Friday, December 26, 2014
Yay! I got some wonderful news on Wednesday! Recently I shared how honored I was to be a guest designer for a challenge on the Artbymiran Facebook group. Well...I had also applied a few weeks ago to be a member of their design team (starting in January)...and guess what? I was one of the applicants that they chose! This is a huge deal for me. I'm so excited an honored to be joining a team of super talented women. Christmas came a little early for me. Looking forward to coming up with some beautiful projects to share using artbymiran digital stamps. If you haven't checked out her Facebook page, I suggest you head on over. You can find it here. There are challenges to enter, and tons of gorgeous projects being shares. So much talent in that group. Many thanks to Mi Ran Jung, and the other ladies for choosing me, and for giving me such a warm welcome. I'm so excited to get to work!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Good afternoon:) Today I finished up my card for Betty's husband using her Hubby Bday Betty digi. His favorite color is purple, so I made sure to incorporate that into my coloring and elements.
The Copic markers I used to color her are: skin - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 and R20; hair - 100, BV20, BV25 and BV29; lips - RV52 and RV66; eyes - E11, E15 and E18; bow - V01, V06, V09 and V15; small present - RV52, V09 and V09 (bow); large present - BG34, BG49, and Cotton Candy Stickles for the bow. For added shimmer, I used Atyou Spica #13 Lilac on her eyelids and eyelashes.
I just love the 'Fern Forest' line by Little Yellow Bicycle, and pulled papers from that for each of the layers on the card. Like on my last card, I used the Joy! Crafts Oval die, and cut it in half for each side of the card. A little bit of foam tape to 'pop' up the image and the sentiment, and viola...my card is complete! I admit, it was a little challenging for me doing a card for a man, because I usually add a lot of ribbon, bling and flowers to the cards I make for girls. I'll definitely be using this image again when my husband's birthday rolls around in August.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Yay! I was invited to be a Guest Designer on the Art by MiRan Facebook group. I chose the gorgeous Olivia digi stamp which you can find here. The challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge, and here is what I created...I hope you like it!
The colors I used for this image are: skin - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 and R20; hair - E13, E17, E19 and E29; eyes - G09, YG00, YG06 and YG09; dress - YR00, YR04 and YR07; belt - FV2; flower centers - Y17; flowers - V01, FV02 and R81, R85, R89. I also used Atyou Spica glitter pen #13 Lilac on her eyelids and eyelashes.
For this card, I reached into my paper stash and pulled a few papers from the Bo Bunny 'Ambrosia' line. I layered a few die cut pieces as a backing for the beautiful image. My newest die is the Joy! Crafts Oval die (I'm kind of obsessed with it), and for this card I cut it using the backside of Ambrosia Bouquet. I then cut it in half, and used those for the pretty pieces on each end of the card. The flowers in the corner and trim along the bottom were the finishing touches for this card. I'm very pleased at how she turned out. Thank you for looking!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The last artbymiran Facebook challenge I entered, I was a top 3 winner. YAY! With the win, I was able to choose an image, and I just couldn't resist 'Uptown Girl', which you can find here. When I saw her, she reminded me of a winter's day, so I created a card with a snowy theme.
The colors I used for this image are: skin - E000, E00, E11, E21 and E04; hair - Y28, Y32, and YR31; skirt - Y21 and Y26; shirt - BG13 and BG49; jacket - B91, B95 and B97; belt - E17 and E18; leggings - E40 and E43; boots - W1, W3, W5, W7; scarf - E53, E57, E59 and BG49.
The paper is from an older Bo Bunny line, plus cardstock. In the corner of the card, I added an acetate snowflake which I embossed in the cuttlebug. A little bit of lace, and a couple of die cuts, and here she is. Not a lot of elements to this card, and mostly from scraps I already had. Just goes to show you that you can create a pretty layered card with things you are likely to have in your stash of leftovers. I hope you like this one! Thanks for looking.
There's a new challenge going on with the Simply B Stamps Fan Group on Facebook! You can find Very Merry Betty here. The challenge is to create a project with her using only Christmas green, Christmas red, white and black (skin tones are ok), and your project must have a bow. Don't wait too long though...the challenge ends on Sunday, November 9 at 6pm PST. Yay! My first Christmas card is done!
I colored the image with the following Copic colors: E000, E00, E04, E11 and E21 (skin); 100, E29, E25 and E21 (hair); 100, W9, W7, and W5 for pants, R29, G09 and G29 for gifts. For the card, I used paper from the 'Mistletoe' line by Bo Bunny, black glitter paper from Best Creations, and vellum. I used dies from Spellbinders, and a Lucky 8 punch from We R Memory Keepers.