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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Crafts & Me 50% OFF Digital Image Sale..... Sunday ONLY! Don't miss out!

Hi Friends,

Just a QUICK post today to share a really good deal with all my crafty friends. Crafts & Me is having a 50% Digital image sale TODAY ONLY!!!! Click HERE to visit their site!

Happy Shopping! I can't wait to see what you all make with your new images!!!!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Crafts & Me Facebook Challenge ~ Christmas Using a Hannah Lynn Image

Hello Friends,

Crafts & Me has a brand new Facebook challenge that I am promoting today. Our theme this fortnight is "Christmas" I know most of you are probably not finished making all your holiday cards so there is no reason not to participate in our awesome challenge *hint hint*

I am using this brand NEW digital stamp by artist Hannah Lynn. The stamp name is Genevieve, and isn't she BEAUTIFUL???? She was a pleasure to color.

I have used some retired Stampin' Up! cardstock along with a Spellbinders die to create the unique shape of this card. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have colored this lovely lady with Copic markers.

Thank you for stopping by today everyone. I am sorry to have such a short and sweet post today but I am due to have some minor surgery in the morning so must get to sleep. While reincorporating I will be watching the Facebook group closely.....how many of you will be participating????? :-)


Friday, November 20, 2015

Art By Mi Ran Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome Back Friends,

I am sharing a project I am very proud of today. I spent a long time focusing on the coloring of this image. I think I have impressed myself, which doesn't happen often. Anyone who knows me, knows I am quite the perfectionist. It can be a curse at times, but then other times magic comes from it and here I am sharing a little of that magic. 

This stamp is named "Neve" and is available by Whimsy. They carry quite a bunch of the Art By Mi Ran exclusive rubber stamps over in the SHOP.

I thank my classes over at "Kit & Clowder" for the background technique. Alyce is the best Copic instructor and I recommend all her ONLINE CLASSES to my friends. I also want to thank a close friend of mine for teaching me the mulberry paper technique I have used here. It came out just like she explained it :-)

I have used the following Copic markers to color my stamp. 

Skin: E000, E00,E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR24
Clothes: C1, C3, C5, B00, B12, B14
Background: B16, B18, B28, B29, B39

I also used white acrylic paint in the background along with Stickles for the snowflakes.

Thank you stopping by today....Happy Crafting My Friend!


Polkadoodles Challenge ~ White Plus One Other Color!

Hi Crafters,

Today I am coming to you with my very first digital design using the Twiggy & Toots Festive Collection. These CD/Download collections are so versatile. Not only do you get digital images to color but you also get a full suite of digital papers, embellishments, and pre colored images. These will REALLY come in handy for those last minute holiday cards. The beauty of the collection is you can use any or all of it to create either a 100% DIGITAL project like I have done below, or any mix of hybrid projects using both digital and hand coloring. 

The above photograph is using the pre colored image, digital papers, frames, embellishments, and even a sentiment from the collection. Then below I have printed out the digital image ready for coloring and I colored him with my Copic Markers. 

These CD or Download Suites offer ENDLESS possibilities for the crafty person. Make sure to CLICK on over to the Polkadoodles Store to check out all of the collections that they carry.  


Friday, November 13, 2015

Polkadoodles Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection!

Hello Fellow Crafty Friends,

I have a really fun collection to share with all of you. This is my first posting as part of the Polkadoodles Guest Design Team. I am 
part of team A and will blogging twice a month to share my creations with you as part of this team. Click n over to the Challenge blog to enter this fun "fall colored" inspired challenge.

Today we are playing with the Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection. This collection is available as both a download as well as a CD version. It is filled with both digital images to color as well as digitally colored images, papers, embellishments. It even comes with cut files to make some adorable houses and the adorable owl seen below. Whoooo doesn't love owls??? Gotta love these little guys!

Image 1

Here is my project coloring the Nativity Digi from the collection. I have used spellbinder dies to cut out a scallop shaped card. I have also used Digi papers from the collection. 4 sets of digi paper are included in this collection.

 Here is a close up of a piece of designer paper. I wanted to add a little festive colors to it so I added little dots with both my YG13 & R27 Copic Markers. You could really color to your hearts content with this paper. I just love it, so many possibilities!!!!

Here is a little close up of the bottom of the card. I only had white flowers as I am waiting for a shipment to arrive so I decided to color the tips also using the R27 marker. Didn't it really tie in the flowers to both the designer paper as well as the image?

Thank you for stopping by today. Make sure to click on over to the Polkadoodles website to see the wide array of products they carry. These CD collections are amazing!



Sunday, November 8, 2015

It's Celebration Time.... Proud New Member of the Crafts & Me Facebook Challenge Design Team.

Hi Friends,

I am SUPER excited to announce that I have been chosen for the Crafts & Me design team!!!! I am sharing a very special card with you today using "Child of Healing Digital Stamp" by Sara Burrier which can be found over in the Crafts & Me online store.  I love that lots of their stamps are available both in rubber AND digital which offers a little of something for everyone. Make sure to check out their entire store by clicking HERE.

I have used beautiful papers by Crate Paper from the Farmhouse Collection I have also used numerous dies from Spellbinders, including exclusive dies by LDRS Creative. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  

 Here is a close up of my coloring. I have colored her using Copic Markers. 

I created this lovely card for my Mother In Law who just celebrated her 76th birthday. We took her out to eat last night at her favorite restaurant, and as you can see below she was very happy!!!

My card has been entered into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today. Please head over to the Crafts & Me Facebook page to participate in our brand new challenge. 

Happy Crafting, 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Art By Mi Ran Progressive Challenge ~ Come Join the Fun!

Hi Friends,

As part of the Art By Mi Ran Facebook design team we are kicking off November's Progressive Challenge today. If you would like to find out how you can earn a FREE image once a month click on over to the Facebook Group for all the details. 

I have used a lot of fun items in making this card including the exclusive LDRS Creative Darling Square Die Set for the vines and sentiment. I have also used the beautiful  Blazing Poppy's Stamp and Die set by Heartfelt Creations. Below is a close up the flower and vines that I created using these two die sets. 


I colored my Art By Mi Ran digital image using Copic Markers. Here is a close up of my coloring.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please feel free to leave a comment or click to sign up for my email updates. I truly appreciate your comments.  Have an amazing day! Melanie