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: https://www.facebook.com/jammie.clark.731/videos/374182133189241/

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! 

Awesome Viking

Wow! What a weekend it's been!

First, let me say that the entire Blog/Store and Social Media presence of Sweet Sentiment have been  redone over the weekend! I'm so excited for you to see how beautiful it all looks and how smoothly it all functions now! Hooray for that! So, feel free to have a look around and check out all that is new and exciting with Sweet Sentiment.

Now, aside from a social media overhaul, I made a card!  Dealing with technology can be stressful, so I chose an image from an artist I'd never worked with before for my coloring therapy.  I purposefully chose something quite intricate so that I could really get away from the technology thing and turn my brain off of all that.  Here's the result:
This is a digital image from the Paper Shelter and I printed her off on Catherine Pooler 100 lb white marker paper.  I made the mistake of thinking that my eyesight is way better than it really is and I printed her at 15% opacity.  I highly recommend you do NOT do that, but print her at maybe 20% instead.  Lol!  I colored her up with my Copic markers and I regret to say that I didn't keep a list going as I should have because I was just coloring for therapy sake.  So, I completely checked out of reality and just grabbed markers and colored.  I hope you'll forgive me. 

I then cut a 5.5" x 5.5" white card stock base for my card, and cut a piece of DSP with timbers on it for the background.  I cut that piece 1/8" smaller than the base.  After coloring a background on my image, I decided to trim it down a bit to better fit on the base.  After trimming it I also decided to round the corners, so, I used my envelope board to punch the corners round. (Remember how I said I was checking out? Yup, I used my envelope board to punch the corners.... ha ha ha!) I trimmed a piece of Craft colored card stock from the Paper Studio to be 1/8" larger than my image and distressed all of the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink and a sponge dauber.  It was then I decided that I needed a sentiment.... minor details.  So I pulled out the embossing supplies and found this cute sentiment in my stash of CC Designs stamps.  It's from the Rockabilly Sentiments set. 

I went to my ribbon stash and found a length of this beautiful chocolate brown satin ribbon and tied a simple bow.  I didn't want to take away from the scene that I made, so I left it at that for embellishments. (I know, don't fall off your chair, it's quite rare that I ever leave it at that for embellishments!)

I'm quite pleased with how this whole project came out.  It really got my mind off of all the technology so I could approach it once more with a calm demeanor. Lol! I had so much fun making a background for her and her sweet little dragon and sort of giving them a story to be a part of.  This image was so fun to color, I'm sure you'll be seeing more of her in the months to come! 

Thanks for stopping by today, please leave a comment, as I read all of them, they make me smile.  I'm off to get another cup of coffee because you all know that's how I exist! Lol!  Hope you all have a wonderful Monday and a fantastic week!  Tootles! 

Live like there is no midnight

Hello all, I'm here today to share with you a card I made on a whim.  Sometimes you just have to color something because there is no reason at all to color it.... that's what I did today.

I was speaking with a friend and she showed me a card she'd made "many moons" ago, and it totally inspired me.  I ask her permission (sort of) and used some of the ideas from the layout of her card.  Sometimes you just have to find inspiration wherever you can. I'm lucky to have super talented friends who allow me to use their layouts as the basis for my own.

So, without further adieu, here's my card.

I started by coloring the image with my Copic markers, and then fussy cutting it out.  I added Glossy Accents to the shoe and jewelry as well.  then I added a lot of glitter to the dress although it's tough to tell in this photo.  All of the papers I used are from Graphic 45, because I'm slightly obsessed with their papers!  I then added way too many flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. I used a sentiment from CC Designs and embossed it on a piece of white card stock.  I used Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink to distress all the edges of every layer and the sentiment as well. Then I finished it all of with a beautiful black satin ribbon.

Colors used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Dress: B37, B26, B45, B12, B41, B000
Gloves: C9, C7, C5
Eyes: B37, B45, B12, G00, C2, 0
Hair: E35, YR23, E55, E53, Y000

As always, if you're interested in learning any of the coloring techniques I use, you can find my classes online at www.sweetsentiment.us

I totally appreciate your comments and I'll see ya again soon!  Tootles!

A sweet little Unicorn

Hello there Bloggie Buddies! Today I'm going to share with you another project I've done for Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez.   I chose to use the little Unicorn with Cotton candy image. I mean, once you see this little Unicorn, you'll know why I couldn't resist.
I printed this image (because it's a Digi) onto Catherine Pooler 80 lb. bright white card stock.  I then colored the image with my Copic Markers.

Body: C3, C1, C0, 0
Hair: YG67, YG09, YG17, YG25, FYG1
Cotton Candy: RV17, RV04, RV02, RV10
Hooves: C7, C5, C3
Horn: Y11, Y00, Y000
Jelly Roll Clear Glitter Pen

The ribbon is from my massive stash and I cannot tell you what it is.  I can tell you it was a gift to me from Leah Tees! So, it is a ribbon from Canada if that helps at all.  That massive amount of flowers mostly come from Wild Orchid Crafts, but some are from Prima Crafts as well.
The stitched oval is from Gina Marie Designs and was cut from good old fashioned 65 lb white card stock, I then used three colors of Distress Oxide inks to create a gradient.  Festive Berries is the darkest color, then Spun Sugar for the mid tone, and Worn Lipstick for the lightest color.  After using a sponge to smooth the ink onto the card stock and then used the Ranger Distress Ink Sprayer to create the water droplets and a tissue to blot off the excess water and ink. I adhered that to the card and then used foam squares to pop that little unicorn up from the background and give it a bit of dimension.
I picked a bunch of flowers out and used Nuvo glue to adhere them to the card base after tying the ribbon and fussing with it for about 15 minutes.   All in all, it was a fairly simple card.  I had a lot of fun making it, but I always have a lot of fun coloring and gluing flowers to things! Lol!

Ok, so I'm off to get some more coffee and color some more things! Hope you all have a wonderful month of March! Tootles!