Stamps: Mudpie Munch (House Mouse Designs); Sentiment (Inkadinkado)
Ink: StazOn Black; VersaFine Vintage Sepia
Paper: White and green cardstock; SEI - Aunt Gertie's Garden
Embellishments: ribbon (scrap); Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders)
Technique: Prisma Colored Pencil blended with Gamsol
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This was a really quick card once I had the image colored. I used the Happy Hopper "It's My Party" stamp. I just love that image. I colored the image with Prisma colored pencils blended with Gamsol. I added some stickles to the hat, candles and cake, but I'm not sure it shows up. The circle dies are from Nestabilities. All the cardstock, paper and ribbon are scraps from my stash.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I colored the flamingo with Prisma colored pencil blended with gamsol. The background is the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy folder run through my Big Kick. I also used my Big Kick to cut the scallop circle (Spellbinders Nestabilities) and the little ribbon slide (Cuttlebug). The quote stamp and all cardstock is Club Scrap. The ribbon is from my stash.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
For this ATC I chose the Happy Hopper "Seed Shooter" image. Isn't he (she?) cute? Reminds me of summer, which seems waaaay to far off right now. I colored him (her?) with Primsa colored pencils blended with Gamsol. Embellishments are a ribbon, tag (stamp is Technique Tuesday) and a Prima flower with a red brad center. The tag is cut with my fun new Big Kick and a Cuttlebug "Tiny Tags" die.
I won't be posting for a few days. We are going to visit family and my mother has a horribly slow dial-up connection. I can't stand it. I hope to see you back here next week when I get back and get crafting again.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Stamps: "Spring Air" (Penny Black); large daisy (Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby); sentiments and small daisies (Michael's $1 bin)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); French Blue (Colorbox Chalk Ink)
Paper: Blue and white cardstock (unknown); DP (Rob and Bob Studio - ProvoCraft)
Embellishments: Scallop circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), gingham ribbon, Prima daisy, yellow brad
Technique: Prisma colored pencil blended with Gamsol
The challenge this week is a color challenge to use two shades of blue and a neutral color. I chose one of my favorites - blue and brown.
Stamps: Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (VersaFine); French Blue Chalk Ink (ColorBox)
Paper: Blue and brown cardstock; DP (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); ribbon, blue gems, eyelet
Technique: Just stampin'
Friday, January 9, 2009
With the limited supplies challenge you have to make a card using the specified theme and supplies listed. For this particular challenge you could use any stamp (one with a heart was encouraged). All other supplies used had to have a heart motif and/or be red.
The embossed heart cardstock was created by running the white core cardstock through my Big Kick with a Fiskars Texture Plate, then sanding the hearts.
Stamps: House Mouse - Tails of True Love; Technique Tuesday (Love word stamp)
Ink: Black StazOn; Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Cardstock: Pink and white - brand unknown; Red - DCWV
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Heart Dies: Sizzix Sizzlits
Texture plate: Fiskars Hearts
Technique: Prisma colored pencils blended with Gamsol
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Paper: All scraps (pink cardstock is DCWV; DP is My Mind's Eye)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Colorbox Chalk Ink (Lime Citrus; Rouge)
Embellishements: Scallop circle punches (pierced the scallops to add interest); ribbon scrap; computer generated sentiment punched into a circle; prima flower; MM flower brad
Technique: Prisma pencils; paper piecing - pop dotted the shoe
I think this would have looked better with a black card base instead of the cream, but I wouldn't have been able to use scraps if I did that. I didn't have any black ones big enough.
Stamps: Club Scrap
Paper: All scraps
Ink: Color Box Pigment (Red) VersaColor Ultimate Pigment (Black)
Embellishements: Ribbon scrap
Technique: Heat embossing
This is my first time to participate in the Tag, You're It challenge. These challenges are (obviously) for creating tags based on the stated theme for the week. I like to make tags. They are fast (usually) and let me use all those little scraps and odd things that I can't make myself get rid of. (I might need it someday :) Here is my submission for this week.
The theme for this week is "new stash". You were supposed to create a tag using new goodies that you got for Christmas or maybe just items that you had purchased recently and not used yet. The new items on my tag are the image stamp and the oval ribbon slider. I colored the image with some new pencils and I ran the die for the ribbon slider through my new Big Kick. The "let's party" and "celebrate" stamps are not new - I've had them for quite some time - but this is the first time I've used them.
Stamps: Poppin' Good Birthday (House Mouse Designs -Stampabilities); Studio G (Michael's $1 clear stamps - both sentiments)
Paper: Scraps (DP is My Mind's Eye - I think)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black; Vintage Sepia); Colorbox chalk ink (lime citrus; rouge)
Embellishments: ribbon slider die (Cuttlebug), punches (scalloped circle and circle), ribbon (scraps), eyelet snap (Target)
Technique: Prisma colored pencil blended with Gamsol
Friday, January 2, 2009
The image for this card came from my friend Lucy. I'm not sure of the manufacturer. If you knew Lucy, you would know that this is a perfect card for her. I colored the image with colored pencil, the papers are scraps from my scrap box and the sentiment is computer generated. I inked the edges of the image and the sentiment with Lime Chalk Ink. I just kept it simple to stay in keeping with the cartoon character of the image.
This is the final card. I like the image (I have a thing for collage images:), but I didn't have and reall y great ideas for anything to do with it. The one good idea I did have, I didn't have enough space on the card to execute it properly. That's kind of a drawback to swapping - you have to make the cards A2 unless you want to provide envelopes. I colored the castle with pastels (chalks) and rolled on Distress Ink in Antique Linen. Once again, papers and ribbon are from my scraps. The spiral clip is from Spare Parts (Hobby Lobby).