Saturday, September 28, 2019

Swimmer Girl and Snowballs and Snowmen from Polkadoodles Stamps

These images are just the cutest. I just love summer and the "Swimmer Girl" encompasses everything that I love about summer; the sand, sea, shells, and the sun. If only it could be summer all year long. For this image I used Sweer Sentiment Premium paper and Copic markers from Dick Blick . I was trying to make the little girl look a bit sunburned. 

The Snowballs and Snowmen image I plan to use for a my Through the Purple Haze DT challenge in November, which is "Snow, snow, and more snow". This was just a practice run, but I am happy with my frst attempt. Again, I used Sweet Sentiment Paper and Copics. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Little Darling Polkadoodles Ruby Stamps and Friends Afloat Country Friends

Who doesn't just love Little Darlings and Polkadoodles? I adore the Ruby stamp set and Friends set. They don't disappoint. I colored these images with Copics, which I absolutely love. However, I also love and use Spectrum Noir, Pro Markers, and Prisma Colors alcohol markers. I am definitely a fan of alcohol markers. I simply love to color, and spend many hours coloring various stamped images a week.

The Friends Afloat Country Friends is perhaps my favorite image It reminds me that we are all in the same boat and should be kind to each other. Don't kick out the person who is not rowing, but lend them a hand. Too much of a moral lesson? Just be kind - it is much easier than the alternative.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fall is here!

I for one, am not ready for Fall, but it is right around the corner. I have to admit that I do love making Fall themed cards. I am partial to the Fall colors; oranges, purples, greens, and browns. They are all lovely to work with. The older that I get, the more I like the Halloween images. I have made several Fall themed cards the past week. I hope you enjoy the fun selection that I have colored.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Through the Purple Haze DT challenge

September Challenge 

For the Through the Purple Haze September challenge, I used the Horse Cuddlebug stamp by Unity Stamp Company, which is on sale this Labor Day Weekend. I colored the horse with Copic Markers. The challenge this month is using something with fur. I immediately thought of this cute little stamp.

Through the Purple Haze has challenged me the last two months to create cards that are a bit outside my comfort zone. Last month, we had to create a card that was inspired by a song. I used a stamp from Little Darlings Country Afloat . Our challenge was to create a card based on a song. My song is Sail Away by Styx. Both challenges were extremely fun.

We should seek out challenges in our lives. it is the only way that we grow. Otherwise we become stagnant in our lives.

Creating cards, journals, and scrapbook pages allows us to get close to Art, and to let our creative juices flow. For me, the more I create the more I want to create. I could spend hours in my craft room. Please check out the Through the Purple Haze Blog.

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