13 April 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 6: FAIRY MINI CLASS


DAY 6


I took time out this evening to enjoy the Fairy Mini Class taught by Jammie of Sweet Sentiment. I ordered the class a few weeks ago. My clear stamp: Layla by The Greeting Farm, arrived soon after. She is exclusive to the class. But work and adjusting to life during a pandemic got in the way. 

The Fairy Mini Class was a great distraction from all of the craziness. Jammie teaches how to color Layla in both black line and no-line in a side by side comparison. I must admit, my no-line was not a pretty sight at all. It was SCARY!!! I am not sure if I am over-thinking my coloring or just need the love and support of lines. LOL!!!! I will keep practicing no-line and share a better version at a later date. 

As you can see, I did give Layla an Afro. I love how hairstyles can change the entire look of an image. 


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If you want to play along in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, check out Kathy's blog, The Daily Marker for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group

Be Safe. Be Well. 

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11 April 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 5-AFRO PUFFS




DAY 5 



I am looking forward to when I can enjoy a day at the beach with my family again. Addy, a digital image by The Greeting Farm, looks as if she is ready to have fun in the sun as well. I altered her by adding two afro puffs.

When adding puffs or coloring any hairstyle...I approach them as shapes. The shapes within the shapes create the texture. I view afro puffs as circles. So they are very simple to add to or alter an image with.


Take a peek at the video below to see my process.






If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog, The Daily Marker for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group

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10 April 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 3-APRIL 2020


DAY 3 

I loooooove how an afro looks on SOHO by Kenny K Stamps! She reminds me of Pam Grier as Foxy Brown. I hope you are enjoying the coloring challenge hosted by Kathy over at The Daily Marker.  Coloring is a safe and relaxing way to stay indoors during this time!  



AsI mentioned in a previous post, I enjoy altering my stamps to for various reasons. To make images reflect my family, friends, co-workers and neighbors is one. But. also to find other ways to add life and creativity to images. 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group

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09 April 2020

HOW TO ADD AN AFRO TO AN IMAGE


Day 2
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Hola everyone! Hope Day 2 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge finds you safe and healthy! I find comfort in coloring and comedies. I try not to watch or listen to the news. 

Today I added an afro to the image in the Quarantine Life Digital Set. I love how a hairstyle or hair color can change an entire look of an image. I also love I can alter an image to reflect my friends, family, neighbors and community. 

I am enjoying the awesome digital stamps The Greeting Farm has added to their shop. I am coloring them and creating cards to hand out to essentials workers. 

I was finally able to record how I add an afro to a stamped/digital image. It took several tries as my grandchildren continued to enter my craft room to ask questions. LOL!!! 

After recording, my 3 year old granddaughter looked at the images...not yet finished and yelled with excitement that they were her and her brother! Her excitement filled my heart with joy! 

Take a peek at my tutorial and let me know what you think. If you give it a adding an afro a try...please tag me on Instagram or FaceBook so I may see your work! 


Thanks for taking a peek! 











19 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY DAY 19





DAY 19
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A few of you reached out to me on Instagram and asked how I created the Shirley Temple curls on Day 18's post. I used the little girl from My Favorite Things* Secret Santa Set to demonstrate. 




First, I sketched out the "curls" using cone shapes over the existing hairstyle with a pencil. Then I traced over the sketch with a Copic Multiliner pen. I then erased the pencil. Continuing with the multiliner pen, I added lines over the area where I will place shadow. I then colored as usual using C2, C4, C6, C8 and C10. You can see my sketch has ribbons. After, I colored her hair, I decided not to add them. 

I hope this was somewhat helpful. Give it a try. 

If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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18 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 18




DAY 18

Today I am sharing a Work In Progress (WIP). I have been having fun sharing my afros, but I wanted to alter this cute The Greeting Farm Laundry stamp with another hairstyle as well. I gave Shirley Temple curls a try. I am not 100% happy with the turn out but that is what this challenge is about---challenging yourself. I will change the hair covering her forehead. I will give it try again with curls or a bang. 

I do like how the afro turned out. I used the dot method and all of the "squiggles" and curls came from the Copic multiliner. 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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17 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 17




DAY 17


Decided to add an afro to this adorable unicorn from the Pink and Main Magical Unicorn Stamp Set. Adorning her main with curls was actually a bit easier than trying to blend rainbow colors. I looooooooove how she tuned out and will definitely try this again in different colors! 



If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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16 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 16



DAY 16
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Social distancing is not hard for me as I am a homebody. I enjoy hanging out with family at home or playing in my craft room. The scary part of this all, is the ugliness it brings out of some people over the fear of the lack of toilet paper or Ramen Noodles. 

I am saddened for the millions of children that go without free meals provided by schools. They will miss a smile or hug given by a friend or teacher that they will not receive at home. Or the elderly and shut in that are unable to get the care and essentials they need. 

I will make sure to check in on my friends and neighbors. And will look forward to the day when this is all over. Hopefully by Christmas. 

I added an afro and puffs to these sweet images by My Favorite Things* Aren't they sweet?!? 

If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group



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14 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 14- AFROS & MORE BY Kathy Racoosin



Colored by: Kathy Racoosin
Image by Jammie Clark

I am not going to post an altered image today as I would rather share another post. Our 30 Day Coloring Challenge hostess Kathy Racoosin, addressed the ignorant comment I recently received about coloring afros on her blog today: Day 14: AFROS AND MORE

When you have a chance, please read her post! Thanks for your positive comments of love and support! Remember, be kind to unkind people because they need it the most. And if you cannot be kind.....be quiet. 
  

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13 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 13



DAY 13

When I attempted to alter Cheeky Nurse by The Greeting Farm, I did not like the end result. Her afro looked like a big fuzzy helmut. So, I followed the outline already in place and came up with a cute hair-do! 

Remember to always leave enough white space when creating your afro! 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


Thank for taking a peek! 

12 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 12




DAY 12 

Altered the cute Perfect Angel by The Greeting Fam Stamps. Turned her already cute hairstyle into an afro! No matter hairstyle she has, I love her little lips! 

I hope you are enjoying my afros as much as I am creating them! 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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11 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 11



DAY 11


Altered cute Amaada by Ink Road Stamps. This was simple as well.  Only had to turn her bun into an afro puff remembering to leave enough white space. 

Please keep your awesome afros and afro puffs going! I love seeing your posts on IG and FaceBook! 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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10 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 10



DAY 10

Good day! Altered cute MAX by The Greeting Farm. You guessed it. Turned his hairstyle into an afro. This image reminded me of my son at a younger age. Especially when he was into he various video games. I also began a larger afro that I will complete on a later date. 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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09 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 9




DAY 9 

Alter this sweet rubber stamp from The Greeting Farm: Dee Dee. Though she already had a cute curly hairstyle, I still challenged myself to turn it into an afro! 

Are you following along with the challenge? 

A few of you have reached out to me on IG for an afro tutorial. I am working on one. Hopefully it will be up soon! 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group



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08 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 8



DAY 8

Altered more sweet images from Mama Elephant: In My Heart Stamp Set.  I removed the pony tails from the little girl and gave them both afros. 

Aren't these cute? They are super easy to alter! Hope you will give it a try! 


If you want to play along in the challenge, check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group






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07 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 7**AFROS FOR ALL



DAY 7 


Happy Saturday everyone! Yep....continuing with the afros! Today I altered these awesome images from the Tiny Heroes Stamp Set by Mama Elephant. I chose them because a few of our fellow colorists are not pleased that I am taking creative license with various images. So, my little afro wearing super heroes are here to kick some butt!

I love coloring and always enjoy participating in Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenges. Coloring relaxes me. Soothes me. Fulfills me. Represents me.

Being part of the coloring community I am able to learn from and share ideas with others who love pencils, markers, paints, inks and other mediums as much as I do.

When I purchase a stamp, I think of the various ways I can color and/or alter it to reflect me and my world. So, it was a bit disturbing to receive a message stating that MOST “crafters tend to solely color Caucasian skin and Caucasians do not sport afros!” Well, er uhhhh…I am not most crafters. And surprise... I am not Caucasian. I tend to color the world around me: which includes my immediate and extended family, friends and neighbors. Now this may be upsetting to some, but all of those groups include different races and nationalities.

I may be wrong, but stamp companies want artists to enjoy their products and to be as creative as our little hearts desire. Add a hairstyle, zebra print, sunglasses or shoes to your images. Go crazy! I will continue to alter my stamps. And have fun doing it.

Our coloring community is an awesome and supportive one. It doesn’t matter if you are black, white, young, old, male or female. (Yes…dudes craft too!) In our community….we color with kindness!😍


If you want to NICELY play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group



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06 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 6


DAY 6
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This sweet image from an older HAVE HOPE stamp set by
My Favorite Things received an afro from me! What do you think?!?

I have been tagged by a few colorists on Instagram as they are altering their images with afore as well! Soooo fun to look at! 



If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group



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04 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 4



DAY 4
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Today I put an afro on an old My Favorite Things* Wish You Were Here Stamp Set. I love that their images are so easy to alter....almost like playing with the Colorform sets I had as a child.   

I was excited that Simon Says Stamp reposted my DAY 3 on Instagram as a Tuesday Tip! 



If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group



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03 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 3



DAY 3 

Added an afro to this sweet image from the Fairy Power Stamp Set by Sheena Douglass. 

I am having such a great time with altering hairstyles. I initially learned to color curly hair a few year ago by watching my crafty coloring sister Cynthia's YouTube Video. You can take a peek at it here...





Over the years I learned other techniques from Kathy over at The Daily Marker and from attending two of Jennifer Dove's Copic Boot Camps.

What I love about our coloring community is that we can be inspired by and learn from each other! 

If you alter a stamp....tag me so I can see! 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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02 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 2



DAY 2 
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Added afro puffs to these sweet girls in the You're My Person Stamp Set by My Favorite Things. I also paper pieced their little outfits. 

These cuties remind me of my granddaughters. Loooove them! 

Hope you are playing along and having a great time! 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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01 March 2020

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY 1




Day 1
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I am soooooooo excited for another challenge hosted by Kathy over at The Daily Marker for her 15th-30 day Coloring Challenge! I think I came in around #2 or 3 and I have been playing along as much as I can since then!!!! 

This time around I wanted to challenge my self more with coloring hair. Different styles, textures and colors. Today I added an afro to the teacher image from the Lessons in Love Stamp Set by My Favorite Things

I enjoy altering my stamps to for various reasons. To make images reflect my family, friends, co-workers and neighbors is one. But. also to find other ways to add life and creativity to images. 

My daughter is a founder of Bloom Academy Charter School in Houston, Texas. Though she does not have an afro....she has curly hair and a beautiful skin tone. 100% of her students identify as black or hispanic. I hope one of my daughter's student's can see herself in this image and imagine herself as a teacher, principal, director or founder of a school as well. 


If you want to play along in the challenge check out Kathy's blog for all details. Be sure to use #thedailymarker30day on Instagram or you can join the FaceBook Group


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13 February 2020

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01 January 2020

SEASONS GIVING BLOG HOP 2020



Happy New Year and welcome to the Seasons Giving Blog Hop! 

I am starting 2020 off right as this is my first year participating in this AWESOME hop hosted by the AMAZING Latisha YoastI am happy and honored to be a part of it because the Seasons Giving Blog Hop is all about you: the readers and supporters of
 our creative and crafty community! 

I truly appreciate that so many of you have come along with me on my crafty journey. I started with scrapbooking in 2008, but then fell in love with Copic Markers a few years later. I like that I can use the markers to add different skin tones, fashion statements and hairstyles to stamped and digital images. Many of you noted the various times I have taken creative license and added an Afro on images....









Our community is diverse and kind! That is what I love about it! Through social media, crops, challenges, Copic Boot Camp, Creativation and various conventions, I have met and continue to meet wonderful, talented men and women! 

The Seasons Giving Blog is to let you know how much we appreciate you all-by giving back! Each blog along the hop will have a prize! So be sure to leave a comment. The participating blogs are listed at the end of this post. 

UPDATE: 1.7.2020: GIVEAWAY CLOSED!
UPDATE: 1.8.2020 WINNER!!!!


Thank you all so much for your sweet comment that you left during the hop! Though I did  not reply to all, I honestly read each and every one! Purple and blue seem to be a fave for various sentimental reasons. I appreciate that a few of you states you will attempt to place an afro or two on your images in the future! Thanks again for hopping along! Have a HAPPY & CRAFTY 2020! 

Congratulations to: 
KEIREN DUNFEE



I am giving away a Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamping Platform along with...
Oh! Gnome Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn
Winter Hugs Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp 
Papillion Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Set by Stampers Anonymous
all in a Ranger Ink 90th Anniversary bag!!!! 

To be entered to win... All you have to do is......


...leave a comment letting me know what color makes you smile and why. Orange is my favorite color! (You may have even seen pictures of my hair dyed orange!) When I wear orange it always makes me smile! I feel orange is a reflection of my personality: bright and bubbly!  

Leave your comment by 11:59pm EST on January 6, 2020 and I will announce the winner's name here on my blog on January 8th! 
The winner will have 2 days to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn.  

**The drawing is open to US & International***

Thanks again for all of your support! 

Next stop on the hop is: 


ENJOY THE HOP

THANKS FOR TAKING A PEEK!!!!





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