Friday, May 22, 2015

Night sky in my hand...


I went in a different direction with my card today... there are no pattern papers, no embellishments anywhere in sight. Instead I started with this kinda scenic outdoor stamp from Lili of the Valley called 'Midsummer's Night' and just expanded on it to create the entire card design. First I added a few extra stars to the sky and then I started coloring that sky before doing anything else. I don't have an airbrush system so instead I grabbed a variety of markers and started with the lightest at ground level and worked my way darker as I went up the page. Once I had a pretty good blend between colors I then grabbed a bit of terry cloth and my bottle of colorless blender to add a bit of soft, diffused texture which helped to hide any areas that were not blended quite as well. Once the background was dry I had an idea that I wanted to try so i grabbed a q-tip and saturated it with colorless blender dropping the solution onto each of the large stars which gave them that glowing halo effect. I have to admit that all this playing around with the blender solution had me feeling pretty darn creative. ;)

Ok friends, be safe this long holiday weekend and have fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Lili of the Valley (Midsummer's Night), Mama Elephant (Shooting Star set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Wink of Stella clear and white glitter pens
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E23, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- BV08, BV25, BV29, 100, B21, B34, B37
mushrooms/grass- G0000, G20, G40, YG41, FYG1, E81, E84, 0, BG78, G29
sky- Y00, G000, B21, B95, B97, BV29

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ruff day...

Good morning! 

I've got a new-to-me stamp company that I'm using for the first time today with this sweet Lil' Jaxon pup from Whipper Snapper Designs. I stumbled across a card on Pinterest that featured Jaxon and I couldn't resist tracking him down and adding a handful of their adorable animal stamps to my collection. When it came time to color him up I decided to add a few extra spots so that I could turn Jaxon into a Dalmatian puppy... what a cutie! He does have a bit of a concerned look about him though so that is why I used the 'ruff day' sentiment, it just seemed to fit. I didn't need much else to finish off my card, that fun collar print paper from Bo Bunny and a small epoxy heart sticker pulled it all together. ;)

Alrighty then, thanks for stopping by today and I'll see ya tomorrow!  :)    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bo Bunny (Happy Tails)
stamps- Whipper Snapper Designs (Lil' Jaxon), My Favorite Things (Tail Wag set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Prima old road
Sticko epoxy heart sticker
Copic markers:
Jaxon- N0, N5, N7, N9, 100, R05, R08, E09, Y21, Y26, Y28
bowl/bone- Y13, Y35, Y38, C0, C2

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Make a wish...

Hey there!

I recently took advantage of a sale over at Tiddly Inks and got my hands on this fabulous Willow Fairy stamp and a couple of her friends. She arrived in my mailbox this past weekend and I just had to get her on a card right away. So I inked Willow up and decided to check out the current Tiddly Inks challenge before getting started on my card. The theme is 'May Flowers' which is nice and broad so of course I'm going to play along. I know that the print on the paper I pulled is technically dandelions but hey, one person's weed is another person's flower... LOL! Seriously, my backyard is full of the little yellow blossoms no matter what I do so I'm counting it as a May flower. ;)

Alrighty, time for me to mosey. I've got one day off and hopefully enough hours to get everything I need to get done, done. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Jillibean Soup (Cold Avocado Soup)
stamps- Tiddly Inks (Willow Greeting Fairy), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things scallop border die
Papertrey Ink word bubble die
American Crafts tulle 
The Twinery twine
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E34, E35, E99
clothes/wings- Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y35, B45, B39, B99, B00, BG53, BG57, BG000

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hello friend...

Good morning! 

I recently got the Feathers and Fur set from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps during a Frugal Friday special, mostly for the images with the cat and dog. So imagine my surprise when the first one making it on to a card is the little gal who had a parrot on her head. I didn't want the parrot as part of my card design though so I did a bit of altering to wipe the bird's feet off her head and the biscuit out of her hand then just drew in the missing line and some new waving fingers. With some fussy cutting she is now a generically pretty little summertime beauty. I paired her up with these bright Sunny Day papers by Pebbles and pulled all of the happy colors that I used in the rest of the card from them. I even branched out from my usual black sentiment ink and went for some orange and yellow... whoa! ;)
And I'm entering this card into the 'anything goes' challenge that is currently running.

TTYL!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Sunny Day)
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie (Feathers and Fur set), Paper Smooches (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico sunny day and orange county
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Doodlebug mini paper clip
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, E11, E23, R00, R20
hair- E39, E29, E79, E49
eyes- B37, BG000, 0
clothes- RV13, R32, R14, Y06, Y08, Y19, B39

Monday, May 18, 2015

Totally epic...

Hello and happy Monday to you!

So this week's Farm Fresh challenge over at TGF is 'embossing' and I totally had a couple of embossing folders all picked out and ready to use for my card. In fact I even did one up in a brick wall pattern which led me to choose Thomas from the Creepin' Crew Twisted set because it looked very masculine and he was a good fit. But as I was coloring Thomas up and thinking about how I would put the card together I kept getting drawn back to my stash of patterned paper. At first I was just thinking about how I could incorporate it in with the embossed background but once I found this car paper I couldn't help but go in an entirely different direction. So the brick wall was abandoned and Thomas, who in my opinion kinda looks like a little Bruno Mars mini-me, got a cool hot rod instead, LOL! To make my card still work for the challenge I ended up using white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment on that dark background. What can I say? I'm just a pattern paper junkie. ;)

Ok, I'm off to another fun filled work day.
Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Creative Imaginations
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Creepin Crew Thomas), Casual Fridays (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versamark clear, Prima old road
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, E11, E23, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100, FB2
eyes- E87, BG000, 0
clothes- B93, B95, B97, W0, W1, R24, R27, E09, W7, W9, W10, B63, B45, B66

Friday, May 15, 2015

All the stars in the sky...

It's Friday, it's Friday! 

I hope everyone is excited for another wonderful weekend. I'll be working the next two days but I don't mind because today should be a pretty great work day and I'm already looking forward to it.  :)

As for my card today, I've altered a Gorjuss Girl called The Fox, by wiping away the ears from her head band and cutting away the fox tail. I figured this made her a bit more universal and I could focus more on the star theme that her dress provided. As for the stars, you can see I really ran with that one, LOL! Paper, stickers, dies... heck, even the sentiment, all very matchy matchy. I used another one of the Hero Arts ombre ink pads, the blue one this time, and I can't tell you enough how much I LOVE them! So cool, so pretty, I'm going to have a hard time not collecting all of the colors. ;)
Anywho, I'm also entering this card into the current Sugar Bowl challenge so wish me luck!

Have fun and I'll see ya Monday!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Studio Calico (Print Shop)
stamps- Santoro (The Fox Gorjuss Girl), Mama Elephant (Shooting Star set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown and Hero Arts blue ombre
Papertrey Ink sketched stars dies
Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
Li'l Inker stitched rectangle die
Stampendous star stickers
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E49
clothes- E40, E81, 0, G0000, B000, BG72, YR82, YR65, E97

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Believe in magic...

Hi ya!

Just a quick post today as I am already running behind...

There is a new challenge over at the ADFD blog and I am joining the fun with my card today. It is an inspiration board with the theme of 'Fairy Princess Love' and the pretty mix of pinks, blues, and purples had me reaching for an old Basic Grey paper pad that was perfect. And this sweet Little Dancer Two digi stamp seemed just as perfect too. She isn't technically a fairy princess but I went ahead and punched a small butterfly out of vellum and gave this Little Dancer a sparkly pair of wings. She's definitely got some magic up her sleeve now.  ;)

Ok, time for me to get a move on.
Hasta manana!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Euphoria)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Little Dancer Two)
stamps- Studio Calico (sentiment and stars)
ink- Versafine onyx black, Colorbox creamy brown, Studio Calico lavender soda
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Silver thread
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft Sparkler
Wink of Stella clear glitter marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11
hair- E50, E51, E21, E53
clothes- V04, V15, V17, RV55, RV17, RV66, B000, BG000, RV00, RV63, YG61, G43, G82