Friday, June 22, 2018

Lined & No-Line Coloring

Hi Blog Friends!

Today, I am here for 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:
Today, I thought I'd show you lined & no-line coloring pieces I've done.
Lined Coloring:
 I used a Brutus Monroe Image-Botanical Background.
I colored it with Faber Castell- Colored Pencils.
I like the crispness of the image when doing lined coloring.
 I also did a bit of cross & cross-hatching in the background for depth.
Since this post is about Coloring, I thought you might like to hear about the Pencils I'm using.
 Faber Castell Colored Pencils blend like butter!
They're oil based, so that helps with the blending & you don't even need Gamsol! 
As always, & as with any pencil, just make sure you keep your pencil sharpened!
Another plus for Faber Castell Pencils?
The leads are glued into the shaft of the pencil, so they break less!
(I can't say I've EVER had one of my Faber Castell Pencils/Leads break!)
I like that & feel I am not constantly sharpening my pencils because they have broken off, 
as with other pencils!
No-Line Coloring: 
 No-Line Coloring offers a different look, where the images aren't as crisp & give a hand drawn look.
You just stamp with a lighter colored ink, & color it in as with any other image.
The only exception is that you are the one who is to make the lines prominent,
 with your coloring medium of choice.
That sharp pencil lead comes in handy here!

I've told you which one I prefer.
Which one do you prefer?
Both of these panels will make nice backgrounds for a couple of cards in the future! ;)
Jump in & have some fun with us over on Kathy's Blog.
There's still time!
Kathy has been having blog hop after blog hop for this Challenge.
Lots of prizes to be won!
Hope to see you there!
All comments are welcome & appreciated! 
Supplies not mentioned above:
*SSS-Black Ink
*SU- Ink

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Home Sweet Home!

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm here today for
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:
Today, I made an ATC!
You don't hear much about these little pieces of art these days, but I thought it was time to bring them back with my small piece of art! ;)
I used the other image from the Hampton Art Set I used here:
It was the perfect size for an ATC!

Hope you like!
Home Sweet Home
 I colored this sweet image with Faber Castell- Colored Pencils.

And added Nuvo Jewel Drops to go over parts of the image.

I'm giving you several photo's so you an see the Nuvo Drops.....
Can you see them?

I stamped the back of my ATC with an Inkadinkado ATC Stamp.

Hope you like!
All comments are welcome & appreciated!

There's no place like HOME!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Peonies & Lace Note Cards!

Hi Blog Friends!

I am here today for 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:

I've been working away here trying to get these cards done for you today.
Yes, I said,
I started with one & felt I needed a SET!

Take a look & tell me what you think?
(I have LOTS of photos for you!) ;)

 This is the first one I made.
I used Gina K- Peony Wishes, stamped with SSS- Black Ink,
  & colored with Faber Castell- Colored Pencils. 
I also used Spellbinders Graceful Boarders- Graceful Damask Dies for the lace.
And lastly, I added Cartwrights- Moonshine 3mm Sequins, (Found at SSS).

Each card is the same, but the design is a little different.
This is the second card I made, just moving things to the bottom.

I made this one with the design in the middle & lace coming out from under the peonies on the top & the bottom.

I centered the peonies & cut off some on either end of the image,
 & again the lace comes out from the floral bouquet on either side.

 Here I did upright photos for you.
I think the lighting lends to showing the lace a bit more, giving some shadows.
Of course, I stamped my images with my Misti to make sure I got the complete image stamped.

I also used an X-Acto Knife to cute away the white between the flowers & the leaves for a more lacy feel of the image itself.

Here are all of my cards together.
So, what do you think?

The last thing I did was to wrap a sheer ribbon around my stack of cards,
as I thought they would make a wonderful gift, maybe for a Bride?

What are you working on?
Anything for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge?
Jump in & show us what you're working on over on Kathy's Blog,
The Daily Marker!
(The link is above)

Now, what is my next coloring piece going to be????

All comments are welcome & appreciated!

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Fiskar's Self Healing Mat
*SB- Tool N One
*Multi-Med. Matte
*Beadsmith- Magical Tray
*Jewel Picker

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Yellow Roses

Hi Blog Friends!

Here for 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:
A super short post today for you!
 Last night, I just sat down & made some time to color for my post today.....
Sometimes, that is what you have to do, just make yourself.
But, I have found that if you "make yourself " just sit down & work on a piece, 
you end up with more get up & go for projects to come! 
You inspire yourself, really! ;)
So here is what I worked on last night:
I used Gina K-Rose Bouquet.
I stamped this image on Strathemore Bristol Board, in a light Memento Ink for a free hand look...
I used Spectrum Noir & Copics to color this piece, along with Faber Castell Colored Pencils.
And lastly, I die cut the image with PTI- Shape Shifters Oval 1 Die. 
Be sure to pop over to Kathy's blog & join in on all the fun!
Yellow Roses are for Friendship!
I'm SO GLAD you are my "friend!"
All comments are welcome & appreciated! ;)

Monday, June 18, 2018

Just playing with Color & Shapes today!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here today for 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:

So, for today, 
I thought I'd just show you what I've been playing with, 
COLOR & SSS- Grid Play Stamps & Stencil,
Or as some know the set, "Laura's Grids!" 

I started without really knowing what I was doing! LOL
And finally figured out it is a set that leans more to being precise! ;)
I slowly got there.

Here is what I did:
This is what I started with using the stamp set & my Misti for good coverage.
I just played around!

 I left out the Grid Stamp & just used the stencil.
I like how this one came out, even
though it is a bit lop sided. ;)

This time I used the Grid Stamp & the Stencils alone.

I started to get the hang of it with this one! ;)

Which one do you prefer?
The more tidy ones- on the right, or the free handed play ones- on the left?

Just playing around with Color & Shapes today!

Supplies not mentioned above:
*SSS- SSS101797-Grid
*SSS-SSS1010794- Stamp Set
*SSS- SSS121408- Stencil
*Oxide Inks
*Distress Sprayer
*SSS- Black Ink
*SU- Gray Ink
*Home made Shimmer Spray

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Colored Mixed Media Elements!

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm here for
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  

Found here:
So, I thought I would work on a few of the elements 
for the Mixed Media piece I am going to do for our daughter!
Yep, coloring a few of the elements!
 This will actually start me off on the piece,
I've been holding off until I have everything together.
I've been looking for my Spaghetti Machine in the basement....ACK!
Can't seem to find it, even with my hubby's help!
But, never fear, it WILL turn up! LOL

Here are the pieces I've been coloring:
 I used Copics & Faber Castell Colored Pencils.
(After coloring one set of praying hands,
I thought I should leave more white space for highlight.
What do you think?)

I did several of each piece, so I could layer them up & add dimension.

I used
 Our Daily Bread- 
Armor of God Stamp Set, & Suit of Armor Dies, 
along with Handle With Prayer Stamp Set, & Praying Hands Die.

Hope you like & join in over at The Daily Marker,

Friday, June 15, 2018

Violet Thank You

Hi Blog Friends!

I am here for the 
30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:
We're on day 15 today,
half way through the challenge!
Kathy has a hop going on today & a prize!
If you haven't jumped in, you might want to!
AND she also has some "new" tips on coloring, that I will be SURE to try SOON!
I have been coloring away here,
 & I have a finished card for you today!
I wanted to post sooner, but things came up, & I made myself sit down to finish this card today.
It is for a dear friend!
The color Violet/purple & lace make me think of Grandmothers, 
as one of my grandmothers used to grow violets on her kitchen window sill.
Lace makes me think of grandmothers also, 
but that is just something I have in my head about grandmothers. LOL 
Vintagey & old..... ;)

So, take a look at my card:  
I colored my image, the violets & the butterflies- 
Mama Elephant- Butterfly Kisses, with Spectrum Noir Markers.
I also went over the image after coloring, just like Kathy does with a marker- 
Faber Castell- Pitt Artist Pen, for more definition of the image.
 Lastly, I added Colored Pencil- Faber Castell. 

The lace is Spellbinders- Venise Lace- Isabella Frame. (Sigh!)

The "Thank You" is by Studio Katia- Mini Thank You Dies,
 embossed with SU- Gold Embossing Powder.

I used Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape on many of the pieces for dimension.
Maybe, you can see some of the dimension in these photos?

I edged the darker matting piece with SU- Gold Embossing Power.
I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the center of the Violets & then sprinkled MS- Crystal Fine Glitter.
 And lastly, I added some Paper Studio Pearls.
The inside:
 The inside I did some masking with some Post-It Tape. 
I colored in these Violets with a lighter hand & my Faber Castell Colored Pencils.
Leaving plenty of room for a message for my friend.
This card measures:
6" x 6"

Hope you like, & join us over at The Daily Marker!

***UPDATE: This card was chosen "Favorites for the week ending June 16th, 2018" on SCS***

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Bristol Board- Strathemore
*Signo Uni-ball White Pen
*Inks- SSS & Versa Mark
*Recollections Paper
*EK Tools- Tweezers
* Scotch ATG