Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dolphin Graduate

Kecia Waters, Distress Ink, Distress Oxide, PSX, Concord and 9th, MFT, Avery Elle
My co-worker needed an elementary graduation card for her daughter.  Here's what I was able to do for her.

Lots of companies coming together on this one.  The star of the card, the dolphin, is an old PSX stamp that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored with Copic markers.  The graduation hot is from Avery Elle's  "Hat's Off".  It too was stamped with Memento Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut both images.

On a panel of white cardstock, I sponged Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Distress Oxide Broken China.  I did a quick spritz of water.  The sun is sponged SeaShells Conch Shell dye ink. I place a partial die cut cover up from My Favorite Things over the scene.  Then with Concord & 9th's "Perfectly Penned", I stamped the school and the year.

Thanks so much for looking.  I actually really like how this one turned out.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shake Your Love

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, wedding, shaker card
It's a Fab Friday!  Fabulous indeed for many reasons.

One reason is all of the Tiddly goodness on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  Here's the card I made for the occasion.  I told you that I have had many wedding cards to make.  I decided to shake things up a bit by making a shaker card, LOL.

This card features the digital image of "Wedding Bells" from Tiddly Inks.   I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock.  I also printed a mask of the image as well.  By masking the X-Press it image, I then sponged some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide for the background.  I then stamped an old Hero Arts swirly image with Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink on top of the Distress Oxide.  The results are very faint.  I also stamped the swirly image around the edges of the X-Press It cardstock with the Distress Oxide.  I removed the mask, and then colored the image with Copic markers.  I added a pink mix of Doodlebug sequins and made a shaker card.  I stamped the sentiment from Rubber Stampede onto the acetate with Hero Arts White pigment ink and heat embossed. 

Another reason this is a Fab Friday is I am off and I have a great weekend planned.  Woot!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's Been Sweet

For the past two days, I had the opportunity to just create.  For me.  Just a chance to engage in the creative process with no final product due or in mind for that matter.  It's been sweet.

This card features an image I've had for ages.  It is an oldie from Your Next Stamp, part of their Darling Diva line.  I've been quite intimidated by it, and finally mustered up some courage to ink it and color it.  Truth be told, I'm still a bit intimidated by it but at least the rubber has now seen some ink...one of my stamping goals right now.

The sentiment is an oldie from There She Goes. 

Thanks bunches for stopping by my blog.  I promise, no calories.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Color My World

W9Plus, Kecia Waters, Copic markers
"As time goes on, I realize, just what you mean to me...." You know, my FAVORITE band sings that tune.  ;-)

This card is a result of me playing around with the WPlus9 stamp set "Color My World".  Simply some Copic marker coloring on this, along with some Glossy Accents on the "paint".  The patterned paper in the background is something I've been hoarding for years...I have no clue of the maker.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simple Bouquet

Hero Arts, Kecia Waters, bouquet, wedding, Copic markers
I am committed to using older images and getting my money's worth from all of those stamps purchased through the years that have yet to see much ink, if any.

This card features an image from Hero Arts.  It is one of four wood-mounted stamps in a set for weddings.  Kinda hard to use all four squares on a card and make it balanced. And three squares across wouldn't fit an A2 card.  Hmm.  So, I used the bouquet, which is my favorite of the four images and made this simple CAS card for a bridal shower at work.  Old skool embossing folder too.  Come to think of it, I think this was my first every embossing folder.

Thanks so much for looking.  Come back again for some more old skool stamping.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hello from Wryn and her Dog

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, coloring book
It is okay with me if you leave my blog and go immediately to Tiddly Inks to get the cutest coloring books on the planet.  Seriously! 

That's right.  Tiddly Inks has three new coloring books and let's just say I am in love.  The pages can be printed in any size you wish.  PERFECT for card fronts, I'm just sayin'.  You'll be seeing a lot of from me because this is totally my style and I don't have to do any of the digital work like framing, placement of multiple images, etc.  It is just done. 

This is my card for Tiddly Tuesday.  There's a new challenge over on the challenge blog and it is called Blooming Beautiful.  Just use a Tiddly image with flowers.  Easy enough.  The image I used is from the new Everyday Fun with Friends Coloring Book from Tiddly Inks.  I sized it for a card front and printed onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I added the speech bubble from There She Goes (sigh) and a partial sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  I placed the image onto a card panel that was dry -embossed with a folder. 

Sure hope you join us for the challenge, and I sure hope you go get your awesome coloring books now.  They are priced so reasonably....you get 15 wonderful Tiddly scenes in each book.  I'm just giddy!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Inspired by Art

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, spools of thread
I have been walking around with this card in my head for several months.  I attending a conference near the tail end of January and snapped this picture that adorned the walls:

Don't you love it when you get some inspiration like this?

My card features the A Jillian Vance Design stamp set of "I'll Be Darned" by Becky Schultea.  I did some masking and stamped the image of the spool of thread many times.  The scene is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I put some sparkle onto the thread with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (I'm becoming quite addicted to it). 

You can read all about this card today on the AJVD blog.

Today represents my last regular post on the A Jillian Vance Design Team.  I have been a member since February 2014 and just feel it is time to move on to do some new things with my limited free time. You see, I have a room full of stamps that haven't seen ink yet, and I just want to create with these some more.  I've also been trying to learn how to crochet.  And I want to spend some of my free time writing, which is something I started doing for me last summer.  Bunny and Jillian and Sam have been wonderful to me.  I wish them nothing but the best.  I will always be a fan of AJVD.  The crafting industry seems so cliquey to me, and the Vance family is as real and as genuine as they come. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wedding Bells are Ringing

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, wedding, Copic markers
So many people I know are getting married.  And so many friends are requesting wedding cards for their friends who are getting married.  Wedding bells are ringing.

This card features the digital image of "Wedding Bells" from Tiddly Inks.  I printed it onto X-Press It paper.  I printed it again on masking film.  I used a negative die cut of a heart to sponge the heart with Mama Elephant Bubblegum pigment ink once I had masked off the happy couple.  I then removed the mask and proceeded to color the image with Copic markers.  Some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen was applied the the veil.  I stamped the sentiment and small hearts, both from A Jillian Vance Design, both with Versafine Onyx Black.  A few sparkling rhinestones were added for a little bling.

Today is Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  Go check it out. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hummingbird

Terry Medaris, Kecia Waters, Zig Clean Color Real Brush, Hummingbird, watercoloring
Some people color eggs, I color paper. 

My day off finds me in the stamp room just playing.  This card is a result of me playing with my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Seems like everytime I put one in my hand, I do some free-hand coloring (flowers).  The hummingbird is from Terry Medaris Art Stamps and was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black onto Canson watercolor paper.

Too pretty just to toss, so the panel became a card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

All Aboard

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Taylored Expression die, train, all aboard
All aboard the Tiddly Inks Express!  It's a Tiddly Tuesday and we're going on a road trip with the current challenge.

I decided to take a train, lol.  This card features the digital Tiddly Inks image of "The Conductor".  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  The adorable train tracks were made with a die from Taylored Expressions.  The sentiment too is from Taylored Expressions.

Sure hope you join us in our travels.  See the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for all of the details, as well as for some Tiddly Inks inspiration from the design team.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Noah's Ark

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Noah's Ark
Spring break is over...boo!  It rained several of the days I was off last week so perhaps the weather inspired me to make this card featuring the stamp set "Noah's Ark" from A Jillian Vance Design.

I'm thinking you can pretty much guess all the deets of how I made this card.  First time using a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  Whoa!  Seems stronger than a Wink of Stella, but that could just be some funky lighting.

This card is featured on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.  Check it out!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Rainbow Angel

Terry Medaris, Kecia Waters, Prismacolor pencils, angel
So when life gives you a week off for spring break, you can get out your pencils and color late at night. 

The image is called "Rainbow Angel" and is from Terry Medaris Art Stamps.  I went to his website and basically copied (or tried to copy!) his example because we all know he is the color master.  I like copying him and imagining for just one brief moment that I came up with these color combinations and color placements on my own.

I'm also imagining I am at a beach somewhere.   My mental spring break is just awesome.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Flowers

Kecia Waters, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers Channeling my inner Alisa Burke on this scrap piece of watercolor paper, using Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush markers. Trying to loosen up a bit.  It was too pretty to throw away, so I made it into a card.  The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design.

Made this gloomy day, not so gloomy.

Friday, March 24, 2017

You and Me

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic, wedding, love, couple
TGIF!!!  For real! 

A couple of weeks ago, I had to make a wedding shower card for a co-worker.  I must admit, I like how it turned out.

This card features the amazing digital image of "You and Me" from Tiddly Inks.  I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I added the three hearts with a punch.  The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design.

Make sure you visit the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog today for some more Fab Friday inspiration from the Tiddly Inkers.  You'll be so glad you did.

Enjoy the much deserved weekend y'all. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

You Rock

Maybe someone in your world rocks.  I know I am blessed to have several.  Why not give them a card to let them know that you know they rock.  Spread some kindness.  This world can sure use it.

This card is featured today on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog.  All this card taught me is that I need more Distress Inks.  I don't have them all, and had to dig into my I-don't-know-how-to-use-these Distress Crayons to get some colors I wanted.  Background was made with some acetate smooching.

I need to get through this week.  It is going to be a doozy, but I'm telling you there is a rainbow at the end...spring break!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fight Like A Girl!

Today we are honoring the Lou Daubney, our fearless Design Team Leader at Tiddly Inks.  She's got a battle going on, but we have no doubt she's going to come out the winner.

To let her know just how amazing and strong she is, Christy Croll has created this image "Lou-Fight Like A Girl" for us all to use and cheer our courageous Lou onto victory.  It is a freebie. You can find it here in the Tiddly Inks shop.

To make this card, I  printed the image and colored with Copic markers.  The ribbon image is from A Jillian Vance and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.  The border of patterned paper is from a scrap.  I have no idea who made it, lol.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stuffed Monkey

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, stuffed monkey
It's Tiddly Tuesday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!  This month the theme is "Animal Magic". 

For my card, I printed the stuffed animal image from the digital stamp set of "Monkey Around-Wryn".  I colored the image with Copic marker and added some Glossy Accents on his little heart patch.  I was trying to capture the texture of a stuffed animal.  I'm not sure I succeeded, but at least I thought about texture as I colored. 

Sure hope you join us this month for the challenge.  You can see some awesome Tiddly Inks Design Team creations and the challenge details on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Moon and Back

AJVD, Kecia Waters, galaxy, moon, Kuretake Gansai Tambi, moon and back
If you have been following me long enough, you know how I love to make ocean scenes on my cards.  Now, I'm going to add something to my "I LOVE DOING THIS" list...Galaxy Backgrounds.  These types of cards seemed to fill my social media streams last week and I just had to try my hand at one.  LOVE!!!!

I made this using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  I simply added blues and purples to a panel of Ranger watercolor paper.  Over and over again.  Blotting with a paper towel.  Sometimes heat-setting.  The final layer of color was black watercolor, blotted with a paper towel.  The result?  This background.  LOVE!!! 

The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design, stamped in Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder.  The "moon" is a result of sponging a Ranger mini ink blending foam repeatedly with Brilliance Moonlight White pigment ink.  A few purple sequins were added, along with some dots of Copic White for the stars.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hopping With Fun

My friend needs a birthday card for her son who likes frogs.  I found this image I colored almost two years ago that I never made into a card.  Sometimes things just work perfectly when you don't plan things. 

The image is from the older stamp set "Rainy Day Fun" from Kraftin' Kimmie.  The sentiment is from DRS Designs. 

Here's hoping your upcoming week is hopping with fun.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Monkey Around

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, monkey 
Here's a fab card for a Fab Friday at Tiddly Inks!

Yes, that's right.  I'm thinking this one is fabulous.  Am I allowed to say that?

I kept this card very CAS, because I truly didn't want to distract from this adorable digital image from Tiddly Inks called "Monkey Around".  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I added some little dots with Willow dye ink from Simon Says Stamps using a stamp from Stamps By Judith.  Just to give the background a bit of interest.

The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design.

And there you have it.  My fabulous contribution for Fab Friday.  (Gee, I wish I could say that all the time, LOL).

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Proud as a Peacock

There She Goes, Kecia Waters, peacock, Copic markers
I made this card just for fun.  Trying to get my coloring muse back.

I decided to you an image from There She Goes...oh how I miss that company!  This is from the set Zoo-pendous.  I am thrilled to have possession of many TSG sets, but in my warped thinking, I hardly ever ink any of them because I tell myself that I'm not worthy of them and I won't do them justice.  I'm a dork like that.  So, I guess you can say I'm proud of myself for just showing the image a little ink and love. 

The background was created with a MFT cover-up die. 

Perhaps I should ink up a few more animals in this set?  We'll see.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Two Dachshund Cards

Whimsy Stamps, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, dachshund
My Mom's birthday is later this week, so I took advantage of this day off to get a card in the mail to her.  No worries, she doesn't read this blog. 

This card features the Whimsy Stamps image of Dachshund Balloon.  I stamped the image and colored with Copic markers.  I used a clarity stencil brush for the first time and applied some Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores dye ink in the background.  I added some Glossy Accents to the balloons and added a few sequins.  The sentiment is also from the Dachshund Balloon stamp set.  On the inside I stamped an additional sentiment....Stretch out the celebration as looooooooong as you can. 

Also posted is a card very similar.  Just doodled an extra balloon and some grass.

Whimsy Stamps, Kecia Waters, Copic makers, dachshund

Monday, February 13, 2017

We Just Click

AJVD, Kecia Waters, camera, Valentine
So, I'm really liking this camera image from A Jillian Vance Design's "Picture Perfect" stamp set.  So much so you'll probably see it again because the set itself is so versatile and can be used year round. 

You can read all about this card on the AJVD blog today.  Go ahead.  Click.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lots of Dachshund Love

Recollections, Kecia Waters, dachshund, love, Valentine
I made this card to justify buying yet another dachshund stamp.  This time, the image is a part of a cheapo stamp set from Michael's Recollections line.  Cheap quality, but I bought the set with a 60% coupon, so I didn't do too terrible.  Recollections did though...this dachshund you see actually has a sweater on and it looked hideous, so I purposely neglected to ink that part.  Be glad I didn't.  Also used on this card is a pawprint embossing folder from Darice that I dug in a big box for at a convention.  The sentiment is from AJVD.

Not a bad card.  And, the dog WITHOUT THE STUPID SWEATER looks a lot like Sloopy.

Back again tomorrow with another post.  Could there be a little mojo happening?  I'm telling you, it left me during Christmas and has rarely shown its face since.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Octopi My Heart

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, octopus, Valentine
It's Tiddly Tuesday!!! It's been a while, hasn't it?

Christy Croll gave us all a nice Tiddly vacation to rest and recharge.  Now the design team is back, better than ever, for a fun and fabulous 2017.

Today kicks off a new challenge over on the challenge blog.  The challenge is "love".  I thought this fun digital image by Tiddly Inks, Octopi My Heart would be perfect.

I printed Octopi My Heart onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored with Copic markers and added a few white highlights using a gel pen.  I also adhered a few glass bubbles to complete the details on this card. 

Sure hope you join us for this challenge.  You can read about all of the challenge deets over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blhttp://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com/og.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Blooming Rose

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, rose
Drive by post today.  I'm so busy, but I wanted to take the time to share a card I made using the beautiful "Blooming Rose Die Set" from A Jillian Vance Design.

You can read all about this card on the AJVD blog today.

Have a great week friends!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Woof You Forever

Gerda Steiner, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, MFT, Pan Pastels, Valentine
I spent most of the past weekend, along with MLK Day, inside with a stuffy nose.  I managed to make it into my stamp room and found a little mojo, which lately has been hiding.

I created this little card just for fun.  It is a hodgepodge of materials and images.  The cute dog is from Gerda Steiner Designs.  The paw prints are a part of a background stamp from My Favorite Things, along with the sentiment.  The dog was colored with Copics, the heart was made using Versamark and Pan Pastels.

All in all, it was a fun card to make, and I am pleased with the results.  A card for the Valentine stash.

Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Lots of Buttons, Lots of Love

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Valentine's Day, buttons, heart, Copic markers
I've been having some mojo problems.  You know, the lack of it.  Maybe I got it back with this Valentine's Day card.

You can read all about this card on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today!

You know the deets...Copic markers, negative of heart die cut as a mask, really CAS.

Thanks for sticking with me.  I'm thinking if I clean and organize my stamp room, my mojo will come back.  I think that might be my problem.

Monday, January 9, 2017

White Calla Lilies

Judikins, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, no line coloring, calla lily, wedding
I was asked to make a wedding card.  I don't think you can go wrong with elegant calla lilies, do you? 

I tried my hand at no-line coloring with Copics, stamping the Judikins image with Simon Says Stamp Fog dye ink.  It's no Georgia O'Keeffe, but's it's not terrible. The fancy die cut is actually an old die from Spellbinders.  I have been having fun using older images and supplies lately. 

I hope everyone likes it.  I kinda do. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Rock On

Taylored Artwork, Kecia Waters, Prismacolor pencils, cactus, desert
So.

I made this card last week (or I guess I could say "last year") prior to the December 31 Fiesta Bowl.  Having been a stamper that has actually been to three past Fiesta Bowls, I have acquired some southwestern stamps during my visits to Arizona.  This one is from Taylored Artwork.  I stamped it onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth with Versafine Onyx Black and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp.  I thought it was a cute pairing.  As I made this card prior to the game, I was just playing with vibrant colors, my pencils and trying to capture the warmth of the desert. 

And then, there was the game.  And I got into a funk because of it.  And I'm just now posting this card.  I still like it because there have been some good times in the desert too.  I'll just hold onto those memories.

And, brace yourselves...I'm cheering for 'Bama on Monday.  I have my reasons.  I'm guessing Curtis Samuel will be cheering for Alabama too.  Roll Tide.   (Never, ever would I have dreamed I'd be saying that!)


Monday, January 2, 2017

Bookmarks

A Jillian Vance Design, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, bookmarks
I decided to be Santa for myself this year.  I purchased some Zig Clean Color Brush markers.  There is a learning curve with these, and I haven't reached it yet. 

Just wanting to play with them, I colored these bookmarks.  The heart stamp is from A Jillian Vance Design, and you can read about these bookmarks on the AJVD blog today.


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