Lots of Work, But Not A Lot Accomplished

20 08 2017

I dusted off my jewelry making stuff this week. I’ve tried to make numerous and handy things.

I have failed every single time, but it has been quite sometime since I’ve played with the sparkly pretties.

Then, I spent about three days on a coloring project. It’s turning out okay. I will probably like it when I’m done, but I can’t finish it. Not until I place an order for ink to refill some of my markers.

But today, today I actually finished something! Nothing great, but after this week of creative road blocks, it feels good to complete something.

I found the image on deviant art last year and printed it off. I found the printed version today in a little stash of things to color later. I’m grateful to artists who are generous enough to let people like me color their line art. I linked to their work down below so you can check out more work like this 🙂

I used patterns from the Silhouette store to create the mats for the picture, printed them, then cut them out. I chose this one because I really wanted to work on hair today. And, because unicorn… It’s very faint, but it’s there 🙂

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xoxo

Image, red pattern, yellow pattern (both for card front)

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (x8)

10 06 2017

This card started out kind of rough. I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out. But I’m kind of giddy now. I have no idea what to use the card for, but I’m sure I’ll find something 🙂

I used a stamp set by Hero arts. I drew in the background with my copics and used pencils for details/shadows 🙂

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Xoxo


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Just Playing

30 04 2017

I got out the kraft paper and played. I’m trying to figure out colors and how they work on the different surface. I LOVE how my lighter colored pencils look on it. I also need to figure out if copics are worth using on it. Over all, it turned out okay.

I took a picture of the process from beginning to end. It was fun to see where this project would lead. I didn’t have a plan when I started out. I just wanted to color 🙂

I started out by stamping the images on kraft paper in brown ink. I used one of my brown copic markers to add shading in before I started using colors.

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After I finished with the markers, I went in and added details – light and dark – with my pencils.

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Close up of the roses after adding pencils on top of copics.

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Close up of the hydrangeas one finished off with the white pencils, the other has the darker colors of pencils added but is still waiting on the white.

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Whole sheet after going over the copics with pencils.

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After I had everything colored, I used the coordinating dies and cut the pieces out and put them together in a way that made me happy 🙂 After that, I put them on my pixscan mat and used that feature to load the images into my Silhouette work space. I can’t get my pixscan mat to actually work for cutting things out, but I CAN use it to make mats for stamped images, which is what I did 🙂

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Once in the Silhouette workspace, I created the card sizes I liked for each arrangement and added a pattern/digital paper I bought from the Silhouette Design Store the other day while taking advantage of their 50% off sale 🙂 From there, I did a print & cut for the card front, cut out the black mats for the floral arrangements and assembled the cards. Then I stamped the sentiments on the front.

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***floral arrangement stamps with coordinating dies are by Stampendous. The sentiment stamps are from a set by Fiskars.

 

 

 

 

 





A Little Birdie Stopped by My Blog ;)

22 04 2017

I’m pleased with how this turned out 🙂 I’ve been working on a technique a fellow Copic user shared. She colored the image with her markers first, then went back and enhanced the image using colored pencils. I’ve been trying this out for a couple of months now and just recently started being happy with my results. I have a ways to go, but as long as I’m heading in the right direction, it’s okay 🙂

You can check out this technique by visiting Amy‘s YouTube channel 🙂

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Xoxoxo

*stamp and coordinating die set are by Stampendous*





Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on it’s Way

9 04 2017

Got to play with this today 🙂

Bag and box card are from SVG Cuts. Used copics and prismacolor pencils on the tulips and the bow in the front and just copics on the hatchling 🙂

It’s for a friend. I hope she likes it 😀

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Xoxoxo





Fairytale Forest Card

16 03 2017

Recently I had to describe my craft “style”. I hadn’t really thought about it before so I thought about it. Then I asked my friends what they thought. The common consensus was that I had an eclectic style – this is not helpful when applying for a design team position, by the way 😉 The other thing I realized about my style is that I like fantasy, but maybe not whimsical fantasy. I like realistic fantasy which seems to be an oxymoron, but I promise, it’s legit 😉

I just finished a card that is probably a little more whimsical than I usually do, but I like how it turned out.

Because I do a lot of cards using different programs, I thought I’d share the process with you.

  1. I use Craft Artist 2 for a lot of designing, this card was no different. At http://www.daisytrail.com, there are thousands of digital art kits. I used Fairytale Forest. After getting my card set up how I wanted it, I switched it to black and white then lightened the lines. This is what it looked like when I was finished. Once I’m happy with it, I exported it as a jpg on to my desktop.FullSizeRender(1)
  2. After it’s on my desktop, I can drag it straight from there into my Silhouette workspace. Even though the image *should* still be 5 x 7 because that’s the way I made it, I’ve found I have to tweak things a little to have the original dimensions. For good measure I also trace the outside of the image to make sure I have a solid exterior line. Once that’s done, I place it on the work space like you see here. I leave a lot of white space to the right of the image so I can test out different color combinations. It’s a simple print from here. The diamond shaped patterns you see, as well as the darker lines are my registrations lines. This is what enables my cameo to cut the image out after it’s printed.FullSizeRender
  3. Here’s the image part way done. The reason I lightened the black and white lines in CA2 was to try out the Copic multiliners. Once the piece was printed, I used the pens to put in the outlines of each part of the image. As you can see, the foreground and midground are colored here. Off to the side, you can see where I played with color combinations. I found one I really liked so I left myself notes/numbers so I could use it again some day 🙂IMG_1210
  4. 4. Here it is, ready to be cut out. I may have tried a few more color combinations 😉IMG_1232
  5. This is the finished card. I inked a few different colors around the outside to help define the edges of the card. I also used this thing called a Perlen-pen by Viva (I found it at JoAnn’s) for the lights in the tree and the center of each flower to give the card a little texture.IMG_1238Thanks for stopping by 🙂  xoxo




A Thank You from a Mouse

7 03 2017

Working on a few thank you cards for a friend 🙂

These were nice and simple and both items can be found in the Silhouette Store ( Thank You and Mouse).

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

xoxo