Saturday, September 22, 2012

Enchanted Princess In Emerald

There seems to be a theme in my last few posts:  lots of hair and flowing fabric.  What can I say?  I really love coloring these images.  This one is "Enchanted Princess" by Make it Crafty.  I think I should have made this digital image a bit larger for this card but I had intended to put it on a square card when I started out.  

Then I found these coordinated papers in the Lemon Flower mat stack by DCWV and it grew into a larger card.  I like to pick up silk flowers at Michael's and Hobby Lobby that are small enough for cards.  The best selection is in the wedding department.  A touch of bling in the lower corner for balance.  I don't have a sentiment on this yet because I'm not sure how I will use it, but it will go in the lower left corner, I think.

I used Copics for the coloring.  The sheer part of her dress was very fun to color and provided a nice challenge.  I was just thinking, this might make a nice St. Patrick's Day card, but I'm not holding on to it that long!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon.  Not sure what I will be posting, but my friend Jo is coming for a couple of days to play in the studio with me.  Who knows what we will come up with?

Friday, September 21, 2012

In The Pink with Saturated Canary

Meet Jules by Saturated Canary.  When I saw this image I went back in time a few years......... Ok, MANY years --- when I wore dresses my mom made for me and had as many "can-can" slips underneath as I could manage.  I loved the swish-swish sound and the way the skirt moved!  

I decided to work this up in pink because I found the background paper at Michael's and just had to have a sheet!  So I actually colored the image to match the paper, instead of the other way around.  The solid paper trim is copper metallic.  Kind of a bold choice but it worked somehow.  The pink squares are scraps that miraculously matched the dp.  Jules sits on a classic oval Nesties die cut and a Nesties beaded oval die cut.  The white corners are also Nesties. 

She is colored with Copics.  A couple of the colors are new ones I bought to complete the series of pinks that I wanted and I am happy with the results. Ooooo, I would've so loved this dress as a little girl!  I can even hear it swish!

What was your favorite dress when you were little?

Thanks for visiting!  My next post will be a beautiful enchanted princess.  I hope you come back to have a look.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Maiden With Long Golden Hair

Yesterday my mom and I decided to spend the day in town so I didn't get a post done as I had planned.  But we had a great time with lunch, shopping, a photo shoot for my other blog, dinner at our favorite place listening to our friend Steve sing (he is great!) and watching a very talented young man make his Branson singing debut.  Good Times!  

So today I'm catching up on laundry, light housekeeping, email, and posting.  The card I have today features a gorgeous image from Make it Crafty.  Meet "Maiden with Long Golden Hair". I love coloring long hair and the luxurious folds of a beautiful gown, though I must admit this one was a challenge!

The background paper and the brads in the flowers are from the Basic Grey "Marrakech" stack from a few years ago.  I'd nearly forgotten about this colorful collection.  The flowers are from my stash of oldies but goodies.  The maiden sits on a circle of white glitter paper and Nesties teardrop circle die cut.

She is colored with Copics and, once again, I deviated from my usual bold coloring to a more simple water-color style.  I can't decide which style I like better.  I guess it just depends on the mood I'm in or the feel I get from the image.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I'll be "in the pink" with a Saturated Canary card.  I hope you come back for another visit!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crafts and Me "Phlox Princess"

Normally I'm not much of a purple person, but when I found these gorgeous coordinated sheets of designer paper at Michaels I just had to have it! I love the greens and aquas with the shades of purple.

This is the "Phlox Princess" by Sara Burrier at Crafts and Me.  She has such a free, gypsy-like look and, like her namesake, phlox is such a beautiful purple flower.  The flower embellie I used isn't exactly phlox, but was a lovely match anyway.  The swirl of rhinestones mimics the flow of her hair.

I colored the image with Copics and added sparkle of Stickles to the apron. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  It's good to be back to work in the studio and I have more colored images I can't wait to showcase on more beautiful papers!

Monday, September 17, 2012

My New Favorite Dies: Cut-Fold-Tuck

I've been working on cards again! After 11 weeks of physical therapy for my neck (from the car accident in April) I am finally feeling much better.  It was hard to keep my head down for long periods of time, so I occasionally colored or did simple things.  But, over the next few days I will be posting a few cards I've done lately.  Also, I have two more shops that want my cards so that is good incentive, too!

One of the easy-peasy cards I did was for my aunt who just turned 91 years old.  She loves my cards and keeps them all in a pretty box --- she's so cool!  Anyway, I had just purchased a couple of the Spellbinders Cut-Fold-Tuck die sets so I used the "Round About" for her card.  

The card sketch is very simple.  The complexity of the medallion would get lost in anything with a lot of embellishments.  For some reason, this photo has too much yellow in it, but the pictures below are truer to the colors.  I have lots of double-sided card stock, mostly by K and Company, which is perfect for these dies.  

It would be fun to add bling around the pieces, but I kept this one simple with just the little painted brad in the middle.

Here is a close up of the painted brad that I had in my stash of odds and ends.  

My aunt and uncle called me last night to tell me they loved this card, too, even though it is quite different than what I usually send.  My uncle said it looks like it is spinning and they had fun trying to figure out how I did it!  Once again, thanks Spellbinders for making these intriguing medallions so easy!  A big thank you to Michael's, too, because last week they had a 50% off coupon and it was valid for the Spellbinder Grand Calibur, so I have a new toy that will make multiple die cuts so much quicker! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check in again to see what else I've been working on.