Friday, September 30, 2011

Swanky Snowdudes

Hi all! Here is a card that I made for the SPARKS Challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog.


Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge.


Here is my take on it.


I was inspired by the colors (hot pink, mint, kelly green and kraft) in the photo and used them for my card. I used the lovely snowman from the Swanky Snowdudes set. He is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock and colored with Copic markers.


The background is created by dragging a piece of watercolor paper through a pool of ink created by smashing (ink pads) a little bit of shabby shutters and lots of tumbled glass distress inks onto my craft sheet plus lots of water. I then stamped the snowflakes from the same stamp set with tumbled glass distress ink. The sentiment is also from the Swanky Snowdudes set. The seam binding is dyed with the leftover ink from making the background.

That's it for now. Find out all the details for the challenge here. Have a fantastic day, my friends! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
specialty paper: (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: Paper Smooches
dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters Distress) Ranger Industries
coloring medium: Copic
fiber: (seam binding) Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
accents: (glitter pen) Copic
other: (foam tape) 3M, (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fruity For You

Hello and welcome to another sneak peek for The Craft's Meow's October release. We are showcasing a lovely set illustrated by Nina Brackett called Fruity For You.


These pears are so cute! It's a bit of an unconventional color combination for a wedding/anniversary card, but I like those colors together. =)


The pears are paper pieced with patterned paper from the Dwell 6x6 Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye. I stamped an extra pair of hearts in pink and popped them up with foam tape.

That's all I have. Check out what the other design team members came up with here and don't forget to leave a comment on the sneak peek post over at The Craft's Meow Store Blog for a chance to win this stamp set. All new stamp sets will be available starting October 1st at The Craft's Meow.





Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base) Papertrey Ink
stamps: The Craft's Meow
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Ranger Jet Black Archival, ColorBox Pinkolicious Archival Dye
accents: (pearls) Recollections
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Floral Tattoo

Hello, hello~~ Hope you are having a lovely week so far. I haven't had the chance to play with many challenges other than my dt obligations the past few months and I have decided that I need to play with more challenges and challenge myself a little more. I get to play with some paints the other day and came up with a card for the Embellish Paint or Mist Color Trends Challenge.


I inked the flourish (or butterfly trail in this case) from the Floral Tattoo set with Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in Stream and stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper.


The butterfly is cut from Smoky Shadow cardstock with the Mini Butterflies die set then I stamped the doily/lace pattern from the Floral Tattoo set with Ranger Acrylic Pearl Paint Dabber. I really like the shine the Pearl paint gives.


The text background and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink and they are stamped with pumice stone distress ink with spritz of water.

That's all for now. You can find all the details for this challenge here. Hope you have a beautiful day! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (Dark Chocolate, Smoky Shadow) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamps: (Floral Tattoo) Stamper's Anonymous
clear stamps: (Background Basics: Text Style, Botanical Silhouette) Papertrey Ink
dye ink: (Pumice Stone Distress) Ranger Industries
paint: (Stream, Pearl) Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber
pearls: Recollections
die: Sizzix
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #62

Hello! It's time for a card for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge. Here is this week's challenge:


We are combining our challenge with Inspirational Card Sketches and here is a better look of the sketch.


Here is my take on it.


I used the sweet Holiday Emily for my card. She is just darling and so chic!


Holiday Emily is colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then cut and embossed using a Petite Ovals Small die. I cut the patterned paper with a Standard Circles Large die and the sentiment piece is cut using a Labels Trio die. All patterned paper edges are inked with tea dye and vintage photo distress inks.


I covered the puffy part of her dress and shoes with Sugar Sparkly Fluff for some texture and shine, although it seems to be impossible to capture them with camera. The patterned paper is from the Wonder collection by Authentique and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all I have. Please go and check out what the other design team members came up with for this challenge and find out all the details for the challenge here. Hope you can join us this week! =)






Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Pure Poppy, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Holiday Emily) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Authentique
inks: Ranger Jet Black Archival, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
accents: (red, green buttons) Papertrey Ink, Sparkly Fluff
dies: (oval, circle) Spellbinders, (Open Scallop border) My Favorite Things (inside)
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
outfit: R59, R29, R27, R24, YG67, YG17, YG03, Y28, Y26, Y21, Y11
shoes: R29, R27, R24
hair decor: R59, R29, R27, R24, YG67, YG17, YG03
bell: Y28, Y26, Y21, Y11, C3, C1, C00
candy cane: R29, R27, R24, W1, W00, 0
card size: 5" x 5"

As We Gather Together

Happy Monday, all! Today is the first day of the sneak peaks for The Craft's Meow's October release and I am helping out today. We are showcasing a classy and beautiful set called "As We Gather Together" illustrated by Kaitlyn Ord. Here is my card:


I love the beautiful, detailed fall images and the mixed font sentiments in this set. They are so versatile and put me right in the mood for fall cards.


The leaves are stamped on watercolor paper using wild honey and barn door distress inks with spitz of water. I stamped the pumpkins on separate watercolor paper with walnut stain distress ink, cut out then popped them up with foam tape. The sentiment is also stamped with walnut stain distress ink.

That's all I have. Check out what the other design team members created with this beautiful set, you can find out the list here. Don't forget to leave a comment on the sneak peek post over at The Craft's Meow Store Blog for a chance to win this stamp set. All new stamps will be available starting October 1st at The Craft's Meow.





Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base) Papertrey Ink
specialty paper: (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: (As We Gather Together) The Craft's Meow
dye inks: (barn door, wild honey, walnut stain) Ranger Industries
fiber: (twine) May Arts
accents: (pearl) Recollections
other: (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 5" x 3 1/2"

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop



Hello all! This is my first ever Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and I finally inked up some stamps that I have had for a little while. =) Here is the challenge for the blog hop:


Here is my card:


I used the colors from the photo as my inspiration and went ahead with a single layer CAS design. This doesn't happen a lot if you know me. =)

That's all from me. Please check out all the entries for the blog hop here. Have fun hopping! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Modern Basics, Gracious Vases) Papertrey Ink
inks: (Pumice Stone, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass Distress) Ranger Industries
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What's Cooking?

Happy weekend, my friends! =) Here is a card that I made using a super sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


I love this cute little cook/kitchen helper. She is so adorable! =) I was never a kitchen helper when I was her age. I was (and still am) more interested in the end results than the process cooking-wise. That is why I am not the cook in our household. =)


The image is called What's Cooking? and it's printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. It's cut and embossed using a Petite Ovals Large die then colored with Copic markers. The image is matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Petite Scalloped Ovals Large die before I stitched the layers together.


The patterned paper is from the Vanity Fair 6x6 Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

That's all for now. For more inspirations using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog. =)





Have a beautiful weekend and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
stamp: Hero Arts
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: Ranger Jet Black Archival
buttons: Papertrey Ink
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
dies: (Edgers #1) Papertrey Ink, (oval, scalloped oval) Spellbinder
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
top: R89, R85, R83, R81
skirt: Y26, Y21, Y11
apron: R85, R83, R81, RV10
socks: W1, W00, 0
shoes: R89, R85, R83, R81, C7, C5, C3
spatula: E35, E34, E31
pot: C7, C5, C3, E08, YR18, YR15, YR12
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cinderella

Happy Friday, all! Here is a card that I made using an image from the Princess For 1 Day Collection by Whiff of Joy Stamps.


I used Cinderella for my card. She is lovely and super fun to color. I don't love how her dress turned out, but it will have to do for now. =)


Cinderella is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Labels Ten die. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed using a Labels Nine die.


The inside of the card is finished to (kind of) match the front of the card. The glass shoe image is from the Princess Accessaries set and is stamped with Pinkolicious (gotta love that name!) ColorBox Archival Dye ink that I picked up at my local M's.


The patterned paper is from the Victoria Garden collection by Echo Park and the sentiment is from the Princess Rosebud set.

That's it for now. Have a happy day, my friends! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: Echo Park
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival, Color Box Pinkolicious Archival
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
paper doily: Wilton
border punch: Martha Stewart Craft
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares, mulberry paper flower
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
dress: R35, R32, R30, R00
fan: Y19, Y15, Y13
crown: Y26, Y21, Y11, R35, R32, BG32, BG11
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspired By Jill Foster

Hello! I am so excited that I get to take over Jill Foster's blog - Inspired by... for a day today. Please hop over to Jill's blog and see the card that I made. Big thank you to Jill for inviting me, it's such an honor! =) I decided that since I took over Jill's blog with my usual cute style, I'll let Jill's amazing inking style take over my blog for a day. Or at least I tried to mimic Jill's fabulous inky style. Here it is.


I must have tried this for over ten times. I wanted to make a fall card with this winter stamp from the Merriest Christmas Wishes set by Hero Arts. I tried inking it with distress inks and distress stains with different color combinations and liked none of the results. When my order of Faber Castell Red/Yellow Gelatos arrived, I decided to give them a try and finally I got what I wanted! =)


I applied the Gelatos directly onto the stamp with three colors, spritzed it with water and I liked these colors so much better! I did used extra water and the paint brush that came with the set to blend the three colors together. I just get the brush wet and use a circular motion to blend. Jennifer McGuire made a video on projects with Gelatos in this video.


The background is created with vintage photo distress stain. I swiped it across the paper like Jill did in this video. I love the woodgrain-ish effect. The Flower Dot Pattern (it's 25% off at Two Peas!) background is then stamped with vintage photo distress ink. The design of the card is inspired by this card. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I am submitting this to the Everything Autumn challenge over a the Hero Arts Blog/Flickr group, you can see the challenge details here.

That's all I have. Please don't forget to hop over to Jill's blog to see the other card that I made! =)





Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: (Merriest Christmas Wishes, Flower Dot Pattern) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Distress Stain
specialty ink: Faber Castell Gelatos
twine, pearl: Whiff of Joy Stamps
other: foam tape, foam squares
card size: 4 3/8" x 4 3/8"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Puddles of Fun

Hi all! Here is a card that I made for Super Sketch #98 over at the PWCO Blog.


I used the super duper cute Puddles of Fun illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller for my card. It makes me smile coloring this duck family! =)


The image is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Reverse Wonky Rectangles die.


The patterned paper is from the Everyday Flair 6x6 Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye. The blue swirly one is cut using the Scallops On the Edge die. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.


That's all for now. Have a Happy Hump Day! =)




Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Puddles of Fun) PaperWorks Co., (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival
button: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
dies: (Reverse Wonky Rectangles) Spellbinders, (scallops) Sizzix
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
papa & mama ducks: YR24, YR23, YR31, Y26, Y21, Y11, B04, B02, B00, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02, R35, R22, R20, C9, C7, C5, Y38, Y35
kiddle ducks: Y19, Y15, Y13, R22, R20, R32, Y26, Y21, Y11, YG13, YG21, B02, B00
ladybug toy: R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5, E11, E59
snail: E13, E11, E17, E15
bee: Y38, C7
puddle: B000, B0000, 0, W3
ground: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 5" x 4 1/4"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #61

Hello! It's time for a card for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge. Here is this week's challenge:


We can also combine this challenge with Card Patterns #133 since Sparkle Creations is the sponsor for the this week's challenge. Here is the CP sketch:


Here is my card:


My card wasn't inspired by a song, but I followed the sketch. =)


I used the beautiful Fall Charlotte for my card. She is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Standard Circles Large die.


The patterned paper is from the Vanity Fair 6x6 Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all I have. Please go and check out what the other design team members came up with for this challenge and find out all the details for the challenge here. Hope you can join us this week! =)






Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Fall Charlotte) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Papertery Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Espresso ColorBox Pigment
paper doily: Wilton
pearls: Recollections
border punch: Martha Stewart Craft
Copics used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
shirt: RV66, RV63, E39
skirt: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
hat: RV66, RV63, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
boots: E29, E27, E25, E23, C9, C7
pumpkins: YR07, YR04, YR02, YG97, YG95, YG91, E21, E51, E50, E43, E42, E41, E40
leaves: YG95, E08, R08, R05, R02
ground: E59, E39, E35, E33, E31, E30
card size: 5" x 5"

FOLKal Points

Hi all! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I made a card for The Sparks Challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog.


Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge:


Here is my take on the challenge:


I used the colors from the inspiration photo to color the image. I had to add a little yellow in it though, hope it's all right. The background choice is also inspired by the photo.


The cute Russian doll is from the lovely FOLKal Points set and is colored with Copic markers on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. The sentiment is also from the same set. I just adore Kim's images and her handwriting! =) The cross stitching under the sentiment and the border are hand stitched and are inspired by the stamp set itself.


The patterned paper is from the Dwell 6x6 Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye. I guess by now you all know that I just love all the new paper pads released by MME! =) You can get them here at Inspiration Emporium as well as stamps from Paper Smooches! Don't forget to use coupon code wonderland for 10% off at check out.

That's it for now. Have a fantastic day, my friends! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (FOLKal Points) Paper Smooches
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
coloring medium: Copic markers
gem: Recolllections
embroidery floss: DMC
other: foam squares
card size: 3 1/2" x 5

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