Thursday, October 27, 2011

Leaf Breast Cancer Behind - WT346 at SplitcoastStampers challenge

This month over at SplitcoastStampers, the"> Ways to Use it Challenges are geared around October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we're encouraged to use the color pink in our projects.  This week, the challenge is to use leaves. 

I took this digital image from Tiffany Doodles' Fall is Here set and digitally recolored them in various shades of pink before randomly scattering them around the edge of the 4x6 frame.  I also used one of Tiffany's sentiments from the Lipstick set (found under the Fashion line.)  Once the card was all put together, I added some diamond Stickles to the leaf veins for some sparkle.  I love, love, love the way this turned out ... and I'm not normally fond of all pink.

Hope you like it too.  Let me know what you think - Always love to hear your comments.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Here's another lovely from A Day For Daisies' October Club Kit

Here's yet another beauty from Tammy over at A Day For Daisies.  This is also from her October Club Kit which can be found here.

I chose the image of the Teacher and colored her and her student with Copics.  I sponged a cloudy sky in afterwards.

I did a little distressing, a little stitching, layered the labels with a Spellbinders die and an SU label punch, added some pearls and called it a day. 

Love these images ... coloring them always puts me in a mellow place.  Hope you like this card and give A Day for Daisies a chance if you haven't already.

I also showed this over at Creatalicious Challenges where the theme was Distressed edges.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lady in Red

Love this digital image from A Day For Daisies, called Red Lady.

I colored her with Copics then added some clear glitter gel/glossy accent dots to the jewels in her hair and earring.  I then used the beaded oval nestability to die cut her and then embossed it.  Sponged over before removing it from the die with some worn lipstick from Tim Holtz.  I stitched around the designer paper before adding the trim and grosgrain ribbon.  Finished it off with an SU sentiment stamped in rose red, punched with a label punch & layered on rose red punched mat and some strategically placed pearls.  The image panel is popped up for dimension, as is the sentiment panel.

Hope you like it - I love it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 21, 2011

New release over at Tiffany Doodles today

Today over at Tiffany Doodles, there's 2 new releases - Snow Cabin and Christmas Sentiments. 

I used the Christmas sentiments on this first card (along with the Christmas Trees from last year.)  I put the sentiment inside the Label 10 before printing.

I digitally colored the base of the tree and then shadowed with some W3/5 before adding Stickles for the ornaments.  The sentiment panel is popped up for dimension and then I finished it off with a stitched red ribbon threaded through the slots.

Since I was thinking holidays, my next card uses the Christmas Postcard Set, which I printed out on kraft.  The tree in the corner barely showed up on the kraft, so I smudged a little green chalk to bring it out.  All of the stamps/greetings were popped up for dimension after sponging the edges & distressing for an aged look.  That mat is actually a hunter green, no matter how light I got, I couldn't bring that out.  I finished this one with some twine.

Hope you like them both!  Thanks for stopping by!

Boo To You! and some others

Okay, I'm not one to give out Halloween cards, but these images were just too cute to pass up. Tiffany Doodles has a ton of digital images that you're sure to fall in love with!

This first card uses the Curly Tree image that I filled in with black before printing.  The sentiment is from the new Scary Words. I used a circle mask to color the sky with a brayer and NQN ink then used the reverse mask to sponge in the moon.  The sentiment panel was colored with prismacolored pencils/gamsol.  Finished with some digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs and some black stitched ribbon.

I had loads of fun for my second card.   This image is also from Tiffany Doodles' Scary Words set.  Ever have those candy corn?  I'm totally addicted to them until I've had a couple of handfuls and then I'm miserable (at least until the next time they're offered).  I used my Copics to give this "BOO" a candy corn appearance before cutting the word out.  Once again, I picked some digital paper from Bearly Mine designs and then added a black flourish (Tim Holtz) and trim  (Spellbinders) and popped the BOO up for dimension.

Had fun making these, but not sure where they're going to end up.
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Still working on some Thank You's

So many thank you's to get out for friends of my mother in law.  She always appreciated the cards I make, so I thought it'd be a nicer touch to send some cards out that meant something to her.

This first one is made with a digital image from Tiffany Doodles , Forsythia & Pussywillows.  Very little copic coloring and some SU Blueberry crisp papers and a computer generated sentiment and it was done.

This next one is made from a digital image from a new image from A Day for Daisies' October Club Kit entitled Letter Home.  I colored her with Copics before cutting her out and popping up for dimension.  I used some digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs and then doodled around the edges (for the A Day For Daisies Challenge #29 - Add doodles.)  This same paper was used as a background for a slide show I made with photographs of my mother in law from her birth on up to show at the memorial last week.  She was a quilter and loved blue, so I thought it was fitting.  I punched a border and used a Tim Holtz flourish in NQN as well as an oval mat for the sentiment (which was double popped up.)  Finished with an ivory grosgrain ribbon.

This next Thank You was made using a digital image from Lilyboo of  Cuddly Buddly called Pretty Pots.  This was colored with Copics and then cut out & popped up on the double mat of pumpkin/garden green (with some doodles around the perimeter.)  The sentiment is computer generated.  Background paper is from Basic Grey digital.  The sentiment here was also double popped up for more dimension.

Hope you like them.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ways to Use It Challenge 345 - Faux Tiles

Back in the saddle again ... Feel like I haven't done a whole lot of stamping lately with my mother in law being ill and all the arrangements to make after the fact.

This week's Ways to Use It challenge is to make a card using ANY kind of Faux Tile technique.  This is probably one of my favorite methods of creating a Faux Tile card.  I've linked up a Tutorial on Faux Tile I did last June that uses a brass stencil, versamark and clear embossing powder if you'd like to check it out.  In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we were also challenged to use pink in our projects.

I'm in need of several Thank You's, and I kept this one a bit subdued in color (although my grout lines do look a bit bright.)

I stamped the image from Penny Black in Rose Red onto white cardstock first.  Then I put the brass stencil over the top and sponged a bit of Antique Linen next to the lines to give them a bit of a 3-D look before stamping overall with Versamark.  I then took the brass stencil off and applied some clear embossing powder (3 layers).  Once it was thoroughly dry, I sponged some rose red in the 'grout lines'.  Mats are soft suede and the background paper is from Basic Grey.

I added a soft pink ribbon for the bow around the tiles, stamped the sentiment in rose red (Hero Arts I think) and then sponged the edge once I oval-punched it.

Hope you like it ... Let me know what you think.  Please also head over to the Ways to Use It Challenge forum to see what everyone else did - and try your hand at the Faux Tile Technique.

I also entered this in the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday's "You Choose" Challenge
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by - you know I love your comments.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hello Doily

Finally inking up my newest Stampin Up purchase, Hello Doily.  Have so many of these to do, think this looks pretty good for a basically simple set up.

Stamped the Thank You then masked an oval (cut from Spellbinders long oval) and sponged around the edge.  I then stamped the Hello Doily in Not quite navy before sponging the edges.  Mat is not quite navy with the base and image panel in baja blue.  Finished it off with a simple ivory bow.

I entered this in Stamptacular Sunday's "You Choose" Challenge

Thanks for popping in for a look-see.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tribute to a wonderful Mother

Been a bit busy lately and finding it hard to make time for cards. 
My mother in law has been very ill and just passed away yesterday. 
Very sad times for the whole family.  She will truly be missed.
Ann Haviland Landwer

Monday, October 03, 2011

A Day for Daisies October Club Kit

Wow, Tammy from A Day For Daisies digital images gave us another stupendous choice in the Club Kit for the month of October.  I picked this image, Tree of Mine, to make a card with this week.

She was colored with Copics and then I added some sponged clouds in the background.  I used Celery and Marina Mist designer papers and card stock for the mats and background.  I used a Sizzix flourish die and then centered it with a blue glitter gel pen for a little bit of bling.  Finished it off with a pretty striped celery colored ribbon.

If you're not a Club member, check out A Day For Daisies' Club Information here.  For only $25 per month, you can get a whole package of digital images from A Day for Daisies.  Check out the A Day For Daisies' store to find past club kits, too.

You may also want to check out the Day for Daisies' Blog for their latest challenge - Include texture.  Tammy's offering a freebie (on your honor) if you create a card using it.

Hope you're having a great day!
Welcome back!

This fortnight, Stamps R Us has a wonderful sponsor, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More.   The theme we're going with is Fall/Autumn.

I chose this pumpkin from Robyn's stash and colored him with Copics. 

I used some digital designer paper from Bearly Mine Designs for the background.   After coloring the pumpkin, I cut him out and popped him up for dimension.   The sentiment is computer generated with "A Charming Font".  Finished off with black mat and ribbon before adding to the card base of Dusty Durango.
Would love to see you make a card with a fall theme - check out Robyn's Fetish for even more designs - and post it to the Stamps R Us Blog for a chance to win some prizes from Robyn's Fetish.
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

LOVE this Tiffany Doodles set

Here's another new release from Tiffany Doodles called Fall Is Here. 

I recolored the outlined images of the leaves in various fall shades and randomly collaged them on a sheet of white cardstock.  After printing, I took some chalks and sponged some color to match the leaf color inside.  I then trimmed down the sheet and sponged the outer edge with some Tango Tangerine before matting on suede then the tango base.

For the image - I took the pumpkin and resized so I had 3 pumpkings - one is flipped - and colored them with Copics before cutting out and popping up for dimension.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts, oval punched and matted on a label of suede.  I added some chocolate Stickles and popped the sentiment panel up for dimension over the fall colored striped ribbon. 

I love this set - head over to Tiffany Doodles' Storefront for some more great new digital sets!
Have a great day!