Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Hallowee'n Over and Over

This cute little witch graphic was drawn by Hannah Lynn and named "Pricilla"  SO!  I couldn't resist putting her against the vibrant sunset sky photo taken by a friend of mine in Sequim, WA in August.  The  witch is entirely colored in Photoshop, and the font is Halloween Spider.


This little witch below is by Art by Miran.  She's called Trick or Treat Witch  She's done entirely in Prismacolor Pencils, with a tag designed by  Tracy Wray. Mounted on black and Tangelo Twist papers by SU

Enter if you Dare Besties...Sassy Studios, finished with SU dp Halloween, and teeny tiny wishes stamp. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

For a Scorpio Birthday

This graphic of a Scorpio Zodiac diva was drawn by J. Dufort  It is done with prismacolor pencils and finished with stickers from pop-ups etc.  

Happy  Birthday Charlie

Monday, October 26, 2015

Irises by Kuik for a Kappa Friend

This Flower Lady Fantasy (Iris) by Ching Chow Kuik was just what I was looking for for a Kappa Friend on reaching her Golden 50th year with Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is colored in Prismacolor pencils, and finished with holographic line border stickers, pearls and mounted on Mercury Glass Recollections gold foil paper.  The key and locket are from my stash. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ching Chow Kuick--Halloween

Isn't this beautiful little witch adorable?  I colored her for the Ching Chow Kuick  Kit and Clowder Facebook Challenge.  And for her blog challenge. I think now all my Halloween Greetings are done and in the mail.  The Squirrel and Toadstool  artwork is available HERE

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mermaid Kisses and Christmas Wishes

This sweet Christmas Eve Mermaid was drawn by J. Dufort.  She's done in Prismacolor pencils, wink of stella, and liquid pearls. Gold frame is created sticker lines from Pop Ups Etc. Mounted on SU papers. Sentiment in Photoshop. Since we'll have been in Tahiti on  Christmas Eve,  I thought a little Mermaid would be a fun card to send.

Feel Better Fast, Donnie

This cute  Apple a Day keeps the  Doctor Away graphic was drawn by J. Dufort.   It's pencilled  with Prismacolors and cut with the Spellbinder's S5-59 Gold Labels 4 dies. Island Indigo,  SU paper.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

SU Small Jump on Holiday Cards

I was working with SU vellum today and got quite a few cards made, one bunch using the Jingle All the Way Dies, and the other the Star  Framelits by SU.  PLUS the Winter Wonderland Vellum, and older vellums I had for projects like these were really fun for a change.  Love the effects of heat embossing beautiful Christmas sentiments, and while I have a LOT of different company's embossing powder, I got the best results today with SU's.  Holographic glitter and gold tickers on the Jingle all the way diecut cards and the holographic border are from PopUps Etc

Monday, October 19, 2015

Young Witch Aurora Wings

This card was created for the Aurora  Wings Challenge for Halloween.    I chose the pretty Young  Witch to celebrate. The matting is Core-di-nations sanded textured core paper, and two designs created by Michelle Roos in her card-crafting kit called Halloween. The border is a gorgeous etched gold satin ribbon from my stash (and I think from Ribbons N Things).  She's colored with Prismacolor pencils on Neenah white paper and fussy cut for mounting and stacking up on this 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card.   It is created for a small child, so isn't a scary witch or goblin.   The inside sentiment reads:

On Halloween the thing you must do Is pretend that nothing can frighten you.  And if somethin' scares you and you want to run, Just let on like it's Hallowee'n fun

My other coloring for this image is here:

Harvest Elf_Aurora Wings

This gorgeous autumn graphic is from Aurora Wing's fantasy collection.   She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and finished with Wink of Stella.  The matting is SU blackberry bliss paper, and the edge detail is from the S4-525 Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square dieset.

The second time I colored the Harvest Elf, I framed the final piece in a rich-grained wooden frame for my coffee table.  She is  So sweet, and I am very pleased with the pencilling and the detail of this gorgeous image.  

Graveyard Vamp

This is the second card I made with the Destiny Graveyard Vamp  by Faery Ink that I colored with Prismacolor Pencils for Kit and Clowder October Create and Learn Class.  I made a 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 Easel card for this "alternate" coloring color combination suggested by Alyce. The fence in front is cut from Estate Fence, a Memory  Box Die 98285 and the sticker bushes are punched from the Martha Stewart fir branch punch. When open the Boo graphic and the haunted house are created in Photoshop, and the witches boot is diecut from Cottage Cutz  CCP-046

The open card is pasted at the Kit and Clowder Facebook competition this month

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Kuick's Sweeties

Here are two more of Ching Chow Kuick's beautiful graphics.  The top one is called Wishing Stars, and is mounted on SU real Red Cardstock and inset in to holographic gold star paper cut ovals (SU Framelits).  Tiny stars are punched from the star border punch (SU)  She is finished with Poca white dot paint accents.

The second card is made with  Ching Chow's adorable Snowflake Angel.  This is behind an acrylic window that is embossed with Sizzix Holly Swirls (657139) and surfaced with silver wink of Stella (like her wings)  Both are worked with Prismacolor Pencils.

Jody Bergsma _Love is the Joy of Life

I am so pleased with my first effort with Jody Bergsma's new Coloring book.  The images are beyond perfection (as all her work is), the paper is magnificent, and my prismacolor pencils brought me pleasure as I did Love is the Joy of Life.  The very very light background is better defined with more subtle colors than show in this photo.  Wink of Stella and Gelly Roll Clear star, touch up each feather in the humer's throats and surround the design in side the artist drawn frame. This is one gorgeous finished piece and will probably go to my framer this week.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wee Miss Holly

Wee Stamps Holly is the prismacolor pencilled cardfront on this 5 inch square card.

Christmas Morning---Art by Miran

This image "Christmas Morning" was created for the  Art by Miran  Anything Goes Challenge. She's done in Prismacolor Pencils, with Posca gold, Wink of  Stella and a foil diecut shape from Spellbinders Borderabilities (S5-180).  She's matted on SU Rich Razzleberry paper that matches her dress. The ornaments are gel-glitter spots stickers. Glitter in 3D crystal glaze gives almost the same brilliance, but these exactly match the artist drawn ornaments on the graphic. See her HERE in a gatefold card.

Kit and Clowder Create and Learn ==Pencils

This graphic, by Faery Ink, is called "Destiny Graveyard Vamp"  She is the graphic for the pencils Create and Learn exercises for Kit and Clowder for October, 2015.  I have colored her with prismacolor pencils, finished the background in Distress Ink Watercolor wash in "black soot and broken china" (and a thin layer of pencil for "resist".  Wink of Stella silver and gold touch the yellows in this drawing.  The flowers are from I Am Roses, and the tiny flourishes (Cheery Lynn B387) are cut from grey and black paper.  Orange, burgundy and black sequins are in the corner's clusters.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mid-Terms Good Luck

For you, DGS
Good Luck on your Mid-Terms!  Enjoy glorious Autumn in Vermont, the beautiful colors, and have fun on the Halloween Haunted  Walks on your campus.  
This scarecrow was drawn by Kathryne and is called Autumn Delight and is colored in Prismacolor pencils.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mistletoe Kisses

This cute little graphic is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, die cut with Lil Inkjer's Stitched rectangles, and mounted on SU Real Red on Holly Swirls 657139 Sizzix EF. Real red ribbon, Sizzix opal Liquid pearls, a sentiment sticker  and stickles finishes this sweet and simple greeting.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Punched Fir Christmas Tree

This sweet and delicate little tree is punched from Martha Stewart "fir branch" punch.  It is created on paper embossed with the Su Holiday Frame, and mounted on green paper from my stash (the same paper the branches are punched from.  Rhinestones, and opaque rhinestones and a silver edged bow finish the card.  The sentiments and a couple of the ornaments are stickers from Pop Ups Etc.  Next iteration will  create a larger tree and head on up into the embossed holiday oval.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Watercolor Autumn's Jumbo Leaves

This beautiful card is cardstock punched with the EK Flourish border punch and backed with Tim Holtz craft paper.  The Leaves are water colored with both watercolor pencils, distress inks, and watercolor paints on 120# watercolor paper that has been stamped with Memento Black Archival ink using  Stampendous Jumbo Leaves CRS5052.  They are washed with Wink of  Stella and touched here and there with Pen-Touch's gold pen.

All is NOT Lost! Halloween Card

This cardfront was created in Photoshop using papers, elements, and graphics designed by Julie Mead at E-Scape and Scrap.  Most items are from the kit All is Not Lost.  The haunted mansion is the often photographed William Carson mansion in Eureka CA from a photo I took last July.  The card is an easel card with stopper diecut from Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags 4, and an oval punched "boo" (Halloween Spider font).  Other embellishments and Stampin UP Designer paper finish the easel card which will be one of the projects I will be sharing and showing at the Papers N Pixels Club meeting Thursday, Oct 15th.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


This little studious HS Junior has just NAILED her first quarter!  Congratulations on your good grades  DGD!   I hope you like the Prismacolor Pencilled, artwork drawn by J. Dufort several years ago.  She has 3d Crystal glaze on her glass' lenses and on her little hearts. Mounted and popped up on Blue and white paper from my stash.

Eirwen_Art by Miran

I love this little lassie Eirwen, from Art by Miran, all bundled up for winter.  I have used a frosty snow marker by Uchida of America for her hat, muff and skirt fringe,   The  Die is the gorgeous Spellbinders S6-040 "holiday".  The  sticker is from popups etc, and the fir branches are cut with the pine bough punch by Martha Stewart.  She is created for the October Progressive Challenge on Facebook and hand colored with Prismacolor Pencils.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cute little Trick or Treat Hedgehogs

This is a rubber stamp created by House Mouse Designs that I have had ALMOST a decade (2006). It's called Dino Treats.  It is stamped in Memento Tuxedo archival ink, and watercolored with watercolor pencils and Tim Holtz Distress inks, then  touched with Wink of Stella.  The candy corns are created in Photoshop, and the happy Hallowee'n stamp is a SU from Teeny Tiny Wishes cut with the SU window punch. the paper mattes are all SU, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, and Misty Macaroon. The art piece is diecut with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles.S4-306

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Libras and Scorpios

This stunning "Libra" was drawn by J. Dufort.  It is finished in Prismacolor pencils, a watercolor and pencil wash, and mounted on Night of Navy embossed with SU stars embossing folder.  The edge detail is a sticker from Pop-Ups Etc, and Wink of Stella, and Stickles  Gold, and pearls finish the card.

The second one is Scorpio, created for DH for his November Birthday.  

Sweet Heart Art by Miran

This little Sweet Heart is drawn by Miran.  I was inspired by the card that Tracy Wray made with her, and used greys and reds in my pencilling.  The Dies I used were a simple circle die, Sizzix 657561 (Hearts) and SU Embosslits Hearts as well as stamps from the SU set Hello Life for this Smoky Slate and Real Red papers and inks.  Wink of Stella, 3D crystal Glaze, epoxy stickers and stenciled hearts with versamark finished off this card.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Young Witch---Aurora Wings

Another AMAZING Mitzi Sato-Wiuff digital stamp.  This beautiful little "Young Witch " and her kitty made one of the prettiest of the Halloween cards for this year.  She's done in prismacolor pencils and finished with black and clear Wink of Stella, and the kitten has Gellyroll pen tipping his fur.    It is fun to join challenges at Aurora Wing's Blogspot.

Ladybug Sprite_Aurora Wings

Another adorable sprite drawn by Mitzi Sato Wiuff--this Ladybug Sprite is sending hugs on the easel card. The Ladybug hugs graphic was drawn by Paulette of TLC Creations. It is on easel folded black and real-red cardstock from SU.  This graphic is pencilled with Prismacolor Pencils and finished with wink of stella and stickles red glitter.  It is fun to play in the challenges on Aurora Wing's Blog