Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kit and Clowder's Orlando Retreat

Oh my, did I have a FABULOUS time at the Kit and Clowder Orlando retreat, or what?  Only thing that would have made it better was sitting down with Alyce Keegan in my craft room for about a week (probably holding her hostage!).  She's such a wonderful lady, and so very talented.  It was hotter than blazes, I think near 100*, but not as humid as usual.  Got a little bit of swim/sun time on the first day and the last day I was there.  Can't wait to go back!

If you get a chance, you HAVE to check out Kit and Clowder's coloring classes.  Alyce offers both markers (she gives substitutions for those of you that don't use Copics like me) as well as her new pencil classes.  She also has new classes that you can subscribe to where you get a new class every month - both in markers, and pencils, separately.  Once I have a bit more down time, I'm certainly going to sign up for those as well ...

These are the three projects we created while at the retreat:
This first one is a frame that we used all kinds of mixed media on.  I've dabbled a bit in mixed media in my art journals, but this was so much fun, using Lindy's sprays and stencils.  The image is from Saturated Canary called Dew Drop Fairy.  I colored her with Copics and then distressed the edges so it would be a bit smaller than the frame opening.  I also added some Shabby white frontage.  I just LOVE the way it turned out.

This next one is a card made using a LaLa Land image called Heart Cupcake Marci.  I colored her with Copics and did all kinds of distressing.  Isn't she cute?

This last card is made using Polkadoodles' Octavia Rose.  Again, Copics, distressing and some lace.  Isn't she pretty?
Hope you enjoy.  Anyone interested in starting a Go Fund Me account for Alyce to come back over here from Australia?  Or maybe send me OVER to Australia - yeah, that sounds like a better treat, lol.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik's The Ponderer

This beautiful young lady is called  Ponderer and she's a digital image from Ching Chou Kuik.  You can find her HERE, and can check out all the other lovely images from Ching Chou in her ETSY SHOP HERE.

This card was made as my Facebook Design Team Inspiration piece for this week.

I colored her with Copics and then added a touch of Stickles diamonds to the butterfly top wings.  I distressed the edges with Ranger Vintage Photo, as well as the designer paper.  After I put the pretty wedding lace in place, I used the diamond Stickles again to help anchor the lace and add a bit of sparkle to it.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  They are fabulous!

I hope you have a chance to check out Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook page for lots more inspiration and to see what the other design team members have created this week.  Don't forget to check out the Ching Chou Kuik blog as well. 

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik's Girl in Spring

Here is my Facebook DT inspiration piece for this week (thanks, Felisha, for switching days with me). 

This is Girl in Spring, and she can be found in Ching Chou Kuik's Etsy Shop.
I colored her with Copics and added some diamond Stickles to the butterfly's wings.
I fussy cut the top portion and left the bottom rectangular.
I distressed the digital paper as well as the rectangle portion of the image panel.
The image panel was popped up on dimensionals over a pretty spring green ribbon/bow.
Finishing touches were the distressed flowers from Wild Orchid and a pretty sparkler for the bow to tie in the peachy colors.
Hope you like it, and have a chance to check out Ching Chou's: