Coloring Flowers

25 05 2017

In the online Copic class I’m taking, we just finished talking about coloring flowers. These are what I practiced with. All stamps are from Stampendous and come with coordinating metal dies for easy cutting, except the Thinking of You sentiment. I think that one’s from ArtC.

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Flowers Again

20 05 2017

In my last post, I had a sheet of flowers and leaves but didn’t use them all on the project I shared. 

I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I used them here 🙂

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Hello Card

19 05 2017

I’m taking an online copic class. Yesterday we were supposed to practice coloring things with circles in them. I don’t think I have any simply shaped circle images so I used some flower stamps (and coordinating dies) by Stampendous.

I also tried out different color combinations, which was nice.

So I stamped and colored everything. In this picture you can see all the pieces. You can also see the difference using colored pencils to darken shadowed areas and lighten the highlighted areas makes on the flowers (compare the bottom two flowers on the right to the other flowers).


After coloring all the pretties, I used the coordinating die set to cut them out. I then used  a metal die from a Sizzix set I have to cut out the brick work in the top left corner, then addded the flowers and leaves to the bottom right.

Finally, I used a stamp and metal die set from ArtC for the Hello.

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For My Foster Son’s Birth Mother – A Mother’s Day Card

17 05 2017

I think about her a lot.

I wonder how she’s doing.

I wonder if she’s safe and healthy.

I wonder if she’s happy.

And on days like Mother’s Day, I wonder how she’s survived the loss of three children, and potentially a fourth.

I’ve wanted to reach out on previous Mother’s Days to let her know the children she gave birth to are safe and happy. That they’re doing phenomenally well even though we’ve had our struggles.

But I’ve never had a way to reach out until now.

So this is her card. I’m not sure what I’m going to write in it, but I may not get another chance to do this, so I don’t want to squander it.





Another Mother’s Day Card

15 05 2017

Because there wasn’t enough time to get ALL of them done.

This one is for the parent aide who transports, teaches, and supervises our foster son’s visits with his birth mother. She deserves way more than this.

Once again, I used one of the digital cutting files from the Silhouette Store as a digital stamp.

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Graduation Cards

14 05 2017

This week was INCREDIBLY BUSY. Two of our boys celebrated their birthdays on Tuesday. Wednesday, two of our girls graduated from high school. Friday we had a kiddo graduate from pre-k. There were various doctor appointments – planned and unplanned. We had family in town for the day on Saturday. I had a lesson to prepare for church, and today was Mother’s day. It was a long week, but we did it 🙂

And in the chaos, I managed to make graduation cards for my girls. Both can be found in the Silhouette Store.

 

I wasn’t too happy with the size of this first one. I thought it would be bigger and I told my daughter I would make her a new one. She likes the small one, so it’s all good 🙂

Overall, the second one turned out how I thought it would and I’m okay with that 🙂

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My Mom’s Mother’s Day Card

14 05 2017

It’s hard to figure out when to post some things and when not to – so you don’t ruin surprises 🙂 So even though I shared my sister’s mother’s day card, I didn’t post my mom’s early. That, and I had a busy week 🙂

So here’s my mom’s card. Both the sentiment and the butterflies are from the Silhouette Store. The sentiment made me giggle, but then felt a little arrogant, so I followed it up with something on the inside. I used the butterflies as a digital stamp instead of a cut file. I used a sketch pen in my Silhouette Cameo for the words on the card front and inside. The words were colored with prismacolor pencils and the butterflies were a mix of copics and prismacolor pencils.

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