30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 16 -Clean lines card

logoHello Everyone! It’s day 16 of coloring goodness. Today I finished coloring up the garden beauty and made her into a card. I chose to keep this to what I call a clean lines card in that I just let the image be present without any distractions like patterned paper or embellishments. I just wanted to focus on the image so I added a little bit of earth to ground the image and put it directly onto the card base.

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I used my MISTI to add the sentiment which was from WPlus9.

I really like how she came out and think I will add more cards like this in the future.

Today I am taking the boys to one of their favorite local comic book stores called WebHead Comics and then off to the library for a little browsing. It’s all about books today!

I hope you all are well and I’ll be back tomorrow.

Happy coloring!

Belinda

30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 12: Forever my Valentine Card

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Hello my craft-lovin’ friends! It’s day 12 of the color challenge and I am still at it. Yesterday was a long day and so I was unable to complete my card. So this morning I was on a mission to finish coloring my image and pull together a Valentine’s day card.

One of the fun things about this craft is that from time to time, you get faced with a mistake that you must find a creative workaround to make them work. Sometimes, It might be my color combinations don’t work as planned, sometimes, it’s a stamping error, etc. Well I printed up multliple digi images on Copic paper to color for various projects. Sometimes I print them up with space for me to incorporate a drawn background and other times, I lay them out so that I can maximize the amount I can fit on a sheet with the intention of fussy cutting them out after I color them. Well in haste, I forgot to print a test view to see if everything fit on the page. So the balloon on this image was clipped.  I don’t like to waste paper and products so as a rule I find a way to make it work for the project or use on another to avoid wasting anything.

day12aSo I pushed the imaged flush right and cut off a little more of the balloon to line up with the right edge of the card.  Problem solved!! I also designed two sentiment designs (love, forever) on my Silhouette and played around to ensure the digi when cut out, would fit nicely with the word. I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette (yes I use a Cricut cutting mat – don’t judge) to cut out the cards and then placed the image on each to see which sentiment I would use for this card.

day12bI ended up using the ‘Forever’ sentiment and matted it on American Crafts ‘Everyday’ patterned paper.

I think I might just use this card for my husband. That way I can still see her cute face around the house!

It’s really cold here (18 degrees) and I am thinking of stopping work early, making tea and grabbing my book and heading to my reading nook for a little comfort.

I will be back tomorrow for day 13!

Have a lovely weekend!

Belinda

30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 10 – Mother’s Day card

logoHello and welcome to day 10 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I am hanging in there. Today I had to stop and start coloring to run errands and take care of some administrative work for my business. But I am happy to say I completed the card from the image I began coloring yesterday.

day10aI finished coloring a second pair of the flowers and then cut them out as well as the leaves.

day10bI then used my Memento pen to go around the fresh cut edges for a more finished look.

day10cInspired by Kathy, I pulled out my distress inks and added some more color. Using different color mediums on a project can really bring them to the next level. They softened any hard lines on the flowers.

day10dI colored a third flower center so that I could have three levels of dimension on the final card. I also embossed some cardstock and diecut a stitched circle on my Cuttlebug. I also played around with cutting out several petals on for the top layer to make the flower look more dimensional and curled the petal edges so they would raise nicely.

day10eI used my MISTI to stamp a new sentiment I just bought this week at Michael’s from Hero Arts.  I layed out the circle like I wanted it and positioned my stamp right where I wanted it to go and then inked it up.

day10fIt came out great. I love this tool because it takes the nerves our of sentiment stamping for me. Nothing like ruining a pretty project with a messed up impression.

day10gWhile I had the stamp on the MISTI, I inked up and stamped another sentiment so that I could make another card soon.

day10hYou didn’t think I used any of the leaves I fussy cut did you? Well I did. I placed one more on the right side with dots and my tweezers. I love the way it looks with this extra leaf.

day10jI added Wink of Stella clear to the centers for a touch of shine. and you can see the dimension of this card from this shot.

day10iMy final card came out pretty cool. I definitely going to make some more.

Happy coloring friends. I have two appointments tomorrow so I may post late but I will see you tomorrow.

Belinda

30 Day Coloring Challenge #4 – Day 6: “I Love You” card

logoHello Everyone! It’s day 6 of the coloring challenge. Today I was able to complete the image I started coloring yesterday and make a card.

day6aI picked one of the stamps out of the Basic Grey ‘Amour’ stamp set and used my MISTI to stamp it. I used a coordinating Memento ink called Lilac Posies to stamp it and then I used my Copic to color in part of the I and U.  I like that the sentiment looks hand-drawn.

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Then I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder ‘Cross My Heart’ and embossed a white piece of cardstock. I took two of the Copics I used on her to color in random hearts and then colored clear Wink of Stella so they would sparkle!

day6cI am loving this color combination and stamped up a few more sentiments in the same color so I can make a few more cards like this.

 

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I added a gemstone for her head adornment from my old stash.

day6dIt’s a fun and the colors are bright and cheerful.  I hope you have time to squeeze in some coloring. I am so happy I did. See you tomorrow!

Happy coloring!

Belinda

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