Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Pirate's Life For Me

The team that I have managed for the last year is breaking up this week.  Our department is reorganizing and as such we are getting "re-aligned".  We've known its been coming for several months and this Friday its finally here.

Our "mascot" is a cardboard golden retriever named Bud - taken by our manager at the time from a grocery store beer display and our M.O. is pirates:)  In honor of the men and women I have been proud to work with I give you ... a pirate card

I used the CPS sketch this week for the layout, my Pirate Kaylee for the focal image and a couple of "not specifically pirate but re purposed" stamps sets to make the rest of the card.

The jolly roger I found on the internet and printed off on white card stock.  I extended the black area of the flag using MS Draw

I also did a super quick coloring job on Ms. Pirate.  I wanted to have some shading and light source but didn't want to spend all day on it (since shhh ... I have to mass produce these)

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Some Odd Girl Facebook Fun Day: Fabric Challenge

Hello everyone.  I find myself today "trapped" in another all day stamping event Darn it all ;)  I probably won;t be able to play all day as I have some monster cookies to make before 5 PM, but I at least get to play along with the first challenge with is stmap (or print digis) on fabric and color them.

I played Russian roulette with my printer for this challenge.  The directions were to use a fabric glue but I didn't have any so I used a glue stick and some vellum and prayed ... a lot!  I got a lot of smudged images but a couple that were good to work with (and my printer survived the game!)

And with Talk Like A Pirate Day 2012 a fading memory I thought Prate Kaylee was the perfect image.
I used the other images I printed to practice before I used one of my good prints.  After working for the last 7 weeks on blending in my Copic class it was hard to work on fabric because the method is SO much different.  I ended up stippling the contrast colors very carefully and watching the spread before doing the next dot.  It turned out OK I think except for the feather (garn!)  I decided I wanted a bluish background to ground the whole image and I got a little too close to the feather with my BG000

Here are the Copic deets:
Clothes/Shadow: C0,C1,C2,C4,C6,C8
Feather/Cheeks: R27, R29, R59, R81
Hair/Treasure Chest: E77, E74, E71
Brass hardware: Y35, Y32, Y38 
Eyes: B34, B97
Sky background: BG000

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Saturated Canary -Bbbbb's

This week's SC challenge is to use your Bs ... you must use at least 2 things in your project that start with B.  My Bs are Brown, Blue (eyes), Blonde (hair), Buttons, Bow and Bajamas (cuz that's how we say it at my house :D )

I paired the SC B challenge with this week's CS sketch (barely in under the wire) and made this:

I used the Pack Lightly image from SC for the focal and Road Trip (PTI) for the sentiment.  TO add some texture I used the lattice embossing folder (SU!).  I tried a new skin color combo.  I like how it turned out ... kind of a healthy tan look (hopefully not TOO Jersey Shore )

Copic Deets:
R27, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 81, 83, 85
Y21, 26
E51, 53, 55, 57
C0, 1, 2
W1, 3, 5, 7
B91, 34, 97, 41, 45, 37

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FBW - Favorite Color

Today's Flutter By Wednesday Challenge was to use your favorite color in the project ... hmmmm ... no question there - RED

I used the Pure Poppy pattern pack for the dotted paper and Pure Poppy dotted Swiss ribbon for the embellishment.  The best color combo to pair with red is of course black and white (my high school colors, my oldest daughter's high school colors ... just the best that's all!)

I printed off Giggle Fairy from SoG and colored her all up in red too. I printed the sentiment in red (I really believe I have a stamp set somewhere with this sentiment but could I find it ... NO)

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Another Some Odd Girl Sketch card

So I had in my head "art deco" .  Why you ask?  No idea would be my response.  I saw a speed coloring B/W image on Kristy Dalman's blog and somehow came up with art deco -  I can't explain it any better than that.

I used the SoG September Sketch again and  made the base and stamped most everything before I left on vacation for the weekend to attend a friend's wedding.  During the down time I while I was gone (most of the weekend) I colored this with N0 through N10

When I got home I finished up the card

The set is called Nouveau Girls -Fan from SoG and its one of the few clear sets I have from that company (most of the images I have are digis).  I also got that awesome new border bunch from Michael's (its from EK Success)

The modern background was stamped using PTIs BB:Rainbows in Basic Gray and Basic Black (SU!).  Card stock is Smokey Shadow (PTI) and Basic Gray (SU) with a little black and white thrown in for good measure.  In all the hullabaloo, I forgot to write down the colors I used for the eyes ... something in the BG family.  So sorry about that!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A new challenge and a newer challenge

Soooo ... the last few weeks I've been participating in the FBW challenge.  This week I found out about the Saturated Canary challenge blog ... SC being one of my new faves for digi stamps (along with TI and SoG ... so many digis so little time)

And since the dog got me up at 0:dark:30 due to some serious thunderstorms rolling through, I had PLENTY of time to craft (even though I'm on vacation and have plenty of time to craft anyway.  She's a good dog like that - always thinking of her humans :))

So I made a dotty background on the birthday card ,,, I've got your butterflies, your SC image  and pink every where ... this card HAS to go to Katie-bird

The color scheme is Regal Rose (SU!) and Raspberry Fizz (PTI).  I used the Raspberry Fizz pattern pack for the stripes and stamped Polka Dot Basics (PTI) in Raspberry Fizz on white card stock. I die cut a scalloped rectangle and cut out the center with a standard rectangle to make the frame.  I saw a few DT samples on the SC challenge that mounted a frame slightly askew and I liked that look so tried it out here.

The sentiment is from Birthday Basics (PTI) and is stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink on Regal Rose card stock.  I finished the sentiment banner off with some half back pearls.

For my image I used Butterfly Princess from SC.   I tried a new Copic skin combo on this one (E51, E53, E55) I REALLY like how it turned out.  Not all pale and such.  I like the pale look but like this one too.  Took a little practice to get the shading and highlights just right (I practiced on a scrap image from my Copic class first)

Copic Deets:
Hair: W1, W3, W5, W7, E57, E55, E53
Skin: E55, E53, E51
Eyes: BG99, G28, G24
Lips: R59, R29, R24
Dress: RV04, RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19
Butterflies: V91, V93, V95
Background/Shadow: C1, C4, BG000

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

CPS Goth Skull Cupcake

Um - yes ... you read that right.  Its a CPS sketch with Pinky ... who I tried to make Goth but ended up with Pink and Black  But there is a skull cupcake so that should count for something :)

For colors I used Basic Black, Regal Rose (both SU!) and Raspberry Fizz (PTI).  Stamps are Pinky (digi from TI) Fancy Flourishes, BB:Hounds Tooth, BB:Herringbone and Tiny Tags (PTI)

I tried a Black hair tut that I found on The Odd Girl blog

Copic deets:
Hair: B34, C6, C8, 100
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Cupcake: RV10, RV13, RV14
Dress: RV04, RV17, RV19,

Geeky Mae - Just for fun

So I've been spending A LOT of time in my basement lately ... another one of those pesky 9 day weekends for me :)  I colored Mae last night (in triplicate) and stopped short of a card because while I know who these are going to I was too tired to come up with a layout.

Here's what I ended up with this afternoon:

I used my niece's school colors (Go Hawks)  and colored similar to her hair and eye color.  For the black pearls I colored self-adhesive half back pearls with Copic Sketch 100.

I didn't use a ton of Copics on this one either.  Here are the deets:
Eyes/Hair: E57, E55, E53
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Shirt: YR23, YR24, Y21
Skirt: C8, C6, 100

For the green version (shown below - for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame) I used BG99, G28, G24

And the blondie girls' hair is Y21,  Y26, YR24

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Some Odd Girl September Sketch

So a few weeks ago I sent a bunch of cards off to my daughter and her friends as they started their sophomore year of college.  This weekend I realized I have 3 nieces who are freshman in college .... I believe they need an Auntie M card in their mail boxes soon :)

I used this months SoG sketch for them

Here is the one that I used with Teacher's Pet Tia (from SoG) as the image:
I used a Midnight Muse (SU!) card base and Delightful Daffodil (SU!) and Boyfriend mini deck (Cosmo Cricket) for the layers.  The sentiment  s from Giga Guidelines (PTI)
I spent a lot of time coloring this.  I hope as I get better I also get faster.  I don't like spending 2 hours on one part of a card.  I'm sure speed will come with practice though (at least I can tell the Basic Coloring class is working :))

OK Copic Deets:
Hair: W3, 5, 7 E71, 74, 77
Eyes: BG05, 07, 09
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 13, RV10, BV20 (oh shoot I just realized I forgot shading on her ear O_o  dargnit!)
Apple: R37, 24, Y32 G28, 24
Vest: BF 11, 13, 18

I also made one with Flower Girl from TI.  I think this sketch will see A LOT of use this month.  I LOVE the layout.

Colors are Cajun Craze, Spring Moss and a little bitty bit of Old Olive

Copic Deets:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R01
Hair: E57 09, 19, YR65
Dress: BG99, G28, 24
Shadow: C4, C1

I don't remember what I used on the flowers - I just sorta grabbed and colored quit.

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