Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Penguin and Reindeer Friends

Hello everyone! How are you all doing!? I have another Christmas card to share today, this one with my rubber image, "Penguin and Reindeer Friends" from Whimsy Stamps. I coloured it with a combination of Copics and prismacolour pencils on the image, and just Copics on the background/ground/trees. 
The two designer papers are from two of my sets at Whimsy: Christmas Red Gold and Green, and I Dream In Christmas. 
Also used on this card is some gorgeous and fun to use Chipboard by Make It Crafty, and also available at Whimsy Stamps!
I used some glitter glue and some crushed glass glitter on the bells.  Looks a little but much in the photo, but more subtle and sparkly in real life (isn't that the card crafter's bane - trying to photograph glitter!)
Thanks for looking! 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Seal In Water

I think I found a new passion.  Shaker cards.  GWASH! I love making them! For this one I used my new digital image, "Seal In Water".  I coloured it with Copics and sponged some blue inks around the outer edges.  I made the snowflake paper with a gorgeous Snow Flurry stamp from Whimsy Stamps. I stamped in white ink and embossed with white powder. The poinsettia is also a Whimsy product, "Build A Poinsettia".  The Sentiment is from the new clear set, "Christmas Tidings".  I filled in the shaker part with a few little sparkly stars, and a spoonful of crushed glass glitter.  Hint: use a clean un-used dryer sheet and put all the stuff for the shaker part into it, and massage it with the dryer sheet.  Or else it sticks to the acetate and doesn't even fall down to the bottom.  Jussaying! Thanks for looking!

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!