Sunday, November 11, 2018

Christmas Tidings

I'm so excited about this - this is my first shaker card! I love love love this process and the end result too! I will be doing more of these; I think I'm hooked! The Shaker Maker Combo Die Set was what I used to make the window and some of the little shaker stuff.  So cool! 
This image and sentiment is from my new set at Whimsy called "Christmas Tidings Clear Set".  I also used the Making Waves stencil with some Oxide inks - oh how fun was that! I want more stencils, it is just too easy and fast to make your own beautiful background paper with them! 
I coloured the little seahorse with Copic markers. 
Thanks so much for looking!

Turtle Christmas Lights

Hi People! 
I have a different sort of card today, but this sure was a blast to make! I stamped Turtle Christmas Lights (red rubber) onto a piece of turquoise card stock and coloured it with Prismacolour Pencils.  The turquoise base gave all the colours a cool, greyed down look, so that it actually gives the appearance of being an underwater scene!  Along the edges, I sponged on some Distress Oxide inks to give the water some gradations of colour.  The following inks were used: Faded Jeans, Peackock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Broken China.  A paper mask prevented the ink from getting on the turtle image.  I also added a very few swipes of white ink to show beams light coming down from  the top left.  The sentiment is from another new set, "Christmas Tidings", which is a really fun set as well. 
Thank you so much for coming by today!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Penguin Nativity

Hi People! I have another newly released image to show off today, this is Penguin Nativity and it is available in the digital section at Whimsy! 
Here is your Copic List:
Penguin and seal Whites: YR30, E40, BV20,  with 0 blender plus R30 for blush B000, BV23 and B97 used in darker shadows of the seal
Penguin Blacks: N0, 1, 2, 3 4, 5, W8, W10
Feet and Beaks: YR30, 12, 23, 24, 57
Star: Y00, YR31, 23, 24
Snow: B0000, 000, 00, 63, 91, 32, 14, 45, V22, BV20, 23, BG70, BG90
Sky: B45
Tree: N0, 1, 2, BG93, E40, 74, 77
Manger: E55, 57, B97 (tiny bits for shadow)

I used a white coloured pencil to get the glow of light for the halo as well as a white gel pen for the stars in the sky. Also used a couple of dark blue/grey coloured pencils to deepen the shadows in the snow and at the bottom of the seal. 
The star is covered with crushed glass glitter (my fav type of glitter). 
The two papers in behind are from two different digital sets at Whimsy.  They are "Starry Night" and  "Christmas Red, Gold and Green"
The sentiment is from my digital set called, "Penguin Christmas Sentiments Set 1"
Thanks for coming by today and thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Polar Bear and Seal

Hi Everyone! Here is my newly released Polar Bear And Seal image, a red rubber at Whimsy! I coloured this entirely with Copics, and here is a partial list: 
Polar Bear fur: YR30, BV20, 23, B0000, 63, C0, 1, 2, 3, E40
Snow: B0000, BG0000, B91, 93, BV20, BG90, B63, 0 blender
Sky: B0000, 000, 00, 01
Seal greys: C1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Also used on this card is a digital sheet from my Christmas Azure paper set, and a sentiment from Penguin Christmas Sentiments Set 1, as well as the Snowflake Die from Whimsy!
Thank you so much for coming by today!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Christmas Mermaid

Hi People!  When I coloured "Christmas Mermaid", hubby Mike immediately claimed it for his Christmas card this year.  Heh-heh!
She's a digital image and I coloured her with a combination of Copics (first) and then Prismacolour Pencils overtop.  The water background is just Copics (a teeny tiny bit of white gel pen for some of the bubble highlights) and this is what I used: 
B0000, 000, 00, 60, 32, 05
BG11, 13, 01, 23, 32
I also used a ruler to make sure I kept the streaks straight!
The background paper I used is from my set of digitals at Whimsy called Snowdrops.  I like how it looked "scaley" which really went well with the fishy/mermaid theme of this Christmas card. 
I made the sentiment on my computer.  
Thank you so much for looking! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Penguin Elves at the Workshop

Hi Peeps! Here's my rendition of "Penguin Elves at the Workshop", complete with a background I made for it.  I used Copics mainly, but also a few Prismacolour pencils on some of the areas I wanted to polish.  Also used was a white gel pen for the sparkle on the hat and the snow outside the window. 
Copic list:
Penguin whites: 0 blender, R30 (blush), YR30, E40, BV20, V95, E70
Feet and beaks: YR31, 12, 14, 27, E99
Clothing Greens: FYG1, FYG2, YG01, 23, 06, 25, 67
Clothing Reds: R30, 21, 22. 14,  32,  35, 37, 39
Bauble reds: R00, 30, 21, 32, 14, 43, 46, 56
Bauble greens: G20, 02, 16, 19
Green lightbulbs: YG000, 01, FYG1, YG06
Gold lightbulbs: Y000, 13, 15, YR12, 23
Blue lightbulbs: B0000, 00, 32
window scene: 0 blender, B0000, 32, 26, 37 (plus gel pen for snowflakes)
Tree and garland greens: YG01, 03, 13, 45, BG96, 99, G28, 29, 46
Wood wall: W1, 3, 5, 6
Floor: YR30, E41, with E43, 44 in shadows
This is meant to be a picture to frame rather than a card that I hope gets used as a Christmas decoration every year. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Penguin Santa

Hi People! I have "Penguin Santa" on a card today! He's one of my latest red rubber images at Whimsy Stamps.  Also used on this card are papers from my Christmas Cool Mix digital set, and a sentiment from my Penguin Christmas Sentiments Set 1
I coloured this with Copics and then when over some areas (the bag and the white and black areas on the penguin) with Prismacolour pencils. 
Here's your list of Copic colours used:
Reds: R000, 11, 20, 21, 24, 27, 43, 46, 39, RV69, RV99
Beak and feet: YR30, 31, 12, 14, 24, 27
Penguin black: C0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
Greens: YG01, G03, 07, 28
Whites: YR30, E40, BV20, B0000
Snow: BG000, 70, 72, B00, B60, 63
Sky: B91 and then I added white gel pen for the snowflakes
Bricks: E13, 15, 17, 18
Thanks for coming by to have a look!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Penguin Fun In Fall

Hi Everyone! 
I love to walk through piles of leaves on a sunny autumn day and hear the leaves crunch under my feet.  It is one of my favourite things to do in this season.  This is "Penguin Fun In Fall", a newly released digital image at Whimsy Stamps.  I coloured this scene using Copics first, then followed up with Prismacolour Pencils. I especially enjoyed doing the texture of the bark on the tree (tree was freehand drawn and is not included in the image file).  Here is your close-up:

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Unicorn Challenge: Autumn or Halloween
Creative With Stamps: Halloween or Leaves
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything with a critter
Do Al (l) Creative: Create your own background
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying Autumn, where ever you are in the world!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Polar Bear's Christmas Tree

Hi Peeps! This is "Polar Bear's Christmas Tree", a red rubber image I did for Whimsy Stamps.  I loved making a snowy scene with my Copics! The background paper is from my digital pack, "Winter's Magic Blue".  The sentiment was also from a digital set, "Penguin Christmas Sentiments 1 Set". Here is your close-up:
And here are the Copic colours I used: 
Thanks for looking! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!

Scruffy Cat

Hi Peeps! Here's Scruffy the Cat from my "Scruffy Cat Set", a digital set with two images (one of Scruffy with the hat and one without the hat).  Background papers are from my digital paper pack, "Christmas Red, Gold and Green".  
I coloured the image using Copics and added a few Prismacolour pencils on top.  Here's the list of Copics used: 
W0, E40, YR30, BV20 on Scruffy's white paws
Grey fur: N0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Red hat: R30, 11, 21, 22, 224, 27, 43, 39
White trim on hat: B0000, E70, BG90, W0, N0BV20
For the space around Scruffy I first coloured it in with YR31, then did the Bokeh effect by dropping little drops of YR30, R00 and 0 blender repeatedly (allowing them to dry between applications) and being careful not to drop any too close to the cat. Edges of the main panel were sponged with some brown ink.
I printed the sentiment from the "Merry and Bright" digital set and then cut it out with the candy cane die (discontinued, sorry!) and then coloured in the stripes with markers and pencils. Thanks so much for looking!

Pretty Girl Happy Mail

Hi everyone! Here's a newly released digital image called, "Pretty Girl Happy Mail".  I had fun colouring her with a combination of Copics followed by Prismacolour pencils, and white gel pen for the snowflakes. The papers are from two digital packs at Whimsy: "Flourishing Blooms" and "Christmas Azure", designed by Yours Truly! The sentiment on the image panel is also a digital from my "Penguin Christmas Sentiments Set 1" and the word JOY! was stamped and embossed and is from the "Penguin Holiday Squares" set. 
Here's your close-up:
I'm entering the following challenge: 
Hope you come back again soon! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Penguin Holiday Squares

Christmas is coming! But you all knew that, right?  ;-D 
I LOVE everything Christmas, and I'm super excited about this set of stamps that was released last month.  It's called Penguin Holiday Squares.  This is just two of them - there's a third image in the set (along with sentiments) so go check it out HERE.  Plus, the sentiments it comes with are so versatile, not just to use with this set.  And I love the fonts Denise chose for them. (I draw the images, and she designs the sentiments!)
I also did the papers - yup! I designed them myself and you can get this set at Whimsy too! They're from a set called "Christmas So Soft".  I love love love using digital paper! It opens up a lot of space on the shelves by not having to store big bulky pads of paper.  Plus you don't have to "save" a sheet that you love for that "special occasion" (you know that occasion - the one that honestly never happens!) because you can reprint your favourite sheets over and over at will! No more fears of running out of your favourite one!
Also, the snowflake is an oldie but a goodie, still available at Whimsy HERE.
Here are the Copic markers I used:
Black: N1,3,5,7,9 100
Pom shades: BG90, 93, B000
Background: BG23 with B41 as a second layer on top
Penguin cheeks: 0 blender first, then R30
Penguin whites: YR30, E40, E70, Tiny bits of BV20 in the darkest places
Pink clothing: RV21, 91, 93, 95, 34, 32, and some RV0000 in the highlights
Beaks: YR30, 12, 14, 27, E74

So if you haven't started your Christmas cards yet, this set makes some really COOL cards! Hop on over to the Whimsy Store and check out all their new releases! There's something for everybody!
Stay cool!