Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aurora Wings Birthday Sprites

These pretty birthday cards are created from graphics drawn by Mitzi Wiuff (Aurora Wings) from her "Sprites" collection.  They are Ice Cream Sundae Sprite and the Cupcake Sprite.  They are created using Copics, Chameleon Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, 3D Galazy Gloss, and Clear Wink of Stella. All the "whipped cream" is finished in Deco Snow glittery snow writer.  The edge and sentiment stickers are from Pop-Ups Etc.  The Birthday embossing folder is by Cuttlebug, and papers are from my stash, cut with both the Lil Inker  Stitched Ovals and the Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle dies. Fora larger image please click on the picture below

Saturday, August 29, 2015

With Sincerest Sympathy

With our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your son.  

This graphic is by  Ching Chow Kuik Called Hello Magnolia. (with a little tear in her eye) She is colored in Prismacolor Pencils.  The stamped and embossed sentiments are  from SU Thoughts and Prayers1 stampset.
This card was matted on Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron from SU

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ice Princess_Make it Crafty

This Ice Princess graphic came from Make it Crafty.  A Copics Create and Learn lesson for this image was offered at Kit and Clowder,  August 2015.  But I don't work in copics, so got the image to finish in Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol. The ice landing she is on is sketched in grey and white and covered with Deco Art's Glistening Snow Writer, which creates dimensional effects, and "lumpy" snow for the base. The top of the Ice Princess is diecut with an oval scallop die, edged in silver stickles and washed with clear Wink of Stella (which doesn't show at all in the picture).and  is mounted on silver holographic star paper (Recollections).  The last touch will be to tie a glistening ice thread double-bow on the side.

Thinking of you

I cannot remember who the graphic artist is that drew this girl sitting on a wall.  If you know, please leave a comment below.  I have practiced a few of Alyce Keegan's background techniques, found in her Background Techniques Handbook.  including alcohol fade on copic (the top of the wall)  watercolor wash using both watercolor paint and distress ink over it for the dark black sky.  The image is colored in Prismacolor pencils, which gave me a tiny bit of resist for the background wash.  The sky is touched with stickles "stars" and gold points of light (sticker negatives) from the Thinking of you  Sticker, and points of white ink using a Pentel white pen which I cannot stand. (The ink just absorbs into the paper and doesn't leave a crisp white dot)  The edge of the design uses gold rimmed holographic lines to accent the straight edge of the cutout (scalloped ovals)   the papers are SU Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Rich Razzleberry.  The mat is embossed with Embossibilities Bricks, and finished with Versamark watermark on the bricks.  Fun techniques to play with.  The colors of the little "cheerleader" are the school colors of my DGD's high school.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Amy Brown Halloween

This cute graphic was drawn by Amy Brown, and colored in Prismacolor pencils.  Wink of Stella (black and clear) and Stickers from Pop-Ups Etc on a beautiful orange striped foil finished this card.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Wisteria_ Mitzi Wiuff

The drawing is by Mitzi Wiuff (Aurora Wings) and the fairy is called Wisteria.  She is backed with purple-blue-silver glitter adhered to violet tulle and tucked under the oval cut (Stampin Up Ovals) Prismacolor Pencils.  Her wings are finished with Wink Of Stella (clear) and touched with GellyRoll Clear Star.  Three holographic rhinestones mark her path. The background mat (5x7") is a photo of the Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyusu, Japan.  Sentiment for the card is not chosen yet.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Reindeer Friendship---by Miran

This adorable and  fun to color Reindeer and her friend are by Miran Jung.  The graphic is colored in Prismacolor pencils, finished in pearls, holographic lines, Seasons Greeting Stickers and matted on Real Red (SU) paper.  


For the Challenge at Art by Miran, this is Heartstrings.  The sentiment reads "The best gifts are tied with heartstrings"  and is matched ink to Tangelo Twist in Photoshop.  It is INSIDE the card, not on the front as photographed. The Prismacolored penciled graphic is finished with SU Tangelo Twist window, edged in glitter lines, and spritzed with gold.  The rainbow of hearts is touched with wink of stella. 

Mitzi Wiuff_Kawaii Fairy

Thank you or Good Luck!  The darling Pixie Fairy from Aurora Wings is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, and finished with stickles and with sticker sentiments from Pop Ups Etc.  The matting is paper designed by Tracy Wray in her Halloween set designed for Paper Nest  Dolls.

Ladybug Hugs

The graphic is by Sherri Baldi, the sentiment by Paulette at TLCCreations , punched with SU label punch. The sweet litte miss is colored in Prismacolor Pencils, die cut with SU's Ovals Collection framelits, Perfect Polka Dots, EF, and mounted on natural and Baja Breeze (SU) paper.  3d crystal glaze on the ladybug, and a tiny butterfly embosslit, some liquid pearls in her hair and on the flowers in her bandanna finish the card.

Celebrating Your Day

Celebrating your day can be found at Art by Miran (Jung) Esty store.   She is matted on watermelon and light gray (SU) and colored in Prismacolor Pencils.   The EF for the bubbles (watermarked with Versamark) is by  Tim Holtz 57846  "Bubbles".  The Balloon is topped with 3 D Galaxy glaze and the Birthday sticker is from Pop Ups Etc.

Happy Birthday Jerry

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Miran's Halloween Heather

My Friend Tracy Wray designed the paper pack to accompany the Halloween graphics that Miran has created.  This one is Halloween Heather.  This card is finished with black matting, Hello Honey (SU) cardbase, A  tiny studio G spider punched and ribbon, stickles and a rhinestone. The oval die window is a Lifestyle Crafts Die

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fight---by Paper Nest Dolls

I just love this Paper Nest  Dolls  graphic called "Fight" and enjoyed coloring her with my prismacolor pencils.  Then I took a picture, and extracted the graphic to put on a recipe card for a Pink Punch.  We have several Pink Parties a year in my Cancer Support group, and I wanted her on the recipe card for Pink Moscato Punch!  The paper and butterflies are from my stash originally found at Fred She Said Store.

After the Recipe Card for Pink Punch, I made a card for a friend who has a new breast cancer diagnosis.  The card is stamped in Pretty in Pink ink (Stampset is a clear stamp set but I do not know who manufactured, and finished with stickles, ribbon and a breast cancer ribbon pin.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Kit and Clowder's Pencils Create and Learn for August is this beautiful angel graphic found at Crafts and Me.  She is colored according to the directions in the lesson by  Alyce Keegan with Prismacolor Pencils. I fussy cut the graphic and set it up on dimensionals away from the background.  I experimented with flower soft and glitter for the clouds, and decided against it, as it overpowered the beautiful graphic which is finished with Wink of Stella and some stickles along the margins of her wings. I created a night sky in Photoshop, added cloud photos, and using lens flares and star brushes, finished a background for her to be sitting on a cloud.  I worked the graphic in 5x7inches and will finish it with the appropriate sentiment for the recipient (Thinking of you, You are the Light of my Life, Hope for  Tomorrow, Light etc).  LOVE IT!!!  Thank you Alyce for the outstanding lesson.

And here she is framed

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ice Cream Sundae Sprite

I used  papers from Michelle R Designs (Sophie's Rose) to accent the watercolor graphic by Aurora Wings, (Mitzi Sato-Wiuff) Called Ice Cream Sunday.  It is from her Sprite collection.  The double die cut follows the  Splitcoast Stamper Tutorial by Diana Kowal for Double Matted  Frames.  The black embossed sentiment is a Gina K Stamp from her collection Flowers and Frame Stamp TV Kit  I colored this time all in watercolor on a laser printed graphic, using Tim Holtz Distress ink Pens, and several different brands of watercolor pencils.  The result is much softer than the brilliance of the full prismacolor pencils.  Wink of stella touches all the whipped cream and the sundae glass. What fun this card was to do. The dies I used are Spellbinders (S4-306) Wonky  Rectangles.

Before I turn this into a card, I did a second Ice Cream Sunday project.  This one used Chameleon Pens, Prisma pencils (skin), Distress Markers, Wink of Stella, Snow Writer for the whipped cream.
I am delighted how this multi-media effort came out and had fun with the Chameleons for the first time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fairy of the Forest

Norma Burnell is a Zentangle instructor and some of her curious and unusual graphics have the zentangle flavor to them.  This is one of my favorites of hers, called the Fairy of the Forest.  This is finished with Prismacolor Pencils, Stickles, Wink of Stella in several colors, and tiny pearls.

See Follow Me by Norma Burnell HERE   and Autumn Dreams HERE

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Moving---Will MISS YOU

AND OH!  HOW I will miss these very very precious friends.   

As you turn a brand-new page
And a brand-new chapter starts,

Remember that you’ll always have
A special place in our hearts,
 Nancy and Jerry, Merrie and Chuck

This is a Sheri Baldi Graphic (Prismacolor Pencils)

And this graphic is by Asta Fieva (Sunflower)

A Sweet Goodbye

This is a sweet bereavement card using the pretty graphic by Ching Chou Kuik called So Long Yesterday,  It is colored in Prismacolor Pencils

Heart Sign

This darling graphic by Miran (Heart  Sign) is for DGD whose Junior Year in High School is "semi-started" with beginning show-choir practice, varsity tennis, and some of the AP classwork already started.  Official First Day of School is the 13th of August this year.  The graphic is finished with Prismacolor pencils, Heart shapes from diecuts and embosslits (SU) and Su heart stencils, on Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome Home----GET WELL FAST

This is Zoe's Steampunk Cheshire Cat from the Alice in Wonderland Collection.  Colored in Prismacolor Pencils especially for my friend Clar.

AND Hope you'll be better in NO TIME Flat! This is Steampunk Clockworks, also by Zoe