Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
I loved the colors and the layout which was from Beate Friday Sketch Challenge. I love her mini cards and decided to do one also. The card is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2. I am so in love with square cards right now and this helps me to save on paper. I had this old Magenta image which I have not used in a long time and I thought it would go really well with this size of card. I kept my layers to a minimum. The image is not matted because I felt that it could stand on its own and I didn't want anything detracting from it. My CS colors are Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, Basic Grey DP and water color paper. The N of Navy was sprayed with something called MoonMist in the color Land Lubber. It is basically Pearl Ex with walnut ink. I wanted to bring to mind the shimmer on a beetles back. The Image itself is water colored with re-inkers, and I painted over the wings with twinkling H2O. I went over the dots in the image with yellow and blue stickles and finished with 3 gold brads. Ink colors used were Ruby Red, Real Red, Cranberry, Black, Cool Caribbean, TTurquoise, Marigold, Rust, and N of Navy. I kinda went a bit ape with the shimmer, but at least I had fun doing it!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
My second card is one of those mini tri-fold cards that I have been promising myself that I would make for a dog's age. The stamp used is Lockhart, the watercolor paper is Arturo Soft-White. The image was colored in with markers, water colored and then I went over the blue portions with a clear Glaze Pen. The ribbon is May Art from a swap with Texas Jodie Lynn. The paper is a bazill and the DP is unknown. I have a tendency to pick up random pieces of DP paper whenever it catches my eye. Finally, although you can't see it, the inside has a white mat for the message, and a small apple stamped and colored in the inside.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my posting for today. If I have enough interest, I may decide to post a tutorial on how I water color with markers, but for now I have a full plate.
Monday, May 21, 2007
This first card uses The Faux wood technique which I absolutely love. I think I will be doing it regularly with farm animals. The whole card to me feels like the French countryside. It is rustic and warm. The CS used is Night of Navy, Confetti Cream, Very Vanilla, and a speckled blue which matches the Navy perfectly. The DP is Daisy D's Provence collection. I colored the chicken first on watercolor paper with Markers, then water colored it. I added Sakura Stardust pen to the wings, tail and crest. I then stamped the image unto the Vanilla, aged the paper with sponge and Caramel and Cocoa, and stamped the Weathered stamp in Cocoa. This was matted on Navy and then mounted on the matted Daisy paper ( which was also distressed). Ribbon was attached to the corner with gold brads, and this was then mounted on my final mats of the wood and Cream. May art ribbon runs across the card. I finished by adding Sakura Stardust to the nails of my wood.
This second card is cased from one I saw on Splitcoast http://http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/413590?cat=4633 I kept the feel of the card and the colors, but did my own coloring on the chicken and tweaked a bit.The CS colors are Real Red, Basic Black and So Saffron. The ribbon is SU black Gingham, Ink is Black and white craft, Stamp set is all Best of Cluck, and the chicken is colored with SU markers and water colored. Well I hope you enjoyed today's posts, I hope once again to be stamping into the wee hours of the morning. Now if I can just find the miracle cure for morning zombyisme!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
The second card is again a Lockhart image. But I also used Print Pattern BG and Dots & Daisy BG and Fancy Flexible Phrases 'Hugs'. The CS is Old Olive, Artichoke and Vanilla which was sponged with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa and the Background stamped in Old Olive. The image was colored in with greens, Caramel and Yellows then water colored and lined with Sakura Stardust. Faux stitching was placed on the mat, little paper Quickutz buckles were placed on the True Thyme and May Art ribbon.
I hope that you have enjoyed looking at these as much as I have enjoyed making them.
These cards are for my July stamp class. I just love this set, and working with it makes me hungry lol.
This first card uses Bashful Blue, Rose Red, and Whisper White. The stamps are Sweet Treats, Print Pattern and a greeting of unknown origin. The white CS was placed in a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the embellishments are Quickutz. The image was colored in with Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa and Bashful Blue markers, the technique is watercolor. One of my favorite methods of coloring is water coloring with markers. The results are often rich and vibrant.
The second card uses Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla CS. The Celery was embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folders. The greeting is Fancy Flexible Phrases punched out with the SU tab punch. The cake was stamped twice on water color paper. Both images were marker water colored, and then one was cut out in pieces and layered using pop up dots, and glue dots. The bottom was cut with Create-a-Cut. The ribbon is SU Organdy, and gold cord.
My third card is one that I cased. The original is here www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/507186?cat=844
When I saw this card, I just had to make one for myself. I changed a few elements of the background, as well as the greeting. The colors are all the same. Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel Real Red, and Close to Cocoa.
My final card is once again using Sweet Treats. The other stamp sets are Petals and Paisley for the background and Blooming with Happiness for the greeting. Random circles of the background were filled in with Signo white gel pen. The image was once again stamped on water color paper and colored in with coordinating markers. CS colors are Almost Amethyst, Rose Red and Certainly Celery. I am absolutely adoring this color combination. The only other thing I did was add Caramel sponging and a bit of doodling.
Well I hope people don't think that I am going post crazy, but I just find this to be so much fun. First I couldn't get myself to learn how to upload images and post, and now I can't stop. Mildly addictive I must say --probably won't last to same degree. I so much enjoy looking at everyone Else's blogs and Splitcoast uploads, and I hope you enjoy mine too.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The frog is from Unfrogettable, and the dress is a Lockhart image of a Rosebud dress. I colored the dress image with markers and water colored it, then cut it apart to make my Froggy couture. The dress colors are regal rose, rose red, and Sakura stardust pen to outline. I had a lot of fun with this and am thinking of doing a whole line of Froggy Couture lol. The frog was stamped on shimmer card stock and colored in with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The paper is old olive, choc. chip and an unknown DP. I finished off with 3 gold brads, and some sponged clouds around the skyline.
This second card was inspired by one that I saw on Inkastamp a while ago. It uses pretty in pink, celery, apricot, choc. chip and SU DP. Stamp sets are Carte Postal, much Appreciated, and a Lockhart cupcake stack. Ink colors are Choc.Chip, white craft, apricot, rose red, amethyst, caramel and regal rose. The image was water colored and then Art Institute glitter was applied in Juicy Fruit, Bonnie Blue, and Magnolia. I finished off with Organdy ribbon.
Finally my last card for the uses the Shore Thing stamp set. CS colors are caramel,caribbean, and whisper white. Stamps are Shore Thing and Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I sponged a series of clouds in the sky, Made waves with the cuttlebug embossing folder and added dimensions with stickles and applique to mimic the sea foam. The images were all stamped on watercolor paper and colored in using markers in a watercolor technique ( my favorite method of coloring). Lastly stickles were applied to some of the critters, and Sakura Stardust pen to others as well as to the sand on the main card. Hope you enjoyed, and will come to see what I'm up to Tomorrow.
This card that I have made to kick off my blog is made with the bunny hugs stamp set. I simply punched out squares in different colors and layered my Lockhart radish image on the top of each. The radishes are on watercolor paper, and I used waterbased SU markers and Tombow markers to watercolor the images in. The rabbit is also water colored with markers on watercolor paper, and his ears are then lined with Sakura stardust pen, and his tail is filled in with Ultra Fine Art Institute glitter. The background paper is from the celery pallet of prints, and the ovals are punched out with the word cheers (Fancy Flexible Phrases) The ribbon is May Art held with a gold brad. Hope you enjoy my first uploaded card!