Friday, January 15, 2021

Pure Fragrance from Power Poppy

I love the smell of fresh flowers.  When we (used to) go to the mall and walk by a flower shop, I always want to  take my steps a little slower and dwell in the fresh fragrance of the blooms.  Today we have a gorgeous new image to show you from Power Poppy that may make you wish for scratch and sniff on your screen!  It’s called Pure Fragrance Digital .  It’s a stunning blend of showy florals: iris, foxglove, wild rose, and bellflower in a elegant little French glass perfume bottle.  I printed the image up to fit most of the card size, which gave me lots of room for colouring.  

Colouring is done with Copic Markers, with the addition of Prismacolor Pencils in the nooks and crannies.  I’ve added a bit of pale blue buffalo plaid in the background paper to soften it, but the details are very simple, just to show off the beauty of the image.  Don’t you love the little raspberries next to the bottle?  I gave them a golden raspberry colouring to pair with that beautiful apricot wild rose, and the dainty foxglove.  You can see that I’ve tried to tie in each of the colours of the flowers into other parts of the image so that it works well and is cohesive.  

Be sure to stop by the Bloom Brigade because they have such gorgeous designs to who you with this image and another stunning new image that Marcy is releasing called Volumes of Beauty.  

Christine (me!) 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Snowdrops and Roses

Hello out there.  Some of you may know that we’ve faced a lot of personal losses last year, with all four of our parents passing away within 12 months.  Most recently my Dad who we had moved in to care for, passed away in December.  We’re working through grief a step at a time.   We’ve also spent a lot of of time going back and forth between my parent’s place, where we were living, and our home where we’re now back.  This explains a bit of my absence from cardmaking this December, and how little I’ve visited any blogs too.  

In the midst of the moves between houses, I found a bunch of images I had already coloured but had not put into cards, so today’s image from Power Poppy’s lovely Snowdrops and Tea Roses was one of the coloured images that I found, and it’s just too pretty not to share, so I put it together yesterday to show you.  

The colouring is done with both Copic Markers and Prismacolour Pencils in the background and shadows of the image.  

For some interest in the background I stenciled some circles (to play off the berries), with an amethyst ink, added a vellum layer, sparkly white ribbon and some white mirrored sequins.  

The sentiment is from the Power Poppy’s Let Your Heart Be Light .  

You’ll see some beautiful creations with the Bloomies ahead.  

and me Christine

Monday, January 4, 2021

TCP Think Spring!

Hello Friends, we’re back with a new challenge from The Cat’s Pajamas called Think Spring.  A sure way to get yourself out of the winter blues is to create something really springlike.  There’s nothing more springy than splashing in the puddles, and this pair from the TCP set called Splish Splash is a fun one. 

I pulled out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to watercolour these two and added some rain into the image.   

I’ve used the grass die from TCP’s Slimline Basics CutUps to give it some fun spring green colour.  

For my next card I decided to go in a bit different direction - thinking Spring Cleaning!  This fun set from TCP called Spring Cleaning fits the bill.  

It’s got a cute cheeky sentiment to match the vacuum and some cute details like the Rectangle Stamp Die frame, and the little paper accent heart.  

Colouring for this one is with Copics.  

So I hope that puts you in the mood for Spring, and for creating!

Play along with us in the challenge!   TCP products are not required but encouraged. You have until the end of the month to submit a project and there is a $50 gift voucher up for grabs.  Just link your project on todays post on the TCP Blog by the end of the month.  For more inspiration pop on over and see what these Kitties have in store!


Monday, November 23, 2020

Mike Wazowski Thinks You’re Awesome

Hi ya everyone!  Today we’re finishing off a great week of Sneaky Peeks at The Cat’s Pajamas with our November Blog Hop!  You’ve probably come from Kerry’s Blog along the hop, and if you run into any troubles head to the TCP Blog for the full lineup.  

I just had to do another design with the new Yeti to Party Bundle  cause it makes me smile.  You have to admit this does look a lot like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.  So my colouring of him totally reflects that.  The lime greens are so fun!  He’s ready for the celebration with his bundle of balloons, and a fun layout.  I love the dies for this set as it makes creating a snap.  

I’ve used a fun layout and TCP’s Framed Up 2 Die to surround him, and it also nods to the 1 eye design. 

I giggled to myself to add the definition to the iris of his eye and how realistic that makes them.  I’ve added a pretty Toppers CutUps Die Notebook Edge to the teal panel and some background stamping in coordinating colours with other elements in the set.  

A couple of enamel dots add some accent, and the sentiment is a hoot.  

Here are the Copics I used.  

Don’t forget that theres a HUGE Black Friday sale on at TCP AND the Kitty Cat Pack and Poochie Pack discounts start on December 1st.  

Now you can head to Julee’s Blog along the hop and enjoy some more! 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Woof Means I Love U

As a person with really severe animal allergies - I have to maintain a safe distance between me and pets - but I can always enjoy the polymer version of really adorable animals like these in TCP’s new Woof Stamp!  These pups are all out fun!  

Doesn’t this big guy look happy?  He’s so fun!  And Alma made all of these cute pups easy to work with using the Stamp and Die Combo in the Woof Bundle.  I coloured him up with Copics to match this fun pup paper I had in my stash.  

He’s accented with TCP’s County Fair Dies for the pennants and TCP's Balloon Frame to give him a peek-a-boo window.  I sanded up the edges of the papers to give them a more warm and weathered look.  

The sentiment is accented with a wood veneer heart, perfect for this sweet love theme.  

Here is the Woof Bundle below.  Aren’t these doggies a loveable bunch?  

And now it’s your turn!  Comment on these designers blogs and you’re in the running for a $10 Gift Voucher from the TCP Store!  Winners are announced the next day on the TCP Blog!  Good luck!  

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Scatter Joy

Sometimes, you just want a set that is all about the sweetness.  Today’s new stamp from The Cat’s Pajamas,  Scatter Joy fits the bill perfectly.  Delightful little bunnies with petite and detailed illustrations totally give this one the awwwww factor.  

I was thinking about a precious friend of mine who was about to have a new baby girl when I created this card.  Her delivery was an intense and fast one so I think this card will be a good reminder to her of what an amazing mama and person she is.  I coloured up the sweet design with Copics and then die cut it out with TCP’s  Mailbox Dies to get that sweet little peek-a-boo in the little rectangle.  I picked some patterned papers that coordinated really well with scale and colour, and then topped it off with a scalloped “awning” with TCP's  Toppers CutUps.  

A sweet little heart from this week’s Yeti to Party  dies give the sentiment a little extra accent.  

Hopefully this will scatter joy over her when she receives it!

Here’s a peek at how sweet this little set is!

Are You In It To Win It?  As always with TCP...there’s a chance for you to win each day of Sneaky Peek Week!  Just comment on these designers blogs and you’re in the running for a $10 Gift Voucher from the TCP Store!