Accordion Scrapbook

Here’s an inside look at the accordion scrapbook that Tina kitted up at the Paper Nest Dolls retreat in Florida. She put so much work into this project and it turned out great. I ended up putting all my picture in there from the bike rides that I took that weekend while I was in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. The papers are from Echo Park and the images are from Paper Nest Dolls… colored in my style with creative color placement.

Mermaid Set from Paper Nest Dolls

I had a fantastic time at the Paper Nest Dolls’ Sun & Fun Retreat in Florida this weekend and getting to know so many wonderful people!! For our final project, we created this bookmark using the alcohol drop method on the background. I love using handmade bookmarks so it’s fun to have another one to use. I’m using the Mermaid Set from Paper Nest Dolls to create this bookmark with papers and accessories from Echo Park “A Slice of Summer” series. Until next time… keep your world colorful! Ciao!

Bubbles Fun Owen from Paper Nest Dolls

It’s day three of the Paper Nest Dolls’ Sun and Fun Retreat and if you’re lucky enough to have attended then this is a card you colored yesterday. On this project I’m using Bubbles Fun Owen from Paper Nest Dolls with paper and accessories from Echo Park “A Slice of Summer” series. My goal was to give some color to the bubble and reflect some of the elements around the character. I didn’t want realism but something that would convey the magic of summer. To do this, I added a mini rainbow in the bubble and then some white twinkles floating around.

Mermaid Set from Paper Nest Dolls

Next project we’ll be making at the Paper Net Dolls’ Sun and Fun Retreat is this jellyfish card. I’m using the Mermaid Set from Paper Nest Dolls to create this bookmark with papers and accessories from Echo Park “A Slice of Summer” series. I like to color unexpectedly and not following the lines is a major part of that. That method is called Creative Color Placement and it’s as simple as adding plaid to a shirt, polka dots on a skirt, or in this case, making the dome of the jellyfish transparent. I think it adds a whole new perspective on what can be done through coloring.

Sunshine Elle by Paper Nest Dolls

I’ll be teaching at the Paper Nest Dolls retreat in April and had a chance this week to play around with one of their stamps. This is Sunshine Elle. My original goal was to have yellow highlights on the left half from the sunny balloon so I started with yellow and colored where I thought they would be. However, by time I finished I had blended out most of that color. Oh’well, learned lesson for next time.

Some other fun things I did while coloring was some creative color placement on her face and then I enjoyed making the beach scene in the background. I’m not teaching these at the retreat so this was something I did for fun. Enjoy!

Copic Colors:
E0000, 000, 30, 31, 35
C1, 3, 5, 7, 10
Y11, 13, 21, 17, YR31, 30
YG00, 23, 67
BV29, 23, 20
YR27, 18, 16, 15
BG11, 32, 72
E50, 51, 53, 31
B00, 21, 41, 52, 63