Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cool Dude

This cool penguin is hanging with his chicks.   Not just one chick on his arm, but a whole bunch.  What a dude!  This is one of this years releases from Whimsy Stamps.  I had a couple of hours to play with a friend the other day, and this is what I colored.  It is nice to take a break every now and then and just color because you feel like it.  So this was my "feel good" image.

Y11 Y15
YG03 YG17 YG67
C1 C3 C5
YR04 YR09
B000 B00 B02
R81 RV34 RV19
Texture rag/Blender solution

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Little Love

I know its been a while since I shared something from one of my favorite companies, Power Poppy.  Crazy how life gets in the way and then their always seem to be more important priorities or you just forget to get back in the groove.  Well here I am grooving' it.  (Sorry sweet Marci for being a slacker and depriving the world of your amazing images)
This is the newly released digital image "Cup of Columbine" that is now available.  This release has a couple different digital options.  One has a bird and egg and the other does not.  For this card I enjoyed coloring the image with the bird.  I wanted to keep this image very light and spring-like so I used brighter colors.  I added one of Zoe's Chipboard words.  I love how dainty they are and still leaving a strong statement.  Of course finishing off the whole project with some sweet little Bubblegum Nuvo drops.

Flowers Y04
R000 R00 
R81 R83
RV34 RV19
Leaves YG03 YG17
G43 G46 G85
Cup YR14 YR18
Bird B000
B21 B24 B26
W1 W5 W10
Egg B21 B23
Shadow BV20 BV23

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nobody's Perfect

I just got a moment to play with this stamp set I received Heartfelt Creations Booth.  I saw it and knew exactly the creation I had in mind.  It was hard for me to step away as I kept wanting to add more.  I just love this You're a Hoot stamp set don't you?
I was super excited to get to look around the Heartfelt Creations booth at CHA in Phoenix this past January.  Talking to Emma Lou and the team just reconfirmed what a wonderful company this is.  So dedicated to their customer and products.   Very genuine in all that they do...real people!   You can see the love in the cards they display and the products they release.  If you haven't joined their facebook yet you really must.  It is so inspiring!  

I tried keeping the overall color choices simple created this fun card.  Check out all the layers!  Be sure and grab your stamp set while they are available.  Whooooo doesn't like sweet funny owls?

E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 E47
B32 B000 B0000
W00 W1 W3 W5
E30 E33 E35 E37
YG03 YG17 YG67
BV20 BV23
E31 E35 E37
YR12 YR18

Tonic Quatrefoil Die (discontinued)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hop Hop Hop Shimmer

I have some super fun new products to show today.  I got a chance to color up the new Easter Bunny Chibi from Bloobel.  She is just the cutest chibi spreading Easter cheer dont you think?  I wanted to create my own background to match my project so I chose to give the NEW Nuvo Shimmer Powder a try.  Oh my gosh what a fun medium!!!

The Shimmer Powder is a very rich mica dust in an easy to use bottle.  I sprinkled it on a white background and then using the Tonic Light Misting Spray Bottle I spritzed water and watched the magic happen.  Its softens the mica and the shimmer explodes on the paper.

As you can see I used very little of the Shimmer Powder and it still gave it a fantastic coverage.  The paper did curl while wet but quickly flattened out.  If you ever have the page curl and want to make sure it curls back you can heat set it.  Heating the back of the paper causes it to curl the other way more quickly.

Once it was dry, I die cut the piece out with a small stitched rectangle and fussy cut my bunny to be the focal point of the card.  After assembling all the layers I added the Make It Crafty coolest chipboard sentiment colored in black.  I glued it to the front of the card on a popped up layer to add more dimension.  Finishing it off with the Nuvo Crystal drops in Carnation Pink and Ripened Pumpkin to bring it all together.

I wanted a very small dot pattern on the little girls shirt so I shaded it first with the markers and then used a .05 pink multiliner to do some simple dots.  I love the results...simple!

Eyes B21 45 97
Shadows BV20 23
Basket E40 42 3 44 47
Pink Ears R11 E04 E93
Oranges YR02 04 07 09
Pinks R55 RV09 RV19
Shirt shading N0 1 3 5
Ruffle and shoes N5 7 10
Hair C5 7 9 100
.05 pink multiliner

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Clean Kitty

Ever wash a cat?  For most this is not a pleasant job...including this little disgruntled cat.  I just love the look of annoyance on his face.  This stamp is from Whimsy Stamps "Bath Cat".

The Clipboard die is discontinued from Tailored Expressions - sorry.  

YG03 YG17
E31 E33 E35 E49
Y15 YR68