Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, crafty friends!!

Welcome back to my blog! Today I want to share this card I created for the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  The theme is: Anything Goes!  


Image 
(I only used the one image from the set)

Copic Sketch Markers Used:

Skin:
E11, E00, E000
Hair:
E79, E59, E57, E53
Bows:
YR17, YR13
Blouse:
Y17, Y15, Y13
R83
Pants:
B97, B95, B93
Shoes:
C3, C1, Y13
Glasses:
BG13

Grounding:
W3, W1

As always, I used variety cardstock and scrapbook paper from my local craft stores like:

Hobby Lobby
Michaels
JoAnns

Don't forget to join the challenge for a chance to win great prizes!

Thank you for stopping by! Please leave a comment and let me know you were here! 

As always, 
keep getting crafty!



The Unexpected Crafter
Maria








Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Coloring With Spectrum Noir

Hello, crafty friends!!

Today I wanted to share with you a video I did a while ago about coloring with Spectrum Noir markers.  I don't normally color with them, but wanted to dust them off and give them a try.  They are not as easy for me to use as with my Copic markers, but they have very nice colors.  My favorites are the blues and red.


Image:
By Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

I hope you enjoy my video and coloring.  Please don't forget to like and subscribe for more tips, tutorials and inspiration.

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Thank you for stopping by!

Keep Getting Crafty!



The Unexpected Crafter

Maria





Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Inspiration

Hello, crafty friends!

Today is Inspiration at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I was asked to work on this lovely image to showcase the Inspiration blog post for today!...  I think its lovely and sweet.  What do you think? 

Join the Crafty Sentiments Designs blog for more inspiration


Copic Sketch Markers:

Girl:
Skin:
E11, E00, E000
Hair:
E29, E27, E25
Dress:
R56, RV14, RV13, RV10
Shoes:
W7, W5
Heart:
R39, R29, R27, R24

Boy:
Skin:
E13, E11, E00
Hair:
N8, N6, N4
Shirt:
YG17, YG13, YG11
Pants:
B97, B95, B93
Shoes:
E27, E25
Bench:
E47, E44, E43
Grass:
G17, G14, G12

Floating Hearts:
R85, R83, R81

Flowers:
V15, V12, Y15
G14, G12

I hope you like my card and coloring and it inspires you to color and create your own cards or projects!!

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Keep getting crafty!

Maria
The Unexpected Crafter





Monday, January 21, 2019

Video Tutorial - Distress Ink Background Brick Wall

Hello, crafty friends!

Welcome to my blog!! I am always happy to see you stop by!

Today I want to share with you a video I created on how I created a brick wall for this card.  I wanted to create background for the image I chose for this card and decided to use what I had which as a embossing folder with a brick pattern.  I wanted to use a stencil but don't have one so I used the embossing instead. I sponged distress ink on it and viola!!

Image can be found at



Finished Project




I used Copic markers to color this image and as mentioned earlier distress inks to add color to the brick wall, window and interior.

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Thank you for stopping by and keep getting crafty!




The Unexpected Crafter
Maria






Friday, January 18, 2019

Puppy Card With Grratitude

Hello, crafty friends!!

Today I wanted to dust off this stamp set I had bought long ago.  I had so many stamps but sometimes don't have the time to color them.  I LOVE dogs and enjoyed so much making this card!  I followed the color inspiration from SugarPea Designs to enter it into their current Inspiration challenge.


I tried to follow the color inspiration the best I could with the colors I have.  Of course, my W3 decides to run dry when I needed for this but I managed it to blend it pretty well.

Here are the Copic Sketch Markers I used:

Puppy:
W3, W1
Collar:
BG78, BG75, BG72
Dog House:
BG79, BG75, BG72, C7, C3, C1,
Bone:
E53, E51
Plate:
BG78, BG75, BG72
E33, E31
Grass:
G14, G12

Sky:
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

I am enter my card in these blog challenges:

SugarPea Designs 

I hope you like my coloring and card!  Thank you for stopping and as always , 
keep getting crafty!




The Unexpected Crafter
Maria



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Crafty Sentiments - New Challenge: Winter

Hello, crafty friends!!

Today I want to share with you this card I made for the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  The theme is: Winter.  Its a little warmer in my area for Winter, but I still love it.  I take any cold weather I can get!! So, I chose this cute image to create a simple winter scene.  I hope you like it and join the challenge.



Copic Sktech Markers used:

Skin:
E11, E00, E000
Hair:
N8, N6, N4
Dress:
B39, B37, B34
V15, V12, V000
Socks:
V17, V15, V12
Shoes:
N8, N6, N4

Snow and sky, I used distress inks Tumbled Glass and Blue Jeans.

I hope you like it and I hope you subscribe to my Youtube channel and blog for more crafting and coloring inspiration.

Keep getting crafty!

Maria
The Unexpected Crafter





Monday, January 14, 2019

Coloring Dress Pleats with Copic Markers

Hello, crafty friends!!

I just wanted to share this Youtube video tutorial showing I color dress pleats.  This is the way I do it, but there are different ways to color them as well.  I used a blend of colors that works very well for this technique (listed below). 

The image is from Sasayaki Glitter Stamps
Christmas Shopping


Color Used on dress:
B39, B29,B26, B24

This is the finished card.


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Thank you for stopping by and keep getting crafty!

The Unexpected Crafter
Maria






Saturday, January 12, 2019

Specials Deals - Scrapper's Delights

Hello, crafty friends!!

Today I want to share this card with a digital stamp that will be on sale this week!!  This one is just one among others that will be on sale as well.  Please stop by the Scrapper's Delights store to see what other images are on Special this week!


Copic Sketch Markers Used:

Skin:
E11, E00, E000
Hair
E09, YR18
Eyes:
G14
Outfit:
YG97, YG95, YG91
Shoes:
E57, E53, E33, E31
Apples:
R39, R27, R24, G14

Ground:
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Sky:
Tumbled Glass

And there you go!! I hope you like my card and my coloring.  As always, I used my beloved Copic markers to color this image and distress inks to create the background. 

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and coloring inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by and keep getting crafty!






Saturday, January 5, 2019

Scrapper's Delights New Release 2019

Hello, crafter fans!

Welcome to another blog post!!  I want to showcase the new release of Scrapper's Delights by creating this card with this lovely image from one of the new images released!  She is so cute!!  You can check out the rest of the new release images on the Scrapper's Delights blog.



Copic Sketch Markers Used:

Skin:
E11, E00, E000
Hair:
N10, N8, N6, N4
Hair Bows:
E56, RV34, RV11
Eyes:
W3, W1
Outfit:
E56, RV34, RV11, R81
Boots:
E74, E70, R80
Purse:
E74, E70
Heart:
R83, R81

I used distress inks to create the the grass slope and the clouds.. I hope you like my card and my coloring and I hope to see you again.  Please stop by my blog and leave a comment.

Have a great day and keep getting crafty!

The Unexpected Crafter
Maria










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