Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Lotta Color

 Found this image online and had to color it up.  This is actually the color of these flowers.  They are called Celosia  and they are beautiful fuzzy flowers.  I colored this up a few weeks back and since have lost my sticky note with all the colors I used.  If I find it I will add it back in.  Just thought i would get a post out to all of my peeps for inspiration.

Link to image HERE

Photo of actual Celosia

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Slightly UNcensored (sorry I had to do it)

I totally "crack" myself up!  I had to do it you know.  Last week I did a very ummmm, sexy card.  Well I covered up all the parts :)  This week I exposed all the parts.  Here is what I created for Dustin Pike inspiration for his Animals Rule Challenge.  I used all the same stuff as I had used in my last "sexy" card to kind of mimic it.  This was fun.  Be sure and join in on the fun over on Dustin's Blog HERE.  If you want to see the other card and details you can go HERE.  Thank you all for your kind comments over the years.  I read them all and really appreciate them.  It keeps me coloring!

R29 R46 R59 T1 T3 T5 T9 E31

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's A Show Off - Stampendous and Mayarts

This week Stampendous and Mayarts have joined together to share some wonderful greatness.  The design teams from both companies has some fabulous stuff to show as well as goodies to give away.  Be sure and go to Stampendous and MayArts to checkout whats going on.  I have created this card using one of Stampendous' soon to be released Vintage Crowns Perfectly Clear Stamps set, I added some Mayarts Turquoise Wired ribbon, a few peacock feather and old trinkets I have been saving.

I used the embossing powder to distress the edges of the cream paper after random stamping the background.  I wanted to stay constant with the look of it so I embossed the crown to match, cut it out and added the Dot Sparklers to make it pop.  I Distressed the blue background with some coffee grounds and water so it wasn't so bright as i wanted the image to stand out more then the background.  Adding a bit of old junk added the rustic look I was looking for.  And who can resist adding a couple of pretty small peacock feathers?

This card uses the SSC119 Vintage Crowns Perfectly Clear Stamps set, AC672HSQ Turquoise Dot Sparklers Class A’Peel Stickers, CRR105 Cling Dream Text Background Stamp, EP505 Clear Bark Embossing Powder and 364-15-04 Turquoise, wired 1.5” ribbon by May Arts.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Slightly Censored! I had to post this, but as you can see I kinda made it a bit more modest.  Hopefully I do not offend anyone...If I do, sorry :)  Thought this would make a great hubby Birthday card (and NO this is NOT me).  I found this image on DeviantArt and had to color her up.

Copics Used:  R35 R46 R59  C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100 BV04 V20 E50 E51 E11 E08 E35

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I was up to the challenge this week, and figured out how to squeeze it in my busy schedule.  This week at Make It Colourful the challenge was to color something with reflection in water.  This is what I colored.  I used an image by Talkabout Images for this one and have been waiting for just the right time to color it.  I colored the background paper and created my own clouds to make the image continue onto the background.

E31 E33 E35 E37 R46 R59 B93 B97 W1 YR23 Y38 Y21 
YG99 YG25 YG95 YG67 YG61 YG03 BG96

Wanna Scream?

Want to scream for some ice cream?  Beccy has a delicious ice cream cone on her blog HERE.  I love her artwork because it screams to be colored with Copics.  She also graciously gives them to you for free.  So go grab your cone and lets get started!  I have chose to color it with limited colors because not everyone has tons of Copics available to them.  Pick your favorite 4 blending colors and lets color.  I chose E50 E31 E35 E57.  Follow the little step by step and get it colored.  Practice makes perfect!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wanna Play Paper Dolls?

This is Trudy one of Mo's adorable images.  I colored her up (she is 7" tall) and colored a few dresses too.  She is placed on a card but popped up so her dresses still can be removed and changed out.  I had a blast coloring something for ME (well its a gift).  I am posting it on Mo's facebook for a contest.  I will update the post in the morning with all the colors I used (they are all over my desk right now and I am writing from the comforts of my pillow).

**Update - Colors used:  T10 T7 T5 T3 T1 grey and dots, Y21 E11 E35 hair, E50 E51 E11 V20 skin, V12 V15 V17 sucker/purple dress, R05 R46 R59 red dress, R20 R21 R22 package

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hot and Bothered!

If you are here because of the Summer/4th Of July HOP scroll down or click HERE to read.

Its time for another challenge.  The theme is HOT AND BOTHERED and I am seriously being overcome by the heat here in Arizona.  Is 117 degrees hot enough for you?  I want a snowflake!  Dustin Pike has another challenge happening at The Playground this week and this is the card i have created for inspiration.  Go HERE to see some more and start coloring your DoodleDragon images to submit.

Copics used B000 BG10 B0000 jar
R35 R59 R46 ant
Y06 YR04 Y11 Y00 Y15 lemon
YR68 straw
E31 C5 C3 C1 C9 ground and antenna 
goosebumps sprayed on class for shiny effect

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blog Hop - Summer Fun and 4th of July

It is time for summer and with summertime comes the 4th of July.  We have  a wonderful Blog hop centered around summer fun just waiting for you to ooooh and aaaaah over.  There are amazing hop stops with all sorts of creative stuff.  If you are just arriving here from my blog be sure and go back and comment on some of the other stops too.  You just might be a prize "weiner".  Enjoy your 4th, be safe and have fun!  See all the Hop info and look at the 13 different prizes you can win below.  

My two cards were created with Stampendous images.  I love the fun, abnormal colors chosen for this card.  The cupcake almost looks yummy enough to eat too.  Link to get your own set is below...
Stampendous Images - Yummy Cupcake Set
                                     Fireworks Sky
                                     Aaahsome Fireworks Perfectly Clear
Creative Impressions Dot Edge ribbon, Colored with Copics, Stampendous Embossing powder for background fireworks.

If you have gotten lost along the way you can jump back on this list below.  You have until Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 PM EST to comment on as many blogs as you can. Winners will be drawn from random comments on the blogs, and announced on Wednesday July 7th HERE on Taylors blog

Taylor -- 
Cyndi --  
Lynn -- 
Patricia -- 
Alison --  
Berenice --  
Erica --  
Mary -- 
Janelle --  
Erin --  
Maria --  
Jennifer Dove -- YOU ARE HERE :)
Pam --  
Angelique --  
Sandie --  
Wendy P --  
Suzi --  
Kathy --  
Beth --  
Wendy J --  
Kerry --  
Louise -  
Liz --  
Laura -  
Lee --  
Jennifer I --  
Krissy -   
Sunghee --  

Companies Donating Prizes:

STAMPENDOUS (3 Cling Jumbo Flowers plus a handle - 3 prizes total)  they are giving away: one Cling Jumbo Tulip set, one Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily set, and one Cling Jumbo Dogwood set.  Each set will come with a Jumbo Handle.

Chi Chi Memories  -  (digi stamp set of winner's choice)

Pixie Dust Studio  -  2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Dreamweaver's Stencils - prize pack to 1 winner 

Karber Digital Studio  -  2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Maria Levine -   Ippity Kit (1 winner)

Skipping Stones Design  - 1 clear stamp set of SSD's choosing (1 winner) --**as sooon as I know what the set is, I'll let you know)

Cindy Coutts/Christian Paper Crafts -  one SU stamp set - Fast & Fabulous -- US resident only (1 winner)

Sunghee Chon -  1 a muse studio catalog + 1 stamp set of choice (Value equal or less than $12.99) for US resident only. 

Sunghee Chon -- $20 gift certificates to Little Potato House template shop for US or non-US resident.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Final Days at the Discounted price.

The retreat spaces have sold out but i have decided that I can still take 4 more people.  So this is your chance to not only get a spot but get the introductory price.  Last chance to sign up at the $329.00 price.  4 more lucky people will get in before it goes to $379.00.

Event: “Copic Build-A-Book  – Arizona Retreat!”
Date: Friday, October 21, 2011- 4:00 pm – Sunday, 23rd, 2011- Midnight
Location:  Marriott Fairfield & Courtyard Chandler, Arizona
You can get more information HERE

I will be sending out a color list in the next two weeks for all those that are currently signed up