Monday, August 31, 2015

A Manhattan Winter


Little Siannie Christmas
 Stitchy bear

Good morning, there is a new challenge, which begins today at Creative Lady Birds. To follow this theme you will pick one item from ea
We are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear, where you can find many lovely and fun images to choose from.
For my design team inspiration card, I chose Little Siannie Christmas Stamp. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and merged it with a New York City background from the Manhattan Winter Digikit in the Craft Artist 2 program.
I hope my work on this card will interest you in sharing your work in the Creative LadyBirds challenge.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Those Poodle Skirt Days

Poodle Skirt
Karleigh Sue


Here we go back to the 50s today! Did you own a poodle skirt back n the day? I didn't then, but I have three now! I've worn them as costumes for special events here in Florida.

Poodle Skirt was designed by Karleigh Sue, our current sponsor at Artistic Inspirations. The image was adorable and brought back recent memories, so that I just had to pick her for my design team card.

Poodle Skirt is standing in the inside of Georgie's Diner in St. Augustine, Florida. This is a color sketch background by my husband Sandy. Poodle Skirt was colored using Polychromos Pencils by Faber-Castell. The image and background were merged in the Craft Artist 2 program.

My second card uses the same image, but I combined it with various graphic elements in the Craft Artist 2 program.

Santa and Audrey

Santa and Audrey
The Stamping Boutique

Summer Laundry Line
Well, I know it's early (like 4 months early), but Audrey just had to sit on Santa's lap. Knowing there is a Christmas shop on St. George Street, in St. Augustine, Florida, we made the trip. But it's August, what was Audrey thinking when she decided to wear those heavy clothes?

Santa and Audrey is a lovely digital image designed by The Stamping Boutique, our current sponsor at Crafting from the Heart.

Santa and Audrey were colored in Prismacolor Pencils and blender marker. I used the Craft Artist 2 program to merge that image with bits and pieces from the My Craft Studio, Setting the Scene Store Fronts program. Following printing the merged image, I used a few metallic Gelly Roll pens to put some glitz on the composition.

Now the second card is more like where I live, minus the cabanas, but a crafter can dream...right! The Summer Laundry Line is also a digital stamp by The Stamping Boutique and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and then merged with assorted pieces from digikits in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I hope you enjoyed Audrey's visit with Santa and the cabanas on the beach and decided to join the challenge over at Crafting from the Heart. This is an anything goes challenge. Sponsor The Stamping Boutique.

Daisy Elf Shadow Box

Daisy Elf was a free digital image offered by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff for Stamps by Aurora Wings. I printed the image on watercolor paper and colored first with Prismacolor Pencils and then followed with Inktense Pencils and water. I enlarged the colored image and printed it twice. First I cut the whole image out and then just Daisy Elf. I added small soft pads for the 3D effect between the 2 images. I used those soft pads to mount the 3D image to the top of a pretty 8x10" floral print. The picture is mounted in an 8x10" shadow box frame.
I am submitting this dimensional shadow box picture for the Aurora Wings Showcase.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pink Christmas



Pink Christmas



DeeDee's Digis



It's really fun to play with Christmas images. Living in Florida gives me the opportunity to use some not so traditional ones too!

Don't you love the pink flamingos and the palm trees of the 50s?

DeeDee's Digis is the current sponsor at Simply Papercraft. Their Pink Christmas was the choice I made for my design team card. When I saw their adorable little flamingo along with a lit up palm tree, that was it. The set includes a number of elements including 2 images in color and 3 sentiments.

I used the 2 colored images to merge into  scene I crafted from various digikit in the Craft Artist 2 program.

Come and share your talents with us at Simply Papercraft, where anything goes.
Sponsor DeeDee's Digis.

Cool Ritchie

For the new Anything Goes challenge at digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com, I used Cool Ritchie for my image by Cute as aButton! He was colored using Prismacolor Pencils. Here he is rocking his way to school with a background by Digital Delights and other bits from digikits in the Craft Artist 2 program.
 I am entering him in the challenge at: http://digitaldelightsbyloubylootips.blogspot.com/


Monday, August 24, 2015

A St. Augustine Xmas Card

The Stamping Boutique

Stamping Boutique

Good morning, there is a new challenge, which begins today at A Snowflakes Promise.

We are being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique, where you can find many lovely and fun images to choose from.

 For my design team inspiration card, I chose Little Audrey Christmas Presents. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and merged it with a background created by my husband Sandy Brooke using the Craft Artist 2 program.
I hope my work on this card will interest you in sharing your work in the A SnowflakesPromise, where the challenge is for holiday cards.