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!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride

 

Well, I’d say happy Friday, but buried under more than a half foot of new snow doesn’t make me happy.  Don’t get me wrong, I like snow.  I think it’s beautiful.  I love to play in it.  I love to photograph it.  But…it just won’t quit this year, and frankly I’m a bit tired of it.  It’s just going to make all of us who are done with this snow appreciate spring even more!

Today A Day For Daisies has fun new kitten images and adorable snails!  I’ve had a blast coloring these up!  Below I am sharing Kitten and Turtle.  The new Club Kit images are available today too. 

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I began by coloring the image with Copic Markers.  Then I shaded the image with Prismacolor pencils and oms.  I cut out the image using Spellbinders die Labels 16 and sponged inside the die with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The patterned paper is from the DCWV pad called Latte.  It’s full of rich purples and browns…so pretty!

The Design Team has great things to show you today, so hop on over!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Then head on over to A Day For Daisies to get your March Club Kit and showcase images today :)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fairy Friday

Hi…I know, it’s Saturday!  Here’s my A Day For Daisies post that was supposed to be up yesterday…

 

This is Talking with the Moon…so pretty!

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This week is a challenge…to create an Art Journal project.  After printing the image twice, I cut one out and colored it with Copic markers.  On the other panel I dripped Adirondack Alcohol inks in various colors.  Then I wrote the quote from Colin Farrell.  Lastly I spritzed the panel with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vanilla Breeze and Iridescent Gold.

Next I adhered the colored image to the distressed panel and added sparkle to the moon and stars with Angel Wings Shimmers paint.    You can read the quote in the close up below.

I’ve never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn’t take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment –Colin Farrell.

So pretty!

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Please join us with your interpretation of an art journal card or project.  It’s fun!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fin-tastic!

Happy Friday!  I have a super cute new image from A Day For Daisies to share today.

Here’s Catfish-isn’t she cute?!

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I started by coloring the image with Copic markers.  Then I tried to paint her tail with iridescent paint but just couldn’t get the color right…so I feverishly tried to wipe it off to no avail.  Next I painted over it with glitter paint from Deco Art instead…made it salvageable at least.    I diecut some pretty glittered paper from DCWV and then ran it through with a Cuttlebug embossing folder with bubbles on it.  I layered onto the pretty shell patterned paper from DCWV and added a sentiment flag I hand cut and an older stamp from CC Designs. 

Check out all the sweet images the DT has to share today!

Arielle
Broni
Christine
Danielle
Juliana
Mila

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Bundle up if you are on the east coast, brrrrr!!!!