Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mother's Day Birdies

You should be able to click on each picture to make it larger if needed. These are my three little birdies that I have been playing with. I have been practicing my Prisma coloring. I will never be as good as Lori but maybe I will at least learn how to stay inside the lines....LOL This stamp is from Stamp Camp and is one of those that is hard to see the detail until you start coloring it and then you can tell a branch from a leaf from a bird. I promise before you begin coloring it all runs together and is very hard to see the image. As you can tell they all turned out different. Overall though I am pleased with the results. I stamped the middle one with Brown ink and think that ended up being my favorite one. The Happy Mother's Day was $1 stamp from Michaels and I chalked the flowers and leaves to add a little bit of color to it. I hope the Mom's that get these cards enjoy them.
Size: A6; Stamps: Stamp Camp, $1 bin Michaels; Ink: Memoreis Black, Brown; Accessories: Ribbon, Prismas, Gamsol, Brad, Word Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Chalks

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another Mother

No I don't really have 3 moms. I'm making these to put in a local store. Just thought I would explain. LOL Anyway the heart is from Stampin' Up Always set....which I just love. I embossed it with green embossing powder. I inked around the outside edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink to tone down the white. I added some brads and velvet ribbon and Voila! A card is made. I'm running out of time but hopefully will have one more for you tomorow. This is an A6 size card and paper is We Are Memory Keepers from Hobby Lobby.

Monday, April 21, 2008

No Stamps At All

Here is a Mother's Day card and I actually didn't use any stamps at all. I just cut out the flowers and popped up two sides and the mom was printed on the computer. I love the new Dew Drops they are so fun to use and add so much. This was a pretty fast card to put together. When I saw these prints I immediately saw a Mom card. I love these colors together. This is The Paper Studio paper I believe from Hobby Lobby.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Humpty Dumpty Had a Great "Water" Fall

Ok so sometimes you just have to share the funny outcomes too. This was supposed to be an attempt at watercoloring with markers. Clearly, mine did not work quite as well as it did here. I don't know what lb paper I have but it's not 140 like it says in the tutorial. Anyway so I started out with Humpty's big ole head and put a little bit of yellow on the top and bottom but when I tried to drag the color with the watercolor pen it wouldn't drag it. The color was just sitting there in a blob on top of his the more I tried the worse it got....stupid big headed egg man. I mean really! I was going for a very pale yellow look. As you can see I didn't quite achieve this effect. The more I tried the worse it got. I kept adding water to try to lighten..dabbed...water....dabbed...then his big ole egg head ended up smeared into the sky but I'm calling it sun. LOL! Anyway I continued because I'm just stupid that way and basically this is what I ended up with. I may try again..(not sure at this frustrated point) with the 140 lb paper but I have to be of now... I'm not a big fan of watercolor with markers in this respect. I prefer to pick up the color from my little pallette thingy. Oh well what can I say? Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...Humpty Dumpty stressed me out ya'll!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Butterfly Birthday

This card was simple but I loved how it turned out. I embossed the Butterfly and the Happy Birthday with Black Diamond embossing powder. So they look sparkly in real life. Matted on red and black to pop out. Tied velvet ribbon around butterfly to give some more dimension and added the brads for some more oomph. This also fits sketch challenge 172 on Splitcoast. Happy almost Friday......whewhoo.
Size: A6; Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Ink: Versa Mark; Paper: The Paper Studio; Embellishments: Velvet Ribbon, Embossing Powder, Brads

Roses Roses Everywhere

This one was fun. I'm working on my masking abilities. I used only one color of ink. I stamped the center rose first and masked. Then I taped off the Happy Birthday sections with Eclipse tape and stamped roses in remaining spots. Colored them in with Colorbox Chianti Ink and a duster until I reached the desired shade. Then I moved the tape over to cover up the rose sections and stamped my Happy Birthday sentiments and dusted with same color only lighter. Then removed tape and center mask and went over whole picture with same color again. This was so large though that it didn't leave me much to do with embellishing the rest of the card. This was alot of fun and my masking abilities have improved a little.

Size: 5 x 7; Ink: Colorbox Chianti; Stamps: Stamp Camp, Unknown HB; Paper: The Paper Studio; Embellishments: Brads, Velvet Ribbon, Eclipse Tape

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thank You Roses!

This is a thank you card that I made for my Aunt Sharlot who lives in Dallas and is single and looking for a very rich man. As am I. Her number is....ha just kidding Auntie! Ok back to the card. This was done by masking the roses and then I added the vines around it for some more design and to fill in the blank spots. I inked the edges with the same color as roses. I actually colored the roses with a stipple brush. I needed to fill in the dead corner on the left and so I stamped the Thank You there to fill that in. Hope she likes it.
Size: A6= 61/2 x 4 3/4; Stamps: Stamp Camp, Heidi Swapp, Ink: Colorbox Chianti, Black StazOn; Paper: Lattice Teal (is all it said); Accessories: Brads, Velvet Ribbon, SU! Ticket Punch

I Took The Eylelet Challenge!

So I decided to take the eyelet challenge, ya know since I had a couple in my accessory box. OK maybe that's a couple "googillion" for those of you who watched American Idol Gives Back. By the way got it wrong this week. Michael Johns should still be in the competition... but I digress. LOL- The challenge was to use eyelets in any form or fashion on your project. So I took my SU! Simply Said flower stamp and added the flower eyelets in place of the stamped flower. I have had these eyelets forever and have never used them on anything so I figured now was the time. I went around each flower with chalk to "try" to make it look like a halo effect instead of the blob of multiple colors that it actually turned out to look like.....but anyway went around the scallops with a gel pen. I also went over the flower stems with stickles for added sparkle and color. I stamped the sentiment in purple ink and then went over it with my silver glitter gel pen to give it more sparkle. Once again I used my new favorite Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder to emboss the dots on the pink. Another quick card but I had fun playing and afterall...that's what it's all about right? Having fun and playing at the same time?
Size: A2; Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin Up!; Ink: SU! Stampin Spots; Paper: American Crafts; Accessories: Ribbon, Flower Brads, Stickles

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Two Challenges in One!

Two challenges in one! Wow! Well I am finally getting to play with all of the other stampers over on Splitcoast. However, I don't get to play as timely as most of them do. Most of my challenges are a week behind...but oh well at least I am getting to play. This card fits the Faux Cloisonne' and SC171 challenges. The heart is gold embossed on a magazine pic to give it the Cloisonne look. Click here if you are like me and have no clue what that is. I added stickles around the oval and under the word kind. Kind is also gold embossed and the velvet ribbon was added for foof. Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon!
Size: A2; Stamps: SU! Always, Baroque Motif; Ink: Versa Mark; Paper: Paper Studio; Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Copper Stickles, Velvet Ribbon, Gold Leaf Pen

Monday, April 7, 2008

Shoes Shoes and More Shoes

You just can't have enough shoes can you? It definitely is "A Girl Thing". I made this card for the sketch challenge at splitcoast. I colored the shoes with Prismacolors and added the dots to frame it out. The background is cuttlebugged with my new favorite dotted swiss template and then inked with white ink. I added the brads for some extra oomph. Not real fond of the paper but I was trying to use up what I had. You know I'm a paper hoarder. Hope you like! Happy Monday!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Best Mom In the Whole Wide World

Well you have seen my Mother's Day Card and now here is my beautiful mother. God blessed me dearly with this sweet lady. She is so beautiful both inside and out. She doesn't look like she's about to turn 70 does she? Shh don't tell her I told you. I can only wish to be an ounce of the lady that she is. She is strong yet gentle, tough yet loving, and oh my gosh does she have the most forgiving spirit ever. To have that quality is awesome and she fulfills it with style. She is classy but can kick your #$%@ (tail). I'm telling you guys she is the complete package. Fun loving, generous, gentle spirit. Can you tell that I respect and admire my mother sooooo much? I forgot she is an absolute prayer warrior. I have seen God answer so many of her prayers. She is AWESOME! I love you Mom! Thanks for always, always, always being there for me!

Happy Mommy's Day

This is the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day....problem is her birthday is first. Oh well what can I say? The yellows are actually a lot softer in real life and flow really well with the rest of the stuff. Anyway this is a stamp that one of my friend's gave me a long time ago right after I first started stamping. She gave me 68 stamps. How cool is that? Awesome right? Well I have been wanting to watercolor and I thought this would be a good stamp to try it out on. So the whole thing is watercolored..yeahhhhh! I still need some more practice but thought it would do. You can't read the sentiment but it says "Of all the many mother's (He's created quite a few) God found His perfect mold when He made a mom like you....awwwwwww. The mom is rub-ons that I put on a metal tag with a heart brad. Velvet ribbon and dew drops in top left corner. I actually cut out the circle with scallop scissors...not an easy task and then I added cotton candy stickles to the scallops. Hope you like. Guess I better get crackin' on her B-day card. (Don't worry she doesn't know how to use a computer so I have no fear of her seeing this before Mother's Day.) LOL

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fabulous Collage

This is my second attempt at this collage. I would show you the first but you would LOL. Lot of stamping on this one but this was actually kinda fun. Next time I will use the Marvy inks because they dry quicker. I started out with glossy paper and inked the whole thing with tulip yellow. Then I stamped the veins background stamp with scattered straw (which if you look closely around her face and arm area you may be able to see). I then stamped the butterfly in broken china changing directions and leaving the center area open. Next I stamped the large flower in aged mahogany and the the smaller flower in peeled paint. I filled in the blank spots with a vine stamp in fern green. I stamped (my favorite) girl in the center in black stazon and lastly the sentiment. I outlined the whole thing with my gold leaf pen. The burgundy plaid paper was run through the cuttlebug and then inked the raised dots with my gold cat eye. Lastly I added the flowers for foof. Card size is 5/7 and background strips are 2 x 4 3/4 and the glossy paper is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Ta Da! You can find more about this technique here. Thanks for stopping by! Have a FABULOUS day!

Size: 5 x 7; Stamps: Stampland, Stampin Up!, Heidi Grace, Stamp Camp; Inks: Designer - Tulip Yellow, Fern Green, Distress - Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Broken China, Scattered Straw, StazOn -black; Technique: Collage; Paper: Paper Studio; Accessories: Cuttlebug, Flowers, Gold Leaf Pen