Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pixies Fun

My Besties  digital Img 652

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I colored this adorable My Besties digital image652 with Prismacolor pencils even though I did do the skin tones with m Spectrum Noir pens. I was a bad girl and ordered me a tin case of 72 Prismacolor pencils. had them 55%  with free shipping so I went for it. I already had a 12 piece set. I love the way the depth and richness of the colors and they blend so well together before you use a blending solution. These have been my most favorite next to the Derwent pencils. 

I bought and have the complete set of Spectrum Noir pencils but have not become quite comfortable with their waxiness. I don't like the way the wax clumps. I did purchase the majority of the sets at 50% off through so I don't feel as guilty just upset with myself I did not research further or just buy one tin. They are not my cup of tea right now. This is my opinion on my purchase and through my use of the Spectrum Noir pencils. They are waxy and colors don't blend well enough to my liking. The colors have a dullness to their waxiness even with me using a colorless blendable pencil and/or Gamsol blending solution.  It could be me. I only viewed a few Youtube videos on the coloring process.  Maybe my hand is to heavy with pressure. I will be sure to have lots of practice future.

Here is a complete look at my fun coloring of these adorable pixies that live in a shoe My Besties Img652.  How sweet are they?

Hope you enjoyed. And if you are looking into purchasing different coloring pencils my tips helped you make a wiser choice.

Until next time...Happy Crafting

Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas in July

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am sharing my fun with Christmas in July cards. I had the opportunity to play with three new My Besties Christmas images added to Sherri Baldy's Esty shop this week. I love having Christmas cards handy during the Christmas season and I can never seem to get to early of a start and these three images are adorable. I had fun coloring them with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

Here is the first fun adorable Christmas My Besties Img692,

Here is the second little cutie Ho Ho! My Besties Img359. I love her too.
Here is my last one I made this week. I chose to make this one using less traditional colors. It is the adorably sweet My Besties Img690,

I hope you enjoyed seeing these adorable sweeties decorated in Christmas. Thought I would share with you too. That as of today...Sherri Baldy has a Special Sale of 50% Off her products in the Etsy Store using CODE: YOURSPECIAL50.

Until next time...Happy Crafting

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mari Digis #4 Monthly Challenge

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am excited to share today the start of  a new Monthly Challenge over at  Mari Digis Challenge #4 - June 25th through July 24th THEME: Color Combo See Picture below plus Mari digi. We had such lovely projects entered this last Challenge and I enjoyed visiting all of you.  I encourage you to visit Mari Digi Challenge Blog to check out the Winners including the Top 3.  And I want to share if you are new to Mari's Digital images she has some Freebies for you to choose from to enter our current Challenge. Just check out the Freebie Tab and get to coloring using our THEME: Color Combo -see picture below plus Mari Digital image. I look forward to visiting you.

Here is my card to tickle your creativity. I have used Mari Digitial Image-MB5-A Pipa. I used a 3D paper piecing technique on the image. The Butterfly edge is a Joy! Crafts Die. The vintage tricycle is by Memory Box.
I hope you come on by and visit Mari Digi's Challenge Blog and see all the great projects my fellow Design Team Members have created.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Craft Your Passion #267 - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore/June - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #56- Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #7 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #111 - Anything Goes
Avenue 613 #129 - Anything Goes W/Twist -Kite, Flowers, tricycle, butterflies
Happy Crafting...Until next time

Monday, July 6, 2015

My Besties Inter'l #14 Challenge Time

Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is my fun opportunity to share and tickle your creativity on inviting you to come on over and join the My Besties International Challenge #14 that starts today,  Monday, July 6th for 2 weeks. The Challenge Theme is Anything Goes with a My Besties image. I can't wait to visit you and see all your wonderful projects.

 The My Besties images are so fun to play with and I decided to go ahead and create a Christmas in July project using this adorable Christmas Elf Image#486 designed by Sherri Baldy. I had fun coloring this cutie Christmas elf with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils and Stickles glitter. 
My Besties Image486
I wanted to create a Christmas Note card for my Teenage Grand-Daughter.  I wanted to give it an elegant yet fun look for her to write a note to her parents as to hints of some goodies she would want for Christmas.

 Here is the other side of my Christmas Note Card. I made the box  ribbon design out of Design Paper using an Anna Griffin embossing Folder. I remember when I wasn't lazy and would use my Score board to manually place the lines to make my Box Ribbon. The Bottle Cap image is also a My Besties image called #2 Pink Polka Dot that comes in a set of 12 - One inch round images of this adorable My Besties cutie.  I haven't done it but I am sure you can enlarge them.

My Besties Bottlecap #2 Pink Polka Dots

I hope I tickled your creativity in wanting to play with some of these My Besties images. I invite you to visit Sherri Baldy's Etsy Store and take advantage of her 50% Off Sale using CODE: YOURSPECIAL50.  Hopefully when you are reading this the sale is still going on.  Then come and join the My Besties International #14 Challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Quirky Crafts Challenge #14 - Christmas in July
Crafty Calender - Christmas in July
Crafty Ribbons #122 - Anything Goes
Until next time...Happy Crafting