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!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Impression Obsession, Kecia Waters, Prismacolor pencils

Lookie at this gorgeous fish image I bought last weekend at Stampaway from Impression Obsession.  LOVE!  So fun to color!

To make this card, I stamped the image of "Goldfish" from Impression Obsession with Stazon Jet Black onto Strathmore Mixed Media Paper.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and did a quick wash for the background with a Derwent Inktense pencil (Mallard Green).  Three small glass beads are acting as bubbles.  I framed the image with black cardstock.  I thought it looked decent to use a white card base.

I'm entering this into the current Impression Obsession Challenge "Clean and Simple".  I hope I win because I wanted SO MUCH at their booth, LOL!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Inktensing at the Beach

Kraftin Kimmie, Kecia Waters, Derwent Inktense
Most people take towels, bathing suits, etc to the beach.  I do too.  But what I also take are my pencils.  This year, I took my Prismacolor pencils as well as my neglected Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I colored this up on my oceanfront balcony one afternoon, because I burn rather easily.

I stamped the image from the Kraftin' Kimmie set "Totally Tubular" (illustrated by Cheryl Grant) with Stazon Jet Black onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I colored her with Derwent Inktense pencils.  The "sand" is from Mudd Puddles and was given to me by my sassy sister Linda Compton. It was awesome to meet her.

I kept the card very CAS, because I think the coloring pops with the white.  I simply used my Scor-It to give the edges some texture.

Here's another card, made the same way, though I lost a little control of the flesh tones on the poor little guy's face, LOL.  I'll post it any way...

The only thing I did with this Kraftin Kimmie image was stamp an old Stampin' Up canvas background stamp with ColorBox Frost White to attempt to lighten things up.  Patterned papers from Lasting Impressions and Pebbles.  I guess the card isn't too terrible.  Just not as good as the first one.  Which is why I must practice, practice, practice with those Intense pencils.

I am going to enter the one I like (LOL) into Kraftin Kimmie's Challenge #242 which is "Outdoor Activities".  There is no finer outdoor activity than being at the beach!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Smiling Crab with Colored Pencils

Whimsie Doodles, Kecia Waters, Prismacolor pencils

I wasn't sure what to call this blog post.  The crab doesn't actually have colored pencils.  Wouldn't that be something if he did!  I guess what I'm trying to say is that this image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  No Gamsol or blending pencils, just pencils.

FYI, if you live in my area, I will be teaching a colored pencil class later this month at Scrapbook Art.  Call the store to sign up.  You can get vibrant results with Prismacolor pencils, as you do with Copics.

Whimsie Doodles, Kecia Waters, Prismacolor pencils

It is Monday which means it is my turn over at the A Jillian Vance Design blog.  You can read all the deets about this card right over there.

I've got lots of cards to share with you.  Stay tuned!

Isn't That Charming?

James Horvath, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

I'm here today with a digital image from Squigglefly.  It is called "Female Singer" from James Horvath.  I made this for the current challenge on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog, "Isn't That Charming?"  The challenge is to use a charm on your card.

I found the pink musical note and the word "Rock" in a clearance bin at Hobbylobby (go me!).  I thought they worked perfectly with James Horvath's image "Female Singer".  I originally colored her with blue and purple hair, but my husband said it looked hideous, LOL.  So, I changed it. 

Colored with Copic markers onto X-Press it cardstock.  A MFT die-namics cut the window like shape for the image.  Two little pieces of musical confetti make up the other two musical notes on this card.  A panel of patterned paper from Bella Blvd was framed with black and white cardstock.  Some Baker's Twine was used to help secure the charms.

Head on over to the Squigglefly Blog this week and play along. I'm sure you will rock this challenge, LOL.  Squigglefly asked me to join in on the fun every two weeks, so come back to my blog see more a little later this month.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Just Bee-cause

Stamps Happen, Kecia Waters, Copic markers

This card is a result of me playing around in the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers.

To make this CAS card, I stenciled some hexagons using Distress Ink Scattered Straw and ColorBox Chalk Amber Clay.  Using a Memento Tuxedo Black marker, I inked a portion of the Stamps Happen stamp called "Bees" and directly stamped over the stenciling.  I proceeded to color the bee with Copic markers and slight shading with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.

Kecia Waters, Copic markers

I did all of this, and realized I used Georgia Pacific cardstock...not my go to for Copic coloring.  But, oh well.  I do like the overall results.

Back again tomorrow, with two posts!


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