Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A New England Fall, 3CTC19

This card is for Kerry's Thursday Challenge, 3CTC19. It has been quite a while since I was able to participate in it. I did have this card made from a while ago but I thought it fit this week's challenge perfectly since fall in New England is all about the leaves bursting with vibrant color ever where you turn. I can't imagine not being here to see all the color!!!!

I used the Inkadinkado fall leaves set and inked them up with a Kaleidacolor ink pad in fall colors. The image in the middle is a Just Rite Oval stamp set and I colored it with dye ink markers. I added the word Fall to it after I stamped the oval to balance it out. I cut the oval with my nesties and popped it up to make it stand out. Lastly to make everything glisten I used a small paintbrush and brushed Stickles lightly on all the leaves and the dots under Inspired. By brushing the Stickles it gives a light, thin coat instead of a thicker coat right out of the bottle. You can see it in the second pic that I posted. This makes a fairly fast card with a lot of "WOW" factor, I think.
Stamps: Just Rite, Amuse, Inkadinkado
Paper: SU Choc. Chip, CTMH colonial white and DP unknown
Ink: Kaleidacolor Pad, Marvy Markers
Accessories: Nesties, Stickles, Prima flowers, CTMH ribbon brad, misc. small brads and Michaels ribbon

I am really happy that you took the time to stop by and see my work.
Thank you it means a lot.
Please come by again soon,

A High Hopes garden

It feels like it has been forever since I last posted to here. School was crazy for the last month of the year and we had so much going on at home that we kept packing and unpacking different rooms while workers were here doing what had to be done. My stamping things were packed up so they didn't get lost in the shuffle. I am so happy that school just got out a couple of days ago and I finally got to stamp these past couple of days.

This is one of the cards that I did. The stamp is from High Hopes and it was really fun to color with Copics. The vine has Stickles on the flowers and the tipped pot has Flower Soft on the center of the flowers. The image is a bit on the big side so I didn't have much room for much else on the card. You should have seen me digging through older DP to find my stash of gigham, I haven't had much use for it until this stamp. I wanted the card to have a country feel to it.

Stamps: High Hopes, SU
Paper: SU Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Neenah white and DP Boxer Scra0pbook Productions
Ink: Copics, SU Close to Cocoa and Old Olive
Accessories: CTMH brads, Nesties, Stickles, Flower Soft and rafia

I am so glad to be back creating and hope to spend lots of time now doing a lot more of it.
Thanks so much for stopping by and looking. Please stop by again soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Butterfly Kisses...

Life has been so busy this past week. This is the first card that I have found time to make because of work, home and gardening. I love my gardens but they do take a lot of time in the Spring. It is well worth it though come July when everything is in full bloom. I planted some perennials that attract butterflies this year. This is what made me want to make this card. This is one of the new Sugar Nellie Home Grown stamps.
The image is colored with Copics. I made a mask for the image because of the light colors I used and then did the clouds. The two stamped butterflies were cut out and popped up to make them look realistic. All the butterflies were brushed with Stickles to give them some sparkle.
Stamps: Sugar Nellie Home Grown, Serendipity Stamps
Paper: SU Pink Passion, Neenah White, DP Basic Grey
Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Pink Passion, Memento Black and Copics
Accessories: 2 SU Punches, MS punch, Paper Shaper Punch, Stickles, CTMH flowers, Michaels ribbon and Pearl Stickers
Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I have created.
I really appreciate all your wonderful comments about my cards.
Please by again soon,