Sunday, June 28, 2009

Water in-colored Rose

Quick post to show you a card made with the beautiful Fifth Avenue Stamp set and watercolored with 3 of the new in-color inks: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry. I have to thank my good friend, Nancy Littrell, who shared this technique with me the last time we got together. I'm a real novice at watercoloring, so if I can do this....anyone can! We stamped the rose with white pigement ink onto watercolor paper, hit it with the heat gun, sprayed the image with a water spritzer (you want the image to be wet), then took a watercolor brush and used re-inkers for our paint. I started with Curry, added some Melon then added touches of the Razzleberry last.
After the image dried, I cut it out and mounted it on the card.
The new Razzleberry Lemonaide DP and along with textured card stock in Razzleberry and Melon provided great layers and pulled all the colors from the rose together.
This card highlights one of the things I love most about Stampin Up... perfect color coordination of the products! Plus, those re-inkers make beautiful "paint" ... I felt like a real artist while adding the color and watching the rose come to life! A simple sentiment from the
All Holidays set was the finishing touch (punched out with the Large and Small Oval Punches). I used lots of Dimensionals which gives the card plenty of dimension.
If you want to see some REALLY beautiful cards, including several using watercoloring techniques, be sure to check out
Nancy Littrell's SCS gallery .... I guarantee you'll be inspired! You can find her gallery right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by...have a great week :) !!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wishing you a bee-autiful day

Quick post to show you a card I made this week :) and to wish YOU a bee-autiful day! I used the OCL set, Bees Knees. I had so much fun with this set!! I'm in the process of making a bunch of cards to be sold at a local Relay For Life event, so I need to keep the post short and get back to stamping. This set works really well for mass producing projects, including cards and bookmarks :)
I used my SU mat pack to create some fun paper piercing along the bottom edge.
I'm also anxiously awaiting the new SU catalogs which should be arriving on my doorstep sometime today. For those of you who pre-ordered your catalog, it won't be long now!!
Have an awesome day :)

Supplies for the card (size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) ~ Stamps: Bees Knees Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Neenah White Ink: Ranger Distressed Walnut Copic Markers: E31, E34, Y32, Y35, YG82, YG11, C1 Accessories: Nesties petite circles, Big Shot, SU Mat pack & Paper piercing tool, Sakura glaze pen, Spica clear glitter pen, brown gingham ribbon

Friday, June 19, 2009

Beauty and the Beach

Today's card is my case of this week's features stamper at SCS (FS123) ... Roseanne! I love this image of Granny (Beauty and the Beach from OCL) and the way Roseanne used her nesties to create a small frame effect, so I tried both with my case. You can find her card that I cased HERE. I colored Granny with Copics (V06, E00, E02, YR04, Y08, Y11, E31, E34, R81, RV17, BG000, C3) and added some sparkly fluff to the beach (brown sugar) and her gray hair (platinum). If you double click on the photo you can get a great look at the sparkly fluff!!! I also added some Crystal Effects to add shine and dimension to her glass lenses, flowers, and her awesome jewelery.
Don't you LOVE how Granny is fully accessorized, even at the beach?? Speaking of love ... I have another sweet picture of Chloe to share. This shot really shows off her chubby little chins :) !
You can see a little more detail in this next photo of how I outlined Granny, cut her and the beach scene out, popped her and the sand pail up on dimensional, and used a background of white cardstock. The DP is from the new SU Razzleberry Lemonaide collection that will be available on July 1st in the new catalog along with the Rich Razzleberry cardstock that I used.
Thanks for stopping by ... have a great day :) !

Supplies for the card (size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) ~ Stamps: Beauty and the Beach (OCL) Paper: Razzleberry Lemonaide DP, Rich Razzleberry, Neenah white cardstock Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter pens, Crystal Effects, Sparkly Fluff, Lg Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Kaiser orange self-adhesive rhinestones

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Razzleberry Mambo Cupcake

Quick post to show you another birthday card I made last week with my SU Crazy for Cupcakes set, along with two of the new 09/10 in-colors, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry and the new DP, Razzleberry Lemonaide.I added some touches of Crystal Effects to the cupcake to give it some dimension and shine (you can double click on the photo to see some of those details).
I had a fun day with Chloe yesterday and took a few photos. Here are a couple of my favs ... She'll be 6 months old next week and is healthy, happy and cute as a bug :) ! Hard to believe this little girl spent most of her first 6 weeks of life in the hospital, undergoing 2 major surgeries. You'd never know it by looking at her today.... such a miracle!
Thanks for stopping by :) .... have a great day!

Supplies for my card (size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2") : Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU) Paper: Razzleberry Lemonaide DP, Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo, Neenah White Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: Copic Markers, Flower brad, rhinestone, Crystal Effects, Photo Corner Punch, Oval Nesties, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Friday, June 12, 2009

Born to be Wild

Today is my brother-in-law's birthday and this is the card I made for him ~ Happy Birthday Bob !!!
I used one of my favorite new OCL sets, The Tribe. If you double click on the photo you can get a better look at this cute little native. This set has so many fun and unique images...perfect for man cards, which are always challenging for me. Plus, I love the native lady and accessory pieces that comes with this set too :) !! On the inside of the card, I stamped "Happy Birthday" along with a Cupcake image ... sorry, in my haste to leave for Corvallis I forgot to take a photo of the inside, but you can see the entire set including all those super fun pieces right HERE.
I tried out some of my brand new
09/10 SU in-color cardstock on this card ~ Soft Suede & Dusty Durango. Copic E08 is a good match for Dusty Durango (you can see that on his shield). I've heard E44 is a good match for the Soft Suede, but I don't have that color yet, so I don't know for sure. The DP is by My Mind's Eye and you can find it at eP along with a great selection of Copics ! The layout for the card is from this week's sketch challenge over at SCS ~ SC232. For the stitching, I just used my paper piercing tool and mat pack to create the squares then threaded some linen thread into a needle and stitched in some Xs. Which reminds me, I received a few inquiries about how I did the ribbon treatment on my Divine Design project a few days ago so when I get home next week, I'll take a quick photo and show you how I did that. Super easy once you see how it's done.

That's about it. I'll have some new photos to show you of my sweet grandbaby, Chloe, soon ... I'm going to spend the entire day with her tomorrow!!! She's almost 6 months old and the most adorable little girl in the entire world. Nope, I'm not a bit biased, LOL !

Supplies for the card (size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) ~ Stamps: The Tribe (OCL) My Mind's Eye DP, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Neenah White Paper: Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot & Chocolate Chip Accessories: Paper piercing tool/mat pack, linen thread, Copic Markers, Crystal Effects, Nesties Rectangle, Big Shot

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mambo Melon Cupcakes!

I had the most wonderful morning just coloring,
relaxing and putting a few cards together!
I haven't done that in so long....what a treat! And to make it even sweeter, I had a few brand new goodies from the upcoming SU catalog to play with: Mambo Melon cardstock, and Mambo Melon 1/2" polka dot gg ribbon, Razzleberry Lemonaide DP. This Mambo Melon color is going to be a favorite of mine. I did a little color matching with my copics and ended up using RV17 along with R83 for the frosting. RV17 is a pretty close match for Mambo Melon, but I've also seen RV29 used and that looked good too. I used R29 & R22 for the cherries and and N3, N1, C1, E31, E34 & E13 for cupcake bases and tray.I topped the cherries and tray off with a little crystal effects to give 'em shine and dimension...I love that stuff!
I'm pre-making as many cards as I can during my break because once my classes start again, my stamping time will be very limited and I want to have plenty of cards on hand to give when I need them. I learned that lesson the hard way when I was trying to make graduation cards during finals week....not a good idea. Much, much more enjoyable to make them now when I have time to relax and create!

I'm off to Corvallis to visit my girls and my grandbaby :) ... yay!! Thanks for stopping by, I have a few other cards uploaded and will be sharing those over the next few days. Enjoy your day!!!
Supplies for the card (size 4 1/4" square) ~ Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU) Paper: Razzleberry Lemonaide DP, Mambo Melon, PT white Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Effects, Horizontal slot punch, 1/2" Mambo Melon polka dot gg ribbon, round Nestabilities, Big Shot

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Divine Design BVC

It's June 9th ~ time to post our Divine Design Bible verse challenge projects! This month has flown by .... my brain is full of the principles of writing, social problems, nutritional statistics and algebraic formulas, but my last 2 finals were yesterday (woo-hooo!) so I'm enjoying a short break until summer classes begin. I sat down last night to make my bookmark & selected one of my all time favorite scriptures ~ Psalm 119:105 - Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I love my classes and the opportunity to be in such a great learning environment at college, but the the Bible is my favorite and most valuable source of wisdom and guidance : ) !!
Here are links to the other scripture chicks so you can check out their June projects ~
Angel Wilde:
Lori Craig:
Make a Difference
Taylor VanBruggen:
Taylored Expressions
Jami Bova: Stamp Happy

You can join us with the Divine Design challenge anytime, the rules are simple and you can find all the details right HERE. I make a bookmark each month, but you can make any type of project that works for you. And remember to use the keywords BVC09 when you upload to the SCS gallery. If you're ever needing a little creative or spiritual inspiration, just pop over to that gallery and check out all the amazing projects.

Thanks for stopping by. I am hoping to have some time to play with my stamps over the next 2 weeks and have a few things to share with you :) !! Enjoy your week!

Supplies for my bookmark (size 3 1/4 x 5 1/2) - Stamps: Light of the World (Our Daily Bread Designs) Paper: Walk in the Park & Good Morning Sunshine DP, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Neenah White Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Nestabilities scalloped and standard rectangle. Big Shot, 1/4" circle punch, Pewter brads, 1/4" Choc Chip & Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Paper piercing tool, mat pack, dimensionals