Thursday, June 28, 2007
Yes, this is a total and complete case!!!!! Debbie Olson from Thinking Inking did the tutorial on Copic Marker coloring, and I wanted to learn how to use them. The original link is http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/06/strawberries-an.html. In my opinion, the best way to learn is to follow exactly the technique before venturing out on your own. Now, I know my next comment will probably ruffle some feathers, but I want to address an issue of stamp snobbery going around! I have been asked by people in the past if they have permission to use an idea, or case a card that I have done. My answer is this: If I post it to share with people, then I want them to take my ideas and run with it. I did not invent most of these ideas! Someone, Somewhere has done the same thing! The whole point of sharing our cards is to give other people ideas so that they can grow as stampers. If they want to case, then as long as credit is given where credit is due, then by all means it is the sincerest form of flattery! As a general rule of thumb, I don't post on Splitcoast a complete case because it should be for the original maker to do. But if elements have been changed, then as far as I'm concerned go ahead and post ,marking down your INSPIRATION ( because at that point that is all it is ! You can't claim ownership to a layout or color scheme!). I am so tired of people getting offended if someone else copies them. If you don't want it to happen then don't post! The whole point of blogging is to share, not just collect comments like jewels on a crown! So please don't get offended with other's for "not asking permission" most of us are flattered as long as we are recognized in the posting. And if you copy me then I am thankful that my ideas were loved by someone other than me! Now just so people know what brought this on, A good blogger friend of mine had a woman e-mail and apologize to her because she had not asked permission to make a similar card holder that was featured in my friends tutorial. This poor woman was besided herself because even though she gave credits she had people commenting that she had no right to post unless she asked permission. No longer was it enough to just give credits and links. This poor woman was going to post a public apology on her blog because of these peoples comments. That is what is getting me steamed! Trust me I also don't like people taking credit for something they didn't do, but there has to be limits. For instance is it necessary to stress the word CASE when you comment on someone else's card that has copied you? ie: " I love how you CASED my card" If the person has already given you credit all that is needed is a simple " This turned out really great" They will know that you appreciate their flattery, and you won't then be sending out the subtle message of 'they are a copier, mines the original'. I don't mean everyone does this, just a few in the bunch that I have noticed as I peruse other peoples cards and comments. So please don't think I'm pointing fingers, just venting on a irritation!
So now that I am done ranting, I hope i managed to do what I set out to do with this case: To color things amazingly well like Debbie! She is phenomenal in coloring, and although I don't think mine looks quite as perfect as hers, I hope that I at least managed to learn some of her shading skills with this tricky medium.
Cheerio and have a great day!!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Card Stock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Vellum CS, Petals/Paisley DP
ink : Garden Green, OOlive, Rose Red, Brown, Not Quite Navy
Stamps : Big Bloom, Quick Thinking,Papertrey Butterfly Kisses
Acc : Glue pad, AIG Rain Forest glitter, May Art ribbon, silver brads, SEI pink brad,
Prima flowers, White Signo Gel Pen, peircer and mat pack, Diamond Glaze
to start I sponged the main card with GGreen and OOlive. I stamped the greeting and added the brads. The second panel is Not Quite Navy sponged with same, pierced all around and blanket stitch added. It was then matted on CChip. This layer was then adhered. The flower was stamped on the reverse side of the paper, cut out, sponged with Rose Red, and then adhered to CChip. This was the free hand cut to make the border. I pieced a hole in the flower, and stuck the Prima flowers to it with the pink brad, added the ribbon between the flowers, opened the brad backing and adhered the flower to the Navy. The butterfly was stamped with a glue pad on the vellum and then the glitter was applied. A second set of wings in the NQNavy was stamped and cut. The two layers were adhered together with Diamond Glaze and then adhered to card with same glaze. A trail was added with gel pen and a trail freehanded.
Thanks for checking out my blog
and have a happy Wednesday!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Anyway, now that I am done ranting ( to you anyway) I will explain my card.
It is today's Color challenge ( and I barely had the heart to make it). As I moped around my stamp room I decided to use a stamp set that has not yet seen ink!
Stamps: Papertray and Ink Greenthumb, Petals and Paisley's
CS : Cool Caribbean, Marigold, the watcha McCall it Pink, Arturo pink, and Very Vanilla
Ink : Pale Plum, Eggplant, Rose Red, Marigold, Caribbean, Olive, Caramel, Pumpkin, Brown
Acc. : Ranger white liquid pearl, Stickles, Dazzling Diamond, Cuttlebug Textile, Slit Punch,
Gold and Orange brads, gold cording, Pinking decorative scissors.
The card was pretty straight forward, I aged every layer with its own ink color, and then stamped with different elements of the Paisley set. I marked the Marigold card stock with a ruler to get even spacing and cut my slits. I used my Crop-o-dile for the holes and eyelets, and then threaded the cord through. The image was placed over after it was stamped and the greeting added to the corner.
Cheers, and have a great day.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Well I had a bit of a hard time with this card. I started out painting the oysters. I fell in love with Flaxychick's oyster card from this month's Dirty Dozen gallery ( if you haven't seen it yet then definitely check out what these talented ladies have been up to). Anyways I had a hard time when it came to the layout, I had to play around for a long time before I had a layout I liked! The stamps used are Crab and Company from the spring Minnie. the CS is Brocade Blue, Ruby Red, Apricot Appeal, SU Saffron DP, Chatterbox DP, SU Au chocolat DP and Imaginesence DP. I colored in the image with SU and Tombow markers and then watercolored it. I went over the Oysters with Radiant Pearl Dragonfly wing which gives a greenish sparkle. Sakura Stardust pen was dotted along the Oyster sand and the crab, ageing was done with Tea distress ink. The finishing touches are May Art ribbon, a "lucky you" on window punch with brad, dotting with Signo white Gel Pen, and scallops with scallop scissors, and waves with Create-a-Cut decorative trimmer. The inside of the card says " You have to crack a lot of oysters before you find a pearl". Please enjoy and have a great day!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Well I was in the mood to do a more detailed whimsical image today. This card would be perfect for a little girls birthday card. To make it, I dug into my stamp drawer and pulled out an old image that I had. The stamps are Rosebud Rabbit by Personal Stamp Exchange, and Sunshine Designs word cube. The CS is Olive, Rose Red, Basic Grey DP, Chatterbox DP, SU Rose Red DP, Whisper White. The image is colored in with re-inkers and Prisma Color pencils. The accessories are gold brads, stickles ( for roses), twinkling H2O ( for sleeves and feathers), Sakura Stardust Pen ( for feathers and stars and sleeves). scallop scissors, prima flowers and wide Organdy ribbon. The ageing was done with Tea Distress Ink. The card is very straight forward, but a lot of fun to color. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
My name is Sophie, and I have a problem. I'm a stamping addict. I try so hard not to stamp during the day, but I started the SC last night and when I woke up I couldn't get it out of my head. I had to finish. I tried to fight it......but not very hard. Up until now I have been stealing moments here and there...........feed the kids- run back to stamp. Get dressed- stamp. It's pathetic I know. But anyways, now that I'm finished, I figure I may as well post. If your going to get your foot wet you may as well jump in!
So this card of course is the layout of the sketch challenge. I used Bazzil greens from the Trio packs and pink from the Fourz. I used some old chatterbox DP and some new Basic GreyDP. The main card is Creamy Caramel. I layered everything and then stamped my image with Sunshine Design stamp. I am a big fan of this company. They are a small company located in my province which is kinda the equivalent of a State. They are now available in the States. The image is stamped on Biggie Jr. watercolor paper and then embossed with gold embossing pwd. I colored it in with a variety of Tombow markers and a water color brush. I added water coloring around with the Caramel SU marker. To finish I added brads and ribbon and then Voila a finished card with a forgotten greeting! OOPS. Oh well, that's what the inside is for I suppose.
Hope you enjoy, I know I enjoy and appreciate all the kind comments that you have given me.
Monday, June 11, 2007
your hair: everywhere
your father: amazing
your favorite thing: copic
your dream last night: dunno
your favorite drink: daiquiri
your dream car: Subaru
your dream home: bigger
the room your in: kitchen
your fear: Bugs
Where you want to be in ten years: Stable
Who you hung out with last night: Family
your not: demonstrative
One of your wish list items: Whipper
the last thing you did: teach
you are wearing: clothing
your favorite weather: balmy
your favorite book: Austin
last thing you ate: nuts
your life: happy
your mood: playful
your best friend: sister
what are you thinking right now: this
your car: van
what are you doing at the moment: blogging
relationship status: married
what is on your TV: nothing
what is the weather like?: warm
When is the last time you laughed?: earlier
Now I know I'm supposed to tag someone, but in order for them to know, they have to read your blog! And of those that I know who have seen it, They have already been tagged. So hmmm..... I'm in a bit of a dilemma. It's a little tricky when your the new kid in town. I'll say Andrea ( found on my sidebar). She has a lot of great ideas and beautiful cards. Second I pick Markie's Mom who has a fantastic blog, I will add her to my sidebar later today ( I've been meaning to update it for awhile). The next ones I will have to think about!
have a very happy Monday.
Wow, I've had a busy weekend, and just today have finally had the opportunity to put some ink to rubber. This card is one that I have made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #5. The only thing I changed was that I didn't put a greeting. For starters I didn't have a bold greeting that would show up well with craft ink, and also It just didn't seem to fit this particular image.
The paper I chose was Black, Real Red and Basic Grey Scarlet Letter. I originally was going to do flowers in the centre, but it just wasn't working so I decided to play on the name of the DP, and made my own Scarlet. This stamp is from a cube that was designed by a local stamp artist, who owns her own store. The other stamp used was Like It a Latte. Scarlet was stamped out on Tria Marker Paper and colored in with Copic markers. I then cut her out, adhered her to Whisper White and cut her out a second time. She is placed on a mat of Black scallop, RRed square, and Black and White Scarlet Basic Grey. I added two rhinestones to Scarlet's hat, and a Black Organdy double bow to her chin to simulate a sheer blouse. Red stickles were added to the DP and white flourishes also. Other than that the card is straight forward. It was a fun challenge and I really enjoyed doing it. Oh ya, I also punched a flower, adhered it with a brad. This idea was cased from Beate's card where she used it as a embellishment to hold the card closed. Hope you enjoyed this card, and stay tuned for my next card with Tuesday's color challenge.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
All weekend I have been looking at all the beautiful cards that everyone else has created, and I have been itching to try out a few things myself. For my first card I decided to save time and create a card using two challenges. The first is Beate's layout on Friday which looked like so much fun. The second is today's color challenge. Therefore the CS colors are celery DP, Ruby Red , Eggplant and water color paper. The Image is colored in using Re-inkers of varying shades to match the CC. The circle was edged with an interesting decorative scissors that had uneven bubbles which I thought matched the whimsical image. Stamps are French Flair, Fancy Flexible Phrases and the main image is from American Art Stamps. I added stickles to the flowers, and Sakura Star Pen is added to the dress, some dots on the paper and lining the Flair image. Finally I added White Signo Gel Pen for stitches and decoration.
This second card is extremely simple. I was more interested in coloring the image and did not have a clue on what layout I should use. After fiddling and going through lots of bits of paper, I gave up and put it on a simple layout. I'm not sure if the background is too bright, but what is done is done. The card is Marigold with Daisy D and Basic Grey DP. The cheese is applied to jumper rings so that they dangle, the ribbon is SU, and the Image is MFT colored in with Prisma and Gamsol. I actually really loved coloring this mouse in and can't wait to try some of my other images with Copic markers. Anyways this is all I could get done, but i hope to participate in tomorrows challenge, and that you have enjoyed my postings for today!
Friday, June 01, 2007