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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fantasy Zum Zum

 A neighbor printed out this image for me to color in honor of the many Hummingbirds here.  We estimate 165 Zum Zums [the name for hummingbirds in an area in South American  - isn't that descriptive??] or more in the summer.  In the winter the number drops to around 50.  Between my husband and I, we make the sugar solution and fill up to 9 quart feeders everyday in the summer.
I colored the image with Copics [BV11, 13, 17 BG45, 49 ] and then used a Uniball Signo white pigment gel pen for the dots and wink of Stella to create sheen on his throat.  The vine is from a Martha S. punch and the flowers are from a Hanko punch with a light blue jewel for the centers.  
The "Hello" stamp is from SU.  
I used this card as a Thank you for my brother and his wife.




CHALLENGES:
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Crafting From the Heart -#173 ATG Always DT Favorite
Sisterhood of Crafters – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #359 – Punches or Dies
Crafty Creations - #349 – ATG
Oddball Art – Life in Technicolor/ATG
Pile it On #134 – Feathers &/or Scales
MarkerPOP L:10 –   #128: Use Dark Berry colors

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Teacher - Back to School...



613 Ave C has a new challenge... "Distressed".  You have the month of September to show your creative talents!  For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

Inside
This image was perfect for a teacher going back to school - along with papers from stash that correctly hint at his subject matter.  I fussy cut the rulers and added them to this background.  Distressing the edges is oddly appropriate for the subject matter - LOL!  I actually wish I had distressed the edges with a lot more vigor... more white showing with tears and bent edges that would have balanced the stark white image panel some.  Embellishments are simple and 'manly' using a Corner Chomper's 'Ticket Stub' punch and then simple metal brads.


Copics were used for coloring the image:
SKIN: YR000 & E00, 01, 53
HAIR: E31, 44, 49
CLOTHES: BG70, 72, 75
BRIEF: E23, 25, 27
CUP: R85, 89
SHADOW: NO

CHALLENGES:
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More - #257 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments – for Someone Special
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #318 – Favorite Season {fall}
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Penny's Challenge #344 – Quick & Easy
Creative Knockouts – L:8- #209 Finish the Inside WINNER
MarkerPOP L:10 –   #128: Use Dark Berry colors

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Biggg Words...

I have a friend who likes to tease me about my "25 cent words"... when I saw this quote, I could not stop myself - OMG!  I HAD to make this card for her!  Truth be told, I had no idea what it meant and I had to google it before she challenged me on this one. 

[This is an adjective - discerning, observant, insightful - having a ready insight into and understanding of things.
  1. "it offers quite a few facts to the perspicacious reporter"]
  2. INSIDE
    Fun word, eh??
This is a Tim Holtz' "Crazy Birds" image and it came with the embossing folder I used on the background.  Satin ribbon is from stash.  It was colored with Copics.   I THINK the quote was a freebie offered by Ginger's House.





CHALLENGES:
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More - #257 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments – for Someone Special
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Penny's Challenge #344 – Quick & Easy
MarkerPOP L:10 –   #128: Use Dark Berry colors
Sisterhood of Crafters – ATG
Crafty Creations - #349 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #39 - ATG Always
Scrapper's Delight #70 – ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny