Friday, March 16, 2018

Columbine Friday

Happy Friday! Hopefully you are ready for the weekend and have some relaxing planned. Not so much at our house but that is totally fine. Did have sometime to get a creation done with the newest Instant Garden digi called Cup of Columbine. What a beautiful array of flowers and so different in colors, I went ahead and google them. I choose to work with purple and a darker red for today's card. Marcy has notes and inspiration on the Power Poppy Blog for you to check out as well. 

This is rather easy peasy since time has been limited, but what is knew? ha ha!  I have colored these beautiful blooms with various Copic markers and then rounded the corners of the image panel. Added a heart die cut to the base and some scrap designer paper that matches the colors of the blooms. A few sequins added and some sparkle to the red blooms. Voila!

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Beautiful bouquet

Morning. These wonderful blooms are called Pure Prairie Bouquet.  This is a rather vibrant and colorful array of flowers so I tried to re-create the idea in my head using the Prisma Colored pencils. Yes I am addicted to these and need practice.  :-)  I think the blue flowers are my favorite but you knew that already didn't you? hee hee

I have the stamp set but used the digi for this as it was in my printed stack that I am trying to twindle down a bit. The only accent I have here is the little scallop border to the left and some sequins. The green background paper was suppose to draw out the leaves and stems but not sure I accomplished that quite right. Oh well... Live and you learn right.  I hope you have a GREAT day today! Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Penciled Orchids cascading

Morning. So yes I have been going a little crazy with the colored pencils I know, but I need a lot of work still. And the only way to get it right is to keep coloring and trying, right? Yet another one using the Prisma colored pencils and the new Instant Garden release called Orchid Cascade

 I made a mistake when I had this printed as I thought it was kraft card stock, but in fact it was chocolate. EEK! Well why not give it a try? The colors turn out more vibrant on the chocolate paper verses the kraft isn't that interesting.
 Using one of the sentiments in the digi and just moved it over to be under the petals a little bit. A few sequins for accents and voila! Thanks for stopping by today. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Penciled Pansies

Good morning and welcome to the weekend. hee hee  If you get a chance check out the new Power and Spark challenge this month with our host Ally. The challenge is Fabric inspired. How fun is that , with all the beautiful fabrics out there it will be hard to pick. I will be playing later this month hopefully. Be sure to check out the PP blog for details.  

This creation is using Pansies. Using two of my new purple shades of Prisma colored pencils and a light blue color. The green shades I already had and then a hint of brown for the centers and some vanilla. I do like how this turned out. 
Die cut the flowers and made sure that the petals that over extended the die were popped out from the panel. A decorative die for the background and some light blue paper. Tied off a ribbon bow with some silver cord and jewels to finish it off. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Winter Friends

Hello and welcome to the Dirty Dozen March Christmas challenge. This months challenge I knew what I was going to use as this is one of my favorite WOJ images. It is retired but one of my favorites. I do think that I should of blended the colored pencils a bit more in spots and I might go back and do that now that I look at it. Anyways....

Kept this really simple with just a little bit of piercing down the left side of the image panel and the right side of the sentiment. A scallop border look along the designer paper side and some sparkles and a few scattered sequins to finish it off. Voila! Hope you get a chance to play along with us this month. Have a great day. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Penciled thank you

Good morning! Okay I mentioned that I bought some new colored pencils and here is one of the cards I colored using the new colors. This is Hellebores that is on white card stock. The new shades of Prisma colored pencils I have are three shades of purple and a light pink. Springy colors for this card. 

Very simple with just some larger dots embossed on the background base panel. My sentiment is circle punched for the corner. Some piercing along the side and a button with some twine. Voila!

I do have a few more colored up with my new pencils and that is good because my books arrived today. One of  my other favorite things to do is read, mostly Christian fiction but I do have some history books in there but Christian books are my favorite. It has been YEARS since I read Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness books so I bought them again to read. I loan books out a lot and forget to get them back, no biggie except when I am talking to someone about them and then want to read them again. Anyways, I was discussing these books with a friend and that got me to looking for them and they are gone again so I ordered them right away. They arrived courtesy of 2 day shipping... woot woot.... I am a fast reader so it won't take too long, but that means my stamping has to take a back seat. ha ha  A woman only has so many hours in the day ya know. Baseball started this week and their first game isn't for a bit so I have time to read even more. Take advantage of it my husband said.  ;-)  Anyways...  enough babbling. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Hello friend, for you

Good morning. This is my one last one using Hello Friend for you. The crisp feeling of this card is what makes me swoon. All that white space.... aaaahhhhh...

Each of these flowers I stamped, colored then cut out so I could cut between the petals. Each one has been cut around towards the center so I could roll the edges and then pop up on dimensionals from the base. I also die cut a Spellbinders edge along the bottom and added a flourished die cut behind the flowers. My sentiment in the top corner with some scattered pearls and sparkles to finish it off. Voila!