Monday, June 19, 2017

Hungry Hound

James Horvath, Kecia Waters, dog, Copic markers
This is the card I gave to my Dad for Father's Day.  It features a now-not-available digital image from the no-longer Squigglefly called "Hungry Hound" by James Horvath.  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I punched three little hearts, colored them with Copics and added some Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

This card looks like Sloopy begging for food from my Dad.  He really enjoys feeding her.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Florals with Thanks

Inkadinkadoo, Kecia Waters, Copic markers
So, I'm as pleased as punch with this one.

I'll set the stage.  It was a late Saturday night, a semi-clean work area, tunes of Seals & Crofts, nothing really pressing to do, creating for just the fun of it.  So I got a little lost in coloring.  Don't you love it when that happens?  I do.  It's been awhile. 

I'm on this kick right now of looking at the shelves that line one entire wall of the stamp room.  Filled, and I mean filled with old wood-mounted stamps.  'Cause I began this hobby before there was any such thing as unmounted or clear polymer. 

This card features an image from Inkadinkado.  I had to stamp it twice to go across the card and that required a bit of masking.  But, I had the time.  Then I just colored most of the night away with Copic markers.  It was glorious.

The sentiment is from an A Jillian Vance Design die. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

In the Stamp Room, We Forget the Older Stamps

PSX, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, shells, seashells
It is kinda fun to take a very old stamp set that's been sitting on a shelf for years and bring it back to life again.  I should be doing more of that, instead of buying new.  All of these new releases that companies have make you feel like you must have the latest and greatest.  And I fall for that (just see the number of stamps I have).  But a part of me has the need to justify those stamps just sitting there...because they are way out dated according to industry.

This card features a stamp set by PSX.  Yes, I went that far back.  Wood mounted.  When I bought this stamp, I didn't know quite how to use it.  It was before Copics, and I was still in my head trying to figure out color...do you get color with the color of ink pad, LOL.  I struggled with that. 

So for this card, I inked the three shell stamp from PSX with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I added my own dotted sand across the card with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker because the image itself is not quite three inches wide.  I colored the scene with Copic markers, added some Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle and a few glass beads.  A bit of white gel pen swirls tried to help the edge of the water.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, also from the long-gone PSX. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Be the Change in the World

Altenew, Kecia Waters, graduation card
Shameless CASE of the Laura Bassen.  'Cause when I saw her card, I pretty much knew I needed the "Big World" stamp set.  And, I needed a fast graduation card and thought her design was perfect.  Learning curve though.  It's my first layering set.  And I was in a hurry.  And pigment inks, yes, old Color Box pigment inks, do much better than dye inks.  I'm slow like that.

I'll get better.  And more original.  I promise.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mortorboards Off!

Avery Elle, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, graduation
Here's another graduation card, made for a friend.  It features the Avery Elle set "Hat's Off", though oddly enough I preferred this sentiment from A Jillian Vance Design.  Copics, X-Press It cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black and some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle.  That's all there is to this one. 

Want more graduation cards?  Keep coming back to this blog.  There's a couple more.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

'Cause Everyone Is Graduating It Seems

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, graduation, Wryn
I have made more graduation cards than I care to count, LOL.  And I'm not done yet. This one is for a local grad, ordered by a friend of mine. 

It features one of my go-to images for graduation.  It is the Tiddly Inks digital image of "Wryn-Graduate-Go Great Places." I love it because you can totally customize it with the school's colors and the graduate's hair and skin color. 

Copic markers, X-Press It paper.  You know the drill.  The letters and numbers are from Concord & 9th.

I made this card for the current challenge over at Tiddly Inks...make it rectangle.  Head on over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog for all of the details so you can play too.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dolphin Graduate

Kecia Waters, Distress Ink, Distress Oxide, PSX, Concord and 9th, MFT, Avery Elle
My co-worker needed an elementary graduation card for her daughter.  Here's what I was able to do for her.

Lots of companies coming together on this one.  The star of the card, the dolphin, is an old PSX stamp that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored with Copic markers.  The graduation hot is from Avery Elle's  "Hat's Off".  It too was stamped with Memento Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut both images.

On a panel of white cardstock, I sponged Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Distress Oxide Broken China.  I did a quick spritz of water.  The sun is sponged SeaShells Conch Shell dye ink. I place a partial die cut cover up from My Favorite Things over the scene.  Then with Concord & 9th's "Perfectly Penned", I stamped the school and the year.

Thanks so much for looking.  I actually really like how this one turned out.

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