Saturday, September 6, 2014

Swinging Hi!

I'm back again with a second post for today(scroll down to see my Autumn Teddy card). Whoo hooo! Laura over at The Crafty Sister really has inspired me to color these past few days. Here's another card that I thought was adorable and had to case(hope she doesn't mind).  I really like the flower paper she used, but alas, don't have that paper pad.

Here's my version, using colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I think I printed my image off a bit too small. Some of the areas were teeny tiny and a bit of a challenge to color. Ah well. She's still cute. Hope she doesn't slide off the tire swing though...that's a bit of a drop, isn't it?

The tree paper is  from Doodlebug's Flower Box 6x6 pad. The hi is a Paper Smooches sentiment from  the Simply Said set. You can find the image here at  A Random Fan on Etsy.

That's it from me for today. Thanks ever so much for stopping by! 


Hello~Autumn Teddy Card

Happy Saturday, Friends!

I was able to color and finish putting another card together yesterday, but didn't get a chance to post it. I was inspired once again by the work done on The Crafty Sister blog here. This gal does an awesome job with her Copics, that is for sure. I couldn't resist that adorable teddy bear(found here). 
Here's my attempt with my colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits (and Happy Harvest Doodlebug paper). The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's So Much to Say set. Kraft and brown cardstock from my stash. 

It's a pretty straightforward case. But, I do try to put a little tweak to it to make it mine. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I have a few more images I want to color, so who knows...maybe I'll be back again this weekend. (Take that as a threat or promise, depending on your perspective, of course).

In the meantime, hope you have a creative day! Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunflower Girl~Thanks

Hello on this Happy Friday!

I have had a hankering to color this past week, most likely because I follow this talented lady's blog and I adore her coloring style.  I wanted to color something fall like and was searching for inspiration. I came across this cutie on Etsy while searching. I couldn't resist any longer and sat down to do some coloring this afternoon.

She sure makes me smile!

I used my trusty Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Then I cut a stamped cloud image and used it as a mask to sponge Tumbled Glass ink on the background for the clouds. The flowered paper is Doodlebug and the cardstock is DCWV.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's So Much to Say set.

I still feel like coloring, so hopefully I'll be able to share some more cards soon.

Until then, thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thankful Wreath Card and Crochet Tablerunner

Last year I saw this card by Lisa Spangler on the Hero Arts blog and loved the wreath she created. I so wanted to try my hand at creating it, but with all the stamp sets I own, not one of them really worked to create a wreath even remotely similar to the one Lisa created. I couldn't find the set locally and I was bummed. I know I could have ordered it online then, but I never did. Fast forward to August, 2014 and I was roaming Michaels just to see what they had in the way of new Fall/Halloween schtuff. Lo and behold, I came across the Hero Arts stamp set I would need to recreate the wreath from last year! How cool is that?! Of course I snatched it up with a 40% off coupon and went along my merry way.

Last week I sat down to try my hand at the wreath. I quickly discovered I'm no good at eyeballing a circular shape with wood mounted stamps. I tried several times and chucked each effort. Then I got the bright idea to lightly draw a circle and use it as my guide. Success! Completely cased, but I like it!

Hero Arts - Thankful stamp set L295
Close to My Heart Inks - Autumn Terracotta, Cranberry, Garden Green, Saddle, Sunflower
Gems/Bling - My stash/Michaels/Hobby Lobby

I've also been working on a crochet project for our "new to us" dining table. We replaced a really light wood rectangular table with a darker, more dining room like oval table a couple of weeks ago. The napkin holder we have is a bit too small for the size of the new table, so I decided to crochet a table runner. I found a free pattern I liked and got to work. I just finished it today and thought I'd share. I didn't really block it, so it needs to be straightened a bit, but I like it. It is basically made of motifs that you add as you go and then has a triple crochet border. 

Aunt Lydia's Fashion Crochet Thread size 3
3.5mm crochet hook
That's it from me for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!