Friday, September 16, 2016

"Spotlighting" some F-U-N!

Hi everyone!

It's a Power Poppy weekend at Passionate Paper Creations & Friends!  Inspiration, Colouring Contest and more.  You'll want to stop by and check it all out.

I've played with the Pure Prairie Bouqet and taken it in a totally different direction then what I've seen.  This particular image (okay... all of Marcella's images) are so versatile and lend themselves to so very many arrangements through cropping, overlaying and more.  AND this is one of the images on sale for the next 72 hours AND there is even a bundle with this image and 4 more gorgeous images that will tempt you.  Just sayin' ;-)

So, I've used the "spotlighting" technique and printed the image twice on X-Press It Blending Card (the second I actually cropped to save paper).  Then coloured one section with my copics, fussy cut and layered on dimensionals.

I coloured the main flower as a Rudbeckia aka Coneflower or Black-eyed Susan.  There are many variations of colours within this flower species but I've stuck to the traditional 'yellow' as in my garden.  I actually snipped off a couple flowers and plunked them in a glass of water and placed them beside me while colouring (very brave to have open water on my work station/chaos lol).  There's a lot of green in those petals and they're quite translucent.

Flower - Y02-18-YR12-YG01; underpetal - YG01-Y02; centre - Y02-E55-57-49
Stem - G24-94-99
Cast shadows - BV02
Monarch - Y18-YR15-R24
Background - smooshed with a Waterbrush filled with blender solution and Y00 and B41 re-inkers

Cardstock is Stampin' Up.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Spooky Fun!

That is... fun with Creative Basics Dies 

 I have used:

And an assortment of other dies, embellishments and papers from my never-ending stash.

Image printed on X-Press It Blending Card and coloured with my Copics.

Images from Angels Hearts and Memories, Halloween2016 Bundle (I used Candy Apple Angela, Zombie Zanny and Witchy Wendy)

Copics Used:
 Candy Apple Angela - E50-51-21-11, BV20, R20; B52-C4-6-8 (hair); B02-C4 (eyes); B02-04-06; YR21-23-24; R22-24-29, Y11-E23; C0-3
Zombie Zannie - YG17-03-11-E50, R20-E04 (skin); Y11-E23-29 and red multi-liner (eyes); E53-55-57; E31-27; YR04-07-E08; B91-95-97
Broomstick Witchy Wendy - E50-51-21-11, BV20, R20, E04; Y11-E35-37 (hair); Y11-E23-29 (eyes); V12-15-17-BV08; YG11-03-17; YR04-07-09-E08; C5-7-BV29; Y21-YR24-E57

Happy Birthday to a very Talented Guy!

Well, it's someone special's birthday today.  Kenny!  The awesome artist behind KennyK Stamps.

So, I have taken one half of the Game Show Gals image and made a "virtual birthday card" for Kenny.

Happy Birthday Kenny!

Copics - E50-51-21-11, BV20, E93, R20; R22-35-37-39 plus Wink of Stella clear; Y26-28 plus Wink of Stella gold; E51-43-55
Stampin' Up - Thick Whisper White, Black, Perfectly Artistic DSP (retired)
Glitter paper and dewdrops from my stash
Alphabet die - Memory Box, Classic Upper Alphabet Set

Card size is 5" x 8-1/2"