Friday, May 8, 2015

Wondrous

I've spent some time lately doing 2 things that I love : having coffee time @ Starbucks & coloring . There has been much buzz lately about the benefits of coloring..  The New York Times recently had a great article on the subject. I am sure that many of my creative friends, like me, knew this all along... Not new to us !! I spend many hours with my stamped images and something to color with.






Unity Stamp Company's Wondrous image was my latest project during coffee time... I used my Tim Holtz Distress Markers , Stampin' Up markers & my fun glittery  atyou Spica pens to color the image.. The image was popped up on the card with dimensionals. I made banners from Basic Grey Herbs & Honey paper and wrapped some Maya Road Saffron Yellow twine cording to finish it.. I stamped the image in my very favorite Strathmore Visual Journal. The 3.5 x 5 size fits in my purse and it always has stamped images in it ready to be colored !!  

Wondrous  by Unity Stamp Company



My favorite little sketch journal

I will be entering these cards on the Unity Stamp Company's Friends With Flair post. I hope you take a look at all of the creations posted on that page by everyone. Check out a few new blogs. I learn alot by doing that !! If you would like a cute little sketch journal of your own to use for some coloring, just comment on this post and I will randomly choose 1 luck winner... Tell me about what is your favorite tool for coloring -- watercolors, markers, pastels etc....










31 comments:

  1. I just wish that your starbucks was closer to Iowa so I could meet up with you there and we could color to our hearts content. Your colors on your girls is so vibrant and cheerful.
    I hope you have a blessed day today my friend!!

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    1. ML...... THAT would be an amazing day !!! Thanks !!! These "girls" were such fun to color !!

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  2. I love your cards girl! I can't wait until we are close enough to go to SB together and create :)

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    1. Thanks so much !!!! Me too----can't wait for that day either !!

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  3. Love your cards Debra!! And also know what you mean about loving that precious "coffee time". As far as my favorite coloring medium it would probably have to be a tie between using Distress & Pitt markers or Prismacolor pencils. I use them both about the same depending on my mood. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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    1. Would love to see some of your coloring !! Thanks , these images were fun to color !! Practice, practice, practice !! Will need lots more coffee time .... :-)

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  4. Both cards are amazingly beautiful! Oh my, I can see myself sitting in Starbucks (I'm a coffee-holic!) coloring in a little journal. I love to color with pencils that I have had forever. And I would be thrilled to win a journal from you (I have been thinking about doing this anyway!).

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    1. Thank you so much !! I have a great time just sitting there and coloring and people watching and sipping my coffee...

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  5. I'm new to all of this and just adore your blog!
    My favorite markers are my Faber Castels!!
    Love coloring & doodling with them at home or on the road ; )

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathie.... My blog is almost a year old and I am so glad you have come to visit ... Love anything Faber Castell too !!

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  6. Beautiful cards! LOVE that image and you colored it beautifully ♥ I love pencils, but they don't love me :-D I color much better with markers ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Brandi ..... I love pencils too but lately my fave has been my Koi watercolors !! I have to learn more about blending with my markers...

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  7. Lets hope this try works. Technology these days. Anyway. You are very talented. I use prismas and inktense. I just love vibrant colors

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    1. Love those too, Galina !! Glad that you finally got to comment... Thank you so much for the lovely comment..

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  8. Watercolorist at heart but have started working more with cppics and markers although I often find rough sketches to be more charming and a bigger personality.

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    1. I love my Koi watercolors Pocket Field Sketch box--take it everywhere ! Thank you for visiting my blog !!

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    1. Thank you so much --glad you like it !!

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  10. Great cards. I have been playing with watercolours lately. Still learning.

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    1. Ruby, me too !! I have a KOI watercolor set that I love and can easily come with me when I am going out... Thanks so much --this stamp is the best..

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  11. Great cards and I have a visual journal too! Love it!

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  12. This is so unique I love your journal and the stamp was a perfect choice
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  13. the visual journal would be fun. A great way to practice and to keep a record of the stamps you have. I usually color with Copics. I just found the Chameleons and I've colored a little with them. they seem to be wonderful but I need more practice. I don't use colored pencils - don't know why. I've done a little watercolor but need to do more. This journal will be a great way to try out and improve on all of those techniques. thanks.

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  14. This is so cute!! I love those journals...but have yet to use one haha I love coloring, I've been trying to make use of my Copic markers and some of my watercolors. I bought a set of 50 coloring pencils and Gamsol so one of these days, I promise... :P

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  15. I've not yet begun the journaling. I'm worried that I'd spend all of my time there! What fun, though! Love your sweet cards, and your journal is wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Sounds like a perfect day girl!

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  17. These are pretty. Great coloring.

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  18. Your cards are wonderful. Great FWF project. Thanks for sharing.
    My fav is my Copic pens but I just got some Chameleon pens to play with and so far I like them, too.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  19. I like your coloring and the banners.
    I like to color with alcohol markers and when I have more time I use my colored pencils. I have been experimenting with watercolors.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  20. Love the lovely image and banners!

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  21. I love starbuck too. So glad you are able to combine you loves to create such beautiful things.

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