Friday, September 26, 2014

Copic Coloring Day 5 - Creating Hair and Skin colors

We watched examples of some of the instructors. Each has her own way of coloring, color choices, coloring styles. It was very interesting to see them all. But in the end, I chose to create my own color combinations for both hair and for skin.

You can tell by the last one, I was really beyond tired, so had to create ghetto girl, aka inner city girl. Maybe the meanings of those names have changed over the decades since we used to use them. I don't know, we don't see that over here - I live on a Hawai'ian island. Anyway, here is my homework for today. Hair colors are vertically listed on the left of the photos, skin colors are listed in the boxes below the images.

As always, thank you dear lovely friends who take the time to come over, check out what is happening, glean what you may like, avoid what you don't :) and remember, I APPRECIATE YOU!!!

Aloha, can you tell I am exhausted in a happy way? My brain is mush and I'm ready 
to brush my teeth and slither into bed now. 
Much aloha my dear friends :*

This IS a VERY GOOD WAY to create your very own hair and skin combo's for whatever markers you are using. Then keep it as a resource!

The rest of this weekend will be dedicated to coloring ballerinas (thrill) -- aloha!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Copic Class Day 4 - The Light Source

Today we are studying and applying light sources in our coloring of a floral image. Look for the "sunshine" in each segment to see where the light starts, and where the shadows should fall (opposite side of light source).

I also experimented with intensities of color depending on the season of the year. Winter failed and autumn is just too dramatic. Good thing we are working with practice sheets! But spring and summer look nice :D I used some Liquid Pearls in the centers.

Thank you for looking!!! Hugs to you ♥

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Copic Class Day 3 - Shading with Grays

Hi friends,

How was your day? I can say 'was' because we live in one of the very last time zones on the planet. Everyone is ahead of us. But look at it this way - we are super laid back over here because it's almost yesterday for you and tomorrow for us.

Today we are asked by our inspiring instructors to leave behind our usual darker shades of the main color we use in coloring our images. Whaaa? Yes! Use a gray. Since I only own Copic cool grays x 5 pens, I stuck with C1 and C3. I am kinda terrified to go any more deeper in color than that. So here is my homework for today.

PS  Doodling not required. Hopefully it does earn extra credit (?) nahhhh.

Thank you dear friends - I appreciate you stopping by and commenting despite
your very busy lives ♥

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Copic Class Day 2-Blending Contrasting Colors

Hi everyone,

Today's class already took me out of my comfy zone! We are blending colors we typically do not blend together, like a red with a blue, or a green with a yellow. I made up some birds and butterflies but a few of the birds are colored after real ones. I also added some doodles onto the butterflies.

One thing is for sure, I NEED LOTS OF REFILLS!!! And it's only Day 2 LOL.

Thank you for stopping by - I appreciate your comments because
they KEEP ME GOING :* thank you!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Copic Coloring, the practice sheet - Flip Flops

AKA "Slippahs" here in Hawai'i. I need to post it separately so that I can link it to class. Two of them should look 'used' since I colored the toes and feet into the bottoms.

Thank you for coming by - loves you lots!!!

With aloha ~ Rosy

Copic Class Day 1, Practicing Shading

Hi there friends,

How are you doing today? I signed up for Copic Coloring Class online. Today we are practicing shading with two or three colors of a color group. I tried coloring most of the balloons with a transparent kind of appearance. It was fun, took me most of the day, and I added Signo White Gel Pen as little decorative accents, and Wink of Stella Clear all over some of the balloons or package parts. I'm worn plum out LOL.

Thank you for looking :*

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Here is another CAS card. The bird is I don't know what, but I colored it with some Prismacolor Pencils with Perfect Pearls Blue and Green over that.

Stamp set "Spring Blessings" by Gina K. Designs
Perfect Pearls
Prismacolor Pencils
Rain Drops

Mahalo for stopping by and taking a look ♥

Keeping it CAS

This is very challenging for me to do. If I don't use a layer and embellishments, I feel totally naked!

StampTV has a challenge this week (STV14MON37) for CAS cards. Here are a few I put together:

"End of Summer" Thinking of You is a watercolor on Strathmore 140# paper. I sprinkled Rock Salt and let it dry overnight. I also covered the petals and cone of seeds in the centers with Crystal Lacquer, as well as a few drops on the leaves to look like it just rained.
Stamp Set "Heartfelt" and "Vertical Greetings 2" by Gina K. Designs

This next card is a simple little penguin gliding along the ice. He is colored with Memento Markers. he has some White Flower Soft on his earmuffs and Crystal Lacquer on his nose, eyes, along the ice and skate blades. 
Stamp set "Penguin Joy" and "Assorted Greetings by Gina K. Designs

The third card is stamped on yellow cardstock with Memento Gray, and colored with Prismacolor Pencils, blended with Gamsol.
Stamp Sets: "Elegant Florals" and "Aloha" by Gina K. Designs

I'm sorry the picture is fuzzy and spotty - I couldn't get the camera to focus that well today.

Thank you for looking at all the CAS cards for today!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An Oval Sea

Hi friends. Hoping your day has been good, and if not, let's hope for a better tomorrow.

This is a Three-Paged Card! It has a sea view through an oval aperture window. The third page has the sentiment and room for message. This is the tenth of ten cards to give to the doctor who will get these to the shop who sells them for me. We give them 10 at a time, and they've been patiently waiting for months for this group of ten.


Stamp set Aloha by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs
Cardstock 120# white by GKD; Blue shimmer paper that was on sale and not in original pkg; Neenah     Solar White for the sponged ocean scene.
Light Lime half backed pearls by Kaiser Craft
Spellbinder dies: Petite Ovals, Opulent Ovals (embossed the blue layer with this)
Fiskars corner punch/embosser
Memory Box turtle die (covered w/Versamark and then heat embossed 2-3 coats UTEE)
Martha Stewart score board (scored around the scenery)
Gold cord bow by GKD
Inks Gkd and Memento, Versamark, Delicatta Gold
Masking tape (masked the ocean horizon)
Wink of Stella clear (on ocean)
Scor Tape (for adhering the second page only to the top end of the third page of the card, and for attached the sponged scene onto GKD cardstock)
Glue dots (to hold turtle on), Monoadhesive (to adhere blue layer to front), Aileene's Clear Tacky Glue (also holds the turtle on, as well as behind the lime pearls for extra hold)
White gel pen (Signo) to draw on the waves
Black #2 micron pen to draw on the birds

I used mini sponge daubers to sponge the scene with Memento inks, using a piece of masking tape to create the horizon line.

The turtle was die cut, sponged with colors of green, touched up with Gliteratta Gold ink for sparkle, then Versamarked both sides, and heat embossed with 2 or 3 coats of UTEE. It's how I make charms for cards :D

The Opulent Oval was used as an embossing plate of sorts through the Big Shot.

Below is Page 2, adhered to the top of the back page with Scor Tape, scored to create the 
EZ fold up crease. Can you see the sparkles from Wink of Stella clear on the ocean? 

And finally, the 3rd and last page of this card. The envelope matches this third page.

Thank you sweet friends, for stopping by and checking out this latest card ♥

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Sunflower Hello

Aloha again,

This is a card for a friend for no particular reason than I thank her for making me laugh. I treasure friends who make me laugh, don't you?

If you know who makes this stamp, I would appreciate it if you would let me know. I think it might be Stampin' Up but I bought it used and the lady did not know.

I colored the sunflower with Koh-I-Noor color pencils, and used Gamsol to blend. The background is watercolor.

Other Stamp Sets: Stampin' Up Fresh Cuts (sentiment); Folk Filigree by GKD.
Cardstock GKD Pure Luxury 120# white, Bazzill sienna and Neenah Solar White. I colored and painted on the Neenah - surprisingly didn't buckle.
Ink- Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, and some sequins, Word Punch and popped up the sentiment.

Thank you very much for stopping by!

Teal and Silver Sympathy

Hi friends,

Gina had a release party just a few days ago and the challenge is to create a card with different textures. You can see the challenge at StampTV and using the keyword  AUG14Release. 

Stamp set: Petals and Wings by GKD
VersaMark, Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
Cardstock by GKD Pure Luxury 120# white, Bazzill Teal
Twine, silver thread, silver half beads by Recollections, Twig Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Overlapping Circles

This is a stamp by Hero Arts called Overlapping Circles. Sharri Carrol on Day 5 of Watercolor Class gave me this idea. While she did one corner of this image with distress markers, and she did not overlap the colors, it did inspire me to change it up a bit and do the entire image. It took me about 4 hours over the course of 3 days to color this with Copic Markers. I used about 3-4 colors in each color group for each circle, trying to blend all four sides of every circle. The light source is on the left (not that it matters much with this kind of image). Have a headache yet? I got a roaring one doing this, and it makes me dizzy to look at it now LOL. I hate to cover all that work with an image or a sentiment so thought I would just keep it like it is for now. Perhaps will change my mind later; we'll see. Maybe I will add a mini clear bling to all those tiny dots :)

Thank you very much for coming by. 
Your views and comments touch my heart and help me to keep on trying ♥

Friday, August 22, 2014

Autumn Leaves Thank You

Hi again!

This card is much more normal compared to the last one! I just let the sentiment, surrounded by olive rhinestones, be the focal point. The pattern paper and bow is enough to complete the look. I sponged a bit of distress ink in Old Paper and also Walnut Stain. I'll be entering it into the StampTV challenge this week, and you can click HERE to go the challenge page.

The sentiment is from the stamp set "Harvest of Wishes" by Gina K. Designs. The pattern paper and cardstock are also by Gina K. Designs (She has T-H-E best cardstock for card bases). Rhinestones by Want2Scrap and grossgrain ribbon is stash.

Thank you for stopping by - I appreciate each and every comment!

Sad Me, Sad Owl

Hi there friends,

How is your day/week coming along? Good, I hope!

You know how you are happily going along working on a project and you don't stop when you should have? Well.... That's what happened here.

See, I just realized a dear friend of ours REALLY is moving away from Hawai'i (who does that LOL)? She and her hubby are moving to the Oregon coast, a place close to where we moved from to come here. Suddenly I felt the urge to hurry and make her a card, about how I really feel so sad inside about her moving away, and this is what came out!

At first the owl looked normal, and all. I added the little miss you flag, and then.... "IT" happened. I picked up the glitter pen and started adding a ton of tears, rolling out of her eyes, added the eye lashes, and I even made a teeny TINY handkerchief, with holes for lace, and little flowers in each corner. SOMEBODY STOP ME!

Anyway, it really was how I was feeling, with a pit in my stomach, as reality sinks in that she is moving away. Waaaaahhhhhh! Do you know how hard it is to keep a friend? They move, fade away, make new friends, and yada yada. I want to hang on to each precious one I have. But alas, life happens and we learn to accept the inevitable.

Talk about gumption, I am entering this monstrosity I mean card into the StampTV autumn challenge lol.  You can click HERE to see StampTV's challenge.

The front:

The inside:

(And just in case you are brave enough to look closer at the crying owl....)


Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings and Sunkissed Autumn, both from Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento both pads and markers; Stampin' Up ink pads; Sakura glitter pens
Bakers Twine
Cardstock by Gina K. Design, Pure Luxury White and In the Navy; Pale yellow by Bazzill
Flag: toothpick with ends cut off

Handkerchief: MY PRIDE AND JOY -- I cut a tiny square 3/4 inch, scored it into fourths, folded it, colored tiny sparkle flowers in each corner, punched three holes along the edges on each side. Then I folded it up to look like a hanky waving in the wind.

I used a scallop cut out from chipboard to sponge the sky like clouds. You can't see, but all the leaves and acorns are stamped with ink, then colored over in Sakura glitter pens of each similar color.

Thank you very much for looking, and if you read the whole page, KUDOS !!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fall Hills

Hi friends,

Is it fall where you live? We don't really get a fall, but by October or so we definitely feel a chill at nights and early in the mornings. The day time heat does not cook and melt me like the summer time does.

I tried a water color this time and wanted a threatening stormy fall day scene. It will be entered into the StampTV MIUM challenge hosted by Sean. It's very simple, just create a fall card :D

I used Koi Waterpaint kit
Strathmore 140# watercolor paper
Sun-Kissed Autumn Stamp Set by Gina K. Designs
Stickles Diamonds
Label Punch by SU
Orange rhinestone and pop dots, Scor Tape

Thank you very much for stopping by!!!! With aloha, Rosy