Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bucs Matching Card

Good morning everyone.. Happy Wednesday!!  Today I am going to share the matching card that went with the altered canvas that Bailey and I gave to her Lacrosse coach this year. Again, these amazing images were commissioned from YamPuff and she was AMAZING! at creating these. I absolutely LOVE them and so does Bailey :D

So here is the matching card:

For this card I decided on a Stepper. I colored the two images with my Copic markers. I kept with the black, white and red theme of the team. The team is the Allatoona Buccaneers, so I cut the card base, all the paper layers, the flag and the skeleton with the Silhouette. I embossed the red paper behind them. I also cut the A with the Silhouette and added glitter for the black on the A. The Thank You is cut using Sizzlits alphabet. I used some Copic makers to add a bit of detailign to the skeleton pirate. The girls were all colored with Copic and then fussy cut with a small white border around them. I also decorated the inside and had all the girls sign the card before we gave it to her.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Shorts and Socks: C03, C05, C07, C09
  • Shirt and Stripe and Sticks: R22, R24, R29, R46
  • Goalie Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
  • Goalie Eyes: E53, E55, E57
  • Player Hair: Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24
  • Player Eyes: B00, B04, B16

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun May Challenge #5

Good morning everyone!! Happy Tuesday and Happy 10th of the Month! Today is a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and this month we are celebrating the theme "Use Your Favorite Technique"! This is a fun one for me! I love seeing what everyone is else is doing and new techniques! It gives me a ton of new ideas to make note of! I love this.. I can't wait to see what everyone does!!

Our wonderful sponsors for May are:

Thank you so much for your amazing sponsorship's this year!!  We can't express how appreciative we are to all of you!! And here is my card creation for this challenge:

For this one I have used The Little Dragonfly from Julia Spiri Stamps. I have no idea where I picked up this awesome flower scene. It is just loaded with tulips. When I saw it I thought it would be perfect to put her flying above them. I colored everything with my Copic markers. I have used a couple of die cuts and everything is done with scraps. I also added the ribbon, the small pearls on the butterfly and the small star gems that I purchased from Etsy. I have done a bit of image layering on this and there is my favorite technique... well one of them! I love decoupage, layering my images. I also love coloring with Copics, die cuts and creating backgrounds with Distress Ink. I have also used some Copic Opaque White on her hair.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Yellow Flowers: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y18
  • Pink Flowers: RV10, RV13, RV14
  • Red Flowers: R22, R24, R46
  • Purple Flowers: V12, V15, V17
  • Eyes: B00, B16
  • Wings: BG10, BG13, BG15
  • Leaves and Stems: YG01, YG05, YG09, YG67
  • Dress: R20, R22, R24
  • Hair: YR20, YR12, E97, E99
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04

Monday, May 9, 2016

Yam Puff Lacrosse

Good morning everyone!! And a very happy Monday!!  Is that possible?  Happy Monday?? haha!! Monday really comes all too quickly!!  And now it is time to go back to the working grind for the week... Yuck! But that is what it is!! I hope you all had a nice weekend though.

A while back I was looking around and then asking around for who could create a digital image for Lacrosse. I have a Lacrosse player... my youngest daughter Bailey is a Goalie. I wanted a girl lacrosse player and a girl lacrosse goalie. I searched and searched and just couldn't find a digital image anywhere. Then I went to Kit and Clowder and started asking who would do images. And then Alyce mentioned Yam Puff!! Duh!! I knew that! So I reached out to her and asked her about a commission. I paid for the two images and I've been waiting while she gets her orders completed. Then one day .. she sends me the images she has been working on. I'm floored!! They are perfect. And now I have them completed!!  They are so wonderful!!  If you ever want a commissioned piece of work.. definitely go for Yam Puff!! She was so easy to work with and she gave me just what I wanted. Not to mention her art is ADORABLE!!  I knew I would make use of these.. for the girls, the coaches, etc for at least the next four years! And then there is college .. so I am super excited!! And I went to work on using them for the first time. I made an altered canvas which I framed in an altered frame. And then I also made a matching card, which I'll post in a couple of days. First comes the canvas:

I created this for the coach. I figured she could hang it in her room or something. The two images are from the most wonderful YamPuff!! And they were both commissioned. Thank you Thank you!! for these awesome images!! If you haven't guessed, her High School team is  the Allatoona Bucs or Buccaneers. The frame started out this awful wood. It was a dark brown wood and it wasn't very attractive. I purchased it from Goodwill. I painted it black and then I splattered white and red on it. Their colors are of course red, black and white HAHA!!  Just in case you didn't get that! ;)  I altered a bottle cap and added Coach Carmichael to that and put that on the corner. I wanted to personalize it for her. I took the canvas and painted it a lighter gray and then splattered it with black, white and red. I cut that A in the middle out with the Silhouette and then I colored it in. I also cut the "Allatoona Bucs Lacrosse" out with the Silhouette. The two girls are colored with my Copic markers. I fussy cut them with a little white border around them. I really love that look. And that's it! I had a lot of fun creating it and she really seemed to like it. I gave it to her at the dinner we had to celebrate the team. See you in a couple of days to share the card that went with it. I'm not going to post that tomorrow as I'll be posting the Open-Minded Crafting May Challenge that day ;)

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Shorts, Socks and A: C03, C05, C07, C09
  • Shirt and Strip and Sticks: R22, R24, R29, R46
  • Goalie Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
  • Goalie Eyes: E53, E55, E57
  • Player Hair: Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24
  • Player Eyes: B00, B04, B16

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Apes

Good morning and a VERY Happy Mother's Day To All of the Mother's out there!! I hope you all have a beautiful day full of doing whatever YOU want to do! That is what I plan on doing :)  Not much of anything but coloring and crafting. Maybe a little tinkering on the pc. No errands, no going out... today is all about us, right? hehehe  Have a wonderful day!!

Today I am posting one more Mother's Day card. This one sold already.

This one is using Flower Monkey from A Day For Daisies. I've colored this image with Copic Markers and I've created the sky using a monthly lesson from Kit and Clowder. I've added several die cuts, the vines, the oval, the butterfly. I cut the yellow flowers to make those pop. I've added some coloring and inking to add some dimension to the die cuts. I've also added some gems to the center of those yellow flowers and small pearls to the butterfly. I've added some small paper flowers, the sentiment is a stamp. These papers were from a pad and the black and papers used for the die cuts are all from scraps. I thought these papers were perfect for this card.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Gorillas: N0, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9
  • Sky: Y15, Y17, YR14, YR16, E15
  • Grass: G21, G94, YG67, G99

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day Digi Darlas

Good morning everyone! I can't believe tomorrow is Mother's Day!! Today I am going to take my mother to our church. They are having a BBQ Fundraiser this weekend. We are going to go over there and have a nice BBQ plate with everyone. It is going to be a beautiful day to be outside too! It should be fun :) And then tomorrow will be my day to do nothing HAHA! Just what I want! I can hang out and color or do whatever I want! Isn't that what is supposed to happen on Mother's Day? hehehe

That will be the weekend...  a bit of a relaxed weekend I'm hoping. The weekends really do go by too quickly.  What else is going on with everyone?  My oldest, Taylor, finished up her finals this week at University. She will finish up with A's and B's for this semester. She isn't really keen on her Accounting or Finance professors. She took five (5) classes this past semester too. I think it was a bit overwhelming for her. I think she will go down to four (4) classes again as it seemed more manageable. And with Taylor, she wants all A's and it was a lot harder to get that with the extra class. She felt like one class was always getting neglected. Good on her for wanting to do well. I'm really proud of her.

My other two have two more weeks left in High School. They have their End of Course Testing next week and the following week. From what they tell me, everyone is passing everything. That means that Michael will pass math and that is HUGE! But his teacher is making him do the work and he is succeeding. After school is out I'm sending him to his sister for the summer. He says that he wants to come back after summer and finish at Allatoona. With that said, his sister and I have spoken and Michael can graduate on time, the end of next year, if he gets through three math classes. The only way I can see him successfully doing that is with his sister's help. She is a whiz at math and she will be able to help him. I am not able to help him because I can't remember half of that stuff. It has just been too long since I've done any of that. Her and I talked about it and we will see if she can convince him to stay up there and get through his last year. Time will tell :)

Well... that is all the rambling I will do! Here is a Mother's Day card from me:

This is an image from Digi Darla's, who is no longer around. The image is Loving Arms. I've colored this with Copic Markers. I created the wall and floor around the image of the mother and baby on the chair. I've added the little porcelain flowers, some skittles, twine and charm. The Happy Mother's Day is stamped. I've managed to use all scraps for this card. The banner is die cut as are the corners on the inside. I added some additional skittles on the inside as well. I have done a small amount of layering on the image.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Baby Blanket: B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
  • Dress: R000, R20, R22
  • Chair: G03, G09, G19, G29
  • Chair & Floors: E34, E35, E37, E39
  • Wall: B0000, B000, B00, B01, RV04
  • Baseboard: T0, T1, T3
  • Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29