Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! This post is going to be short and sweet. I’m running errands before I head off to my parents’ house this afternoon. If it’s Tuesday, then it must be pizza day and we can’t miss that! When I’m not there, I have to pre-order their Tuesday pizza for delivery, but today, we’ll go out for our pizza fix.

I’m still playing around with some digital images from Mo Manning. Today’s project features the Spring Fairy Puddle digital stamp because who can resist coloring a fairy riding a frog? Obviously I can’t so I’ll just drop this here for your enjoyment!

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo's Digital Pencil

I toyed with the idea of creating some sort of water splash for the background. As many of you know, I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler so creating something free hand is definitely a bad idea. I often use pointillism to create backgrounds and decided that I could mimic water with shades of blue and blue green. So my frog got a watery background with no drawing required on my part.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo's Digital Pencil

And on that note, I’m off! Can’t be late for pizza!

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Cornflower by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Grateful Heart by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine Clare in Nocturne by Tsukineko
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackable by Lawn Fawn
Copics: V20, E50, E51, E11, E93 (skin); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (hair); BV00, B000, B00, B01, BG10 (clothing); BV20, BV23, YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67 (frog); BV00, BV01 (frog’s eye); BV00, B000, B00, B01 (ribbon); V20, BG000, BG10, BG11, B000, B41, B45 (background)

Baby Fairy Amanita by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s been awhile since I posted anything new (outside of class announcements) so I made a point of sitting down this morning and coloring just for fun.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Mo Manning’s digital images. Today’s image – Baby Fairy Arminata – is also available as a clear stamp from Penny Black (see links below). I’ve been eyeing this image for awhile and it gave me an opportunity to try out some new Copic combinations.

I also made a few mistakes along the way. In class, my students seem determined to color perfectly on the first try, so I remind them that you learn from mistakes, not from perfection. And that was certainly the case with the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Armanita by Mo's Digital Pencil

For the skin, I started with a combination used by Sandy Allnock – YR30, YR000, YR26. It looked great on her sample sheet, but didn’t blend as well for me. So I substituted E93 for YR000 and had better results. Which just goes to show that all those Copic combinations you see on Pinterest are really just suggestions – you have to modify and substitute as necessary to make them work for you.

I knew that I wanted a rosy color for the dress and flower petals. I also didn’t want either to get too dark. I started by underpainting the deepest areas with B32 followed by a blend of R43, R81, and RV00 (a beautiful rosy blend used by Debbie Olson). I ended up adding a little R46 to add more definition to the folds and the deepest areas of the flower petals.

Rowhouse Greetings | Armanita by Mo's Digital Pencil

I underpainted the mushroom cap with C1, C3, and C5 and then added R46 and R24. Underpainting with the cool grays helped me get some depth without relying on really dark reds.

I had intended on stamping the sentiment on the image directly, but when I was putting the card together, the top right corner picked up some ink from a previous project. I couldn’t remove it remove with a sand eraser so I extended the background a little further to cover some of the damaged spot. I added a small sentiment from the Summer Berries clear stamp set by Power Poppy.

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Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It by Copics; Simple Vintage Botanicals 6×8 paper pad by Simple Stories
Stamps: Baby Fairy Aminita by Mo’s Digital Pencil (image also available on Missing You clear stamp set by Penny Black; Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy [sentiment]
Ink: Versafine Clair in Nocturne by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YR30, E93, Y26, BV00 (skin); C1, C3, C5, C7 (hair); B32, RV00, R81, R43, R46 (dress); C1, C3, C5, R24, R46 (mushroom cap); BV00, YR20, YR30, YR31 (mushroom gills); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves & stem); B32, RV00, R81, R43, R46 (flower petals); B0000, BG0000, BG10, RV00, BV00 (background)

Breathe in Life by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe In Life by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new card and a new coloring video featuring the Breathe In Life Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy. So hop on over to Power Poppy to see the video. Full supply list for today’s project is shown below. See you back here soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#
Stamp: Breathe In Life Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; sentiment from the Lavender Clear Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Black Onyx by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide Ink in Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Nordic Frames Die by The Greetery
Embellishment: Nuvo Microfine Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: BV20, BV23, BV25 (can); V01, V04, V09 (flowers); YG00, YG03, G46 (leaves); E21, E25 (shadow)

New Class! Welcome Spring (Power Poppy)

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring stamps from Power Poppy. I’ve pared down the coloring process (really, I promise!) and added backgrounds that add a punch to a simple floral design. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscrapsclasses.blogspot.com/
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Copic Markers

The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender (*)
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender (*)
  • BV25: Grayish Violet (*)
  • V01: Heath
  • V04: Lilac
  • V05: Marigold
  • V09: Violet
  • YG00: Mimosa Yellow
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • G24: Willow (*)
  • G46: Mistletoe (*)
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • 0: Colorless blender

Substitutions

  • You can substitute C1, C3, and C5 for the BV20/BV23/BV25 combination
  • You can substitute YG17 and YG67 for the G24/G46 combination.

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam tape (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Tape)
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • If you have a Xyron, you may find it useful to bring along.

Springtime Love by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new project featuring the Springtime Love clear stamp set by Power Poppy. I think this was the first Power Poppy stamp set that I purchased – primarily because I loved this image – but somehow I’m only just getting around to coloring it!

Rowhouse Greetings | Springtime Love by Power Poppy

There’s lots of small details in this image, but don’t let that deter you from giving this one a try. Just take it slowly, one flower at a time. Believe me – it’s well worth the effort. For the layout, I kept the color scheme simple, but used a variety of dies and an embossing folder to add texture.

Rowhouse Greetings | Springtime Love by Power Poppy

That’s all for today! I’m prepping cards for upcoming classes so stay tuned!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Itsy Betsy Polka Dots Pastels 6×6 Paper Pack [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Springtime Love by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink on Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Triple Tear Die Set by Spellbinders; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embossing: Flourish Texture Fades [RETIRED] by Sizzix / Tim Holtz
Copics: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BV11 (rose); BV11, BV17, RV23, RV25, RV29 (bleeding hearts); BV11, BV17 (grape hyacinths); RV21, RV23, RV25 (sweet peas); BV000, BV01, BV04 (celandine poppies); YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, B01 (foxglove and tulip); YR04, Y19 (daffodils); BV01, BV04, RV21 (carnation); B01 (forget-me-not); G40, G43, G46, YG03, YG17, YG21 (leaves & stems)