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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Naughty or Nice At Ike's World Challenges This Month

February is here and we are being  Naughty or Nice and as always Anything Goes at Ike's World Challenges!  Fun to be had for one and all!  I took the Naughty or Nice route and went a little bit off track!  Ike's Art, of course, has some wicked cool slightly naughty images but when I saw these darlings I was smitten!
 Mousie Munch Set  had me smiling at first sight and how naughty are these little ones being?  I colored them up after catching up on one of my Kit and Clowder coloring classes getting so much inspiration for Alyce's background and mice.  I totally lost my perspective on the background and have about six different light sources on the toaster but I am learning and that's what counts!  The mice are colored using Prisma colored pencils and the background is a free for all with Koi Watercolors, markers, Inktense Color Blocks, paint pen and probably the kitchen sink!  This is my first page of my art journal book for 2020.  My goal is to work towards a page a day but we know me......a page a week will be ample for me!
Now it's your turn to decide Naughty or Nice or Anything Goes and get yourself to Ike's World Challenges and enter this month!  Plenty of time so no excuses!  We want to see your take on the theme or your own theme!  See you over there!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Day 3 of My Dark Valentine Blog Hop

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Day 3 and it's a quick one!  Check out the linky party and the details of the hop HERE!
Today, little Miss Oddleigh Cherished Heart by our hostess, LeighSBDesigns, teams up a sentiment from the Dark Sentiments 2 set!
Hope you are hopping to your heart's content and playing along so we can visit you!  I will be catching up on all of your lovely blogs tomorrow as a surprise trip out of town has me at a disadvantage at the moment!  Till then, hugs and dark Valentine's love to you all!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Day 2 of My Dark Valentine Blog Hop

No dilly dallying around it's off to the My Dark Valentine Blog Hop hosted by our fabulous Leigh!  You can join in the fun as much or as little as you like just hop HERE for the details on this easy peasey blog hop!
Some strange love is on the books for today!  I used the following images:  Skull Trio by Ike's Art (grab this freebie when you browse!) and Skull Roses Collage and Dark Sentiments 2 by LeighSBDesigns (now on sale!) 😊  I used my Koi watercolors for the background and skull trio.  Using tape around the image gave me a nice white line when I removed the tape after drying.  I popped a second sentiment and skulls on some pop dots and layered on black cardstock.  A little black ribbon bow and all done!
We have some fantastic projects already linked up for you to hop off to see!  And the linky to add your make is HERE!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Day 1 of the My Dark Valentine Blog Hop

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop 2020
presented by
LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps
Yay!  Day one of My Dark Valentine Blog Hop presented by LeighSBDesigns!  To play, find the linky, and all the deets for this no stress blog hop just click HERE!
I took a sentiment that we usually think of as being a lovely expression of, wait for it.....Love! and put the other, darker side of it to use.  You stole my heart...stealing a heart and let's say breaking it is bad and pretty dark!😈
I used the following images by our fabulous host and sponsor LeighSBDesigns!
Remember, check out Leigh's Etsy boutique for wonderful sales on her Valentine's digital art stamps!
I roughly colored in the heart background with practically every shade of blue in my Prisma colored pencils!  I sprayed Bahama Blue Fireworks on the wings of a copy of the fairies and the Scratched Heart Background then fussy cut and used pop dot leftovers to make them hover over the background.  Some cardstock layered up and they are ready to spread some magic....dark or happy? we will have to wait and see!
I am so excited to visit the other blogs and see the awesome projects! 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Hey Love Blog Hop and Linky Party at Stamplorations

Stamplorations  Blog is having a Hey Love Blog Hop and Linky Party!  There a two really cool digital images to download for free!  You can use them to enter the hop or use any stamp company!  Look HERE for all the details for the blog and to link up your projects :)

I used one of the free images and colored with colored pencils.  I used a Hampton Art rubber stamp for the sentiment.  I was only going to color only a few spots on the image but the colors got the best of me and I used one from each color!  Fun, fun 😊!  Remember to check out all the details HERE!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Anti-Valentine Theme at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers

The Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers has a delightful theme for #52 - A is for Anti-Valentine!  I had an unopened clear stamp set by Art Impressions that seemed to fit the bill, at least part of it.  I did not use her dear partner or the terribly cute bumble bee.  She pretty much speaks for herself!
Seems she has the same attitude that the Sisters of Snark and myself share about the holiday of luv!  I stamped the lovely lady, flowers and sentiment on white cardstock and colored with Prisma colored pencils.  Some fussy cutting and using up some old cardstock for the hugs and kisses sentiment were about all there was to it!  I tore  some cardstock to layer the pink cardstock to the hearts paper.  Oh, I glued the images and sentiments to pink cardstock :).
I am entering this in the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers #52 A is for Anti-Valentine and
Art Impressions Blog Challenge Shades of Pink #274
As You Like It Challenge ATG
Hey Love Hop and Linky Party Stamplorations Blog Hop

One More Time at SUYP Challenge!

I was moving my stamps downstairs when this little kitty stamp by Viva Las VegaStamps fell on the floor.  I have never used it before and I knew I had to enter him at Ike's Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge this month.  Then the search began for a sentiment and once again I stumbled upon the Krispy Kreme stamp also by Viva Las VegaStamps.  First, I must explain that I LOVE Krispy Kreme doughnuts and there are none closer than hour to me.  So I often dream of them 😼!  I transferred my love of them to the kitty and he does look like he is wistfully thinking of them.
I taped the watercolor paper down with masking tape for a crisp, white border and it actually came out perfect when it dried and I removed the tape. I used Koi Sakura watercolors. Instead of leaving it alone!.....I inked the edge with Distress Ink which I promptly smeared and lost my border :(   I colored him up with Prisma colored pencils after I painted around the image!  AJ inspired me to try it and I only had one uh oh!  I attached the image panel to some canvas paper that I painted in almost ATC size, each a different color from my acrylic paint palette.  I also inked the edges of it and was not happy with the result but a couple pieces of washi tape from a Daiso store in Japan made me a little bit happier!   The lovely doughnut store logo was stamped on another scrap of canvas paper.
I am entering this into Ike's SUYP Challenge for January. 😸