Thursday, January 31, 2008

Quick Magnolia Post

Today is just a quick post as I am quite busy. This is a Magnolia card to give for a new home or neighboor. Both front and back are decorated. Images are all Watercolored with reinkers. Hollyhocks and sign are hand drawn. Sign was left blank so that at a later date I could put the appropriate greeting. Ribbon was tied in a style that I saw on Mish Mash. Papers are just a bunch of types that I had sitting in the drawer. Ribbon was through an exchange with Jody Lynn on Confessions of a Ribbon addict. There is lots of shimmer on this card from Spica glitter pens and stickles for Tilda Angels wings. Sorry for the short post but like I said, super busy. Have a great day and thanks for all your heartwarming comments :) .
Hugs Sophie
below is the back view of the card!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Simple sketch

A little while ago while doing my Blog rounds, I came upon this card by Rose Anne which I loved for its simplicity and color. I decided right then and there that I needed to do one myself. It's to easy to get seduced by all the DP and embellishments out there, forgetting that less can often be more. For this card, I came upon a stamp that showed an adorable bird condo on a branch. I don't remember which company made it but I think it is a new release. I decided to sketch my own bird condo from what I remembered. I added a little bee hive and bee.
Stamp: Papertrey sentiment, image is sketched
Paper: Fabriano Mediovalis pre-scored card
Ink: Faber and Castel Pitt marker in Sepia, various reinkers for coloring, Basic Brown.
Other: Stickles, May Art ribbon
Sketched the image first with pencil, and then went over the lines with Faber Castel Pitt Marker. Colored it in, added stickles and tied ribbon.
Its a short post tonight, I have to prepare for a Library class Thursday. I have been working on another card, so if I'm lucky and work efficiently then I may post tomorrow. Thanks so much for popping by.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Magnolia: down memory lane

I'll be the first to admit that this is not a standard style of card. But there really is a method, or at least reason to the madness. If you would rather not go through the whole spiel behind this card then feel free to skip down to the recipe. Oh ya, lol and I haven't fallen of the face of the earth, but was taking a little break to spend time with hubby and family. Ok , to the card. I was trying to challenge myself to do something different. I get into funks where I use all stamps from a same company or other such things. So the first part of my personal challenge was to mix to totally unrelated styles of stamps. The second part was to base it on a memory or feeling. For those of you who don't know I am half Hungarian and half Mexican. This card is based on a memory from Hungary. When I was young and visiting family there, I remember a day when it came time to make apricot jam. I remember my aunts living room filled with boxes and boxes of apricots. There were newspapers lying under for protection from juices. There was a huge bubbling black pot out in the yard. And we spent lots of time pitting those apricots and stirring that pot for my Grandmas delicious jam. To this day when you eat it, its like sunshine in a bottle. The Old world feel and the look is still strong in my mind. This card was supposed to be an expression of that memory. I did not have an apricot stamp so settled for a bowl of cherries, of which there are many in Hungary. The DP is reminiscent of the faded wallpaper, the little girl with her basket ready to pick reminds me of me ( although more pitting then picking). Touches of ribbon and flowers complete the feeling of the outside rich with blooms. Last the piece of Newspaper DP to remind me of the papers that you sit the boxes on top of . If this card is to weird then I don't mind you saying so. For me it was a trip down memory lane.
stamps: Magnolia, Lockhart cherries, Like it a Latte swirl
Paper: Daisy D's Gazette DP, Cosmo Cricket DP, My Mind's Eye DP, Chocolate, Cranberry Crisp, Marigold, Fabriano Artistico Hot Press WP, Whisper White.
Ink: Stewart Superior Burnt Umber, Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage, Scattered Straw, Mahogany.
Other: Prismacolor and Faber and Castel color pencils, reinkers, May Art ribbon, Prima Flowers, rhinestone brads, Twinkling H2O's, nestability circle and scallop circle, Copic marker and airbrush, stickles.
The girl was stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with reinkers, stickles were added to her wings. She was cut and set aside. Cherries were stamped, colored with color pencil, OMS and Twinkling H2O's, image was then cut with nestability die, masked with same die and airbrushed after masking image. The rest is self explanatory. Thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Magnolia Sketch Challenge 160

I was too tired to post last night. Yesterday during the day I had dropped my ring into the snow. I knew the general area, but not exactly where. Wasn't my brightest move as I spent the almost 5 hours scraping through the snow bit by bit till it was finally found. Never fool around with your ring! It's a bad habit of mine. So needless to say by the end of the day I was pooped from being out in the cold hunched over scraping at mounds of snow!
Ok , today's cards is for sketch challenge 160 which was from yesterday. In my defence it was done yesterday. I just didn't feel like posting it.
stamps: Magnolia
ink: SU black, Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue
Paper: Stamper Select White, Old Olive, Soft Sky DP, Not Quite Navy, Hunter Green
Other: Exacto Knife, Copic Markers, Color Pencils, Twinkling H2O's, White gel Pen, Stickles
I used Zindorf's card as a spring board! I used the same colors as her and then went from there. I colored my picture pieces and then cut them out. They were colored with a mix of Copic ( all) Then the fence was enhanced with color pencil, and the ground with Twinkling H2O's. They were then cut out and put aside. Next I took Whisper White, brayered it with Soft Sky and sponged with Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue. Swirl clouds were then stamped on. The rest is just put together with swirl clouds added and white gel pen stitching.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

CCDesigns Funny Bunny

Just a quick note because my sister pointed it out. The bottom image is not a card, it is just a sample of how my brayered/sponged background ended up! She wasn't sure what it was so I thought I would clarify!
Tonight was brutal. I was trying my utmost to achieve the Brayer effects that Zindorf on Splitcoast achieves. In particular I was using this card as my inspiration for today's card. I went through tons of paper and ink. Threw out umpteen attempts. Almost gave up and finally hit on my own way to achieve her effects. I brayered the lightest color then sponged on the other colors and blended it in. I just couldn't figure out how she achieved that blended look without the straight lines that the brayer gives. I tried moving the brayer up and down to no avail. So anyways I used one of my varied attempts to make today's card.
stamps: CCdesigns bunny and sentiment, SU Oh So Lovely
ink: Stewart Superior Burnt Umber, SU Pomegranate, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Stamper Select White, Old olive, Whisper White, Confetti Cream
Other: Prismacolor and Faber and Castel color Pencils, Twinkling H2O's, White gel Pen, Nestabilities rectangle plain and scalloped, Brayer, sponges, May Art Ribbon, Jessie James glitter dots, Stickles in Cinnamon and Diamond, Faber and Castel Pitt pen in Sepia.

Colored image first, and then cut out with nestability. Adhered to scalloped layer. Brayered and sponged rainbow layer. Everything else is self explanatory. Have a great night and I hope to post tomorrow, just not sure because I have Stamper's Club Friday which I am preparing for.

Penguin Hugs

I wanted to keep today's card simple. Sometimes I find it nice to vary my style and methods. It helps to keep things interesting. I never like to stick with any one medium, or color or anything for that matter. I thrive on change and variety! Today I pulled out my adorable penguin set by CCDesigns. He was just itching to be used. I started out promising myself that I would not distress this see it lasted to about the end of the card when my hand automatically reached for the ink and sponge and did this of its own accord.
stamps: CCDesigns
Ink: Stewart Superior Black, Ranger distress in Spiced Marmalade and Broken China
Paper: Prism CS, Piggie Tales DP in Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
Other: Prismacolor and Faber and Castel color pencils, Twinkling H2O's, Cuttlebug nested flower dies, Nestabilities square and scallop square, Jessie James glitter dots ( love them), white gel pen, May Art ribbon, black Copic multiliner pen .03, gold cording.
Image was stamped, colored and highlighted on cheeks and balloon with white gel pen. The rest is pretty easy. All products used are from All That Scraps.

Monday, January 21, 2008

So Excited!!!!!

Ok, guess what...................can any one figure out what I have to share? I'll give you a hint! It has to do with some stamps I've been showing a lot of lately. Still can't guess? I got an e-mail this morning from Magnolia........and...........I'M ON THEIR DESIGN TEAM!!!!!! I was hopping up and down like a mad woman *grin* . I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love their stamps, and if you check out their Blog you can see their amazing stuff and their amazing Design team. It is such an honor to be part of it. I am so looking forward to all the new and exciting images that are being released, and have yet to be released. Promise you won't be disappointed, I know I never am. Each time a new release comes, I am in awe of the images. So go on, check it out, and let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Magnolia recipe card holder

Tomorrow, I will have some lovely CCdesign projects to show you. But for tonight I have another lovely Tilda holding a basket of baked goods. This little project is perfect when you want to give someone some of your favorite recipes, and don't want to have it scribbled down on a piece of dilapidated paper! The front starts of looking like a normal card. The ribbon is a tied closure for the folder.

When you open it up you have a little folder where you can place your recipe card. In this case I have a Rhubarb torte recipe which has a shortbread like crust! Yum,yum!!

The recipe card is decorated with a Magnolia cupcake! What a perfect image for a dessert.
stamps: Magnolia, SU Recipe Fun, SU Baroque Motifs
Ink: Stewart Superior Black, Groovy Guava
Paper: Groovy Guava, Pomegranate, K and Co DP, Celery DP, Rose Red DP, Fabriano Hot Press watercolor paper
Other: SU reinkers, Prima flowers, Spica glitter pens, Stickles, May Art ribbon, Crystal effects, rhinestones.
Image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored, then a little doodling was added to edge. All the matting was done, and embellishments added. Instead of leaves for the flower, I used baked goods from Magnolia which were water colored and then glazed with crystal effects so that they would look more realistic.
Cheerio, and have a great tomorrow!

Magnolia singing in the rain!

I don't know that she is actually singing, but she is certainly having fun! I know I had fun working with her today. I wasn't sure about the mushrooms, and himmed and hawed over it for the longest time. I finally decided in favour of them for the burst of color that they give. After I had permanently adhered them I wasn't sure I had made the right choice. It's times like this that a neighbor stamper would be really handy.
recipe: Magnolia girl, fence, clouds, mushroom
Paper: Soft Sky, Cranberry, unknown orangy yellow kinda peachy, K and Company paper from large box purchased at Cosco, Stampers Select White
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid black, Ranger Distress in Broken China, Tea dye and Marigold
Other: Copic Markers, May Art ribbon, White Gel Pen, Pop up dots, Crystal effects, Copic multi liner pen, Sewing machine, Stickles in waterfall, Nestability in plain square.
This was a fun little project. I started by stamping her on stamper select and coloring her with Copic Markers. I cut her out and set her aside. Next I stamped her again on Stamper Select and then stamped the fence over her. I sketched out the grass and puddle. I colored it in, sponging the sky with Distress ink in China. Image was cut with Nestability and embossed. Next the girl was adhered over the girl stamped out over the fence ( if that makes sense). Crystal effects was added to the puddle, splash on hand and the rain drops. DP was then put together and stitched on machine. The rest of the card was put together as seen.
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit, and have a great tomorrow.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Magnolia feel better 2

I am quite tickled pink over this little project. I've been wanting to come up with a cute little gift idea for someone who was not feeling well. I finally came up with this idea based on all the lip balm holders that were being shown of Splitcoast. The stamp is the same as yesterday's..a sweet sick Magnolia angel. I measured out my Kleenex and vick's vapour inhaler and determined how big a "box" I would need. Then I decorated it.
The card is designed to be the decorative panel on the front. The little pine cone tab holds it closed when you are giving it. When you open it up there are two nice panels to write your get well message.
The red organdy/satin ribbon helps to hold it closed, and swirls and distressing were added to the back and sides.
I still have to run out to get some Vick's Vapour inhaler, but for the meantime I used a chap stick which is approximately the same diameter. The Kleenex is held in with Red Tape. If you look to the sides you will see two black strips. These are magnets which are applied with the red tape. It holds the box closed and lets it keep its shape and not get warped.
Lastly, both ends are open. It's the perfect little something to give to a sick friend. You can substitute a bottle of Tylenol or anything else in a cylinder.
stamps: Magnolia, SU Baroque Motifs
Ink: Stewart Superior Black, Basic Brown, Ranger Distress Tea dye, broken china, Mahogany, Vintage, Versamagic Sea Breeze
Paper: Stamper Select White, Real Red, Soft Sky, River Rock, Cosmo Cricket DP
Other: Prismacolor and Faber Castel color pencils, OMS, Twinkling H2O's, rhinestone brad, chipboard pine cone tab, Nestability rectangle and scallop rectangle, Quickutz button tab, unknown ribbon, Kleenex, Vick's Vapour inhaler, White Gel Pen, Magnetic strip or sheet, Red two way tape.
Hope you like my little project today, I have to say I was thrilled and in love when I finished. Now who to give it too?..........*sniff, sniff* is that a cold I feel coming on?

Magnolia Feel better soon

I was working with this sweet image from Magnolia today. I have another matching project that goes with it, but didn't have time to finish it so I will have to show you tomorrow. I Finally realized why the pictures seemed overexposed recently and have since rectified the problem. So today it looks truer to life.
stamps: Magnolia, SU Baroque Motifs, Hand sketched Kleenex and bottle on its side.
ink: Stewart Superior Black, SU Night of Navy
Paper: Cosmo Cricket DP, Real Red, Brown CS, Stamper Select White
Other: Prismacolor and Faber Castel color pencils, Twinkling H2O's, Quickutz thought bubble, Nestabilities, ribbon, Prima flowers and leaves, Dollar store brad, Spica glitter pen, AIG blue glitter,
This was a fun image to color. I did him first with the color pencils and then went over with Twinkling H2O's to deepen the shadows. I sketched out, colored and cut the two extra pieces then adhered them. The rest is pretty easy. Have a great Friday! I know I will.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Magnolia's Tilda SC159

Wow, two posts in a day! That doesn't happen often. But I had the time and was in a good mood so what can I say. This is Sketch Challenge #159 from today. I had a really hard time putting it together. I don't know what it was, but It took me so long to fiddle with the different pieces, and in the end I'm not sure that I am totally happy with the end result.
Stamps: Magnolia , Karen Foster Alphabet
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid in Black, Ranger distress in Pine and broken china
Paper: Biggie Junior water color pad, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Stamper Select White, Basic Grey DP
Other: Tombow markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestability oval, May Art ribbon, Stickles, Spica glitter pen in gold, olive, blue and clear, hole punch, copic markers.
This card shimmers as you shift it in the light. Tilda was stamped on watercolor paper then colored and cut ( for details of watercolor with marker check under tutorials). Next I did up the oval background. It was colored and sponged with blue ink. There is a bit of masking going on. If you look below you can see background before Tilda was glued on. The Basic grey DP was mounted on the red CS and then holes were punched out so that you could see the Old Olive peeking through. Old Olive was embossed with Cuttlebug folder. Stickles were added to the holes. Everything was then mounted up and sentiment added. Thanks for looking again, and have a great night/morning.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

You make me squeal

Yet another great stamp from CCdesigns. I just love this little piggies! I am also on roll right now with my Color pencils, Twinkling H2O's and OMS. I seem to go in cycles with my styles and mediums. This little Crisscross box was made using the template of the amazingly talented Nichole Heady. That girl has got talent when it comes to coming up with projects. You can see the project she came up with here. I followed her instructions for the criss cross box using her stamp set and then decorated the panel with CCdesigns.
Stamps: CCdesigns Love ya' Lots , Papertrey squares
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid Black, Ranger distress ink in Tea Dye, Vintage and Lipstick, SU Regal Rose and Old Olive
Paper: SU Vanilla, Regal Rose, Stamper Select White
Other: May Art ribbon, Prismacolor and Faber Castel color pencils, Twinkling H2O's, Tag Punches, Nestabilities, White Gel Pen
I followe Nicholes instructions for the box. Next I stamped out the image, colored it in, sketched out some mud an grass, colored those in and then cut it out with Nestabilities. Everything else was easy!
Chow Bellas
and have a great evening


Today's card is using a very fun stamp from a group of stamps which are Called Filuren by Kortmakaren. As you may guess from the sound of the name, it is a Swedish Company. I asked a fellow blogger what Filuren means, and according to the artist it means 'sly guy'. She didn't know what they were exactly, but I figure that they are lovable, adorable little sly amoebas. This particular fellow is a sly angel. I have his counterpart still waiting to be inked.
Stamps: Kortmakaren Filuren
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid in burnt Umber, Ranger distress in Tea dye and Marigold
Paper: Unknown brown, Prism mustard color, SU Soft Sky, Piggie DP, Stamper Select White
Other: Prismacolor and Faber and Castel color pencils, OMS, Twinkling H2O's, Prima flowers, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet, May Art ribbon, Stickles, white gel pen.
I've been experimenting using color pencils on various papers and find I like the results on the Stampers Select. I find that Whisper White is beautiful, but the lack of tooth means I can't layer as much color. All supplies excluding the stamp can be found an All That Scraps for a great price. Not to mention that shipping is free in the States for orders over $10.00 and free in Canada for orders over $100.00. What a great way to stock up on all your needs and not worry about shipping ( especially when you live in Canada and shipping is so expensive). Hope you enjoyed today's card, and have a great day!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Well, beware when you ask an 8 year old for help!lol. I wrote down every suggested name and let her choose. She liked them all, and took a long time picking just one. Each one became a new favorite. But after repetition and exasperation she narrowed it down to one, and left me to go through the list to figure out who had left it. The winner is:

Kraftin' Kimmie
Ooooh!!!This card is FAB-ulous!! Your colouring is awesome, as always!! I need to make time to get to this layout too!! I think we have the same taste in stamps too, girl!! for your candy....How about Moonlight Munchies, Moonlight Twinkles, Twinkle Treats, Moonlight Sparkles. I'll see what else I can think of.But what awesome candy!! LOVE the little kitty!! Thanks for the chance!!
and the winning choice is
Twinkle Treats

Please e-mail me you snail mail address and your choice of Whisper White or Shimmer CS for the stamped Hanglar images.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mane Squeeze

This is another card using the recently released CCdesigns Love Ya' Lots. There are so many fun things that you can do with this set. In this case I sketched out a tree with the help of a circle template which I got in the drafting section of the office supply store. Don't forget that choosing for the Blog Candy is Monday Morning.
stamps: CCdesigns ( All That Scraps) Love Ya' Lots
Paper: Ruby Red, Sage, Chocolate Chip, Cosmo Cricket DP, Whisper White, Shimmer CS
Ink: Hybrid ink in Burnt Umber, Ranger Distress in Mahogany, Tea dye,Broken China, Vintage
Other: Prismacolor and Faber Castel color pencils, OMS, Twinkling H2O's, Red stickles, Dew Drops in Hydrangea, May Art Ribbon, Cuttlebug postage tag, Nestabilities rectangle and scallop rectangle and Drafting circle template.
pretty straight forward card, I colored image then cut using nestabilities, and adhered the dew drops with glue dots. Thanks so much and have a great day.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Love Birds here at last!

Ok, I know I have to stop griping about the post in Canada. But to quote someone: "Don't they realize how desperately we need our stuff?!!!". You know its slow when you want to start stalking the Postman. Ok, on to other stuff. If you haven't all ready, sign up for my Blog Candy down below. Drawing will take place Monday Morning. I'm letting my daughter pick, because It is so hard to decide, I want all your wonderful ideas to win. So at least this way I can't be blamed! For this Card, I used my long awaited, very versatile, and oh so Stinkin Cute, CCdesign stamps from the set "love Ya Much". These stamps along with its sister set are my favorite, oh ya and the penguin's, and the ......ok, never mind. I love them all. Christine the designer of these stamps just rocks!!
stamps: CCdesign Love ya Much
Paper : SU Bali Breeze DP, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Pomegranate, and Stamper Select White CS
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid black, Ranger Distress: Broken China, Shabby Shutter, Tea Dye, Vintage, Mahogany, Olive Ink, Pomegranate
Other: Faber Castel and Prismacolor pencils, Twinkling H2O's, Copic C-1, Copic sketch pen, Quickutz tag, Nestabilities rectangle scallop and regular, SU ribbon and cording, white gel pen, fruit punch stickles.
I've been trying to copy a bit of Ila's coloring style! Haven't quite got it yet, but hopefully practice makes perfect. Leaves are hand sketched, and everything else is self explanatory. Oh ya and look below and see how awesomely these stamps arrive. Already mounted and ready to use. I love not having to mount!
Have a great day, and see y'all later!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sketch challenge 158 and Blog Candy

Well this is my submission for SC 158. I actually found that I really loved it. It was such a unique way to present a card that Ked came up with. I am so glad they made it into a challenge.
stamps: Hanglar and Stanglar girl, Magnolia flower, and swirl, Papertrey sentiment.
Paper : SU Ginger Blossom, Guava, Vanilla, Ruby Red, River Rock, Fabriano Hot Press
Ink : Black Memories, Ranger Distress in Tea Dye and Vintage, Ruby Red, River Rock
Other : Pearl dimensions, River Rock ribbon, re-inkers various colors, Spica glitter pens in pink, melon and clear, Nestabilities scallop oval and smooth oval, white gel pen, Caramel marker, Faber Castel Pitt artist pen in Sepia.
I stamped the girl on Fabriano watercolor paper, colored her in and cut her out. The banner was hand sketched and sentiment stamped on. Everything else is self explanatory.

Now for the Blog Candy! As everyone can tell I love Swedish stamps. I love the Hanglar,Magnolia and Kortmakaren stamps. I have with the help of kind people and Swedish Ebay been able to get a hold of some, and in the case of Magnolia order direct from Sweden. I love stamping with the people, but I also love the accessories and bits and pieces. So today I am offering 8 Magnolia stamps. 2 animals and 6 plants. I have the same ones and love to use them to embellish the cards. A couple will come mounted and the rest unmounted. Also I am including some ribbon, and I will also send (not pictured here) a small selection of already stamped CS with some Hanglar images and Magnolia images. You can tell me if you want it stamped on Whisper White CS or Shimmer White CS. All you have to do is suggest a name for the Blog candy that fits my Blog name, and tell me something about yourself. I will ship around the world, the only thing is that if you live overseas, it may ship slower due to the cost of postage here in Canada. Cheerio and have a great day! Oh ya, the winner will be announced Monday Morning!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Last weeks SC 157

Ok, this is posted kinda late. I was planning on posting a beautiful card from a lovely friend in Sweden, and realized that I left the card at my Sisters house in Cambridge. It just so happens that she leaves for Palm Spring tomorrow and won't be back for a few days. So as soon as she gets back I plan to have her send it back to me. That's the problem with me and holidays. Whenever I go visiting, I leave a trail of things behind me at everyone house. Then I spend the next month trying to get it all back. This year I managed to leave one slipper from my son, 3 CD's that belong to the library and are due in 3 days, a card, a shirt and a book. How pathetic is that!!

Anyways, on to the card and less of my griping. This was my challenge card for last week , which I did this week. It uses those cute little House of Mouse images.


Stamps: House of Mouse, PaperTrey cake stamp set, Lockhart mini cherries, SU Sanded

Paper : Basic Grey DP, Fabriano watercolor paper, Old Olive, Wasabi, Cranberry, Vanilla

Ink : Stewart Superior Hybrid black ink, Basic Brown, Ranger distress in Pine

Other : Re-inkers, Jessie James glitter dots, May art Ribbon, mini-thin pop-up dots, regular pop-up dots, circle punches, Spica glitter pens in red and Olive.

Sections of the mouse are popped up to add dimension, the cherry DP is made with stamps, everything else is self-explanatory.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Another Bookmark

My daughter just loved the first bookmark I made her, so I decided to do a bunch more. Sorry for all of you who are looking for cards, but for the next while it will be a mix of both. It's part of my permanent art program to myself. I want pretty stuff for myself. So this little bookmark was made with a mix of Magnolia stamps and a beautiful Hanglar girl. I have this girl and some others through the effort and kindness of a wonderful lady from Sweden. I will show tomorrow the beautiful card she made. I am trying to not post everything at once so that I have something for most days this week.
stamps: Hanglar & Stanglar, Magnolia
paper : Fabriano 140lbs Hot Press watercolor paper, Wintergreen DP, Soft Sky, Vellum cs
Ink : Stewart Superior Hybrid black ink, Ranger distress Tea dye and China blue
other : re-inkers, watercolor brushes, Spica glitter pens, Stickles, Cuttlebug swirl folder, corner rounder punch.
Everything is pretty easy to do, just a note though, The watercolor paper is amazing, trust me when I say that you get what you paid for. I never would have believed what a difference there is if i hadn't tried it for myself.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

I'm Back !!!!

It feels like I have been away forever! I have actually been back since Thursday, but have been trying to get the house in order in preparation for the return to normal life. I have had only short bursts of opportunity to look at blogs or stamp. I almost felt like hugging my stamp space. So today, I have a CCdesign card to show. Sadly the mailman lost my penguins from last month. So this month I am expecting the new stamps + last month's penguins. *Sigh* Canada post is so darn slow! So for today I altered my penguin a bit. I figured his ear muffs could be used as earphones. So I added a music box and some notes to complete the look.
stamps: CCdesign, PaperTrey Ink sentiment (eat cake)
paper : Piggy Tales DP, Prism and Bazzil CS, Stamper Select White, Chocolate Chip
Ink : Stewart Superior Hybrid black, Versamagic Turquoise Gem, Distress Ink in Vintage and China blue
Other : Glitter dots (Jesse James), Nestabilities, Copic + Air, Copic pen, May Art ribbon, Cuttlebug folder, gold brads.
Everything is pretty self explanatory. The radio is easy to draw, just boxes and circles. The glitter dots are just so awesome! I can't get enough of it. All supplies can be found at All That Scraps. Thanks so much and have a great day!