Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Gnomes Love Pets

Good afternoon!  It's a perfect day to stay inside to avoid the smoke that has descended on us here in southern British Columbia.  It is so bad that Canada Post has halted all deliveries of mail!!  I feel so bad for everyone dealing with the fires in western states!!  Stay safe everyone!!
Today's card is another adorable image from KLM Digital Designs - Gnomes and Pets!  I printed the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock, colored with Copics, and then fussy cut it out.  The background was created with a paw print stencil from my stash, and the following Distress Oxide inks - Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, and Rusty Hinge.  

Card Recipe
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Shirt - G40, G43, G46
Cat - W4, W7, W10, inside of ears E04, eyes G46
Dog - E33, E35, E37, eyes B24,  nose E49
Hat - E50,  E51, E53
Beard - C1, C3
Shoes - E39, E29
Ground - C3

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Wolly Hope...

I love the images from KLM Digital Designs, and this sweet little sheep is definitely top of the list.  How can you resist the sheep and the awesome sentiment!  I printed the image on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored with Copic sketch markers.  Double matting tied the colors of the sheep together to make this card.

Card Recipe 
Black - N10, N5
Eyes - B12, B16
Tongue - E04
Grass - G85
Wool - B0000, C1

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Happy Birthday Champ

KLM Digital Designs is known for their adorable Gnomes, but did you know that they also have other designs!  This is just one of the newest designs available today in the store - Basketball Player.  I printed the image onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored it with Copic markers.  The sentiment is also a part of the stamp set, so it was easy to merge the two into one image.  I kept the card clean and simple, and it would be a perfect card for the special teenager in your life!

Card Recipe
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Green Trim - G09, G19
Blue - B14, B16, B18
Basketball - YR15, YR18, YR27    
Dots on basketball - E99
Hair - N5, N7, N10

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Thank You to Firefighters Everywhere

This post is to salute the firefighters around the world who battle all types of fire.  Living in the beautiful Kootenay's of British Columbia, every summer we seem to be surrounded by forest fires, and this year is proving a little too close to home.  Just a short 15 kilometres away we have the Talbot Creek fire raging - close to 300 hectares have been lost and the fight continues.  Some days we have smoke and the smell of the fires, others are not too bad.  
My card today features another gnome from KLM Digital Designs - Fireman #2 Gnome!!  I printed the image onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, colored with Copics, and then fussy cut the image out.  The card front was created on watercolor paper with the use of Color Bursts and Liquid Metals from Ken Oliver.  The sentiment was one I created on my computer.

Card Recipe 
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Beard - W1, W3, W5
Axe Head - C0, C2, C5
Badge on Helmet - Y26
Outfit - E31, E34, E35
Axe Handle - E43, E47
Red - R24, R27, R39\
Black - N4, N7, N10
Color Bursts - Yellow Ochre, Orange, Alizarin Crimson
Liquid Metal - Iron Oxide

Monday, August 24, 2020

True Friends

Welcome to my sharing another adorable image from KLM Digital Designs!  This is Friends With Nature digital stamp, that includes this sentiment plus two more!  I have colored the image with Copic sketch markers, then fussy cut it.  The card front was done with Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides inks, to which I added an older Memory Box die, and then the image.

Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B91
Shirt - E84, E87, E89
Bird - E08, E33, E35, E37
Hair - YR24, E25, E99
Shoes - R22, R24, R27
Whites on runners - C2

Sunday, August 16, 2020

One Hell of a Time

Ok, I colored this image almost a year ago, and then couldn't figure out how to get the entire image onto a card front!! So it sat in my to do pile until two days ago, then I bit the bullet and scored it to make it into the interior of the card! So nervous that it wouldn't work but....ta da, here it is in all it's glory!!!

This fantastic image is Mel's Angel from Pink Ink Designs.  I stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copics, with just a touch of a white Prismacolor pencil added to the highlights.  The sentiment and the logo on the front of the card were both embossed with silver, and some silver Viva Decor pearl pen was used to fill in the heart.  I absolutely love the finished product!!

Cupcakes Anyone?

We are headed into another heat wave - it was 29C at 11 am today, so we know its gonna be a scorcher.  They are predicating a few more days of this beautiful sunny weather, so I'll be inside coloring to get away from the heat!
Today's card features another adorable gnome from KLM Digital Designs - this is Cupcake Gnome!!  I colored the image with Copics, added some sparkle to the cupcake with clear Wink of Stella, then fussy cut it.  I created the background by carefully sprinkling a few dots of six different colors of Color Burst to a sheet of watercolor paper, then I used a water brush to spread the color out.  The sentiment die is from My Favorite Things.

Color map for the Gnome
Yellow - Y13, Y19
Red - R24, R29
Orange - YR04, YR09
Green - G02, G05, G09
Blue - B21, B23, B26
Violet - V06, V09
Brown - E74, E77, E79
Cupcake Liner - Y23, Y26, Y28

Have a great day, and take time to enjoy any cupcakes that come your way!!!