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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Gorjuss book inspiration...

For today's inspiration challenge on Splitcoast we were to gain inspiration from book covers. This is the book cover that inspired my creation here. I loved the punk undertone, and the colours and neat swirls.

I inked up one of my Gorjuss girls from set #2 and set to work. I coloured her up using my Copics of course and kept my colour palette close to my inspiration piece. I added some white highlights with my gel pen and then cut her out. For the bg, I randomly stamped some swirly images in various colours (Making memories foam stamp and Baroque Motif's from Stampin' Up!). I added a sentiment in the top corner, added some ribbon and a star charm to finish it off. My gorjuss girl is popped up for some added dimension.

Stamps: Gorjuss girls #2 (Sugar Nellie), baroque motifs (Stampin' Up), edgy eloquence (Stampin' Up) and foam swirls (Making Memories). CS: whisper white, green galore and regal rose. Ink: Momento, basic black, regal rose and green galore. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, dimensionals, ribbon (Making Memories), star clip (Unknown).

Have a stamp happy day!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Plenty of joy...

Today's limited supply challenge on Splitcoast was to use:

**½ sheet of plain cardstock for your card base—no other plain papers…NONE. Not even for mats.**Plenty of patterned paper, decorative paper, flocked paper, glitterized paper, shiny paper, etc. **No coloring supplies…no copics, pencils, markers, crayons, etc.**Please keep embellishments simple.

Wow! what a It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do and finally I came up with a Christmas card. I had some scrap My Mind's eye (snowed in) patterned paper and decided to heat emboss peaceful wishes on it in gold emboss powder. (the sentiment is embossed in black). I matted my main image with some gold paper and then used some of the co-ordinating patterned paper for a fun strip along the bottom. I added a nice strip of black velvet ribbon and a poinsetta blossom that I stacked on some additional blossoms. For the punched branches I used some basic grey distressed paper (if you look closely you should be able to see the variations in colour).

Stamps: Peaceful wishes (Stampin' Up!), sentiment (Papertrey Ink). CS: basic black, gold cs and patterned papers by My Minds Eye (snowed in line) and Basic Grey. Ink: versamark. Access: gold emboss powder, heat gun, black emboss powder, velvet ribbon (May Arts), branch punch (Martha Stewart), pearl, blossoms, and dimensional.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a stamp happy day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Spring showers...

Ugh! Remind me not to insist on making challenge cards at un-just times of the night and then insist on photographing and uploading them the same night! The photography is never good lol. I have to work all day tomorrow and really wanted to get a card done for the sketch challenge and seeing as it was posted early...well....I had to do it. Hee hee.
I received these wonderful digital images while playing in the Canadian swapp forum on Splitcoast. They are gingersnaps Spring thing available at ATS. How blooming cute is she?! I coloured her and her ducky friend up using my Copics. I added some highlights using my white gel pen, and added some crystal effects for the rain puddle. I followed the sketch exactly but made my card 5 1/4" square, which did make it a wee bit squishy, but I like the result none-the-less. The main image panel is popped up on dimensionals as well as the duck. For the finishing touches, I added some ribbon, felt flower with some buttons and a sentiment in the corner. I chose not to use an oval punch for my sentiment because the sentiment was too
Stamps: Gingersnaps Spring thing~digital image (C.C Designs), sentiment (rain or shine My Favorite Things). CS: whisper white, soft sky, Basic grey and Scenic Route patterned papers. Ink: computer printer ink and momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, crystal effects, dimensionals, felt flower and buttons (Making Memories), ribbon (PTI), and glue dots.
Have a stamp happy day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chasing butterflies...

The colour challenge on Splitcoaststampers today was so saffron, pumpkin pie and bashful blue (CC220). I decided to ink up my new Edwin chasing butterflies stamp by Magnolia and make a card for my sweet nephew.
I picked up this cool patterned paper by Chatterbox during a half price paper sale at my local scrapbook store about a month ago and thought it would tie in well with Edwin's outdoor This turned out to be a very simple layout and card but for the time it took me to finally accept it and let it be, you would think it was waaay more in depth...ha ha ha. I paper pieced Edwin's shirt with the reverse side of the patterned paper and coloured him with my copics of course. I added a simple scallop border and some punched vellum butterflies for some added interest. Edwin is popped up for some added dimension and a sweet sentiment from A Muse to finish it off.
Even though it's a simple card I like the cheery feel to it.
Stamps: Chasing Edwin (Magnolia), moon sentiment (A Muse). CS: so saffron, pumpkin pie, bashful blue, neenah solar white cs, vellum, Chatterbox patterned paper. Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), glue pen, slit punch, and dimensionals.
Thanks as always for checking out my newest and have a stamp happy day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Have faith...

I needed to make a really powerful, up-lifting, positive card for my Uncle who is sick. He has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and has just started radiation treatment. I wanted to send him something letting him know we are thinking of him and have faith he will overcome this long journey ahead of him.

This sentiment is from Unity and called move mountains. I actually received this image/sentiment from the PIF thread (pay it forward). For the card base, I stamped the weathered bg once and then turned the stamp and stamped again. This gives it a more crackled appearance and tends to fill up more of the extra space on the bg image. I added some scraps from my pattened paper bin, matted the main image and popped it up onto dimensionals. I used my colour spritzer tool to distress up the main image added some chocolate taffeta ribbon, a button and a twig. Yep, you heard me right a twig. I love the effect it adds to the card. I dug through my sketch notebook and came across this older sketch challenge from Splitcoast (SC215). It was a perfect fit for this card as I needed the sentiment to be the main focus.

Supplies: move mountains (Unity) weathered bg (Stampin' Up~retired). CS: chocolate chip, so saffron, white, riding hood red, assorted scraps (Basic Grey, crate paper). Ink: versafine (vintage sepia). Access: colour spritzer tool, chocolate chip marker, dimensionals, button, chocolate taffeta ribbon, glue dots and twig.

Thanks for stopping by and have a stamp happy day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Little odd forest inspiration...

I finally had some time this morning to take part in the inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to gain inspiration from little odd forest handbags.

I finally narrowed down my choice to this specific bag here. I loved the story book theme and knew I had some scraps of paper that went perfectly with this idea, along with reading flopsey images I received in the PIF forum (pay it forward). Because of the large size of the flopsey image I decided to make my card 5 1/4" squared, and I just happened to have a very cool sketch in my notebook that I found on Tiets blog.

I sanded all the edges of my patterned papers and once adhered down, used my "all in a row" stamp and stamped some stitching around the papers. Keeping in theme with the purse I added some of my number (measuring tape) ribbon onto my clip along with a paper blossom and button. Flopsey is coloured with my Copic markers and then I used some crystal effects for his glasses and also some liquid applique for his tail (it isn't puffed up yet as I am awaiting it to dry before I heat it.

Supplies: Reading Flopsey (My favorite things), all in a row (Stampin' Up). CS: kraft, white, assorted patterned papers (Basic Grey, Rusty Pickle, Bo Bunny). Ink: Momento and basic black. Access: mini clip (Unknown), paper blossom and button (Making Memories), hemp twine, measuring ribbon, Copics, crystal effects, liquid applique, sanding block and glue dot.

Have a stamp happy weekend!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Think simple. Think Amuse...

The continuation of my on-going quest to use my Amuse stamps....ha ha ha. I decided to try last weeks Splitcoast sketch challenge.

So I decided to pull out my Amuse "love take out" stamp and randomly stamped it on my main image cs. I added a bit of colour with a marker and then added a single white dot (to the heart rice) with my gel pen to keep the eye moving. I added just a bit of patterned paper, a scalloped edge and a coin with some paper ribbon for the final details.

Stamps: Love take out and luck and fortune sentiment (Amue). CS: Whisper white, basic black and real red (patterned paper by we R memory keepers. Ink: Momento. Access: coin (Wal Mart), slit punch, Copic marker, white gel pen, and glue dot.

A clean and simple card. Thanks for checking out my latest and I hope everyon has a great Victoria day long week-end!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sympathy for the Freeman family...

I was checking out the Splitcoast sketch challenge cards in the gallery when I came across a card that informed me of the Freeman family's loss. They lost their daughter named Kaleigh. Check out the Freeman family blog here and read about the fight and many hurdles this family has gone through. Kaleigh joined God on May 11. I will forewarn you that reading Kaleigh's blog is extremely heartwrenching, but what a strong, and wonderful family they are. I was so moved reading the blog that I really wanted to make a sympathy card to send to them and let them know just how much their story
touched me.
I made the card following the sketch challenge and used my new gorjuss girls #2. I stamped her onto watercolour paper and then watercoloured her using a paintbrush, and ink pads. I stamped my sentiment onto acetate with Staz on and then layered it over the main image. The organdy ribbon was curled using my heat gun (warning! Use caution doing this the ribbon will melt very quickly!!).
Stamps: Gorjuss girls #2 (Sugar Nellie), Sentiment (Stampin Up~ brighter tomorrow). CS: mauve mist, watercolour paper, acetate, bazill cs, wild asparagus patterned paper. Ink: Brilliance and perfect plum, elegent eggplant, so saffron, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, creamy caramel and blush blossom for watercolouring. Access: Silver organdy (offray), ribbon blossom (unknown), glue dots, branch punch (Martha Stewart), lace trim (Making Memories), pearl pin (Making Memories) and dimensionals.
Hug your loved ones and remember just how blessed we are.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Mother's Day SFYTT...

I made this Mother's Day card following Jen Del Muro's SFYTT (sketch for you to try). I am late posting this card as it's been completed for a few days but I have been just too busy with work and family life to even get it uploaded. So think of it as a belated Mother's Day

I received this Whiff of Joy image called "celebrating goat" while playing in the PIF forum. I set to colouring it and then added this yummy Basic Grey patterned paper and this awesome yellow flocked paper from Chatterbox, added some blossoms (coloured the blue one using my Copic markers) and a button. I added a fabulous sentiment from Papertrey Ink's out on a limb set, and framed it using my nestabilities, and added some highlights on the main image using my white gel pen.

Supplies: Stamps: Celebrating goat (Whiff of joy), sentiment (Papertrey ink~out on a limb sentiments). CS: Pacific point, white cs, Basic Grey and Chatterbox patterned papers. Ink: Momento. Access: ribbon, Blossoms, button, thread, glue dot, classic and scalloped circle nestabilities, cuttlebug, Copic markes, and white gel pen.

I hope all the Mom's out there had a wonderful day and enjoyed their day of honor. I Love you Mom!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Faviana inspiration...

I popped onto Splitcoast this morning to check out the inspiration challenge and I was so surprised to immediately be inspired by the post! I took off immediately for my stamp room and went to The inspiration challenge was to find inspiration from Faviana prom dresses! Check out the challenge here. Here are the dresses that inspired my card here and here.
I received this awesome sentiment while playing in the PIF forum (pay it forward) it is by Unity Stamps. I paired it up with some old Basic Grey patterned paper (black tie line) inspired by the pattern of the second dress, layered some blossoms and a pearl brad to mimic the flower on the first dress and added some Martha Stewart punched branches to mimic the leaves trailing down the dress. For the finishing touches I added some black velvet ribbon, and some sheer silver May Arts ribbon peeking out from behind the blossom, and some punched vellum butterfly's.
My aunt is going through a bit of a hard time right now and I think this will be a nice "i'm there for you" card.
Thanks for stopping in and have a stamp happy weekend!