Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WATERCOLOR PLAYTIME

Hi, There!

Well, I am smitten with the watercolor techniques I am seeing all over YouTube so I am going to give it a try and hope to be back to show you the cards I will make from these pages.

Also, had a 60% off coupon at Michaels that was for today only.   So just had to run to get a small set of "good" watercolors.  Can't wait to try them out but have other duties calling my name for now!!

Check out the magnifying glasses I had to buy myself.  As I color some of the digital images that have intricate areas to shade, I am finding my eyes tear so I am going to try these!!!  Tough getting old!!  LOL

Till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sorry, after I posted the above picture I cut off part of it.  As you can see it was just playing around and then I got serious with the one on the right for an ocean scene.  Can't wait to make that one into a card!!!
Goodies from Michaels:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pansy Hello To You!!

Hi, There!

I hope my post finds you well and starting a week of crafting when you can and making that little bit of time needed for yourself.  We all need that little bit of downtime to quiet our inner spirits.  So hard to do when we juggle so "many things" in our lives.  But that is my wish and prayer for you today that you can refresh your spirit!

Now this little sprite from Aurora Wings is just so cute and I want to thank the artist, Mitzi Sato-Wiuff for this beautiful line art.  It was so much fun to color up!!  I did alter your sketch request on your challenge so I am hoping I didn't go too far with that.  

Thanks for stopping by, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:

Image from Aurora Wings.
Copic Markers: Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E01 E11
Flower BV000-00-01-01-11 V04-12-09 YR0000-21-01 G12-21-24-94
Black Spectrum pencil for shading
DP - DCWV The Four Seasons Stack - this is an old paper stack from 2010.  I used a separate panel to popup with foam dots for the top of the card.  Added lace from my stash.  Spellbinders Circle and Scallop dies used for the image.  Distress inks for shading the frame for the image.  Liquid pearls and sequins added.

Sharing this card with:

Aurora Wings Challenge #46 - Sketch
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge March 2017 Easter/Spring
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #152 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #39 - ATG
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge #232 - Mothers Day/Female
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use more than one die or punch
Southern Girls Challenge #156 - Dieing to see your project Team Lou (use a die cut)
Word Art Challenge #274-275 - ATG

Friday, March 24, 2017

ALL A FLUTTER!!

Hi, There!

Happy Weekend to you all!!  Just love how fast the weekend comes around!  I managed to finish a card today so I seem to be getting my crafty mojo going lately.  Love this digital image and so fun to color up.  I love their eyes and naturally for me - their hair!!!  You know I love to color hair and eyes.

Enjoy your weekend and do something fun for yourself.  Makes your heart smile for sure.  Big Hugs and Blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Month of March - Spring/Easter
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #151 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #39 - ATG
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge #231 - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - use more than one die or punch
Southern Girls Challenge #156 - Use a die cut

Card Recipe:
This is a 5 x 7 card and the background paper is from Tim Coffey/Cottage Garden.  Die used on top of background paper is from Spellbinder/Grate Effect.  Image framed with die cut from Spellbinders/Opulent Ovals.  Butterflies created with MS punches and colored with copic markers and stardust added.
Digital Image from Ching-Chou Kuik/Blue Sea Illusion  Colored with the following Copic markers
Skin  E000 E00 E01 E02 E11  Hair E70 E71 E74 E77 E79  Butterflies BG09 Y04 Y08 Y19 R35  Leaves G12 G24 G94 G85
Lots of stardust on butterflies, liquid pearls.  Flowers from Recollections and Prima


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DO ALL THINGS WITH LOVE

Hi, There!

Hope you are having a joyful day.  I managed to play with some mixed media today.  Used my Magicals by Lindy's Stamp Gang - colors Bavarian Blue, Guten Tag Teal, Polka Purple.  Splatters on the back card.

This inspiration came from Kelly Fellowes for Lindy's Stamp Gang as she presented a lovely card that she made and I just had to try it right away!!  LOL  Thanks Kelly!!  

The layers of paper were all colored with the inks mentioned above and then I stamped some text on them.  Tore some papers and cut some and layered together with a piece of lacing and used lots of teal glitter, purple crushed glass in between the layers.  Cheesecloth underneath the frame (which was painted with the magicals) and added some sparkle threading behind the frame.

The butterflies have been supplied by my friend Marta at #Maremi's Cafe.  I used two different butterflies and hot glued together.  More stardust glitter added and a word sticker from 7 dots studio and the background paper is from my stash.

Thanks for visiting, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn



Sharing my card at:

Crafting from the Heart #151 - ATG
Crafting with Friends #39 - ATG
Glitter & Sparkle #231 - ATG
Mixed Media World #23 With a twist/Mood Board - started out with that but I think I got side tracked:)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Layer it up
Word Art Challenge #274-275 - ATG with option of using their scripture


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SPRING TIME

Hi, There!

I can imagine you are hoping for spring as much as I am if you are in the NorthEast of USA and maybe spring is not hopping along too fast for you somewhere else in this vast beautiful world of ours!!  I just have to make springtime cards and /or mixed media projects!!!  We still have so much snow here and the temps are dropping to the teens and single digits with the wind chill factors.

So here is my "Spring Time" card, thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy the rest of your day/or evening, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge - Month of March 2017 - Easter/Spring
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Layer It Up
Southern Girls Challenge #155 - Pop Up Foam (behind my tag)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #335 - Add Dimensions


Inside peek of card:

Card Recipe:
Digi is from Ching-Chou Kuik (visit her etsy shop here) called Time Flies
Digi is colored with Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E11 E02  Hair B0000 BG000 BG01 BG32  Spectrum Noir pencils for shading: Black #120 and Blue #073  Wink of Stella in her hair.
Eyes E42 E53 E99 with glossy accents.  Clock B91 B95 - also has glossy accent which did not dry in time for taking the photo!  As usual I was in a hurry!  LOL
Outfit Y21 Y23 Y32  Flowers R000 R00 R02 R22
Papers for background from DCWV Primrose  Used Spellbinders Opulent Ovals for frame of the digi and shaded with distress ink/Antique Linen
Sequins added along with stardust, liquid pearls.  Flowers I painted some to match her hair.  All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Ribbons and doily from stash.  Tag on front has been popped up with a 3D foam as the flower inside the card.  I wrote "Spring Time" on the tag and tied a gold cord around the tag to match the gold in the top ribbon.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

YOU AND ME!!

Hi, There!

Some of us really love our pets.  So I decided to do a card showing how much I love my cat, Sam.  He is a rescue cat and I have had rescue pets before and they always seem to show an extra level of appreciation for being at home with you!!  They seem to love you more!!  Anyhoos, here is my card and Sam was walking all over my pc while I was trying to type.  I will have to get a picture of him to show you.  Hope you have a special someone in your life, furry or otherwise;), (I am blessed to have both)  Till next time, take care and btw we are still shoveling our way out of 2 feet of snow!!  No school today and no school tomorrow!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card is being shared at:
Crafting From the Heart #150 - ATG
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge #230 - use some green
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #112 - ATG - option distress edges
Stampavie Challenge #282 - Stars
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #272-#273 - ATG

Close up of the note inside envelope:
Card Recipe:
Image is a Stampavie/SarahK - Josephine & Kiki - colored with copic markers
Skin E000 E00 E01 E02 E11  Hair Y15 Y35 Y38  Outfit BG09 BG49  G17 G19 G29  B39  Black pencil for shading.  DPapers are all from Simple Stories/A Charmed Life and all layers have been distressed.

Added an envelope with a small note inside.  Added - Sequins from Simon Says, stardust around the image and layered the image with 3D foam dots onto the background, a white ribbon was added along with liquid pearls and stardust on all the stars.  Cords on the tag note.

Monday, March 13, 2017

HB FOR A SPECIAL LADY

Hi, There!

Another card created for another birthday coming up in April for a special person in my life.  I so want April to be here as perhaps then I would not be preparing for a huge snow storm coming our way!!!  Wishing my life away, I know!  LOL

Went out and fought my way thru the crazed people shopping at Shoprite for that last milk and bread that they are all sure they will never get out again to buy!!!  LOL (I'm one of them!!!)

Got all the ingredients for my lasagna that I promised my granddaughter I would make for her since she is home from college this week.  So tomorrow will be a baking day!!

I hope you are not in the line of the snow storm but if you are stay warm and safe.
Big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at:
Crafting with Friends Challenge #38 ATG
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #468 Mothers/Ladies
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week #10 - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Special Lady/Optional Penny Black Stamp

Card Recipe:
Image is a Penny Black Clear stamp "It's Your Day"  Used Copic markers to color all the cute critters:
Cats  E50 E21 E23 E27  Mice C0 C1 C2 C3 YR01
Fussy cut all the critters and popped them onto the side step card with 3D form dots  The celebrate and heart stickers are from my stash.  Background paper used is from Simple Stories/Good Day Sunshine.  Later I went back in and added glossy accents to the icing and some stardust glitter here and there.