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Sunday, July 15, 2012


Happy Sunday to everyone!  I have done very little crafting this weekend, or blogging, or commenting because I had a busy weekend working on my craft room.  On Thursday night while the boys were at soccer, I decided to start going through and re-organizing my rubber/clear stamps.  That didn’t take super long, except then I got the wild idea to completely sort through EVERY box of embellies, papers and tools that I have for stamping.  3 and 1/2 days later and I am still not finished, although it is going to be sweet when I am done – I have gotten rid of ton of stuff that I haven’t used in forever and re-organized everything that I do have so that I can now find the perfect stamp to or a specific holiday paper I may need.  Can’t wait to actually be able to see the floor of my craft room again – hopefully tomorrow!

Anyhow, I have also been doing a lot of studying of some amazing artists and bloggers and reading tons about how they use their Copics, different techniques and combos and have been spending time practicing some of these techniques and styles.  My first creation I want to share where I have used a few different ideas I have found online is with this awesome digi image from INKY IMPRESSIONS “Fairy sitting on Clothespin.”  I have colored her with Copics and added Sakura glitter pen to her wings.  I have made more drastic differentiation in light and dark within Copic color families to show dimension and shadow.  I also really worked hard to show color and pattern differences in the leaves, clothespin and tree branches.  I added DP from Basic Grey, paper from SU and core-dinations, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment from My Craft Spot.  Image and backing behind it are cut with  - KINesties and sentiment cut with Amuse die.  I added stitching around the image with my Staedler pen.  (Yes, I need to get better with the faux stitching!)  I sure hope you like it.

Additional Challenges:
INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE – lots of layers –8- plus some stitching and DT CALL
CRAFT A SCENE – in the garden plus scene
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – anything goes
PILE IT ON – kick back and relax
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – kids or babies
CRAFT PUNKED – summertime
SIMPLY CREATE TOO – summer/vacation
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS – lots of layers


Tonya said...

Audrey, this is so pretty. Your coloring looks wonderful!! All the organizing will be worth it in the end. :o)
Thank you for answering the Inky Impressions DT call. Good luck! :o) ~ Tonya Inky DT

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Margreet said...

Beautiful card with fab the faux stitching...great take of the sketch...thanks for playing with Willow Sketchie...hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet


Hi Audrey
A gorgeous card love the image and fabulous colouring
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Gvendalen said...

so pretty card!

Glennis said...

Love the image and your colouring is great

Ria said...

Ahh Audrey this is super!! totally love it ;)
hugs Ria

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Audrey this is beautiful I love the colours and papers you have used and that image is a darling.
Lorraine x

NancyD said...

Hi Audrey, welcome to my challenge. Your scene is lovely and I only just now realized that you little character is sitting on a cloths pin! Cute! Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene for Inside the Garden. NancyD

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Audrey, I love the sweet image and the colours are so beautiful


Jackie said...

Audrey this is adorable! Great job with the shading and good luck with the rest of your craft room organization! Thank you for answering the Inky Impressions DT Call!

Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

Deanna said...

Great Card! the image is so cute!

Jennifer said...

I love this Audrey! Such a cute image and I love how you've coloured it up! Fantastic papers and the faux stitching is perfect!
You're so much like me when I get to organizing my craft area or anything. I just get going on one thing and then before I know it I'm into everything! LOL
Will be nice for you to have a fresh new space to create in!

Rosalee said...

beautiful image and love the stitching.
Hugs, Rosalee

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. What a great layout and cute image. TFs.

Anna-Karin said...

Super cute! Love that she is sitting on a clothes pin, so fun. Gorgeous colouring. Thank you for joining us at Craft a Scene!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Oh this is super, what a brilliant card, love the image shes so sweet. Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxox

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty - just prefect for the sweet image.Lovely papers.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Mynnette said...

LOVE these fun summery colors!!! Gorgeous coloring--and your image is too cute! A fabulous card! :)

Lisa M said...

Love, love, LOOOVE this image! Audrey, she's colored beautifully! I really like the layout of this card.

Julie said...

This is so cute - what a beautiful image.

I hope you managed to find your craft room floor!