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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Application for FaeryInk DT Call

Hi Amanda!  What a great way to have people apply for your Design Team!
Your Questions and my replies to this interview!:
  1. How did you hear of Faery Ink?
    1. I have seen your work for a few years now.  Facebook is a wonderful tool to see all the artists and if I have to say, it must have been a post on Kit and Clowder for someone who had coloured an image of yours.
  2. How many Faery Ink images do you own? (guess if you need to)
    1. Close to about 20.  Most have been freebies
  3. What is your favorite Faery Ink image? (Include a link to the image in the shop if applicable)
    1. I love all your Ophelia's if I have to choose an absolute favourite it would be Ophelia in Wonderland as the Mad Hatter
  4. Do you like people and do you enjoy helping others?
    1. I very much like people (really there are people out there who don't? LOL).  I definitely do help others.  In my full time job I have also stepped up to be a Union Steward so that I can help people who cannot help others.  I also have a parent in a Long Term Care facility who cannot take care of himself anymore.  Not only do I feel it is my responsibility to help him, I also help everyone in the Long Term Care facility to protect their dignity.  I also volunteer in the facility in the Family Council to try to have a better life in their later years and preserve their dignity.
  5. What do you think is the purpose of a design team? Why do digital stamp artists, specifically, have design teams?
    1. I feel that the purpose of a Design Team is to show others how they can use a specific digital image either in a card, journal or scrapbook layout.  I work with cards and scrapbook pages but can see branching out to journaling.  Design Teams are a venue for people to ask questions from, to comment on their work, and to help build confidence in the person that is working with your images.
  6. Have you ever been on a design team before?
    1. I have been on a few Design Teams.  I had to step down from these because of my life being too unmanageable with my daughter, husband and family.  I am just getting back into crafting and would be honoured to design for your company.
  7. How many and which design teams are you on right now?
    1. I was on three in the past at the same time.  With life the way it was I did have to quit this in the past prior to my term ending.  I felt awful about that however the artists were very understanding and knew that I had done my best to manage things and it just didnt work any more for me.  I also found that being on more than one Design team was too much of a commitment.  I am only looking to be on one design team and I am hoping that it will be yours.
  8. How much time do you have each week to dedicate to the Faery Ink design team? (Yes, each week)
    1. Through the week it would be maybe 1/2 hour with weekends typically an hour to two each on Saturday or Sunday.  It could be more at times.  If this is not what you are looking for, lets discuss the commitment and see if I can make changes to my timelines.
  9. What is your favorite kind of project to make, that you often use Faery Ink images in creating? (Cards, art journals, handmade books, pocket letters, mixed media art, artist trading cards etc.)
    1. Cards.  I have made my cards with mixed media as well.  I do need to get back to finishing up my scrapbooks so I could totally see using some of the images in this type of project as well.
  10. What is your favorite medium to color with and which brand(s) do you use? How long have you been using this medium?
    1. COPICS...I am starting to use Pencils and Water Colors but I have been down off the crafting since December last year so soon as my craft room is finished I cant wait to use my COPICs again
  11. Do you sell your projects? If so, where?
    1. I do sell my cards.  In fact, I create my cards to meet the need of my customers.  They tell me the colour choices, a bit about the person so that I can create a card that is special and unique.  I sell these at work.  I work with about 2000 people.
  12. What do you do to promote your blog?
    1. When I create projects I will add them into Challenges.  This brings people to my blog for commenting.  I also post all the colours I use, the products that I have used and when posting on Facebook I typically will also put the link to the actual project so that people can come to my blog if they are interested in copying what I have done.
  13. What websites are you active on? (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.)
    1. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter (this is more political though with my Union function), Youtube.
  14. Do you think it is worthwhile to read/watch tutorials to improve your coloring, crafting, etc?
    1. UH!  OF COURSE!  I am Addicted to YOUTUBE! LOL.  I subscribe to Kit and Clowder monthly projects and am always looking at ways to improve my work.
  15. Let’s say we all have some kind of higher purpose for being here. What is yours? It’s okay to say “I don’t know” but if you could take a few minutes to think about it – I would appreciate it =)
    (As an example: For me, it is to help people be creative in order to reduce stress and build self confidence)
    1. I totally believe that we all are here for a purpose.  When I was 21 I had a bad car accident and there was a time that I went to the other realm and my grandfather (passed away already at that time) visited me and told me that it wasn't my time and that I have not fulfilled my purpose!  I do not need to think about this question at all!  I am here to help people and be their voice!  I am here to make life better whether in the Long Term Care facility or with my employer for my members!  There is never a time that if there is a the need for a voice that mine is not one that is heard!  
I am hoping to hear from you Amanda to take my application to the next phase.  I think I would be a great fit because I am dedicated, honest, helpful and committed to making my work better and learning new techniques.  I find your images adorable and would love to work with them.


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

High Hopes - Bunny Blooms - Happy Easter

Hi Everyone

Here is a High Hopes Image called Bunny Blooms.

I decided to make 3 of the same image because I have 1 daughter and 2 Niece's and they simply all needed their own Easter Card!  OK the real reason is to practice doing the fur!  I hope you like it, I think it turned out amazing.  I even experimented with the grass.  Which one do you prefer?  Let me know by leaving me a comment below.





The image was coloured using the following Copic Markers;

Bunny:  E37, E35, E33, E31
Bunny Ears: RV10, RB11
Tulips - Purple - V12, V15, V17
Tulips - Red - R35, R37, R39
Tulips - Green - G46, G43, G40
Nose - W8, W6, W4
Grass: YG63, G99, G94, G21

The challenges that I have entered these cards into are;


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Progressive Freebie by SimplyBettyStamps

Good day everyone!



Thank you for joining me today...Time has not been my friend lately and I am so happy to be able to do some crafting today.  I thought I would get this challenge out of the way sooner rather than later before my friend time gets in the way again LOL.

The Copic Markers I used for colouring this image are;

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair, Belt:  N8, N6, N4, N2
Eyes: 100, BG49, BG45, B00
Lips, Top: R56, R37, R35
Bandana: R56, R37, R35
Bandana Polka Dots: B39, B34, B32
Jean Shorts: B39, B34, B32
Franken Tat: G99, G94, YG03

The paper was black stripes with white between the black.  So I used the Reds and the Blues to coordinate my paper to my image!  I love doing that!

The challenges that I have entered this into are:

Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Feb Progressive Challenge.

It was great getting to do a card today!  I hope you enjoyed my project.

Michelle

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!


Today is my birthday and a few days ago my husband says to me "Can you make me a birthday card?"  Now I thought it was for his birthday that is middle of January so I said no problem honey! I have lots of time! He said "No, you only have 2 days" and snickered....The bugger wanted me to make my own birthday card for him to give to me LOLOL. Now I thought at first cheap bugger but then I thought hmmmmm that was really sweet that he likes my cards so much that he wanted to give me my own creation!
So I thought to myself, I could just make a card but thought I would challenge myself and make a mixed media card...my first mixed media project! I think it turned out pretty nice.

The image that I used is from Simply Betty!


The Products that I used to complete my card;

Copic Markers

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Lips: R05, R08, R39, R02
Eyes: YG91, YG95, G99
Dress/Shoes: V05, V06, V09
Cake/Candles: 
V15, V17, BV08
R05, R08, R39, R02
E50, YR21, Y26, E44
Shadow: C00, C1, C3
Background: V000, V0000

Paper

White Cardstock
Gel Medium
Tim Holtz - Tissue Wrap - Melange
Gelato's - Red and Purple
That wasn't dark enough so I used some Acrylic Paints - Red and Purple
Gesso - over the paint
Embossing paste - Clear mixed with some white Gelato
Stencils by Tim Holtz - Speckles
Butterfly Jewel Embellishment

The challenges that I have entered this card into are;


Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Happy New Year!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Merry Christmas Monica

My daughter comes home this weekend and is meeting with her close friends to celebrate my daughters 18th Birthday!  WOW where does the time go?  During their lunch or dinner or maybe linner LOL they will also exchange Christmas prezzies!  So Ashley asked me to make some cards for her friends.  I had to make this one for one of her friends Monica because before they went to university they got together and made those mugs you colour up from Michaels and were drinking warm drinks I even think it might have been hot chocolate with marshmallows!


The stamp is from Simply Betty Stamps and is called Hot Coco Rio from the Christmas Elves collection.  I used the following Copic Markers to colour the Elf;

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair:  E49, E47, E44, E43
Lips:  R29, R27, R24
Hat/Straw:  R56, R37, R35
Skirt/Shoes:  C7, C5, C3, C1
Tights and Shirt:  R56, R37, R35  G29, G28, G24
Cup:  E47, E44, E43, E42
Bells:  Y11, Y15, YR23, Y28
Whipped Cream: W00, W1 

The Challenges that I am entering this card into are;



Thanks for popping in for a visit.  I hope for another visit from you soon!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Merry Christmas Victoria

It's always nice when your daughter hires you to make christmas cards for her Friends!  This one is for Victoria.  She and Ashley have been friends for about 4 years now.  I hope its a life time of friendship!


The image is from Simply Betty Stamps and is called Mistle Holly Brittany.  It is a retired image that is back right now for sale!  Get her before she goes away again...I loved colouring her and I am certain it will become one of my favourite Digi's.

The Copic Markers that I used to colour this image are:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair:  Y21, Y15, Y17
Eyes:  B39, B34, B32
Eye Highlights: Sharpie White Waterbed Paint Pen (extra fine point)
Holly:  G24, G28, G29
Holly Berries/Heart:  R56, R37, R35
Onesies:  G99, G94, YG03
Onesies Stars:  R56, R37, R35
Shadow: W3, W1, W00
Background:  R00, R000
Berries - Xmas Red Stickles
Heart - Whisk of Stella Clear 

The Paper is from the Annabelle's Christmas Paper Pack
Green and Red Card Stock
Ribbon - Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho



I have entered this image into the following challenges:


Thanks for popping in for a visit.  I hope to see you again another time.
Merry Christmas
Michelle



Friday, 4 December 2015

My Baby turns 18 today!

WOW!  18 years ago I had the most beautiful daughter in the world...I can say that because I am her mother ;c)   So I was compelled to make her a birthday card.  I hope she likes it.  I used her University Colours on the card to pair up the next chapter in her life begins with Adulthood!


The Digi that I used was Chels 18 from Simply Betty Stamps!  When I got this stamp although it was made for Chels it resembled my daughter quite a bit!  So I knew when the time came and Ashley celebrated her 18th birthday that I would use this image.  I paired it with the Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamps for the Party Hat, Balloons and in the inside of the card, the Wrapped Gift.


The Copic's that I used to colour this card are:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair:  E49, E47, E44, E43
Lips:  R29, R27, R24
Eyes:  E49, E47, Y17, Y15
Glasses:  B0000
Jeans/Gift/Hat/Balloon:  B39, B34, B32
Top/Socks:  Y19, Y17, Y15
18:  R56, R37, R35
Phone: W5, W3, W1
Balloon/Hat/Gift:  Y17, Y15, Y13

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for popping in to visit with me.  I look forward to the next time you stop in.
Michelle

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays


The inspiration for this card came from CardsByChristine.  I loved the simpleness of the card and how elegant it was.  I used a stamp that I had from StampinUp (not sure on the title as I have had this set for many years and I took all my stamps off the blocks and put them into DVD Cases for storage limitation LOL).  I think the card turned out pretty good!  Christine is much better tho with just her sentiment LOL.

The Copic Markers that I used for this image are;

Skin - E000, E21, R20
Santa Coat/Hat - R59, R37, R35
Santa Pants - N7, N5, N3, R35
Boots - W9, W7, W5
Beard/Mustache - N7, N5, N3
Fur Trim on Coat and Hat - C3, C1, C00

The additional items that I used are;

Red/White Bakers Twine that I unraveled to use only the red
Bells
Swarovski Crystal for Santa's Hat Pom-Pom

The Challenges that I have entered this card into are;

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.ca



Tuesday, 17 November 2015

ADU - Night Night - Welcome Little One


This is the cutest image from All Dressed Up called Night Night Little One that I have had for awhile.  My friend asked for a nice card to welcome a little girl into one of her friends home.  A new addition of a child is the best gift anyone can receive!  I remember when my daughter arrived and my life has never changed since.  Her dad bought her a bunny for her crib similar to this one.

The Copic Markers that I used were;

RV10, RV21, RV13
V12, V15, V17

The challenges that I have entered this card into are;


Simone's a Gramma!


A few months ago my girlfriend told me the great news about her son and that he and his new wife were going to have her first grandchild!  I wasn't able to go to their Wedding and felt that it was the least that I could do to make the Baby Shower Invitations!

I new I wanted to do something interactive so that the guests needed to find the details rather than just opening a card.  I hope you like the video showing how the card works.

I simply glued the top, bottom and one side of the backing paper and that left the slit down the left side of the card.  Using a smaller paper printed from the computer will all the details (my girlfriend wanted to write in the details herself rather than have it computer generated) on one side of the card and the map with directions on the flip side.

The end result was fantastic and Simone was delighted with the 28 invitations! LOL