Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Fun!

Getting on some summer fun and joining in on the Summer Fun challenge over at Tiddly Inks.  If you've followed my ramblings you know I LOVE me some Tiddly Inks.

For this challenge, I stamped this cute Fairy Sunny Day Stamp onto some white cardstock.  And then I got masking!  I used Inkadinkado masking paper and created a mask for the stamp, a circle mask so I could mask off the "sun" area while I did the blue "sky" and then a piece of 51/2 x 4 1/4 inch with the cirlcle cut out of the middle to protect the "sky" area while did did the sun.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks for all my blending, and I colored this little cutie with my Spectrum Noir color pencils.   The sequins add the appropriate bling for this summery card!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Could it be?

Could it be that it's been almost two months since I last posted?  Shame on me!  

I have had a serious problem with mojo, or the lack of it! So, in an attempt to get the creativity flowing again, I'm participating in Kathy Racoosin's Thirty Day Color Challenge.   Kathy's challenge, coupled with this cute little image from Tiddly Inks certainly helped.

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers since that's the medium I find most challenging, especially when it comes to coloring hair.  Thankfully, no hair on this image!

As you can see, once I finished coloring it with my markers, I added some details with my Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen. A few Glossy Accent "dew drops" on the flowers added a nice touch.  The greeting is from Newton's Nook Design's Versatile Vases stamp set.

I had some woodgrain textured cardstock that I cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and inked the edges with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink by Tim Hotlz.  I think that cardstock is the perfect backdrop for this card!!  I mounted it on my cardbase and I was done!

In the end I'm very happy with the results and I think it may mark the return of my mojo!  Let's hope!