Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ms. May I? Brought to you by the letter P

It is that time again!Time for the monthly pin up challenge. Ms. May has proposed a game of tic-tac-toe.  She asked that we use three items in a row from the following board. Across, Down or Diagnoally.
I chose to use Bombshell Angel, Dress her up in a slinky evening gown, and add a lot o bling (surprise surprise). Since she needed to be very elegant and all I chose to go with the Pearls, Purple and Pins.

She is colored up with E50, 51, 53 for her showing off the skin parts. The dress is V20, 22, 25 and 28. Her hair started with a layer of Y21, and had E23, 25, 27 colored over it. The blacks are C3,5,7,9.  I used the Banner Sayings blank banner, and wrote with a copic multiliner the Best Wishes.

This card was made for a co-worker - - well by the time you read this - - an ex-co-worker. He was a great guy, a really hard worker, and a ton of fun to be around. He got another job and we will miss him a lot. He is very into fashion and every time I color up one of these ladies I think of him... especially Girls Ruin with the shoes. :-) I never knew what a Louboutin shoe was before him. Now I know they have red bottoms, can be pretty scary looking and more expensive than most people can afford. :-)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great week and please join us over at Bombshell for a chance to win some free rubber!!!!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Quick Card from Today

I was going to have a pic of my mothers day card to my mom. Sadly - I did not take a photo of it!!!!!! So here is a card I colored up earlier today.

I colored this up in about 20 minutes. I was SHOCKED. It took me longer to make the rest of the card then it did to color it which is scary, because it is a really simple card.

The stamp is a StampScapes Old Mill. I colored it up with B91 for the sky, BG72, 75, 78 for the water, YG61, 63, 67 for the grass, W1, 3, 4, 6 for the rocks and E04, 07 for the barns. The trees are G82, 85 and E74, 77. Once I had it colored, I cut it out with a Nestie, and then cut out the next size up out of white. While it was still in the Nestie I airbrushed it with black. (Despite scrubbing with alcohol I still have leftover black on my fingers to prove it.) 

I stamped a simple sentiment from Flourishes on the black background and then added the pearls.

Thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cheery Cherry Sketch

This months sketch by Kathi was really pretty, and I didn't even switch it around. And I had so much fun with blingy bling....

Kathi's sketch is :
512.jpgSee... I didn't change it much at all!!!!!, not even a little flip.

I used Cherry Bomb and colored her all up with cheery cherry red. R22, 24, 27, 29, 59.

Her skin is E50, 51, 53 and her hair is shades of C to make it black.

The sentiment is from Rose's Portrait.

Check out the sketch challenge this month over on the Bombshell Stamps Blog, and if you enter you might even win some stamps. Ooooooooo.... I know I love to win stamps! Doesn't everyone?

Have a great rest of the week. See you again soon!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mermaid Mist and Mystery

I'll tell you a tale of the bottomless blue
And it's hey to the starboard, heave-ho
Look out, lad, a mermaid be waiting for you
In mysterious fathoms below

Every time I see this lovely lady I think of the Little Mermaid. I just got her in the other day and inked her up and colored her in, and of course she ended up with Ariel ish hair - although this is a little more orangey red. Although she is obdiously on the anchor of the ship or the prow... I still think of Mermaids encompassed in mist and mystery. When I originally chose the ribbon for the bow and the placement, I wasn't thinking about how this gave a little bit of mystery to the mermaid, but I love how it turned out. You can still see her through the sheer ribbon, and yet it shrouds her a little too.

I love my Nesties, but sometimes it is not big enough. I tend to use larger images, and need the largest nestie to cut the image itself out. To solve that sometimes - I tape down the Nestie and trace the outside of it with a pen or pencil on the wrong side of the cardstock I want to use. I then do the fussy cutting and cut it out to allow for layers. So, even though it is not a simple twist and crank, it is still fairly simple.


Stamps - Bombshell Stamps
Mermaid Anchor - mermaid
Ahoy Sailor - sentiment

skin - E0000, 000, 00, R20
Hair and Flower - YR21, R02, 05, E07
Leaves - G14, 16, 28
Anchor - BV20, 23, C5
Legs / fins - YG11 - all over, BG11, 13, 15, 18 faded in for the blue green
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you stop by again soon!!!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Be Inspired by your home!

So Flourishes Release Week challenge is to be inspired by something in your home. Ok... so here is the deal - to be inspired by our home right now ... well that would involve lots of dirty clothes... or clean clothes in piles. Or books and crafty stuff laying everywhere... and I have no Flourishes stamps that would allow me to do this. :-)

On the other hand - I have lots of clover in my yard... and a few dandelions. Now... to let you know, in case you don't, Clover when mowed makes a REALLY pretty yard. I am standing behind that story. Forever!

I have the clover stamps, but I wanted something that truly expressed many of the weeds  uh... beautiful flowers... in my yard.

I colored the flowers up. I decided that the daisy looking flowers looked like the dandelions in my yard, and the clover with the clover blooms... Then we also have this ivy in the front yard with really pretty purple flowers. So that was the inspiration. :-)

See - this is my backyard... From a distance, the clover looks really pretty. A beautiful green lawn.  Close up.... welll..... clover. :-) At least the white flowers go with the green very well.
Copic Colors used: B000 for the white flowers, Y13, 15, 17 for the yellow, G12, 14, 16 for the clover leaves, V12, 15 for the purple flowers, Y04, 08 for the bees. G21, 24, 28 and YG23, 25 for some of the leaves.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Two little matching girls

So, in my continuation of trying to improve on color matching, I chose the image and the paper again. Then I chose the colors of Copics to match. I really like how it turned out for the most part. The biggest problem I had with this was the BG colors on the pants. This was stamped on thicker paper than I am used to, and the BG72 and 75 were kind of gummy on it. So that was a little hard to deal with.

Also, I SOOOOOooooo need a thin - like REALLY thin white pen. I have several gel pens, and while they are great on the dots, they aren't good with lines... they aren't thin enough and since they are rollerballs, they can leave a valley in the white line. I have copic opaque white and can use that with a paint brush, but it doesn't seem to have as much control as a marker. They can make everything else, why not a copic opaque white multiliner? Is that too much to ask for? Come on !!! Please... I am really meaning this, cuz the options out there are horrid.

The colors used are YG11, 13, 17 for the greens. R05, 08, E07 for the reds. The blue jeans were BG70, 72, 75, 78. The blond hair is Y11, 23, 26, 28. Her skin is YR0000, YR000 and R0000 and R00.  And of course the white is white... gel pen... not multiliner... cuz those don't exist.  See rant above.

Have a great day. Hope to see you back here soon.

Oh and 2 more days, three more sleeps til I get to go see the Avengers. YAY!