Sunday, January 31, 2016

Be Wild, Be You

I'm so excited to be a part of a brand new Coloring Team at Lacy Sunshine. Things have been kept Top Secret, even from the team so I'm not sure of all the details but I know it's going to be fun! There are some fabulously talented people on this team and we'll be sharing our coloring with you in more detail. 

Today we are having our first Design Team Showcase. I used the Rory- It's a Jungle image from All About Rory Coloring Set 4 and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers. 

For the background I used a piece of green Shimmer Cardstock that I stenciled some stripes on with Gel Medium. I added crystal glitter to the bottom stripes.  The leaves were cut on the Silhouette and the ribbon is just from my stash. 

Head on over to the newly updated Lacy Sunshine blog to see more Design Team Projects. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Scrapper's Delights Comic Book Style

There's a fun new challenge at the Scrapper's Delights Facebook Fanpage today, with a really fun freebie. It's some nifty Comic Templates. These were so  much fun to work with! I used a bunch of Scrapper's Delights images, including Kyoko Superhero 5, Kyoko Superhero 6, Kyoko Superhero 7 and some of the elements from the Comic Word Art Set

I laid out the images in Photoshop and then printed it out as an 8x8 square. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. 

For the background I took a piece of black cardstock that I had cut down to 10x10. I added some texture to it with a stencil and clear gloss gel. I splattered some Lindy's Stamp Gang mists over that. I also cut some shapes on my Silhouette and sprayed them with the same mist. I then adhered these to the black cardstock. I matted the coloring with some purple cardstock and attached it to the background. 

This project was so much fun and a lot different from the things I normally make. I plan on hanging it up in my craftroom. 

Spectrum Noir Markers used:

Skin FS2 FS4 FS9 TN2
Hair EB8 TN7 TN5 GT3 GT2 GT1
Clothes PL4 PL3 PL2 PL1 GB10 GB9 GB6 GB1
Other PP4 PP3 PP2 CT4 CT1 LY2 IG10 IG8 IG6 IG4 IG3
Clear Sparkle Pen

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thank You Thank You!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made with some of the really cool Mica/Metallic papers from Paper Temptress. You can get all the details on the Paper Temptress blog

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Love Is In The Air

Today I am sharing a card I made for Valentine's Day. It will be here before we know it! 

On this card I used the Tiddly Inks image called Wryn Have a Heart. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. I added some glossy accents and glitter to the little hearts. 

The background papers are by Doodlebug and the ribbon is from my stash. 

Spectrum Noir Markers used:

Skin: FS2 FS4 FS9 TN4 CR2
Hearts: CR7 PP5 PP4
Hair: EB5 TN7 GB9
Clothes: DR7 DR6 DR4 CR8 DR2 CR1
Background: OR2 GB5 GB3 GB1 IG5 IG3 IG1 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Color Q Color Challenge Palette

Monday, January 18, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe With Incy Wincy

 There's a fun new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Here's a peek at the Tic-Tac-Toe board for the challenge.

Our sponsors this week are Craft Classes Online, Di's Digis and Bugaboo Stamps. My card features an image from Bugaboo. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

For Deacon

I fell in love with this image called Buds from Mo's Digital Pencil as soon as I saw it. My little guy lays on our dog like this all the time. I used it to make a little sign for his bedroom door. 

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers. And that fur! Oh the fur. That was a bit of work, but well worth it I think. I added some Wood Veneer letters and stars that I had covered in Stickles. I matted it on a piece of green cardstock and another piece of thicker, sturdier cardstock. Then I punched some holes in it and added a bit of Baker's Twine for hanging. 

My little guy loved it and was really excited to hang it up. He also likes to carry it around so I think I'm going to have to hang it higher so his little hands can't reach it! 

Spectrum Noir Markers used:

FS2 FS4 FS9 TN4 EB3 EB2 EB1 GB3 CT4 CT1 TB9 TB5 TB4 DR7 DR6 DR4 DG3 CG4 CG1 IG10 IG8 IG6

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

Friday, January 15, 2016

Get Well Wishes & A Special Thank You Too

Today I just wanted to share a couple of cards I made last week while my oldest was in the hospital for a ruptured appendix. 

The first one is a card I made for him. I used two of my favorite images from Some Odd Girl. I used Pajama King Tobie and Sweater Pup.  My son's favorite color is orange so I added a lot of orange to the card. I wanted it be bright and cheerful so the bright, almost neon green really did the trick. 

This next card is one that I made to give to the nurses that took such good care of him while he was at the hospital. They were all so nice and did such a great job with him. I used the image Super Mae, also from Some Odd Girl.

Again, I used orange. Since the card was to be from Zach I wanted to use his favorite color. I had a hard time deciding what color to use with it and ended up going with black, which added the challenge of not making it look like a Halloween card. I think I succeeded. I added some ribbon and rhinestones and lots of patterned papers from my stash. The nurses loved it and hung it right up in the nurses station so that all of his nurses from the week would be able to see it. 

Both cards were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. Here are the colors I used: 

Mae Card: FS2 FS4 FS9 TN4 EB5 TN7 TN5 OR3 OR2 GB3 IG10 IG8 IG6 EB3 EB2 Clear Sparkle Pen, Black Diamond Stickles

Tobie Card: FS2 FS4 FS9 TN4 TB5 TB3 EB3 EB2 EB1 EB5 TN7 TN5 OR3 OR2 GB3 CR1 DG3 CG2 CG1 IG8 IG6 IG5 IG3

I would like to enter the Mae Card in the Some Odd Girl Linky Party as well as in the following challenges:

And I would like to enter the Tobie card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sympathy Cards

I never like to make Sympathy cards, especially at the time they're needed. They're no fun. So I like to keep a few of these on hand for those times. 


On these cards I used Cotton Candy, Gumdrop Green and Hot Fudge Pop Tones Cardstocks and Neenah Solor White Cardstock. 

I embossed the white background with a pretty floral pattern and matted it on a piece of colored cardstock. I made the sentiment in Photoshop and then used the Silhouette machine to cut it out. I also used the Silhouette to cut a piece of colored cardstock to go around the label. I added a plain white ribbon and a small flower with a silver brad to finish it off. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Coloring With Yellows {Spectrum Noir Tutorial}

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know I have a new tutorial up on the Spectrum Noir Blog today- Coloring with Yellows. 

You can read the full tutorial here on the Spectrum Noir Blog.

Have a great day! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy Winter

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. Time to get back to all the crafting fun though!

Today I have my card for the first Incy Wincy Challenge of 2016. The theme this time is White with a Splash of Color. Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: $12 GC
Prize: 3 images

I used the A Day for Daisies image called Snowball Scott and colored him with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I embossed the white background with a snowflake pattern and matted the image and white background onto some yellow cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. in a matching ink. 

Spectrum Noir Markers used: TN6 OR1 CT4 BT1 IG5 IG3 IG1 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016


Today I am sharing a card I made with the Bugaboo Stamps image called JJ Calendar Months January.  I make my sister a New Year's card with this image every year. It's kind of fun to challenge myself to make something different with the same image each year. I always end up with black and gold though. 

I used the Night Sky Background effect with the Spectrum Aqua Markers. Then I colored JJ with Spectrum Noir markers. On her dress I used the sequins technique I learned in the Kit & Clowder Clothing Class. 

I cut the "2016" on the Silhouette out of some glittered cardstock. I matted that and the image on some gold vellum from the Paper Temptress. 

Spectrum Aquas used: Charcoal, Black, Navy and Orchid
Spectrum Noir Markers Used: FS2 FS4 FS9 TN2 EB5 TN7 TN5 GB10 GB9 GB6 GB1 LY1 IG9 IG7 EB2 EB1 BT2 BT1 True Black

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks | Anything Goes
As You Like It | Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude | Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations | Anything Goes
Crafty Creations | Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments | New Year
Lemon Shortbread | Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp | Party!