Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hop Hop Hop Shimmer

I have some super fun new products to show today.  I got a chance to color up the new Easter Bunny Chibi from Bloobel.  She is just the cutest chibi spreading Easter cheer dont you think?  I wanted to create my own background to match my project so I chose to give the NEW Nuvo Shimmer Powder a try.  Oh my gosh what a fun medium!!!

The Shimmer Powder is a very rich mica dust in an easy to use bottle.  I sprinkled it on a white background and then using the Tonic Light Misting Spray Bottle I spritzed water and watched the magic happen.  Its softens the mica and the shimmer explodes on the paper.

As you can see I used very little of the Shimmer Powder and it still gave it a fantastic coverage.  The paper did curl while wet but quickly flattened out.  If you ever have the page curl and want to make sure it curls back you can heat set it.  Heating the back of the paper causes it to curl the other way more quickly.

Once it was dry, I die cut the piece out with a small stitched rectangle and fussy cut my bunny to be the focal point of the card.  After assembling all the layers I added the Make It Crafty coolest chipboard sentiment colored in black.  I glued it to the front of the card on a popped up layer to add more dimension.  Finishing it off with the Nuvo Crystal drops in Carnation Pink and Ripened Pumpkin to bring it all together.

I wanted a very small dot pattern on the little girls shirt so I shaded it first with the markers and then used a .05 pink multiliner to do some simple dots.  I love the results...simple!

Eyes B21 45 97
Shadows BV20 23
Basket E40 42 3 44 47
Pink Ears R11 E04 E93
Oranges YR02 04 07 09
Pinks R55 RV09 RV19
Shirt shading N0 1 3 5
Ruffle and shoes N5 7 10
Hair C5 7 9 100
.05 pink multiliner

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Clean Kitty

Ever wash a cat?  For most this is not a pleasant job...including this little disgruntled cat.  I just love the look of annoyance on his face.  This stamp is from Whimsy Stamps "Bath Cat".

The Clipboard die is discontinued from Tailored Expressions - sorry.  

YG03 YG17
E31 E33 E35 E49
Y15 YR68

Saturday, March 10, 2018

With Love

Another cute Whimsy Stamp "Little Lion" all colored up with Copics.  For this card I used 3 different techniques, flicking, blending and texture rag and some dotting to complete this image.  Great practice for my students after we practice all three techniques in class.  This class is being taught in Phoenix, AZ in March and Oakhurst, CA in April.

Copics Used:
YG03 YG17
BV20 BV23
YR23 YR27 E59 

Friday, March 9, 2018


Here is another cuteness "Baby Words" from The Paper Nest Dolls.  I had fun using all the different colors to create this card for a sweet little one.  

For the buttons I used some black enamel dots I had in my stash and the tiny dots are Nuvo Crystal drops from Tonic.  I love how the lack accents the card and is a bit different then your normal baby card.

This is part of the new released stamps and can be purchased now in the store.  Everyone needs a sweet image for that baby that pops into our lives.  This one can be used for both boy or girl...and if your expecting twins just stamp twice and cut out a second bunny.

E40 E43
R81 R83 R85
C1 C3 C5
B12 B14
Y21 Y23

Monday, March 5, 2018

Autumn Fox

I am doing a class in Oakhurst, California and we are doing some different ways to color fur.  Here is one of the fun images we will be coloring and its called Autumn Fox Kit.  This is a really simple way to get a nice texture for fur using blending solution.

You can find out all the class info and locations on my blog under Class Schedule in the tabs above.

YR23 YR27 E59 
YG03 YG17
C1 C3 C5 C7
Texture Rag and Blending Solution