I’m over at the LDRS Creative inspiration blog today with a new card featuring one of the recently released stamps from Dollhouse called Chilly Daze. At this time of year, this image is perfect if you want to create a seasonal card but you’re just not ready for Christmas.
It’s time for another new digital release from Power Poppy. This time Marcella was inspired by her collection of glass acorn ornaments, so after a little rooting around in the harvest decorations she came up with this set of images and accompanying sentiments for your coloring pleasure!
My card is pretty simple this time. I’m getting ready for vacation so I have to temporarily put my Copics aside to get ready. So I put this card together quickly to show off a simple image on a simple card.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Acorn Ornaments by Power Poppy Dies: Stitched Rectangled by Simon Says Stamp! Copics: W1, W3, W5, W7 (acorn 1); YG00, G21, G24, G94, G99 (acorn 2); E21, E97, E08, E37 (acorn 3)
Yesterday I showed two cards from a special request that I received for Veterans Day cards. Today, I’m highlighting the last card, but it is extra special because Maurie Manning created the image by request. If you are familiar with her digital stamps, you know that she had the image Soldier’s Shoulders Boy already available from her website, but the corresponding image with a girl did not exist. So I contacted Mo directly through her Facebook group and she graciously (and quickly) made this image available. Thanks Mo!
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique Stamp: Soldier’s Shoulders Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil Copics: E000, E00, E11 (skin); E50, E42, E43 (hair); B91, B95 (blouse); R17, R37, R59 (dress); C3, B34, B37, B39 (pants, jacket); E41, E42, E43, E44 (boots); YG93, YG95, YG97 (grass)
I was recently asked to create a few cards for Veterans Day so I immediately thought of the Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy images by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Camouflage is actually pretty easy to create – just select the colors you want to use and smush the colors on the paper.
Yes – smush is a technical term in the coloring world. 🙂
I laid down the colors from light to dark and then added a little more of the light shades to blend in the darker tones a little better. This is one technique that you cannot overthink. Just put the color on the paper!
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique Stamps: Soldier Girl and Soldier Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21 (boy’s skin); E43 (boy’s hair); E50, E31, E04, E93 (girl’s skin); W1, W5, W7 (girl’s hair); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31 (camouflage); C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boy’s boots); E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 (girl’s boots); B0000, B000, B00, BG10, BV000 (boy’s background); E41, E42, E43, E44 (gound)
How quickly it has turned to fall here! Although the sun is shining, the weather has turned blustery and cool.
Looks like autumn has arrived at Power Poppy as well. Marcella has given a bit of a shearing and a plumpen-upping to her remixed Bittersweet Wreath. The digital images download in a flash and colors up easily to make a beautiful Thanksgiving, fall, or holiday card front. Two sentiments accompany this sweet and simple set.
This image is so quick and easy to color up that I just picked a variety of reds, oranges and yellows from my Copic collection. It’s hard to tell from the photograph, but I used a lot of different shades in order to get some variation in color across the wreath. Use my selection for inspiration or simply pick colors which you already have. It’s hard to go wrong with this image.
Need some added inspiration? Take a look at what the Instant Gardener and Bloom Brigade teams have put together and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Mysterious Two from the Mysterious Collection by Authentique Stamp: Bittersweet Wreath by Power Poppy Copics: R08, R17, R24, R27, R29, R46, Y18, Y38, YR04, YR09, YR14, YR68, RV29