Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I've posted a bunch of cards and notebooks/journals on Etsy, check them out if you're interested!
I've been putting off getting some stamps from The Greeting Farm for a while. Sometimes I do this to make sure I reeeeaalllly like them. A lot of times, I do impulse buying, without thinking, and later regret buying. So when I find something new I like, especially from a new company I've never purchased from before, I will wait for a while. If I still want them a couple of weeks later, then I'll allow myself to get some. If I end up using the stamps over and over, they'll have a long time customer, LOL. Well, I liked them so much, when they had a DT call a couple of weeks ago, I applied. But, it was not meant to be, boo hoo! Oh well.
The only thing I regret about this stamp is that it was part of a set, and I wasn't really crazy about the other stamps in the set. The bunny is what sold me. I love the bunny!
Yeah, yeah yeah, tell me you've never purchased an entire stamp set just for one stamp! In my case, I liked two of the stamps. The mushrooms and the bunny.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I used the new Cosmo Cricket paper collection Everafter for this card. I had a heck of a time trying to line up those scallops though! Went through a couple pieces of the DP till I got it right. I hate when that happens!
Hope it inspires!
Samps: Sugar Nellie
Ink: Palette, Distress
Paper: PTI, Cosmo Cricket, SU
Accessories: PTI ribbon, colored pencils, OMS, McGill flowers punch, glass glitter, self stick pearls
Thursday, March 19, 2009
FYI, to answer a question left in my comments yesterday. I have many different brands of colored pencils, the whole set of Prismacolors, many Faber-Castell Polychromos, some Lyra's, old Spectracolor, Walnut Hollow oil pencils, Raffine, Design Spectracolor and a lot of Derwent. I usually use my Polychromos and Prismacolor's the most, since I have most of those colors. But I do use the others as well. I rarely just use one brand of colored pencils. HTH.
Thanks for looking, see you soon!
Stamps: Stamps Happen
Paper: Papertrey Ink, My Mind's Eye, SU, Bazzill
Accessories: Button, Seam Binding ribbon, Stickles, colored pencils, OMS,
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I've had this stamp from Sunshine Designs for a long time. I think it's one of the first stamps I purchased, right at the beginning of my stamping hobby a couple of years ago. I love their designs, but unfortunately, they're hard to find around here. I used my favorite colors on this one, a combination of periwinkle, pale violet and lime greens. I wish I had a little fairy stamp, because it looks like it should be the home to a tiny little fairy! LOL.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
I haven't played along with a sketch challenge in a long time, so when I saw this sketch on the CPS blog, I knew I had to create a card with this layout. I really like it, and will keep this one in my faves.
No DP, no layers of paper, just simple stamping and a couple of popped up flowers. All supplies are Papertrey Ink.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I love tree images, especially stamps, and this Magnolia tree is so pretty! Can’t you practically smell the cherry blossoms on this card?! I am so ready for spring, and this card is a reflection of my need for warmth, and sunshine, and flowers. The DP is from Basic Grey, and the little punched flowers are from a multi blossom punch from McGill. The images are colored in with colored pencil and OMS.
And finally, my last card. Pretty simple compared to the others, I think. That’s what I like about it. Clean and simple. Tilda is water colored with markers and Twinkling H2O’s. So sad they’re going out of business…I think they had the best shimmery watercolor paint around. It’s a good thing I have a good selection of colors!
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I struggled a bit with this card. I left the window stamp for last, because I just wasn’t sure how to incorporate it into a layout. I knew it looked like a church window, and Tilda was too big to sit on it, and Tilda wouldn’t do that in church now, would she?! LOL. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a church pew stamp for her to sit on, not even a simple bench. (Must remedy that ASAP). Sooooo, I drew my own bench. Problem solved! Now Tilda is sitting primly listening to the choir on Easter Sunday.
I water colored the window with Adirondack reinkers using Butterscotch and Rust (my fave combo for lit windows). Then applied Liquid Glass over it, to make it look like a real window. Love the effect. I want to try this window colored with jewel colors on the top, for a leaded glass effect.
Hope it inspires!
Markers, Adirondack reinkers, Seam binding ribbon, Copic Spica pens, Liquid Glass, Dimensional Paint
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I've been doing a lot of detail cutting instead of masking with this new batch of stamps, it's just easier for me. Masking requires too much thought and planning, LOL. I usually just wing it with my cards layouts. I plop everything down as I go along.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I watercolored everything with a combination of Tombow markers and Distress inks, then just used a green colored pencil for the shading and stripes on the little girl's dress. The rooster was stamped with Vintage Cream Perfect Match hybrid ink from Papertrey Ink on the brown cardstock.
The DP, buttons, flowers and other embellishments are all courtesy of Magnolia, so I can't list the manufacturer's. Other than that, I just used my usual supplies, hot press watercolor paper, some Bazzill, etc.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Anyway, I just came up with this one very quickly, just to get it out of my system so I could continue doing what I should be doing! LOL.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I want to ask you all a question, and get your opinion regarding sentiments. Do you prefer cards with sentiments, or blank cards suitable for any occasion? I do a lot of blank cards with the intention of adding a sentiment when I know where the card will be going. But if I'm selling them, I'm not sure which is better. Please share your opinions with me! Thanks a bunch!
Paper: Bristol, Papertrey Ink, MME
Accessories: PTI stitched ribbon, Spellbinders flowers die, lime green brad, Stickles, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, sewing machine