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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Copics, Tilda, and loads of fun...

I am a baaaad blogger! Lol, sorry as usual life gets in the way of all my fun! I had my daughter's appt at Children's hospital, work, and the wait for my Copic markers to show up....ahhhhh! the humanity! bwahahahahahahaha!
Okay, daughter has a birthday party to attend this Sunday and the little guy loves trucks. I busted out my Lizzie Anne Designs loads of fun truck (the one I HAD to have but it has never seen ink until today :o ) and went to work using Taylor's cupcake challenge. I stamped it onto Staples brand white cs with Brilliance ink, used my nesties to cut it up and coloured with my new Copics.

I used some patterned paper scraps I had laying about to tie in the colours and the Birthday theme and then added some "screw" brads as per the sketch and added some ribbon to finish off my design. The dump truck scallop panel is up on dimensionals.

So I finally jumped on the Copic bandwagon. I insisted that I didn't need these markers but after finally drooling and lusting after them secretly I have finally taken the plunge. I read up, and read up, and studied as much as I could about them, how to get a general feel for them, etc.
There are so many sources of information on these markers and I am going to share my favorites: the Copic chatter thread on Splitcoast has some amazing information on it, links, etc and everyone is soooo nice and very helpful. Marianne the Copic queen has a blog and I would strongly suggest starting at her first posts and working your way to the current...she is such a fountain of information and a wonderful teacher. Lauren Meader (aka mytime) has a great tutorial on her blog. Jenn from Kiyomikrafts has another great tutorial on her colouring style and her work is incredible! Here is one more from the MFT forum . These are just a few of my favorites.
I coloured this adorable Tilda last night and was actually quite proud of what I had I thought I would share it here.

Stamps: Loads of fun (Lizzie Anne designs). CS: kraft, riding hood red, staples brand white, patterned paper: numbers from Basic Grey (cupcake line), polka dots from 3 bugs. Ink: Brilliance black. Access: Copics, dimensionals, classic and scallop nesties, cuttlebug, "screw" brads, red grosgrain ribbon and yo yo yellow grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Get well penguin...

I wanted to make a "get well" card for my Mom, as she just had surgery on her wrist for her carpal tunnel syndrom. I snagged this image from the PIF (pay it forward) thread and knew right away it was perfect to make this card for my Mom.

I started by paper tolling this image. Before cutting I looked at the image and broke it down into layers...for example: solid base layer, pillow, penguin, and then his ice pack, nose, flipper and feet. I coloured him up using my Prisma's, gamsol, and stumps and then popped each layer up with dimensionals. I added stickles to his ice bedside table...soooo cute! I used my nestabilities and word window punch for the sentiment. The patterned paper is some scraps I had sitting on my table from a scrapbook class I had just attended, added some ribbon and she is ready to go! The finished card size is 4 3/4" squared.

Here is a side view so you can see all the layers of the paper tolling.

Supplies: stamps: happy healing (stampin Up!), sentiment My favorite things (rain or shine). CS: real red, white, bazzil blue, patterned papers by Bo Bunny. Ink: black. Access: word window punch, scallopped and classic circle nestabilities, cuttlebug, Prisma pencils, gamsol, stumps, dimensionals, stickles, and ribbon.

Hope everyone has a stamp happy weekend!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Best fishes Riley...

I have a friend who asked if I would make her a Birthday card for her brother. She told me that the fishing Riley would be perfect becuase her brother loves to fish and like

I received these images from the PIF thread (pay it forward) and couldn't wait to get started. I coloured him with my prisma pencils, gamsol, stumps and then used my 2 way glue pen and applied fun flock to him. Riley is super fuzzy and oh so sweet! I found some scrap patterned papers that worked well with the look I was going for (sort of a fisherman's style and colours). Once I had it all laid out, I decided to add some stamped fish onto my background and then some random zig zag stitching with my sewing machine for some added details. The sentiment was done on my computer and the Riley panel is popped up on dimensionals.

Supplies: stamps: fishing Riley (Hanna stamps), by sea (SU!). CS: chocolate chip, old olive, more mustard, white cs, and patterned paper by Basic Grey (mellow and recess lines). Inks: Black and more mustard. Access: Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps, fun flock, 2 way glue pen, dimensionals, sewing machine and computer for sentiment.

Thanks as always for checking out my newest!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bellarific Friday!

Bellarific Friday has started up on the Bella blog! Each week a new challenge will be posted for us to all try. Read about the details here. This weeks was a colour challenge and purple and Red were the colours! At first, I have to admit I was down right But I just went with it and this is what I came up with!

I couldn't seem to find the "perfect image" from my supply of Bella images so I dug through my box of PIF images and came across "friends forevah" and knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind. I coloured the girls with my prisma pencils, gamsol and stumps. I used my scalloped rectangle nestabilitie die, mounted the main image over it, wrapped some real red grosgrain ribbon around the bottom and popped the whole panel up. Again, I didn't have a sentiment that I was happy with so I whipped one up on the computer for now. (looks like I am going to have to go sentiment shopping over at I mounted the sentiment circle onto the scalloped circle punch and then boosted it up with double the dimensionals so it pops out further then the main image.

Supplies: Stamps: Friends forevah (stamping Bella). CS: purple cs (Bazzil), riding hood red, white cs and patterned paper from Crate Paper. Ink: black. Access: Prisma pencils, gamsol, stumps, real red grosgrain ribbon, scalloped rectangle nestabilitie, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, dimensionals and computer for sentiment.

Give the Bellarific Friday challenge a try!

Monday, February 09, 2009

So tweet!

I made this last week sometime and finally got around to posting it. This little birdy is from Imaginisce "twitterpated" collection and isn't he the sweetest?!
I picked up this luscious paper last time I was in Vancouver, it is by "Pebbles Inc.". I took my colour scheme from the paper and designed my card from there. I coloured my birdy in Prisma pencils, gamsol and a stump. Sent my riding hood red panel through my cuttlebug to emboss it with the swiss dots embossing folder, cut out the sentiment circles with a punch and with my scallop nestabilities. I have had so much fun stamping up Valentine's cards this year...anyone else having as much fun as me?!
I am super excited as on Friday I took the plunge and purchased a set of 19 "like new" Copic markers from the B/S/T forum (buy/sell/trade) on Splitcoast! YAY! I cannot wait to get these in my hot little hand. I have spent my evenings since Friday researching everything I can about these markers and am super eager to play with them and add to my collection. Anyone else starting fresh as a newbie with these markers too?
Supplies: stamps: Imaginisce clear stamps bird and sentiment (twitterpated collection). CS: close to cocoa, so saffron, soft sky, riding hood red, whisper white and patterned papers by Pebbles Inc. Inks: Brilliance graphite. Access: Prisma pencils, gamsol, stumps, cuttlebug, swiss dot's folder, scallop circle nestabilities, 2" circle punch, ticket corner punch, polka dot ribbon, and dimensionals.
I hope everyone had a great weekend...back to the Monday grind today!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Just a love note...

to say Happy Valentines Day! Today's ways to use it challenge on Splitcoast was to use an "embellishment pile up". (Layer embellishments on top of each other).

I received these "mailbox greetings" images while playing in the PIF (pay it forward thread) and set to work colouring them in with my Prismas. Isn't it funny how distorted colours can be once uploaded to the computer?! This card is one of them! Not only are my colours distorted but my colouring is not showing up will just have to take my word that it really does look nice...ha ha ha! Seriously though, the card base is riding hood red not this orangish colour that it appears to be. I combined the ways to use it challenge with yesterday's sketch challenge and this is the result. I used crystal effects for the water under the mailboxes to give a glossy look. The embellishment pile up is as follows: mini envelope (made with the mini envelope template), chipboard heart inked up with riding hood red ink, Making memories cranberry glitter paint, red button from the designer buttons, red plaid ribbon. I added a little note to be pulled out from the envelope and it says: "a love note to say..." and the inside of the card says "happy Valentine's day".

Supplies: Stamps: mailbox greetings (Papertrey Ink). CS: riding hood red, kiwi kiss, white, patterned paper by Scenic Route. Ink: black and riding hood red. Access: Riding hood red taffeta ribbon, cranberry glitter paint, crystal effects, chipboard heart, button, mini envelope template, red gingham ribbon, computer for sentiment.
I am home with a sick Birthday girl poor sick girl is celebrating her 6th Birthday today!!!! I cannot believe she is 6 already. Everyone always told me how fast kids grow but until you have your own, you don't realize just how true it is.
I wish you all a stamp happy day!