Sunday, May 30, 2010

For the Twi-Hards

I have to admit that I don't reaIlly understand the Twilight phenomenom. I watched both movies back to back and mostly kept doggedly watching them just hoping they would get better.  Unfortunately, they never did for me.  However, I do understand obsessions so here are two cards for the Twi-hard fans.  I found the Edward and Bella digital image through google from Spesch Designer Stamps.  I printed both images with my Epson Artisan printer onto PTI cardstock making one image smaller as well as printing a mirror image for one of them. Both were colored with Copic Markers. 

Products: Spesch Designer Stamps, Webster's Pages pp, PTI cs, Prima leaves and sequin center, Maya Road silk ribbon, Basic Grey Jewels, Copic Markers

Copic Markers: Grass-YG91, YG93, YG95; (Edward) Skin-E00,0; Hair-E55, E57; Coat and Shoes-C1, C3, C5; Pants-BG72, BG75; (Bella) Skin-E00, E02, R20; Hair-E55, E57, R29; Sweater-BV00, V12, V15; Jeans-B91, B93, B95, B97

Products: Specsh Designer Stamps, Pink Paislee pp, PTI cs, ribbon and buttons, Basic Grey pearls, Fiskars punch, Copic Markers

Copic Markers: Grass-YG91, YG23, YG25; Background-B0000 (Edward) Skin-E0000; Hair-E55, E57; Coat-BV00, V12, V15; Pants-C1, C3, C5; (Bella) Skin-R01, E02, R20; Hair-E55, E57, R29; Sweater-BG72, BG75; Jeans-B91, B93, B95, B97

Only one month to wait for Eclipse!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Another Graduation Card

We received a late graduation announcement so I had to put together a quick card.  I wanted to use the lime green report card piece from the Jillibean Soup Alphabet Soup collection so I went in search of something appropriate for the background.  I orginally had in mind something from the older Ki Memories collections in black and white.  I never found what I was looking for (note to self: patterned paper needs a major reorganization) but I did find a very old sheet of ProvoCraft paper with colorful numbers on it.  I thought it fit the school theme I was going for.  Of course this meant I had a lot more colors to deal with but it actually fits the personality of the recipient so it all worked out.  I stamped my cute Sugar Nellie image with Memento ink onto PTI cardstock, then colored it up with Copic markers. 

Products: Sugar Nellie stamp, Jillibean Soup and ProvoCraft pp, PTI cs, sentiment stamp and ribbon, Stampin' Up punch, Copic Markers

Copic Markers: Skin-R01, E02, R20; Hair-E55, E57, W2; Dress and Stockings-R81, R83, R85; R22, R46, YG01, YG23, YG25; Star-YR12, YR16

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DeLovely Part II

Today I have more projects using Cosmo Cricket DeLovely collection. 

First up is a card I created for this week's All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge.  The challenge was to include dry embossing so I used one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders on the background cardstock. I like how it frames my stamped piece.  I stamped the Sweet November image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Bazzill (formerly Prism) Simply Smooth Cardstock, then colored with Copic markers. I cut her out then mounted to the card using pop dots. 

Products: Cosmo Cricket Delovely pp, Sweet November stamp, PTI cs and button, May Arts ribbon, Making Memories stickers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copic markers
Copic Markers: Skin-E00, R01, R11, R20; Hair-Y11, Y21, Y23; Clothing-BG10, BG11, BG13; Wings, Shoes, Lips-RV04, RV14, RV17; Wings-YG23, YG13, YG25; Eyes-B32, B34

Next is a card created for this week's Stampavie "my favorite colors" challenge. The colors in the DeLovely line are some of my favorites which is part of the reason I love this collection so much. In fact these are the colors of my craft room decor. I stamped the Sarah Kay image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Bazzill Simply Smooth Cardstock, then colored with Copic markers. I cut out using my Labels 8 Nestabilities and sponged around the edges with Versamark ink while it was still in the die. Notice that I actually used two pieces from the matching DeLovely sticker sheet. I cut the edges off the Best Friend sticker and one of the small journal stickers and placed them slightly underneath the stamped piece to form additonal layers of color.

Products: Cosmo Cricket Delovely pp and sticker, Stampavie stamp, PTI cardstock, May Arts ribbon, Prima trim, Making Memories felt flower sticker, Kaisercraft pearl, Spellbinders Nestabilties, Copic Markers

Copic Markers: Skin-E00, E02, R20; Hair-E55, E57; Hat-Y21, Y23, YR23; Halter, Basket cloth, patches-RV04, RV14, RV17; Jean-BG10, BG11, BG13

I hope you are having a great week.  As always, thank you for stopping by. I know I'm not a frequent blogger so I really appreciate those of you who have stuck with me!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Isn't it Delovely?

I am loving the new Cosmo Cricket DeLovely collection.  Such beautiful, vibrant colors. They make me smile just looking at them so of course I couldn't wait to get started.

First up is my contribution to this week's Taylored Expressions challenge. This is my first project using a digital stamp. I'm not exactly sure why I've been resistant to them.  I think the pure stamper in me was reluctant.  I don't really see myself ever converting fully over to digital but I will add them to the mix. I printed the Tiddly Inks image onto PTI cardstock using my Epson Artisan 810, colored with Copic markers and then cut with my circle Nestabilities, inking around the edges while it was still in the die. I used the matching sticker sheet for the small turquoise border and the circles at the bottom. I matted the floral circles onto cardstock and then mounted them onto the card with pop dots.

Products: Cosmo Cricket Delovely pp and stickers; Tiddly Inks Digital stamp, Bazzill cs (card base), PTI cardstock, May Arts ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers, pins from a seller on Etsy

Copic Markers: Face-E00, E02, R20; Hair, Shoes and Stockings-RV13, RV04, RV17; Hat and Dress-BG10, BG11, BG13; Flowers and stockings-Y11, Y21,YG21, YG25, YG23

Next up is a simple scrapbook page featuring my granddaughter Clara. The fun bright colors in the DeLovely line really fit her happy personality.  On this particular day she was in our favorite place which happens to be anywhere outside, strolling her babydoll around!   

Products: Cosmo Cricket Delovely pp and sticker, American Crafts thickers, May Arts ribbon, Prima flowers, pins from an Etsy shop

That's it for today.  As always, thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Graduation Card

It's that time of year again when graduation invitations arrive in the mail. I have to admit that masculine type cards really aren't my specialty but since my lone graduate this year is male I had no choice beyond buying a store bought card.  I based my card on a sketch for this week's Sketch for You to Try challenge.

My original thought was to buy a stamp with a cap and gown motif but I thought that would have too limiting a use.  Instead I selected Papertrey Ink's Fly Away since it afforded more design opportunites.

I started out by stamping the plane image onto PTI cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I then stamped the same image again using London Fog Memento ink and cut out around the body only.  I placed it on top of the already stamped piece to get a two toned image (so much easier than masking). I then cut out using one of my circle Nestabilities, sponging around the edges with Summer Sky Memento ink while it was still in the die. I stamped the banner onto PTI cardstock using Tuxedo Black and then stamped the sentiment inside it with Memento Lady Bug ink. The cloud was cut using the fabulous new My Favorite Things Die-namics. I also sponged around it with Summer Sky ink and stamped my PTI sentiment from the Mega Mixed Messages set. I attached it to the card using a pop dot so it would appear to float; I did the same with the banner piece. The report card paper is from the Jillibean Soup Alphabet Soup collection.  I cut it down to fit the card size and then punched the left edge with a Stampin' Up Spiral Notebook punch.  To stay with the school theme I used pieces from the Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend collection as the background. The black houndstooth strips are from a Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage paper.  I added a washer raided from The Donald's toolbox for an industrial touch but softened it up with some Kaisercraft pearls and baker's twine.  

Products: Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup and Pink Paislee pp, PTI cs and stamps, Kaisercraft pearls, Stampin' Up punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities

I am off to a Copic certification class on Friday.  I'll see you back here next week.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pink and Brown

Sorry I haven't been around much.  I really just have not felt the creative urge so I haven't really had anything to share lately. 

Today's card is for the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge Blog. Since the challenge was to use the colors pink and brown it was the perfect opportunity to use my as yet uncut Crate Paper Paper Doll paper. I stamped the Sweet November image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Prism Simply Smooth cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then cut it out.  I stamped the Prima Hex Net image with Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa onto a piece of PTI cardstock and then cut out with my circle Nestabilities. I mounted the fairy image onto it only using adhesive in her center.  I then used a small pop dot behind her head and skirt to give her some "lift off."

Products: Sweet November and Prima stamps, Crate Paper pp, Bazzill cs (card base), PTI cs and button, Maya Road pins, Kaisercraft pearls, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers

Copic Markers: Skin - E00, E02, R20; Hair - G21, G24, BG10; Skirt - RV23, RV32, RV34 E57, E29, E49; Wings - YG23, YG13; Eyes - B41, B32

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Calm and Serene

My project for today is for the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge.  The challenge is based on this photo:

The scene was so calm and serene  and that is what I wanted to convey with my card.  I was especially drawn to the white furniture with the green leafy patterned pillows so those are the colors and motifs I used. I started out by using a Cuttlebug embossing folder onto the top part of the card base. I then stamped one leaf piece using Stampin' Up Certainly Celery from the Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf set onto white cardstock and then used another Cuttlebug embossing folder on it. I stamped the larger leaf piece using Memento Bamboo Leaves onto another piece of cardstock and cut out. It's not often that I don't use patterned paper on my cards but I decided the ribbon could be my pattern. 

Products: Papertrey Ink stamp, buttons and cs, Bazzill cs, May Arts ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folders

Have a great week!