Journal Cover….

I’m doing a second Bugaboo project for our monthly Bugaboo Crafty Challenge and this one is WAY out of my comfort zone!  It’s a Coloring Page, which turned into quite a challenge for me.  It can be found here.

I planned to use one of my favorite Copic color combos…black, yellow, and gray, but it turned out that I needed to add another color to the mix.  I chose a pretty turquoise to compliment the other colors. I’ve also used lots of Wink-Of-Stella Clear or Black Glitter Brush Pens on the image, but it’s hard to see in the photo. I’ve added a rhinestone to the center of each of the flowers and I think it really makes them pop.

I was so pleased with how this came out that I added the date to the front and now plan to use it as a Journal Cover.

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Winter Bliss…!?

This digi by Bugaboo is called “Stella Calendar Months – November.” As you know if you’ve been following me for any length of time, that Stella is my favorite Bugaboo character. I see myself in her!

This is my first project for the new “Bugaboo Crafty Challenge” over at Craftingcircle. It is a new monthly prize challenge for Bugaboo stamps projects and starts on the 15th of every month. Come over and check it out and join us.  It will be lots of fun and we’ll have some great prizes.

I wanted to use a paper that looked “cold” and I think this one was perfect. I printed the image several times and used the different layers to make a 3-D Card.  I find the fussy-cutting very hard, but I’m gonna keep practicing until it gets easier.  If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to share them with me.

I colored her with Copic Markers and used a jar of Rowney White Watercolor Paint for the snow.  I also rubbed a little on the bottom part of the page to make the area look more like a snow bank. I got the affect of snow flakes by dipping the end of paint brush into the white paint and dabbing it on the card and the banner. Can’t you just see that snow piling up?

The paper is by Bo Bunny and called the “Altitude Collection.” It was from Hobby Lobby.   I’ve used Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze on her glasses and a cotton ball for her hand muff and the edge of her coat. Her earmuffs are a pink pom-pom cut in half.  I’m not sure where the one on her hat came from, but the Glass Icicles are from Joanns.

The sentiment is computer generated and the top border and Letter Banners are dies by Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  The Twine is from Hobby Lobby.

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Ladies and Gentlemen….

It’s Friday and we have a new Freebie Friday Progressive Challenge Image for you from Janice Cullen Collyer of Scrapper’s Delights. This is also from her Circus set. The image is a choice of “Word Art” to be used with her Circus Images.

I chose “Ladies And Gentlemen” to go with my Ringmaster image.  My image is colored with Copic Markers and placed against a background made from an assortment of papers and images cut from the “Le Cirque” Paper Stack by Graphic 45.

I have highlighted her hat band and some of her clothes with Ranger “Star Dust” Stickles, and I also used Zig’s “Wink of Stella” Clear Glitter Pen and Silver Glitter Pen.

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Hawaiian Mermaid….

This darling image is called the “Hawaiian Mermaid” and is by digital artist Francesca Lopez. This image is the latest for her Progressional Challenge at her CUTE AS A BUTTON” site.

I had originally wanted to make her a “puzzle” card, but I cut the image out and couldn’t do that. I went ahead and built the card inside of the “Shaker Dome” anyway, which you can get from our own Samantha, AKA MsWipz, on Ebay. The Domes are a joy to work with.

The image is colored with my Copic Markers and surrounded by an assortment of Dies.  I used the following: Happy Birthday and Music Notes are by Die-namics from My Favorite Things; the Magical Castle and Seaweed are by Gina Marie Dies. I also used a Circle Nestability Die by Spellbinders.

I topped the card with a layer of white paper, which I embossed with an Embossing Folder called “Tide.” This folder was made by Memory Maker’s “Life Time” Crafts. I finished it off by wrapping the Dome with Twine, which was also made by Memory Makers. I don’t know the name of the “Sand-looking” paper, but the blue background paper is by Sandy Lion. The Gold Paper is from My Favorite Things. I also used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.

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LOVE Me Some Mermaids!!!!

Over the years I’ve bought some really cute Mermaid stamps, both digital and rubber.  Each year I would use one on a special birthday card for my dear friend.  She passed away several years  ago, but I still find myself buying mermaid images and thinking of how much she  would have enjoyed her next card.

This image is a digital one by another new-to-me artist Amanda Byron of Faery Ink Stamps. “Gabbie Frangipani Mermaid” Isn’t she the cutest?

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 Supplies: Digital image by Amanda Byron of Faery Ink.  Colored with Copic Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils.  The Shell die is a Die-Namics by My Favorite Things and the Seahorses and Branch are by Memory Box.  Flowers are From the Value Bins at Michaels as were the rhinestones. I used “Stardust” Stickles by Ranger and Wink of Stella Brush Tip Clear Glitter Pen.  Papers are by Core’dinations and “Journeys” by GED Studios. Others papers were scraps.