Barry with Tree & Cups of Joy

Hello, all! Here are a couple of cards that I made using some super cute images from Purple Onion Designs.

I used Barry with Tree illustrated by Stephanie Ackerman for my first card. Isn't Barry adorable? =)

Barry is stamped on a piece of PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock that has been trimmed to size then colored with Copic markers.

The patterned paper is from Holly Jolly Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park.

My second card is made with the lovely Cups of Joy illustrated by Heidi Grace. I love Heidi's whimsical designs!

The image is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils. I then used a water brush to blend the colors together. I am not sure about the "frame." I was trying to create a warm feel to it, but I think I failed... =) I used a grey one to add some shadow to the edges of the image. I know, I need more practice! The set of watercolor pencils is my new toy and there are definitely rooms for improvement! =)

The sentiment is from Holiday Greetings set also from Heidi's collection. You have to check out those super cute images by her! =)

That's all from me. For more inspirations using images from Purple Onion Designs, please visit Purple Onion Designs Blog.

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

for the "Barry with Tree" card:
cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamp: Purple Onion Designs
patterned paper: Echo Park
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
accents; (red, green, yellow buttons) Papertrey Ink
tools: (Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers
other: (foam squares) Recollections
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, R11
hair: E79, E77, E74, E71
outfit: R39, R37, R35, R32, Y26, Y21, Y11, YG17, YG25, YG03
tree: YG67, YG17, YG03, E59, E57, E55, Y26, Y21, Y11, R39, R37, R35, R32
sign: E59, E57, E55, Y26, Y21, Y11
ground: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

for the "Cups of Joy" card:
cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink
Other paper: (cream watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
coloring medium: Derwent Watercolor Pencil
other: (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"


Alice they are both adorable!!
I do love the cups, I'm excited to see your colouring with pencils.
Love, Mel. xxx
itsallrosi said…
these are fantastic! love those stacked cups!
Beate said…
Alice, I love, love, LOVE your Barry card. The small strip of patterned paper with the three buttons on top, genius!!!! Of course your coloring rocks, no matter what medium you use.
Hugs and smiles
~amy~ said…
such fun cards the stacked cups!
Karen B. said…
Too cute! The coloring is amazing, of course!
Jodi Collins said…
These are, of course, SO adorable ALice!!! LOVE the layout with the buttons!!
Lin said…
Love those cups! Looks like they'd make an easy card when you're in a hurry!
Lin said…
....and I LOVE your watercoloring!
Stamping Cafe said…
Super adorable cards, Alice! These images are so sweet, I love those cups, and you watercoloring is wonderful... you can definitely color with anything! Love your cards and you, my friend! Lots of hugs!
donna mikasa said…
Looove your Barry card! The bright colors are so cheery and Christmasy! And the Cups of Joy is my fave HG stamp--great watercoloring effect! Hope you're keeping warm! Hugs!
Tiffany Ervin said…
He is just the sweetest little elf! Love both of your colorful cards today!
Hanneke said…
Great cards, those images are really sweet! I love those cups with the sentiment. Hugs, Hanneke
Jennie said…
Holy smokes Alice!
These are amazing! How adorable is that little tree man! Awwwwww

Hope you are well xxx
Emily Leiphart said…
Sooo gorgeous, Alice! I love seeing what you make and your colouring makes me so happy. I just love the clean layout on that first card and the amazing texture on the second. Also, I love seeing your work everywhere in PC!!
Clare said…
Awww, Barry IS adorable! The coloring is sooo fab (I hope you don't get tired of reading this, because I can't help but say it every time I see your colored images!!)
And wow, that second card is sooooo cozy looking - I love the inking on the border!!
Monika/Buzsy said…
Oh, so pretty Alice. Both cards! Your coloring amazes me every time I see your projects. Love the buttons on the first one. :o)
Amy Johnson said…
Such cute cards! Your coloring is exquisite! Love how you shaded the ground below the figure, and how you put the images in the corners.
Sandy said…
I love both of these cards but especially the first one - sometimes clean and simple are the very best and you have proved that! Spectacular!!
Merry Christmas
Elizabeth Allan said…
Alice these are wonderful. Be careful - watercoloring is addictive!!
BabyBokChoy said…
Barry is totally adorable so are the stacked cups :)
Sparkplug17 said…
These are just adorable!
Courtney K said…
such cute cards Alice!
yyam said…
Oh my! These are adorable Alice! Love the white space on the first one and the buttons at the side. Brilliant design! :)
alexandra s.m. said…
Hi Alice!

Great cards, marvelous coloring and design with that negative space!!

Thank You~
Merry said…
Oh so the candy stripe up the side. Finally have a chance to catch up on my favourite blogs. :-)
Virginia L. said…
Wow! That candy cane border treatment is GORGEOUS with the image! I also love the warm tone on the 2nd card! Love them both!

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