Thinking of You

This week continues with Sassy Cheryl as Sponsor of the week at 

If you hop over to the group and join you will get a special discount to Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations!  

Ummmm Yeah, that face!  So here is my plan.  Here is Sweet Sally Sits In Wonder image, she is only colored in Copic.  She is still on my desk because I am going to add some fine detailing to show you what a difference colored pens and pencils can make to an image.  I am also going to show you what a wow factor cast shadows will add to your image.  

So this same post will return with an enhanced version of Sweet Sally in the next few days!

Embrace Your Individuality

This week continues with Sassy Cheryl as Sponsor of the week at 

If you hop over to the group and join you will get a special discount to Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations!

You are probably looking at this ladybug, and thinking to yourself, "what in the world was she thinking?"  "Was she coloring in the dark?"
Nope!  I was not coloring in the dark.  One of the greatest thing about coloring can make it your own!  I tell my students to "own it", "get after it", "don't be afraid of colors" Well I think I accomplished all three of those things right here.

Now, if this bug came after me!  I would run like hell!  But on paper, it is totally adorable.  I love this card and, I truly believe in the sentiment.

Whimsey's DoveArt Studios Garden Chair

Hello again and welcome back!  I have another great Whimsy Stamp to share today, Garden Chair.  Isn't it just like the garden from your grandmothers.  It is a place I would like to sit in the shade and read a book.

You will see a lot more of Whimsy from me as I stay on another term.  I love them so much Denise my have to hog tie me to get me out!  Whimsy truly has something for everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sassy Cheryl - Sponsor of the week at PPCF

I love giving here is a big hug to all of you!  And a big hug to Sassy Cheryl for being our Sponsor of the week over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends this week!  Make sure to jump over and join if you are not already a member.  She has a wonderful discount for members only.

I abosultely love Sassy Cheryl Illustrations!  There is something about all of them that pulls at my heart strings.   I just love this one Arms Wide Open.....Is she excited to see a friend or getting ready to give a great big hug!  So many uses for this image.

Power Poppy Dahlia Clear Stamp

Hello Power Poppy Fans!  Today I bring you Dahlia XL Clear Stamp.  I do a lot of work with digital images yes.  But, I do love my stamps as I can still create a clean and simple layout by only using a portion of the stamp.

Once I have my layout, it is time to color.  I start with the background.  In this instance I used R00.  I used blender marker to create the circles.  I outlined them with the same marker to make them pop.
I moved to the flowers.  For this, I used R12, 32, 35 with a red and black multiliner, white polychrome pencil and a deep red polychrome pencil. When I was happy with the results I stamped the sentiment.

For the final touch,  I took a bottle of 100 Copic Refill and dropped 2 drops onto a palette.  I spritz my fan brush with blending solution until it was nice and juicy.  Dabbed it in the ink and gently tapped the brush to leave a little splatter.

It turned out to be a very nice clean and simple card!

Cheers from Vanilla Arts

Cheers from Vanilla Arts! I have chosen Vanilla Arts as the exclusive online classes of Passionate Paper Creations and Friends.  Amy has education in art and draws her own images.  She also does a monthly Power Poppy Live Class on Patron.  She is truly talented.  she has beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.

I have to admit that as a teacher myself, it was so awesome to become the student!  Talk about therapy!  And taking me outside my comfort zone...I am addicted because I found it to be so therapeutic for me.  Did I do it exactly like Amy did?  No.  Did I use the same colored pencils?  No.  Did I highlight the exact same way she did? No.  But, it is the fundamentals and the concepts of what she was teaching. I do not want to color exactly like another person.  I am me and I color like me. 

I can certainly see my errors in shading.  And that is good because I learned something.  Actually, I learned a lot.  So, basically, I found my therapy!  It coloring something I wouldn't normally color and in a way, I wouldn't normally do it.  It is awesome!

So Cheers!  

Whimsey - Large Mouth Bass

What guy wouldn't want to catch these Large Mouth Bass!  You can make it easy for him and just stamp and color it up.  You can get it at Whimsy Stamps!  

I am excited to be teaching this card in a class called "Oh Man!" at Inspiration Station on June 15th.  For more information please visit my live class schedule

Thank you so much for visiting today.

Connecticut Class are just 10 days away!!!

I am really looking forward to visiting and teaching these classes at
Inspirations Station
13 Furnace Ave, Stafford Springs, CT 06076
 (860) 684-2641 - call to reserve your space

Wow....this is happening in 10 days!!!!!!!!  Call quick and reserve you seat!  Spaces are limited.  Only a few spots left. 

Unbreakable Bond - New Release by Whimsy

Unbreakable Bond is right.  This amazing clear stamp set is new by Whimsy Stamps.  It is so awesome.  I mean seriously GiGi is my 2lb shadow.  I swear if I leave the room she is hot on my heals.  If I lay down, she lays down.  If I am sitting up she is in my lap or at my feet under my desk.

I swear she watches me out of the corner of her eye even when she is playing with her tons of toys.  And yes even at 2lbs she will protect  she will bark so loud your eardrums will burst.

The background is actually a background stamp from Whimsy with a coordinating stamp set.  This little set allows you to customize your background however you like.   It is truly a must-have!