Monday, March 4, 2019

One Image Two Ways

I have two cards using the same image to share with you today.  Now that my Copic supply is slowly growing I have been playing around with different color combinations and different skin tones.

I've been using a lot of the same color palette as far as cardstock and patterned paper goes but I'll be sure to start changing the colors to yellow and green in the near future.
As you can see I'm still keeping the cards pretty simple.  Just a couple of layers and standard card sizes since I'm trying to focus more on improving my coloring skills.  I think I prefer the first one.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Many Thanks

Here's a quick thank you card I made using a digital image.  I still prefer digital images over acrylic and rubber stamps but I have to admit that I have a good collection of all types.

The biggest benefit of using a digital image is being able to choose my image size. That has come in handy more times than I can count.  I also love the flexibility of being able to flip the image horizontally or vertically.  I'm not sure if you've ever ran across a stamp when the image was facing a different direction than you'd like it to.  A couple clicks in Photoshop is all it takes.  Don't forget that digital images are usually sent once the payment has been made.  So no more waiting for the snail mail and worry not if you don't feel like driving to the nearest craft store. 

The digital image was a freebie from Tiddly Inks and is called Kiki.  It can be found in the freebie section HERE.

This card does qualify for the following Card Challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge : "Anything Goes"

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge: "Seeing Stars"

Polkadoodle: "Anything Goes"

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Feeling crafty again

It's been a long time to say the least.  Things are finally getting back to normal after unexpected health issues.  I'm finally feeling crafty again.  I am a little anxious about getting back in the swing of things especially when it comes to coloring.  I did manage to color several images last night.  The next step will be to turn them into completed projects. 

In lieu of sharing a new project I have posted one that I made some time ago when I was a member of the Cutting CafĂ© DT.  I thought this one would be fitting since Valentine's Day is tomorrow.

The tag was made using an image from The Cutting Cafe. The set is called Animal and Bug Mini Colored Circle Set. The designer paper that the candies were wrapped in is from another Cafe set and is called Words of Love Colored Printable set. In order to save printer ink I re-sized the designer paper to the size of the candy roll.  I was also able to fit multiple patterns on one sheet of paper.
Stay tuned for new projects.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Basketball Star

Here's another quick card that I made using an image that I colored a long time ago that was just sitting my desk. I'm slowly getting back into crafting so I'm easing into it with images and materials that are within arms reach.
I kept this card pretty simple using a card base and paper scraps. The image is from The Greeting Farm. The have some fun stamps and stamp sets and it looks like there are more digital images than I remembered.
I prefer digital images because of the flexibility in sizing images as well as mirror imaging. For that time when you think the image should face the other way.  
Digital image: The Greeting Farm
Cardstock: Stamping Up
This card was made for the following challenges:
 Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge. The theme is to use 2 or more different designer papers. As you can see I have used 3 (4 if you count the patterned clear overlay). One of my favorite things to do is to mix and match various patterns and textures.
Crafty Girlz Challenge: The theme is anything goes or if you prefer a theme - summer holidays.
   Digi Designs: Hand colored image

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Beach Party!!

This weeks Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is to create a project that features Outdoor Summer Activities with at least one Cricut design element.
The project that I created used the Summer Celebrations Cricut Cartridge. This is an image that I had put together a long time ago but never got around to using it. For quick assembly I used old packaging material and paper scraps. Since the image was already pre-cut and assembled it was a breeze to put together.. It can easily be turned into a scrapbook page element, invitation or a fun summer time book.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Back in the day...

When I was in the 8th grade I used to go roller skating on Saturday afternoons. I'd spend hours skating along to the music with my friend Judy, eating junk food and having a good time.
Seeing this image - Roller Mae - from Some Odd Girl really brought back some fond memories. I never had stars on my skates but would have if I had the option back then. Thanks for looking and I hope you bring in the New Year with creativity and inspiration.
I'm still working on getting my Mojo back so I've been checking out some of the challenge blogs and decided to make a card that incorporated several of the monthly themes going on so here's the list of challenges that this card qualifies for:
Some Odd Girl - Tag! You're It! - must use a tag on your project 
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Sports and Fitness - must have something stamped
Simon Wednesday - Something new - like a new digi