Friday, May 15, 2015

Bee in Your Bonnet?

Or maybe in the Foxglove!

Before I begin…this is my last post with the Instant Gardeners.  Marcy is one of the most talented artists I have ever had the privilege of working with and it’s very hard to say goodbye to these gorgeous images.  But, I am taking a blogging break.  So many other things going on in my life…good things, but things that need more attention.  I have a few more postings coming up end of May and June…then the summer off…at least.  Thank you to those who stopped by and left me comments.  I haven’t done that for anyone in a long while, and I really appreciate it. 

I’m gonna miss this gig :(

Okay, with that out of the way…

It’s another fabulous flower image from Marcella Hawley!  This is the May digi release for Power Poppy presented by the Instant Gardeners.  Oh how I love foxglove.  It’s an old fashioned flower that doesn’t get enough attention in my opinion!

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Just stunning artwork!  This was a fun one to color…and how I love those sweet bee’s busy at work :)

Here’s my sample.

I printed the image on heavy white cardstock …

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Then I colored the entire image with Copic markers.  I used Glossy accents and some very fine glitter to sparkle up the bee’s wings.  I finished by hand lining the borders around the image and the sentiment with a Copic Multiliner pen. 

Please visit the Instant Gardeners to see their awesome projects and get inspired!  And you can pick up this beauty today over on Power Poppy

Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Danielle Kennedy
Debbie Olson
Jennifer Dove
Rhea Weigand

Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kelly with a Color Challenge

Happy Friday!  I’ve been quiet for a while…sorry about that.  Life gets in the way sometimes and I’ve scaled back on blogging.  As a matter of fact, this will be my last post with the A Day For Daisies design team.   The girls and great and I love Tammy’s images-I am sad to say goodbye.

With unpleasantries out of the way, this week is a color inspiration…a beautiful combination of very girly pinks, purples, and turquoise.  Some of my favorites!  Now, here’s Paper Doll Kelly:

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I colored this lovely lady with Copic markers and added lots of glitter (icicle Stickles) to make her magical looking.  I painted over her dress with coordinating iridescent paint to add depth and shimmer.    The out of focus sentiment is a red rubber stamp from my stash (the autofocus broke on my old camera body that I keep in my craft room, so I was having a hard time getting it all sharp while hand holding…)

Please pop on over and show the dt ladies some love!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have a few more posts to deliver over the summer…but blogging is going on the back burner for a while.  I wish everyone a wonderful summer!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Happy Spring

I think it’s finally here!  I’ve got seed started indoors, the vegetable garden soil is soft enough to work, and the bulbs are all coming up!   I don’t even mind the rain…so long as that’s all the precipitation I see.

So, in order to celebrate this long awaited season, I am sharing one of my favorite images from A Day For Daisies

This is Bunny in a Wildflower

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I love every bunny in this release.  They just have the sweetest eyes and look adorable in the big flowers!  I colored this one with Copic Markers and shaded inside and out with Prismacolor pencils and oms.  I trimmed carefully around his ears before cutting out the image with a circle die from Spellbinders.   The bright fun patterned paper is from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper pad.   I used a simple sentiment I had on hand and cut my own banners.

The ladies below have beautiful samples to share this week so hop on over!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Springing Up

That’s mushrooms and fairies springing up!  A whole new line of cuties from A Day For Daisies.  This week is also a challenge week-add sequins to your design.  Easy and fun!

Here is Painting Mushrooms.

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Just so many colors and ideas to finish this beautiful image…it was hard to choose!  I began by coloring the entire image with Copic Markers.  Next I added shading around the image with Prismacolor pencils and oms.  After I trimmed the image panel I sponged around it with chalk ink.  I used a Fleur De Lis rectangle from Spellbinders for a mat and layered it all onto pretty dp from Fern and Forest pad by Little Yellow Bicycle.    I added a twill striped ribbon with a button and flower shaped sequin in the center, and added scattered sequins in coordinating colors around the image. 

Come join us for the sequin challenge.  Find more inspiration from out design team below!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Friday, March 20, 2015

This is the First Day of Spring?

With more snow?  Yikes!  I promise I will not complain that it’s too hot this summer :)

Well, today kicks off another release from A Day For Daisies…Painted Mushrooms and the Showcase images are Dragons.  Such cuties and beauties!  Today I am sharing

Time-Out Dragon.

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I colored this cute little guy with Copic markers then cut him out.  I created the background by first stamping the sentiment with VersaMark and clear embossing.   Then I sprayed the entire panel with Juneberry Wine Glimmer Mist and wiped it off of the sentiment.  The embossing repels the ink.  It’s quite shimmery and pretty irl :)

I added a small strip of polka dot paper, which I used a Copic to color the dots to make them match, for the dragon to sit on.  He’s popped up on adhesive foam dots.

You are going to love all of the samples from both image sets today, so head on over to each blog below and see them now!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dancing With Daffodils

The latest release in the Power Poppy Digital line is here!

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Dancing With DaffodilsMarcy says:

This image features awakening daffodils and twirling foliage in a tangle of periwinkle (Vinca minor), with a roly poly snail. A "just because" sentiment (with a transparent background) shares the daffodils' twirling sensibility!

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This beautiful image just evokes spring and makes me long for the day I see the bright delicate green sprigs start to break the surface of the soil, sigh…

I began by coloring the image with Copic markers.  Then I added some depth and shimmer by painting over the flowers and snail with Twinkling H2O’s.  It’s such a pretty iridescence that you just can’t capture in a photo.   I trimmed the image panel using a Spellbinders die from the Curved Rectangles set.   With the die still in place, I sponged inside edges with Wheat ink from a VersaMagic Dew Drop

The paper is from the MME pad Tangerine and I added a few orange sequins for some texture and pop.

The samples will make you flip!  See each of them at these Instant Gardeners blogs below!

Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Danielle Kennedy
Debbie Olson
Jennifer Dove
Rhea Weigand

Visit Power Poppy today and get your beautiful Dancing with Daffodils image and start your spring off right!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Snail Mail

 

Happy Friday!  The snow is melting, crocuses are popping up, and I wore a sweatshirt out shopping yesterday!  I definitely have spring fever…so these adorable snail images from A Day For Daisies are just perfect today!

This is A Mother’s Burden.   She doesn’t look like she’s suffering too much with these little cuties on her back!  This week it a polka dot challenge…

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I colored the image first with a base of Copic marker then went over it with Prismacolor pencils and oms.  It really gives the image depth and softens the edges.  I painted over the snail shells with Shimmerz in Angel Wings and Magenta to add a little sparkle and shine.

I used Copics to create the polka dots around the image and also the sentiment.  The orange paper I used to mat the image and sentiment is also polka dotted, but it trimmed it close and it’s hard to see.  The ribbon behind the sentiment it polka dotted to complete the challenge.    I also used the Prismacolor pencils to shade the ground and make the blades of grass.  The shading on the image panel was done with the Spellbinders die still in place after cutting the image with Wheat Ink from a VersaMagic Dew Drop.   The pretty patterned paper is Mango Frost from DCWV. 

Please visit the DT ladies below and see all of the lovely creations they have to share!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Now hop on over to the ADFD Blog and join us for the Polka Dot challenge!  

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!