Sunday, July 26, 2015

Love in Spring_ Ching-Chou Kuik

This beautiful graphic Love in Spring  is done in Prismacolor Pencils with the fairy's translucent wings finished in Wink of Stella.  I did her for a Kit and Clowder challenge and chose the autumn coloring (September) as the month I wanted to finish.  I cannot finish this into a card until after August 10th, but I will, in time for a September birthday, die cut and matte it on gold and turquoise.


And then I did this graphic again--this time we'll call it "Love in Winter."-

Very hard to get web photo to show the background gradient blue to light yellow.  

Here is another Ching_Chow Kuik that I absolutely LOVE---She's called Spring Dreaming.

And here are the finished cards
No matter the mood, Ching Chow Kuik designs are stunning and special.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Make it Crafty graphics

This is Candy Elf, and I will use her for the Kit and Clowder Christmas in July card exchange

This is Mermaid Shellina

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get Well Fast Lou

This Sheri Baldi "Hang in there" card is for a friend who just had heart AND knee surgery all in the same day.  Get WELL FAST Lou--wishing you a speedy and comfortable as possible recovery.  All done in Prismacolor pencils and mounted on black and cherry cobbler SU papers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Oven Lovin Apron

This little gift of a dozen or so recipe cards are placed an "apron box" made with Sizzix Bigz die the "Box Apron."  It holds 4x6 recipe cards.  The embellishments are from Karen Schulz "Oven Lovin" Collection--a hugely versatile kit. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving_Jade Dragonne

What a pretty Thanksgiving Card this beautiful graphic by Jade Dragonne  (J.Dufort) will make.  Searched the internet for the correct colors for Mr. Gobbler....and had fun with this sweet wish for bounty and thanksgiving.

Another fun and whimsical Jade Dragonne:

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Wheatley_Art by Miran

Love how this beautiful little Wheatley turned out.  Her cape was a challenge to get it to shimmer and to be heavily textured--and almost the same tones as her dress.  This is unfinished because I don't have all my crafting supplies with me on vacation, but she will be mounted on Cherry Cobbler and double matted for an autumn card, with wheat embellishments.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pretty Pencils

Here are a couple of Sherri Baldi's that I have just finished coloring with the Prismacolor Pencils.  One is called Moon Kissed, and I can't find the name of the other one. 

Moon Kissed was printed on canvas, heavily textured paper---not good for pencils!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yam Puff_ Kit and Clowder Create and Learn July

I love how my first attempt came out working with all the new and challenging techniques in the July Kit and Clowder Create and Learn for Pencils Class.  

Here's my first effort, photographed and placed on a photo of a huge group of Hydrangea in bloom at the Elk Casino near where we are staying.  I can't wait to do the Hydrangea Fairy by Yam Puff  again and get better at the ripples and waves and a penciled sky!

Here is the finished card, "Don't be afraid to get your feet wet"

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Norma Burnell_Follow Me

Among the most fun to color images I have bought this "follow me" by Norma Burnell is one of my favorites.  I am going to frame this one and have it in mind for a Christmas Gift for a special person. Norma's  work has the flavor of Zentangles to it, but the gorgeous detail is takes your breath away.. I am especially fond of her fairies and her owl graphics.  I have colored Follow Me twice.  The top one is the one I colored second, but both are with Prismacolor pencils, with some areas finished with Gamsol to blend.  Some areas are accented with Wink of Stella, silver and gold Gelly Roll pens, pearls, and and tiny stickers which are the gold centers of some of my holographic sentiment word greetings.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Furry Fun

I did this little card for a Kit and Clowder "furry" challenge.  The graphic is by Penny Black and it is colored with Prismacolor Pencils.

This one is a Sugar Nellie Stamp (Nellie Snellen Stamps) Colored with Prisma Colors for the Kit and Clowder "furry" challenge.

This Penny Black graphic (House Mouse) reminds me that this weekend, --my friend Pat's Birthday weekend is the Lavender Festival in Sequim.  She and I had so much  fun over the years at the festival.  Wishing you fun this year too, Pat.  Happy Birthday.  This card is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and is in the July Challenge at Kit and Clowder

This is a House Mouse cutie, for the furry challenge at Kit and Clowder.  It is a very old (pre 2000) House Mouse graphic.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


This is another exquisite graphic by Ching-Chow Kuik called Sunshine. she is finished with Prismacolor pencils, Gold Stickles and little gold sticker accents.  The paper is Artichoke by Gina K and SU's new Delightful Dijon.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Aurora Wings_Owl Spirit

This big eyed elf is one of the beautiful new Aurora Wings graphics drawn by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff  This beautiful elf is all colored in Prismacolor pencils and is worked into a 5x7 card.

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Again having fun coloring little mermaids.  This one is a Jade Draggone baby mermaid an her pal that I will use as a Thank You card here at the beach.

Below is the second Yam Puff Mermaid (see Here) and Dolphin, this time done in Prismas, not Chameleons.  The main color on this mat and mermaid is the lovely new Mint Macaron by SU, and green and star stickles, wink of stella and gold holographic line stickers finish this card.

Get Well Tracy

The stamp is a Swiss Pixies "Bouquet Birgitta" that is colored with prismacolor pencils and finished with Wink of Stella, and copper stickles.  

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Miran's Digi-Girl 226

This cute little gal was colored with Prismacolor pencils for the  July Progressive  Facebook MiRan Jung challenge. It is finished with both Wink of Stella and with dots of liquid pearls. The cutout of the finished graphic is mounted on SU blackberry bliss paper.  Lines and sentiment are from Pop-Ups etc and are stickers, and the epoxy heart is by SU that is in the Thank You sentiment.