ATC’s: Tiny Quilts…

Tiny Quilts

I’ve just completed my last two ATC’s, for a while. This one is a personal two-for-two trade with a nice lady from my home country of Canada. We decided that the subject of this swap would be “quilts.” My swap partner is actually making a tiny quilt from fabric…can you imagine how detailed that will be? I decided to work with my favourite medium which is paper. So, here’s what I came up with…

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I really enjoyed colouring this cutie with my Copic markers. To add some depth, I created a second copy of the quilt and popped it up off the card. Then, I used another copy of the polka dot sheet to add yet another layer. I’m so glad I finally found a way to use this adorable little munchkin in his colourful quilt.



2016-08-02 20.33.38This second one was an experiment with washi tape. I started with a back and white checkerboard rectangle that I created on my computer. Once it was printed out and cut to size, I applied pieces of washi tape to the white squares. Next, using a gel pen, i added the faux stitching to the black squares and the borders. I’m happier with the outcome than I thought I’d be.

Now that I’ve completed these two ATC’s, I’m going to get back to my Graphic 45 mini-album–a project that I’ve been wanting to work on for about three years…but more to come on that one, later.

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Happy crafting, happy everything!


Copic Love

Have I mentioned that I LOVE my Copic markers?

Only about a 100 times!! I LOVE the way they blend and I LOVE the vibrant colours. Here is a digital image that I found free on the Internet. I coloured it with my Copics and then used a white gel pen to add highlights and dimension. By the way, Copics are refillable alcohol markers and, as far as my opinion goes, they are the best on the market.

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Gloria  🙂

What do you get when you combine Copics, Prismacolors and white gel pens…

 I love my Copic markers, my Prismacolor pencils and my white gel pens.

And today, I dabbled with all three and came up with a brand new colouring technique–well, new to me. Here are my first two attempts–check them out and, if you like them, my simple instructions follow below the photos.

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For example, let’s use the Black-eyed Susans in the  photo directly above.

To achieve this look, I began by laying down some very light yellow on the petals with my Copic marker.

Next, I used a deep yellow/orange to add some shading. I then blended them together with a yellow Prismacolor pencil. Prismacolors are very waxy, which creates a nice slippery surface, perfect for a little more blending with a yellow Copic.

To add, what I think is a cool touch, I used a white gel pen to create dimension and interest.

That’s pretty much it. You can have so much fun just playing with markers, pencils and gel pens. Give it a try!!

Pretty Prams

This adorable little baby pram was so much fun to work with that I couldn’t resist making three cards with it…one pink, one green and one blue. Methinks I’ll make a yellow one, too!

In the pink one, I used my “corner adorner” to create the little hearts in the bottom corners. In the green card, I used my Cuttlebug to emboss some polka dots on the yellow background and a punch to create the pretty scallops. The blue one was made from all bits and pieces of left-over cardstock. When you click on each image to see the larger version, you might be able to see the tiny gold hearts on the prams, which I coloured using my gold gel pens. I LOVE my gel pens. They are so great for adding a sparkle to a crown or a shimmer to a star!

Perfectly pink!

Ready for spring!











I still think blue is for boys!