Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fairies, Candies, Oh My!

Hiya & Happy Tuesday to ya all! Well we're slowly into the week from heck for me, LOL! Just lots goin' on & lots to get done as usual. Today I have to get my son to his pulmonologist appointment (fight traffic in rush hour, and race back to try & get him back to school before noon) and then drive Alexa to gymnastics and somewhere in between find time to complete projects & make dinner, hee hee! And I'm still stunned & depressed over the death of Patrick Swayze--I knew he was sick, but it always comes as a bad shock ya know?! I have always adored "Dirty Dancing", "Ghost" & "The Outsiders" that he was in and have watched them more times than I can admit to ya, hee hee! And I always admired the drama free & loyal romance he had with his wife for so many years--gotta love that! Anywhoo, movin' on..........


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Donna of Indiana Inking!!
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Thanks to everyone for entering--it was fun!

**I have openings in my Copic Classes on Sept.26th & October 11th!! Email me for details!! I'd love to have ya (class runs from 1-4:30 pm/$65)

Copic Creations Challenge!!

Today is the 15th of the month so that means it's Copic Creations Challenge time!! This time we were challenged to use BOTH Copics & Prisma Pencils together on these beautiful fairy images from Stamps Happen! Stamps Happen is our sponsor for this challenge & they graciously donated a fairy stamp to each of the DT to use today along w/ a fabulous prize you can see at the Copic Creations Challenge Blog HERE.

The fairy I used is called "Chicory Fairy" and you can see/buy their stamps HERE! This was very fun to color but oh so detailed to do. And I hadn't used my Prismas in over a year, but it was fun to pull them out again. The sentiment is from a Verve Stamps set I have and the ribbon is Offray!
I used my Prisma's on the sky background (lt.cerulan blue, true blue, parma violet), leaves (dark green) and flowers/dress (pink) along with my copics. To do this you color with your copics first and then add your Prisma coloring/shading & then blend w/ your gamsol (odorless mineral spirites). The gamsol DOES NOT hurt your copic coloring in any way--very cool technique. Then I added diamond stickles to her wings and gold Smooch to the inside stems of the flowers. I think she's just beautiful IMO, hee hee--I really love her!

Now make sure and stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations & find out how you can enter the challenge as well!

Try It Out Tuesday for SCACD!

And since today is Tuesday that means it's also "Try It Out Tuesday" Challenge for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store. This week I challenged the DT with a fun project from the Scor-Pal site called a "Triangular Card" and you can find the instructions right HERE. This is a pretty small card (4x4) so they're quick & easy to make & so much fun to give.

For my card today I used one of the fabulous NEW Lockhart Stamp Co. images called "Candy Wreath"--you can see/buy all the new Lockharts right HERE. I colored mine with copics and then added diamond glaze to the candies & diamond stickles to the wrappers for lots of sparkle! I cut it out w/ my circle nestabilities so it would look like a fun wreath on the front of my card along w/ a fab bow!

This is what the card looks like when it's opened! I created my front image on a belly-band so you can just slip it off easily but you can also create this card with different closures to your liking! A Holly-Jolly Christmas card for ya today!

Now make sure and stop by the "Follow Your Heart" blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with for ya today!

That's all for me today--see ya back here tomorrow!


  1. very cute!! love love the fairy! i have had my pencils out more lately too! forgot how much i love them!

  2. I love your cards and will have to try using the pencils with my Copic markers. Thanks for telling how to do this. Love your work!

  3. Grogeous flower fairy card, Suzanne! Love the pretty pinks and the perfect match dp behind! Great sparkle, too!

  4. Suzanne
    I love the fairy card! using both the copics and prismas is really a nice effect! I love the softness of it:-) there sure is a lot of detail that you have captured with your shading!
    Really love it
    Xmichele X

  5. well this is one packed post, I love the fairy stamps by stamps happen, you have more than done it justice. I love using my Copics and Prismas, your colors are great. I also love that Christmas card. Great Post. Thanks for sharing. Sandi

  6. Hi Suzanne, I really love the fairy card also. I have to say though I think that the candy card is just so CUTE. I love the crispness of it. I don't have a scor-pal, but I really think I need to get one. lol....As always thanks for sharing, it looks like you spent lots of time on both. Lisa G

  7. Wow, Suzanne! I love both cards today, but that fairy is stunning! If I were you, I'd frame that, it's absolutely gorgeous. wish I could color like you :)

    Hugs, Christien

  8. omgosh, that fairy card is over the top gorgeous! Is that technique on a video????
    Two wonderful cards today Suzanne!
    blessings, Maria

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous fairy and I love your tri-fold too!! You're awesome!

  10. Your coloring of this image is just too cute!! Love the color you chose too!
    Jodi =)

  11. Wow wo wow that fairy is just wonderful such beautiful colours and the colouringis heavenly, the christmas card is wonderful too dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  12. gorgeous job on this cc card Suzanne...love all this pink! :)

  13. Suzanne, love both cards. The fairy one is fabulous. One of my fave combo, pink and green. Your colouring is always awesome. Never tried blending markers with coloured pencils myself, but your result is fantastic.
    The scorpal card looks like it would be fun to do. I might give it a try.


  14. Suzanne, your fairy card is gorgeous! What a beautiful job you did coloring it and the colors are so, so pretty. Love this one! Your candy wreath card is adorable, too. Hope your day is winding down. Hugs,

  15. Love the cards Suzanne. I really have to try out that coloring technique. I'm not as coloring challenged as I am bow challenged but you can beat me hands down. The fairies are amazing! Thank you so much for picking me as the winner of your candy. I am so excited because it's just been such an extra special day since it's my birthday! My hubby said he didn't get me anything for card making and I said, that's okay because Suzanne gave me the most marvelous birthday present. Thanks again! Big hugs,

  16. Wubba! Wubba! Wubba! Your fairy card is out-of-this-world GORGEOUS!!! I feel like I could reach into my monitor and pull one of those lovely blossoms, and she looks as if she could flutter right off the page. What a masterpiece!!!

    I also love the wonderful trifold card with the glazed peppermints and the splashes of glitter. So very pretty and festive!!


  17. Suzanne - your fairy is so pretty! I love the colors you used and the pencils really worked up beautifully in your creation!
    Pam Going Postal

  18. The fairiy-card is stunning! What a wonderfull colouring and all the details!

  19. Suzanne! Your fairy is one of my most favorite that you have done yet!! (and that's saying alot, cuz I have so many favs by you!) I love how you changed the colors from the original! She really is GORGEOUS in Pink!! (not just pretty) :) I'm so happy and privleged to be on the CC team with you!

    AND, I was sooo upset about Patrick also. He really was such a sweetie. My daughters and I spent an entire summer watching DD everyday! So sad.

  20. Stunning! I love the wreath! Those peppermints look yummy! And the card was so much fun to make! I love the fairy too! She's just gorgeous and I love the bow at the bottom!

    I'm so sad about Patrick also. He's someone my girls and I both loved and could watch together and not feel funny about thinking how hot he was! But his love story with his wife was so, so precious and special. I always admired that about him.

    Big hugs to you,


  21. Gorgeous cards! Fabulous coloring!♥


  22. The fairy card is beautiful!! You really brought her to life.

    Love what you did with the trifold card. Perfect Christmas card.

  23. Gorgeous fairy image and the coloring are amazing!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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