Monday, March 30, 2015

You're Awesome ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Art by Miran Blog today. Our "Theme" for the month of April is "Monochromatic".


This lovely is called Soccer Player Jane! I chose this image before knowing what the "Theme" was for April. That being said, I always commit to the image that I choose to work with. I had some issues with her hair and face, but overall I'm happy with the final product. I went with a Black/White/Red color combination.

Here's a closer look ...
Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 (skin); Y21, YR12, YR14, E15 & E18 (hair)
R46, R56, R59, R89, W5, W7 & W9 (clothes/shoes/ball)

We would love for you to become a follower of the Art by Miran Blog, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images Art by Miran has to offer. If you have time we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. Don't forget to check out our Art by Miran Challenge Blog also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!
I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, MFT Wild Cherry, AMS Petite Polka Dots Black
 - Stamps: MFT More Essential Sentiments
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Black 0.35 Multi-Liner
 - Other:YNS Cherry Gumdrops, Ruler, 3D Foam Squares

Happy Easter ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today.


Lili Coloring Easter Eggs is such a sweet image. She was really fun to color, and a bit of a challenge ... especially the smaller sections. I used my trusty Copic Markers coloring the image, and since I paper-pieced Lili on top of the rock I decided to apply various distress inks with a dauber to create the sky and ground shading. The Happy Easter Banner was printed 2x's, fussy cut and layered together with 3D foam tape. My layout was inspired by Friday Sketch Challenge #91 (shown below)

Here is a side view to show the dimension I added.


Make sure you Hop on over to the Inky Impressions Store to check out all of the awesome images available.

Challenges entered ...
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #139 ~ Easter
 - Corrosive Challenge #221 ~ Hop into Spring
 - Crazy 4 Challenge #279 ~ Let's think Spring
 - Little Claire's Monthly Challenge #55 ~ Springtime
 - Friday Sketch Challenge #91



I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, Papertry Ink Tropical Teal, MFT Lemondrop Yellow, Orange Scrap
 - Other: White Opal Liquid Pearls

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Friendship ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today.


I had so much fun combining the two images, Sweet Love Bunnies and the Carrot Patch Background to create the scene above. Add in the 24 Karrot Sentiment Stamp and you have an awesome Easter Card for a special friend. I used Copic Markers to color the bunnies and carrots, and Distress Inks for the background. 

Make sure you Hop on over to the Inky Impressions Store to check out all of the awesome images available.

Challenges entered ...
 - Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ C is for Cute & Cuddly
 - Challenge Up You Life Challenge #11 ~ Easter
 - Crafty Catz Challenge #271 ~ No Design Paper
 - The Corrosive Challenge #220 ~ Our Animal Friends

I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bazzill, AMS

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sami Stamps Release & Mother's Day card ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! It's Release Week at Sami Stamps today, and we have some amazing Flowers and Kittens in the Release.


My card features the awesome Beauty Roses! I had an amazing time coloring the lovely roses. I colored the image with my Copic Markers. Too get the deep rich color of the roses I applied several layers with my markers. The sentiment is from my stash. Once done I just layered the colored image on coordinating cardstock. 

Here's a closer look at the roses ...

Copics: R81, R83, R85, RV66, RV69, G09, G12, G17, G19, G99 & YG95

Now lets look at all of the images being released.

Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the other Designers created with the New Release and check out our Challenge #23, AND then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovely images for yourself!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, Papertry Ink White, The Paper Co. Primary Green, DCWV Brights
 - Other: Memento Tuxedo Black, Avocado Arts Thoughts & Smiles stamp set (sentiment)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thinking of You ...

Good evening all! My coloring mojo is slowly returning and I have a beautiful CAS card to share with you this evening.


This lovely lady is called Chelsea Hugging Legs, which is one of many lovely images available over at Make it Crafty. Copic Markers is the medium used for coloring Chelsea, and distress ink was applied to create the flooring. The sentiment is from the MFT Spring Tulips set and a perfect match for this image. The final touch was to add some enamel dots. I love how it draws the eye to the image.

Here's a closer look ...

Copics: E000, E04, E11, E21, R21 & R20 (skin); Y21, YR21, YR14, E15, E18, RV17 & RV19 (hair)
YR61, YR65, YR68, YR09 (top/shoes); E50, E51 & E53 (other top); BG11, BG15 & BG18 (pants)

Make it Crafty is currently holding a Clean & Simple Design Team Call, which is just my kind of creating so via this post I will be throwing my hat in to join the team.


 If you love Clean & Simple make sure you head on over to Make It Crafty for all the details!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Vintage CreamWhite
 - Other: Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Tea Dye Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Simple Stories Enamel Dots

Monday, March 16, 2015

Life is Sweet! ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Art by Miran Blog today.


This lovely is called Number One! She is one of the many Red Rubber Stamps over at the Whimsy Stamps Store. Copic Markers were use to color this beauty. Once done she was fussy cut out and layered on my CAS background.

Here's a closer look ...

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11 & E21 (skin); Y21, E25, E27 & E29 (hair)
V22, V25, V28, RV09, B21, B26, B28, E83, E84 & E87 (clothes)

We would love for you to become a follower of the Art by Miran Blog, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images Art by Miran has to offer. If you have time we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. Don't forget to check out our Art by Miran Challenge Blog also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!
I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Vintage Cream
 - Other: Papertry Ink Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, SRM Stickers

Happy Easter ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today.


This adorable bunny driving his car is called Happy Easter Car Circle Sentiment, and is one of the many images released this month at Inky Impressions. Copic Markers were used to color the image, and my design was inspired by Operation Write Home Sketch #250.

Here is a closer look ...


Make sure you Hop on over to the Inky Impressions Store to check out all of the awesome images available.

Challenges entered ...
 - OWH Sketch #250











I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, Papertry Ink Tropical Teal, MFT Lemon Drop, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine
 - Other: YNS Teal Gumdrops