Saturday, September 19, 2015

Paper ala Mode challenge at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz, the challenge was "Fall is Here" - using fall colors or a fall theme.

I'm a bit early for Halloween, but that's what I always think of when I hear "Fall".  I chose one of Rick St. Dennis' images called "Grave 2" and colored it with Copics.

I used red and orange cardstock to go along with the colors.

Here's a close up of the image:
Feels good to get back into coloring ... can't wait to do more.
Have a blessed day,

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The Outlawz Challenge - TAG IT !

You can use a tag and add to it, make your own tag, incorporate a tag within your image or add on a tag with a sentiment - it's open for all.
This week, our sponsor is the wonderfully artistic Rick St. Dennis.  Please check out his Zibbet store HERE to see all the lovely images he has.  If you're in to creepy, he's got loads of wonderfully ghoulish images as well.
I chose to use his Cassiopea image.  Anyone who knows me won't be surprised how much I love his beautiful ladies.
I colored her with Copics and then distressed the edge with Vintage Photo ink.  I made the tag to fit my own dimensions (4x6 inches) and then rounded the top corners and punched a hole to hold the strands of bakers twine (brown/white that I ran through a red stamp pad).
I've added a distressed doily and a couple of more layers of papers as well.
I finished it off with some distressed roses, greenery and red seeds, then added a lovely silver charm.
Please check out The Outlawz Challenges - there's one for every day of the week, with new challenges every week.
Please also check out Rick St. Dennis' Facebook Page and
Rick St. Dennis Blog for more of his images.
Have a wonderful Day!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Here is my DT inspiration piece for the Ching Chou Kuik Facebook page.
I used Lilies Commitment for this one and kept everything soft blue.  Her scales are a combination of lavender, blue and yellow.  I like the way it turned out.  All Copic markers here.
I added some shabby white frantage and distressed the edge.  While it doesn't show much, I flipped the lace up to look a bit like waves.
Hope you like it.
Make sure to check out Ching Chou Kuik's Etsy Page,
and Ching Chou Kuik's blog for more beautiful designs created by the
Ching Chou Kuik design team members and wonderful fans.
Have a blessed day!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration Piece Scarlet Lips

This is my Design Team inspiration piece this week for Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook page.  I used Scarlet Lips ... I think the name is what made me choose the color of this beautiful mermaid. 
She was colored with Copics.
I found some fun paper that looks like water droplets, added some crocheted ribbon, faux pearls and a spray of red seeds.
Hope you like it.
Make sure to check out Ching Chou's Etsy Page,
as well as the Ching Chou Kuik blog for
lots more inspiration from the beautiful design teams.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kit and Clowder's Orlando Retreat

Oh my, did I have a FABULOUS time at the Kit and Clowder Orlando retreat, or what?  Only thing that would have made it better was sitting down with Alyce Keegan in my craft room for about a week (probably holding her hostage!).  She's such a wonderful lady, and so very talented.  It was hotter than blazes, I think near 100*, but not as humid as usual.  Got a little bit of swim/sun time on the first day and the last day I was there.  Can't wait to go back!

If you get a chance, you HAVE to check out Kit and Clowder's coloring classes.  Alyce offers both markers (she gives substitutions for those of you that don't use Copics like me) as well as her new pencil classes.  She also has new classes that you can subscribe to where you get a new class every month - both in markers, and pencils, separately.  Once I have a bit more down time, I'm certainly going to sign up for those as well ...

These are the three projects we created while at the retreat:
This first one is a frame that we used all kinds of mixed media on.  I've dabbled a bit in mixed media in my art journals, but this was so much fun, using Lindy's sprays and stencils.  The image is from Saturated Canary called Dew Drop Fairy.  I colored her with Copics and then distressed the edges so it would be a bit smaller than the frame opening.  I also added some Shabby white frontage.  I just LOVE the way it turned out.

This next one is a card made using a LaLa Land image called Heart Cupcake Marci.  I colored her with Copics and did all kinds of distressing.  Isn't she cute?

This last card is made using Polkadoodles' Octavia Rose.  Again, Copics, distressing and some lace.  Isn't she pretty?
Hope you enjoy.  Anyone interested in starting a Go Fund Me account for Alyce to come back over here from Australia?  Or maybe send me OVER to Australia - yeah, that sounds like a better treat, lol.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik's The Ponderer

This beautiful young lady is called  Ponderer and she's a digital image from Ching Chou Kuik.  You can find her HERE, and can check out all the other lovely images from Ching Chou in her ETSY SHOP HERE.

This card was made as my Facebook Design Team Inspiration piece for this week.

I colored her with Copics and then added a touch of Stickles diamonds to the butterfly top wings.  I distressed the edges with Ranger Vintage Photo, as well as the designer paper.  After I put the pretty wedding lace in place, I used the diamond Stickles again to help anchor the lace and add a bit of sparkle to it.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  They are fabulous!

I hope you have a chance to check out Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook page for lots more inspiration and to see what the other design team members have created this week.  Don't forget to check out the Ching Chou Kuik blog as well. 

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik's Girl in Spring

Here is my Facebook DT inspiration piece for this week (thanks, Felisha, for switching days with me). 

This is Girl in Spring, and she can be found in Ching Chou Kuik's Etsy Shop.
I colored her with Copics and added some diamond Stickles to the butterfly's wings.
I fussy cut the top portion and left the bottom rectangular.
I distressed the digital paper as well as the rectangle portion of the image panel.
The image panel was popped up on dimensionals over a pretty spring green ribbon/bow.
Finishing touches were the distressed flowers from Wild Orchid and a pretty sparkler for the bow to tie in the peachy colors.
Hope you like it, and have a chance to check out Ching Chou's:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Little Red Wagon - Challenge 291: Red, White and Blue

This week, it's my turn to host the challenge over at

I don't know what I was thinking, but when I picked the challenge, I was thinking Memorial Day was next weekend, lol ... Hence the Red, White and Blue - Oh well ...
When life gives you
Make ...

Anyway, here is my card for the Little Red Wagon's Challenge this week - with the theme geared towards THANKING all the service men and women out there!

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, called Waiting for the Parade.

I colored her with Copics and kept the background simple as I hope to mail this to a serviceman or woman as a thank you.
We'd love to see your contribution to the RED-WHITE-BLUE theme this week over at Little Red Wagon - it doesn't have to be patriotic themed.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge 287 "B"lieve It!

This week, over at Little Red Wagon, Jan gave us the challenge to "B"-lieve It! ... use things that start with "B" ...

I chose one of the Rick St. Dennis' Randi Dandi images, called Brigitte, from I Brake for Stamps and colored her with Copics.

My "B"'s include the beads and buds.  This is my first time using beads on a card, so be gentle, lol.  I made some swirls using Glossy Accents and then sprinkled some turquoise seed beads over the top.  After popping up the image panel with dimensionals, I tucked some rosebuds in.

Here is a close up of the image:

Hope you were inspired to try something new, and get a chance to play along over at Little Red Wagon this week ... Remember, it can be anything starting with a "B" - beads, buds, bows, birds, bonnets, bluebells, boys .... the sky's the limit.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik Facebook Inspiration

Here's my Facebook Design Team inspiration for Ching Chou Kuik, using Sweet and Fragrant.  She was a dream to color, but then again, they ALL are.

I colored her with Copics and used a combination of designer paper and digital designer paper, although the flowers are covering up most of the digi paper.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid.  Lace is from Martha Stewart.  The gemstone in the center was in with the pack of flowers.

Here's a close up of the image:

Hope you have a chance to visit Ching Chou's Etsy page where she has loads of beautiful images, or go to her Facebook page.  There's also the Ching Chou Kuik blog you can visit.  We'd like to see your images anywhere!