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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Butterfly Friend Fairy

Hello Friends,

I have a super fun card to share with all of you today. I am using the Butterfly Friend Fairy stamp by Some Odd Girl. She was such fun to color!

For the background I used fun stencils and stamps by Crafter's Companion to create this fairy scene. I love how the branch part of the stencil turned out. I inked it completely with light brown ink to begin then I gently touched a darker brown ink in various areas of the stamp to make it look more realistic. It was quite fun!

Here is a close up showing my coloring. I colored her with Copic markers.

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Until next time my friends... Hugs, Melanie

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Lounge Fairy

Hello Friends,

I almost missed my important Tuesday post for Some Odd Girl ;-) I had such fun coloring this digital image. Everyone knows how much I love Fairies. So had to use Lounge Fairy in a project. Lets take a look...

 I colored this darling fairy with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. The shape of my card came from a Crafter's Companion Die set that I purchased from HSN. The dies and papers are also Crafter's Companion and the paper flowers are from my stash. Here is a close up of this awesome digital stamp all colored up...

You cannot tell by the photo but I used some sparkle pen in yellow on her wings. 

Have you used Digital images before? If not Some Odd Girl has a "Getting Started with Digital Images" free download. Simply click HERE to view that. 

Some Odd Girl also has a Coloring Club. This month we are learning all about coloring wood. Check it out!!! 

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Nuts About You!

Hi Friends,

Welcome back! Thank you for visiting us today.
I have a fun fall card for you all today. This was made using the "Nuts About You" Stamp set by LDRS Creative.

For this project I have stamped watercolor paper with our LDRS Hybrid Ink Pad in Raven. Then I colored these adorable stamps with watercolor pencils. Here is a close up of the coloring.

I am brand new at water coloring so this was a labor of love for sure. I loved learning to blend the leaves especially with yellow, orange, and red. Aren't fall colors beautiful?

LDRS Creative Supply List:
One last look at my card. I hope you have been inspired today.

Have a wonderful week everyone. Hugs, Melanie

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Crafter's Companion ~ Poinsettia Perfection Collection

Hi Friends,

Over the last couple days I have had a bunch of fun with some of my new Crafter's Companion goodies.  Here is the final result from my efforts...

 Crafter's Companion Supply List:

Centura Pearl Card in Pistachio and Cherry (both available on their website).

This fun shaped card was created by using the largest background die from the Crafter's Companion Poinsettia Perfection Collection. The Victorian Frame die is  4.1 x 6.1" and I just love the look of the shaped card. Because I used this die to create the shape I was unable to mat and layer like I enjoy doing so using the Harmony Quick Dry Ink Pad I simply darkened the edges of the base card to give the card that layered look. 
The detailed die from the Victorian Frame die set was cut from the Pistachio Centura Pearl card. One pass through my Gemini Junior and all the little pieces popped out with ease. I didn't even need the metal shim which is awesome. 

 These foam flowers were cut using the Poinsettia die from the collection along with Crafter's Companion craft foam. This foam is heated and shaped to create stunning depth and dimension. Everything needed to create flowers like these can be found in your Foam Flower kit by Crafter's Companion. Here is a close up of one of those flowers.

One last look...I hope I have inspired you today to get out some of your wonderful crafty items and create something beautiful.

Hugs, Melanie

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Spirit of Autumn

Hello My Oddie Friends,

Today I am here to share with you a framed piece of art that I hand colored. The moment I set my eyes on this beautiful digital image I knew I had to color it. But it almost felt like it needed a little more attention than just a card. So I decided to resize it to a 5x7" so that I could frame her.

This is the Spirit Of Autumn, and she can be downloaded from the Some Odd Girl Online Store. Here is the finished project all framed and ready to display. I have to admit this was a challenging piece but I have always loved a challenge. I knew I wanted her leaves to have all the beautiful colors of fall and with her in a full length dressed I decided to color it a royal purple. Such a striking color contrast.

Here is a close up of my coloring...

I have used Copic markers with this digital image. 
Want to download her? simply CLICK HERE! 
Hugs, Melanie 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Polkadoodles Stamp & Cut Blooming Bugs

Hello Friends,
Welcome back to Fairy Stamp Land. Today I have a LDRS Creative card to share with all of you.

Using the Polkadoodle's Woodland Foliage Frames I die cut a white piece of card using the smaller oval die. This piece is to stamp on. Then I used the slightly larger oval die to cut a piece of coordinating card stock to frame the stamped piece nicely. With the Polkadoodle's Stamp N Cut Blooming Bugs stamp and die set I stamped the white oval with the smaller floral using LDRS Hybrid Ink in Raven. On scraps of paper I also stamped and die cut the larger florals to layer on top for added dimension and interest. 

Here is a close up look at the coloring (I used Alcohol Markers) and the focal sentiment. This "Live Life In Full Bloom" sentiment is from the Polkadoodle's Spring Chicken stamp set. I Stamped it in LDRS Watermark Ink and heat embossed it using black embossing powder. The sentiment is perfect with this gorgeous floral card.
I just love this color scheme. It is so vibrant and cheerful. Make sure to live your life in Full Bloom!!!! Till next time, Melanie