Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Line Card Class Day 7 -2 Flowers

I only colored in two of these flowers but want to practice with other colors.
 

On Line Card Class Day 7

Day 7 
I only have 2 W's and 2 C's so this image was hard to do.  And my black and W5 need to be refilled which need to be ordered.  I couldn't even finish the bat.

Merry Monday #128-2 Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Here is another card for Merry Monday 
I have been taking Jennifer McGuire's Copics on-line class and have learned so much from this class and all of the wonderful instructors.  They are so amazing.  This is a first attempt at coloring a full image and adding it to a card outside of class.  I think she turned out pretty good.
This has been so much fun.
I used a white gel pen to add the polka dots and PTI's Pure Poppy striped paper.
 La La Land Marci Christmas Blessings

Merry Monday #128 - Polka Dots and or Stripes

A card for Merry Monday 
This was a techniques that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's Blog which you can access Here
Of course her's is so elegant, but I thought I could adopt the same design.  I'm not as happy with it as I had pictured in my head.
Stamps of Life Ornaments for Christmas Die
Doodlebug Frosty Friends pattern paper
Back side of ornament is with a coordinating pattern paper.


Monday, September 29, 2014

On Line Card Class - Copics Day 6

Day 6 Blending - Various texture techniques using colorless blender
I tried the corduroy look with the first purple image and just ruined it.  I don't know what made me think I could do this since I can't make a straight line for the life of me.  Anyway, so had to make another purple doggie and then added polka dots with the colorless blender.  I also added polka dots to the third doggie.  On fox number 1, I tried alcohol  on a washcloth for some texture.  It's very hard to see.  I finally found my colorless blender refill and tried it and it seemed to work better.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #155-2 by Karren

Another card for Freshly Made Sketches 
I had watercolored this awhile ago and decided to use it for this card.
PTI's Botanical Blocks #II watercolored with Distress Inks after embossing in white - painting first with water and then dropping in the colors to let them blend on their own.  Fun technique.
The panel is Pearlescent embossing paste colored with Winter Wisteria on Chevron stencil.
 Used some Wink of Stella, clear on flower, hard to see.
and some bling

Friday, September 26, 2014

On Line Card Class Copics - Day 5 Ballerina

I was only able to practice one ballerina and I see that I need much more practice with this one.
She was fun to do. 
#2 Ballerina
 I was able to do another ballerina.  Having a little trouble blending the upper portion of her face. Oh well, practice, practice, practice.

On Line Card Class Copics, Day 5

Day 5 - Faces and Hair - 3 of these have the same colors of hair, tried different colors for the faces.  Have I said how awesome this class is, YES   
 


Thursday, September 25, 2014

On Line Card Class - Copics - Day 4

My 4th day in the Copics Coloring Class and I am really happy with my results.  I can't say enough about this class.  So helpful and awesome.
I could hardly wait to get home and try out the flowers.  Every Thursday morning I grocery shop for my 94 year old dad, then we go to I-Hop for breakfast and then I take him for a drive.  Normally, I don't mind going but today I just wanted to stay home and practice.  I finally got home about 1:00 and got to try the flowers.  The purple flowers were the hardest, they just didn't want to blend even though they were in the same color family.  So much fun.  
I see I forgot to use my gel pen to color the stamens.  Looks much better finished.

September 2014 Blog Hop

My card for this month's Blog Hop on PTI 
Click to play along
Inspiration photo
Here is the inspiration picture.
Autumn Adornments in Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush and Autumn Rose
Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches by Karren #155

A card for FMS 
PTI's Botanical Blocks II embossed in white and then watercolored by wetting first with water and then dropping in the color.
Rustic White Card stock
Birthday Bash Sentiments

Merry Monday #127 Christmas Bingo

My card for Merry Monday this week.  Trying to fit in a couple of cards while taking the Copics on-line card class.  
Picked, Sparkle, Die Cut and Red
PTI's Vintage Ornaments and  Rustic Snowflakes pattern paper.
DCWV Glitzy Glitter paper
Confetti Garland Die 
Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

On Line Card Class Copics - Day 3

I think I am getting the hang of it.  It's getting easier.  This class is so awesome.  Just hope and I can apply it to my cards when I get ready.  I think flowers will be the challenge.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On Line Card Class - Copics Day 2

More Copic Coloring Practice 

Second day of class coloring and blending on birds and butterflies, using flicking/feathering and other blending tricks.  Great class but just need to practice, practice, practice as my BFF says.  Selecting the right colors and playing with them is a challenge.  It seems I don't have many of the same colors the designers are using.  And then documenting the colors before you put them away, like the first butterfly. NOT....

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Line Card Class Copics - Day 1

First Day on On Line Card Class - Copics, using 2 or 3 color blending.  I think I might be a two color blender.  So far it seems to work better for me.  We shall see.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Merry Monday #126 (The Words Have It)

A card for Merry Monday
 
PTI's Peace, Love and Joy embossed with Liquid Platinum, Tag It's #9 in Ripe Avocado, & Pure Poppy. 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Time Out - Double the Joy - Extra Challenge

A card for Time Out
Extra Challenge for Bev - Congratulations to twin boys
PTI's Sweet Baby, Confetti Garland Borders in Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise

Friday, September 12, 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #112 Make your Mark

My card for the day forAddicted to Stamps & More 
I have been in my craft room all day and this is only the second card I have made.  Trying some different watercolor techniques and things were just not turning out.  This one did work.  I was having more trouble with the first card.  In fact, I am happy with this.
PTI's Pretty Peonies embossed in white and then using distress inks to drop into the flowers and leaves.  Fun and easy technique.  Just have to drop water in the areas first and then drop the colors onto the images and they just blend themselves.
Then used a piece of vellum for the sentiment (Keep It Simple Thinking of You) embossed in Liquid Platinum.
I was supposed to see Keith Urban tomorrow night but the concert has been cancelled due to the death of Nicole's father.  Very sad and unexpected.
 

Freshly Made Sketches #153- Sketch by Jen B.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Merry Monday #125 Transportation

My card for Merry Monday 
Very simple card - Darice - Santa and his sleigh
Sentiment in Liquid Platinum
Not sure if I should have added the 3 embellishments or not.

Another Baby Card

Another baby card for Laura- I was trying to fit this in the FMS challenge but it didn't work out.
PTI's Sweet Baby 

The Challenge #14

My card for today is the sketch from The Challenge 
I needed a couple more baby cards and so used the sketch.  I didn't read until just as I am posting that it was supposed to be for a special teacher.  Oops....
PTI's Polka Dot Parade #4 in Spring Moss and Melon Berry, Bitty Baby Blessings Pattern Paper.
SSS - My Stars
 



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Darnell's NBUS #2

My card to enter into NBUS #2 
Ok, the last NBUS challenge I used a new stamp set but said I didn't have any old stamp sets that hadn't been used.  I forgot (on purpose?) that I have this set.  I belong to Stamps of Life Club where they send you a new stamp set each month.  Well, this is one that I am not too fond of so have not used.  Still not that thrilled with it.  I used Copics to color and had to fussy cut because I tried to add a little shelf at the bottom like all the designers do, but it turned out crappy, so had to cut out.  Added some sequins from Impress and called it good.

Make It Monday #179 & The Paper Players

Here is the 2nd background that I was trying to make into a card yesterday with no luck.  Mojo was not happening.
Today I came in and was able to finish up this and another card for the following challenges
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 PTI's Quatrefoil die in Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile and Scarlet Jewel. Embellished Elegance & Friendly Flowers for the sentiment.

Make It Monday #179, The Paper Players #212 & Curtain Call - Lovely Leaves

My card for the following 3 challenges
 
Yesterday, I was trying to make a card for MIM - embossed resist using dies and this is one of the backgrounds that I came up with.  Well, my mojo was not working and I couldn't think what to do with it.  Today, my mojo is working better and I was able to complete this card and the second one.
PTI's Meadow Greens in Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile.  Wonderful Words Hello


Monday, September 8, 2014

Curtain Call & The Paper Players #212 - Fall/Leave Themes

Fall was the theme for two challenges this week
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Avery Elle - Custom Panels- PTI - Summer Sunrise Pattern Paper
Meadow Greens in Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile and Scarlet Jewel.
I sponged the ink on the leaves.
And a few sequins from Impress

Make It Monday #179 with Laura Emboss Resist Using Die Cuts

My card for Make It Monday
PTI's Polka Dot Parade #4 PTI Heart dies 
Using Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist.
A friend who is pregnant needed about 10 baby cards.  It seems everyone she knows is pregnant.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

CAS(E) Sketch #91

My card for CAS(E) this Sketch 
PTI's Polka Dot Parade #4 in Lavender Moon and Lemon Tart, and Bitty Baby Blessings pattern paper.
 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Make It Monday #178 & The Card Concept #18 - Back to School Easel

My card for the following 2 challenges
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PTI's Mat Stack #1 Die, on Pure Poppy
Pedal Pushers stamp set
I was finally able to have some time in my craft room to make this card. 


Monday, September 1, 2014

The Paper Players #211 - Tic-Tac-Toe

And finally I am finished with my card for The Paper Players that I started yesterday with Avery, my granddaughter.
I used Pearlescent Embossing Paste with drops of PTI's Winter Wisteria on stencil.
PTI's - Notched Heart Banner Die, Embellished Elegance in Ripe Avocado, Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon, Harvest Gold, and Royal Velvet.