Monday, December 17, 2018

When You Lose Your Mojo...

Hello Crafters! 

 I can't remember the last time I posted a card without a video. 
However, I seem to have misplaced my mojo and I'm on a mission to get it back. 

I think we all have our "go to" ways of overcoming our creative droughts. Usually, I peruse Instagram or Pinterest. Look at different color combinations, Most often I try a pre-stamped images. 


Tonight I went to back to Make It Crafty. I used to be on the design team because honestly I loved their images. And Zoe, she's the owner, and she's endlessly talented. Super kind too :) 
I got my digital stamps downloaded and printed out. If you don't know how easy it is to print or combine your digis check out Zoe's video here. 

Anywho, I tried something different tonight. My printer, printed two of my images because it was having issues. Peanut asked to color the other one, and then said I'll pick the colors. 


Brilliant. 
What better way to force yourself to be creative?! 
I shared the whole thing on my Instagram story as it unfolded.  


Peanut picked "yellow" hair and purple stockings. 
Honestly, I was kind of skeptical in the beginning (purple stockings?)  but it turned out super cute! 
I tied in the purple by coloring her bows the same shade and using some blue violets for the snow.


I used my copics for everything including the snowy background that I very loosely sketched in with some blue and blue violet markers. I also used the blue violet to put a shadow under her feet, bag and the candy cane to ground them. I wanted her wings to be transparent so I used similar colors but in lighter shades to color the hair behind her wing. 


 I skipped the sentiment because honestly this thing isn't going anywhere. Sometimes you just need to color to get back in the swing of things. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
I'm hoping to find that mojo soon and get a video together for you guys :)


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KANDI CANE FAIRY DIGI STAMP
KANDI CANE FAIRY DIGI STAMP
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CANDY CANE DIGI STAMP
CANDY CANE DIGI STAMP
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Copic Sketch MARKER E99 BAKED CLAY
Copic Sketch MARKER E99 BAKED CLAY
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
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Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
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Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
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Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
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Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
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Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
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Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE
Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 GRASS GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 GRASS GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 MOSS
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 MOSS
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Copic Sketch Marker V0000 ROSE QUARTZ
Copic Sketch Marker V0000 ROSE QUARTZ
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Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
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Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
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Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
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Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
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Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker
Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH
Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH
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Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
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Copic Sketch MARKER YR24 PALE SEPIA
Copic Sketch MARKER YR24 PALE SEPIA
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 FROST BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B00 FROST BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B0000 PALE CELESTINE
Copic Sketch Marker B0000 PALE CELESTINE
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Copic Sketch Marker BV000 IRIDESCENT MAUVE
Copic Sketch Marker BV000 IRIDESCENT MAUVE
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Easy Snow Globe Glass Copic Coloring

 
Hello Crafters! 

This post is a bit delayed. Sorry! 
I had intended on putting it up two days ago and then life got in the way. 
Heading into Friday I'm hoping for a weekend that includes crafting somewhere in it. 
How about you?


I used my Photo Play Papers again but this time I practiced a fun coloring technique instead of making a scene. Christmas brings lots of Snow globe stamps and dies so I thought it would be a good one to tackle. Plus, that penguin?! So stinkin cute. 


The most helpful bit of advice I can tell you for this technique is start with your lightest color. 
Yes, you will have to build to a darker color. 
Yes, that will take more time. 
Yes, you will be able to cover up it up or alter it if it's starts going sideways. 
Trust me. It's worth it. 


Outside of the coloring I kept the card super simple. I just trimmed out the image and my sentiment then popped them up on foam tape. 

You can see everything from start to finish in the video below. 


I think the card is simple but effective. Sometimes it's nice to stick to an easy design and let the coloring be the star. 
I wanted to share a few still photos of the other cards I created in case you wanted a closer look :) 



If you check out the JOY card in the bottom left you can see me using the same technique just on a different shape. That's the great thing about techniques once you're comfortable with me you can start applying them all over!


I think that Snowman is just adorable. I love how his accents create that visual triangle. They really pop against his white body and that dark blue sky. 


the Christmas tree scene might be my favorite one honestly. I had so much fun creating that mini scene! 

Thank you guys so much for stopping by! 
I hope you're heading into the best weekend ever!



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Photo Play Paper Color Me Snowman
Photo Play Paper Color Me Snowman
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Photo Play Paper Color Me Winter Cards
Photo Play Paper Color Me Winter Cards
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Photo Play Paper Color Me Winter
Photo Play Paper Color Me Winter
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Photo Play Paper Color Me Christmas Cards
Photo Play Paper Color Me Christmas Cards
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Copic Sketch MARKER E99 BAKED CLAY
Copic Sketch MARKER E99 BAKED CLAY
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C7 COOL GRAY
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER YR24 PALE SEPIA
Copic Sketch MARKER YR24 PALE SEPIA
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Copic Sketch Marker BV000 IRIDESCENT MAUVE
Copic Sketch Marker BV000 IRIDESCENT MAUVE
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Copic Sketch MARKER BV02 PRUNE
Copic Sketch MARKER BV02 PRUNE
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Ranger STAR DUST Stickles
Ranger STAR DUST Stickles
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Sakura METALLIC GELLY ROLL 3 Pack
Sakura METALLIC GELLY ROLL 3 Pack
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Copic Sketch Marker BV00 MAUVE SHADOW
Copic Sketch Marker BV00 MAUVE SHADOW
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