Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Touched By Love

You may (or may not) remember this from last year's digital catalogue at Whimsy Stamps! This is "Touched By Love".  
I used some of Tracy's gorgeous Christmas Tidings Paper as well as some from her Christmas Cheer pack at Whimsy. Both those packs can be found HERE. I coloured "Touched By Love" image with the following Copics: 
Skin: E00, 01, 11, 21, RV93, V91 (I also went over the flesh area a bit with some Prismacolour pencils, once I was done in Copics)
Blonde: YR20, E44, 47
Manger: E31, 33, 35, 37
Ribbon: RV32, R56, 59, RV99, 0
Holly: G21, 24, 94, YG61, 67
Wings: E40, V91, E70, B60, 0
Blanket: B60, BG90, V91
Dress: BG90, V91
A lot of people leave white objects un-coloured. But if you want to make the white of an image look closer to real life, there has to be some shading in there somewhere. I don't colour over the entire area, just the areas I think would be more in shadow. And since white is always reflecting the colour of things around it, you can use a variety of very light shades to get your white shadows. 
I'm sure enjoying this Christmas in July!
Hope you are too!

Christmas Spaniel Set

Hi Folks! Another Christmas card today (I just got started!!!) I used my Christmas Spaniels set, and one of the three spaniels in the set, for the main image. She looks just like my Avro (who is now with Jesus!) so this set means a lot to me. 

I coloured her with the following Copic markers:
YR20, 21, E30, 33, 34, 55, 57
R30, 32, 35, 37, 39, 89
G07, 28, with 0 blender to remove ink to make dots on the gift wrap
BV20, 23 and B0000 on the whites
W1, 3, 6 on the ground
The beautiful green starry paper and the striped paper are from Tracy's Christmas Tidings Set, a digital set of paper that you print at home, also from Whimsy Stamps. Snowflake is also a Whimsy die, and the Wonky Squares are from Spellbinders. 
I've entered this card into the colour challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. 
Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Top o' the Mornin' to ya!

It's that time of year again... Christmas In July!! Whoo-hoot! People who know me know that if I had my 'druthers, it would be Christmas all year long.  :-D 
This one is showing off my digital snowman image, "Top o' the Mornin'"that Whimsy and I are offering FREE during the month of July, 2017, to anyone who wishes to use it for their hand made creations!
And do you see the Lighter blue panel with the white globes? That's also free paper right there, from a free pack of six designs by Tracy, called "Summer Love" paper! It's just gorgeous!
Other paper from Whimsy's actual paper pack, "Winter Wishes", also designed by the Fabulous Tracy Wray. 
In case you haven't been playing along, we have a challenge every month at Whimsy Stamps; all you must do is create something using a Whimsy product (we provide free product if you haven't got anything Whimsy-cal yet, so you have no excuse not to play with us!) and if you enter, you also get into the monthly draw for a gift cert to the Whimsy Store.  Can't beat that, can you?
This month is it "Anything Goes (as it always is!) With the Option of "Holidays". (and of course, you know me by now, I am going to take that option to celebrate Christmas Holidays any chance I can get!!!)
I've also entered it into the Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS, DIY Plaid. I gave him a plaid scarf using my Copics. Not easy, but I like the result! More challenging for sure!
I coloured my snowman with the following Copics:
Black: W0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Reds: R14, 17, 27, 29, 59, 89
Whites: BV20, 23, B0000, 0 blender
Blue bird's chest and snowman's Blush: R20, 21
Blues: B41, 45, 26
Greens: YG01, 03, 17, G21, 24
A touch of E40 and 41 in the white stripes of the hat band
Thanks for looking today, and don't forget to visit the Whimsy Store for your copy of this (un-coloured) freebie digital snowman today! (available for the month of July 2017)!
God bless!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Sneak Peek! "Penguin Trick Or Treat"

Hi Peeps! Here's a Hallowe'en card I made for my grand daughter! I am giving you all a sneak-peak at a rubber stamp that will soon-be-released at Whimsy Stamps! Keep your eyes peeled at the store for this one, it is coming soon! 
I coloured "Penguin Trick Or Treat" with the following Copic markers (plus one Prismacolour Marker):
Left Penguin black: C1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 0
Middle penguin black: N1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 0
Right penguin black: W1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 0
I used different greys so that the penguins would be able to be distinguished from each other where ever the blacks of each penguin were adjacent. 
Pirate Scarf: W1, 3, 5
Cowboyhat: E31, 33, 34, 57, Band- E42, 44, 47
Brown paper bag: E40's
Red Bandana: R14, E07, 08, 18 with Y08 on top
Witch Hat: V93, 95, 28, BV02, 04, 25, 17, 0
Penguin Whites: Prismacolour Marker Cream, E41, 70, BV20, and R30 plus 0 for blush
Looks like I forgot to list the pumpkin, feet and beaks.  Be sure I used a lot of YR's and some E97 and 99.
I am entering this card into two challenges at Splitcoast Stampers: 
WT643 - You're a Star, and
F4A385 - Lucky Number Sevens!
Thanks for looking!
God bless you!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Santa With Toys

Yup, it's that time of year again (for stampers and card makers who want to get a head start on their Christmas cards!)
This is my "Santa With Toys" digital image which was just released this week at Whimsy! The light aqua sheet was what I got from printing a photo I had of an old door with peeling paint! The dark turquoise layer is from Tracy's "Mint Green Dark " and the grey layer is from her "When In Paris" set. 
Here are the colours I used to colour him:
Red Suit: R14, 27, 29, 89, 20, 0
Rocking Horse: W1, 3, 4, 5, 7, E31, 33, 34, YG61, BV20 Mane: YR30, 31, W4
Boat: B01, B52, BV20, YG01, 0
Buckle: Y15, 17, YR14
Belt and Boots: T0, 3, 5, 7, 9, 110 Special Black
Ball: BG32, 34, 72, 75, V92, YG01, Y18
Beard: E40, 41, 42, 70, 50, B0000, Bv20
Sail: B0000, C00, 0, E40
White trim on suit: B0000, BV20, Prismacolour Brick White
Dolly Dress: Premiere Emerald, G29, 21, 0
Dolly Hair: Y15, 17, YR14, 23, 27
Dolly Shoes: C2, 5, 7, 9,10
Thanks for coming by to view my blog today! 
God bless you!

Penguin Swings

Hi Peeps! I have a new set of digital images just released at Whimsy this week! This is one of them, "Penguin Swings".   The remainder of the new release is pictured below.  They can all be found at Whimsy in their digital section HERE. 

I coloured "Penguin Swings" with the following Copic markers, as well as a couple of Prismacolour pens and a Premier pen:
Beak and Feet: YR12, 14, 16, 24, 27
Blacks: C1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Whites: PM Cream, E40, 41, E70, 0
Flower Centre: Y35, YR16, 24
Top: BG32, 34, 72
Hat band: BG10, 11, 32, 72
Hat: PM Cream, Premier Eggshell, E70, E40, PM Oatmeal
Daisy petals: E42
Swing seat: T4, 2
I also used some of Whimsy's digital papers from (my own!) "Distressed Polka Dots", as well as Tracy's "Hot Stuff"and "Mint Green Dark".  Digital Paper packs found at Whimsy HERE.
I've entered this into the colour challenge at Splitcoast Stampers!
Thanks for looking!