Monday, April 26, 2021

Snail's Pace Digital Image from Polkadoodles

The "Craze" that's really popular now is anything  with gnomes!  Well Polkadoodles has a new line of Gnomes that are SO amusing and you can find them here. 
The one that I've used in this card is called "Snail's Pace".   This image also comes in colored digital individually as well as in a bundle of other gnomes.  I added some cobblestones for her to walk on by use of a stencil and also added a subtle background that looks like green vines using a stencil for that also.  A Butterfly embellishment was added to the corner for dimension.  While I added a distressed paper in the inside, I haven't yet added a sentiment as it's so versatile:  Birthday, snail mail, get well soon, etc...  Thanks for checking Polkadoodles out-they're Great!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Holly Bunny from Polkadoodle Stamps- Great Springtime card!

What a Great Spring image from Polkadoodles - It's an image called Holly Bunny and she can be found here!
I put a sunny yellow gingham paper as the background to her green matted hand colored image.  I used several copic colors and Distress inks on my stencils which I will list at the bottom.  This is how the original image comes to me in b&w:
 Holly Spring Bunny/Easter - digital papercrafting downloadI thought I'd show you the various steps it takes during the coloring process while adding the background of clouds, cobblestones, shadows, weeds/grass.  I hope you enjoy this!

Copics used:
Browns: E000,E00, E11, E34, E29, E55, E57
Greens: G21, G43, YG23, G94, YG63
Yellows: YR27, YR14, YR23, YR21, Y02
Grays: C3,C0,C1,C2,C7, C9
Blues: B91, 93, 95, 97,B60
Reds: RV00, R11, RV10, R24, R46, R89
Distress Ink *Salty Ocean*, Distress Oxide *Weathered Wood*
Gelly Roll 10 white pen
PD Cloudy Landscape Stencil
Cobblestones stencil
 Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

All Dressed Up Stamps Monthly Challenge--using an ADU image

    It won't be long before the kids will be ready to camp in the back yard with all the night owls and lightening bugs!
    This image from All Dressed Up Stamps is called "Little Camp" and was such FUN to color with my copics.  Wendy Burns, our artist in residence, always gives us clean images with such detail!  Check them out in the ADU Shop here.  The heavy, gorgeous Teepee paper I used is from my LLS - perfect for the background! I used an eyelet style die for the image and a sentiment from a Carta Bella Flower Market paper pad.                                         

On the inside, I finished it with the print on the backside of the tent paper.  And again, the sentiment is from the paper pad previously used. 
We can't wait to see your creations and get inspired!  Please join us for a chance to win some of the neatest images of your choice from the shop!  You have until May 14th to get your entry in so don't dawdle! 
Hope you'll come back real soon!                    

Monday, March 15, 2021

A Springtime creation for the All Dressed Up CHALLENGE--ATG

Hi there!  It's Carolyn bringing you a Springtime card from the great All Dressed Up Shop!  This card is for the ADU CHALLENGE where you could win some free images from this great company--But you can't WIN unless you enter.  It runs for a month-from the 15th of the month to the 14th of the next month.  Plenty of Time!!
I'm using a recent image called Piggy Back--the image comes with the the featured young lady and the 2 mushrooms at her feet.  I think I went crazy adding in the flowers, grass, and pebbles at her feet, as well as the sky using copic markers.
I double matted her picture, added a pink and white heavy daisy ribbon along the side and softened it with a sheer pink bow.  For a little bling,
I added 3 pink epoxy dots at the top.
I always finish off the insides of my cards so here is a look at that:
There's lots of room to write a personal message.

Thanks for looking-I'd love for you to start following me on my Blog.  I'm on several DTs and hope to inspire you with my creations!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

It's Spring at Polkadoodles! Ladybugs!!

*Happy Sunday Everyone!  Carolyn here, wanting to share with you a real Springtime card!  The image is called "Lily Bug Love-Hello from the Heart" from Polkadoodles and she's adorable!
The Copics that I used on her:
Face: R000,R00,R01,R02,E11,RV00
Hair: Y00,Y11,Y21,Y32,Y26,Y28
Reds/pinks: R46,R39,R24,RV00,RV10,RV52,R83
Grays: C0,1,2,7,9
Heart stencil coloring-Spun Sugar Ink
I added a polka-dotted grosgrain ribbon and an assortment of mulberry flowers to finish her off.  I always finish the inside of my cards and this time I used a Spring Stamp along with coordinating pink paper.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Spring at Polkadoodles using "Just a Note"

 Hi Everyone, Carolyn here--Spring is coming!!!  I think this card for Polkadoodles just oozes fresh air, sweet smell of flowers, and the pitter patter of raindrops!  I used the image called "Just a Note" and it just makes me smile!
Using my favorite medium Copics:
Purples: BV13, BV02, FV2
Pinks: R0000,RV000,RV10,RV02,RV21, R81,R83,R85
Greens: YG11, YG17,23,06
Yellows: YR12,21,YR04,14,15
Browns: E43,41,44
Grays: C0,1,2,3
Prismacolor pencils
White Posca Pen
Glossy Accents on raindrops

One other great die that Polkadoodles carries is the Flower Flourish set-now I only used the filigree small unit but there are 6 pieces! I cut mine from PD design paper and added buttons in the centers.  The papers used are from the Scrumptious Sugar pack and Winnie's Mermazing Ocean paper pack  So many great goodies they have on their site and even a new Spring collection debuting soon!

I always finish the insides of my cards shown here using dies and stamps from my stash!
Thanks for looking-see you soon!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Remember the New Release for February over at All Dressed Up Stamps

Over at All Dressed Up Stamps, we're
reminding you that there are some New Releases' for February!  Feel free to nab them in the ADU Shop before the next ones come out!
The NR image I chose to use on this romantic card is called "Love Hearts" and is so delicately drawn by our resident artist, Wendy Burns.  She's a digital image so can be adjusted to whatever size you need to use.

After coloring her with Copic Sketch Markers, I masked off her image and brushed on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink over a stencil that has hearts going around and around.  Used a fancy edged die on the image to frame it and mounted it at an angle so you could see the multicolored heart paper in the background.  I did add some mulberry roses but used these flower stickers to pick up the pinks and yellows in the paper.  I love the way they look like you rolled them yourself! On the inside, you can see the heart paper again but also a chipboard-like sentiment that coordinates with it all.
Thanks for checking this out and be sure to browse the shop for some great images!