"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Wedding Rose

I love my Copic markers and I've been using them for about 4 years now and its been a big learning curve - but you can always learn more. I've found Kit & Clowder to be a great community of inspiration, learning and fun and am glad I found their facebook community and Alyce's online classes. 

http://www.kitandclowder.com/

Alyce announced a while back that she is getting married in October this year and wanted the community to join in. She offered a free wedding rose colouring class (more info on the FB page here) and once coloured, we can send the rose(s) to her and Jon. 

This is the rose I coloured:
Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, wedding, rose, blue rose, copic, Kit and Clowder

My children also did some roses (sorry no pictures) and they are on their way to Alyce and Jon :-)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Fragrance

I had intended to enter the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light monthly challenge quite a few weeks ago but only just got around to making my card this week! Better late than never right?? :-) Here is my card:

Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, Our Daily Bread Designs, Fragrance, prismacolor pencils, flowers, butterflies, with love, double stitched rectangles, bitty butterflies, lovely leaves, mini tags and labels, mini tag sentiments, handmade card

The challenge was "Anything that grows" - I've stamped the image from Our Daily Bread Designs "Fragrance" numerous times onto kraft cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with prismacolor pencils. I've then diecut the piece using Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Rectangles dies. I've also used ODBD Bitty Butterflies, ODBD Lovely Leaves dies, ODBD Bitty Blossoms dies, ODBD Mini Tags and Labels dies and ODBD Mini Tag Sentiments stamp set. 

Here is a closer look:
Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, Our Daily Bread Designs, Fragrance, prismacolor pencils, flowers, butterflies, with love, double stitched rectangles, bitty butterflies, lovely leaves, mini tags and labels, mini tag sentiments, handmade card
 
 Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Speed colouring - Mo Manning Mother to Be

Just a quick little video to share with you today - a Copic speed colouring video of Mo Manning's Mother to Be digital stamp. You can find the video here on my You Tube channel.

These are the copic colours I used:
Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, Mo Manning, Mother to Be, handmade card, Copic, speed colouring, tutorial, video, outdoor backgrounds, clouds, grass, pregnant,
Except that I missed out the R20 as blush on the cheeks.

This video is just colouring the Mother to be, for a tutorial on how I did the clouds and grass please visit this blog post.

Here is a larger picture of the finished card:
Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, Mo Manning, Mother to Be, handmade card, Copic, speed colouring, tutorial, video, outdoor backgrounds, clouds, grass, pregnant,

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Sweet Simple Things

Spent a lovely afternoon yesterday colouring in this digital stamp from PowerPoppy called "Sweet Simple Things". I just adore PowerPoppy images!


I've printed the digital stamp onto X-Press It blending card and coloured with Copic markers. 

Copic colours used include BV11, BV13, BV17, RV13, RV17, YR21, YR27, Y06, Y15, Y17, Y26, Y38, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, G21, G24, G28, E70, E74, E79, C1, C4 and C6.

I was undecided about the background but eventually went for an ombre green of YG67 at the bottom, YG63 in the middle and YG61 at the top, instead of usually green for grass and blue for sky. 

I've stamped bees from Our Daily Bread Designs Butterfly and Bugs onto X-Press It blending card, coloured with Copics and diecut with ODBD Butterfly and Bugs dies. 

For the little butterfly I took one of the sentiments from PowerPoppy Juicy Strawberries and printed it really small (I also stretched it out horizontally) and then diecut with the butterfly die from ODBD Butterfly and Bugs dies. Added a little BV Copic around the outside and then blended it back out with the colourless blender. 

The butterfly and bees are popped up on foam tape and I've added some glossy accents to all the bees' wings. The ribbon I used originally had white dots but my Y17 Copic fixed that :-)

It's a little hard to see but the second yellow flower from the left also has a little love-heart see-through button glued in the centre :-)

I am entering my card in the PowerPoppy Power & Spark challenge - B Happy - to make things that start with "B" the focus of your card. I have a beehive, bees, butterfly and button :-)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Outdoor Backgrounds Tutorial - Clouds and Grass

I am so excited to be a Guest Tutorial Author on SplitcoastStampers again!


My last tutorial was on colouring hair (and can be found here). This tutorial is on creating an outdoor background with clouds and grass.     

You can find the Outdoor Backgrounds tutorial at SplitcoastStampers here.

Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, Copic, Mo Manning, Mother to be, copic background, tutorial, clouds, grass, sky, Our Daily Bread Designs, As You Graduate, pregnant
This is the card (above) I made in the Step by Step instructions. The image is a digital stamp from Mo Manning (Mother to be) and it is all coloured with Copic markers (although the same principles in the tutorial can be applied to other marker brands and even pencils). I've also used a rubber stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs "As You Graduate" for the sentiment.

The tutorial also includes a video. Below is the card I did in the video tutorial.
Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, Whimsy Stamps, Love you slow much, copic, snail, girl, purple, clouds, grass, outdoor background, copic tutorial
You can watch the video through the SplitcoastStampers tutorial page here or through my YouTube channel here (the video on my You Tube channel has music added if you don't like sitting through long periods of "silence". If you do prefer silence - watch the one on the SCS page. 
The card above uses the digital stamp, Love You Slow Much, from Whimsy Stamps. All coloured with Copic markers (view a speed colouring video here). I've used Our Daily Bread Designs Lovely Leaves to diecut the leaves and the rest are bought items.

At the end of the video I briefly show another card (below) which uses the same techniques as the tutorial but just a different style of clouds.
Elizabeth Whisson, Alshandra, Copic, outdoor background, cloud, Whimsy Stamps, Daphne, fairy, turquoise, handmade card
This card uses the digital stamp, Daphne, also from Whimsy Stamps, coloured with Copic markers (see this blog post for Copic colours used). I've used Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Foliage Two" to diecut the leaves and the rest are bought items (the flowers were originally white and were coloured with Copic markers to match the card colour theme). 

I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Thanks for looking!
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