Healthy Doughnuts

Well, sometimes you just wanna make a silly and snarky card.  Today was that day.  I took this super cute image from Paper Nest Dolls and I colored it up.... then...... well... you can see for yourself.

I started by making a distress ink background and tying a but of bakers twine around it.  I think used the super cute mini letter board die from he stamp market to make the sentiment.  I colored the image using copic markers on the awesome Sweet Sentiment Premium coloring paper. 

It was fun to just be silly and make a card that appeared to be super sweet, and then had a bunch of snark with it as well.  Plus, it's totally random! that's always an added bonus.  

Ok, I'm off to color some more, hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Tootles! 

Moonlight Whispers Beachy Release

Today is going to be a great day.  Why? Well let me tell you why....
 There's a new release from Moonlight Whispers!!!!!!

Yeah, I'm just slightly excited. Annie Rodrigue is a good friend and, like, my favorite artist EVER!!!!! I just adore her and her artwork!  So, let me stop fangirling and show you the new images. 

First up is an image you may have seen before, as it's appeared on her facebook page in the past. But, she's decided to make it into a digital stamp for all of us! Here it is:
I love creating dimension on cards, so I may have gotten a little carried away with the foam squares.

 Ok, so the process: First I got out a piece of Sweet Sentiment coloring paper and printed this awesome digi up.  I printed her at an opacity at 20% because I love creating that "no lines" look to my coloring.  Once I completed the coloring, I fussy cut her..... forever..... and ever..... ok, so it wasn't THAT bad.  But it did take a little bit to get into all the little tight spaces that the chair creates. I added some Glossy accents to her sunglasses and to her beverage glass, and I used some Nuvo drops on her necklace and sat her aside to dry.  I then used a piece of watercolor paper to create a Distress Oxide ink background.  The Inks used are Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, and Scattered Straw. I got out some of my Doodlebug die cuts to see what worked with the image, and I tied a bow with this amazing organza ribbon that was sent to me from a friend in England.

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E15, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair: BV29, RV66, RV17, RV14, RV04
Lips: R89, R29, R81
Bathing Suit/Sunglasses: C8, C6, C4, C2, C0
Banana: E13, YR31, Y13, Y11
Lines: G28, G19, YG09, YG25
Date: V99, R56, R83
Pineapple: E39, Y28, Y11, YG95, YG93, YG01
Hat: E53, E51, E50
Chair: E27, E31, Y17, Y06, Y00
Drink: BG18, BG49, BG45, Bg10, R85, R83, R81

Next up is a super fun little image of a kid.... well, being a kid!
I decided to color a background on this one because I felt like it really needed more of a story.  I added the cloudy sky and the turquoise water and some mountains far off in the distance.  I was imagining this family to be on a bit of a holiday enjoying the beach. This little rascal is dumping a pail of sand on her Dad's (or big brother's) head! I used some papers from the Beach Days 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park and some red card stock from The Paper Studio.

Copics used:
Girl's Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Girl's Hair: E55, E53, E51
Bathing Suit: R89, R29, R27, R24, R05, B97, B95, B93, B91
Man's Skin: E15, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Man's Hair: W10, E49, E29, E39, E35
Sand: E33, E31, E30, E50
Bucket: Y17, Y15, Y02, BG49, BG45, BG11
Ocean: BG45, BG53, BG15, BG11
Sky: B23, B21, B12, B41
Mountains: C6, C4, C3, C1

And, last, but certainly not least... I think this is my favorite image of this release!  I have to say it just makes me smile! Hopefully it makes you smile too!
That little pup just being playful, and that look on her face! Ha ha ha! Just so adorable! Again I colored her up on Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper, and again she was printed at 20% opacity.  I added a scene to the image because I wanted to tell a little story with this.  The girl was walking by, all calm on the empty beach, enjoying her day, when out from behind this palm tree her little pup pops out and wants to play!  After coloring, I raided my ribbon stash and found this crazy bright pink ribbon and tied it around the image.  I also used some DSP from Doodlebug Designs (because I'm an addict) and added some of their sprinkles as well.  Then I went for the flowers!  I raided my flower stash and found this huge teal flower from Magnolia, and a handful of tiny roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I don't know if you can see it, but at the top of the flowers is a cute "Bubble" button from Dress it Up!

Copics used:
Skin: E15, E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
Beach: E33, E30, E31, E50, E81
Bathing Suit: RV19, RV17, RV14
Cover up: BG49, BG45, BG53, BG10, YR15, Y19, Y13
Sky: B00, B000, B0000, 0
Dog: W9, W7, W5, E15, E13, E11
Palm Tree/Mts.: E74, E71, E70, G12, G00, G29, YG95, YG67, YG63, YG25, YG21, YG01

Ok, well I truly feel like I want to go spend some time at the beach now. I could really use some sunshine and quiet.  I hope this release inspires you and I cannot wait for you to get these images from Moonlight Whispers as well! Here's the link for you:
Hope you have an awesome day! Tootles!!!

Magical colors

Classic "Magical" colors, that inspire memories of very large mice who live in temperate climates, that's the inspiration for this card! I'm always a fan of bright colors, we are all aware of that! But for some reason red, yellow, and black are a bit tough for me to put together on a card.  So, I dove in head first, embracing the challenge.  Here's what I came up with.

I used the brand new Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper to color up this FREE digi from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez after printing her out (at only 20% opacity).  The DSP is from the Echo Park "Wish Upon a Star" 6x6 paper pad. The ribbon is from Fun Stamper's Journey, and the Dies I used are from Gina Marie Dies.  The tiny piece of Washi tape and the enamel dots are actually "sprinkles" from Doodlebug Designs. In all honesty, the layout was a happy accident, as Mr. Ross would say about trees.... it just sort of happened. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to be a productive member of society.... hahahahaahahahaha I'm totally kidding! I'm off to color some more and drink coffee! Tootles! 

Copics used: 
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E00
Hair: BV29, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Dress: BV29, R59, R29, R27, R24
Shoes/Belt: YR15, Y19, Y13

I May Need More Coffee

Hey there friends!  Today is Wednesday..... that means I for sure need more coffee! Ha ha ha!  Yesterday I did a little color along live in the Sweet Sentiment Gorup, so I figured today I'd add that Image to a card so you could all see the finish product!  Here's a link to the video in gas you'd like to watch the replay:

I colored her up using Copic markers on Copic X-Press it paper.  I then used a piece of watercolor paper to create the Distress Oxide background.  I used three colors of red and blended them in a gradient style to create the base, then I spritzed that with water and used a tissue to remove the excess water.  After that I laid a stencil over the top and used Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink to make the pattern.  I stamped the sentiment (from Ink Road Stamps) with Ink on 3 Clear embossing ink and used Nuvo Hot Chocolate embossing powder to make it pop.  I added a few half pearls for a bit of dimension and there you have it!

Hope you love this little coffee addicted cutie as much as I do! Have a wonderful day, and may your coffee be stronger than your desire to g back to bed! Ha ha ha! Tootles! 

A tipsy mermaid...

I don't know what I'd do with a drunken sailor, nor do I know what to do with a tipsy mermaid.... but this Image from Some Odd Girl is just awesome!

I colored her up using a super fun fistful of bright Copic markers in my favorite colors of Teal and Purple.  I know I should have written down the list of all that I used, but today, I just wanted to color. My friend Becky told me that I needed to color a background for her ..... I realized you don't tell Becky "no."  So, a background needed to happen.  I was trying to figure out what her story was and it felt to me that she was swimming along and happened upon a pirate ship full of pirate rum.  She had a bit too much and found herself in this state.  Ha ha ha! 

Of course I had to add a lot of glitter to her tail and hair, because, hey, she's a mermaid! I also put glossy accents on the bottles to make them pop a bit more.  I sure hope she doesn't have a hangover in the morning! 

This project was done for day 3 of the 12 day coloring challenge for Some Odd Girl. I'm having a lot of fun coloring for this challenge!  Hooray!  Talk to you all soon!  Tootles! 

Nurses fix it all!

It's day 2 of the Some Odd Girl 12 day coloring challenge and I've got a fresh card for you to see!  I'm loving using my Distress Oxide inks lately, they are so fun to create with!

With that in mind, I knew what I wanted to do for a background, but wasn't sure what I wanted to do for an image.  Then, I saw this adorable Nurse Kaylee digi and KNEW what needed to happen.

Ok, first things first, YES, I own a stethoscope.

Now that that is out of the way, I printed the digital image on Catherine Pooler 100 lb marker paper at an opacity of 15%..... way too light, but hey, I'm a glutton for punishment.  I colored her in with my Copic markers. After coloring her I fussy cut her out leaving a very small white border around the whole image.  

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E59, E47, E37, E57, Y28
Scrubs: YG09, G03, YG11, YG41 (I also did a little tip to tip blending between G03 and YG11)
Stethoscope: C3, C1, C00, R59, R29, R17, R22
Shoes: N10, N08, N6, N4
Eyes, E25, E47, Y13, G000, C2, 0

The background is made by using a Gina Marie die and cutting it out on card stock, then taping that over a piece of watercolor paper.  I then used Distress Oxide inks in Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron to create a blended ombre effect.  After removing the stencil I sprayed with a bit of water and dabbed it off.  The nurse was attached to the background using foam squares and then I used Nuvo crystal drops in Gloss white for accent.  The black ribbon is from Stampin' Up! I embossed the sentiment using Ink on 3 embossing and watermark ink pad with Detail Black embossing powder on a sentiment from The Greeting Farm Get Well Soon set. 

Okie Dokie, that's it for me today!  Hope you love her!  I'll see ya back here tomorrow (I hope) for another day of the 12 day coloring challenge!  Woohoo!!! Tootles! 

12 days of coloring challenge: Spring edition

Hello all!

One of the Sponsors of Sweet Sentiment has issued a challenge..... and of course, I accepted!  Some Odd Girl is the sponsor of the May class and they are challenging all of their followers to color something for 12 days straight.  It could be 12 days of working on the same project, or 12 different things, just so that you color for 12 consecutive days!  Here's the banner...

So, I sat down today and colored a digi that I've been wanting to color for a long time!
I seriously love this digi.  I think that it is so adorable and super versatile.  It could be used for a whole plethora of things.  Today, a snarky "miss you" card.  I use the term "snarky" because, check out the inside... 

So I printed the Image on Catherine Pooler 100 lb marker paper and colored her with the following Copic Markers: 
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: 100, C9, C7, B24, C5
Scarf: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Sweater: R59, R29, R27, R17, R22, N4, N3, N2, N1, N0
Eyes: B18, YG97, Y17, E57, G00, C2
Sky: BG02, B01, B00
Hills: G03, G82, YG93, YG63, YG25, YG03, YG00, G40

The Cloud Dies are from Lawn Fawn, and the DSP is from simple stories and Doodlebug.  I also used Distress Oxide Ink in Hickory Smoke on some of the clouds and around the outside of the colored image. 

Well, this puts day one of the coloring challenge in the books!  I'm off to a good start!  Hopefully I can keep it going.  Talk to you all later! Tootles!