Sunday, October 11, 2015

Defend the Castle

Knight Reggie
Lacy Sunshine
Introducing Knight Reggie by Lacy Sunshine, our current sponsor of the challenge at Crafting from the Heart. Isn't he adorable? Knight Reggie comes with a wall behind him, but since I was using a whole castle, the wall wasn't needed.

Knight Reggie was colored with Prismacolor Pencils, Gelly Roll Pens and a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker. I merged the colored image with pieces from several digikits in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I hope my work will inspire you to join the challenge at Crafting From the Heart, where anything goes.
 This card was entered in the following challenge:

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Autumn Winds

Autumn Winds Rory
Lacy Sunshine
Introducing Autumn Winds Rory an image by our current sponsor at Simply Papercraft. The image designed by Lacy Sunshine is colored using Faber-Castell Polychromos and merged with parts from the Craftcapes Autumn Country digikit in Craft Artist 2.

I hope my card will inspire you to share your work at Simply Papercraft, where anything goes.
This card was entered in the following challenge:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Design for the Mari Digi Challenge #007

I worked on this gorgeous young lady in this card above to participate in the challenge #007-blog sketch Mari Digi Challenge

The purpose of the challenge is to follow this sketch:
The sketch is a guide to inspire and from it, you can make small changes. The lovely stamp was colored using Faber-Castell Polychromos. The colored image was then put in the Craft Artist 2 program where I merged it with  number of bits and pieces from digikits using the sketch as my guide. 

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did designing it and following the sketch.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Dress for Success

Snowy Hipster
SLS Lines
The current sponsor of A Snowflakes Promise is SLS Lines. I chose Snowy Hipster for the image on my inspirational card, which I colored using Coloursoft Pencils and a Gelly roll metallic pen. The colored image was merged with a background made from parts of the Craftscapes Manhattan Winter digikit in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I hope my card will help to interest you in participating in the challenge at A Snowflakes Promise where the themes are winter or the holiday season.

What's Your Style?

For fun because I love coloring with my Faber-Castell Polychromos, I decided to find a couple of images from different artist and from different eras. Here's a girl from the 1960s by Mari Digis. Did you wear your hair in the flip or put on a full skirt and heels?

This is a colorful punk girl by Lemon Shortbread. Besides Polychomos, she has jewelry colored with metallic Gelly Roll pens. When was the last time you wore striped tights and tennis shoes with a skirt?

Just a fun look at art, style and fashion's ever changing journey!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Crafter's Introduction to Watercolor Pencils

I have a small set of 8 Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. They are just enough to give you an introduction to the art of watercolor pencils.

Additional Materials:
Water container
Water brush
White card stock
Solid colored card stock
Print card stock
Craft glue
Card base

1) Print a floral image on card stock. I used a flower from the Bloom and Grow set designed by DeeDee's Digis.
2) Beginning in the flower center color in the spaces using an oval motion. Overlap slightly as you cover the surface. Use a light to medium pressure on the pencil depending on how intense you want the color. Colors furthest away or coming from under the edge will be darkest. Placing one color above the other will blend with water, such as the orange and yellow. To lighten the leaves, I dragged the color and wiped my water brush across the yellow pencil point. The black was placed on the center after the blue was dry, so it would not blend.

3) Cute around the flower leaving a small white border.

4) Glue to a print card stock.
5) Cut around the flower leaving a print border.

6) Glue solid card stock to white card base.
7) Glue flower to card.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Snow Magic AKA Frosty the Snowman


Poppyseed is the current sponsor for the Crafting With an Attitude challenge. For my inspirational design team card, I chose the Snow Magic image.

Snow Magic or AKA Frosty was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and metallic Gelly Rooll pens. Frosty was merged with a background from the Craftscapes Manhattan Winter digikit in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I hope you are inspired by my card to share your creation at Crafting With an Attitude, where anything goes.