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Friday, September 25, 2015

Art By MiRan Anything Goes Challenge ~ Optional Theme... Anything But a Square

Hi Friends,

I am coming to you today with something really special. This past week Norma Lee from My Craft Room was our Guest DT. I have adored her work ever since I began designing cards. I visited her blog and fell back in love with her tutorial page. Since this week's challenge has an optional theme, "Anything But Square", I thought her Mini Round Easel Card (With a Bottom Swing Panel) would be a perfect fit for this weeks challenge. Thank you Norma for sharing your beautiful designs with all of us. They are truly a work of art!

I have used My Mind's Eye designer paper from "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine" Line. The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set called "You've Got This" and is cut out using the "Chalk Talk" Die set also from SU! Many other Spellbinder Dies were also used including 

Grand Caliber Circle & Scallop sets
Classic Scallop Circle sets in small and large
Standard Circle in large
 Large Classic Inverted Scallop Circle set. 

This digital image is called Azalea and can be found in the Art By MiRan Etsy Store. It was a pure joy to color with my Copic markers. I used the following colors:

E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E33
R20, R21, R22. R24
B91, B93, B95, B97
Y17, YG63

The bottom swings out to reveal a inside section to write a personal message. 

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Friday, September 11, 2015

September's Art By MiRan Progressive Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today I am coming to you with a new Progressive Challenge post for the Art By MiRan design team. If you haven't heard about this awesome challenge make sure you check out our Facebook Group. Each month we have a new challenge and you can get this image at a discounted price right now and if you use the image and enter our progressive challenge each month you can earn the following month's image for FREE..... 

This months image is breath taking.

I have used Prima papers along with flowers and dies to create this vintage looking card. This image has so any possibilities. Make sure to check out all the design team cards over on FACEBOOK.

Here is a close up of my coloring. I have colored her with Copic Markers in the following colors.

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20 Eyes: E37, E35
Hair: E30, E33, and E35
Clothing: E41 E42, E71, E74, E77, E79
Flowers: R32, R35, R37, R39 BG 72, BG75, BG78 Y08
Background: BG000, BG01, White Gel Pen

I really enjoyed coloring the flowers in this image. Make sure to "Follow Me" so you don't miss out on future blog posts. Thank you for stopping by today.