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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Time for a Coffee Break

I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today with a recent project featuring one of stamps that debuted last month at Creativation. This image is from All Dressed Up called Time for a Coffee Break will be available soon in the LDRS store.  These images are perfect for a clean and simple (CAS) layout. I added a burst of color with a bright red die cut using one of my go to die sets:  Basic Cutting Edge Borders I by Creative Basics.

Hope you found some crafty inspiration in my project!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Brick and Hollywood; Black Pindot by American Crafts
Stamp: Time for a Coffee Break by All Dressed Up available soon from LDRS Creative
Dies: Basic Cutting Edge Borders I by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, E93 (skin); E50, Y21, YR24 (hair); R17, R29, R46, R59 (sweater); B0000, B000, BV00 (shirt); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG10 (pants); B91, B93, B95, B97 (hat); C1, C4, C6, C7 (shoes); E30, E31, E35, C1, C3, C5, C6 (dog); Y32, Y35 Y38 (sign)

Miss Kelly Von Sweets

I was over the Passionate Paper Creations blog earlier this week with this project featuring Miss Kelly Von Sweets from Polka Doodles. Just wanted to share it with you here in case you missed it!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Sweetie Six by Authentique; Bazzill Silver Foil; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Miss Kelly Von Sweets(*) by Polka Doodles
DiesFancy Rectangles and Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Love Word Die by Paper Smooches
Embossing FolderQuilted Dragonfly Embossing Folders(*) by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R32, R30 (skin); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (hair); BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02 (dress); RV10, RV11, RV11, RV14 (bow & shoes)

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

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Everything Stops For Walkies

Today I’m on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog with a card using one of the new images recently released at CHA and available to you in the coming weeks. The image is Everything Stops for Walkies by All Dressed Up and colored with Copic markers. These images are sweet and fun to color. I finished off the card with dies and an embossing folder from Creative Basics.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil; Black Pindot by American Crafts
Stamp: Everything Stops for Walkies (*) by LDRS All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Stitched Flags, Basic Cutting Edge Borders I(*) by LDRS Creative Basics
Embossing Folder: Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders(*) by LDRS Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E93 (skin); E40, E42, E44, E46 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (pants); C1, C3, C5, R29 (shirt); B91, B93, B95, B97 (hair ribbon); E30, E31, E35, E44 (purse); N1, N3, N5, R20, R21, Y00, BV000 (lamp); E40, E42, E43, E44, R17, R46 (dog)

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

Spring Meadow Bouquet

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends blog today with my latest card featuring the Spring Meadow Bouquet digital stamp set from Power Poppy and a variety of dies and embossing folders from Creative Basics and LDRS Creative.

I’m slowly getting around to color Power Poppy images that were released before I became an Instant Gardener. Although it’s still January (barely), I’m looking forward to spring when I can start planning out my flower boxes. Yes – I’m a container gardener. We have a long narrow courtyard out back that we recently landscaped into an outdoor living space that we decorate with large containers of bright, beautiful flowers.

I’ve eyed this beautiful bouquet from Power Poppy for a long time. I love the delicate flowers and of course the bee! I decided to highlight a portion of it for my card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy

This image is not as complicated as it looks – just do all of the same flower at the same time.

As always, ready made cards like this one are available in my Etsy shop. Stop by and take a look. You’ll make my husband happy – the shop helps to fund my craft habit!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sweetie Six from the Sweeting Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy; Countryside Bouquet by Power Poppy (sentiment)
DiesDewdrop Circle Die(*) by LDRS Creative; Basic Stitched Flags(*) by Creative Basics
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (bleeding hearts); BV11, BV08, BV25 (lilacs); C1, C3, C5, B0000, YG21 (summer snowflakes); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E31, E35 (leaves and branches); YG21, B0000, B000 (bee)

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

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