Saturday, January 29, 2011

Inspiration Challenge - Take me away in a Hot Air Balloon

Splitcoast features a different inspiration challenge every Saturday. Today's included this darling toy chest and it reminded me of summer when the hot air balloons go flying over our house in Midland  ...  and I wake up to the whoosh of their fans.

I took the pictures from our driveway and had them stored away on my computer.

Drawings are jpegs and yours for the taking if you wish.

The Year of the Rabbit ... and the Copy Cat

My friend challenged me to use her geisha drawing to make a card for Chinese New Year's.  I found an origami kimono on UTUbe and made the pink kimono. My copics saved me since some of my folds left the white back of the paper showing so I colored them in. ( I also left a stack of kimonos with BIGGER white folds showing on my table. I really should learn to clean up after myself!)

I think the drawing is incredible --- and really puts me in the mood for Chinese food for dinner.  I wanted the rabbit to be just peeking from behind her kimono.  Unfortunately my round punches are at the bottom of a plastic tub till the carpet gets installed ( and today we found out it is delayed a week ... ugh ) so I had to cut out her hair by hand. I think it ended up looking just a bit more like mouse ears than a geisha hairdo.

The word " blessings" is a punch my sister sent from HongKong, with translation and specific directions as to which end was up.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Twisty Noodle!

Just found this site which has lots of free coloring pages. The best part of all is that you can customize them to make them personal. So you can expect some copic colored cards coming soon. FINALLY found something I can use for all my nephews who love football!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Brrrrr Birds

I had fun coloring these bugaboo birds with my copics. I need to make some cards for my friends who are shivering up north!

The image on the card was cut, then clear embossed 3 times.  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hambo Application

I applied to be a designer for Hambo stamps --- and these are the two cards I created for the application.

Didn't get chosen, but it was still fun.