Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I found this stamp at the last convention.  I had a visualization and this is what was created from that vision.

This stamp is from the Artful Stamper.  I had some embellishments of my own including burlap, birds, flowers and ribbon.  It looked like a Thinking of You card so Wa Lah!!!!  I used the following Copics:
Bird house front E50, E51, E53, E55.  The darker areas are E35, E37, E39.  Also used on the bird house is BG000, BG02, BG05.  The flowers are R20, R22 and the leaves I used my Spica pens to give some glitter.    Sorry the image is a little dark but you get the idea.
Have a Great Day.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Here is another Christmas card that I really didn't plan on making but I had a request for a cat lover Christmas card.  Go figure.

I had struggled with this design and I couldn't get it to look like I wanted.  I discovered that this simple design was all I needed.  Sometimes we try too hard when simple is better.


                                  Kitty Kat Christmas--The stamp is from the Loralie Designs
                                  collection.  The Copic colors are as follows:
                                  Bow: R24, R27, R29, R39
                                  Flowers: C00, C02 for shadowing and the centers are E31,
                                  Cat: C00, C02, C04  Ear: R20, R24
                                  Hat:  YG01,YG03,YG05

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I was able to have a Christmas celebration with my closest friends Wednesday night.  One of them has a birthday today. So I would like to tell her how special she is and this was her birthday card I gave her Wednesday night.  She was gracious enough to let me post it for you on the blog.

Here are the colors that I used to create this image.  Leaves YG61, YG63, YG67; Flowers BG70, 72, 75, Centers YR23, YR24.
Sorry I have been away for so long.  I have been going through a tough time so I am forcing myself to get back on the horse and get with the program.  Thanks to all of my friends that have stuck it out with me.

I have had some requests for a Christmas card so here it is.

               This is another digi stamp. This one is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Here are the
               Copic colors I used.
               Dog - E31, E34, E37;  Bone - E50, E53, E55; Fur on his hat - C00, C2, C4;
               Bow and the green on the hat - G03, G05, G19; Scarf and the red on the hat -
               R24, R27, R29, R39;  I then grounded the dog with E21 so that he was not
               floating in mid air.
               The card stock is Cherry Cobbler for Stampin' Up and the bow on the bottom
               is from my new toy the Silhouette Cameo.  I love this little gadget and I will show
               it to you in our next classes that will be coming up shortly after Christmas.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This is a card many of you have seen but I have never posted it.  This is a different design concept because I cut off her feet to place her in a star studded circle.  The star die cut is from Memory Box and of course Marci is from LaLa Land Crafts.

This makes a quick card to do for Support Our Troops or Operation Write Home.  Of course, you will have to leave out the rhinestones. Bummer.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Be sure to go to the Archives. They are down and to the right side of this page.  Thanks for looking.

I met a new friend at my Copic certification class, Kelly Flint, and she and I exchanged some stamped images to see what each other would do with them.

This is my version of her stamp.  Below is an image of the original stamp.  As you can see I changed it quite a bit.  I liked the container so I used a Faux Patina technique that you can find at Splitcoaststampers.

I added a mixture of Flower Soft in a few choice places and also added a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Try looking at some of your stamps and see if you can use part of an image to give you further use of your stamps with a completely different look.

Kelly just let me know that this stamp is by Printworks.  Thanks Kelly.

Have a Great Day!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This is a different subject matter for me but it was fun to break out of my mold and create something different.  The stamp is from a company called Flourishes.  Flourishes  They specialize in Copics and coordinating colors with Copics. The stamps are polymer. I know some of you do not like polymer stamps but these really stamp cleanly.

I used R24, R27, R29 and R39 on the apples. The flowers are R81, R83, Y28.  The leaves are G21, G24, G28.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.