Thursday, October 29, 2009

MMSC25 Sketch Challenge

Hi there, Priscilla's sketch is absolutely awesome this week. I had the most enjoyable time playing with it. I used BasicGrey's Mellow paper, Penny Black's Constellations and Your Heart stamps, CTMH's acrylic tag, chocolate and creme brulee inks, and dew drops. I finished the card off with some coordinating ribbon. Love, love, love this sketch. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trick or Treat!!! Sunflowers and Dragonflies

OK, so I do some Halloween stamps. I did have to dust them off, but what fun I had them anyway. Beth over at Sunflowers & Dragonflies challenged us with creating Halloween cards. I appreciate that since these stamps and cuttlebug folders in my collection typically don't get as much love...8:) I used 2 different cuttlebug folders, the spider web and haunted house. The vendor of the Trick or Treat stamp is unknown. I coordinated this card with an airbrushed flower and gem, and I found some Martha Stewart black satin photo corners to frame up the card a little. They were the last touch. I hope that you enjoy this treat...:) Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flourishes Dove and Holly Card

I received a lovely package from Flourishes the other day. It was full of goodies including a lovely set called Dove and Holly. I decided to create a card using it. I started this card by stamping my focal image in black. I then used stickles to accent the holly and berries. I layered onto airbrushed cuttlebugged corners and then onto some Colorbox scrapbook paper. I found the neatest ivory frames at Tuesday Morning and I wanted to use them on this card. So, I decided to cut one of the frames in half to make photo corners. Lastly, I airbrushed them along with the flower to coordinate with my scrapbook paper and focal image. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MMSC24 Sketch Challenge

Priscilla's sketch for this week was definitely challenging. I really had fun with it though. I used some of the Ambrosia paper by Basic Grey and you can guess what else---Yes, my air brush tool to coordinate my flowers, metals, and cardstock. Air brushing has helped so much in coordinating embellishments with the right project. I also added some beads and a marble gem. The focal image is an SU stamp from the Morning Soft set. I cuttlebugged the ovals and sanded them to expose the embossed image and to add more character. I really enjoyed this challenge because I got an opportunity to use my stash. I love that! Enjoy!!

Happiness Card

Hi there,

Today, I created this card. I knew that I wanted to use the color orange. I didn't know where I was going from there, but I ended up here with a finished card that I love. I stamped the flowers (SU) using CTMH's orange. I then airbrushed copic colors garnet and chrome orange on to the cardstock, stamped the verse in black, and layered onto staged angled embossed pieces of cardstock. I decided to also airbrush some embossed cardstock to use as a layer before mounting to the black base. The last touches were adding some dew drops, prima flowers and chatter box brad. Enjoy!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge

Today, I created this card for the Sunflowers and Dragonflies beautiful ladies challenge. I thought that "The Supremes" had to be apart of this one. This stamp is by Stampsmith. I added airbrushed copic colors flesh and champagne to an embossed backround and to the focal image. I glitz'd this ATC up with a little diamond flare on two corners. I then added the ATC to some Bittersweet paper by BasicGrey. The final additions were a flower and brad to finish off. I love the final product. Enjoy!

MMSC23 Sketch Challenge

Today, I had fun with Priscilla's challenge of the week. To create this card, I used some Anna Griffin paper. I coordinated the paper with some Honey cardstock by CTMH. Exposing white core in CTMH's cardstock is so fun. The embellies that I used were dew drops, brad by chatterbox, and prima flowers. The pieces bursting from the center of the card are covered formica tiles, and the focal stamp is by SU. I really enjoyed this challenge because I was able to recycle and reuse with the use of the tiles-Always awesome! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sea Book

Hi there,
I had the most fun with this Game Box that I altered into a Sea Book to hold some precious beach photos. This was the girls' first visit to the beach. We enjoyed this trip so much.
I made a trip to my Tuesday Morning just to kill a little time. I then stumbled upon some lovely game boxes that opened up like displays. I instantly fell in love. I decorated one of the boxes with K & Co.'s Sea Glass collection, coupled the collection with some copic airbrushed flowers and metal sea embellies, and chatter box brads. The stamp that I used for the "By the Sea" wording is by My Sentiments Exactly. All layers were aged with Antique Linen distress ink. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ATC-Sunflowers & Dragonflies Challenge

I think all my stampin buddies know that I love ATC's. When I read a couple of hours ago that Sunflowers & Dragonflies challenged everyone with creating ATC's this week, I knew that I had to play along. I created this little "Art" ATC. The stamp is from Hero Arts and it is an oldie. I love oldies. I stamped in black and then added some sprays of copics. My last addition to the focal image was dandelions stamped in sky blue. I then layered onto magenta colored cardstock and then onto black. Enjoy!

Tags & More Tags

Hi there,

I was asked to complete some tags for a reunion recently. After completing them, I didn't want to stop. So, I made more and more. It looks like all of my swap buddies will receive tags this month...LOL. One of my swaps is an "Anything Goes" swap and the other is a "Distressed" swap. I have fulfilled all requirements of both swaps with 1 set of tags...Love that!

Both sets of tags were made using my embossing folders and the airbrush tool w/copics. I went through 2 D60 cans on these, so I will be overjoyed when my air compressor arrives next week. I really enjoyed creating my own custom colored flowers for both sets of tags. I think that that is one of the most coolest tips when exploring with copics. The flowers are sold by CTMH and they come in a variety tube. The original color is white, so coloring them is very easy when trying to match copic colors to cardstock. I used 3 colors for each set. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge-Fall Card

Hi there,

I wanted to jump into the Cuttlebug spot challenge, so I played along. The challenge was to create a fall card. So, I dusted off one of my Thanksgiving stamps by Magenta and started working. I pulled out one of my embossing folders that coordinated with the theme (Pumpkins). I embossed using some CTMH cardstock. I then sanded the cardstock to add a little character. Next, I used my copic markers and airbrush tool to add some color to the focal image and my artificial flowers. I used copic markers Atoll, Maize, & Cashew. I loved the end result. Happy Fall!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stampin Palace Flip Scrapbook

Today, I am sharing the flip book that I completed about my stamp room. Several posts ago, I shared photos of my palace-now I am sharing the little flip book that I made to house those photos as a piece of art in my room. The base of the book is a photo stand that altered into a scrapbook. I found the photo stand clearanced at Target for budget friendly price of $3.74. I love awesome deals!!!

I used DCWV papers and chipboard mat stacks throughout the book. The ribbons and embellishments were from my stash. The flower is a big shot die that I layered with artificial flowers to more texture and character. I will teach the creation of this versatile book to a group of wonderful stampers here in NC this month. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MMSC21 Sketch Challenge

Today, I needed a good challenge. I got one with Priscilla's sketch of the week. I created this card using SEI's Mimosa. The cardstock and papers by SEI are very pretty and fun to use. I used a floral embossing folder to create the embossed layers. Then cut them up in 4 squares-redesigned the 4-square pattern and then built additional layers upon them. I have said in other post that sometimes you have scrapbook paper that you just can not cover up and that was the case with this design. So, I decided to add a layer of transparency that I stamped with some flowers. I then used a spritzer to add some speckles of black to the background. The last touch was to add some embellishments to finish off the card. Enjoy....K