Friday, February 19, 2010
I love the way this one turned out. Here is yet another card I made a while back and am just now posting. It is another card with a Terry Medaris image as the focal point. Don't you just love this chick?
The image is stamped with Stazon Jet Black onto Strathmore Bristol smooth paper. It is colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used Terry's coloring as a guide from one his coloring books. The man is a master at colors. Just look at those greens, purples and yellows. Love the way he makes colors pop. I just colored this image to practice and study his work, and turned the finished product into a card. Patterned paper, colored cardstock and a paper punch were also used to complete this card.
Thanks for looking. I'm almost caught up in my posting. My hope is to actually do some new stamping this weekend. I need some coloring therapy!!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here's another card I forgot to post. What's wrong with me? I'm making cards and not posting them. I'll try to remedy that.
This card is another that has already gone to the recipient. A coworker of mine celebrated a birthday at the end of January, so this card hopefully was a bright colorful wish for her.
The image is from Terry Medaris. It was stamped with black Stazon ink onto Strathmore Bristol smooth paper and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. Patterned paper and black cardstock were also used to construct this card, along with some colorful brads and ribbons.
This woman sure looks like she's got her groove, don't you think? I'm trying to get mine back too in terms of stamping, blogging and general life. Enough of the winter blahs!!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I've been meaning to share this card for quite a while now. I made this card for my fiance's birthday which was last month.
The cake image is from Stamps by Judith. I stamped it with Marvy dye ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I "frosted" the cake with Diamond Glaze and glitter. Patterned paper and colored cardstock, along with brads and ribbon were used to complete this card. The tagged sentiment is from Rubber Soul.
The inside of the card was what I was most excited about, though it took him a moment to get it (I think he was thinking of his next birthday...his 40th!). Inside sentiment was computer-generated and the wedding cake is a $1 stamp from Michaels.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
When I saw this gorgeous card by Mary B. Giemza, I just had to have the main image from Ladybug and Friends because it was so perfect. And Mary's card was so perfect I CASED many elements of it. This adorable prince and princess image expresses perfectly how I feel about my relationship with my fiance'. We have had a storybook romance that is going to turn into a marriage this summer.
I stamped the Ladybug and Friends image with Marvy Dye black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it with detailed scissors. I then proceeded to use the Cricut to cut various scalloped hearts from patterned paper and white cardstock. I stamped the image again onto the smallest heart and adhered the cut image to it. The wings were covered with glitter and the crown was colored with a Sakura glitter pen.
Various patterned paper, ribbon and a heart charm were also used to create this card.
I was so excited to give this Valentine's card to my fiance' because I felt it perfectly expressed my feelings about us.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Now that I'm on the digital bandwagon so to speak, as soon as I saw this adorable dachshund image from Wink Wink Ink I absolutely had to have it. And with digital images, that is pretty immediate.
This dachshund image was printed on Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The hearts were cut using the Cricut using various cardstock. Patterned paper, bone clip and ribbon were also used to complete this card.
This Valentine was signed by my dachshund Sloopy and given to her babysitter.