Wednesday, April 12, 2017

No colouring!

What?!  You don't say lol.  Occasionally I surprise myself.  I often create cards for my Stampin' Up classes without colouring but there is always lots of stamping and techniques.  More and more colouring/painting is taking over.  This last couple of weeks have been busy and I just haven't been able to find the time or drive to lose myself in colouring but... I needed to be creative.  So I made a bunch of much-needed quick and clean thank you cards.


Supplies: Stampin' Up Butterfly and Dragonfly dies, Hexagon and Butterfly Embossing Folders and cardstock; Creative Basics dies; Crafters Companion, Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Orchids; decorative paper from my stash.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017


This is one of the stamps from the Little Bit Sketchy Orchid (Sheena Douglass collection) at Crafters Companion.  I've coloured it up with the Aquablend pencils (Primary Set) on watercolour paper.

I stamped with an Archival Black and used a waterbrush with the Aquablend pencils.  It was quick and easy.  I also tried the Aquablend pencils on two other surfaces, the Bristol Smooth and Recycled Bristol.  Both with equally good results; however, my fave is with the watercolour paper followed next by the Recycled Bristol (using the "tooth side" of the paper).

The decorative paper is from my stash as are the dewdrops.  The sentiment stamp and cardstock are Stampin' Up and the gorgeous dies I used are Creative Basics dies - the Basic Cutting Edge Borders and Basic Stitched Flags

Thanks for looking and check us out on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group for more inspiration and fun.


Monday, April 3, 2017


Can never have too many butterflies!

This is a butterfly from the stamp set Flights of Fancy by Crafters Companion.  I've coloured it up with the Aquablend pencils (Primary Set) and then done a quick overlay with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers (Clear Overlay and Perfect Pastels).

It's been stamped with an archival black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and then coloured with the Aquablend pencils and a waterbrush.  For the sparkle markers, you must move quickly and brush it over your piece without "working it", otherwise, the marker will reactivate the pencil and move the colour.

It's hard to see the sparkle in the photo, so I'm attaching a pic taken before I made it into a card.  It's really yummy in person and the light pastels really make the pencil more vibrant if you match the tones (Cosmos used on the pink; Moonstone on the blue/green; clear on the Butterfly body).

The cardstock, sentiment, circle die and embossing folder are from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for looking.


Spring Cuties

Angels Hearts and Memories is out with their newest release of Spring Cuties.  Mine have not yet made it to cards but thought I'd post them with colour details if anyone is interested.  Copic Markers have been used.

Amy & Furbaby
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93 (skin)
E21-23-27; R20-E04; C5-7 (dog) 
B60-C5-7 (hair)
BG11-23 (blue)
BV20-23-25 (purple)
Y21-E35-39 (eyes)
E43-44 (ground)

Pickles & Ice Cream
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93 (skin)
V01-12-BV02 (purple)
E35-57-79-Y21 (hair)
Y21-E35-39 (eyes)
E31-35 (cone); W00-1 (ice cream); YG13-17 (pickle)
Y04-08 plus touch of E35 center (flower)
E43-44 (ground)

Prom Queen
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93 (skin)
B000-93-97; C1 (eyes)
B60-63-66-69 (dress)
RV55-17-69; E35-37 (chair)
B000-C1 + fine tip glue pen (earrings and necklace)
Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pen in Cosmos for hair jewel
Spring Pin Up
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93 (skin)
Y21-E23-25 (hair)
B000-93-97 (eye)
E04-RV00-02 (lips)
B60-C2-4-"0" colourless blender (white)
RV00-02 (pink)
YG13-17 (ground)

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Disco Fever


So, if you're reading my blog, you know I did a pictorial colour-along with the recent TrooBloo Subscription image from Bloobel Stamps.  This is Disco Fever and she should be available for another couple of days.  And... more importantly, she's made it to a card!

I've made a large center-step card and used some beautiful Creative Basics dies for some extra pop.

The "Bling" crystals are from a dollar store find.  The papers are from my never-ending stash.

Copic Colours Used can be found in an album for the Disco Fever girl on the Bloobel Stamps Facebook Group page.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Another Colouring Pictorial

This time I'm using Disco Fever which is the March image from the TrooBloo Subscription package. She will be available 'til the end of March. You can see the last image and post that I did here.

I will just be doing "basic colouring", nothing fancy... but that curly hair lol.  So many ways to do curly hair but I will show you how I do it on this image.

I'm hoping to even make time to get her on a card.  Don't hold your breath or run any bets tho' [big wink].

So won't you grab this image/subscription in the Bloobel Store and come join us in the Bloobel Stamps Facebook Group?


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Copic Earthtones

Well, the best laid plans... often go awry lol.  I didn't have a plan for colours when I set out, but I had decided to stick with just the Earthtones.  If I do them again, I will soften the shirt colours.  I did "cheat" tho' (okay, read: wasn't thinking lol) and added my standard BV20 to my skintones and R20 to the lips.  If I was re-doing, I'd stick with the E93 or 95 on her lips with the E04 and I'd change up the BV20 for E71.

Juggler - part of the TrooBloo Subscription package (this was February)

Steampunk Time  
Copics Used:
Skin - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (could use E71 if sticking to just the Copic E's); E93-95 cheeks; R20-E04 lips
Eyes - E71-81-0; E51-23-27
Hair - E51-55-57
Hats - E71-74-77-79
Vests and pants (and hat bands) - E81-84-87-89
Blouse/dress - E93-95-97-0
Leggings - E08-93; E93-0
Wheel for Juggler - E33-35-37; E44-47-49; E81 (pedal shaft)
Juggling Balls - E97-08-09
Cogs - E50-81-84;E50-42-43-84; E50-84-95

Oh... and here's another teaser for the TrooBloo Subscription and she's available for this month - 

Coffee Bath from TrooBloo Subscription - March

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