Thursday, November 25, 2010

Skating Penguin

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

WOW.....I can't believe Thanksgiving is done and Christmas is right around the corner. I had a great time with my son,his girlfriend and my 2 granddaughters today.

This weeks image is "Skating Penguin". He is SO ADORABLE!! I couldn't wait to get started on him. I colored most of the image w/chalks and did the red on the scarf in marker. I then put a lil' shimmer here and there, a statement, and topped it off with a beautiful snowflake. And it so happens that Double Delights challenge this week is "Snowflakes".

Well, I hope you like it, and that you had an awesome day just as I did. Happy Black Friday to those of you who are venturing out tomorrow. Not sure if I will be out or not. I will have to look thru the ads one more time....LOL!!!



Paper: DCWV Holiday Collection ~ The Christmas Stack, Colorbox Pearlescent paper light blue, white cardstock
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Image: Designed 2 Delight "Skating Penguin"
Marker: Marvy LePlume No 2 Red
Chalks: Stampin Up Pastels ~ Black, Gray, Tan, Light Brown, Light Blue & Yellow
Misc: Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, Hero Arts felt snowflakes, and misc bling from the $1 bin @ JoAnn's
Stamp: Hero Arts Clear Stamp Merry Christmas

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kaela's Angels

Hello ~

Not sure why I choose to do this to myself this week, but I did. I actually made 4.....YES 4 different cards! For some reason, when I started to color her in I was thinking to myself "What if she had this color.....". So, I will present all four of my cards. Hope you like them!! And I must thank Faith once again for such a wonderful image to work with this week. You MUST check out her shop! along at the beginning of the month and start with the first image free and recieve each week's image free there after as long as you play!

So here we particular order:

The 2 that are more Christmas like I decided to color in the image using chalks. This is the first time I had used chalks and thought it was kind of fun!! The 2 other cards that are more "generic" I used my Copic markers to color them in. I am still getting the hang of how to use them, shading and what not. And this weeks challenge over at the 'sister blog' Double Delight, the challenge was SPARKLE!!! I used my Stickles for the cuffs, collar and halo on the image. And then my Gelly Roll pen for the wings and stars.

I hope you like them all. Please - any comments are most appreciated and welcomed!
See you next week for another great challenge!!


Copic Markers: Y28 Lionet Gold, V000 Pale Heath, V01 Heath, E21 Baby Skin Pink, YG11 Mignonette
Chalks: Inkadinkado Blending Chalks - Pastels & Metallics
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, VersaColor 154 Bark, Marvy LePlume Double Ended Markers No 2 Red, No 4 Green, No 12 Grey, Distress Ink Antinque Linen, VersaColor 80 White
Papers: Scraps and design paper DCWV Holiday Collection
Misc: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Hero Arts Bling, Ribbon from Michael's, felt snowflakes Hero Arts, Gelly Roll Pen Clear Star

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Harvest Basket

Hi again everyone!

This weeks image from Faith over @ is titled "Harvest Basket". I still can't believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you played along last week, you got the free image plus some sentiments. I decided to use the Give Thanks sentiment. And over at Double Delights challenge ~ ~ it was CAS - clean and simple!!

The thing that took me the longest was to cut out the pumpkin in the foreground. I cut it out once w/the leaves & the 'eggplant'. And then cut it again with just the pumpkin - for an extra 2 layers on top of the original image.

Have a great night!!


Paper: Scraps - Cocoa brown, goldenrod, white and patterned
Ink: Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Image: Designed to Delight "Harvest Basket"
Misc: Ribbon - believe it or not - the dollar bin @ Target

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Laughing Giraffes

Hello again~
This week's image from Designed 2 Delight is titled "Laughing Giraffes". At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this cute image. But, then I went to the sister site, Double Delight and their weekly challenge was embossing~then it 'hit me'. I LOVE using my Fuzzy Fun Flock. After coloring in my image w/Photoshop, I then proceeded to cover it's spots in the brown flocking. I think it turned out really well!

I embossed the brown background, inked my edges, popped up the image and blinged it out a little. The picture below shows the embossing up closer.

Til next time!!


Paper: White, cream, brown and goldenrod cardstock
Image: Laughing Giraffes - Designed 2 Delight
Misc. Clear Stamp - "Thinking of You"
Ink: VersaMagic Jumbo Java, VersaColor 80 White
Distress Ink Antique Linen & Tea Dye
Embossing: Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles folder, Fuzzy Fun Flock Brown
Misc: Prima Flowers, Misc Bling