Warm Cup

I loved this design paper from Doodlebugs so I decided to pair it with another House Mouse Designs oldie but goodie – the Warm Cup stamp. This one really is quick and easy to color. Paired with a sentiment from Paper Smooches and you have a fun card to share with a friend.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Warm Cup by House Mouse Designs; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: E40, E42, E43, RV10 (mouse); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup)

Bunny Basket

It’s been awhile since I colored a House Mouse image, but Spring is near and maybe it’s time for a cute bunny. I kept the coloring of the bunny fairly simple. I added a little depth to the basket by shading with BV00 – simple and quick!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Bunny Basket by House Mouse Designs
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: W1, W3, E000 , E93 (bunny); E30, E31, E33, E35, BV00 (basket); Y02, Y15, Y19, RV52, RV63, RV66, YG03, YG06, YG09 (eggs)

Prosecco Time

Noor Design is the Sponsor of the Week over at the Passionate Paper Creation and Friends Facebook group so I just wanted to show off the card that I put together using embellishments from the Crafteezee Collection. The image is one of the new releases from All Dressed Up called Prosecco Time. One of the three stamps in the set is shown here.

I’ve been experimenting with skin tones and I’ve started using some of the BV shades as an undertone for the E skin tones. I first saw this on Sandy Alnock’s blog. I’m still working on my technique, but I think that the BV undertone provides a more realistic shade for skin rather than the straight E combinations that are usually used.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; To be with You (*) from Vintage Romance Collection by Maja Design
Stamp: Prosecco Time (*) by All Dressed Up
Dies: Fancy Rectangles and Squares (*) by Creative Basics
Embellishments: Crafteezee Collection by Noor Design
Copics: BV00, E000, E00, E21, E11 (skin); E51, E53, E55 (hair); RV10, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04 (dress); C3, C5, C7 (bow); C00, C1 (gloves); BV00 (glass)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Time to Sparkle

I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today to share a project featuring one of the newly released All Dressed Up stamps called Time to Sparkle as well as the Basic Background Builders I die set from Creative Basics used to cut the gold and blue foil papers for the decorative scalloped edge.

In keeping with its name, I decided that I wanted to make the dress really sparkle and stand out. First, I colored the image with Copic markers on X-Press Blending Card (by Copic). I used Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 to achieve the gold tone of the dress. But it’s hard to get much depth with the Copic yellows, so I first mapped out the valleys of each fold using BV01. Then I just did some straight blending from dark to light (Y19, Y17, Y15, Y23) to complete each fold.

Rowhouse Greetings | Time to Sparkle by All Dressed Up

Once the dress was complete, I added sparkle with layers of dots created with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and a gold Uniball gel pen. I concentrated the dots in the valleys and then randomly distributed them across the rest of the fold.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic;
Stamp: Time to Sparkle (*) by All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Background Builders I (*) by Creative Basics
Embellishments: Gold sequins; Ranger Stickles in Diamond (on the background sparkles)
Copics: E51, E11, BV000, BV00 (skin); E51, E55, E57 (hair); BV01, Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 (dress); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (background); Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold, Sakura Gellu Roll pen in white (sparkles)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends blog today with this adorable image from Conie Fong Art called Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl. When I first attempted to color this image, I did a basic blend of blues and blue greens, but the result was so blended that it was too smooth (duh!). So I started again, this time employing some pointillism enhanced by a white Sukura Gelly Roll pen to get both shading and texture.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl by Conie Font

My style tends to be clean and simple, but I wanted the layout of the card to reflect the quirkiness of both the image and the sentiment stamps. So I skewed the layers a little bit and tucked a stitched flag die cut in the bottom corner. For the inside, I repeated the off-kilter layout and added a couple more stitched flags.

And here is the inside of finished card!

Rowhouse Greetings | Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl by Conie Font

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Kraft in Color – Kraft 6×6 inch paper pad by Doodlebug; Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Island Blue
Stamps: Tori the Dragon Birthday Girl by Conie Fong Art; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches (front sentiment); Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches (inside sentiment)
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Basic Stitched Flags (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: B0000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B06, BG10, Y02, Y15, Y19, V04, V06, V09, Sukura Gelly Roll Pen in white (dragon); BV00, BV01, BV04, RV10, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR09 (cupcake, heart, and flowers)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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