Sunday, January 31, 2010

A fun little project.....

Here it last post for the day!

I happened across this cute die from Quickutz and immediately my imagination went crazy! It looks just like the pine tree air fresheners you can buy for your car. Such possibilities!

Here are a few I created. I used a different part of this background stamp from "Paper Inspirations" for each one. I die cut the trees using those 4x4 coasters. Until now I never found a use for them! They are porous and pretty much like the material the Pine tree's are made of. I brushed some "Card Scents" on the back and covered it with a piece of  designer paper so the driver can look at something pretty too. These are sporting a cinnamon scent.

The details:

Paper:  4x4 coasters

Ink:      Momento Black, Various Copic markers

Other:   "Card Scents", Atyou Spica gold marker, Stardust stickles, Quickutz tree die

Stamp:  from "Paper Inspirations"

Thanks for taking a look!


A "sorta" vintage Valentine....

Hello again for another Sunday post! This time I've attempted to create a "Vintage Valentine". The technique is one I spotted on this blog HERE.  Beate has such wonderful fact I ordered the "Ippity" stamp set just based on her wonderful card!

Here are the details:

Stamps:  Old stamp from "Paper Inspirations", SU set "Illuminations"

Paper:     SU Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink

Ink:        Ranger Distress ink "Fired Brick"

Other:    EK Success border punch, Stickles "Stardust", Pearls, Nestabilities

Have a great Monday!


Fourishes "Timeless Tuesday" challenge

Here it is.....another Sunday! It seems this is the only day of the week I have time to post. This weeks TTC#51 was make a card inspired by the letter "P". My submission included the color PINK and PEARLS.
Flouishes blog challenge info can be found HERE.

Here are the details:

Stamps:    Flourishes "Spring Ephemerals collection 1", "Vintage Wallpaper"

Ink:          Versamark Onyx Black (great for clear stamps), SU "Pretty in Pink"

Paper:      GP white, SU black, pretty in pink

Other:       SU punches, MS border punch, Zing black glitter EP, assorted ribbon

Thanks for looking and have a great week!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge

Hello again, the end of another wonderful weekend! Have to get ready for the work week..... UGH!
Here is my entry for the FTTC50. It was to make a "scene" card using Flourishes stamps. I have to admit this wasn't my favorite layout and Im not sure I really like the finished card. Im more comfortable with the abstract than the realistic. Gave it my all though!  I did however teach myself how to fake an asian coin LOL.

The details:

Stamps:  Flourishes "Waterlily" Set #54

Paper:   SU Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Basic Black and Neenah Solar Crest white

Ink:        Momento Tuxedo Black, SU Wils Wasabi, Kiwi Kiss, Crushed Curry (sponged on the embossed  parts of the bamboo)

Coloring medium:   Copic markers for the airbrushed background and coloring the fish and flowers

Other:    Spellbinders bamboo embossing/cutting plate, Stickles for leaves and flowers, crystal effects for the sun and applied over the water and fish (better seen in the closeup photo).

Coin:  I cut a piece of white shrink plastic using Spellbinders Asian Coin die. Inked it up with Encore metallic gold ink and then shrank using my heat gun.  The ink does not set so I added a little black ink to the edges and applied a layer of clear embossing power and reheated. I actually like how the coin turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #14

Well! I made it through another busy day! Here is my card for this weeks Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #14.
The details can be found HERE. I just love the digital images she has and have to RESTRAIN myself from constantly downloading more!

Here is a closeup showing the stickles glitter sparkle!

Paper:  SU Melon Mambo, Su Pink Pirouette, Gina K Ivory, K and Co. DP

Ink/Color medium:  SU Melon Mambo, Prismacolor pencils, Prismacolor markers, Copics and airbrush

Other:   Roses from AC Moore floral dept., Nestabilities, Spellbinders leaf die, Crystal effects, Stickles, Copic Spica pen, lace from Joanne Fabrics, Hero Arts heart shaped pearls

For some reason I like to use the Prismacolor/gamsol method for coloring when the overall image is small with tiny places to color. I cant shade very well in a confined space. I love using copics with larger images tho! Generally I buy white roses and color them using my copics and airbrush. This way I can have ANY color flower I want! The embossed ivory leaves were airbrushed in the die with a light pink and a very light coat of stardust stickles rubbed on top. Crystal effects were applied to her ponytail holders and shoes.

Thanks for taking a look and have a great week.........


Monday, January 18, 2010

Stampin B's Weekly Challenge

Hello and a happy Monday! Today I'm posting my challenge card "Make a winter fun card" for Stampin B's weekly challenge # 41. The details on how you can join the fun can be located HERE

The design details are:

Digital Images:  "Bronte and Bella ice skating" from Mo's Digital Pencil

Paper:   Gina K 120# white, K and Co. SU Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal

Coloring medium:  Prismacolor pencils/gamsol

Other:   MS pine tree border punch, Nestabilities, Sparkly fluff "sugar", crystal effects, Stickles "lime green"

Thre is a lot of sparkle and shine on this card....I wish it showed up better!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flourishes "Feel the Love" challenge

It's almost TGIF! What a week....cold and more SNOW.  GRRRR I seriously need to move south! Flourishes stamps is having a release party Jan 15 and here is my card for the challenge. The more elaborate the better ya know! I never miss an op to glitter and bling it up....

Here are the details:

Stamps:  Flouishes "Strut your stuff"

Paper:    K and Co., SU  Melon Mambo, Neenah 120#, white glitter paper (for flourishes)

Ink:        Memento tuxedo black, SU Cranberry Crisp, Copic R39 (airbrushed frame, beads)

Other:    Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol

Accessories:  Sizzix flouish die, Nestabilie hearts, Cuttlebug script EB folder, beads, pearls, flowers and ribbon

I chose to make this a "Frame Card" to showcase the peacock and heart. I glittered the "script" using my quickie glue pen and MS fine crystal glitter. Stickles enhance the feathers on the bird. The background striped paper was embossed using a flouish EB folder and then sanded to add distressing.

The directions for the Frame Card can be found  HERE

I cant wait for the new releases! Flourishes stamps are just so beautiful.....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

I've discovered Sweet Pea Stamps!!!

Ack! It's Sunday the weekend just flies by. Todays post is my first card using a new stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps. The artist is ching-chow kuik. This is the first of what will be many fairy cards in the future. They are such fun to color!

The details......

Stamps:  Sweet Pea Stamps "Fly Butterfly", SPS sentiment

Paper:    Gina K #80, SU Tangerine Tango, K and Co designer paper

Ink:        Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers ( E00 E02 YR24 Y15 Y11 Y00 R20 )

Other:     EK border punch, Nestabilities, Prima swirl, Stickles, Prima flowers, D3 gel (on moons)
Copic airbrush Y28 ( background around image)

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment if you like!


Sunday, January 3, 2010


Hello and Happy New Year! With just a few days to spare, here is a BD card for my Dad. Masculine cards are not my specialty and keeping it clean and simple was a tough one! I SO wanted to glitter it up.

Stamps:          Inkadinkado

Paper:             SU Brilliant Blue, GP

Ink:                 Memento Danube Blue

Other:              MS "Happy Birthday" punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU piercing template, sponge, Ballet Blue SU marker, Generic brand dewdrops.

For some reason these paper and ink colors worked best for me......To color my dewdrops I punch out circles using a standard hole punch. I glue them to the card and then glue the DD on top. This way I easily coordinate them with my project. This method works great with design paper as well. Also, I sponged Danbue blue around the edges of the focal image and the embossed panel.

Im looking forward to Valentine'sDay and Spring cards with lots of ribbon, flowers and glitz! Hope to see you back soon!