Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Paper Playtime challenge

This card was created using the Farm Background digital image and the Audrey Farmer image from The Stamping Boutique.  The challenge is from Paper Playtime - Be inspired by "E-eye-E-eye-Oh" ... I also followed the Splitcoast Stampers color challenge for today - combine Mustard, Baja Breeze and Melon Mambo.

I colored the image with Copics and cut out Audrey to pop her up on the background.  I used some Stampin Up designer paper and split the mat with melon and baja before attaching an organdy ribbon then tying a mustard colored jute.  The sentiment was handwritten (don't laugh, lol, I tried to be creative).

Guess What!!  I'll be on The Stamping Boutique's Design Team for the next 3 months ... Can I get a "WOOT, WOOT!"   I'm so excited.  Tracey is a very talented artist and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next for us to play with. 

Have a fabulous day !  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 30, 2010

More Stamping Boutique images

This first card was made with The Stamping Boutique's Audrey with Lady Bug.  She was colored with Copics.  I used Stampin' Up's Razzleberry designer paper and Razzleberry/Garden Green mats.  Finished off with some of their beautiful razzleberry grosgrain ribbon.  Isn't she a cutie?
This next card was made with The Stamping Boutique's Dawn from Tracey's Enchantment Line.  The image was colored with Copics then cut out to pop her up on dimensionals.  The designer papers are from Basic Grey's Lemonade paper pack.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up in Old Olive then punched out w/the label punch & offset it on an olive mat before popping it up on dimensionals.  Finished off with some olive ribbon and some pink half-pearls.  I love, love, love Tracey's Enchantment Line ... waiting for some more, lol.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Splitcoast challenges for Color and Technique

This card was made based on the Splitcoast Stampers Color challenge for today:
Use Stampin Up colors Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, and Old Olive.

The image panel is the secondary part of the Faux Bleach technique I posted yesterday.  After ironing off the embossing from the reinked glossy cardstock, this is what I came up with.  I like the way it looks kind of like a soft watercolor.  I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz' Tea Dye to make it appear somewhat aged before matting on the colored cardstock.  I finished with a simple sentiment from Stampin Up's Best Yet set and a couple of strips of white grosgrain ribbon and a pretty white butterfly applique.  For a fairly simple card, I really love, love, love how this turned out!  What do you think?

This next card was made from yesterday's Technique Lovers Challenge - to use Beate Johns' Faux Stained glass technique.  Beate used something like Glossy Accents or Crystal Effects and Layered some glitter for hers.  I'm a self-proclaimed glitter-phobe, so I have none in the house.  Instead, I used some Platinum Stickles.  I stamped the cross image on an sheet of acetate with Stazon black.  I flipped the image over to apply the Stickles to the reverse side.  Once dry (later that day ....), I flipped it back over so the layer of stickles was on the underneath side.  I popped the acetate & mat up on dimensionals so it could show the shadows.  I love the way the Cross loops seem to go with the loopy flowers in this SU designer paper.  I'm loving this Marina Mist color, too ... So pretty .  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread's line.  I wanted focus to stay on the cross, so I used a light blue stickles for the 'pearl' effect around the frame to give it just a smidge of texture, as well as below the scalloped edge at the bottom.

As always, I love to see what you have to say about my projects - Feel free to leave a comment.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Stamping ...

This first card was made using a digital image from My Graphico.  They've got a ton over there - if you like digital images, check it out.  I colored this little guy with Copics and then highlighted with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread. 
Recipe:  Garden Green, Celery, SU designer paper, celery twill ribbon, Pink stickles.

This second card was made using a Faux Bleach technique I found over on Splitcoast Stampers Forum.
I stamped the Gina K Designs image with Versamark then clear embossed on glossy white card stock.  I then used alcohol inks on a felt applicator and sponged all over to give the purple, green and pumpkin colors to the background.  I took a regular sheet of white card stock and ironed off the embossing which gives you another second image with a totally different look.  I'll try to make a card with that later on.
I wanted a simple geometric design in the background to contrast the image panel, so went for this SU striped designer paper.  Those are purple stickles in the corners. 

This 3rd card was made with an image sent to me by the wonderful Patricia Rose.  I colored him in with Copics and used Basic Grey's Olivia designer papers as well as a tab from BG's Olivia line for the image. 

Not sure what happened, if I over edited the photo, because the colors look weird on right mouse, but look same IRL ... may take another photo and see how it looks.

Thats it for now ... Thanks for stopping by to see what I was up to for today!  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Midnight Madness and Color Me Creative Challenge

This card was made following the
Midnight Madness Sketch 67 found here . I did not realize until after I took the picture and sat back down at my desk to find another piece of unused designer paper (oops) that the background panel should have been 2 separate panels ... I'm not un-doing it, lol, so this will have to do.

I also incorporated grass into the image for Suzanne's challenge for her students over at her Color Me Creative classroom.

The girl was cut out and popped up on dimensionals after she and the bench were colored with Copics. I added some die cut corner flourishes, some wide sage satin ribbon that I tied with red Bakers twine then added a butterfly charm.

Images: C.C. Designs, Cherry Emma and Bench

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Splitcoast Challenges

This first card was made using yesterday's color combo:  Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke.  First off, I dyed my white organdy ribbon artichoke.  I laid the ribbon on the ink pad, held it in place w/a piece of sponge then pulled the ribbon through, setting it aside to dry.  The image is a digital one from Digital Two for Tuesday.  I colored her with Copics then highlighted a bit here 'n there.  She was matted on cherry then pink then popped up on dimensionals.  I punched slots for the ribbon to slide through.  The background paper is SU dp matted on artichoke then the card base of cherry.

Added a few dew drops in pink to finish it off.

This next card was for today's Sketch Challenge.  My card measures 5.25 x 5.25.  The image is from Elizabeth Dulemba - I got it last week or so when they were doing a reading challenge, but never got around to coloring it to make a card til today.  She was colored with Copics then highlighted with white gel pen.  I used Stampin Up designer papers with turquoise, celery and saffron mats to coordinate.  I pierced the image panel in the one corner.  The edges of all the DP's were sponged with Tim Holtz tea dye before matting.  I also added a strip of celery twill ribbon to the one horizontal panel.
The sentiment was punched out w/a Stampin Up punch then matted on circle of turqoise before I added some flower brads.

Today is the first day back to school ... It's only 8:30 and I've already done 2 cards ... procrastinating on getting the house in order ... maybe just one more card ...

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Digi Day treats

This card was made for the Latte Lounge Digi Day Challenge celebrating The Stamping Boutique's first Birthday! 
Our challenge was a Recipe:

- Use Balloons
- Use 2 different designer papers
- Use a Ribbon

The image is from the Stamping Boutique, of course, called Hot Air Balloon.  I colored it with Copics, Used some Stampin Up designer paper and added 3 primary colored brads to tie in the dp

This next card was made for the challenge to create a Birthday inspired card - although I suppose it would also fit into the above category - balloons, two designer papers and ribbon - even if it is crocheted trim.  I colored this beauty with Copics as well and added some Glossy accents to the balloon and her ice cream.  I'm not an orange kind of gal, but I like these colors.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Stamping Boutique digital's

This card is from Tracey Malnofski's Back to School line ... Wanted to make it with a slightly aged look because of the school house style. Added some gold stars to the flag and some clear glitter gel pen for the sparkles.

This second one is a new one from The Stamping Boutique. After coloring it with Copics, I added some stickles to the frosting for a nice sparkle/dimension. The background paper was created with Stampin Up's real red and dotting tri-polka dots all over with a white gel pen.

This last one is from Tracey's Enchantment Line - Curiosity - another digital image. I colored her with Copics (as well as the white organdy ribbon). Added some clear glitter gel accents and some glossy accents to the birds eggs. Finished off with some pink/rose Dew Drops.

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Fun with Copics

This first card is a digital image from The Stamping Boutique - released for a blog hop for Bella ... see previous posts for details, the blog hop is actually over now. I love the vintage nature of the image. The image was colored with Copics and then I added some glossy accents to the corners and the hanging lollipop. Mats are SU's dusty durango and chocolate chip. I added some trim below the image using a Martha Stewart scalloped eyelet punch on both layers.

This next card was made using a digital image from Tiffany Doodles. I wanted a big ice cream, so enlarged it to take up most of the space. I colored the image with Copics then added some Shimmerz to the pink. Tried to get it to show in the photo, but this is as good as it gets, as the sun is going down.

I also followed the color challenge for the Copic Musketeers (see blinkie on the left side) - to use pink, black, bright blue and bright green - Check! I took a piece of SU dp and ran it through the Argyle cuttlebug embossing folder then sponged around to bring out the dimension.
Finished off by adding some black stickles to the image's corners.

This last one was made using one of The Stamping Boutique's Back To School images - the apple, which was colored with Copics. This is also a challenge - sketch this time - for the Copic Musketeers. I matted the white on real red cardstock then ran both through the Sizzix Dots & Circles folder before sponging with some real red. The double arc is red Stickles. I finished off with an organdy polka dot blue ribbon.
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Challenge for Color Me Creative students

These carda were made for Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative sketch challenge.

For this first one, the digital image is from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Two and was colored with Copics. I actually printed out on GP white - I like the way it turned out.

I used some designer paper from Paper Studio's Sweet Pea paper pack and matted with some Stampin' Up Saffron and Paper Trey Aqua Mist then added som aqua mist twill ribbon & buttons with floss. Such a sweet pea, isnt' he?

For this card, I used MyGraphico - Image and digital dp's. I colored with Copics then highlighted with clear spica around the clouds, ghost's eyes and seams on the pumpkin. Added some Glossy Accents to the ghost nose and spider's eyes.

Finished off with a spiral clip, some 2-sided black ribbon and popped layers up on dimensionals.

I don't typically send out Halloween/Fall cards, but I'm looking forward to sending this one out.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Blog Candy Winner ......

And the Winner of the Back to School Blog Candy (3 brand new Copic Markers) is ... MELINA ...
Melina - please email me at bunefoo@yahoo.com with your email address.

Have a great day!