Baby Fairy Flora

I had such a wonderful time at the Texas Coloring Retreat that it’s easy for my new pals to convince me to organize another!  So start marking your calendars for next year and we’ll be having another.  😀  For the next two weeks I’m going to post all the things we colored and did at the activity and share the fun.  But first, I need to photo graph everything.  This isn’t one of them but it’s something along the same lines… faces!

This image is Baby Fairy Flora from Mo Manning which had a face but there were two lines that looked like the bottom parts of eyelids so I went with that idea.

Here’s the image before it was colored.  This is a rubber stamp that I have but I think it also comes in a revised digital form.

I think the eyes are a bit too far apart but she still looks cute, I think, and better with eyes.  I added a couple extra bees around the edges to fill out the white area.  I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by!  Have a great mid-week and come back soon, ya’ll hear!

Little Avatar Navi Scene

Here’s a fun project I wanted to share using two images, Baby Fairy Flora from Mo Manning (Stampavie) and Anthuriumns Garden from Make it Crafty. I had recently watched the Avatar movie and wanted to color something using the bright fluorescent colors from that world.  So I had used a bit of creativity and decided to color up the fairy rubber stamp and the large flower background.

This was one of those coloring jobs where I went over everything about a hundred times and wasn’t sure what it would look like until I was nearly finished.  It was a new challenge and touch and go for a while.  LOL  To get the Avatar look, I colored with blues, green, blue/greens and even some yellows to create the skin tone and strip pattern.  Then once the skin was finished I added the white dots with the gel pen.  The eye were colored with greens and yellows and the lips were colored with a little bit of pink/purple.  Here’s a before and after slice of the fairy.

At first, I wasn’t sure what color to do the clothes but decided to bring in some neon purples and pinks which coordinated well.  The hair was done by dotting the gray tones and was a lot easier than I had anticipated. 

The background image is one that I’ve colored using some blues (BG and B).  For this one, I wanted a bright fluorescent type color of blue so I blended in some green (YG and G) on the tips of the leaves and some purples (BV) for the darker parts of the leaves.  I like how the effect really changes the blue/green color.

I wanted to keep the ground the same neon colors as the flowered background but I also wanted grass.  So I later went in and added green strands for grass and then placed my fairy image on top of that.  The mixture is a little different for me and I’d probably go for all green/grass the next time.  But I think in the end, this might be considered a “happy accident” which is always a bonus!  LOL

Finally the last thing I needed to do was place the images on a card – this was a challenge all in itself! But I managed to find some scraps that didn’t fight with the image and chose to go with something very basic and simple.  I hope you like it and maybe you’ll be trying a little Avatar Navi image in your future! Yes?!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
DP2 Challenge E217 – “Something New” (coloring blue skin)
Card Mania #38 – Anything Goes
Make it Monday #175 – Anything Goes

Cheers Kaylee and Tropical Mae

Click, click, click – testing, 1, 2, 3.  It works!!  😀  I can’t tell you how I felt when I found my laptop computer in shambles with keys missing and parts spewn all over the floor!  I’m usually not one to be surprised by anything but this time I actually gasped in such an alarm that all the kids came running to see if I was ok!  LOL But the good news is after I initiated “quiet time” and spent some effort tinkering that I was able to get it all back togehter.  Phew… ok so on to todays cards… tada!

These two cuties are new from Some Odd girl and are part of the new digi releases this week!  These two cuties are Tropical Mae and Cheers Kaylee and are available in the store right now.  Tropical Mae was previewed on the SOG Blog yesterday and today it’s time to show off Cheers Kaylee – so be sure to check out the rest of what the DT has created.  😀

These two cards were fun and quick to make – sometimes those are the best.  I grabbed the paper choices before coloring then just worked off the papers to select my markers.  I usually add some ribbon but skipped out by using scraps or the reverse side of the decorative paper to create the horizontal interest that I seem to be attached to – it just looks weird if I don’t include that on my cards so I guess you coudl call that my odd quirk for the day!

I used the same colors, papers and even the layout on both projects if you haven’t noticed already.  He he he.  In addition, the background stamps I used are the Chandelier from Stampavie and I still can’t find where the sentiment stamp is from… but somewhere as I’m sure it’s not that old.  LOL

That pretty much wraps this up and I hope you’ve enjoyed the card for today.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great mid-week.  😀

Royal

Are you ready for some Royal Treatment today?  He he he.  Some Odd Girl is releasing two Nouveau Girls this week and we’re starting off with a beaut who can be the queen of anything.  Meet Royal

 

The images I used are Royal from Some Odd Girl and Chandelier from Stampavie in the background.  Then on the post-it notepad I used the accessory stamps from Royal for the sentiment and crown.  Yep, that crown is seperate from the image so it’s going to come in handy!

 

If you are a regular Follower then you’ve seen this type of project before and know it’s for a special Teacher.  It’s the fourth and final one I’ve been working on… unbeknownst to the Teachers, they were suppose to be Valentine’s gifts but sometimes my creative process is a bit slow.  However, at least I have them finished before Teacher Appreciation week and can now start working on those!

 

These cute post-it note holders are great for the desk and they’ve been so fun to create.  The plastic picture frames were found at the local general store and the HUG ticket was found at Oriental Trading Co.  They’ve been fun to use as incentive for my kids to earn rewards with and I’ve been able to snatch a few here an there.  After all, I can earn tickets too, right?!  LOL

 

There are some gorgeous samples at the SOG Blog that you don’t want to miss out on so make sure to head on over there next.  Then mark your calendars and come back again tomorrow morning to meet the second Nouveau Gril because I have an exciting project to show off!