Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations Weekend Sponsor

Hello!  Welcome to a Sassy Cheryl Illustrations Weekend over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends.  Come on over and enter for a chance to win some of Cheryl's amazing illustrations!

Here I used Backyard Flowers and Bird Set. (link below) with Lawn Fawn dies and some Nuvo Drops to create this super cute Thank You Card.  Make sure to click the link to PPCF to enter a chance to win some super amazing illustrations.  
Of course, I can't end without reminding you about my online classes at

Forget Me Not by Sassy Cheryl Illustrations

Hello!  Welcome to a Sassy Cheryl Illustrations Weekend over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends.  Come on over and enter for a chance to win some of Cheryl's amazing illustrations!

Here I have done Forget Me Not (link below)  I adore this image.  This image was fun to color because it gave creative freedom in coloring the tree and the ground.  I enjoy having that kind of coloring freedom to make my own style.

Here is a tutorial on how I did the foliage of the tree.

I also kept track of the colors I was using to create the color palette!  Wow, I must have been on a roll!

I really hope you join us over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends this weekend.  I also want to remind you of my online classes at  

Whimsey and DoveArt Studios

Hello and happy Wednesday!  It's time to show another DoveArt Studios stamp.  This one is called Serenity.  And yes would I love to be sitting in that chair.

This will be another class card at Inspiration Station Coming Soon!  And in the mean time don't forget to visit my online classes at

Hello!  Whimsy is still bringing out more DoveArt Studio Stamps.  Here is Anchor.

The anchor is one of my favorites.  I use it in a lot of my classes because it covers many techniques such as weathered wood, sand shadows, cast shadows, rusted chain, and shine on the life-saving ring.  It also helps me teach to color something round.  Not only that, it is easy to make into a masculine card.  So yes this is one of my all-time favorite DoveArt Studio Stamps.  As a matter of fact, it will be included in my male card class in Connecticut as soon as we can settle the dates.   I am so excited.  All of the cards I share with you this month are going to be classes for Debbie and her customers at Inspiration Station!  So stand by....I am feeling better every day and ready to get back to work!

Don't forget I have online classes at  I would love to see you there.

Hello water drop with Make It Crafty

Passionate Paper Creations and Friends is teaming up with Make It Crafty this week with a water drop challenge.  MIC has the challenge going all month long over at the MIC challenge page.  PPCF is playing along this week.

Here I used Hello Flowers colored with Copic markers.  I then colored the waterdrops and added Clear Nuvo Drops on top.  I added white Nuvo Drops to the center of the purple flowers.

Here are the colors I used....

Thank you for visiting and don't forget to join us at Passionate Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB Group where Make It Crafty is Sponsor of the week with special discounts!  Also, don't forget about my online classes at!

Make It Crafty is Sponsor of the Week at PPCF Facebook Group

Happy Monday!  Today Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Welcomes Make It Crafty as our Sponsor of the week.  Please become a member and get special discount to MIC!  They have amazing images to color for any ocassion. 

Here I colored a beautiful floral arangement and used one of MIC sentiment chippies.  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.  It was great fun to color.  Below are all the supplies I used to make the card......
I will be back tomorrow with something a little special for Make It Crafty.

Don't forget you can take my online classes at

Kinda Cute

I don't know about you,  But when I saw this image from Kinda Cute Stamp I laughed so hard.  Patricia Alverez has some of the best images to put your own wit too.   This sentiment just popped into my head,  I just went with it.

The clouds were fun.  I first airbrushed them with my copics.  Then I added the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  I used a small "Sofft Applicator" above and below the clouds to give them more depth.
Now the trick is to really blend it with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Brush in Glitter Gloss.  It moves the Mousse around just a bit.

I used the Nuvo Drops and created a solid line by placing them close together around the saying die cut.  Then I tear dropped them with a pick. 

Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon with Whimsy, Make It Crafty and some more fun Inspiration such as Sassy Cheryl Illustrations and LaLa Land.

Peacock Queen

Hello and welcome back so quickly!  While I was recovering from surgery this helped me to focus my discomfort (yes, that's what we will call it)  Focusing on something else helps with so many things.  Such as pain, stress, being upset and depression.  Yes, this is true.  I tend to choose more complex images when I find myself needing to focus.

So here is Peacock Queen by Aurora Wings.  Mitzi is my goto Artist when I really need to get my mind off of things.  I admit I did do this in stages and it took 3 days.  All in all about 3-4 to color.

She will be framed as she is a full 8x10 size.  My favorite part was the dress.  The bottom wavy ruffles in the mermaid style stress with those fabulous feathers.  Of course, that is where I started from the bottom and worked my way up.

Thank you for visiting and I will see you again soon!  Whimsy Stamps is up next. 

Cup Of Columbine by Power Poppy

New to the Power Poppy Collection is  Cup of Columbine.  A delicate teacup overflowing with pretty plants is steeped in detail and delight. Columbine (Aquilegia) flowers intermingle with ruffled miniature Hosta leaves for a bouquet that will tickle your coloring fancy all the way through summer. You get two designs — one with the flowers and teacup only, and a second, more challenging composition with a baby robin snapping up a few of the Columbine seeds. Both images have a lighter "no line" version included.

Well, you see, Marcella's vision as a team was to do this in blues and purples.  I googled Columbine flowers and there are many garden versions.  I color so many blues and purples I just needed to color outside my box.  Sorry, Marcella! heehee.

Whimsy Stamps is excited to bring another 25 DoveArt Studios Stamps to the store! 

 If you have been following the Whimsy Release week, you have now seen all of the DoveArt Studio Stamps .  Wow!  But that doesn't mean I am done showing them off :)

DoveArt Stamps are deep etched red rubber to give you clean sharp lines with all the fine details when you stamp them.  You can look forward to seeing 2 DoveArt Classes coming from this release in my online classes.  I am working on them now!  You can visit in the meantime. 

Just because there is a lot of details doesn't mean it is difficult to color.  This image only took me less than an hour to complete.  Don't let all the details intimidate you...nope it is just the opposite!  Easy peasy!

Stay Tuned because you will have a surprise post as to what the classes are when the post on my blog pops up!

Just a little fun coloring Power Poppy

Hello friends,  taking a little me time to color.  My Friend Corinne encourage me to color the beautiful lilies from  Power Poppy.    She did a beautiful job with her's in a dark red.  

Are they not just to die for!  Red is her favorite color and I love how she did her vase.   Her flowers just come to life and look like velvet.  So amazing.

So here is my version.  Using the Colors RV53, 63, 66, 69 for the Lily.

These Joyful Lilies. are popping up all over Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and when you print them they are framable size.  Yes, I will be framing this one and Corinne is framing hers as well.   They just make me happy!  Thank you, Power Poppy for constantly creating the most beautiful florals to color.