Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 339 Photo Inspiration

Hey there! Time for another Tuesday Throwdown challenge. This week our challenge is a photo inspiration.  Our sponsor is The Cutting Cafe, where you can find digital images, SVG files, and a bit of something for everyone.

I used their printable stamp set One Spring Day.  The photo inspiration we were given is:

Here is my take, accomplished with Copic markers and bit of blending solution. All is mounted to a white card blank.

I've shown mine, now get creative and enter yours!

Monday, April 17, 2017

PIP Challenge 1716 April 17 - Sasayaki Glitter

Happy day after Easter and what a glorious day it was! Weather was perfect and while not with extended family, I still had those near and dear with me. Now if we could just stop this silly bug from passing among us. I certainly hope open windows yesterday aired them out.

It's Monday and that means playtime at Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge blog.  This week's sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter and she has kindly offered the winner a digi of choice. Be sure to check out her etsy shop and on facebook at Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.  The image I used is Smile.

I knew as soon as I saw her that I would be matching her with a favorite sentiment fromGinger's House. Colored with Copics, a bit of glitter and some Amuse Studio Stardust Finishing Spray applied at random to background with a cotton ball, MS Teardrop Lace border punch on contrast paper and I have a special card for a special person. Seriously love this card in person, not sure photo does it justice.

Short and sweet, so not like me I know. Just giving you time to go shopping and get creative. Challenge is issued so don't forget to enter!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 337 - Tropical Critters

It's all about Tropical Critters this week at the Tuesday Throwdown challenge. Our fine sponsor is My Grafico, purveyor of all things digital,  who kindly provided Koalas Digital Stamps for the design team to use.

Personally, while they are a cute and cuddly looking creature, I've never understood wanting to own an animal who would rather spends it's time up in trees eating leaves.

I decided to make my koala brown because I just discovered there really are brown ones! The inner ears are a combination of Copic and Prismacolor pencil. Fur and eucalyptus leaves are colored with Copics. Sentiment is computer generated on Bazill cardstock using Frangipani Rose font. Design paper is from DCWV "The Green Stack." Added a slight curve to the ears and paws with my stylus for some subtle dimension. Texture accomplished on the fur with a small bit of a terry towel and blending solution.

Here is my Tropical Koala and it's dedicated to all my friends "down under."

Thank you to the gals on Tuesday Throwdown for letting me join the fun, to My Grafico for such a cute image and most importantly to you for taking the time to stop by and taking the time to let me know what you think. Your comments mean a lot.

Well, time to get off the computer and go finish a book I've been reading. Due back at the library Wednesday.  Time for you to join the challenge and get your Tropical Critters entered.

Monday, April 3, 2017

PIP Challenge 1714 April 3rd - MHK Designs

It's Monday, Monday, Monday!!! That means it's time for another Pammies Inky Pinkies challenge, where it's always "Anything Goes." Our sponsor this week is MHK Designs where you are sure to find something to fuel your creativity.

This week, I choose to work with Bunny Love. I copied the image three times and lined them up in a row . I will admit I struggled for a bit with the tulips - I wanted them springtime bright but wasn't happy with my attempts at painting them. Glittering with interference glitters on the black ink turned out extremely pretty but distracting to the vintage look I wanted to achieve. After a few e-mails to Mynn and a discussion with a dear friend who made me realize I really didn't need to color the flowers, but color the space between. Brilliant! I only regret I didn't stick with my original choice of pink because I had far more embellishments that work with pink than with orange/yellow. Guess that's why you should pick your colors before you start?

The sentiment is also from Bunny Love and the line color was easily changed from black to green. Everything is printed on a ivory cardstock and lightly colored with Copics or Prismacolor pencil. I haven't been feeling up to snuff lately which is why I nixed scoring some lines as a finishing touch for those bunnies. Just didn't think the hands were steady enough; I compromised with ribbon. I do think the scored lines would have given it a more clean and vintage look. Either way, my grandson loves this one. When asked what he likes he smartly replied "Everything, I just love everything on it Grandma!" Guessing the Easter Bunny might be extra nice this year...

Thanks for stopping by and I'm always grateful for new followers and comments. Means the world to me. On your way out, be sure to check MHK Designs and then hop over to the PIP challenge blog with your entries.

Parting thought: A timely diet hint can never hurt this time of year...  If you care about your weight and health during the Easter, you should only eat the white part of the Cadbury creme eggs.