Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Easel and Criss Card featuring a Mirror as a Small Pond

Hello friends!!  I created this card with 110 lb cardstock as the base to make the card super sturdy, then added the pattern paper, and embellishments.  I colored the gorgeous Sherri Baldy stamp with my copic markers.  You can purchase the stamp here.  This card also features 2 pullouts for your special sentiments.  Hope you guys like it!!  Have a great day!!

If you look closely you can see the reflection of the gorgeous stamp in the mirror.  If looks like a small pond surrounded by beautiful flowers.

Here's another angle.

The gorgeous stamp.

And the final product.  

The following copics where used:
Hair:  E42, E43, E44
Skin:  E000, E00, E33
Dress:  Blues:   B000, B00, B02,   Pinks:  RV000, RV10, RV13
Ice Cream:  Blues:  B000, B00, B02,  Pinks:  RV000, RV10, RV13  Greens:  YG03, YG06
Grass:  YG03, YG06, YG09
Outline:  B000, B00

If you have any questions, please ask!  

Monday, May 25, 2015


Happy Monday Everyone...Creative Team Member Deirdre here on this Memorial Day Monday sharing my project using Kraft Cardstock.  This cutie pie can be found in the shop by clicking here.  I think one of the most amazing things about Sherri's images is the versatility and how easily you can change the look by what colors you choose

Using Kraft paper is one of the easiest ways I believe to achieve brown complexion.  Kraft paper is really porous so you need very little ink and a soft hand so that the marker does not stay on the paper too long and cause the color to bleed outside of the lines

This is a fun technique called "fade to white" or in the case "fade to Kraft". You saturate your area with the Colorless Blender then you flick on your color.  I did not go all the way down to the end of the dress, but I did go over the edges to soften them up a bit with the Colorless Blender

The jewels were a must for me, which I adhered with Glossy accents

 When you first put down your color, you will not see the full depth until it is dry, so don't be alarmed if it is a little muddy or very little color, trust me it's there

Hoping that you have a fantastic day and that you enjoyed this project.  Click here to purchase this beauty...Until next time thanks for stopping by the blog

Deirdre Smith, Glittered Roses

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Coloring and Creating

Welcome my coloring and crafty friends to Sherrie Baldy Art Blog. 

I am excited to share another one of my cards with you! 
What fun I had coloring and making this card. You can find the My Bestie image HERE.

I picked out some Spring time paper from Doodlebug. I must admit, sometime when grabbing colors I forget the importance of picking paper first. When I don't do this step first it slows me down. 

The image is "fussy cut" and backed with puff tape to give it a 3D feel. I also added yellow glitter to her bow, shoes and flowers to make them pop! The grass was a creation of my labor... I used the "flicking" technique to create the Illusion of her sitting. 
Learning to ground your images can be challenging but fun. 

Copic colors used
Skin: E21/11/13
Cheeks: E04
Pink: RV00/21/23/25
Green shirt: YG17/25/21
Yellow: Y18/15/11
Yellow glitter: Zazz/Honeycomb 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pleats and shading

Hi everyone!  I'm Beth and I am a the newest member of Sherri's Creative Team. I am humbled and grateful to be a part of this group. That being said I am a total newbie to all this blogging and posting. I just started my own blog. Oh shoot, I just started really using Facebook in January so I many need a little grace.

Deirdre's post a couple of weeks ago was on shading so I thought I would continue with that subject. I chose this Bestie because she is adorable, and her dress really intrigued me. You can find this sweet image at Sherri's Etsy site, just click.

With this image I went light to dark with my Copic markers. I also stay in the same color families.
I have included all of the colors I used except what I used on the the ice cream. How the markers are laying is the order in which they were used.

I must say it took me a few times to decide how to handle the pleats. Go ahead and play a bit, it's just paper. Don't worry, these sweet girls won't get thrown away, I will keep them to practice hair or skin.

After I decided how I wanted to handle the pleats and what angle I wanted the light to hit the image, I continued to get darker with the colors. I was taught to look for places to add depth. Depth adds the dimension I enjoy trying to achieve. Trying.... and trying again. Sometimes I add so much ink, it bleeds through the paper! I can use a lot of ink some days.

Her hair was so fun.

I created a card with this cutie. The Stamps I used are from Stampin' Up.

I hope there was something you found helpful even if it was just color combinations you ended up liking. Please feel free to share your thoughts. I'm new at this and suggestions are helpful.

Please check out my new blog Please remember it is brand new.

You can find this Bestie at Sherri's Etsy site, just click.

Until next Time,



Hello and welcome to the Creative Blog for Sherri Baldy.  Today's tutorial is all about shadows.  Coloring with Copic Markers for me is about the details, the little things that make an image stand out when you create your projects.


Starting with the darkest color of my set for shadows I randomly colored close to the image


Using my second color I went over the image and extended the color out and added random dots, this also gives texture and depth the to color

B000; B0000

Using both of these colors back to back I lightly went over the previous colors to blend and then I extended the color out and added more dots, repeating the process with the second color

B02; B01; B000; B0000

Using all 4 colors I did touch ups and added color where I thought needed more.  Even without coloring the image you can see how the shadows make the image appear to pop off the page.  Blue tones are my favorite to use with this technique, but you can use any color combination...To purchase this image click here

Thank you for stopping by the blog today

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sharon Sims

Hello Friends!!  Sharon here, and I would like to introduce myself.  I work with my husband in a family owned body shop business.  I also rescue cats/kittens that I have came across my path in life.

Now let's get down to business!  I was invited by Sherri to join this team of amazingly talented women.  I am super excited to share my first project with you guys.  This card was constructed with 110 lb card stock for the base.  Next I layered a couple of sheets of pattern paper.  I then added a cupcake wrapper across the top of the card, beautiful lace and flower trims, flowers, frontage embossing powder, a small sentiment, bows, a sweet charm, heart bling, beads, and of course the gorgeous My Bestie!! Here she is!  If you would like to purchase this digital stamp please click here.

Hope you guys like my project!!  I also have a YouTube Channel.  If you are interested in watching video's that I create please click here.  Have a great day!!

The following copic markers were used to color My Bestie stamp:
Skin:  E13, E00, E000
Skirt:  C3, C1, C00
Shirt:  RV10, RV000
Angel Wings:  C3, C1, C00
Hair:  E15, YR23, YR21
Eyes:  B00, B000
Outline: RV10, RV000

Monday, May 11, 2015


It's a good day to be a Besties fan, today is Monday and I have an easy project tutorial that you can use when it comes to shading clothing.  For my project I have used this Big Eyed Big Head Doll img581 which can be purchased from the shop by clicking here

There are so many direction you can go when it comes to card making and using the Besties.  I incorporated an embossing folder to add texture to the card front and used a folder that went along with the head band

When I was looking for the perfect sentiment to go with this card I went to my stash and found this retired stamp from A Muse Artstamps, I do have to say the look on this dolls face and the way she is holding the heart just reminded me of a big box of chocolate

For this image I wanted to give some shadows so that the skirt would not be so flat.  Using my Copic Markers C00, C3, C5 I started with and colored the entire skirt with C00.  Next I decided where I wanted the deepest shadow, which in this case was on the fold of each layer (or the lines in the skirt) .  Following the line pattern lengthwise, I laid down my deepest color C5 and made a thick line.  Using C3 I repeated the previous step only overlapping the edge of C5 in order to blend and soften the color just a bit.  If you work fairly quick the ink will still be wet and you won't have to work so hard at blending.  Wanting to add more depth in spots I took my C5 and flicked in more color at the waist and at the bow and when I was happy I went of over the whole skirt lightly with C00 to blend all colors.

For me this is a quick and easy way to add depth when the skirt itself has shape but no print

I hope that you find this Monday tip for coloring your Besties helpful and if you want to purchase this image, click the link and you will be taken directly to the shop

Thank you so much for stopping by Sherri's Creative Team Blog


Deirdre Smith, Glittered Roses