Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blessed Easter and a Fairy

Well I hope everyone had a better Easter than my daughter! Isn't this picture just the funniest! Is it bad that I find a picture of my daughter crying one of the cutest things around? It makes me think of "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want would cry too if it happened to you...". I just can't get over this pic. Really her Easter was good...she is just battling a nasty cough right now and was in a very cranky mood after her nap...and I of course was trying to get the perfect cute picture of her in her Easter dress. Needless to say I didn't get the perfect picture...or did I?! The next picture shows her in a happier mood.

Our Easter was filled with Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Basket Hunt, Church, Lunch/Dinner, Easter Egg Hunts, and more Easter Egg Hunts. My son really, REALLY likes to do the Easter Egg Hunts. We actually have been doing them around the house for like two weeks now. I am getting a little tired of Easter Egg Hunts! Hoping I will be able to convince him that now that Easter is over, we have to put the eggs away...knowing him, he will figure out something else we can "hunt"! Eli and I had a good time coloring Easter eggs yesterday and I think I got some good pics of that...a future scrapbook page! I hope all of you had a fantastic Easter as well!

O.k. so beyond all of the personal stuff...hope you don't mind me sharing stuff like that...I got some NEW stamps and I was so excited to play with them! The stamps I got are from a new company, Paper Makeup Stamps, and the owner is an online friend that donated to my Blog Candy for a Cause II. I have been eyeing these fairies, particularly this one, for awhile and finally broke down to get a couple. I love the "Penelope" fairy...just such a cool image! Anyway, I don't usually do a ton of stamping that requires me to color a lot...not that I don't like it, but it definitely is more time consuming. So since I don't do it a lot, I played around a little bit to try and figure out what coloring style I could do (and that looked good!). So these are my 3 styles: Left - Blender Pen and Ink Pads, Middle - Blender Pen and SU! Watercolor Pencils, Right - SU! Markers and Paintbrush on Watercolor Paper. Which one do you think looks best? I like the vibrant colors of the one on the right, but I think my coloring skills are best on the Left one. Obviously I do not own any Copic markers...yet...I can see why people can get into them because they probably take a lot less time that any of these options.

So I put two of my colored fairies into a couple of cards. I used some of the Patterned Paper from DCWV that I found at JoAnns...hence where the colors came from for the fairy. And hold on to your seats....I did NOT use a sketch challenge for either of these cards...I know, I was shocked myself! The first card is my sparkly, especially the wings of "Penelope". This is using the fairy I colored with a blender pen and ink pads on regular white cardstock. The beautiful saying is also from Paper Makeup stamps and pairs with the fairy beautifully! The rhinestones are self-adhesive ones found in the jewelry section of JoAnn's for a cheaper price (and more qty) than the ones from the scrapbooking area.

My second card uses the fairy that was colored with SU! markers and a paintbrush on watercolor paper. I think I need some more practice on this coloring I like and parts I don't. You really need to wait until each section is dry before starting a new section...otherwise you get some bleeding of colors. I really am not patient enough for that! But I do love how vibrant the colors turn out! I used the same patterned paper again and included a sentiment from the Verve Stamps Beautiful You stamp set...a great set with really cool quotes and sayings. Now that I look at this one again...I feel like it is missing another layer of color or something...oh well!
That is all for me...thanks for stopping by my engineering world!
The Engineering Details
Stamps - Penelope and Friends Sentiment (Paper Makeup Stamps), Beautiful You (Verve Stamps); Paper - DP (DCVW Provo), Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Whisper White / watercolor paper, Creamy Caramel; Ink - Black Stazon, Basic Black, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel; Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Pink Rhinestones, Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Stickles, White taffeta ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat pack, dimensionals


Anita said...

I agree about your daughter crying is cute. I hope she feels better soon. I will pray that you have no more Easter egg hunts. Beautiful cards!

scrappingnana said...

Ohhh, cute pictures, even if she is crying. We have to have some of those also. They aren't always smiling & happy. She is adorable and so is your son. Hope you had a blessed Easter.

retiredheather said...

Love your children's pictures. Gotta love the tears...won't she love that when she is 14. I think all the coloring methods worked out fine. That is a lovely stamp.

Katie Cotton said...

I just LOVE these! And i dont think you give yourself enough credit! I love the coloring on the right, but i am into the more vibrant colors but i think you did PHENOM on all 3! Great job!!!!

Christi Flores said...

What sweet pics! I have quite a few of the crying ones myself. :) Your cards are stunning! Wow!!

dawnmercedes said...

great job cutting out that dress!!

Meli Palmer said...

The picture of your little girl is so funny. I also love the second...that expression on your little boy's face just made me giggle!
Your cards are gorgeous. I love the way you colored them.

Cheryl KVD said...

Those cards are perfectly done!! I love the details and colors!!

dawnmercedes said...

what a fun color combo!! (great pix of the kids in action too!)

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