Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dragon Potion

Good morning!!  It is Wednesday.. we are halfway through the week! Yippee!! I have so much to do this week. I'm working to get it all done. We will see how it goes today. If I can get the majority of it done today I will be in good shape! That is is this week.. work work work. I'm trying to craft at night. I'll be coloring tonight. Last night I was able to finish a card I'd been working on for the last couple of days. That is what I am sharing today. This weekend it is races... I can't wait until the weekend. Racing and Crafting... it can't get much better than that.

Here is my card for today:

This is Dragon's Tear from The East Wind. The image is colored with my Copic Markers and I also used Chalk Ola Chalk Markers. I've done a small amount of layering on this image to give it more of a 3D look that he is wrapping himself around the bottle. I've used this image for the Texture challenge at The East Wind Challenge Blog. For texture I've done a couple of things.. I've layered the bottle with Diamond Glaze, I've distressed the edges of the patterned paper, I've added stitching. Not your normal way of adding texture I guess, but I think it definitely added texture. I created the Sentiment and added black, white and purple Chalk Ola dots around the sentiment, in the potion and on the black paper on the outside and the inside. I also added clear Wink of Stella over the potion. Under the Diamond Glaze it adds a bit of sparkle. All of the papers are scraps. I think I've finished up some of my Halloween scraps that I love so much!! The Bump In The Night is a sticker.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Green: G12, G14, G16, G19, G29
  • Potion: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
  • Red: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sparkly Floral ATC

Good afternoon!!  I'm off to the movies with my husband! We don't get to go out too much on dates so it is alway so nice when we can! A nice lunch and a movie! I can't ask for anything more :)  I always LOVE spending time with my husband! This weekend we will be at home for a full weekend of racing.. motorcycles and Bathurst 1000. So, there will be no going out this weekend! After this past weekend though... I'm looking forward to a weekend at home!

Here is an ATC:

For this one I have used a freebie from A Day For Daisies. I've used a lot of different colors of glitter keeping with the purple and pink colors with a touch of gold. I used a stencil on the background with some texture and then sprayed with different mists. The hearts were colored with my copic markers. Glitter and paint... a true mixed media creation! :D  I had fun with it.


Sassy Halloween Witch

Good morning everyone!! It seems to be clearing up a bit over here in Georgia. I spent the entire weekend out in the rain trying to keep as dry as I could as I watched the girls playing Lacrosse. They did really well! They came in 2nd place.. only losing to the one team twice.. in regular play and then in the final. It was good to see them winning. Now it is Monday once again and time to get back in the routine of things. I'm still feel wet to the bone LOL  Too much wet! And exhausted! Have a great Monday everyone!!

Here is my card for today:

I've used a Sassy Studio image for this card. I've colored her with Copic Markers and I've done a small bit of layering. I added some Wink of Stella to her white on her dress and her hat buckle. Behind her I have created that rectangle with different shades of Distress ink, some water splatter and some spritz spattered as well. The rectangle is a My Favorite Things die. I've added some inking around the edges of the white paper and some stitching around the edges. The papers are all scraps. I stamped the Happy Halloween and added 3 Candi to the corner of the rectangle to keep with the color theme. I added a bit of stitching to the inside and 3 additional Candi.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Dress and Hat Belt: B34, B37, B39
  • Hat and Boots: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Broom: E35, E37, E47, C00, C1, C3
  • Hair: YR000, YR02, YR04, YR07, E15

Saturday, October 3, 2015

GDT at My Sheri Crafts

Good morning everyone! I have a busy day ahead of me. I'm hoping to get a little bit of crafting done this morning, but this afternoon we will be at the Lacrosse Tournament. She has a lot of games with her last one starting at 8:30 pm. I'm not sure what time we will be home. I hope everyone has a great day! I'm hoping my will stay a bit dry :D

I was asked to be a Guest Designer at My Sheri Crafts. I am so honored for the opportunity. Their challenge is Pink and Pretty in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here is my share for today:

For this card I've used an image from Drawn With Character. I colored these images with my Copic Markers and added some layering to it as well. Some of the images have a bit of Wink of Stella on them. I added some pink twine, ribbon and gems. I also added a princess charm. The card itself was cut with the Silhouette Cameo. I created the sentiment and printed it out. I cut around it with a Spellbinders die and then inked the edge of it pink. All of the paper are from a pad that I picked up at Michaels. I wanted the Princess theme to also have a bit of a Breast Cancer Theme with the sentiment. Thank you My Sheri Crafts for having me as your Guest Designer!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Princess Dress: RV13, RV14, RV66; RV10, RV21, RV13
  • Princess Gem: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Princess Earrings and Crown: Y11, Y15, Y18, YR23
  • Princess Shoes: C3, C5, C7
  • Princess Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
  • Princess Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Frog Lily Pad: G12, G14, G19
  • Frog: YG01, YG03, YG07, YG09; G12, G14, G19
  • Frog Crown: Y000, Y11, Y15
  • Lily Pad: G12, G14, G19
  • Lily Pad Flower: RV10, RV13, RV14; Y11, Y15, Y18

Friday, October 2, 2015

GDT at Art By Miran

Good morning and a very happy Friday!! I'm working from home today. I spent most of my day yesterday working on a problem at work. I was exhausted! Tonight, Michael works and Bailey is staying at school to go to the football game. Should be a nice, quiet night for Kevin and I :)  Then tomorrow, I have a full day at the park for Bailey's games. We are suppose to get rain. We will see!!

I was asked to be a Guest Designer on the Art By Miran blog. I couldn't be more excited and truly honored to be asked. This is what I have created... or recreated is more like it :)

For this creation I have used A Birdie Told Me from Art By Miran. I colored her with Copic Markers and I did just a small amount of layering.

I found this little item at the Goodwill store close to my house. I paid a little over $3 for it. I wish I had taken a photo of it before, but I forgot to! It was a dark brown, the edges were worn down and it had some oriental writing on the drawers. I sanded it down and painted it in a dark gray. Then I put a layer of Crackle on it and topped it with a light blue.I dabbed some gold paint around it a bit. The original knobs on the drawers were a small round, boring knob. So, I changed those out for these knobs and I think they look much better. I added some gem swirls on each drawer and some roses. This was created with my Mother in mind. This will be one of her Christmas gifts :) I hope she will like it!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, R20
  • Dress: B0000, B000, B00; Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24; B23, B24, B37
  • Roses: R32, R35, R37; C5
  • Eyes: Y06, YG06, BG01, BG05, BG49, B39, 100
  • Hair: Y0000, Y04, Y15, Y26, E37
  • Leaves: G20, G24
  • Mouth: R59, R89
  • Bird: B00, B01, B03; C00, C1; YR82

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GDT at Creaine - Embroidered Cards

Good morning everyone! And a very happy Thursday :D  We are so close to the end of the week! I finally received the schedule for Bailey's Lacrosse Tournament this weekend. She plays four games on Saturday and then five games on Sunday. I think Kevin is going to go for a ride in North Georgia while we are away. I'm going to pick up Bailey's boyfriend on the way, so he can hang out for her games. I've invited my mother and sister to come see her if they would like. Work... well... it has been a busy week, but I feel like I have gotten a lot done. I'm going to try to finish up a bunch today and then I'll work from home on Friday. Okay.. enough of all of that! Off to work! I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

So, I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Creaine for October and I was thrilled to be offered the chance and excited to try something new!! This challenge is to Embroider on your card. I have never tried Embroidery, so this was definitely a challenge and I was really excited to try something new!!  Here is what I came up with:

On this card I used Squirrel from Bugaboo Stamps and colored this image with my Copic Markers. I did a bit of layering on this image and added some Diamond Glaze to the nut. I actually purchased this embroidery pattern from someone on Etsy. It is a maple leaf with the wind pattern behind it. The wind is done in a very light blue that is shiny. The leaf is done in a thread that is red, brown and orange. I thought it was perfect for the leaf! I added a bit of ribbon at the top with that hand done bow. I stamped the "Wishing you a harvest of good things!" on the front also. The edges of the kraft are all inked with Sepia. On the inside I also inked the edges and used a nut stamp on one side and a little squirrl on the other only partially stamping those. Then I stamped "...from one nut to another!" on the inside as well.

Thank you Creaine, for the invite to be your Guest Designer. I am truly honored!! Thank you for such a great challenge! It was more simple than I thought it would be, but time consuming. The overall effect is so beautiful though! It is worth the time!!  :)

Copic Markers Used:
  • Squirrel: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Nut: E33, E35, E37
  • Nut Top: E55, E57, E59
  • Ladybug: R24, R27, R35