Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky - penned

I'm re-posting this on Getting Cricky because she has challenged us to post one of our favorite cards using her stamps.  This is one of mine.

I'm actually getting the Simply Sunday challenge done on Sunday this week. Go me, as my daughter used to say when she was little;-) Kristal's blog post this week is very real, something we all deal with all the time. Check it out if you get a chance.

The challenge this week was to use a pen in the project. I used a black Pilot precise pen to make small dash lines around the mat and the sentiment. I also used Promarkers to color the image from A Day for Daisies. The sentiment is from the KAndrew Designs (love typing that) Positive Thoughts stamp set. The image is printed on watercolor paper and I really liked coloring on it. My coloring still needs much work, but I enjoy it. The image and sentiment are popped off the page with foam squares. I made the little puff at the top by putting some Score Tape on a 1" circle, placing the end of the fiber in the center and winding out. I probably should have started from the outside but wasn't sure if I wanted it to go all the way to the edges (I didn't). Have a super week everyone!

Paper - Making memories
Image - A Day for Daisies
Sentiment - KAndrew Designs - Positive Thoughts
Spellbinders nestabilities - Labels 4
Ribbon - May Arts
Promarkers: Canary, Lemon, Blush, Ivory, Tan, Caramel, Amethyst, Ice grey 1, Soft peach, and one other color (possibly Oatmeal)
Pens: Pilot precise, white gel pen
Misc.: Score tape, Martha Stewart punch, ATG, foam tape, Momento ink

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Simply Sundays at Getting Cricky - face

Kristal at Getting Cricky asked for faces this week in the Simply Sunday challenge. I used the Create a Critter cartridge to cut the snail at 3 1/4". I cut the base layer out of the green and didn't use the first layer because I wanted to use some of my Peachy Keen faces. I have some but rarely use them as I don't have a gypsy and haven't played with Design Studio enough to make it an easy thing to use. The card is an A2 size card. The patterned paper is DCWV and the solid is Martha Stewart. I got the ribbon at Paper Maniac (it's very possibly May Arts but don't quote me on that). The stamp is from Joy at Joy's Life, Lots of Puns stamps. The ladybug, or should I say bead, is from Antelope Beads. I went to a bead show this morning with a friend of mine who is creates amazing beadwork pieces and found all these cool tiny pewter beads. I keep reading that you can color things with your Promarkers (or Copics) so I tried it on the bead. I was very pleased that it did indeed work, yea! I could have made it match the card but I was afraid it might get lost if I did. I used Perfect Pearls on the blue piece. It looks pretty good in person but it looks like a mess in the picture:( I still don't have the hang of that completely. The ink on the sentiment is peeled paint Distress Ink.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Operation We R Grateful #7

This is for challenge #7 at Operation We R Grateful on Inking It Up Crazy. The challenge was to make a thank you card. I cut the lamb from the Create a Critter cartridge at 3 1/". The background paper is DCWV (I think - it was in my scraps so I'm not sure). The rest of the paper is scrap and/or Recollections. The stamps is one of Joy's (Joy's Life). The green is punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch. It is an A2 size card, which is a requirement for the challenge.

Now I need to go mail this and the others to Kassidy. I really hate going to the post office, but it's a good cause.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ADFD New technique

A Day for Daisies had a new release June 10th and the challenge to go with it was to try a new technique. I ended up trying several new things. Guess that's one way to vent.... I used my watercolor pencils for the first time on the image. It turned out ok after some tweaking. The flower was also my first try and it's probably the most distressed thing I've ever made. Not sure how I feel about all of it together, but it was fun. Other than the image being from ADFD and the Nestability (duh), The only thing I know is the flower was made from a 1" MS scalloped punch. (Did I mention I was irritated!) Oh yeah, the ink is peeled paint distress ink. The ribbon had a cute little line of pink in it which I used as a gather thread, very convenient.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Operation We R Grateful

Kassidy at Inking it Up is have a challenge day to make cards for those soldiers who are deployed to use to write home. It's a great thing for her to do. I have only managed one today but plan on doing most of them before the deadline. Challenge #1 was to do a thinking of you card. I used the Just Because cards cartridge for the tree. I had to cut it at 6" to get the size I wanted. The cartridge is a little funky with its cutting measurements so it took some experimenting to get it to look the way I wanted. There is a jumble of papers in here, Recollections, Martha Stewart and a couple I don't remember. The butterfly is new but I'm too lazy to go see what it is. My daughter said it looked like a daydream, which was appropriate for the card. I inked the tree with M.S. ink. It is an A2 size card as that is a requirement.

Simply Sundays at Getting Cricky

This card is for the Simply Sundays challenge at Getting Cricky. It turned out to be more like an experiment than a card. I got new paper for use with my Promarkers and, unfortunately, my printer ink bleeds:( I used the picture anyway because the image is so cute. It is from A Day for Daisies. I love their digis. I also played around with the size of the card and how I wanted to put it together. Very little is regulation size. The patterned paper is K and Company, the solid is from my stash. I had also wanted to try making the rolled paper roses, so that is another experiment. I used a 1" Martha Stewart circle punch to make the flowers and rolled them around a toothpick. The centers do have little tiny rhinestones in them. I used Stickles on some of the flowers to add some interest and used a Cuttlebug folder on the pink. A friend of mine just had her first grandchild so this will probably go to her.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vintage wallpaper

This card was inspired by the vintage wallpaper on the Capadia Designs blog. The card is simple (my usual) but kept to the idea of the challenge which was to make something inspired by one of the papers. I chose to use the last wallpaper of the several designs she showed. I used the Pagoda cartridge and cut the temple out at 3.5". The bamboo was cut at 3.75" and the flowers were cut at .75". I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo on a sponge and dragged it across the background paper to mimic the lines in the background of the wallpaper. It doesn't show much in the picture. All of the paper is from a scrap bag I got from Michaels. The centers of the flowers are Viva Decor pearl paint. The bamboo is glued flat against the card as is the lowest flower. The temple is raised with Martha Stewart pop dots and the other 2 flowers are glued directly on it. I'm not sure who did the stamp, but I stamped it with more distress ink.

A Day for Daisies challenge #19

I made this card for the current challenge at ADFD. The challenge was to use black, white, and one other color. The card is an "S" fold card that is graduated. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch along the top of the card. The black and white paper is from Making Memories. I used the Labels four nestabilities for all of the shapes. The yellow behind the image is one nestie smaller than the white. I cut it in half and split it behind the image. The flower is from "Got Flowers" and the center is an I-rock gem. I colored the image with a buttercup Promarker. The ribbon is Offray. There is a white piece inked in yellow in the center section. I left it blank so it can be written on.