Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Touch of Pretty

My blog post today includes some of my latest Digi and Card projects -  that all have a touch of "Pretty"

Firstly, I wanted to share with you my "first-time" play with my new Copic Air-Brushing System....I am going to require a little more practise with it and my masking technique....but already I can tell you I LOVE this new addition to the "toys" in my craft room.

I have a few cards to make in the next couple of weeks in time for Easter but this is one, I can cross off my list! I used my new Magnolia images - from the 2011 Butterfly Dreams Collection (Tilda with her Bunny and the Tulip Wheelbarrow) stamped onto X-Press IT Blending Card...along with an assortment of other goodies from the Mad for Markers store.

Air Brush System Set 1
it is a complete set ready to use. It comes with the Airgrip, Aircan 180 (approx.40mins of air ), the Air Adapter, Airhose and Can Holder.

Mask it Sheets
also available in the M4M store - 8 sheets 15" x 10"

Sky - B91, W1
Grass - YG93, YG95, YG97
Wheelbarrow - E33, E35, E37
Leaves and Tulips - YG93, YG95, YG97, Y21, Y23, Y26, R81, R83, R85, V12, V15, V17
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 (cheeks)
Hair and Boots - E31, E33, E35
Hat - Y21, Y23, Y25
Ribbon and Top - V12, V15, V17
Pants - B93, B95, B97
Bunny - W1, W3, W5

These are Two  Digital Layouts I created using an assortment of Digi Kits over at The little girls in the photos are the daughters of a girlfriend and were taken a couple of weekends ago - a little impromtu photo session just for fun.

List of Digi Kits Used:
Spring Fling - Amy Teets
Snuggle & Happy Sunshine - Dana Miron
Dear Sweet Friend - Janet Carr
Victorian Veranada - Theresa Hernandez
Click - Angel Hartline

...and this layout is based on the sketch from Digi Challenge #1 and made for the 3/24 Thursday Spring Challenge over at  too! - the challenges are always a lot of fun and I love seeing everyone else interpretations!!

Digital Kits Used:
Dear Sweet Friend and Olivia's Friend by Janet Carr
Family Affair by Amy Teets

......I haven't entered any of my cards in any online challenges for awhile so I thought I might enter my Easter card into the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge - Category One -
but I would also love to have you leave comments with your best Copic Airbrush tips - this beginner can use all the help she can get LOL!!


Beth said...

Chris, LOVE your Easter card! You've done an awesome job with your airbrushing....that's something I have on my "wish" list! :) Your coloring of Tilda and her wheelbarrow is gorgeous! Great job!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Chris, your Easter card is adorable! What beautiful coloring. I have the ABS and I hardly ever use it. It's in a drawer! I think I need to pull it out so that I don't forget about it. Thanks for the inspiration...hugs...Barb

Chris said...

The Easter card is amazingly beautiful! What you achieved is gorgeous! Good for you! I love it!

Cathy said...

Yes,beautiful coloring. The colors are so bright and clean looking. Wonderful job!

Lisette Morris said...

Great Job with the air brush system! All your projects are fantastic!

Emma said...

LOVE this Chris, it looks fabulous! Sounds like you have been having fun with your airbrushing. The only advice is to just play around with it and to have fun....hehe! Enjoy!

Penny Crafty Creations said...

you did a wonderful job with the the airbrush system i just got mine and trust me i am nowhere near what you did for your 1st time i have to keep playing


Christina C. said...

Beautiful card, Chris!!!! The airbrush system is waaaayyy up there on my wish list, among other things!!! I think we all have a long wish list...hahahaha!
You did a fantastic job for your first try!

Iulia said...

Gorgeous card, Chris! The colors are great and it is just perfect for Easter!
Hugs, Iulia

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Such gorgeous projects! I adore your Tilda and your coloring is just amazing!! TFS!! Smiles, Vicki

Rene said...

Yes indeed, it is pretty...but not as pretty as your two lovely ladies on the scrapbook pages! How adorable!
I do love your card though...sweet and pretty!
Rene :D

Sandy said...

So very beautiful - I love the colors you have used - gorgeous! Nice work!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card and scrapbook pages Chris. Love your airbrushed of the Tilda card. It looks so sweet & cheerful :o)

Eulanda said...

Wow you've been busy! Your projects are gorgeous! I'm such a Maggie fan and this is definitely a touch of pretty! Loving all those bright colors. Fabulous job with the airbrushing too!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Your card is amazing, and colouring is WOW! Love it!

LORI said...

Isn't it fun to have a new toy to play with and then a forum to share so that it feels like 'research' or something more important than play! Love your work and your attitude Chris! :)