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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Created from Color - Advanced class

I loved this class. Learned a lot about shadows and light source.
This time around instead of choosing our own image we had to work with a image given to us which covered most of what we had learned.

Tough one! So I printed about 5- 6 and started working after just looking at it for a week lol.
Finally I couldn't stand the pressure and put my copic to work. Initially I just blocked in the colors on 1st one. No intention of blending or anything! and then I worked on 1st one. It was night. By the time I came to end - I had left water for  last -I messed up on the water in the foreground! Yikes!
Water is meant to lay flat! so always paint it with horizontal strokes to convey that. The background water was ok but in the foreground water was a little messed up
So of course I had to trash that and start again. But  decided to do it next day in the morning after breakfast.

Here's my final image

Here are both side by side so that you can compare.
 Left one is the wrong  one

Here is a card I made from the image.
Yeah after a long long time I finally went up and used my Imagine machine.
The pattern papers are from Audrey. The yellow patterned paper cut is from Lacey Labels. I eyeballed the size. The striped pattern was cut using a 1:2 rectangle at about 5.75 inches height. I inked up a cake doily in blue red and yellow and added that too as another layer. I added a crocheted flower with button center which I had made before as embellishment and some bling

The sentiment is from paper trey ink and the label cut is from nestability.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mocking Bird

Hatching Season.
2 kinds of birds are found nesting and hatching around my area. The white tipped doves and the mocking bird. The doves laid their eggs in oak tree well above the eye level but these mockingbirds!
Well let me warn you. These try to build their nest wherever! Before  the eggs hatch not much of a problem -  but oh boy! when they hatched- Flying squads!!The parent birds attack!!  Even my dogs could not go outside and do their business in peace. For about 2-3 weeks we had to keep a broom and take it with us fend them off. When I shared this with our vet she said yep they do that and asked us next time to remove the nest before they lay eggs as they are notorious for this.
Oh but the young are so cute.
I could only take pictures with my cell or lumix as no way could I stand there with my dslr and take pics safely lol!

Here's the bush/shrub of climbing roses and jasmine amongst which the nest was built.
I don't know how the mom got them out as they had to move to another place to start flying. Too thorny! But it did offer a good protection from other predators and the fence gave a good support during the heavy wind and rain. Guess that's why it was chosen.

Here they are through their stages.
3 eggs

Nature is a Miracle isn't it?

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Dream where

Dream where troubles melt like lemon drops

This is Pam from  and Today I am a designer at Thanks Sheila for giving me this opportunity.
I love stamps and love coloring. I prefer digi stamps as I can resize them and even cut them on my silhouette cutting machine. For card making especially for print and cut I use my sd.
Recently I discovered the Hammermill Digital cover paper 80lb. They do fantastically well with copic coloring and are so economical. And they cut so well with silhouette too.
Today's card is an easel card using an image from Mos's digital pencil Spring Fairy Aleta.
I have used both copics and the spica pens to color.
Sorry for the picture quality as I did not have my regular camera with me.

I have used silhouette images and tweaked and created my own for the rest. I had to make 3 files all   print and cut files with the registration marks.
Here is the view of the files

1st file

same file with cut lines shown. I made a score line in the front circle so that I could fold up for the easel effect. (note the images get dulled and the red lines show up when in cut window so that we can see what is getting cut)

The 2nd file

And the 3rd file

Hope you liked the card.
The plain scalloped easel card is available for download under the silhouette tab in my blog ( You can add suitable pattern paper and sentiment to it and also a stamped or digi image of your choice measuring about 3inches to it
Thank you for reading and thanks Sheila once again for giving us this opportunity every month to design on your blog.

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