Thursday, June 4, 2020

Whimsy Weekend, freebies and a demo

Hi folks! Hey, guess what, Whimsy is putting on a virtual crafting weekend over on Facebook on this coming weekend, June 6 and 7!  I have a free image for ALL who attend, and I'm not the only Whimsy artist giving one away to ALL attendees! Along with the freebies, there's also many different  prizes with multiple ways to get in on the draws, so head on over to the page to find out more HERE
Yours Truly will be doing a live colouring video on Sunday morning at 10 AM ET,  in which I will colour the free image. Yes, you heard that right, there's a free image AND a free colouring demo taking place, but only for those who attend the event on Facebook.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 1, 2020

My Creative Scoop and Mindy Baxter special course

Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop is a fantastic colourist and teacher of Copic colouring.  She approached me not too long ago and requested I draw some images that she could use in an upcoming course (that's a whole course, not just a single class!).  It was an easy 'yes' from me because we share the same values of being helpful in the crafting community, not only towards our customers, but also towards our fellow business owners.  So I agreed to illustrate some exclusive images just for her. The images are pictured below, however, these are just sneak peeks - Mindy actually created some pretty awesome backgrounds for each image that will inspire you and allow you to complete a whole scene! Her course will teach you how to do it easily, step by step (talking from experience here, because I took one of her courses awhile back, trust me, she's easy to understand and very helpful!). It is available for a short time at a discount, so get in on it while you can. You gotta act quick to get the discount, so do not wait! Here is the link to find out more details: My Creative Scoop 
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A Guy Card; Barnyard Squares

Hi Peeps~ 
Here's my new Barnyard Squares set, a clear stamp set that came out first of May at Whimsy Stamps.  I wanted to make a birthday card for one of my son-in-laws, and this seemed like the perfect fit.  This set goes for either guys or girls though, because you can put them in a more feminine setting if you want, as many already have.  I coloured the images using Copic markers.  The background wood grain was made using a red rubber background stamp called "Farmhouse Shiplap".  For the wood grain layer, I inked up the white card first as I imagined old barn wood to look.  I used various Distress Ink Oxides for that. Then I stamped the Farmhouse Shiplap in black after using the Distress Oxides. If you stamp first and Oxide ink later, you end up covering over the lines of the wood grain, so the order is important.  The word "happy" is a die at Whimsy Stamps, but the word "birthday" was from an older die set that has been discontinued.  Thank you so much for looking today!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

So far this year...

Hi People! It has been awhile since I have blogged regularly.  So much has happened, in all of our lives.  So many changes.  Here is a sampling of cards I have made this year so far.   Card making is still my go-to when I need to relax and go to a happier place in my head.  I hope you have something too that takes your mind off stressful thoughts and brings you a sense of peace and fulfillment.  Please enjoy my little gallery here, and if you have any questions, just fire away in the comment section and I will do my best to answer.  All of these animal images were drawn by me for Whimsy Stamps and you can find them in the Clear Stamp category with the exception of the penguin which is in the digital section of the catalogue. Thanks for coming by today.  Take care, stay home and stay safe, and if you must venture out, keep your distance from others, cover your face and wash your hands often.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Penguin Medics

It is my wish to honour those who are putting themselves in harm's way in order to save lives. I hope we can honour them by keeping ourselves home as much as possible to help curtail the spread of this awful disease, so that our hospitals and whole medical system, and the brave people who run it are not overwhelmed.  We can do something about this.  Stay home. 
These images (un-coloured digital versions) are free for anyone who would like them.  Go to this page to find out how to download yours. If you aren't on Facebook, then go to THIS PAGE
I coloured each penguin using Copic markers.  Thanks for looking!
Take care everyone.