Saturday, February 28, 2009
Here is #1 card using Prismas and the sentiment stamp from Hampton Arts. I also used the Cuttlebug circles folder for the BG. The ribbon and pearls are from Michaels. I heated the sheer ribbon with the heat gun to make it shrivel...love that effect.
Friday, February 27, 2009
here is the card. I had so much fun preparing this card. This is my New Sarah Kay stamp from Stampavie. This is my first Stampavie stamp and I am really impressed with them. It makes a great image.
I colored this image using my Prismacolored Markers, Pencils and of course my Inkessential White pen. I used my curved rectangle nestibility and ribbon I purchased at Michaels. The DP is from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies stack.
Love this stamp...really looks like Spring even though its snowing outside...yuck.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
To add a little stability to the front cover I added the two strips of the background paper and some butterflies. I repeated the use of the Martha Stewart punch on the sides of the inside image.The butterfly is actually a moth stamp from Stamp Zia. These stamps or made of deeply etched green rubber and make a beautifully detailed image. I stamped it using versamark and gold detail embossing powder. Since the rubber is unmounted I put two layers of craft foam under my paper when stamping to get the perfect stamped image. I used Twinkling H20s to paint this image and I am very pleased with it. I actually only used 3 different paints a Petal Pink, Garnet and Autumn Butternut. I love the way you can get so many different colors using only a few colors.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I wanted to show how I had used the sketch to create a different opening. I used a closure from my hodgepodge kid from SU to keep it closed. I also used some pearls on the corners of the front flap for embellishment.
I colored this wonderful Magnolia image using my PS colored markers and added some highlights with the Inkessential white pen and my colored pencils. I used my markers to create a light blue haze around the image.
On the inside I used this sentiment from Stampendous to maintain the sketch. The flower is from Prisma with a large SU brad.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
This one is for Becky who is going on a Spring Vacation to warm weather this Tuesday. She loves elegant cards so I used my new Ovals from Alota stamps. They are designed to work with the Oval Nestibilities. I colored this gold embossed image with my Prismacolored Markers.
I added the bird from the Inkadinado Birds Galore stamp set. It is such an elegant bird and works perfectly in the oval. I attached sheer ribbon from Micheals and used the small Zots to attach the ends of the ribbon.
I used the sentiment from the Ovals set for the Forget Me Not and the rectangle stamper for the while on vacation. I love this stamper set from JustRite. So much versatility. This final photo of this card shows how I embossed all edges with the gold embossing power. I love how it glistens.
This is the card I made for Tracy. She has a kitten that she just adores so I used the Cart Full of Treats stamp set from Alota Rubber stamps. She is one of the funniest people I know...she tells a mean joke. I wanted her card to be more joyful so I used her favorite color Pink and added a soft yellow to go with it. I embossed the wagon with brown sepia and clear embossing powder and the cats were embossed using black detail powder.I used my markers to color and I must say those cats were hard to do. I had to repeat this little image 3 times before it worked. I had embossed it first to match the wagon but it look horrible, then I tried gold and finally the black. I used the circle and scalloped circle nestibility to layer the image. The background layer is embossed with my new circles folder (I think that is what it is called).
Friday, February 20, 2009
- dress panels alternated with peach and blush pink. The center bodice is done in the peach and the sleeves are blush pink
- wings are done with cream at the bottom and goldenrod on the tips. I used some bronze at the base of the wings
- the buds of the flowers are deco yellow and yellow ochre, the leaves are chartreuse.
- hair was done with sienna brown and light tan.
I used versamark and gold detail embossing powder on the image . I used French Grey all around the image and cut it out with scissor and knife. I used dimensionals to raise the image on the circles. I created the circle medallion using the largest round nestibility in olive green and the scalloped circle in a scrap out of the Poesy of Florals from DCWV. I added another olive green scalloped circle beside the DP. The sentiment Once Upon a Time is from Hampton Art and leaves the card open for birthdays, anniversaries or even get well cards. I used the 1/4 inch punch from SU to trim the card with sections of the DP I used.
I`m having a great day playing so maybe there will be another post later on today.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
- I painted the complete dress with Key Line and then added depth with Sweet Alfalfa. To create a final contrast I used Autumn Butternut in select spots.
- The bow is done with Rose Petal and Garnet.
- The berries were done with Ginger Peach and the leaves were done with Sweet Alfalfa.
- The flesh tone was created using Golden Sand and a touch of Rose Petal.
Using Twinkling H20s allows so many shades by the amount of water used.
To balance the top left corner I added a dragon fly brad in copper. The ribbon I used is from Micheals $ bin.
Well this certainly has been a long post with loads of photos. I hope you are still awake. Guess it is time to start creating a cleaner house so hopefully I will be back later with my next post.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
- orange for Tiger with yellow orchre for the face
- spanish orange and crimson red for the bear
- donkey is done in imperial violet and violet blue and light peach
- the mouse is done in pink and blush pink
I used the rectangle and scalloped rectangle to cut the image out and the first layer. The heart is raised with dimensions for a little punch. I used this cuttlebug die for the ribbon slide and used letters from the cat stack. The ribbon is from Micheals. I doodle around the edges in a light blue gel pen.
I used letters again to print out Derek and wrote a little note to get better. It really is nice to be able to do something like this for a family. I hope it helps the family`s recovery.
My back and side are slowly recovering and my ego is coming back as well. Still not able to drive so everybody else is finishing the shopping. I hate doing it so this works out great for me. Off to do a little blog visiting. Talk later.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
- Old Olive
- Nearly Navy
- Chocolate Chip
- Bashful Blue and you were allowed to use flesh color on the image.
Well here is what I came up with and I only used the correct colors.When you look at the image closely it does not appear to be the colors, what I did was to use a waterpen and the ink pads. I colored the shirt bashful blue and added depth is the nearly navy. I did the color first in old olive and then in nearly navy. The problem was that I did not use watercolor paper. I used Whisper White and it soaked in without spreading. I decided to keep going and this is how it ended. I plan on doing the image on water color paper and switching the images if it looks better; at least it will be fun to compare.
I did something stupid again today....I fell again. This time it was inside the house and I hit my desk on the way down. I am bruised and sore again. I am beginning to think that falling is becoming a habit. Maybe I am reverting back to childhood and learning how to walk will next.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
- lilac as the main flower color
- added depth with violet
- highlighted with deco pink
- leaves are light and dark olive
To keep the gold theme going I edged all the sides with versamark and then dipped them in gold embossing powder. Since I had used the curvy rectangle nestibility to cut out both the image and the first DP panel, the embossing was very attractive.
The papers I used are from Creative Memories and DCVW. I made the back panels slightly off center to add to the design. On the bottom I used a ribbon slide tag from Cuttlebug and ran white sheer creations ribbon from Micheals through it. I used the dotted Swizz embossing folder to add dimension to the tag.
On the inside I used a lighter Lilac paper to create the base and added dies cut with the CB as trim. The center panel is label one from Nestibilites. I used the gold Archival stamp pad on all edges. I love the dies from CB. I ran them through my sticker machine to attach them.
The boys and DH have gone to the semi finals in the local hockey tournament and if they win I am going to go to my first hockey game of the year. I haven`t gone to a game since I had back surgery but since this is the boys final year, I would really love to see this game. Hope they win.
Talk later. Don`t forget to smile at a stranger today to make someone`s day better.