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Little Kitsune Anko by Aurora Wings
Wings Showcase designers have a new image for you today. Mitzi has designed
a Japanese folklore image, Little Kitsune Anko. I love all things from any of
the Asian countries.
Little Kitsune Anko (or Little Vixen as I call her) was a
joy to color with Copics.
I tried to keep the image visible with just some black and yellow lattice work
dies for my background. The added embellishments were the green vines and orange
My third one for this week! I hope that I can keep this up!
This clean and simple card is not as “stiff” as my first
one. You can see my first clean and simple for September HERE.
I am not saying that the artist’s illustration is stiff (I adore this artist’s,
Melanie Muenchinger, illustrations!); I am saying that my layout is stiff in
that first one. I feel like this one is a looser layout.
This was a wonderful project to work on. This was the first
time I used my Tombow markers and I love them!
Some of the markers have some underlying colors. I used the Peacock Blue
in the background. After it was dry I can see pinks, purples, and blues.
As you can see, I got a little carried away with my liquid
pearls. After I colored the flower centers with burnt sienna and black, I
decided that those centers needed some buttercup Liquid Pearls. That was the
wrong decision! I covered those little blips with dark chocolate. Now those
centers look a little more like the centers of cone flowers …
Well, it’s been a while for me not being in blog land. I
hope that I can remedy that over the next several months. I have had pneumonia
off and on since mid-July and the final third round of antibiotics did the
trick. All the rehab that I went through has gone down the drain. I am probably
going to have to start all over. Oh, my computer decided to get sick too. I
think that we are both going to survive.
While this was all going on I decided to become a Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) Coach.
I was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for over five years and thoroughly enjoyed it,
but the quarterly sales quota was a little steep for me to keep up. Fun Stampers Journey has quarterly
sales that are very reasonable and workable. This is a new company and that
means that whoever becomes a FSJ coach now is really going to get to watch this
company grow and be a part of the excitement and earn income too. I am looking
for people who love the arts and crafts industry, who love stamping and
coloring, and wh…
I’ve created something different for you today. I wanted to
make a very simple birthday card but ended up with two cards. When I say simple
for me I mean there are no rubber stamps or digital images included on my
project. It is a mixed media card and I got to get messy, which is a marvelous
way to start the day. Really!!! If I cannot get into my studio at least once a
day, I feel like I am cheating myself from something marvelous that could
happen. I am blathering so I will get on to with my project.
I started out with Tim
Holt’s Mixed-Media 140# card stock. I knew that I wanted something sturdy
for the media that I was going to use for the background. I trimmed the card
stock to 4”x5.25” and spritz with Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) Color
Splashes in Cool Pool, Watermelon, Shimmer Gold, and Shimmer Silver, drying
each color before I added the next color (you do not want to create mud). After
everything was dry, I sponged on some FSJ Black Licorice ink around the edges.
(I do apologize…