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!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

So Thankful For You

Welcome back to my blog!  Today I am sharing another beautiful image from KLM Digital Designs.  This is Nesting Bird that I printed on to  Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored with Copic sketch markers and Prismacolor pencils.  After fussy cutting the image I then placed it on the card front that was made with burlap paper, a Memory Box die, and a MFT sentiment.  

Card Recipe 
Leaves - BG93, BG96, BG99
Berries - B63, B69
Light part of bird - E30, E31, E34, PC941 Light Umber
Red Breast - E04, E08
Dark part of bird - E35, E37, E39, PC1082 
Beak - E44, E47, E43
Flowers - Y11, Y13, Y17, E97, E99, E18
PC938 White for highlights