Well Hell… I didn’t know you could do THAT with a printer

I was playing around with some of my new  pens when I had a “moment”  ..it was one of those 3 am .. “I wonder what would happen if I….” moments that some of you have become used to on this blog.

If you have never tried this… you really should.  Some of you are so way beyond me in coloring skills and watercoloring.. so  this is more of a  technique project that an actual finished piece project. Obviously  to make a stunning piece you really need  to  take a bit more time  than I am going to on this video… but it will give you a good idea of what you can achieve.

The concept is the same as coloring with any other media..you still need to pay attention to your shadows and highlight placement.  But this is something  you can do no matter what your budget and get some really cool  pieces.   For these projects I am using Canson Mixed Media  paper pads, an Epson Eco Tank Printer and an H2o brush/fine art brush and plain tap water  and a  small artist brush.  Then you can, if you want add in additional  coloring media..such as pencils, inks, pens… to  take it up a notch.  I mainly use Chameleon Pens and Zig Kurecolor.. but will also be adding in a few extra and will note what I use by each image in future posts.  I have a few more samples I will share in follow up posts when finished 🙂

No matter what your skill level, this is something cheap and fairly quick to do and even a total novice can achieve some cool  finished projects.

Ok..so here we go…. here’s a  video to show you just how quick and easy this technique can be.  No Fancy nails, no fancy set up… just a down home quicky video… probably complete with a running commentary background from my 4 year old “director”  ** By the time I got to finish up the video etc ….My mini-me is tucked up fast asleep..but I am sure he will show up in future videos. He has been in a few previously…. did I mention we don’t do serious? lol

You will get used to him appearing in these videos..at least the audio…he’s a bit of a ham and hijacks all of my projects lol.  We  REALLY don’t do serious…. 🙂

ok ..so video first followed by a bunch of quick samples.





This is an image I found on Digital Tuesday before I even knew digital stamp artists existed – digitaltuesday.blogspot.com

A quick splash of Chameleon Pens RD4 Crimson Red and voila..instant pop.







This is A KennyK Stamps Image… and one of my favorite characters to color Brianna Blaster

A splash of subtle color on this one, again with Chameleon Pens.

NU00 – Nude
BL3 – Sky Blue
PK3 – Bubble Gum




If you enjoyed this idea and decide to try it out, I would love to see what you do with it.  I’m going to play around with some color prints too ..just because I can..and I am curious to see how the colored ink reacts… so expect to see more  of this idea in future.



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Bugaboostamps Mother’s Day humor, freebie & deals

Over at Bugaboostamps the current deal of the day is  “Stella Calendar Months – May”

Now I don’t know about you, but i have a lot of friends who would really appreciate this one LOL.  Mothers day is approaching fast here in the US… May 8th for any of you who had forgotten!


She’s on sale for only a dollar..yup $1, but only for another 22 hours… so grab her quick !


While you are there, don’t forget that the new releases every Tuesday are half price too.. here’s a sneak peek at some of the images.

..and as always.. there is the Freebie Friday, which currently is  ….”Tea Time- Tea cup”

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Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie & deals 03/11

Here is another fab St Patrick’s Day Friday Freebie from Bugaboostamps.

Be sure to check out the half price new releases every Tuesday and the daily deal image which you can grab for just a $1.

Also this month All Easter Images are 50% off .. so be sure to swing by and check them out, there are 3 pages of cute Easter images to spice up  your holiday cards this year.

Friday Freebie from Bugaboostamps


“Hang in there dog” from Bugaboostamps is the Freebie Friday for today…. Don’t forget to check the  digi of the day and the half price new releases that come out every Tuesday 🙂

Bugaboostamps New Releases

New Release stamps are half price till the following Tuesday.  Here are today’s new stamps.. I  guess I am off shopping LOL…I spy a ladybug I don’t have in my collection.


New stamps from Bugaboostamps – New Release Tuesdays Deal

Grabbed myself a couple of cute St Patrick’s Day digis from Bugaboostamps new releases tonight.


How could I  resist these guys.. they are just too cute and perfect for the cards projects coming later tonight 🙂  I picked up a couple of freebies while I was there…. the current Friday Freebie is AKV 2 cowboy howdy..and don’t forget the daily deal… every day a new digi is discounted, so be sure to check back regularly.






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January 2016 final Bi weekly challenge #2 Sketch

As you may have read we are changing the bi-weekly sketch challenge to a monthly challenge like the others… so to round out the rest of January our host, NanaDonna provided us with 3 sketches to work from.  Here is my #2 sketch  it is a Tuesday Morning sketch...if you like this sketch, both Tuesday Morning and Crafting Circle Message Board are using it for current challenges..so come play 🙂


Card Base is from a Multicolored Recollections pack ( Michaels )

Image is “Besties Garden Fancy Pants Dreaming Scan13” By Sherri Baldy  .. check her out she has soooo many awesome cute images of these “Besties”

Image is printed on 110lb Card Stock and cut out with a circular Die. A smaller circular foam pad is attached behind that for height..and then the larger diameter circle is also a circular die cut foam pad in pink. Because these pads are adhesive…it makes it easier to glue them face to face and use the adhesive against the card stock, and stops that wet warp from the glues :)

The lacy strip is a Martha Stewart border punch on SEI Coconut white velvet and has a “Recollection green gingham” paper strip over the top

The image was colored a few weeks ago and has been in my practice sheet pile …..colored with a mix of Chameleon and Zig Memory System markers and the finished card was paired with a contrasting envelope from my collection of colors.