Thursday, March 31, 2016


Hi, There!

I absolutely love butterflies!  What makes me sad sometimes is the fact that I see less and less of them!  So when I find an image with a butterfly or two in it, I want to color.  This image by Artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff of Aurora Wings is one of my faves and I have colored it more than once.  I kept my card very simple as it is all about the image.  I would like my card to be part of the celebration at Aurora Wings for their 2nd Anniversary.  Happy Anniversary and looking forward to another year of outstanding images to color - thank you Mitzi!!

Card Recipe:
Image has been colored with Copic Markers as follows:
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11
Hair E97 E15 E09
Flowers and Butterflies B14 B16 Y15 Y19 Y35 Y38 YR27 YR68
Lots of stardust on and around the butterflies and liquid pearls.  DP is from K&Co/Abrianna distressed with Ranger's Black Soot.

Saturday, March 26, 2016


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I now see some buds on the trees, lots of robins, and daffodils!!  Happy!  Happy!  So this card that I made today fits a few challenges.  I love the greens of Spring - never more vibrate than at Spring.  All the colors are a new lease on life renewed!!  Amen!  So I hope you enjoy this card that I have added on my blog.  Till next time, thanks for springing by - Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge - Easter/Spring - March 2016
More Than Words Mini Challenge for Cards, Tags or ATCs - use the word "Happy" for Facebook Group
Paper Play Sketches Challenge #4 - Sketch is as follows:
Card Recipe:
Image is a digital from Ching-Chou Kuik - "So Long Yesterday".  I colored it with following:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E11 E93
Dress G12 G21 G24
Hair Y00 Y02 Y08 Y06
Leaves & Eyes G40 G43 G82
Flowers V91 V95 V09
Butterflies Y08 Y35 Y38 Y19 Y26 YR27
Design paper is from DCWV The Four Seasons - Yellow sparkle, green, and beige print.  Punch from Martha Stewart - Butterfly and I used the yellow sparkle paper.  Other paper I used a corner round punch from SU.  Die Cuts used - Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles - for the digital image; Spellbinders Oval for the sentiments from stash inked in Versa Magic/Spring Pansy  and clear embossed.  Ribbon from stash.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


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I finished this mixed media canvas today and it was a joy to make but to finish it today was good.  Since it has such a feeling of spring to it, I was happy and in my "bliss" as I put the last finishing touches on it because it was snowing outside here!!!  Getting lost in my art work is where I find my bliss.  So here is a photo of my finished canvas and the details of what I did follows.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and have a wonderful day.  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this Mixed Media Canvas in the following challenges:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - March Challenge #22 - Photo Color Inspiration

More Than Words Challenge with a Twist - March "Bliss" plus Gesso

Details of my canvas:
For the background, I covered the canvas entirely in patterned tissue paper and crinkled it for texture here and there.  Then used Gelatos to color in the background - Banana, Aqua, Watermelon, Blood Orange, Raspberry.  I used a bubble stencil with a baby wipe to remove color here and there.  Applied paper doilies in the opposite corners.  Stamped in black some text and used white gesso for a text stencil. Once the gesso dried, to soften the look, I went over the text with more Gelato colors.  

Elements are wooden words and a bicycle coated in black gesso and sprayed with color shine.  White fabric flowers sprayed with color shine.  Added pearls, some Flower Soft in the bicycle basket.  MS Butterfly punch was used on some vellum and colored with Copic markers and applied them here and there and they have touches of Star Dust.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


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Do you print out digital images before you are ready to color them?  I have so many in folders that I decided to start looking thru all of them and I found this adorable image of two love birds - Owls to be exact.  They are from Sweet Pea and they are sweet.  Since one of the challenges I would like to enter needed "Trees" with optional "Birds" this image was perfect.  My second challenge to play along with is "Anything Goes" so that is also perfect for these pair of "Tweets"!  Thanks for visiting me today. Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

So here is my card outside view and following is a peek at inside:

Card Recipe
For card front I used an embossing folder/tree bark and used Distress Ink/Walnut over the embossed image.  I cut an oval with Spellbinders Oval Die cut and placed the digital image behind the opening.

Image is colored with Copic Markers -
Boy Owl E50 E31 E35 E37/Eyes E31 E35 E37 and Glossy Accents; Girl Owl R11 R20 R21 R85 R59/Eyes B01 B02 B05 BG09 and Glossy Accents

Sentiment is from Hero Arts/Acts of Kindness and distressed with Walnut ink, Brads and flowers and green wires from stash.

Inside card is a Tree Stencil distressed with Walnut stain

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Artistie Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

Mixed Media Card Challenge for Month of March #21 - Trees optional additional Birds

Monday, March 7, 2016


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Weather wise, it has been mild here in upstate New York - saw some robins in New Jersey - so I know Spring is not too far behind. So it was only natural that I wanted to play in some spring-time paper challenges and I found these two challenges to enter my card.  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Until next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Mixed Media Mojo - Happy March! Theme - Springtime with a Twist - Watercolor

Paper Play Sketches #002 - Use this sketch -

Card Recipe:
Image is a stamp from Prima/Julie Nutting called Sunshine.  I paper pieced her outfit to match the paper which is from Pebbles called Home Made.  I fussy cut her and the flowers at the bottom of the image were put in by masking and I used a stamp from Stampin Up/Friends Are Like Flowers.  Image has been mounted with foam and is colored with Copic Markers as follows:
Skin  E000 E00 E02 E11
Shoes  Y15 Y38 Y26
  Hair E53 E23 E35
   Her dress and sash are from the papers
Background has been watercolored with Distress Inks/ Broken China, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade.  Added a honeycomb rubber stamp in black ink here and there and used a Color Shine of Gold on the honeycomb images. Has a really nice shine that may not show up in the photo.  Stamped "Spring Wishes" in black ink. Textured Paste with a Tim Holtz Flower Stencil. Shaded the textured flowers with the Distress Inks and outlined some of the flowers in black.  Yellow liquid pearls. Button from my stash with a piece of twine tied into a bow and mounted onto the DP.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


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I love Stampin Bella stamps and this is one I had yet to color up.  She is just so sweet and I love her hair and the pretty dress!!   So here she is for the Stampin Bella Friday Challenge (Emily I sent you an email of the picture) and I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs - March Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Add Some Sparkle  - Mine is the Wink of Stella hard to see but it is there and so pretty in "real life"

Card Recipe:
Colored with Copic Markers:
E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
R14 R27 R29 R46 R89
I used Posca-Uni Ball black and white for some details
Die Cut I received from a friend and used black paper behind it.  Wink of Stella on all the flowers and I fussy cut three out and mounted them on top for a nice 3D look!