Saturday, October 31, 2009
This card made me think of scary houses. This is a SU set from a year or two back. I always like the house and the sentiment. I masked off the image with a circle, sponged on green ink and then sprayed it with Krylon black webbing to give a cobweb look to it. I sponged yellow in side the circle area and then Shimmered it. The moon got gold glitter so that it would stand out from the shimmered back round. I still thought it needed a bit more so I punched out the bats, ran them through my Xyron machine and glittered them black before I popped them up.
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Lovely Lilac, Black, GP White, DP SU (I think)
Inks: SU Green Galore, YoYo Yellow, Going Grey, Lovely Lilac, Versafine Black
Accessories: EK Success Bat Punch, SU Oval Punch, Krylon Webbing Spray, Art Institute Glitter, Misc. Brads, Michaels Ribbon
I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween tonight!!!
Trick or Treat,
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Jo's Monday lunchtime Challenge, TSSC92 but once again am getting it posted right under the deadline.
I found this snow DP from last year and I love all the blues and purples in it. That is what started the idea of this card. I have had this little snowman for years, it was on of the first stamp sets that I ever bought. The think snow saying was bought just last week. I like that it was nice and small.
The snowflakes are punched on shimmery paper and stamped snowflakes from my Rubber Stamp Tapestry set around the bottom.
Stamps: Stampendous, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Amuse
Paper: SU Bliss Blue, Papertrey White, Paper Co. Shimmer White, DP unknown
Inks: Copics, Memento Black, SU Bliss Blue, Lavender Lace, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Paper Shaper Punch, Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Stickles, Kaiser Pearls, Misc. Jewels, Michaels Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today to see my Challenge card. I would love to know what you think of it. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that I receive.
Hope your having a beautiful Fall day,
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I am not much of one to practice using certain colors like black and greys. I only pull them out when I have to color something those colors. I love Tink from High Hopes but I done use the stamps I have of him often. I just got this Tink in late Dec. last year after the holidays. I figured he would be perfect for this challenge because he looks so sweet.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I fell in love with this stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I was just starting to color with my Copics and thought it was perfect for coloring with them and the mice were just soo cute! I actually love all the Friendly Critters stamps. I didn't put any saying on the front because I wasn't sure what fit but before it finds a new home I'll find something suitable. I have to laugh because I noticed that the sky was made with Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol, it was before I owned a Cloud Maker which I couldn't live without now.
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: SU Really Rust, Always Artichoke, GP White, DP Flair Designs inc.
Inks: Copics, Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol
Accessories:SU Slot Punch, CTMH Leaves, LSS Ribbon
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Please let me know what you think of one of my early Copic colorings. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments.
Enjoy your day,
Monday, October 12, 2009
I hope this card gave you the feeling of Fall in the air. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know what you think of my card. It really means a lot when other creative people stop to see what I have spent my time creating.
Have a wonderful Fall day, Mary
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I don't like winter too much but I love snowmen of all kinds. This is a new snowman stamp that I just bought at my LSS because I just loved the expression on the face! I still have lots of Fall cards to finish but the sketch for the Basic Grey Challenge, Week 5 Martine's Sketch, was perfect for this stamp and I couldn't resist inking it up right away.
The paper is from last year's Basic Grey winter 6x6 pak. I love both these papers and was kind of hoarding them until now. You can't see it in the picture but the snowman is outlined in glitter over the Copics that I shaded him with. I also painted inside his body with white paint to give him a bit of texture. I included a picture of some new sparkle that I found and bought at a stamp convention. It is called Twinklets by Floracraft and it is like real ice crystals. It isn't like a chunky glitter because it is very thin, flat and clear. That is the best way I can think to describe it. It comes in a good size bottle and it goes on with glue or like on the large snowflake because the bottom flake is felt I used Crystal effects so it would stick good. This stuff is wonderful if you like sparkle on your creations!
Stamps: Great Impressions, Savvy Stamps
Paper: CTMH Textured White, DP Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Black and Copics
Accessories: EK Success Snowflake punches, Twinklets Diamond Dust, Art Institute Glitter, Hero Arts Rhinestones, Queen & Co Pearls, Maya Road Felt Snowflakes
Enjoy your day,
Sunday, October 4, 2009
It has been a crazy week at school. I started this card at the beginning of the week and just finished it Friday. Today was the first chance I had to upload it! I made this card for MaryJo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge, TSSC89, so I am getting it posted just under the wire.
This image is a digi stamp that Ratmomma generously had for free over on SCS. I liked her because I don't have any stamps of just the witch's head. The sketch was a circle with a scalloped around it. I decided to make it a "crystal ball" to go with the Halloween theme of the card. To make it look realistic I put Crystal Effects all over the circle to give the impression of glass. I like using Crystal Effects but it is not easy to get it evenly all over the circle! The Crystal Effects also dulled the colors of the Copics a bit and the black actually ran on the dots just a little on a few of them, guess I'll have to be careful of that next time. The bottom of the crystal ball is from a snow globe digi stamp from Byrd's Blog. She has wonderful images and sayings that she gives away free from her blog, how wonderful is she!
After the card was done I decided to add the Halloween colored Primas and then have the spiders nesting in the center of them. The spiders are covered with black glitter to make them "pop". I used a really cool product on the scalloped circle. Krylon makes a webbing spray that is really easy to use and it makes a great stringy back round. The white looks like cobwebs.
Stamps: Digi stamps by Ratmomma(SCS), Byrd's Blog
Paper: SU Old Olive, Black, Papertrey White, DP Basic Grey
Accessories: Nesties, MS Punch, Paper Shaper Spider Punch, Crystal Effects, Krylon Webbing, Prima Flowers, Art Institute Glitter
I hope this card might make you think about doing sketches a bit different than what you normally do. Mary Jo have a great sketch every Monday you should stop by and try it. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful week,