Saturday, May 1, 2010

Orchids just aren't grungy!

I have been struggling with the concept of grunge since I tend to use the word to describe my dog after he has been out on a muddy morning. My friend Amy shared some pictures of her favorite pansy orchid and challenged me to create a grunge card with them. So how do I take a flower like this and make it grungy?

My friend Juliet agreed that orchids and grunge just don't mix ... until she tried.... go see what SHE did using the same orchid photo ... here is her link Juliet's blog and I snuck a couple of photos off her blog to share

Friday, April 30, 2010

April Christmas card ...

Should be CARDS for the challenge but I only got one finished. The other pieces are cut out and waiting to be colored.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Trina Thank you

Not my favorite composition but I wanted to use the bird punch from Trina plus I wanted to show off my copic coloring ... only this " copic" coloring was done with SU markers.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Copics class

Last night I took a copics coloring class at my local stamp store. Took an hour to learn the numbering system ... then we got down to coloring. Here are my attempts. And yeah... I bought 2 more markers.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Teapot Tuesday

Daisies are the theme of today's teapot --- and I have countless daisy stamps. However, here in Michigan it is still so cold that the tulips close up at night and the last pansies I saw were shivering...

Here's my birthday poem ...

Keep your paws off my petals
Keep your secrets to yourself
But I heard that it's your birthday
From a clever little elf

I am wishing you a day that's full
Of sunshine, joy and flowers
Hope you make a lot of memories
As you celebrate the hours.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Image from Firecracker

There is a free image this week over at Firecracker and a challenge at splitcoast to use orange. I colored with my prismacolor pencils and did the clouds with a white craft ink pad. Here is my result:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lyin' about your birthday?

Oh Happy Day ... because it is YOUR birthday and not mine ... ha ha ha.. These punchy animals are such fun to put together.