Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Happy April Fool's Day

A new month, a new card to share with everyone, featuring a wonderful digital image from KLM Designs!!  This is a new image and is part of the newest release - Woman Farmer Gnome!  Even the sentiment is from KLM Designs!


I colored the image with Inktense pencils, then fussy cut it out and popped it up on the card base.  I printed out the sentiment on smooth white cardstock, then used Distress inks and My Favorite Things stencils to create the clouds and hill.  The cows are cut with the First Edition Farmyard dies!  

Card Recipe 
Distress Inks - Blueprint Sketch, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn
MFT Stencils - Clouds and Hills
Inktense pencils 
Overalls - Sienna Gold 0240, Willow 1900
Skin - Baked Earth 1800
Shovel, Clip on overalls - Payne's Grey 2110
Shovel handle - Tan 1720
Boots - Fern 1560, Light Olive 1540
Hair - Bark - 2000
Shirt, hair band - Deep Indigo 1100



Sunday, March 1, 2020

A New Chapter Begins

Good morning from snowy British Columbia, Canada, and welcome back to my blog!!!  Yes we still have lots of snow here, it has been the snowiest year in recent history - 374 cm of snow fell on the Kootenay Pass in January alone!!!  It will take awhile for it all to melt!

I have exciting news to share!!  I am joining the KLM Designs Emporium Design Team in April and am so thrilled to be part of their team.  I found there digital images just a short time ago, and just had to color up one of the adorable gnomes - and this card is what started it all!!!


Isn't he just the cutest thing!  This is Handyman Gnome that is printed on Copic Xpress It cardstock and colored with Copics, with just a hint of white Prismacolor pencil for the highlights.  The awesome sentiment is from an older Technique Tuesday set, and the Tools Frame die is from Find It.  

I can't wait to showcase more of KLM's wonderful images, so stayed tuned!


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Our Love is Written in the Stars

Good morning everyone!  It's been awhile since I last posted, and today is an extra special day - I am the guest designer at SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps on Facebook.  This is for challenge #42 Anything Goes with a optional twist of "I Love.....".  Anyone you knows me knows I adore penguin images, so how could I not color up the adorable "Cool Couple" which can be purchased here.


I printed the image onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored it with Copic markers and Prismacolor Pencils.  After the coloring was done I fussy cut the image.  For the background I used the following Ranger Distress Oxides to blend the perfect sky - Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry, and Festive Berries.  The constellations in the sky, which are embossed in white,  and the sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn stamp set - Upon a Star.

Card Recipe
Black - N5, N8, N10       PC935 Black
White of faces - N0, N2, 0 Colorless Blender
Beaks, feet - Y32, YR23
Green for scarf - BG23, BG15, BG49     PC105 Cobalt Turquoise
Pink for scarf - RV04, RV17, RV19      PC995 Mulberry
Blue earmuffs - B12, B14, B16      PC906 Copenhagen Blue
Snow - YR0000, V000, B0000, 0 Colorless Blender
PC938 White for highlights


 Please visit the SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps Facebook page and join in the fun of participating in the challenges!




Thursday, August 1, 2019

Some New Cards

Just a few cards I have recently finished!  These are all colored with just Copic Sketch Markers!

 A little Stamping Bella Christmas Gnome enjoying a home brew!

 Who could resist this cutie driving his favortie vehicle!

Fairy sweet image from Penny Black stamps - image was drawn by Mo Manning!

An another adorable animal from Stamping Bella!

My Favorite Things animal selfies are so funny!

Wouldn't be a post without including at least one Whipper Snapper Designs image!

And last but not least the ever adorable penguin from Whimsy Stamp artist Crissy Armstrong!  This card was selected to be one of three cards featured in Whimsy Stamps Sunday Spotlight on August 4, 2019!!




Friday, July 19, 2019

Overflowing Wishes

A card with a twist today.  The image is meant to represent a cup of coffee with a gnome in it, but I made his hat into a Santa hat by adding Polar White Flower Soft to the brim and added a pompom, as well as adding red berries to the mug design.  Double duty for this stamp!!!  The image is colored with Copics, and I finished off the card with a sentiment from Stampendous.



Sunday, July 14, 2019

Llama tell you.....

Who doesn't think that llama's are adorable?!!!  I love all of the new images that feature these adorable animals, and I just had to color one up.


The image is Oddball Llama from Stamping Bella, and the sentiment is from Gerda Steiner Designs.  This was a nice simple card to color - just seven colors of Copics and a touch of white Prismacolor pencil on the fur.  Simple but so darn cute!!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Baby Fairy Wishes

What could be cuter than a little fairy holding a ladybug!  This adorable image is from Mo;s Digital Pencil and is part of a set of three baby fairies.  I have colored the image with Copic markers,  highlighted the details of the wings with a silver gel pen, and then added clear Wink of Stella to the wings.  A older sentiment from Whimsy Stamps, and a few green Viva Decor pearls finish the card front.