Fairy Bear on Kraft

Hello, hello! I’m over on the Make it Crafty blog again this Wednesday featuring a card with the cutie Fairy Bear!

Fairy Bear Card

I worked some magic with Copics and some kraft cardstock. Usually I leave the pencils for kraft, but I wanted to get some Copic coloring done so challenged myself a bit. The biggest difference between the white and kraft is that the kraft is more fibrous and thus soaks up the copics differently. Once you have that in mind, you can begin working!

My Copic Color Choices:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R22
Hair: E55, E57, E59
Sweater: R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, G05, G16, G17
Pants: BV20, BV23, BV25
Wings: B00, B02
Bear: E31, E33, E35, E37, Y13, Y17, Y28

I found myself using an extra light hand while coloring Fairy Bear on kraft, which is good! I have a heavy hand so the kraft helped me to lighten up. I’m almost out of kraft cardstock, but until then I think I’ll continue practicing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also tried a different approach on coloring the light natural chipboard pieces. I used my White Wink of Stella, which I have to admit I don’t use often at all. I wasn’t sure if the chipboard pieces would actually show the white, but against the kraft they still pop – and have a little bling to them. ๐Ÿ˜€

Make it Crafty Products Used:
Fairy Bear Digi Stamp
Believe Brush Script Word Chipboard
Pretty Snowflake Chipboard Set

Neve Warm Winter Wishes

Wow, it is December already! I’ve been on the Make it Crafty blog for a month already – only one more month to go. *cry* I’m still so lucky to be able to play with the wonderful images like Neve in this card I posted on the MIC blog yesterday.

Warm Winter Wishes Card

Warm Winter Wishes Card

I stayed with my ever favorite layout, with the addition that I first placed Neve so she and the snowman would hit the lowest point. It left plenty of space for the awesome MIC digital sentiment!

Neve Digital Image

Neve Digital Image

Image: Neve Digital Stamp (Make It Crafty)
Color Copics used:

Skin: E000, E50, E53, R20
Hair: YR20, E53, E55
Dress/Bow: R81, R83, R85, R89
Hat/Scarf: E50, E51, E53
Jacket: BV20, BV23, BV25
Shoes: C5, C7, C9
Snowman scarf/hat: B000, B00, B02, E50, E51
Snowman: C0, C1, C5, C7, YR02, YR06
Shadows: BV20, BV23
Background: V000, B000, C0, C1

I did try a full-Copic background here, just in the lighter colors V000 and B000. I’m working up to trying it in the darker shades, but first I need to make sure my markers are cleaned and well juiced up before I try it. ๐Ÿ˜€ While I’m not totally in love with the background, that isn’t the focus of the card – Neve and the sentiment are, so I’m satisfied with how the card turned out. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Matilda Celebrates with Make it Crafty

Hey all! I’m over on the Make it Crafty blog again today with a gorgeous new make using Matilda Celebrates! These new Make it Crafty images are just fantastic!

http://www.makeitcrafty.com/store-blog/cas-inspiration/matilda-celebrates-with-some-coloring-tricks

I had a heck of a time coloring up this beauty, so if you hop over to the blog post you will see some tricks that I pull out when things just aren’t going to plan. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very rarely can I not salvage a colored image or card using these tricks so they are good to keep in the back of your mind.

Matilda Celebrates Digital Stamp
My Copic Choices:
Skin: E000, E21, E13, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress: R24, R27, R29, R59
Boa: C5, C7, C9
Pencils used: Carmine Red, Dark Red, Brown
Also: Clear Star Gel Pen & Wink of Stella Clear

I hope everyone stays safe this Thanksgiving weekend and don’t go cray-cray over the Black Friday Deals. I shudder to remember what it was like working at Walmart on Thanksgiving. So.Not.Pretty.

Batty Baxter and the MIC Galaxy

Hello friends. I was up on the Make it Crafty blog yesterday with this lovely card, so today it is here for you all to see. It is a lovely card using the Batty Baxter digital stamp, Scribble Star Chipboard Frame and “Believe” chipboard word. I just love the chippies!

Batty Baxter Card

I created the galaxy, which is my latest obsession, using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. It was so easy! At first I was suspect to how it would turn out, but dang it came out amazing, if I don’t say so myself. The white stars are droplets of white paint.

The Scribble Circle Stars Frame is painted a silvery metallic. I think it gives a nice backdrop to Batty Baxter. To finish it off I colored up the chippy “Believe” in cordinating copic colors and then slathered it with Wink of Stella. ๐Ÿ˜€

Batty Baxter Image

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E000, E21, E11, R20
Hair: B05, B28, B97
Blacks: C5, C7, C9
White shirt: C0, C1, C3
Purples: V04, V06, V09
Chipboard โ€œBelieveโ€: V06, V09, B28, B99

And here is a closeup of the ย “Believe” chipboard. I really love these chipboard words from Make it Crafty. They add some wonderful dimension to the card and are a great deal pricewise!

Believe Chipboard Word

A Razi Fall Card

Hello my friends. I’m over on the Make it Crafty Blog again this week with a cute, fall card using the lovely Razi Petal Sprite and Autumn Wooden Fence stamps.

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Razi is such a cute image, albeit not a fall image. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is why I took a plunge and went sepia on this card, plus I added the awesome Autumn Wooden Fence and Maple Leaf Chipboard Set! Seriously LOVE the chippies!

My layout is a bit chaotic, but so is fall! I cut out four right triangles out of a fun fall paper collection called The Fox (digital) by Meredith Cardall. Lots of Distress Inky goodness between Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain went on top, as well as some glitter gel to add some bling!

20161109_razi_closeCopics used:
E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E43

Wanna take a close look at the Maple Leaves? The new chippies are Copic friendly, which means I got to color them up with my Copics and create a sweet ombre effect! I also went over them with my Wink of Stella in clear to add some bling. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Bridgette in Love with Make it Crafty

Happy November to you all!ย Am I the only one that as we head in to the colder months I tend to want to craft more? ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe it is something about being surrounded by lovely, shiny things while it is so grey outside. I’m super lucky though that for the next two months I will be a Guest Designer for Make it Crafty, which means more craft time!

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How awesome is that?!? When I started on my Copic journey four years ago Zoe’s e-books taught me the foundation of how to use them. It took the e-books, YouTube videos and lots of color-a-longs from Some Odd Girl to get me where I am today. It really has been a great journey, so I am very honored to be a part of the Design Team for two whole months. ๐Ÿ˜€

Without further ado here is my first inspiration piece. I’m loving it!

Bridgette in Love Card

I’ve been obsessing over the awesome backgrounds the Make it Crafty gals have been sharing on Instagram, so I thought I would try my hand at the novice version of it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Some Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Crushed Concord, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Black Soot were my weapons of choice. ย It has been awhile since I’ve played with the inks so my blending took a bit to get decent enough. I’ll be trying this again and again so I’ll hone those blending skills. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course the background is only the back drop for the image, Bridgette in Love. She is a gorgeous gal, with long locks and a wicked awesome sweater.

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Here are my Copic Marker colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R22, R20
Hair: E31, E33, E35 Eyes: Y13, Y26, Y28, E59
Sweater: V01, V04, V06, V09, R81, R83, R85, R89
Hat: B95, B97, B99

I love this color combo – not so much “fall”, but more a beautiful cold, winter night color palette. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I’ll be up on the Make it Crafty blog every Wednesday for the next 8 weeks, so make sure to check me out there and leave some love!