Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More designs with one stamp

I loved the example on the Stampendous site by Jennifer Dove of the Cherry Bird Stamp W122. She did such beautiful coloring with her Copic markers. I am just not so good with them nor do I have a ton of them so I switched the whole colorway to Prismacolor pencils. I am much better with pencils. I used some Just Peachy Sorbet by Art Anthology on the tips of the flowers. and Imaginecrafts Irresistible Pico Embellisher in gold on  the stamens of the flower.

I did the same colors in this one. I also used the Pico Embellisher in Gold but on this piece I added green glitter glue and copper leaf just for fun. It really doesn't show well in the picture.

The coloring on this one is also from the Stampendous site although my coloring is much darker. I did use Copics on this one. The die cut is Spellbinders labels 22. I used the largest size and hand cut a liner from golden yellow card. The bow is made on my Bow It All V2.0.

This one I did in colored pencils with the Pico Embellisher in gold. I also made the bow on the Bow It All and added blue and green micro glitter and fragments from Stampendous. The banners are from Spellbinders.

Monday, February 16, 2015

3 Different Same Cards

All of these cards use the same stamp, but have different coloring and different card designs.  I absolutely love this little Halloween reveler. She is Pumpkin Ride rubber stamp from Stampendous. I love the vintage look. I am such a huge sucker for vintage, but especially vintage Halloween. I just can't seem to get enough of those cute babies and the black kittens. I know it is far from Halloween but by then I will have new ideas and yes I still have some of my Halloween decorations up and am working on a project that is rather Halloween related. I honestly could have totally skipped the whole Christmas thing this year. And while I am at it Happy Mardi Gras!
This card is colored in plumb purple colors with lime green and turquoise blue accents.  I don't remember the name of this decorative paper but I do know it is from the same pad as the star paper on the next card and it is half girly colors and half boyish colors and has embossing on the papers. I just love all the bright colors in it. It is definitely  great for kids birthday cards. I have had it for years, so it's probably not available any more. Anyway, the corners are just parts that I saved from die cutting  and thought they would make nice corners. I made rosettes from the Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes die. I also used  Marianne Design Creatable Dies Petras ~Ornaments as a background to my focal image.                                        This card is all about the purple. When I was finished coloring and fussy cutting my image I realized she was just to dark and dull. Then I remembered that many vintage cutouts that I have seen have a gold outline and it just so happened I had the perfect product to use. Imagine Crafts IrresistiblePico Embellisher in gold That I won from a crafty blog hop. I also won this stamp from a Stampendous blog hop. I have been extremely lucky in my blog hopping lately. The Pico Embellisher has a wonderful fine point on it and to keep it from clogging in storage there is a nice wire inside the cap that stays in the tip when stored. I think it was the perfect touch to brighten up my sadly over dark coloring. I made a bow with my Bow It all and added a nice sunflower from Petaloo (also won from a blog hop ;p )

This last card is done in blue and gold. Actually the markers I used ended up being a kind of periwinkle. The beautiful fan die is Marianne Design-Creatable Die Petras Heart & Corners I also added another rosette made with the  Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes die. I decided it was still a bit plane so I found some vintage glitter in my stash. I love this stuff and use it sparingly....usually, since I got it at a yard sale and it is in the original bottle. The lid says, "Double plated Will Hold Glitter .25cents." I got a little sloppy with the glue, but it's ok.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Another Valentines Card

and covered the pumpkin with a flower this time. I used the same type of heart button and several flowers from Petaloo. The die is Marianne Designs Creatables called Anja's Large Oval and used gold leaf marker on the outline. I did the background with the Argyle embossing folder from Darice. I also used the same blue and white bakers twine. Across the bottom I used 2 strips of washi tape from the Dollar Tree.  I have several more cards done with this stamp but since it is almost 4am I am going to call it quits for tonight.

MSC MIA

Well, it looks like the last couple of posts got messed up when I moved pictures around on Photo Bucket :( I hate it when that happens and of course I can't find the pictures to put back up. I just have way to many files on there.
Between working on my Voo Doo Doll House (I am almost done and will post pictures soon)and playing with my new stamps that I won from Stampendous, I have been quite busy. Since it is Frilly and Fabulous month at the Dreamweaver blog and Valentines coming up, I thought it would be a good time to post my new card.
I used pumpkin-ride-rubber-stamp. I love this stamp so much. As soon as I got it I started coloring it about 10 times in different colors. In order to cover the pumpkin and make my little girl ready for Valentines day, I found a mini plastic record and attached it over the pumpkin. She is all set to start the party off with some dance music. I stamped the word LOVE from Hearts in Touch (no longer available) on a craft heart tag and used an ink pad to color the edges. The poodle and heart are buttons and the word fun is a sticker. At the top I used a Spellbinders banner-basics-one And wrapped it with blue and white bakers twine. In the corners I used turquoise glittered brads.

I added a brad and 2 strips of decorative metal mesh. The blue stripe at the base is sparkly washi tape.

Inside the top area words are from Rubber Stampede (no longer available.) The fan shaped die is from Marianne Design Creatable Die Petra's Heart & Corners set. 
I hope you enjoy this card.
I also want to enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge . Their theme is pop-up cards. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

What I am working on right now.

Bottles! Halloween and other. I have a huge assortment of newer and vintage bottles to play with. I keep saying I am not going to buy any more vintage bottles, but then we go to a flea market or yard sale and these gorgeous vintage pieces steal my heart. They usually aren't too expensive and they don't take up much room. Let's just say that they occupy as many rooms in my house as my art supplies. So, yea, every room. Anyway, this bottle is a newer one that has been in my stash forever. Just sitting in my tub waiting for me to pull them out and decorate them. It is painted black and crackled, but you can still see through it in the crackle areas. I used some little images form collage sheets. I put one on each side for this bottle. I also used some tarnished vintage silver glitter on the corners of the bottle.
This picture is a little closer and you can see it a bit clearer. I made the bow from orange satin ribbon on my Bow-it-all2 and put it over this really pretty orange elastic doubble ruffle ribbon that I wrapped around the neck. 
 This is a nice vintage bottle that I used typewriter beads to spell the word boo and used copper spacers in between. I strung it on Pumpkin Pie hemp cord from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I got this wonderful cord in 4 different colors and all of them coordinate nicely so I may just add some more to it later.
I will leave you with this lovely blurry image of my messy desk full of ribbons die cuts bottles and other ephemera. I think I have it all together. Now I just need to clean off a spot to work ;P