Thursday, April 28, 2011

SC Sketch Challenge & A Hippo

I couldn't wait to colour in this adorable digital image from Doodle Dragon Studios. I coloured the Hippo using C5, C3 & C1 & 0. I paper pieced her swim suit and bow with SU DP - I think Apricot, then added the white polka dots with a gel pen. The puppy is popped up with dimensional's.

This is for Wednesday's weekly Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers SC330, see here for sketch.

I decided to try out a new technique for the background of my images. After reviewing many Tutorials, I tried out a few different methods. I did the dot/blend method using Copics, although I have a few Prisma pencils, I don't have any Gamsol, so I decided to dig out my water colour paints. It will take a little practice, but I like the effect.

The DP is My Minds Eye, SU - DS Old Olive and plaid from my scrap drawer. I have been trying to make an honest effort to use more from my scrap drawers, they are getting full. But new paper is so much fun!

I added a polka dot ribbon and bow as well as a folder tab with a computer generated sentiment "Oops... !" The inside reads "Sorry I missed your special day!"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge #47

Challenge #47 over at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog April Showers Bring May Flowers was to incorporate rain or flowers and a Tiddly Ink image on a card.

My card was inspired by the shirt my daughter wore this past weekend.

I coloured Tiddly Inks Everyday Princess with warm gray Copics, covering up her crown and staff with a paper umbrella made with my Colluzle circle and pinking sheers then popped up with dimensional's.

The red paper Doillie mat is an SVG from My sized to 4". I used my large scallop punch on black cardstock and my paper hole punch on each scallop. I finished it off with Cricut scallop flowers and a gingham brad, which I think was from the dollar store. The DP were all left over paper scraps. The sentiment is "Into each life some rain must fall by Longfellow, computer generated.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Colored Monster Party N Boots

"Knock-Knock. Who can it be? Won't you come in to my Monster Partyyyyyy? Open the door and let's hear you roar - ROAR!" Chorus - Monster Party by Splash'N Boots.

I played along with the Party In Color Challenge over at Dustin Pike's blog. The task was to incorporate 2 of the colors from Dustin's blog header and a Doodle Dragon image in a party themed craft . I chose Dudley green and a darker orange found in the paint drippings above the header. I merged "PresentMonsterB" and "BalloonMonsterB" with We're All Goin' to a Monster Party! The banner on the bottom of the page is "Open the door and let's hear you roar!"

Here's the back story: My four year old son adores the singing ensemble Splash'N Boots. His most favorite of all their tunes is "Monster Party". How excited was I to find a Party Monster set included in the new Blogiversary 2 digital release by Doodle Dragon Studio's. Just perfect to immortalize the Splash'N Boots concert from March. This release by the way was over 200 images for only $20 - WOW!

I used artistic license and bent the rules slightly for this challenge. Technically I didn't make a Birthday themed craft, but the Splash'N Boots concerts are certainly a party for my little guy. As well I may have gone brighter with my 2 blog banner color choices, particularly the orange. Hopefully that will not disqualify me. It was a fun challenge none the less and the largest image I have colored with Copics, so it was great practice. As well it was the first time I ever merged digi's. Photoshop is so much fun!

This last Splash'N Boots show in March, my son won a copy of their new CD for dancing so excitedly during their new single "For the Love of Dance". He now thinks their new song was written specifically for him. The funniest part of his dancing is that he try's to keep his pants up at the same time, but grabs his pants at the thighs. So he basically pulls his pant up to be floods and jumps up and down excitedly mosh pit style. It puts me in stitches every time, it is so funny!

DP: Echo Park - "Little Boy" DP package
Ink: Copics
Accessories: dark blue heart grommets.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ace of Cakes Challenge IC280

This card was made for the Splitcoaststampers Saturday's Inspiration Challenge 280 - Ace of Cakes. I chose the black and white wedding cake for this challenge.

DP - Posh: Pink Fishnet by Teresa Collins
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo - Dot Flourishes, Studio G - sentiment
Accessories: 1" accordion flower, 1" Flower - Cricut Designer Calendar, dollar store flower brad, black Zig Zag marker

Friday, April 15, 2011

B&W Gothic Girl

I wanted to attempt a black and white image for this little Punk Girl digi I bought specifically for my eldest daughters 20th birthday.

I first attempted colouring the image using a range of Cool Gray Copics earlier this week. I wasn't happy with the effect. The flesh looked too blue to me. After my husband picked up 2 more Gray tone Copics for me on the way home from work, I gave it another go last night. The Gray's turned out much nicer.

This digital stamp Gothic Girl by The Paper Shelter. This image reminded me so much of Emily Strange who's image littered every inch of my daughters bedroom when she was an early teen.

I used W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0 & 0 for the black & white effect, and R22, R20 and W# for the pink. I outlined the image with C1.

The Pink Paper is DCWV - Blossom's and Butterfly's, both black papers were remnants from my scrap drawer I think they were both purchased from Michael's. I added ribbon, rhinestones and a heart button to finish it off.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pike's Fairie

I know I know - another Birthday card and yes another Dustin Pike. I can't help myself, I picked up a few more Copics recently so have been itching to finally break out some of my Pikes.

I just love this little fairy - GirlFairie1 by Doodle Dragon Studio's. found here. I coloured her with Copics then lightly added Stickles to the wand and wings. The Fairy sentiment is computer generated.

The DP is DCWB - Teen Prints & SU - Delicate Dots, scrap drawer cardstock and Bella Baubles.

Aprils sketch from i{heart}2stamp found here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lego-ish Birhtday

Today is my little guys fourth birthday and he is obsessed with Lego's. I doodled this Lego"ish" image then tweaked it in Photoshop.

Originally I had planned for this plastic part dude to be skateboarding, but after resizing him and printing him out onto Xpress paper, he looked to me as if he was flying, hence the DP Nana's Kid Stack paired with Long Time No See by American Crafts.

My green copics don't match the SU Celery Green cardstock, but I only have 1 set of coordinating greens thus far.

I did however find a few great sites that maps out sets or bundles of copic marker colours and how to use them. Susana's site has a great "jeans" tutorial that I can't wait to try once I buy that colour set. Check out this site: Susanas Custom Art and Card Design, as well as this great site: Color Me Copic, their experts give their favorite colour combinations.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pirate Birthday

I finally go my hands on some X-Press paper from Scrappin Great Deals. It's going to take some getting used to, but I can see it's advantages.

Yes, another birthday card. There have been so many birthday's in my daughters class, it seems like the whole class except for her were born at the end of March. The"Pirate Boy" image is by Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios.

I coloured the image with Copics and paired it with some retired SU DP. I added some yellow Stickles, dollar store clips and SU ribbon. The sentiment was computer generated.