Painting with the colorless blender

September 17, 2014

The current challenge at A Day for Daisies is “painterly effects”.  In my YouTube ramblings I watched a video on using watercolor pencils and then on Maryanne Walker’s blog I read a post about tip to tip using the colorless blender and she mentioned that she actually didn’t use the tip for her tutorial, but actually used the blender pen to clean a dirty marker instead.  The dots connected in my head and I decided to do this for a watercolor like effect.  (Not to mention that my markers are in desperate need of cleaning).  I think it worked fairly well, but next time I might dig out one of the extra waterbrushes that I have (somewhere) and try it with blending solution.  The digi that I used was A Day for Daisies “Music in the Trees”.  I love how this image can be colored as simple or as elaborate as you wish.  

HeatherM using A Day For Daisies "Music in the Trees" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
A Day for Daisies “Painterly Effects
Hiding in my Craft Room “Super Scraps Saturday
Artistic Inspiration “Anything Goes/Add Some Bling
Crafting from the Heart “Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge “Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Inky Impressions “Primary Colors
Charisma Cardz “Lace & Pearls
Open-Minded Crafting “Roll out the red
Ladybug Crafts “Choose Your Favorite Image


Oh no, not again…

September 15, 2014

You might look at today’s card and think that I really like fussy cutting, but nope.  This time I dropped a red marker on my image.  Partial die cut/fussy cut to the rescue.    I also tried using the sketch from memory.  Oops, left out an element.  I used an Art by Mi Ran digi called “Shaylee” and the current sketch from Friday Sketch Challenge.  

HeatherM using ArtByMiRan "Shaylee" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge “Sketch 78
Crafty Catz “Clean and Simple
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration “Anything Goes/Add Some Bling
Crafting from the Heart “Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz “Lace & Pearls
The East Wind “Feel the Fall
Open-Minded Crafting “Roll out the red
Lacy Sunshine “Use something with wings
The Corrosive Challenge “Autumn/Fall


One of the things I like about challenges

September 13, 2014

One of the things that I like about challenges is that they can get you to dig out those neglected things that you’ve had but never used.  The sequins on this card are one of those things.  I’ve had them for quite a while but this is the first time that I’ve used them.  I used a Lacy Sunshine digi called “Izzybella Boo Button’s Secret Window” and the current sketch from Card Mania.  

HeatherM using Lacy Sunshine "Izzybella Boo Button's Secret Window digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Card Mania “Sketch
Lacy Sunshine “Include a Window
Crafting from the Heart “Anything Goes
Paper Makeup “Sequins/Gems
One Stitch at a Time “Anything Goes with a Die
Fitztown Challenge “Anything Goes
MilkCoffee “Colors of Autumn
Doodle Pantry “Any Digi Goes
Crafting at the Weekend “Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies “Sparkle and Bling


Happy Friday!

September 12, 2014

It’s almost the end of the first full week of school.  We’re still trying to get into the swing of things, but the quiet during the day has made up for the tired kids and daily homework struggles in less favored subjects.  Todays card was made using a free digi from here and the current sketch from Sketch N Stash.  My neglected item was the digi.  I printed it about a year and a half ago and it’s been sitting in my stack of digis to color ever since.  I don’t know what I printed it on, but it was awful to color!  Feathering galore, and then I dropped a dark brown marker on it when I only had the shoe and the notebook left to color.  Fussy cutting anyone?  

HeatherM using Anne Bodil freebie

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash “Challenge 146
Hiding in my Craft Room “Think Fall
Whoopsi Daisy “Throw on the flowers
Digi Sketch Challenge “It’s a girl thing (T)”
Crafting from the Heart “Anything Goes
Fab “n” Funky “Cute as a Button
Crafty Girls Challenges “Anything Goes
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge “Anything Goes
MilkCoffee “Colors of Autumn


Something new (to me)

September 6, 2014

OK, I must confess that I didn’t accomplish much this week as far as cleaning.  I still haven’t gone through the kids rooms and gathered up things to be donated or outright thrown away, and I didn’t clean the carpets like they desperately need, but I did wander through some YouTube videos and finally got up the courage to try coloring a darker skin.  I also picked up a little different way to select colors for shading. I’m very pleased with how my coloring turned out.  Not quite as happy with my paper selection.  Not sure if it’s just outside my comfort zone or if it’s just a bad choice.    I used a Fitztown digi called “Fae 2″ and the current sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  

HeatherM using Fitztown "Fae 2" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – “Sketch 26
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly “Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty “Anything Goes
The East Wind “Birthday Princess
Digi Sketch Challenge “It’s a girl thing (T)”
Fitztown Challenge “Fantasy
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend “Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy “Celebrations


Today was the day!

September 2, 2014

Hooray!  Today was the first day of school, even if it was only a half day.  I must confess that I didn’t actually do that much while the kids were gone today.  I finished this card after they were back home.   I used a Dustin Pike freebie from here and sketch #247 from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  

HeatherM using Doodle Dragon "Looking" freebie

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches “#265 Pick a Sketch
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges “Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room “Freestyle
Artistic Inspirations “Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly “Anything Goes
MilkCoffee “Back to School
Open-Minded Crafting “Office Supplies (pencil and notebook in digi)”
The Corrosive Challenge “Let’s hear it for the boys


Happy Friday!

August 29, 2014

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has a great weekend and for those in the US enjoy your long weekend.  For today’s card  I used the Stamp of the Month digi by From the Heart Stamps called “Pumpkin PigWit” and the current sketch (and the twist) from I {heart} Card Sketches.  

HeatherM using From The Heart Stamps "Pumpkin PigWit" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
I {heart} Card Sketches “Sketch 077
From The Heart Stamps “August Stamp of the Month
Open-Minded Crafting “Last Days of Summer
Artistic Inspirations “Anything Goes
Inky Impressions “Anything Goes
Clear it Out “Theme-Favorite Color, Stash-Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty “Children and/or Christmas
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges “Anything Goes


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