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Let’s Color – Unforgettable Elephants (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

   Well, it’s been well over a month, hasn’t it? Almost 2 months! I didn’t fall off the face of the earth and didn’t decide to quit crafting. On February 7, I submitted papers to our housing office saying we’d like to transfer to a different house on post because Honey got orders to stay at this base after his school. I was told that, more than likely, it would be around May or June that we’d be able to move. On February 20th, I got a call saying we should have a new house by the end of the following week. I have NEVER heard of a transfer going through that fast. Needless to say, my house was being quickly packed in to boxes to move about 3 miles away. The new house is great, smaller, but great. It’s about 82 years newer than our previous house and we’re not above anyone. Only 1 of our walls is attached and that’s the one in the garage. So, it’s definitely quieter! Also, I get to have my craft room INSIDE the air conditioned part of the house! Usually, I’ll set up the rest of the house and then I’ll work on my craft room. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen pictures of me setting it up. My Honey told me to go on ahead and set up the craft room (had to make the house livable though first). He knows it’s my therapy and how I let off steam. So, I’ve been spending just under a month getting my craft room ready. It’s still not totally finished, but it’s VERY close and able to be worked in. Okay, so now that you know why I’ve been absent, I’m hoping with me having easier access to the craft room, I’m hoping to be able to be in here more frequently and hopefully have more posts and videos up for y’all.

   I’ve been wanting to color up these cute elephants from Wplus9’s release a few months ago. There was a woman in the housing office who was really involved in getting us our house so quickly. I wanted to make her a thank you card and figured that this little set would be purr-fect. I also wanted to color up the elephant using the no lines coloring technique because a lot of y’all on Instagram have asked how I do it. I figured I’d set up the webcam and color him up. Then, I decided I’d try to explain what is going on in my head and why I’m doing certain things. Definitely not easy!

I chose to use this little elephant and did some masking so I could put the balloon in his trunk. The sentiment is what started it all.

   I stamped him in Lulu Lavender Memento ink. If you look really closely, you can still see the purple line in some of the light areas. But it’s not too noticeable. If you’re interested in how I colored him up with the technique, I have a video down below.

In this close up, you can see the image a little clearer. After coloring up the balloon, I used my clear Wink of Stella pen and then went over it with glossy accents. To keep the paper from warping, I used a layer of 3M foam under the whole balloon.

   For the layout of the card, I used the Sunshine Layers die set from Wplus9. The paper is from Pebbles’s Sunnyside 6×6 paper pad. The cardstock is Orange Peel from Simon Says Stamp.

For the inside, I wanted it to coordinate, but still have room to write, so I used the scalloped part from the Sunshine Layers dies again and cut it out of white cardstock. Then I stamped the words “Thank You” in Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel ink. The sentiment on the inside is from the Many Thanks stamp set from Mama Elephant.

Well, that’s it for my card today. I do hope you like it and I hope to see you again soon!


Video

You can view it by clicking below, or by visiting this link:
https://youtu.be/oe18mneUHBE


Copics Used:

Elephant: T0, T2, T3, T4, T5
Balloon: YR04, YR07, YR09
Sky: BG11, 0
Ground: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99


Unlinkable Supplies

Pebbles – Sunnyside 6×6 paper pad


Supplies Used


New on YouTube! Lets Color! VIDEO!!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

   Hey, y’all! I’ve been busy, just can’t post a lot of what I’ve done because one is for my Mom, who frequents my blog a lot, another is for my Dad (my Mom would show him), and one is for my Honey. I just don’t post any of his completed because they’re kinda personal. 🙂 Okay, so, a lot of you know that I have a YouTube channel… If you didn’t, SURPRISE!!

My YouTube channel…

   I’ve also added my social media links in the top of the sidebar, just in case you’d like to see other places I post. I post a LOT to instagram because it’s so easy to do. Okay, on to what this post is about… On instagram, I’ve had a few people say they’d love videos of how I color. So, I’ve decided to do a series on YouTube called “Lets Color!!!”. I’ll do close up videos of the coloring of an image, sped up (because I take so long to color) with no voice overs. Now, about 90% of the time I can’t explain what I’m doing. It just looks wrong and I’ll work on it until it looks right. This is why the no voice overs. I’d also leave in any mistakes and how I corrected them. I try to put non-annoying music, but I have yet to find any in my program. These don’t seem to take me long to edit. Just take out the parts where I am thinking about what color I should make something, or my wrist going under the camera because I need a different marker. I’ll do these in parts so they’re not so long. Also, if there’s only 1 part that you’d like to see colored, if it’s a main part it should have its own video. I’d like to do them on a schedule, but we all know me and schedules. So, maybe if I get into a rhythm I can do them weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Should be easier when we move to our new house. My craft room will be WITH the family and not where it’s 40 degrees in here.

   So, I have my first “Lets Color” video up… I’m coloring “Owl Treasure Our Friendship” by Whiff of Joy. This is one of their digital stamps. I’ll embed the videos below, but if you’d like to be notified as soon as I’ve posted a video, please go to my YouTube channel and subscribe.

Owl Treasure Our Friendship by Whiff of Joy

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Copics Used:

Top Owl:
 Body: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39
 Beak & Feet: YR12, YR21, YR24, YR27
 Talons: W7

Bottom Owl:
 Body: E50, E51, E53, E35, E57, E59
 Beak & Feet: YR12, YR21, YR24, YR27
 Talons: W7
 Mouth: W9

Heart: R29, R59, R89

Tree: E44, E47, E49

Bush & Ground: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

Sky: 0, BG10, BG11


Stamp available at: Owl Treasure Our Friendship by Whiff of Joy

Hope you enjoyed this! If you have any images you’d like to see colored up, just let me know. 🙂

Star of Bethlehem + VIDEO

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

   Hope your season is going well! Mine is! Got the tree up and decorated. Need to finished decorating the outside and the rest of the house. 🙂

   Today, I’m sharing a card with a video showing me speed coloring it. It’s a VERY long video!!! The digital image I used is “Star of Bethlehem” by Crissy Armstrong. Yes, this is another of those pesky images that was intimidating me.

   I’ve actually had this card finished since before Thanksgiving. I have been trying to find the time to edit the video. We’re getting down into crunch time for my Christmas cards to go out, and you know? That’s okay. Even if they get there after Christmas. I’m hoping everyone will realize that I put my time and love into them and they’ll NEVER get another card like it.

   I kept the card layout simple so I could show off the image. I really like how it came out. 🙂


   To help accent the image, I used some Silver Sparkle Cord from Lawn Fawn to go behind it. To make the sky and the star pop, I used Dark Chocolate cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for my card base. I stamped my greeting from the Simon Says Stamp “Merry Everything” stamp set. I then heat embossed it with some Ranger Silver Embossing Powder


   To make the star and its light look magical, I used some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to accent that area. You can’t see all of it in the photo, but it does show some of it. I also used Crystal Effects on the star and donkey’s eyes.


   For the inside, I wanted to keep it simple and very elegant, so I used this sentiment from a Hero Arts Christmas stamp set I have. I also heat embossed it using the same embossing powder from the front of the card.

   That’s it for me today. I hope you like my card.



Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Head Piece: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Clothing: W00, W1, W3, W5
Sheep: 0, W00, W1, W3, YR30, YR31
Donkey:
   Body: N2, N4, N6, N8, N10
   Nose: W1, W3, W5
   Hair: T5, T7, T9, 100
Sand: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
City: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35
Sky: 0, B32, B34, B37, B39


Supplies Used: