Friday, October 30, 2015

All off the desk, some assembly required

I literally had all these pieces cut out already and on my messy desktop. The dogs were in a folder/box under the desk where I keep colored images. The banner was in a cup with other sentiments that are pre-cut and pre-stamped.

Wow, no playing with markers, paints or colored pencils today. Just as well I guess, since I'm home sick with a cold.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hoppy Halloween!

Just a cute little card featuring this cute little bunny in a vampire outfit. That's Hoppy Halloween from Lawn Fawn, a stamp I've had several years without using.

The image is colored with colored pencils, and the background of the focal point is lightly water-colored in. You can't tell by this photo, but the part surrounding the circle is raised.

Hoppy Halloween, ya'll!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Be your old wonky self!

Another too-late coffee card for the Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop.

I did some masking for this one. I masked the coffee cups one by one in order to stamp them in a stack, and I masked the original face of the monster so I could use this crazy face on him. Then I used my Spectrum Noir and Copics to color them.

Here's a tip for you all. The tip-to-tip blending trick doesn't really work all that well with the Spectrum Noirs. I'm just saying those purples are hard to work with. That's all.

I am definitely wonky before my coffee, so I can relate.

I used stamps from The Alley Way Stamps: Breakfast Club, Oogles, Face It, and Unique Peek.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Coffee gives me wings to fly

Once again I'm a day late (or 3) and a dollar shy.  I finished my coffee cards for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop too late to join in the fun. Hiss, boo on me.

My first card was water colored with my Gansai Tambi watercolors, and a cheapo set from Michaels. The dragonfly is painted with the beautiful iridescent colors from the cheapo set, and the coffee cup is painted from the Gansai Tambi.

Here's a closeup of the iridescent dragonfly:

After I saw this closeup I went back in with a multliner and drew the outlines again where I had over-painted.  The glitter spots were made with some liquid glitter glue that was a gift last Christmas from a coworker. Somehow I expected the glue to dry in dimensional dots, but no, they went flat on me. Oh well. It's interesting to be able to work with glitter again. I couldn't do that when making cards for Operation Write Home.

The stamps are from the Alley Way Stamps, Fly By and Breakfast Club.