Saturday, August 18, 2018

GORGEOUS Feathers!

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm here today for
Found here:
You can enter your creations here:
So, after creating Princess Natalie, for Natalie, (my last post)
 I thought Princess Natalie needed a tag & so I made a bookmark/tag for her.
I cased Stephanie Low for this one.
I saw this stamp during the SSS Friendly Frolic Blog Hop....
Maybe, you saw it too?
Earth Has Music
Here is Stephanie's work:
 Aren't these GORGEOUS???

Well, I had this stamp set in my cart on SSS, but the announcement of WHO won was a few days away,
 so I waited.....!
 I WON the stamp set from Stephanie herself! 
I was SO HAPPY! 
It arrived just the other day.
I think everyone else was wanting it too, because SSS ran out for a time.

So, here is what I made:
I used SSS- Black Premium Dye Ink & colored it with Prisma Colored Pencils.

This was SUCH A DELIGHT to color! 
The lines Stephanie has given helps in giving the image depth.

After coloring the image I used a Faber Castell- Pitt Artist Pen to go back over the lines for definition, (Faber Castell- Black Pitt Artist Pens are India Ink & give a wonderful rich black ink. There are colored Pitt Artist Pens too remember), & I went around the outer of the area of the image with a light colored pencil just for a tinge of color.

For the back:
I used a sentiment from IndigoBlu- Nature III,
& I also used PTI- To You From Me Stamp Set.

I think Princess Natalie will like this.
She too is working on her Graduate work, & I think the sentiment is perfect for her.

After I did this I tried another Feather in the set!
I just couldn't seem to stop.
I also decided to give the feather above a little something else....
Here's what I did with the image above:
What do you think?
Adding dots from a Signo Pen give the image another look!
(One of Kathy's coloring suggestions....) ;)

Here's another image from the same set:
 I colored this one with Faber Castell Pitt Pens- the colored pens.
The color is SO RICH!
(Remember, they are India Ink!)
The only other differences are:
 I added a few lines of an 
American Crafts Gold Gel Pen, & I gave the sentiment word "refuge" a shadow with a Faber Castell- Pitt Artist Pen & did shadowing around the feather also,
 & a touch of Silver Wink of Stella.
The sentiment is from PTI- Year of Psalms-March
I just masked off a part of the sentiment so it would fit. 
I think this one will make a nice card.

The last feather, but not the last image from this set-
the set has 4 images & a sentiment.
I used Faber Castell- Colored Pencils & just  a touch of Faber Castell- Pitt Artist Pens.
I also used the whole PTI- Sentiment on this one.
And sprinkled clear embossing powder over the sentiment & heat set it, & gave only the words "He" & "refuge" shadows, along with the feather itself.
This one is going in a frame for our daughter for her room, it's the one she liked best.

Lastly here they are all together:
 Which one do you like the best?
These images were SO MUCH FUN to color & create with!

Hope you like & remember,
"He will cover you with His feathers, & under His wings you will find refuge."
Psalms 91:4

All comments are welcome & appreciated!

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
*Faber Castell- Pencil Sharpener
*Stamp'in Up- Corner Rounder Punch

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Princess Natalie!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here today for 
Found here:
Enter your cards here:

So, I have been working away here on several different projects, barely able to keep my head! LOL
But, I was able to make something for Kathy's Coloring Challenge.....
It will be a gift for one of my daughters friends.
Here name is Natalie.
When I saw this stamp, & showed it to my daughter, she said how much her friend would love it, as she loves flowers......
I think this stamp nearly looks like her friend too!
So, take a look at what I did:
The image is by Prima- Princess Natalie, stamped with my Misti, on Smooth Bristol Paper, with SSS- Premium Black Dye Ink.
 I water colored it with JoiArt Water Colors & Silver Black Velvet Brushes.

I also used some Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens....Love those markers/pens!

Just a touch of Wink of Stella.

And lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops, & 28 Lilac Lane Sequins.

Since it is a gift, I thought it would look nice in a frame....
The frame didn't fit the piece perfectly, so I matted it up on black card stock & popped it in the frame. (No glass because of the sequins & Crystal Drops. I'll send the glass along just in-case Natalie wants to use the frame for something else.)

Hope you like Natalie & hope you like too!

Who wouldn't want to be a "Princess?"

All comments are welcome & appreciated!

Supplies not mentioned above:
* Multi-Med. Matte
*Marvy Jewel Picker
*Paper Studio Paper
*Loew Cornell Palette
*Faber Castell- Click & Go Pot

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Summer Reading!

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm here today to tell you of some of my Summer Reading!

So, the first book I'm going to tell you about is:
Experiencing the Supernatural
by: Messianic Rabbi K.A. Schneider

This is such a good book in my opinion!

Sometimes, people like to tell you that God is not involved in our day to day lives.
That is totally not true!

An Example:
I remember someone telling me once, that God gives you many to choose from when you go to marry. (I may have mentioned this once before in one of my posts.)
They told me, there isn't just one person for you....
I totally disagree!

I believe God is involved in our lives, & in every detail of our lives.
As the Scriptures say,
"And even the hairs of your head are all numbered." Matthew 10:30
"And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Luke 12:7.
If God cares about the numbers of our hair,
how much more would He be involved in our lives from day to day?
I think so!

This book helps us see just how involved God is, & how he speaks to us everyday.
Do we hear Him?
Sometimes, we are so focused on the cares of this life, we forget to listen for God's voice!
Those little inner speakings that we know are to help us with direction, purpose & God's will...
This book helps you to find the ways He is speaking & helps you to LISTEN!
I found it a very uplifting & an insightful book in the ways God speaks to us!
More Summer Reading please!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mermaid or Fairy?

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm here to day for the 

Found here:
And you can enter your work here:

I had some fun coloring this piece I am about to show you today!
I love flower stamps, but this one is a bit different than I normally do...
I have ALWAYS enjoyed sketching people, so this one really does fit right in to what I like.

I just can't figure out if she is a mermaid or a fairy! LOL

Take a look:
 I used Prima's image- Princess Sydney, stamped in my Misti with
 SSS-Black Premium Dye Ink on Bristol Board.
I really enjoyed coloring her!
I couldn't resist adding the eye shadow & bright lips.
(Yes, I like make-up!) ;)

I used a variety of things to color this image:
* Faber Castell- Aquarelle Pencils
* Prisma-Aquarelle Pencils
* Prisma- Colored Pencils
* Faber Castell- Pitt Artist Pens

For sparkle I added:
*Wink of Stella
* Stampendous- Shabby Green Embossing Enamel
* 28 Lilac Lane Sequins

And lastly, I added:
* Nuvo Crystal Drops 
* Signo White Pen 

So, what do you think?
Is she a Mermaid or a Fairy?

All comments are welcome & appreciated!

See you over at The Daily Marker!

Supplies not mentioned above:
* Clip Board
* Nuvo- Aquarelle Brush
* Zig- Emboss Pens
* Faber Castell- Pencil Sharpener
* Multi- Med. Matte
* Marvy Jewel Picker

Monday, August 6, 2018

"Many Thanks!"

 Hi Blog Friends!

I have another entry for Kathy's 
Coloring Contest!
Found here:
Enter your cards here:
I am using a "new" company to me today.
I was smitten when I saw Effie's images from,
Let me say, I was quite impressed with how things were done when I ordered my stamps & dies from The Ton.
I received an e-mail when my order was shipped, & that was the next day! 
I received an e-mail even when my order arrived, & in-between you can track your package! 

I used Nesting Peonies Stamp & Dies for my image.
This was one of the images I first fell in love with! 
I colored the image with Prisma Colored Pencils & something else new,
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens!

The Pitt Artist Pens-- 
come in a case for storage horizontally,  since it is best to store them.
The case has a clear top, so you can see the pens all lined up. 
Each of the pens/markers have a brush tip, 
except for one marker in the Greys box & it is a small tip & also a black pen.
They come in sets like this in-- Bright, Portrait, Greys, Pastels (shown above), & Earth Tones.
I found them on Amazon, 
all except the Bright & Portraits, which I had to order direct through the company.
(If you see the Brights on Amazon, don't be fooled. I had to send mine back as they didn't come in this nice case. You're buying through a third seller I was told, & actually these sets are not sold here in the states.) Faber Castell was very nice in ordering them for me.

I used the Faber Castell Pens for the centers of the flowers & the rich dark greens on the leaves, & just a touch on the little chick-a-dees.
Faber Castell Pens are India Ink & give such richness to my colored images.

The striped background is from Studio Katia- Brush Stroke, 
 heat embossed with SU- Gold Emb. Powder.
The little sentiment banner is from the same The Ton Stamp Set- Nesting Peonies.

I popped the main image up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape, along with the sentiment banner.
The little chick-a-dees are attached with glue dots & the 28 Lilac Lane Sequins are attached with Multi-Med. Matte.

So, what do you think?
I am VERY PLEASED with how this came out.

****By the way, if you haven't noticed....****
Waffle Flower 
 is having a blog hop & you should see their release!!!!
It is a release for those that love to color!!!
Let me just say, 
Color Swatches, & Color Wheels......
 Perfectly timed, Kathy is a part of the hop too!
(I've been thinking about making a Color Journal here....) ;)
Hope your week is starting out GRANDLY!
All comments are welcome & appreciated!
Supplies not mentioned above:
*SSS-Black Premium Dye Ink
*Bristol Board
*Marvy Jewel Picker 
*Faber Castell- Pencil Sharpener

Friday, August 3, 2018


Hi Blog Friends!


I'm here today to tell you about what 
Kathy Rocoosin is doing....
She is having a 
To find out all about it, please check out her blog here:
And to enter your coloring, check here:

If you're not familiar with Kathy's blog, & you are wanting to improve your coloring skills,
Kathy's blog is

I have my first entry today...
I got some new goodies to play with, & so today I am using 
SSS-Beautiful Flowers- SSS101826.
I also decided to do no-line coloring with this image.

It's all about the coloring with this card!
I used Prisma Colored Pencils, after stamping my image with my Misti,
in Ink on 3- Fade Out Ink.

If you're looking for new colored pencils:
Amazon & Dick Blick have had Prisma Art Pencils on sale lately!
Be sure to check them out as the prices are great!
TIP: Be sure to follow those places where you like to buy your art supplies,
 as you will get up-dates on all  their sales!

Kathy was RIGHT!
She said on one of her past posts that Prisma Colored Pencils have more pigment
 than the other brands!
I finally got some, & she is DEFINITELY RIGHT!
I found the leads seem to be softer than those colored pencils I've used in the past.
The color goes on smoothly & richly!
Keep that pencil sharpener close for a sharp point!
I used a Faber Castell- Pencil Sharpener.

I used PTI- Make It Market Mini Kit- Lovely Lace Stencils,
  for a peak of lace coming out from under the flowers, done in grey.
(I've been wanting to do this for awhile.)

TIP: As I colored, I got some "dust," or "crumbs" from the pencil....
I just used an unused/clean make-up brush.
(You can also invest in a brush made for Architects if you like.
They have  soft bristles & are larger in size.
I found a small make-up brush is handy, small & easier to use.)

I stamped the sentiment, from the same set,
in SSS-Black Premium Dye Ink in my Misti.
Leaving the stamp where it was in my Misti,
 I inked over the sentiment with Versa Mark & added
clear embossing powder & heat set it.

TIP: Something else I did, I went around my image with grey pencils for a "shadow."
I kind of did  "hatching & cross hatching," but not really. LOL
I like to do a bit of light "scribbling," working with my lightest grey first, moving to a medium grey & then on to the darkest grey I want to use for depth.
Feathering it out as I go.

I also drew in my stamens with a Faber Castell- Pitt Artist Pen,
& added the white dots with a Uniball Signo Pen.
Last of all, adding Nuvo Crystal Drops!

All comments are welcome & appreciated!

Happiest when coloring here!
P.S. My biggest dilemma is to figure out what category to enter! LOL

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Bristol Board
*Embossing Buddy

Saturday, July 28, 2018

PSC#46- Birthday Party!

Hi Blog Friends!

I have a BIRTHDAY CARD for you today!

I am playing along with 
PSC #46- Birthday Party
(Just squeaking in here! LOL I didn't want to miss this challenge!)
Found here:

My card is for a very special friend, who likes dogs.
I found this sweet image....
Old to some, I'm sure, but new to me.

I thought this sweet little face & puppy would make my friend happy-  
Penny Black- The Bunch!

But, I needed it to POP!
So, I used the die I recently won from Poppy Stamps- Delicate Branch Collage Die, 
 & I turned it into a shaker card.

After coloring in my image with Dick Blick Colored Pencils, Paper Piecing this cuties over-hauls & scarf, I went over the entire image with a Faber Castell Pitt Pen.

I die cut several layers of the Delicate Branch Collage Die & adhered them together to get the depth I wanted for the shaker window.
I masked off the top layer edges & used my sponge dauber to apply Oxide Inks to the branches & leaves.
I also used the negative part of the die & sponged it with Oxide Inks too & spritzed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, & after dry placed the pieces into the, "well" of my shaker. 
I added MS-Mica Flakes & SSS-Sequins for my shaker.

Lastly I put it all together.
I'm quite happy with how it came out!
I hope my friend will like it.

Hope you like it too!

I'm also entering my card in
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Found here: 

All comments are appreciated & welcome!


Supplies not mentioned above:
*  Designer Paper- Paper Studio & My Minds Eye-Lost & Found
*SSS- Premium Dye Ink
* Multi-Med. Matte
*Faber Castell- Pencil Sharpener
*Uni-ball Signo White Pen
*Fiskars- Self Healing Mat
*X-Acto Knife
*PTI- Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die
*SU- Teeny Tiny Wishes
*Nuvo Crystal Drops
*Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape