Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Heya ladies,

Today's card can be found here ! and details can be found in my Splitcoast gallery!

sorry for the inconvenience,



Sunday, March 23, 2008

Magnolia DT card

Well, I will be the first to admit that this card is not quite my regular style. It is definitely simpler on the layers then I usually use. The supplies were all sent by Magnolia. The girl is from their spring release. The card itself is Bazzill, followed by SU Pretty in Pink cs, and then an uknown DP which acts as the backdrop. I colored the girl, tree and mushrooms with Copic Markers on Paper Trey Stamper Select CS. These were cut out and set aside. The tree was then stamped on the Designer paper, and the cut out tree went on top. The leaves were colored in on the DP. Sponging was added to the backdrop. I used Distress Ink. China Blue for the middle, Lipstick for the side edges and Shabby Shutter for the top and bottom. The dragonflies were stamped on DP and colored in. Girl was adhered, and then the side decorations of mushroom and Prima flowers. The leaves were fitted in last. The sentiment is from Paper Trey, and the stamp is Cuttlebug. Lastly Stickles and Spica was used to add sparkle.


Sorry ladies, this is a quick post just to make you aware of something that just happened which I have never had before. In my comment section their was a very odd entry from Galmaran. It simply said look here and here with links. I thought it might be links to cards are something but as soon as I pressed, I had virus's trying to download on to my computer ( thank the Lord for security systems ). Watch out for posts of this nature! I have deleted it so no one else can click on it.

Magnolia Easter Blessings

Hee, hee, can you tell I've been playing around on my computer? I have always admired Beate's photography and editing ( and of course her cards :) ), so I decided to play around and improve the look of the photo's. This is an Older Magnolia along with Magnolia flowers and banner. The paper is SU Banana CS, and Basic Grey Two Scoops DP. The ribbon is from a ribbon share with Texas Jodie Lynn, and the image is colored with Faber and Castel color pencils and OMS, Twinkling H2O's. Today is a short post because I have to get to bed. Tomorrow is Easter and family is coming over for supper. So I hope you all have a fantastic celebration either tomorrow or Monday, and I will post my next DT card tomorrow.
Hugs and God Bless,

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 much fun!

ETA: check out this link to Inchie Art . Lisa has collaborated with Ellen Hutson and Karen Lockhart to make some great products to work with Inchies. These are shown in the Link at the bottom of the post in Ellen's Store.
One of my favorite blog's to visit is Ellen Hutson. She comes up with such fantastic projects, and is just a treasure trove of tips and information. She also has an Online store full of amazing stuff. Everything she sells is well thought out, researched and tried, tested and true. Customer service is excellent, and packages are shipped quickly. She is also a carrier and representative of Lockhart stamps, which are designed by Karen Lockhart. The stamps are heavily influenced by Karen's love of cooking and gardening. On top of being so creative, Ellen Hutson is extremely skilled in the use of color pencils and Copic Markers. One of the most recent innovations which was designed by Karen Lockhart and collaborators, and presented first by Ellen, is the Inchie. A 1" x 1" square is your canvas, and the ideas for it are limitless. Large stamps can be used, as above, showcasing your favorite portion of the image. It brings a whole new dimension to your work. On top of that they are addictive. in 5-10 minutes, you can have your own little masterpiece. The challenge is using them instead of staring at them.
DANGER: You may find your self stamping an inchie when you should be doing something else due to the small time commitment. I went to have a shower while my husband was watching my particularly mischievous son. In my head I figured 15 minutes was reasonable, and proceeded to use five minutes to create the cupcake Inchie before my shower. Trust me, this pattern con't.
stamps: Lockhart image and sentiment
Ink: Black Hybrid, and Burnt Umber Hybrid, Distress in Tea Dye, Versamagic pretty petunia
Paper: Almost Amethyst DP, Black, Cryogenic white, Basic Black
Other: Gold Krylon marker, white gel pen, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter pens, Organdy ribbon

All of these inchies were created with Lockhart images and one SU sentiment from fancy flexible phrases. I just ordered Ellen's Gotta Have it All Inchies kit and am anxiously awaiting!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Showers

It was such a beautiful warm day today, that you could feel spring around the bend. What a change because we have had massive amounts of snow in the past couple of weeks. The largest was more than 2 feet of snow. The weather is crazy! Freezing cold, snow, sleet and then warm springy days when everything is melting. I wish it would make up its mind. So to represent my dissatisfaction with the state of the weather, and my longing for spring, I have used this very spring like and adorable House of Mouse stamp.

Stamps: House of Mouse, SU sentiment ( borrowed )
Paper: River Rock, Celery, Sky Blue, Real Red, Water color paper, Real Red DP
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid Ink Pad in Burn Umber, Real Red for sponging
Other: re-inkers, Caran D'ache watercolor pencils, Spica glitter pens, Twinkling H2O's, Crystal effects, White Gel Pen, pop-up dots.
House of Mouse stamps are always so chalk full of detail, which can sometimes be difficult to capture. I started with watercolor pencils. This is a medium which offers more control than traditional watercolors, and allows me to place many layers of color in exact areas before blending. After that I went over with distress inks in areas which needed greater layers. H2O's were added for depth and sparkle, the mouse and the watering can were popped, highlights were added with white gel pen, and then some Spica pens for sparkle. Last I added crystal effects to the berries and the water puddle and droplets. Thanks for stopping by,

Magnolia DT card and message for Malin

Another quick post. I'm still at my family's and we leave tomorrow. If MALIN pops by here, please to let you know, I have tried e-mailing 2 times and am not sure if you are getting the e-mail since your computer problems started. I don't know how else to get you this message so I am using my blog.
Ok sorry about that but there is a bit of e-mail trouble and I wasn't sure if it was working yet. This is another DT card, and it uses the newer church and heart confetti Magnolia.
stamps: Magnolia
ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid in Burn Umber
Paper: Confetti Cream, Soft Sky, PaperTrey stampers select, Fabriano watercolor, Real Red DP, Bazzill and unknown DP
Other: Distress ink for watercolor, Twinkling H2O's, Prismacolor and Faber and Castel color pencils, Spica glitter pens, Stickles in Waterfall and Eucalyptus, Pop up dots, White gel pen.

The church is water colored with distress ink and Twinkling H2O's and then Spica gold accenting the door and window's and cross. Stickles accent the window's. The girl uses color pencils and H2O's highlighted with Spica and stickles. Hearts were water colored and popped. Love sentiment is a clear sticker that I got from a Papercraft magazine as a free gift.
Hugs and have a great night,

It has been forever!!

It feels like forever since I last posted. Believe it or not I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Last week after hubby came home I had a couple of days with him, and then I had a workshop on the Thursday, a stamp club on the Friday and left for March break on the Saturday. In between all that was laundry, cleaning and packing. My most pressing problem was what to pack from my stamp room. I am so not good at limiting myself to a few supplies. I kept on wishing that I had a mobile stamp room to take everything with me *sigh*. Well I don't have one. So then I was stuck bringing a measly box ( 12x12x12) of stuff. It's funny how when you are limited you suddenly have to have that item that you haven't used in ages. Well between being stampeded by six children (only 2 are mine), and cooking for 11 each evening ( I actually love cooking) I have not had much time to stamp. So finally I can say that I have 3 cards made . This is the first.
For Sketch challenge 167:
My design team card for Magnolia. I actually can't give much details on the supplies because Magnolia sends the DP and CS for the card.
stamps: Magnolia
ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid in Burnt Umber
Paper: unknown and SU vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive, watercolor paper.
Other: SU vintage brads, SU striped ribbon, SU Oval punches, Caran D'ache watercolor pencils, Twinkling H2O's.
I colored her in with my Caran D'ache watercolor pencils this time. Watercolor pencils are fun because they are easy to transport when travelling. They give beautiful color and spread really nicely. I enhanced them with Twinkling H2O's, glittered the wings, then cut them out and adhered them to the circles which were cut using a colozzle which is great for when travelling.
Oh well, gotta run.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Back soon

I'm a bit late with posting. Still alive, only Hubby came home Finally and we are spending time together, and I have another appointment for my son this time in the City. Also a workshop on Thursday. So hopefully Friday I will be back with something to post.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

CC design, This hugs for you!

I LOVE this set from CCDesign. It just has so much potential, and who can't love a monkey?. The inspiration for this card is from Bell Papier. I saw this card and it just floored me. I instantly knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to keep the whole card soft and airy, and then have the image like a punch of color.
Stamps: Monkey Love and Big Ol Background in Plaid, SU stem Silhouettes
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid in Burn Umber, Ranger Distress Ink in Linen, Broken China, faded jean and shabby shutter.
Paper: Papertrey Stamper select white ( for image), Stampin Up Whisper White ( for second circle and small matted square, Cryogenic White ( shimmer CS for floral BG), Natural Ivory ( SU for card).
Other: Prismacolor and Faber and Castel Color Pencils, OMS, Twinkling H2O's, , Caramel marker for stitching.Atyou Spica Glitter pens, Ranger liquid pearl, May Art Ribbon, Nestabilities circles and squares
Image is stamped and then flowers and grass were sketched in. Colored with color pencils first and then accented with Twinkling H2O's. Image was die cut, and every layer in card is distressed. Small Square mat is stamped with Plaid BG. Large square is stamped with stem silhouettes then sponged with blue and green, stippled with pink H2O's and then dotted with liquid pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by