Poppy Power Images

Hello crafty friends-today I want to share two cards with you.  One is for Father's Day which will be here soon and the other is to celebrate Spring and the many blooms that have opened in my yard creating a beautiful frame in front of my windows.

I found both my images over at Poppy Power.  Marcella Hawley is one talented lady and her stamps (rubber and digital) are simply gorgeous and I love coloring them.  

To sweeten things Rhea, of Passionate Paper Creations provides you with a coloring template to get you started.  Her work is fabulous and while I may never reach her level of coloring, I do enjoy trying to repeat her combinations.



Moving forward with my cards, I'll start with the Father's Day card.

As I mentioned earlier the image is from Poppy Power and the title is "Fly Guy".


The paper is from My Mind's Eye but due to the disarray of my paper I can't began to tell you what collection it came from. Orange and brown is one of my favorite combinations for creating masculine cards and this paper was perfect for this card.

I colored my image with copics and I mean I used a slew of them.  I added a few buttons but didn't get the effect I was going for but that's how it goes sometimes when crafting. The inside uses leftover paper from the stack but I haven't taken time to take a photo yet.

I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:

Digi Choosday Crafting- Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge -#404 Anything Goes
Cards und More - #185 Father's Day
Cardz 4 Guys - #170 Favorite Color Combo

My second card is all about the color yellow. I love this image and had lots of fun coloring it.


This image is called "Dancing Daffodils" and I colored it with almost 15 different copic markers.

I used the Sizzix pierced ovals to cut out the image and then adhered it to Spellbinders Floral Oval die-cut.  

I used paper from the "Park-bench" collection by Fancy Pants. I thought the yellow with grey/gray accents was perfect for my daffodils.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Whoopsie Daisy - Tic Tac Toe
Crafting from the Heart - #161 ATG
Artistic Inspirations - #180 Flower Theme
Die Cutting Divas - #319 ATG
Create and Makes - #12 ATG/Use Yellow

Well my crafty friends, this is all I have for tonight.


Thanks for stopping by
Sending hugs from Texas
~Lesia


Spectrum Noir Practice

Hello Everyone!  I have been trying to live up to my resolution to use what I have in my stash (especially paper) and to try new techniques although my passion is coloring with copics and making cards. I am hoping that learning new techniques will only widen my horizon for what I already love and that I will be able to incorporate my new techniques into my cards and other projects. 

I've been playing with my coloring media..copic, spectrum noir, pro markers, distress markers, aqua markers, and etc.  Below are two examples of what my coloring with spectrum noir looks like.  I am not as comfortable with any other marker as I am with copic markers but I am trying.

The good news is I didn't buy anything extra to create these cards..in fact I used scraps that I tend to hoard (can't throw anything away).  I was very pleased that I was able to do that.  Being retired means I've had to make some adjustments on the way I manage both my time and my funds.

Okay I am going to move forward and share with you my cards.
Card 1

Card 2

Both cards uses digi images that I have on a CD and I can't begin to tell you anything about them. The papers are from different collections by My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey.  I think card 1 was made using papers from Basic Grey "Olivia" and card 2 used papers from MME "Sunshine".

The image on each card was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and in some areas I used Prismacolor Pencils to darken the shadows.

The inside of each card used scrap papers leftover from the same paper collection I used on the front of the card.

I hope to enter the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination - #128 ATG (5/25)(MM53)
Creative Moments - #118 ATG/No Twist (5/28)(MM42)
Crafty Creations - #341 ATG (5/23)(MM171)
Crafty Girls - #36 ATG (5/30)(MM167)
Crafting With Attitude - #27 ATG (MM194)
Aud Sentiments - #180 ATG/A Sentiment (MM51)

Thanks for stopping by!
Sending Hugs from Texas
Lesia

Crayon Time

Hi all!  I am so excited because I recently got Tim Holtz's crayon markers and began to play with them.  They are very similar to Gelatos and yet there are differences between them.  I decided to see how other crafters were applying them to their projects and after much review I had enough information to create the two cards below.

This media is definitely one that I will need to practice with because I am so NOT accustomed to working with pigment inks.  Anyway here are my first attempts at creating backgrounds using Tim Holtz crayons.
Card 1

To create this first card I used Set 1 or "Brights" to color my background.  I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock cut at 5 x 4.  

Next I started adding color to the cardstock using the crayons in the order they were packed. Once that was completed, using my fingers as my tool I began to blend the colors. 
I placed a droplet of water on my craft sheet to keep my fingertips wet as I blended my background. The crayons blended really well and they do create new colors when they overlap which I discovered quite quickly.  

While the background was drying I started working on the rest of the card.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the band and both a circle punch and a scalloped circle punch to create the greeting. The words were stamped and then cut with a border using my Brother Scan 'N' Cut. Lastly I added a few pearls and completed the inside to match.

Card 2 

My second card was an attempt to use the resist technique with the crayons.  First I taped down my cardstock and then laid a stencil over it.  Using my crayons I lightly dabbed/colored the stencil randomly being careful not to move the stencil. Then without any water I used my fingers to finish blending the crayons into the stencil.

Next I removed the stencil and allowed the coloring to dry. Once the first part of my background was dry I moved on to inking the cardstock using distress ink "tumbled glass" covering the entire piece of cardstock and the crayon resisted the ink...pretty darn cool!

I cut the cardstock at a slant to allow for my greeting which I popped up to add dimension. Lastly I added a few stars that I cut and layered using Quick Kutz "Nesting Starburst" dies. My final step was to complete the inside using left-over scraps and a few extra stars.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Crafty Addicts - #36 ATG/Die-cuts (6/3)(MM152)
Inspiration Destination - #128 ATG (5/30)(MM39)
Fab n Funky - #351 Create Background (5/22) (MM19)
Creative Moments - #118 ATG/No Twist (5/28)(MM42)
Crafty Creations - #341 ATG (5/23)(MM151)
Crafty Girls - #36 ATG (5/30)(MM152)
Crafting With Attitude - #27 ATG (5/24) (MM175)
Aud Sentiments - #180 ATG/Sentiment (5/30)(MM11)


Thanks for stopping by!
Sending Hugs from Texas
Lesia



Take the Wheel

Hello y'all.  The flowers in my flowerbed are starting to add colors of yellow, purple and blue all around my patio and along the front of my home, so I decided to create a card to reflect my beautiful blooms and my belief in the resurrection of Jesus.  I truly believe that if we trust in God and allow him to take the wheel he will guide our lives through the ups and the downs.  

Hope this card will inspire and encourage you or simply bring a smile to your face.


The image is from Gracielle Design and if you haven't visited her shop please do. Her work is amazing!  I won two of her designs in a previous challenge and am so glad I found her.

The paper is from Maja Designs but I can't seem to remember the name of the collection.  I colored my image with Copics and used Distress Inks on the edges.

I added a few Recollection flowers, used a Fiskar punch to add some corners and the white dots I did with a gel pen. Lastly I added stickles to the flowers and used a flag die to cut the greeting which was also courtesy of Gracielle Designs.

The inside is clean, simple and plain using scraps from the same paper collection.  The personal message space was created using Spellbinder dies and Martha Stewart punches.

That's all I have for this post and would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Great Impressions - April Showers Bring May Flowers (4/30)(MM13)
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes (4/29)(MM90)
Dare2BArtzy - Anything Goes (5/6)(MM51)
613 Avenue Create - #196 Anything Goes/Spring (5/6)(MM222)


Thanks for stopping by 
and I hope you will visit again soon.

Sending Hugs From Texas
~Lesia


Easter Wishes 2

Hello, I'm back again to share another card I made to celebrate the coming of Easter.  Keeping with my resolution to use paper from my stash, you may notice a similarity between my last image/post and this one.  I am still using this particular paper pad from MME because I love the yellows and browns in some of the paper designs.

I've also been trying out different cutting ideas using my Brother.  The die cuts on my card were cut using my Brother and my Sizzix, but its hard to tell which die was cut with what machine.  There is so much you can do with the Brother "Scan n Cut" and I am trying out everything that pops in my head, but for now its on to sharing my little card.




I just love this image.  It reminded me of my youngest grandbaby carrying her rag doll along with a basket of clothes and other stuff for the doll.  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Easter (4/23) (MM12)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (4/18) (MM19)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes (4/9) (MM46)
Cards and More - Easter (4/9)(MM39)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (4/11) (MM169)
Creative Moments - #115 ATG/Easter (4/16) (MM17)
Crafty Gals Corner - #117 3 Layers (4/10)(MM13)
Crafty Creations - #338 Anything Goes (4/11)(MM192)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (4/25)(MM15)
Addicted to Stamps - #236 Anything Goes (4/10)(22)

Supplies used to create this card follows:
Image: Mo Manning "Easter Lahra"
Paper: MME "Sunshine" and Paper Studio Cardstock
Dies: SB Fancy Tags and Brother Scan n Cut
Inks: Copics and Distress Inks
Other: Brads, Pearls and Buttons from my stash

Thanks for stopping by 
and I hope you will visit again soon.

Sending Hugs From Texas
~Lesia

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