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Winter Sky Colouring Tutorial #1: Northern Lights Effect

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning Snow Pals Card & Video - www.markergeek.com

In 2012 I created a fun colouring tutorial for Some Odd Girl Stamps featuring their Winter Friends clear stamp set. I thought now would be a good time to repost that information along with some new inspiration. This time I’ve created a card and video featuring one of the new Mo Manning for Stamping Bella stamps.

So, if you’re looking for inspiration on creating beautiful backgrounds for Christmas and other winter cards using your markers keep reading!

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Gimme a Bee!

Another quick post from me today!  Hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend, whatever you’re up to.

Today’s card features a Mo Manning cutie available in rubber from Stamping Bella!  This is “Gimme a B”.  Adorable, no? (Gimme a B and other Stamping Bella designs are available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie)

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer paper is from my scrap box.

That’s it!  Nice and simple.

Hopefully I will have some inky painty fun to share with you after the weekend!

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Sumpin’s Wrong!

After the crazy release week posting, I went a little quiet – sorry!  I think I wore myself out. ;-)  Actually, behind the scenes here I’ve been making a serious dent in the ongoing clearout and the attempts to simplify life!  I can just about see the light at the end of the tunnel.

So, a quick post from me today to share my latest Bellariffic Friday card (and yes, I know, it’s Saturday, shhhhh ;) ).

This little cutie from the Mo Manning range of rubber at Stamping Bella was perfect for the sketch we had last week.  He’s called “Sumpin’s Wrong(for UK readers, he and all the other newly released stamps will be available from me at Quixotic Paperie very soon).

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The paper I used is from my scrap box.  I used MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flag STAX dies to cut the little sentiment banner (I chopped them down).  I distressed the edges of the papers with a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap.  The sentiment is one that came with one of the SCACD Stamps Oddly Sweet Curiosities monsters.

SPLITCOAST STAMPERS FORUM FUN: The latest Bellatastic Tuesday challenge is running over on our Splitcoast Stampers forum.  Join in with the theme “Make it Pretty” –  quite simply, create something pretty (using a Stamping Bella stamp), and you could win $20 in Bella Bucks!  Pop on over HERE to the thread to read all about how to enter. We really want to see you getting those Stamping Bella stamps all inky! You have until the end of Monday 11th March to enter.

BELLARIFFIC FRIDAY: the new challenge to make something FOR THE BOYS!  Follow the theme using a Stamping Bella stamp (or more than one!) and email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by the end of Thursday 14th March to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.  Plus, don’t forget to comment on the current Bellariffic Friday post to be in with a chance of winning $10 in Bella Bucks!

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Something Wicked for TTC26

Well, I’m feeling a little less achy than yesterday, thanks to a restful afternoon.  With one thing and another I’m still a little stressed and worn out, so I’m trying to take it easy and relax.  Yesterday afternoon the dog and I retired to bed.  She snored, I coloured.

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Anyway, I’m here to share a card created for the current Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge.  The challenge is a colour inspiration, which you can check out by visiting >this post< on the challenge blog, where you can also submit your entries.

The challenge will run from September 24th – October 6th with a winner being announced on October 7th.

One person will be chosen randomly to win!
If the chosen winner uses Touch Twin markers for their challenge entry (with color names or numbers listed on their entry blog post) they will win 12 Touch Twin markers!
And since we want everyone to be able to play….
If the chosen winner uses any other coloring mediums for their challenge entry they will win 6 Touch Twin markers!
Don’t have a blog? That’s OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC26 and TouchTwin and post a direct link to the TTC26 Challenge post.
Here’s my card!
Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Love this image.  He is “Come Hither” by Mo Manning and is one of Mo’s “Heartless” collection of digital images.  I love all of Mo’s artwork, but since I am a little dark and twisty at heart, these images definitely speak to me.

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).

Designer papers are Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6×6, and I also used a sticker from the 12×12 kit, along with stickers from the Carta Bella All Hallow’s Eve 12×12 kit to create the wording on the strips cut using a MFT Die-Namics Sentiment Strips die.  The stunning corner diecut was cut using one of the new Dies by SCACD designs – Fancy Flower & Key Corners – so that the beautifully detailed design stands out (against the busy designer paper it looked a little lost), I cut a layer of purple cardstock to layer behind the diecut.  I accented the other corners with some little gems.

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back again over the weekend with some more creations!

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Before I go, a quick reminder.  Don’t forget to check out the Quixotic Inspirations Store Blog, as the Halloween Week is still going, with some SPOOKTACULAR creations from the DT and Friends.  PLUS there is a giveaway going on in >THIS POST<.

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning - Buskettie - www.quixoticcards.com

Bellariffic Friday 21st September – Buskettie

Bellariffic Friday is here again!  It has been another one of those weeks.  Got to admit, September just isn’t my favourite month.  Luckily colouring is great therapy.

Today’s card features the Mo Manning Buskettie image (you can also find him in the UK at Quixotic Paperie)..  LOVE!

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning - Buskettie - www.quixoticcards.com

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer papers are from a My Mind’s Eye 6×6 pad.  I used MFT Die-Namics Solid Bracket Border die and accented with a bow tied using the Bow-Easy template and some flatback pearls.

Now, make sure you stop by BLOGGABELLA later today to check out the rest of the inspiration on show!

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: nice and easy – BLING IT UP!  So get out the glitter, crystals, whatever! Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 27th September to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning Who Me - www.quixoticcards.com

Bellariffic Friday – Season’s Greetings & A Sketch

It’s my first Bellariffic Friday as a returning Babe. Hooray! It is lovely to be working with Emily and the rest of the girls again.

I thought it would be fun to revisit one of my favourite stamps for this challenge.  I originally posted a card featuring this little guy back in August 2010!  Yikes. I have coloured him in similar colours, but I think you can see how my colouring has changed a little.

The stamp is Mo Manning for Stamping Bella – “Who Me?” (you can also find him in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning Who Me - www.quixoticcards.com

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer papers are from the Echo Park Very Merry Christmas 6×6 pad.  I used MFT Die-Namics Photo Corners, Solid Bracket Border and Sentiment Strips dies and accented with some Make it Crafty Chipboard snowflakes and a bow tied using the Bow-Easy template.

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning Who Me - www.quixoticcards.com

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: a nice easy one – simply use buttons and bows!  Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 13th September to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Mo Manning - Heartless - www.quixoticcards.com

Touch Twin Marker Challenge & Mo’s Heartless

Mid-week already…unbelievable!  I’m pretty sure I’m missing a day somewhere.  I’m still plodding along trying to get myself organised.  As you may have guessed, it’s a large project.  I’m getting there though, and am hoping to have everything done and dusted (literally) by the end of September.  Then I can start sharing more fun projects!  In the meantime, thank you for bearing with me and dropping by.

Today I’m here to share my Touch Twin Markers & More challenge card.  The current challenge is a photo inspiration:

The challenge will run from August 27th – September 8th with a winner being announced on September 9th.

One person will be chosen randomly  to win 12 Touch Twin markers!
Don’t have any Touch Twin markers? That’s OK too… for now. Starting soon we will require using our markers, but for now you can use any coloring medium.
Don’t have a blog? That’s OK – just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC24 and TouchTwin and post a direct link in the comment section of the challenge post HERE.

Mo Manning - Heartless - www.quixoticcards.com

I used one of Mo Manning’s fantastic “Heartless” images – Heartless.  I absolutely love her.

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

Mo Manning - Heartless - www.quixoticcards.com

Mo's Digital Pencil - Cupcake Thief www.quixoticcards.com

The Cupcake Thief!

It has been quite some time since I coloured a Mo Manning image.  Mo’s designs remain among my favourites, I just simply haven’t found the time in the past year.  Time to change that, and the latest challenge at Touch Twin Markers & More Challenges provided the perfect opportunity.

The current Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge is “Good Eats”.  We’d like to see you creating a project with a FOOD theme and doing some shading.

The challenge will run from August 13th – August 25th with a winner being announced on August 26th.  One person will be chosen at random to win TWELVE Touch Twin markers!
At the moment you can enter using any colouring medium, so get those entries in!  To enter your creation, visit this post >HERE<.

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I had a lot of fun this week colouring up “Cupcake Thief“.  I love the humour in this image, and those cupcakes look delicious.

Mo's Digital Pencil - Cupcake Thief  www.quixoticcards.com

Cupcake Thief is available as a rubber stamp from Stamping Bella.  In the UK you will find her at Quixotic Paperie!  If you prefer your images in digital format you can find her over at Mo’s Digital Pencil.

I coloured the image on Make it Colour Blending Card with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer papers are from the Fancy Pants Designs – Be You 6×6 pad.  I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 23 to cut out the image, and MFT Die-Namics Photo Corners and MFT Die-Namics Simply Scallops Medium.

Mo's Digital Pencil - Cupcake Thief  www.quixoticcards.com

Thank you for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps preview and  challenge card.

2011 In Review

The festivities are almost over, along with the year, and we’re all looking back over 2011, getting ready to look forward to what 2012 will bring.  As usual, I didn’t complete anywhere near what I wanted to do this Christmas in terms of crafty projects.  I have, however, achieved something more important – I have relaxed and enjoyed.  So, I’m not going to beat myself up for not sharing more here on my blog this December, I just hope you all had as nice and relaxing a Christmas as we did here!

I do love looking back at the year and sharing my personal favourite creations.  So, like my lovely friend Kim Dellow, I’m here to share my favourite makes from 2011.  Click the links above each pic to check out the original posts and get product details if you want them, and click on the photos to see a larger version.

* JANUARY *

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps – New Friends.

This is one of my favourite stamps, and I was particularly pleased with how the card turned out!

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* FEBRUARY *

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Patsy & Jukebox

Definitely among my favourite stamp releases from 2011, I loved colouring this little scene.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* MARCH *

Mo’s Digital Pencil – Pirate Scene

One of my favourite things to do when stamping and colouring is create little scenes, and this one was a lot of fun to put together!

Mo's Digital Pencil - www.quixoticcards.com

* APRIL *

Stamping Bella – Polaroid Annie

I love how cute little Annie looks masked with the polaroid frame stamp.

Stamping Bella - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* MAY *

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps – The Travellers

One of the most gorgeous stamps added to my collection in 2011.  I absolutely adore Carmen Medlin’s stamps from SCACD, and this is a particular favourite.  I was particularly pleased with how this card turned out as I coloured the image with Distress Inks rather than my usual alcohol based markers!

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps - The Travellers available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* JUNE *

Paper Makeup Stamps & Make it Crafty stamps merged circus scene.

Definitely one of my colouring highlights from 2011.  This one took a while, but I was so pleased with how it turned out.

Paper Makeup Stamps & Make it Crafty available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* JULY *

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps – Secret Garden Peeker

This one turned out so pretty, with the adorable image and those gorgeous Make it Crafty chipboard accents.

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps - Secret Garden Peeker - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* AUGUST *

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps – Poppy

Sylvia Zet’s first stamp release through SCACD has to be one of my stamping highlights of 2011, and little Poppy is a definite favourite.

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps - Poppy - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* SEPTEMBER *

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps – Winter Wonder

Another Sylvia Zet cutie, I was particularly pleased with the colouring on this one, and the overall effect.

Sylvia Zet for SCACD - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* OCTOBER *

Crissy Armstrong – Noah’s Ark

I had a LOT of fun colouring this one, so it has to be one of my faves for the year, plus of course it was a 1st birthday card for our gorgeous niece.

Crissy Armstrong Noah's Ark - www.quixoticcards.com

* NOVEMBER *

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Voodoo Lady

Big favourite here, this image from Annie Rodrigue is right up my street!

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* DECEMBER *

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – White Rabbit

December has been a pretty lean month on the blog here so there wasn’t much to choose from, but I do love this card, and I am a sucker for Alice in Wonderland themed images/papers!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - White Rabbit available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Best wishes from me for a very happy New Year!  I hope 2012 brings us all lots of joy and creativity, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all!

You Make Such a Difference

Today I’d like to share a card I created for a commission.  This was a fun one to create, and reminded me how much I enjoy making easel cards. 

The image is one of Mo Manning’s digital images – Erasmus.  The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.

Mo Manning - Erasmus - www.quixoticcards.com

I coloured her with Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card.  Designer papers are a mix of The Girl’s Paperie – Paper Girl and Echo Park – Country Drive, both of which you can grab at Quixotic Paperie until midnight tonight (18th July 2011)!

The tags and label were all cut using Magnolia DooHickey Dies.  The scalloped border on the card front is part of the Whimsy Shapeology Double Scallop Border Die.  All layers were distressed using Distress Ink – Antique Linen.

Mo Manning - Erasmus - www.quixoticcards.com

Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E95 Hair: E50, E53, E34 Outfit: G21, G24, G28, C2, C4, C6, BG70, BG72 Book/Paper: Y21, YR23, YR24, W00, W1, W3 Ground: E50, E53, E55, E44 Sky: B0000, B000

If you prefer your stamps in rubber, I have a great selection of Mo Manning’s images from the Stamping Bella range over at Quixotic Paperie, along with a selection of Mo Manning images in photopolymer from Stampavie!