Butterfly Girls - Nicecrane Designs

Good Morning, I wanted to bring you Butterfly Girls from Nicercrane Designs.  These three images are  sweet and romantic. And very easy to color. 

 I chose to color this image with my copic markers but she would be great with any coloring medium.  She would also make a great card, tag or even as an altered canvas piece.  So many possibilities!

Enjoy your time on Nicecrane Designs and Happy coloring!

NEW RELEASE - Stampendous

Check it!  Dorothy and Toto have been steampunked.  Oh yay!!!  Stampendous has an whole collection of Oz in their April Release happening this week.

Today I give you, Overlooking Oz in a mini cigar box.

Stamp your image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Make sure to use Copic XPress Blending Card.

I wanted the image to look old and in sepia tones so I used all of the E 40's to color.

Measure the inside of your box and cut a dark brown or matching piece of paper to exact measurements.  Then cut dark brown paper 1/8 inch larger than image and a piece of kraft paper that is 1/8 inch larger than the dark brown paper. 

Stamp and emboss No Place with Clear Bark Embossing Powder.  I then cut out only the section "There's no place like home...."  Next with Aged Bronze Embossing Powder emboss all edged of the image and inside dark brown paper.

Tip; with the aged powder because it is chunky, heat it from underneath the paper.

Next, using adhesive attach the brown paper inside the box and then layer your image with it's matting papers and attach sentiment .  I used pop ups to give it more depth.  For the final touches add trinkets to give it the steampunk look.  I used a mix of products for this project. Here is another look at the final finished project. 

Thanks for visiting today don't forget to leave a little love note.  I would love to have you as a follower...I will also follow your blog :)  Just let me know you became a new follower!  Happy Designs.  - Rhea

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April Showers Bring May Flowers - Penny Black

It is time for another Challenge at
Are you ready to play along with us?  Our challenge is...
Red White and Blue!

We are kicking off another fun filled Challenge and hope you play along.  You can win a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund store.  There are a few simple rules so be sure to visit the challenge blog to check them out.  

For this challenge I chose Sunshine in The Rain by Penny Black.  I colored the bear in Warm Gray 0 1 3 and 5 and textured him with a terry cloth rag and blending solution.  The background was done with BG0000, B000, B00, W1 and BG72.  Reds are a combo of R05, R27 R46, R56 and R86.  Teals are BG72, BG18, BG75, BG78.  Yellows....I honestly don't have a clue :)

I hope you found a little inspiration to get you to play along.  Thank you for stopping by and please leave a little love note.  I really do love to read everyones comments.  I really love it when I get a new follower!  I promise to follow your blog too :)  Happy Coloring!  -Rhea


Doodle Dragon Studios and Design To Color Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spring Fling Hop-Hop-Hop with Doodle Dragon Crew and Design to Color.  You should have hopped from Jan.  We are so happy you could join us for this special occasion. It is also Dustin Pikes 4 year Blogaversary.  You wont want to miss out on the deals he is offering.  Some of the crew used images from the new set, so hop around and get inspired.  Don't forget to check out the blogaversary sets on his blog and in the store HERE http://www.doodledragonstudios.com

Leaving a comment and some love will get you a chance of winning some cool stuff.   Both Designed to Color and Dustin Pike have some goodies to give away.  

Hopping is open until the 25th and winners will be announced by the 29th.  So hop on over to Charlotte and check out the sweet creation she's made!  If you have gotten lost here are the hop links below.  Have fun hopping !!!  -Rhea


Nature Notes - Nicecrane Designs

Today I am bringing you something new.  I am excited to share I am coloring for my new friend Ignacio the owner of Nicecrane Designs.  You can find a wonderful collection of vintage digital images that are ready for you to color or already colored and ready to be printed and added to your creation.  Be warned you will spend a lot of time browsing this extensive online store.

I chose to color this image with copic markers.  It is also a perfect watercolor image or chalking image.  Any coloring medium would be great.  I can't wait to find the time to do another one in this collection.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful website and coloring your new images!
Happy Coloring -Rhea

DoCrafts Blog Hop

Welcome to 7 Kids College Fund Blog Hop  Featuring 

Hello and welcome!  Today me and my team mates at 7 Kids College Fund are playing with DoCraft Products.  I am having so much fun playing with their wide variety of products!  Wow, everything from
There are so many wonderful products to choose from!  Here is what I chose to design with today.

This is a 6x6 special fold card.  Above is shown closed.  Below is open.  

The images are DoCrafts "Wellington."  I colored them with copic markers as follows:
Bear - E31, E35, E57 and E59
Dress - B91, B93, B95 and B97
Skin - E50, E21, BV20
Hair - YR21, YR24 and YR27
Texturizing the bear and the background was done using blending solution with terry cloth and burlap rags.    I have tutorials on how to do the backgrounds on the tutorial page of my blog.  

It's time to hopon to see what else my team has created.  Make sure to me leave a comment as well as on my team mates blogs for a chance to win this great die set below!  

Thank you for visiting and joining in on our hop it makes us all so happy.  Having you as a new follower to my blog and 7 Kids would just be amazing.  I promise to follow your blog too...just let me know you joined this blog in your comment :)

Here is who's playing today....Next is stop is; 
Here is a list of products I used for today's project:

When you leave a comment on each designers blog and then return to 7 Kids College Fund's blog and leave a comment here is the die set you can WIN!!!!!!!!