Category Archives: Coloring

An otterly happy birthday

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Year Five”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circle Frames”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Perfectly Plaid” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Bling – EK Success – Sticko dimensional stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • KaiserCraft metallic gel pens

I’ve been meaning to make an otter card with this set for a while now. I brought it with us to the coast–how appropriate–and finally got it colored and put together! I colored the otter with Zig watercolor markers and the ribbon on the present with a metallic marker. It was fun to layer the different papers using the varying sizes of die-cut circles–almost like paper piecing. Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenge – LawnFawnatics Challenge #1 “Happy Birthday.”


Holidays Full of Unexpected Surprises

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  • Stamps – Darcie’s Heart & Home “Unexpected Surprises”
  • Patterned papers – Carta Bella “Merry Ornaments, Merry Alphabet, and Merry Borders
  • Die – Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Ironwork Motifs”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Zig Clean Color Markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’m still catching up on posting some holiday cards. This one was made with a background of paper strips using the Bargello technique. The colors are a little unorthodox, which was kind of fun for a change. I colored the image with Zig markers. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

 


Lawn Fawn Get Well

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  • Stamps –
    • Lawn Fawn “Jump for Joy” set and “Wheelie Like You”
    • Avery Elle “Petals and Stems” (sentiment)
  • Patterned papers –
    • Bella Blvd “Hello Autumn”
    • Pebbles “Woodland Forest”
  • Woodgrain tape – American Crafts
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for my son to give his good friend who was just diagnosed with Leukemia. They’ve been friends since kindergarten–and now they are high school seniors. I colored the critters with Copics and then fussy cut them. I didn’t want any white around the edges that the dies would leave (and I don’t have dies for all of the creatures anyway!). I edged all of the critters and leaves with black. I arranged the animals and added some sequins to jazz things up a bit. I stamped the sentiment on the woodgrain tape and cut a “tail” for a flag.

Entry in:

Critters and Creatures Linky Party 8

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Autumn

Thanks for visiting today.

 


Freshly Cut – One Layer with Pencils

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “Freshly Cut”
  • Kraft paper card
  • Prismacolor colored pencils
  • Memories pigment ink pad “Unicorn”

I couldn’t wait to color this image! I felt that the image should be the focal point, so a clean and simple card is really appropriate. I couldn’t decide which media to try first and I stamped it out two different ways (the other is embossed onto watercolor paper, so a watercolor version will be coming!). I like the effect when coloring with pencil on a Kraft paper card, so that was the route I took here. I stamped with white ink and then colored with a simple pallette. The Penny Black and More Challenge is Anything Goes with a Stamp and the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month is a One Layer Card, so this seemed to fit the bill. Thanks for visiting today.


Aloha, Cool Penguin!

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
  • Patterned papers – SEI “Bright Blossom” collection
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Copic markers

I colored this cool penguin with Copic markers and cut out the image with the Spellbinders die. I edged the image and the sentiment with a Copic marker matching the flower in the penguin’s drink. The patterned paper picks up the tropical, celebratory mood that the penguin is in. He has the right idea and is ready to kick off Summer this week. Thanks for visiting today!

Challenges:

Addicted to CAS Challenge #90 – Code word: Aloha

Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group June challenge – Diving into Summer

The Paper Players Challenge #300 – Celebration!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge – Animal Magic

 

 

 


Witchy with her cute friends

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Witch Way is the Candy” clear stamp set
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix Texture Fades – Tim Holtz “Cobwebs”
  • Copic markers
  • Wink of Stella
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I really enjoyed coloring these stamped images!  The little animals are so cute. I colored each with Copic markers and cut them out by hand. I popped up the frog with some foam adhesive and made a little spring out of paper so the bat would pop out and wiggle a bit. The background is black cardstock embossed with the Cobwebs Texture Fades by Sizzix. I was so pleased to be able to borrow the embossing folder from a friend while I was putting this card together! I then colored the web with my Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle (you know, the way a web would sparkle in the sun). For a closer look, some of the details are shown below.

I am entering this into the Friday Mashup Challenge this week for its Halloween theme. I’ve also been coloring along this month with Kathy’s coloring challenge at The Daily Marker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge. We try to color at least 10 minutes a day! Thanks for visiting today.mft-halloween-kitty

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It’s just about lines

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  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn “Scripty Thanks”
    • JustRite/Spellbinders “Vintage Labels Two”
  • Pengs –
    • Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens
    • Black Sharpie
    • Copic Multi-liner
  • Baker’s twine – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I have been inspired over the past few days by Kathy Racoosen of The Daily Marker fame. She is currently hosting a “Pop-up challenge” to create with lines in your coloring projects, which is lots of fun. The first piece I’ve actually finished in card form is here. I drew lines with a Sharpie and a thinner Copic Multi-liner. I then added color to the random shapes I created with watercolor markers and blended those areas with a water brush. I then die cut the design and added the die-cut sentiment (actually two for a drop shadow effect). I created more lines with the baker’s twine on a piece of cardstock, and mounted the colored design on top with dimensional adhesive which grounded the image. I worked on this over several days, so I was pretty happy just to finish it! Thanks for visiting today.