Sunday, April 11, 2010
If I had ice cream, it would mean my dachshund, Sloopy, would have ice cream too. That is just the way it goes. She has trained me well.
Isn't this the cutest image from High Hopes? It is called "Ice Cream for Two". I was in a coloring mood, and simply started coloring and this card was the result. I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock with Marvy dye black ink and colored the image with Copic markers. I used Nestabilites to create the cirle and scallop. Black cardstock, as well as patterned paper where used to create this card, along with bone-shaped clips. The sentiment is from Rubber Stampede. It seemed to go with the image quite well.
I'm not quite sure when I would ever need a card like this, but I do like it.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I have had this card in my mind for a few years, but for some reason, didn't get around to making it until now. It is inspired by this photo taken by Yuzu on Flickr.
When I first found this photo, I simply cracked up for days.
Being a huge fan of Peeps, I have collected some different Peeps stamps through the years. However, I didn't realize that it would be a Michael's $1 stamp that would be the one that would work for me on this particular card. I stamped the images onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored them with a Copic marker, Y04. I then painstakingly cut out each bunny, because to me, that is easier and more mindless than using a stamp positioner. The sentiment is computer-generated. Colored cardstock was also used to complete this card.
I hope you all found lots of Peeps in your baskets today! Happy Easter!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It seems a little odd to posting a autumn-like card on such a gorgeous spring day. In no way am I rushing the great seasons of spring and summer. No, no, no. But, I just had to use this adorable image of Mudzie the Mouse from Squigglefly's Crissy Armstrong when I learned she is beginning a new challenge blog and is looking for some design team members. In secret, I told myself no design team tryouts until *after* the wedding, but...this is going to be the one exception. This is Crissy Armstrong. I have learned so much from studying her work...and I just know that being on her team would give me even more opportunities to learn and grow as a colorist...so, I'm throwing my hat (and Mudzie's hat) into the ring of contestants. It will be an honor to even be considered.
Like I said above, this digital image is from Squigglefly. I printed it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. Patterned paper, a circle clip and straw-like ribbon were also used to complete this card.
Now, back to spring.