Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer Lollipops

Today is the "unofficial" last day of summer.  Before putting away all of the fun bright colors, I thought I'd play around with the lollipop image from A Jillian Vance Design's "Frank N Candy" by Whimsie Doodles.  You can read all about how I got the shine and the glitter onto the pops here, on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday...cause the work is definitely going to start on Tuesday.  Goodbye, summer.  You've been a good one.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Autumn/Halloween Hop

I am delighted to be taking part in the 2014 Autumn/Halloween Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

If you are hopping along, you should have reached me from MARY's BLOG.  If you'd like to start from the beginning you can find all the details at MARY's BLOG.

For my card, I chose to showcase the fun and delightful Serendipity Stamps image of "Kitty and Jack".  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers and did some shading with Prismacolor Pencils.  The circled the image with a Nestabilites die, and then framed it with black cardstock.  Patterned paper from K&Company was framed with black cardstock and serves as the card front.  Baker's Twine and a button were adhered to a card.  And the fun sentiment of "Boo", also from Serendipity Stamps, was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  I randomly cut around the stamped sentiment and outlined with a black marker.

Serendipity Stamps, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

Be sure to visit the blogs of the Serendipity Design Team to view some wonderfully awesome creations.  Make sure you comment on the blogs by September 1st because Mary will award one lucky commenter a $20 gift code off their next order from Serendipity Stamps.

There is a second chance to win also.  Just like and share Serendipity's Facebook page.  Someone will receive a $20 gift code off their next order just for doing that.

Here's the order of the hop, in case you get lost:

Kecia Waters (you are here)
Thank you to Serendipity Stamps for a wonderful month of guest designing.  It has been a pleasure and lots of fun.  Now, you are on your way to JEANNE JACHNA's BLOG as you continue through the hop.

Serendipity Stamps, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School

Well, the time has come.  A great summer it has been.  I can't wait for the next one, LOL!

So, I start back to work on Thursday.  What does that mean for the blog?  Still posts on Monday for sure, and at least one other post during the week.   Just no extras, you know.  At least until I get back into a routine and can keep my eyes open.

This is an image from Sassy Cheryl's digital set "Overload at School".  I'm sure I will feel this at times and so will my students.  It's a part of the process, I think.  Anyway, I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock, and had lots of fun coloring it with Copic markers.  Framed in black cardstock, and one layer is patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I'm loving that vibrant blue, along with the primary colors I used for the image.

The sentiment came from an old set from My Favorite Things, and the flag was cut with a MFT die-namics.  A button and some twine complete the details on this card.

Thanks so much for hanging with me during the summer months.  There were times when the creative juices were truly rolling.  Here's to a great fall, and a great school year.  Stick with me.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Frank In Stitches

AJVD, Whimsie Doodles, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

Here's my first Halloween card of the season.  You can read all about it over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.  I LOVE making Halloween cards.  So many fun colors.

Things you might need to know...the stamp set is from AJVD's "Frank N Candy" designed by Whimsie Doodles.   The patterned paper is a scrap from K&Company.  And things you probably know...Copic markers, X-Press It cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Versafine Onxy Black.

Whimsie Doodles, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

Have a wonderful Monday, as good as a Monday can be. 

Bearly In School

Sandra Caldwell, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, bear, school

Well, most students and teachers are back to school now and are probably thinking they've "bearly" started the year.  I haven't even started back yet, so they are ahead of me, LOL.

This is a digital image from Squigglefly called "Bearly In School", illustrated by Sandra Caldwell.  I think it is a cutie.

I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copics.  I cut the image panel into a circle with a Nestabilities die and framed it with black cardstock. 

I stamped a background stamp from Hero Arts called "Thank You Definition" with Versafine Onyx Black onto a piece of kraft.  I framed the panel with black cardstock and then electric blue cardstock.

The word "thanks" was cut from black cardstock from a freebie die I received from Taylored Expressions at Stampaway a couple of weeks ago.  It worked perfectly.  Thanks, Taylored Expressions!

A button and Baker's Twine put the finishing touches on this card.

You might be noticing that I rounded all the corners.  I did that to play in the current challenge on the Squigglefly Blog called "Round the Corners".  Hope you join in on the fun.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  There's another post coming in a few hours!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Floral Framed Rose

Serendipity Stamps, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

I'm still enjoying my time as Guest Designer for Serendipity Stamps.  I told you earlier in the month that I'd be back with that GORGEOUS "Rose" image.  And this time I've paired it with the BEAUTIFUL "Floral Frame" die, also from Serendipity Stamps.  I'm telling you this, Serendipity Stamps makes it rather easy to create special cards, that's for sure.

To make this card, I first cut a piece of white textured cardstock from the floral frame die which is a part of Serendipity's  "Floral Frame & Embellishment Dies".  Once seeing how pretty this really was, I decided that I definitely wanted to pop up this die with dimensional tape so its beauty could be truly be admired on this white palette that I wanted to use.

Serendipity Stamps, Kecia Waters

Then, I stamped the "Rose" image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It cardstock.  I found the portion of the image I wanted to be in the frame, and then cut it so it would fit nicely into the frame.  I colored the image with Copic markers, and some slight Prismacolor pencil shading. 

Finishing touches on this card include the use of sheer white ribbon, and a black pear pin that attaches the tag where Serendipity Stamps' "Miss You" was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

Don't forget that this month on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog the challenge is "Miss You".  Don't forget to link up your creations for a chance to win!  Don't "miss" out!  Head on over to the blog for some more inspiration from the TALENTED Design Team.

Thanks again to Serendipity Stamps for letting me join in on the fun this month.  I'll be back later in the month with something rather spook-tacular for Serendipity Stamps.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cawl, Cawl, Cawl

Becky Schultea, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

The weather is feeling like fall, even though it is still August.  I'm going to take it as a sign that perhaps I should start rolling out some fall cards.  Here's my first fall card of the season and it is featured on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.  Go check it out.

If you're curious about the stamps used on this card, I used the AJVD limited edition "Happy Harvest" stamp set designed by Becky Schultea.  I colored the image with Copic markers and did some shading with Prismacolor pencils.  So glad to have my pencils close by, because I struggle with Copic yellows.  It truly is like a crap shoot when I use them, LOL.

Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  More cards to come this week so make sure you return!


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