Color Time

Hello my crafting friends.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and is having a great start of the week. I'm here to share a couple of fun cards with you.  I created these cards after spending a couple of days just sitting in my craft room without really thinking.

Sometimes, I like to just sit in my craft room and play with my crafting stuff.  I haven't mastered all my markers so I decided to practice a bit with watercoloring using my distress pens and Aqua ProMarkers.  Then I practiced coloring and mixing Copic with Spectrum Noir.  It wasn't about being perfect but more of relaxing and relieving a bit of stress.

The two cards I have to share is the product of my playtime.  They were both made with leftover scrap paper, reducing the small mountain I had going on (smiles). Another technique I tried during this playtime was creating liners for my cards.  After watching about 4 different ways to create a liner I finally settled on one that worked best for me.

On my first card you can see that I am truly challenged when it comes to mixing water and ink...I sometimes think it looks like something exploded on my paper and definitely not close to being perfect so if anyone has ideas for me then please share!! Watercoloring is so outside of my comfort zone but fun.

Sorry about the discoloration of the images.  I tried but evidently I am not real good with this new Samsung phone or the lighting in my photo area needs replacing.

The paper used on this card was leftover paper from my hat-box I altered and previously shared. Its from the Bo Bunny Enchanted paper collection which I have had stashed for quite some time now.  I used both Aqua Promarkers and Ranger Distress Markers to color my image and it was a good start for practicing.  My reservoir of Aqua Markers is limited to 12, but I have a complete selection of Distress Markers. Not sure if I will purchase more or not at this point.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl - April Any Image (4/30)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (4/23)
Crafting From the Heart - #108 Anything Goes (4/23)

My second card was created using My Mind's Eye paper collection and I have no clue which collection because the front cover has disappeared from the sheets I have left (I've had it for a while now).

I used an image from LaLa Land Crafts that I think is called "Marci With Umbrella".  She was colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers. I was really pleased with how she turned out especially the umbrella. I wanted to create a clear plastic look.

Didn't do a lot to this card, just a piece of Offray ribbon and a MS Border Punch to create a couple of embellishments, and I used a Spellbinders die to cut out my image after coloring her.

Hope to enter "Marci" in the following challenges:

Lost Coast Portal - #23 Anything Goes (4/24)
Crafty Boots - Use A Sentiment (4/23)
Cuttlebug Mania - April Showers (4/25)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (4/24)
Pixie's Crafty - Snippets (4/23)

As usual I used any leftover paper to decorate the inside of the cards and this time I used the leftovers to create my envelope liners as well.

Well that's all for today.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time...
be creative and enjoy life 

Sending Hugs from Texas


LilArtsyWoman said...

Beautiful cards...great coloring and paper choices.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two very beautiful cards, I love your designs ... and the insides and envelopes are just as elegant. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


kiwimeskreations said...

I too love 'just creating' because I can, and these are lovely Lesia :-)

Di said...

Hi Lesia - what a super April Showers card, love the image and it's great that you used up leftover paper too.


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

PS Have you ever thought about coming to play in the Snippets Playground? It's a fun place and all you need to do is to make something using scraps/snippets of leftover card, paper ribbon etc. Would love to see you there - I bet you know a few of us through blogging already! :) xx

Gina's Cards said...

Such beautiful cards and gorgeous designs! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Di said...

So glad you came to play with us Lesia!


Di xx (Snippets Playground)

Melissa said...

This is a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments.

Tammi said...

Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenge. Hope to see you again.

Lots of Hugs

Nikki W said...

She's lovely, great colouring. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

msafrocentric2012 said...

Beautiful cards the both of them. You do such nice work.

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