Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lucky you planner layout

Today I'm sharing me adventures with the PixScan mat and my Silhouette Cameo 3.  First I colored my Lucky You download by RG Studio 360 with my copics.  I love it because you get 3 pages with each download.  One with the image alone, one with the image and a cut line around the outer edge to use with your Brother Scan n Cut or like I did here with my Silhouette Cameo 3 and my Pixscan mat.  The last version you get is a mini version that you can use on ATC's or like I did today in my planner and it comes with the cutline added also.  I loaded my image into the software and then needed to Trace the images.  Because they already have an outline it went pretty smooth.  I then loaded it into the machine and had it cut the outline on each image.
Here is the picture of how well each item was cut out.  This was so much better then fussy cutting.  I removed them from the mat and decorated my planner for this week. 
  I used the die cuts to spread out the fun for the entire week.  I still have plenty of room to write in my appointments as they come up during the week.
Here is a collage of the images close up so you can see the coloring a little better.  Once you have the download you can print it on whatever paper you want depending on what you wanted to do with the images.  Since I wanted to use my copics I printed them on my X-Press It Blending cardstock.  
Go to to find this Lucky You download as well as lots of others and start creating. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

When You Smile Stamp Set

Today I’m sharing the cards we will make in this months class.  All these images are from the stamp set When You Smile by Unity Stamps.  The first card we are working on is dragonflies.  I colored in the dragonflies first and then heat set them to make sure they were dry and the color wouldn't move. 

The next step is to brush water on the background to lay down some yellow and have it really flow and fill in the background.  I wanted it to be subtle so I made sure the color was watered down.  I then splattered ripe persimmon and shaded lilac. Since we did the splatters while the background was still wet the color was able to spread slightly.

The second card is a fun image by Unity Stamps.  I love the sneakers with the Roses.  I started with shoes so they would be done and I could dry them so the roses wouldn't bleed into them.  I next colored the roses and then the leaves.  The last thing I wanted to do was the ground under the image.  I did the background is Pumice stone and then added some faded jeans and spun sugar.
The last image I thought would be nice for Easter.  This cute bunny is also from Unity Stamps.  I wanted a light brown bunny and I thought pink ears would stand out nicely with the brown and help highlight the roses.
I colored in the ground with bundled sage first and then flicked in mowed lawn to mimic blades of grass.  I hope you enjoy these and can join us in class on Tuesday March 13th.  

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Llama fun

Hi everyone,
Today I wanted to share a couple of cards we did in my last color pencil class. We worked on fur for our fun Llamma to color. The first one we did in greys and only used 3 colors.  BloggerImage

It was so fun to color and then add his scarf and beenie. He’s all ready for winter. 
The second card we did in browns. For this one we used about 5 various shades to get lots of texture and highlights on his fur. We also made him a hipster with the cute hat. 

We had fun in class working on flicking our colors to get the fur texture. Slowly building up our layers of colors and watching it come together as you go.