Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas cards already?!

Okay, so I'm really not so ambitious to be making Christmas cards for myself at the moment.  I have a dear friend who ordered 30 of my handmade bests.  I will showcase this little cutie on my blog because I haven't blogged about one of my favorite artists in a long while Mitzi Sato-Wuiff of Stamps by Aurorawings.  I purchased this darling little image from here etsy site here:
Such a darling little image and just perfect for Christmas cards.  Hope you like! :)  I colored with copics, any questions please let me know.   Thank you Mitzi for showcasing this creation, I am truly honored!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Beauty through grief

I sit here a little stunned by the day I had today and a bit grief stricken at the loss of a BRCA sister and amazing woman.  She left a legacy through these projects:

The Semper Fi fund
I also found out another friend has been attacked by the nasty "C"  it doesn't even deserve to be spelled out...they know who they are and I love them so much!  
Being the person I am grief and angst (which is probably more common than you think among artists) brings out some creative energy.  I have to pour all of these emotions into something and here is today's creation.  How appropriate a piece when thinking of love and loss is the Phantom of the Opera?  
This image was created by the amazingly talented Rick St. Dennis, Mfa.  Should you want this image to add to your digi collection it can be found here: 
I colored this using copics and added some cuts from one of my favorite paper stacks along with some embellies from my Cricut.  If you'd like more details on those just let me know.  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rick St. Dennis's Lady Nouveau-Anything goes challenge

It's been a while since I've blogged, I have so many projects in the works, but had to stop and work on this one for the Sparkle and Glitter challenge here:
I enjoy coloring Rick's images as they are challenging. They push me to new lengths, especially with folds.  This beauty is no different, Lady Nouveau, she can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop here:  I used Copics to color her: E50, E51, E11, E93 and R11 for her skin, Y21 and E84 for her hair, BG15, BG49 and BG79 for her clothing, RV66 and RV69 for the roses and a gelly roll silver pen for the highlights. I used a template with V99 to airbrush the background on Classic Columns card stock, sprayed a silvery shimmers over the template as well .  I felt she had a magical appeal about her so I added a sentiment from an Anna Griffin sticker pack.  Hope you like her!