Love Forever

Tiddly_Cave_Make_it_crafy_Oasis_11_26_13 Hello everyone!

Once again, something very different and new here today! You’re looking at my brand new Love Forever framed artwork, a combination of a couple of digital stamps: Desert Oasis from Make it Crafty and Cave Folks by Tiddly Inks.

As I get asked to show more and more how I do my work, I’m becoming more aware of needing to document the process. As always, first I outline the digital images in Silhouette Studio software and have my Silhouette cutter complete the intricate cuts. Then I start coloring, which is always the most fun! I color the images with Copic Markers (list of markers below) spending a lot of attention to details and quality. Once coloring is complete, I highlight some parts with Fiskars glitter gel pens to add a little extra glow, which looks beautiful in natural light. Also, the main character is always mounted with foam pieces to give the image a 3D look. This time I used metallic gel pens for the jewelry, head piece bone and spots on their cloths.

What is so UNIQUE about this piece? The image is larger (much larger) than usual. To be exact, the frame is 14″ x 14″ with double matting and opening of 7.25″ x 7.25″. I also used the most colors for this piece — please see list below.

Please remember that I am always happy to personalize the artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

Please visit my Etsy Store and  Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images. 

hugs, Rita

*artwork was custom order, sold *

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Boy Hair: E33, E35, E37, E47 and Outfit: C3, C5, C7
Girl Hair: YR20, YR21, YR24 and Outfit: Y08, Y17, YR07
Sand and Cave: E11, E13, E15, E18
Palm trees and grass: G02, G05, G17, BG23, YG03m TG67
Water: B00, B01, B04, B05, B06

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge# 82 Anything Goes
– One Stitch At A Time Challenge# 191
– Creative Corner Challenge Heavy Metal
– Make it Colourful Challenge#3 Skin and Muscle Definition
– Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
– DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes
– Hambo Hoedown #138 Interactive Something Moves
– Delicious Doodles No Design Paper
– Deep Ocean Challenge # 65 Favourite Colour Combo
– Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes
– Crafty Boots Storybook Characters
– Make it Crafty Design Team Call

Sweet Friend with Cupcakes

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Hello everyone!

Got something new today! You’re looking at my brand new Sweet Friend with Cupcakes framed artwork, lovely digital stamp is Eat More Cake by Tiddly Inks.

Some of you have asked me HOW exactly do I do it? Let’s see: I outline the digital images in Silhouette Studio software and have my Silhouette cutter complete the intricate cuts. Then I start coloring, which is the fun part! I color the images with Copic Markers (list of markers below) spending a lot of attention to details and quality; the artwork takes several hours to complete and I truly love everything about it. I also used airbrush on this piece for the shadows. Once coloring is complete, I highlight some parts with Fiskars glitter gel pens to add a little extra glow, which looks beautiful in natural light.

What is so UNIQUE? I placed the images on translucent vellum paper and finished the frame with double glass so there’s glass on the front and the back as well. This way you can place a light behind the image or let the natural light illuminate from behind — it looks absolutely beautiful in day light.

There are many more photos listed in my Etsy Store, shown a day-and night-view as well, she’s also available for purchase. I try to take as accurate photos as possible but the camera doesn’t always pick up the nice details, I believe it looks even more beautiful in person.

Please remember that I am always happy to personalize the artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

The frame is 10″ wide x 12″ tall and an opening measures 7.5″ wide x 9.5″ tall.

And please visit my Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images.

hugs, Rita

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Flowers: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, Y08, Y17, YR04
Dress: V12, V15, V17, V25
Yellow cupcakes:  Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y17, YR07, R27
Purple cupcakes: V12, V15, V17, V20, V22, V25
Cupcake paper: BG10, BG09, BG15, BG23
Airbrushed shadow: V25

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Tiddly Inks Challenge# 122 Anything Goes
– Jo’s Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #27 Thankful
– DL.ART Thankful Thursday #121 Encouragement challenge
– Delicious Doodles Challenge# 63 No Design Paper
– The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Just Some Lines
– Deep Ocean Challenge # 65 Favourite Colour Combo
– Papertake Weekly Challenge – Giving Thanks
– Crafting by Design – Anything Goes with a Birthday Twist and Lunagirl
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog

School Girl

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Hello everybody!

Something new this afternoon from my busy weekend, colored this lovely School Girl by Tiddly Inks. I made her a child room decoration piece so the polka dot background corresponds with two other framed artworks as well: School Girl with Books and Spring Bloom. I used Silhoutte Studio to outline and cut out the image. Once coloring was complete, I also added some glitter with my Fiskars gel pens.

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Hat: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y17, YR04
Dress: B000, B00, B23, B24, B29
Frame:  BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08

Please visit her in my Etsy Store, she’s available for purchase. Please remember that custom colors and designs are always an option.

And please visit my Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images.

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Tiddly Inks Challenge# 121 Anything Goes
– Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
– Jo’s Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge Anything Goes
– Mark’s Finest Papers & Stamps Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge# 186
– Twisted Tuesday 2TC63 Pop Dots and Polka Dots
– Dream Valley Challenges – Challenge#70 Clean and Simple
– Creative Inspirations – Inspired by Anything Goes
– Hambo Hoedown Keeping It Clean (and Simple!) #137
– Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges #193 Clean & Simple
– Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #193 Anything Goes

Spring Bloom

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Hello everybody!

Something new this afternoon from my busy weekend, colored this lovely Spring Bloom by Tiddly Inks. I made her a child room decoration piece so the polka dot background corresponds with two other framed artworks as well: School Girl and School Girl with Books. I used Silhoutte Studio to outline and cut out the image. Once coloring was complete, I also added some glitter with my Fiskars gel pens.

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Frame: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR20,
Dress: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y17
Berries: RV23, RV42, R32, B23, B24, B29, B32, G05, G17
Shoes: RV23, RV29, RV42

Please visit her in my Etsy Store, she’s available for purchase. Please remember that custom colors and designs are always an option.

And please visit my Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images.

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Tiddly Inks Challenge# 121 Anything Goes
– Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
– Jo’s Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge Anything Goes
– Mark’s Finest Papers & Stamps Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge# 186
– Twisted Tuesday 2TC63 Pop Dots and Polka Dots
– Dream Valley Challenges – Challenge#70 Clean and Simple
– Creative Inspirations – Inspired by Anything Goes
– Hambo Hoedown Keeping It Clean (and Simple!) #137
– Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges #193 Clean & Simple
– Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #193 Anything Goes

School Girl with Books

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Hello everybody!

Something new this morning from my busy weekend, colored this lovely School Girl with Books by Tiddly Inks. I made her a child room decoration piece so the polka dot background corresponds with two other framed artworks as well: School Girl and Spring Bloom. I used Silhoutte Studio to outline and cut out the image. Once coloring was complete, I also added some glitter with my Fiskars gel pens.

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Hat: BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Dress: B000, B00, B23, B24, B29
Books:  E11, E13, E15, E18, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, B000, B00, B05, B23, B24, B29, B32

Please visit her in my Etsy Store, she’s available for purchase. Please remember that custom colors and designs are always an option.

And please visit my Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images.

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Tiddly Inks Challenge# 121 Anything Goes
– Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
– Jo’s Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge Anything Goes
– Mark’s Finest Papers & Stamps Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge# 186
– Twisted Tuesday 2TC63 Pop Dots and Polka Dots
– Dream Valley Challenges – Challenge#70 Clean and Simple
– Creative Inspirations – Inspired by Anything Goes
– Hambo Hoedown Keeping It Clean (and Simple!) #137
– Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges #193 Clean & Simple
– Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #193 Anything Goes

Little Christmas Angel

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Hello everybody!

This image is a little different from my usual artwork, it’s the Little Christmas Angel by Whimsy Stamps. The best part is that I got to use some extra glitter and my new airbrush system for the clouds.

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Wing: C1, C3
Bird and Berries in hair: R27, R29, R56, Y08
Leafs: G02, G05, G17
The background page is done airbrushing clouds with B00, B23, B32, B29

Please visit my Etsy Store

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
– Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge# 151 Indoors
– Jo’s Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge Anything Goes
– Mark’s Finest Papers & Stamps Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge# 186
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge# 59
– Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge CAS-ual Christmas
– CAS-ual Fridays CFC120 Curtain Call
– Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Goes
– Dream Valley Challenges – Challenge#70 Clean and Simple
– Creative Inspirations – Inspired by Anything Goes
– DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes
– Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays and Celebrations Challenge
– Hambo Hoedown Keeping It Clean (and Simple!) #137
– Delicious Doodles Challenge# 62 Clean and Simple
– Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges #193 Clean & Simple
– Papertake Weekly Challenge – Snow & Ice
– Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #193 Anything Goes

My Favorite Book

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Hello everybody!

Earlier this week I created a framed artwork and today, using the same image, Sweet Dreams Wryn by Tiddly Inks, made a 6″ x 6″ card with a matching envelop.

This time the light comes from the front illuminating everything from the center out.

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Book: E23, E25, E27, E29
Hat: BG10, BG11, B13, B32, B34, B37

Please visit my Etsy Store for more artwork 🙂

I’m also entering her in the following challenges:
– Anonymous Stamps Anything Goes
– Crafty Boots Remembrance Challenge
– Lady Anne’s Challenge
– Scribble & Scrap Always Anything Goes
– Twisted Tuesday Challenges