Friday, January 14, 2022

I'm Goin' Fishin'! Why? Because I can.


Hello everyone, Dr. Digi is in da house thru Sunday over at the group Passionate Paper Creations and Friends!  I will tell you there is a sale on everything in his store so jump over join and grab some of the funniest images!

Here we have Anglin Andy! Andy is enjoying his retirement by fishing.  It's a small pond with big fish because that is how Andy rolls man. 

I have to say his face, I just love it!  He use to be a CEO, can't you tell! 

I gave him a reflection simply by duplicating the image and rotating it.  Then I made the lines almost invisible.  I barely colored them.  Then I colored the water over.

Here are the colors I used and where the colors are in order.  Sometimes starting with the lightest and sometimes starting with the darkest. It depends on what object I am coloring as to the method I color it.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Ice Skating Santa - Joy Clair



Joy Clair is having a big sale over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group!  Click here to check it out.  Not a member yet? Join in on all the fun!


Here I used Love Santa Digital Stamp.  His suite is colored with R59, 46, 17.  The snow and  pond is colored with B0000, B000, B00 and B91.  His face is E50, 51, 11 and beard in C1 and 3.
I made the pond first adding a few drifts here and there.  Not much coloring at all.
The snowflakes were outlined in Nuvo white Blizzard and they are from Catherine Pooler.
The trees in the back ground are Whimsy Dies and are inked with Sruce from Catherine Pooler ink Pad. then with White Nuvo Drops added the snow and use White blizzed to add some interest.

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Thank you for the visit today!  I hope I was able to give a little inspiration to at least one person.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

I am new to Catherine Pooler! My first card!

Welcome to my very first Catherine Pooler design.  Oh my gosh was this fun!  You all know I am a colorist, right.  Well, I want to branch out into faster and easier cards. So I found CP and thought that is the company I can get behind.


 Easier, yes!  Faster?  Ummmm no way!  That's because it was my first card, I know that.  And the more I do the easier it will be.  It is a different mindset.  This was really relaxing too.

I started with the background.  Their inks are blendable.  I actually like them better than the ink that is made to blend.  I won't mention names.  Do I remember the colors? Sorry no...I was playing and it was my very first CP card.  LOL. 

Here are the products from Catherine Pooler I used.  Please use my affiliate links below.  All proceeds to the United Way.

I know I used snowflake dies!

snowflake stencil

Hello Friend Floral and matching dies

NOSTALGIC SEASON STAMP SET

Thank you for the visit today!  I hope I was able to give a little inspiration to at least one person.


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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Christmas Dreaming...


Whimsy is our sponsor over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends on October 28,29,30th and I can't tell you what it is, because it is a secret.  But I can give you a hint.  It's a sale!  Oops did I just spill the beans? Don't worry about this post jump over to the group, join and take advantage of it.  LOL

We all know Whimsy has amazing stamps but did you know they have amazing digitals as well?  after a stamp has been on the market for a while it will eventually end up in the digital land of Whimsy.  Don't get me wrong they add brand new digi's every release!  There are so many!

This one Christmas Dreaming is one of my all-time favorites! It's one of the few images I've colored more than once!!  That is rare for me!

Now if you are new to my blog I  tend to give you all my colors, I call this my color palette.  Sometimes I color from light, dark, medium, light.  Then sometimes I color from dark to light.  Most times I repeat the shadow areas for more depth.


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Saturday, October 16, 2021



Today, I come in you email with a really fun project!  It's by Krista Smith Designs.  You can find here > https://www.etsy.com/search?q=krista+smith+shop&ref=pagination&page=7 

she also has a Patreon Page you can find her > https://www.patreon.com/kristaleighsmith  with Patreon you can choose different levels to subscribe to and you get to see the images before they hit the store.  Usually about a month later.  If you are a true Krista lover please join Patreon!
 

Here is a special color Palette with instrucions!


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Friday, September 17, 2021

Now onto Vintage from Bling

 

2nd Edition:

Gnome for the Holidays

Today is the 2nd edition with me as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps again this month.  On Monday was my 1st Edition. With the same stamp set in Glam.

So, here we go!!  As y'all are making your Halloween Cards and Fall Cards, I decided to switch it up and go for Christmas.  And Crissy Armstong has not let us down with her fabulous gnomes celebrating the holidays.

No printed paper was used in either of these cards.  OH, grab a cup of coffee, this is a long post...lol


Again, No pattern paper!  This card is a 3.5 x 6.  My first one. lol.  On this card, I used the Gingham Background Stamp, the other two Gnomes, another line stamp from Bendy Borders, I'm telling you it's a must-have.

And you know what?  I used the slimline die, connected rectangles.  If you look there are three sections to this die.  But in order to make my 3.5 x 6" Card, I only needed 2 sections and it was a perfect fit.  I just had to use my noodle.  I cut out the die.  Dissected the 3rd section I didn't need and cut away the piece I did need to add to my now 2 pieces die.  You can't even tell.  I pieced it back together and you can see where I stamped the stars and the sentiment.  Then I did the old fashion vintage ink up with distressed vintage photo and Twig something.  I used the new mini ink brushes from The Rabbit Hole.

Coloring the images...what fun!  Oh my, I use a deep teal which was BG 72, 75, 78, and that big bad scary color BV29. That color has teeth for sure.  Then the reds were R24, 29, 59.  The reds were easy and only needed one coat.  The teals went just like the Pink above.  The BV 29 was added after it dried. And a second coat starting with BG75, not 78 then 72.  When Dry they were distressed with vintage photo.
Now it has been so many years since I've done a vintage card I think I forgot how.  The little dudes are not grounded because we did not care about that 10 years ago.

What I like best about both cards is I made the matching backgrounds.  I didn't have to look for paper.  I actually do not have very much pattern paper at all.  Maybe 7 paper pads and 15 sheets of 12x12.  I was able to create both cards straight from Whimsy.  




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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Are we Ready to get some color on? Day Three - Hot and sexy pink


Hello and welcome to a series of three of the cutest monsters EVER!  These 3 cuties are from Gerda Steiner Designs' digital collection.  The image is below from the site with the link.  The picture is exactly how I printed and colored it.  I actually had not a clue what I was going to do with it.  And it hit me.  A card set.  Then as they lay on my desk I kept putting off posting them and it hit me. What a great way to kick off a live series on PPCF!  So today I will be going live around noonish EST with Hot and Sexy Pink. Because it has blue mixed in with purples...hello, Hot and Sexy Pink.  So go to FB to my group Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and let's start learning how to pick color combos,  But most important let's get advanced with 5-6 or 4-6 marker combos that you wouldn't think of. Here is a link to where I will have the live video






 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Are we Ready to get some color on? Day Two- TealGlow


Hello and welcome to a series of three of the cutest monsters EVER!  These 3 cuties are from Gerda Steiner Designs' digital collection.  The image is below from the site with the link.  The picture is exactly how I printed and colored it.  I actually had not a clue what I was going to do with it.  And it hit me.  A card set.  Then as they lay on my desk I kept putting off posting them and it hit me. What a great way to kick off a live series on PPCF!  So today I will be going live around noonish EST with "Teal Glow". Because it has blue mixed in with purples...hello, Teal Glow.  So go to FB to my group Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and let's start learning how to pick color combos,  But most important let's get advanced with 5-6 or 4-6 marker combos that you wouldn't think of. Here is a link to where I will have the live video




 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Are we Ready to get some color on? Day One - Urple


Hello and welcome to a series of three of the cutest monsters EVER!  These 3 cuties are from Gerda Steiner Designs' digital collection.  The image is below from the site with the link.  The picture is exactly how I printed and colored it.  I actually had not a clue what I was going to do with it.  And it hit me.  A card set.  Then as they lay on my desk I kept putting off posting them and it hit me. What a great way to kick off a live series on PPCF!  So today I will be going live around noonish EST with Urple. Because it has blue mixed in with purples...hello, Urple.  So go to FB to my group Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and let's start learning how to pick color combos,  But most important let's get advanced with 5-6 or 4-6 marker combos that you wouldn't think of. Here is a link to where I will have the live video





 

A Little Tinsel For Some Glam

Gnome for the Holidays

I am really excited to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps again this month.  I just love Whimsy Stamps and all their artists.  What a creative group they have!  This year especially.

Today is my first edition of this stamp set.  The 2nd edition will publish on Friday with a completely different look.  My goal is to inspire you to go from one end of designing to the far other end.

So, here we go!!  As y'all are making your Halloween Cards and Fall Cards, I decided to switch it up and go for Christmas.  And Crissy Armstong has not let us down with her fabulous gnomes celebrating the holidays.

No printed paper was used in either of these cards.  OH, grab a cup of coffee, this is a long post...lol


Do you like a little glam?  I admit I do like my bling.  I admit this card is much prettier in person.  Let me explain that to ya.  I used the 2 background stamps. In the first layer of this card, I used the Gingham Background stamp.  I inked it lightly with Versa Mark and embossed it with a white detailed embossing powder. For the top layer, I used the beautiful Snow Flurry Background Stamp.  I again inked it up with versa mark very heavy to get a serious impression and used a silver embossing powder.

Now wait, there is the ribbon, I had to add that it gave it a little chic.  Hang on, I will get to the image in just a second.  

There is a stamp set that is a staple! It's called Bendy Borders by Whimsy Stamps.  I love this border stamps set!  I have been using it a lot.  As a teacher and many teachers I know, we talk about the importance of grounding your image.  Please, ground your image!  If you don't it looks like it is just floating there.  This stamp set solves that problem.  I did not like to fussy cut because the images didn't feel grounded.  Now they do.  As you see above I have grounded my image with a stamp line. That is stamped in a matching color of the hat and clear embossed.  Gotta stick with the theme right!

Now for the adorable image, I colored him first.  I wanted to be nontraditional.  So I went pink and blue with a blue-green.  The Pink was so simple R81 base coat the entire hat, Now for R85 to start detailing. Then I move to R83 to blend out the R85 into the R81 leaving plenty of R81 to be seen.  I let it dry then look at it.  Yup, it was weak.  Ok watch out peeps, I'm going in deep!  Bring in the R89!  With the gentle flick of a surgeon's hands,  I went into the deepest folds and laid down the lightest and smallest bit of color.  Perfect.  Then onto R85 and again with the gentle flick into the R89 to blend the dark into the previous colors, again just what I was looking for! R83 is up and forget the gentle hands but I'm careful not to oversaturate the paper I go back into the dark and blend it all forward to where the original R83 ended.  R81 just went over the original R81 and barely into R83 to blend the edges.  Haaaaaaaaa.  Exactly the depth and contrast I was looking for.  Yes, sometimes you have to repeat your sequence of colors to achieve your perfect look.  Sometimes you have to bring in the scary dark color to make it pop! Don't be afraid of those scary really dark colors...they are your friends.  Sorry, there aren't enough colors to do a Color Palette. 

Ok, the long coat, this was an odd combination I just grabbed and did it. B00, BG53, B52.  Ok, don't think about it.  Just color.  B52 I use all the time.  But I only use it in my BG Family.  Sitting here write to you all, I just thought of some combinations with it. 

once the image was on I then used Tonic Nuvo Drops In White at the top and Silver Moondust on the card front to add the bling.

Thank you Whimsy For Having me this Month!  I hope to be guesting again soon. 

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Would You Like To Save 10% at Rachelle Anne Miller Designs? I have a code for you!

Rachelle Ann Miller Stamps 

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I would love for you all to come to join and share and have fun!  We have lots of promotions

Question for you?  Have you ever colored up a Rachelle Anne Miller Digital?  Well, you should.  They are simply adorbs.  I have another one I am going to be sharing with you next Monday.

This one is called Dinosaurs and Friends and guess what?  You can get 10% if you use my code 
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And to make It a little better I have a color palette done for you!



Thanks for spending time with me today.  I will have another post for you on Monday!  Ummmm, Maybe tomorrow.  I have a stack of cards I have been holding on to for way too long.