Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birthaversary! :)

I love the fall and unlike most people I generally embrace my birthday.  On Monday I will be celebrating 43 years of life cancer free so far!  I am also celebrating another special anniversary, that of being married 7 years to the love of my life!  He is my sun, moon and stars which leads me to this post.  I am using the Ching Chou Kuik image called "Wishing Stars" that can be found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/207372948/wishing-stars-digital-stamp-instant?ref=shop_home_feat_4 
I figure since there's still an "Anything Goes" contest going on with her Inspiration blog which can be found here:
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/ching-chou-kuik-inspiration-and.html

Why not submit another entry to increase my chances of scoring some more of Ching's beautiful images!

I truly hope my dear husband likes this card, but either way I really enjoyed creating it and I know he appreciates the effort I put into making a card instead of buying one.  I colored her with copics and used Gelly roll stardust pens for the sparkly effects in her dress and on the stars.  I thought the glitter on the bottom would give a nice soft ethereal effect.  I wrote my own sentiment telling my sweet that I thank my lucky stars that we found one another.  Hope you like! :)
Hugs,

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween fun

I am a card making machine today!  So I'm going to enter the Fortnight challenge over at the Lacy Sunshine blog with this card.  You should come play along!  The theme is Halloween, how fun right?!  Here is a link in case you want to play along: http://www.lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-44-halloween.html#comment-form

For my first entry I would like to submit Sugi in her little witches costume.  Should you want to buy this darling little image she can be found here:
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/new.html .  She is in the new section of the shop, her name is Sugi's Hocus Pocus.

Sugi has become one of my favorite characters drawn by Heather Valentin.  I went with fall colors, but non-traditional Halloween colors for her dress.  I used Copics to color her up.  Please let me know if you would like to have the colors I used.  I am terrible about taking notes when I color because it's usually just an inspirational thing for me.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Hugs,

Helen


Anything goes

I decided I'd like to play along with the "Anything Goes" Challenge at Ching Chou Kuik's new Monthly Inspirational and Challenge  blog.  You can come play along by clicking this link: http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.tw/2014/10/ching-chou-kuik-inspiration-and.html
I was really drawn to this beautiful image from Ching's etsy store called Christmas Venice Night which can be found by clicking this link:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/206098368/christmas-venice-night-digital-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_3
I really enjoyed doing a holiday card and I have plenty of feline loving folks in my world.  I used copics to color it up and some Gelly Roll pearl and stardust pens to accent the image along with some fun stickers and glittery paper.  Wouldn't be a Christmas card without sparkle!  Hope you like my creation.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Hugs,
Helen



Monday, October 6, 2014

Rick St. Dennis DT call-Cute

Hello again blog landers!  This time I've shifted to the polar opposite of my last post, went from very creepy to a sweet and soft fairy named Pansy drawn by the talented Rick St. Dennis, Mfa that you can find here https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/pansy-digital-stamp for your crafting pleasure.  I'm a card maker and colorist at heart so I went with my traditional card making for this piece.  I colored her with copics and used the Gelly Roll Stardust pens for the glitter in her hair and wings.  I love how they can make an image look magical without looking tacky.  I used paper from the Mariposas collection and some Jolee's embellies for the accents along with a sentiment from an Anna Griffin pad.  Hope you like her as much as I liked creating her.

Hugs,
Helen

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rick St. Dennis DT call Creepy

So there's this awesome DT call for the Rick St. Dennis, Mfa facebook group and for his EDT (Elite Design Team) and his facebook group design team.  I would love to be a part of this Elite team of amazing crafters.  These women are top shelf as is Rick St. Dennis himself as and artist.  The requirements are to create one cute and one creepy project.  This project is my creepy as you will soon see!  I used 3 different images to make this scene and you can find them here: https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/monster-clown-digi-stamp
https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/scary-go-round-digi-stamp and https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/haunted-carnival-midway-2013-scene-digi
in Rick's Zibbet store.  Once I composed the project I drew in a dirt and gravel path and added some fly away trash papers to give a deserted feel.  I also wanted to achieve a long time abandoned effect so I chose colors that would give a somewhat vintage feel.  I changed the sign to read Carnevil as if someone spray painted over the letters to maybe give a hint as to why the area was deserted.  I just love the Monster clown as well, what evil place wouldn't be complete without a zombie right?! I used copics to color this with chalk for the background and some Gelly roll stardust pens for a little sparkle.  I took a picture frame and painted it with black then white Tim Holtz crackle paint. So without further ado, I present to you Carnevil!


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Belle et Bete September progressive challenge

Hello Blog friends, this image will be for the second installment of the Progressive challenge over at the Sparkle and Glitter challenge blog for Rick St. Dennis, Mfa which can be found here:
http://sparkleandglitterwithrick.blogspot.co.uk/  The image for this month is Belle et Bete and what a wonderful image to work with.  If you should be interested in purchasing this lovely here is a link to the etsy store for Rick St. Dennis:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/205314047/belle-et-bete-digi-stamp  for your shopping pleasure. I colored this with copics using one of  my go to skin combos of E50, E51, and E11 to keep her skin soft and pale as a princess should have.  For her dress I used Y02, Y15 and Y38 plus a little RV66 for the accents.  I used of my favorite hair color combos for her of E71, E74, E77 and V99 for shadows.  For the Bete, I used E31, E57, E23and R20 for his pink inner ear.  For this clothing B91, B95 and B97.  I pulled some accents from a Bo Bunny collection of bits and pieces for the background and the words plus a few small paper roses.  Hope you like!
Hugs,
Helen