Saturday 29 November 2014

Aurora 'Reindeer' by The East Wind

Hello everyone! It's bitterly cold here in Alberta today, -30 C, so let's do some crafting! Today I have coloured up The East Wind's Aurora 'Reindeer' and made her into a Christmas card for a card swap at Kit & Clowder. It turned out so well, I will definitely be doing another one for a family Christmas card. I'm also entering this into the DT call at The East Wind, because I just love all of Unky's art. She also does some amazing videos that you can watch on her You Tube channel.

I coloured this with Copics and a little bit of Prismacolor Pencils.
Skin: Copics E000, E00, E11, E04, E20
Eyeshadow: Pencils PC1024, PC1023
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E11
Reindeer: E40's
Jacket & Mitts: B90's
Fur trim and scarf: W00, W01, W03
Background trees: E42

I tried my hand at using Frantage again, with much better results this time. LESS IS MORE! I used a small dry paint brush to drop the Shabby Blue Frantage on the paper to keep it sparse. It worked quite well and gave me good control over how much Frantage I applied. I used a Martha Stewart  punch on irridescent glitter paper for the snowflakes. 

The flowers are from I Am Roses. I used a curly rose, cherry blossoms and miniature roses. I sprayed vellum adhesive glue over them and sprinkled them with clear glitter for a frosted look, although you can't see it well here, as it was hard to get a picture of the sparkle. 
I used the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles die for the matte and the base of the card is made with Michele R Winter Frost digital paper.

I hope you like it! 


Wednesday 19 November 2014

A Sagittarius Birthday Card

Another Wednesday has arrived and with it comes a DT make for The Stamping Chef. I have quite a few Sagittarius' in my family, and I thought TSC's "Rosalind" was the perfect image for a birthday card.

I used Kraft cardstock for the card base, and as luck would have it, I was digging through my craft storage closet and found a little treasure of DCWV mat stacks that I had hidden on myself. The cover is missing, so I can't tell you which collection it's from, but I trimmed one of the sheets down for my mat. I printed off the Sagittarius traits sheet and put a layer of translucent paper over it to mute the colour a bit. I sandwiched a little cheesecloth between the two and topped it with some flowers, a Bo Bunny brad, and Rosalind. I am so glad that the All About Animals class over at Kit & Clowder was released, because the Unicorn tutorial was very helpful when colouring this one up. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E000,E00,E21,E13,E04,R20
Eyes - B97,B95,B91
Hair and Tail - E09,E18,E17,E15,E13
Body - E18,E17,E15,E30
Hooves - W7,W5,W1
The Reds are the R30's 
The Blues are B90's
I used a white Molotow acrylic paint marker (2mm tip) to accentuate the gleam in her eye.

I hope you like it! Make sure you check out the new challenge this week at The Stamping Chef! Only a few left! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Saturday 8 November 2014

Go Green Challenge at The East Wind

Hello All! Today I have a card that I'm entering into the Go Green Challenge at The East Wind! I love these images! They are some of my absolute favourites! You HAVE to go check out her Etsy shop. I have used her 'Lucy Loo' Bookaholic image for this. I love the intricacies of her hair. It was so much fun to colour!
The theme Go Green means you have to use the colour green and/or use recycled materials. I have done both. You can SEE the green; the recycled products are as follows: Robert Bateman Sketchbook 100% Recycled Paper as my colouring card, pages from a book (that my two year old twins have destroyed and I've been holding together with tape), and the cheesecloth, which I consider recycled because I have been using it in my kitchen but snipped a bit off to make the card. All of my papers are trimmings from previous projects, but I save everything because you never know when you'll need just a little piece of "this or that". I don't know if that counts as recycled, but I don't like to waste paper. 

I smudged up the book pages and cheesecloth with a Distress Ink pad in Frayed Burlap.
I coloured her up with Copics. For her hair I used BG11-18, and Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11

I'm also entering this in:
613 Avenue Create ATG challenge
Crafts Galore Encore ATG challenge and DT call!

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave a comment below! I love to read them; they really make my day!
xx Myndi

Wednesday 5 November 2014

The Big Teese

Another wonderful Anything Goes Challenge is starting at The Stamping Chef this week, and one of just a few left. Tamara is closing up shop, so if you love her images like I do, head over there and get them while you can, because they will be gone forever after December 31. The good news is that she is not gone forever! She will be back, but with new images totally different from the smexy ladies she's known for. She's such a talented lady that I'm sure we'll be blown away by whatever she decides to do.

For this week's DT make I coloured up The Big Teese! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this image! 

I used Michele R's Men Only and Basic Vintage digital papers and Basic Vintage Elements Pack 1. I printed a little envelope from the Elements Pack that was just big enough for her to pop out of. I printed the Men Only #4 on translucent paper and laid it over Basic Vintage  #8. You can see the vintage print under the balloons that are printed on the translucent paper.

I tried my hand at using Frantage, and I think I may have gotten a tad heavy handed, but I'm always learning, so now I know what NOT to do! I used the Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, Gold Crushed Glass Glitter, and the Gilded Mica Fragments. From this angle, you can see the glitter and the mica shine.

The sentiment is from Verve Stamps. It's simple and small. They are perfect for those cards where you don't have a lot of space or have a lot of embellishments that you don't want to detract from.

The Copics I used to colour her up are as follows: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51
Hat & Monocle - E39, E37, E35, E31
Corset & Feathers - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Please check out The Stamping Chef and our Facebook Fan Page, TSC Recipes. There are a lot of talented ladies over there and I get a lot of inspiration from them!

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