- Stamps: Candy Apples by Impression Obsession, Happy Halloweenie by Lockhat
- Paper: Bazzill Orange and Brown, Misc. Kraft card stock, Neenah Classic Solar White
- Ink: Memento black, Fine Tip Black Pen, Copics, Spicas
- Other: Misc. Ribbon, Nesties, CB Spiderweb Folder
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Inspiration for this card is from Sharon's Friday Challenge to use RED and I really wanted to play with this stamp again, so I did. I love the Eastern/Asian influence, always have. Sorry for the "same stamp" post... but that is my favorite in the magazines when they have the same stamp used different ways. A Different Perspective or something like that... So anyway... these are all new SU stamps. I used Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. I love my Copics... anyone out there want to buy me like 100 more colors? Pretty Please? I'll send you a very nice Thank You card! Anyone...?
Well back to the card... This is an easy card! The little red polka dot paper is from Holiday Treasures SU and I sponged the edges with black. The background stamp is Gratuitous Graffiti, and I have no idea what compelled me to combine these stamps! Then the little white edges I stamped the small branch from Eastern Influences and colored in then roughed up the edges with my scissors edge. On the actual card base I stamped the large flower around the edges. I kept trying to work some ribbon in... but really the card is busy enough and I couldn't find a way to add that I liked. Finished card is an A2.
- Stamps all by SU: Gratuitous Graffiti, Eastern Influences
- Paper: DP Holiday Treasures, Riding Hood Red, Black, Neenah Classic Solar White
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
- Other: Half Pearls, Perfect Layers
Friday, August 29, 2008
I love this DP from SU -- called Haiku and every print in the assortment is fab... it torments me that it is double sided and I have to pick!
The Flower I stamped in Memento Cocoa (I am so loving this brown!) and then used my Copics and Spicas to color and glisten. I tore the edge of the white and touched my Copic Putty marker to the edge of the tear and just let it bleed in to the paper's edge. The white panel is popped up.
The Asian symbols are from a large background stamp that I stamped on DP from Bo Bunny Press and then peeled some paper away in little spots and colored in with my Putty marker again, to give it an "aged" look. I matted it a couple of times using my Perfect Layer's Rulers and tore some more paper here and there. Half Back Pearls to accent. I toyed with putting something in the bottom right corner.... but in the end left it open, keeping it simpler, plus 9 pearls... that's enough embellishments. I do hoard my pearls.
Here's an Up Close and Personal... I tried to take it in the light so that you could see the Spica glitter pens. Click on the Close Up Picture to see a better view!
- Stamps: Eastern Influence by SU, Asian Symbols - no stamp company on the stamp.
- Ink: Memento Cocoa, Versafine Brown, Copics, Spicas, Fine Tip Brown Pen
- Paper: Haiku DP from SU, Bo Bunny Press DP, Neenah Classic Solar White, Gold
- Other: Half Back Pearls, Perfect Layers, Nesties, 1/16 Eyelets, Brad, Hemp Twine
- Stamps: House Of Haunts by SU, Teeniest Kitty by A Muse
- Ink: Copics, Cat's Eyes Copper and Eggshell White, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cocoa
- Paper: DP Ghostly Greetings by SU, DP Manchester by SU, Basic Grey Card Stock, River Rock Card Stock
- Other: Nesties, Fine Tip Brown and Black Pens, Perfect Layers
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Yeah... kind of a corny stamp... Well I have to say I don't think this has ever happened before... I actually like the picture of this card better than I like the actual card IRL! But I figure I'll share my favorites and not so favorites with you... this is definitely in the second group!Here are the details... Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black... which is great for this stamp ---all those little corn kernels and no bleeding with my Copics. I purchased some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White #110 paper, whoa this is some serious paper. I don't know if the weight has any bearing on the Copics... but I love the feel of heavier weight paper. I sponged around the edges with Copper and Gold cat's eyes. The jar I used a glaze pen on to make it look ceramic. The sentiment I brought the colors in from the DP with just loose little squiggles of my copics and then using N0 to tone the color down a bit. The strip behind the corn I used my CB Houndstooth Folder and then rubbed a little gold over it to pick up the embossing. A few blingy leaves, some ribbon and brads... DONE.
- Stamps: Stampin Up's Harvest Home
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cat'e Eyes Copper and Gold, Copics, Fine Tip Brown Marker
- Paper: DP by Bo Bunny Press, Misc. Dark Brown, Neenah Classic Solar White
- Other: Nesties, Misc Ribbon, Crystal Leaves, Brads, CB Houndstooth
Is this too much? I love Basic Grey and so many pattern papers... but I confess I hoard them and they don't get used not because I can't bear to part with them, but rather I have a hard time incorporating some prints on to my cards. I really wanted to use this cool paper "Ambrosia" from Basic Grey... so I did. But I look the finished card and I must say... I have to squint a little to make it look good to me! These stamps again are new SU "Harvest Home". I colored it with my Copics... about 100 different marker colors went on this tiny square of paper! The sentiment I inked In Tangerine Tango and then rolled the edges on my Grey ink pad to get the double colors. I sponged grey ink on most edges.
- Stamps: SU's Harvest Home
- Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey "Ambrosia", Ivory Parchment Card stock
- Ink: Memento Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey
- Other: Ivory Taffeta Ribbon, Nesties, Brads, Copics, Perfect Layers
Saturday, August 23, 2008
- Stamps by SU: Holiday Line Up, To You and Yours
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Spicas, Fine Tip Black Pen
- Paper: White, River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Gold
- Other: Cb Folder, Dew Drops, Half Pearls, Perfect Layers, Gold Edged Sheer Ribbon, Nesties
Sunday, August 17, 2008
- Stamps: Fluffles & Frog by Stampendous
- Inside Stamps: Cat by Inkadinkadoo, Sentiment by Impression Obsession
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Spicas, Fine Tip Black Pen
- Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Black, Neenah Classic Solar White, Basic Grey
- Other: Black Fuzz Yarn, Nesties, Clear Glaze Pen, Stickles
Saturday, August 16, 2008
- Stamps: Cat by Inkadinkadoo, Cauldron and Frog by SU from Haunting Halloween, Witches Legs by Lockhart, Ghoulish Greetings by Amuse
- Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Spicas, White Signo Gel Pen
- Paper: DP by My Mind's Eye, Kiwi Kiss, Black, White
- Other: Olive Poly Twill Ribbon, 3 little crystals, Perfect layers, Nesties
Friday, August 15, 2008
I have seen soooo many cards made with this little Gina K stork image... I feel sure this stork has traveled the world and back on handmade cards. It's just the sweetest little stork. And I know storks are usually white, but sometimes animals need to change colors a bit for artistic card making purposes. So I colored stork and baby with my Copics. For the little baby blankie, I colored with Copics and then added some white dots and outlined them with a fine tip green pen. If you read my wordy blog posts then you know how I made the frame around the oval image. You can click on the pictures to see a larger picture. The frame is quick and easy using nesties, Copics and a fine tip black pen.... this frame making is endless with me, I know. I just can't stop. It's like the ticket corner punch... sometimes I just have to put it out of sight otherwise I will ticket corner every piece of paper in sight. The ribbon is SU's white taffeta ribbon, which I think is my all time fav for bow tying, very easy to work with and mush up as needed to get the just right bow. And this is a very simple card... one nestie layer around the edge and one white layer around the edge...which I roughed up with the edge of my scissors... why did I rough it up you ask... well if you read my wordy wordy posts, then you will know this is my quickie fix if I'm not quite straight!
So my sweet little gender neutral baby card is all ready to fly....
- Stamps: Gina K's Stork and Baby
- Ink: India Black Ink, Copic Markers
- Paper: DP is Basic Grey, So Saffron (SU), White
- Other: White Taffeta Ribbon by SU, Perfect Layers, Nesties, Half Pearls, Ticket Corner Punch
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Stamps: Happy Harmony/SU, Happy Birthday/Endless Creations
Ink: Chocolate, Olive, Versamark & White Detail EP
Paper: DP by Basic Grey, Misc. Green, White Glossy, White, Chocolate Chip
Other: Copic Marker Brown, Nesties, Fine Tip Brown Pen, Chocolate Poly Twill Ribbon (SU)
Monday, August 11, 2008
- Stamps: All Stamps by Repeat Impressions
- Paper: Misc. Green and Moss card stock, White
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
- Copics: BG39, YG95, Y23, N0, N3, E15
- Other: Nesties, Perfect Layers, Fine Tip Black Pen
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I tried to take a picture to show the depth from using the acetate window... but I color with markers, not specialize in expert picture taking... so it's not as clear as I would like.
- Stamps: Swim Cat by Great Impressions, Best Fishes by Amuse
- Ink: Pacific Point (sentiment), India Black Ink (for Image)
- Paper: Acetate, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Yellow, White
- Other: Misc. Ribbon, Nesties, Cuttlebug Folders, Spica Pens, Copic Markers
- So, have you noticed my changing kitty image on my blog banner.... Well, here's the behind the scenes scoop. Some time ago, the talented Michelle Laycock designed a watermark for me and she incorporated a darling kitty image in with my name. She got the image from a website that had it posted it as free clip art. I then had Digi Queen Heather Taylor make a new banner for me, also giving her the kitty image to use for the banner. I loved it! So I'm using this darling image all over the place as a watermark for my cards and it's front and center on my banner. Then I am surfing around one night.... and come across Pink Cat Studio.... and what do I see, but my darling little kitty. This kitty image originally was designed by Melissa the owner of Pink Cat... and it is her main logo image with a whole line of themed stamps using this kitty. I immediately contacted Melissa at Pink Cat Studio and asked if she had given permission to have her image out there as freeware, ummmm... NO. The website had posted the image as free clip art, with no credit given and no permission. I want to be very clear that Michelle, Heather and I had no idea this was not free clip art, all involved are creative people that respect copyright materials and give creative credit where it is due. Melissa from Pink Cat was unbelievably super sweet and said that I could continue to use the image. I didn't feel quite right about that.... this is just my little blog... that image is part of her business. So.... I pulled darling kitty from my watermark and removed from my blog banner asap. To wrap this up.... my long time stamping buddy/digi queen/ artist /friend Heather Taylor has designed a custom cat logo for my use, and I retain the copyright to this image. I am not as concerned with others using my image as I was about using someone else's art. The website that had the image posted as freeware has removed it after being contacted by Pink Cat Studio. I want to thank Melissa for her very understanding attitude and for creating such a cute kitty... have a feeling I'll be placing an order at Pink Cat soon! Michelle and Heather, I thank you both for your help and quick response.
So here is my new CUSTOM kitty designed for me by Heather. Many thanks to Heather!
I love my new One Eyed Krafty Kat!!!
All of these ladies are so talented and creative... if you have a minute head over and take a look.
Heather Taylor's blog
Melissa from Pink Cat
Michelle Laycock's website
Saturday, August 9, 2008
- Stamps: All Stamps by TCP
- Paper: Tangerine Tango, White
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
- Copics: Chinese Orange and Cadmium Orange
- Other: SU Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Spica Orange and Clear Pens, Nesties
Friday, August 8, 2008
The background is stamped on some of my all time fav DP this Granite/Grey looking paper is from the The Attic Collection by Rebecca Sower. Don't know if it's still around, but I love it and bought a good stash. I love mixing it in with black and white images. The photo of the old men is a stamped image by Repeat Impressions. Sometimes I can get a little fussy with photo image stamps not being "perfect". This one I think did pretty darn good. And this image fit perfect in one of the long oval Nesties... PERFECT.... I love it when it just all works! The sentiment, yes another saying that cracks me up... No sissies... heehheeee! The white corners were stamped with the same background stamp as I used on the Rebecca Sower paper and I just tore pieces and overlapped them to liven it up with some white. I roughed up the red edges "old man style" using my scissors. The red frame I ran through what is my new favorite CB folder! The red paper --- New SU In Color... Riding Hood Red.
It's rare I post a challenge card on the day the challenge was issued... so I'm patting myself on the back! I think I deserve some new stamps as a reward.
- Stamps: All Stamps by Repeat Impressions
- Ink: Versafine Onyx
- Paper: SU Riding Hood Red, White, Black, DP by Rebecca Sower
- Other: Nesties, Perfect Layers, Cuttlebug Folder, 1/4" Sheer Black Ribbon, Silver Square Brads, Fine Tip Black Pen
Sunday, August 3, 2008
- Stamps: Verses Rubber Stamps #QQ0824D
- Ink: Chocolate Chip
- Copics: E11, N0, Y000, YR31, E35, YR23
- Paper: Chocolate Chip, Misc Yellow Card Stock, DP by Basic Grey
- Other: Nesties, Perfect Layers
Saturday, August 2, 2008
So you know I have to fuss with the outline on my Nesties by now... just have to use that nice framed edge. I stopped doodling around them because my doodles were never straight enough for me, Markie's Mom pretty much has the corner on small dots, My last few posts were big polka dots and some stripe lines...
so on this card I thought OK... I'll just do some rough stripes with my Copics. After I did them all I could think was it looked like a girly camouflage print! I'm posting it anyway. After I used my Copics to make the border I ran the blender pen over it once just to take the hard edge of the colors. I know I just did a post with this stamp a week or so ago, but I liked coloring the flowers with my Copics. So here it is again. And really this is a simple card (yes it is, Heather!!). The vase is paper pieced from Artic Frog striped paper, I used my brown marker to blur the edge of the stripe, why?... well because my line on the paper piece was not straight, and then repeated the blurry striped line on the bottom too. To create the scallops on the bottom I used my Nesties (long rectangles) and inserted the card through the midddle of the Nestie only cutting one edge. It does look like Girly Camo around the frame edge, doesn't it?! The pink is one of the new In Colors from SU, Pink Pirouette. I think it's just right for pink, not too bright. Also I'm having fun playing with all my new Cuttlebug folders and I love the little mini strip folders and have been using them on the inside of my cards as a quick add on, also you can slip them inside an envelope and emboss a line down the left or right side for a little extra.
- Stamps: All Stamps by Repeat Impressions
- Ink: Versafine Black, Copic Markers
- Paper: DP Artic Frog, SU Pink Pirouette, Misc. Green and Brown Cardstock
- Other: Nesties, Cuttlebug Strip Folders, Perfect Layers
- Stamps: Sentiment/Endless Creations, Mittens by TCP
- Ink: Memento RIch Cocoa, Cat's Eyes Vanilla and Chestnut Brown
- Paper: Baja Breeze, Vanilla, Vanilla DP by K & Co, Brown and Green DP by My Mind's Eye
- Other: Cuttlebug Folder, Nesties, Copics, American Craft Ribbon, Perfect Layers
Friday, August 1, 2008
Faux Fur--- what? Look on the little cuffs of Sprinkle's coat... it's fun flock. This is my first adventure with fun flocking so... I know it's not the newest and latest. But I'm thinking it's a pretty neat-o add on to a card. I always seem to think of Sprinkle as a boy cat (since boy cats are all I've had) but now I am wondering at the gender of Sprinkle... with a name like sprinkle and little hat perched on the head, maybe it is a girl cat. Regardless of gender I still love Sprinkle. I stamped using the Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.... Loving it. It does not bleed at all with my Copics. So I continue to be impressed with this ink. And the cocoa is a so warm looking. Anyhow... on the to the card.... To apply the fur trim I used a quickie glue pen on the areas and then just pressed the fun flock in to it. Seems to stay put. I did go over Sprinkle and the entire outfit with a glaze pen to give her/him/it some shine! I made the little polka dots on my frame just like I did on the Queen Greenie card. Edged some pieces with cat's eyes - Vanilla and Rich Chestnut. All the frames were created with you know what... Nesties. Hurry up new nesties... I'm waiting for you.
- Stamps: All Stamps by The Cat's Pajamas
- Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, Cat's Eyes Chestnut and Vanilla
- Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, The Dot Background is K and Company, Brown and other Dp is My Mind's Eye
- Other: Snowflake Cuttlebug, Nesties, Perfect layers, Ivory Ribbon, Fine Tip Brown Pen, Quickie Glue Pen and FUN FLOCK!