
C0 C1 C3 C5 C7

Multiliner .3
Stencil - Aristo

Skin E50 E51 E21 E18
Hair E43 E44 E47
Dress RV000 RV10 R81 R83 R85
BV20 BV23

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Just Monkeying Around - Video

I have uploaded a new tutorial to YouTube on creating a Bokeh background.  It really is quite simple and has such a cool effect to whatever you are creating.  You will find it HERE.
 For this card I used one of Stampendous cute Cling sets called Jungle friends.  They also have a Woodland friends set.  I even put him on a wobble so his head moves.  Doing what I do, I added some facial features using creative color placement.  It is amazing what a little ink can do to change up an image.  The set comes with a stencil too so I added the coconut tree in the background just by masking off the little monkey.  

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Background B000 B00 B01 B02
Monkey E97 E99 E18 E29
Banana E40 Y15 Y26
Airbrushed Tree YG03 YG17 YG67
E43 E44 E47 E49

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Copic Must Have's - Instruction Workbook

I do not know if you knew....but you will now...Copic has instructional workbooks that will help you with your coloring skills.  The one I played with today is Intro to Coloring.  In the book you will find wonderfully written step by step instructions on blending, shapes and shadows, wood, using the colorless blender, texturing and so much more.  It includes line art you can photocopy and color along.  I used the butterfly to create this card using basic blending.  This is one of many of the new books you must check out.  Also available is Coloring Faces and hair, Coloring Flowers and Coloring Cats and Dogs.  They can all be found HERE.

Copics:  B12 B14 B16 B18

Airbrushed background using YR04 YR09 B18 B14 and Blender Solution

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Make It Crafty just released two adorable little kid digi's in time for Mothers day.  I decided to color them up with Zoe's no-line stamping which means you print in a light gray so the lines disappear when coloring.  it takes a bit more time to color but the results are so cool.  I printed it the size of an A2 so she takes up a majority of the card front.

You can find them HERE


Flowers Y11 Y19 YR04 YR09
E93 YR04 YR07
B21 B23 B24
YG03 YG17 YG67

Eyes B21 B24 B18
Skin E50 E51 E21 E13 E93 cheeks
Hair E23 E28 E49

C1 C3 C5 C7
BV20 BV23 BV25

Dress BV11 BV17 Bv08
Y11 Y13 Y19 

Juicy Squooshy Hug

These delicious strawberries are from Power Poppy and are ripe for the pickin'  You can find them HERE.  I love red and black combo so i kept with the strawberry feel.  I forgot to add highlights to the seeds but have already taken the pictures so you will just have to image them.  Enjoy a little bit of summer on a card.

Berries R14 R29 R59
Unripe R11 R14
Leaves YG03 YG17 YG67
Flowers YG01 YG03

Dies: LDRS Cutting Edge Border 1