Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Special thanks for visiting my blog today! I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a card I made using the image "Kiyana" from Rubbernecker's 2010 African American release.
I stamped Kiyana on X-Press It cardstock with Marvy black dye and colored her with Copic markers. I then proceeded to cut around the image using my Cutter-bee scissors. Then, with Google's help, found a line map of the continent Africa. I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and sponged it with the following dye inks: Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Adirondack Butterscotch, Adirondack Sunset Orange, and Distress Ink Fire Brick. I cut around the image also with my Cutter-bee scissors.
The sentiment is also from Rubbernecker Stamps, the 2011 release of Old Characters. It was stamped directly onto Africa using Versafine Onyx Black.
The images were then arranged onto a piece of beige textured cardstock. I paper pierced around this panel, and then framed it with black and light brown cardstock. An orange rhinestone completes the card, which was placed onto Africa.
Monday, September 26, 2011
It's Monday! That means it is time for another challenge on the Outlines Challenge Blog. This week's challenge is to "Pick a Flower". The Outlines Rubber Stamp Company has so many beautiful floral images, so make sure you play along this week for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Outlines.
For my card this week, I chose to use Outlines sunflower (H-81) image. I stamped the flower twice onto X-Press It cardstock with Marvy black dye ink and then colored both flowers with Copic markers. I cut them both out carefully with my Cutter-bee scissors and then placed them on top of one another to add dimension. I added some brown Stickles and some dots of Tuxedo Smooch to the center of the flower.
Panels of patterned paper from Bo Bunny, Basic Grey and Hot Off the Press were cut and dry embossed using Cuttlebug embossing folders. I paper pierced these panels as well as frame them using black cardstock. I mounted the finished layout onto a card made of kraft cardstock. Three small black brads and some beige lace complete the details of this card.
The sentiment is also from Outlines. It is called Tiny You're In My Thoughts (AA-860). I stamped it onto a piece of kraft with Marvy black dye ink.
A huge bouquet of flowers can be seen from the design team this week. Make sure you visit:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope the sunflower brightened your day.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Over on the Copic website they are having a fun contest. The challenge is to color this image with no more than six Copics. I thought I would give it a try. I used only three Copics: E50, E33, and B52 on X-Press It cardstock.
Too fun! It just goes to show you that you don't need a lot of markers to color an image.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
As you know, Terry Medaris has some fabulous new Halloween images available. They are super fun to color, as are all of his wonderful images.
I'd like to share with you my latest Halloween card using the Terry Medaris image "Witch Broom Burn Out". I stamped the image with Stazon Jet Black onto Hewlett Packard Color Inkjet paper (24 Pound, Uncoated, 96-Plus Brightness). I colored the image with Prismacolor and Caran d'Ache color pencils. No gamsol. Just pencils.
I then proceeded to cut the image panel with a Nestabilities die. I paper pierced around the image panel, sponged it with SeaShells Peach Bellini dye ink, and framed it with black cardstock. Patterned paper from Heidi Grace Designs was used for the card base, framed also with black paper and paper pierced. The sentiment is a $1 from Studio G. A black bow and three black rhinestones put the finishing touches on this card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Enjoy your Saturday, and Go Buckeyes!
Monday, September 19, 2011
It's Monday! Time for another challenge on the Outlines Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is to use layers in your project. The Outlines Rubber Stamp Company has so many stamps that are ideal for stamping multiple times and then cutting and layering. Make sure you play along this week for your change to win a $25 gift certificate from the Outlines Rubber Stamp Company!
For my card this week, I layered paper, inks and images. First I cut an image panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with a Nestabilities die. I then layered the following dye inks onto the panel by sponging: SeaShells Conch Shell, Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Adirondack Sunset Orange, and Distress Ink Fired Brick. This was to create the desert sky. Then I cut a piece of beige cardstock with the same Nestabilities die, tore and layered onto the sky panel to form the ground. I sponged the ground with Adirondack Latte dye ink and Vivid! Taupe dye ink.
I stamped the Outlines Split Layering Collage - Southwest (I-1060) two times onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock using Marvy dye black ink. I then proceeded to color and cut the adobe house, sun and gecko with Copic markers. I placed these images and pop-dotted them for dimension into the scene. I used a Prismacolor pencil for some ground shadowing by the adobe house. The gecko's eyes were colored with Tuxedo Smooch.
I then place this image panel onto a two layers of paper: a piece of patterned paper from The Paper Studio that was dry embossed with a Sizzix folder, framed by a piece of gold cardstock.
Be sure to visit the other members of the design team to see some beautiful Outlines creations with layers:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you had a better weekend than The Ohio State Buckeyes. I think it is going to be a very long season.
Monday, September 12, 2011
It's Monday, so that means it is time for another Outlines Challenge. As the temperatures get cooler, and the days get shorter, it is time for us to turn our attention to all the autumn season brings. This week, the challenge is to create a card to usher in the new season that is upon us. Please play along with us for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the Outlines Rubber Stamp Company.
This week, I used the image of the Split Layering Collage "Blessings" (H-794) for my card's focal point. I stamped the collage with Marvy black dye ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers, and highlighted some portions of the image with brown Stickles and a lemon atyouSpica pen, to give a little sparkle to the collage.
I framed the collage with a scrap piece of patterned paper (I'm sorry...source unknown) and placed it upon a piece of patterned paper from Lasting Impressions. I tied a piece of Baker's Twine along the base of the card, and used a corner punch to round the bottom corners.
Autumn colors are so beautiful, don't you think? Be sure to visit the other members of the design team for some more autumn inspiration:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
As I post this, my heart and mind weighs heavily on the events of ten years ago.
I was able to play along this week and try the current sketch challenge on Splitcoast, SC349.
I stamped the day lilies image from Rubbernecker's 2011 Floral release onto X-Press It cardstock using Marvy dye black ink. I colored the day lilies using Copic markers, and then proceeded to cut around the image.
Patterned paper from Hot Off The Press and TK Whimsey & Company form the layers of this card, along with burnt orange cardstock to frame these layers. Some paper piercing was done around the patterned paper. A strip of light yellow cardstock was run through the Cuttlebug using a Sizzix embossing folder. It too is framed with the burnt orange cardstock. A ribbon and some burnt orange brads put the finishing touches on this card.
The sentiment is also from Rubbernecker Stamps.
I am grateful you stopped by my blog today.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sadly, this card's sentiment rings so true. And, I'm guessing in a few years I might look like this too. So much to look forward to as we grow older.
I'm delighted to share this card with you. Nothing like having a three day weekend to fuel my stamping soul. I was so in need of a break from the fast pace of back-to-school!
The sentiment and image on this card both come from Rubbernecker Stamps. The lady is called "Edna in the Kitchen" and the sentiment is "came with the house", both from the 2011 Old Characters line. Paired together, they crack me up!
I stamped Edna onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock using Marvy black dye ink. I colored her with Copic markers and cut around her with my Cutter-bee scissors.
I used a Nestabilities circle die to cut a circle from a piece of Lasting Impressions cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto the circle. I paper pierced around the circle. I also used a Nestabilities die to cut the scalloped circle from white cardstock.
The aqua piece of patterned paper (sorry, unknown source...it was a scrap) was dry embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also paper pierced around the panel.
I place Edna onto the card, and for finishing touches, placed three white brads, with a Copic colored yellow center (to resemble eggs) and a small Baker's Twine bow onto the card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, and sticking with me during my busiest time of year. Cooking? Who has time to cook right now?
Monday, September 5, 2011
As you can guess, when my dachshund Sloopy heard this week's Outlines Challenge was to incorporate a photograph into my project, well, let's just say that she insisted that it be a picture of her. She rules this house. Won't you play along too for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company? All the details can be found on the Outlines Challenge Blog.
I used one of my favorite photos of Sloopy to feature on this card. It is from three springs ago, when I took her for a walk at The Ohio State University. They always have the prettiest beds of tulips on campus, so I couldn't resist having a photo shoot.
I framed Sloopy's picture, and a portion of a picture of the tulip bed using the biggest and smallest frames from the Outlines stamp "Frames and Mats" (K-1195). These frames were simply made by stamping this image with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock and cutting.
I used a portion of Outlines "Split Layering Collage-Dog" (I-1063) by also stamping with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the collar and tag using Copic markers. Using Picksey Pick-Ups, I added some Swarovski crystals, Clear Size 9, to add a little touch of bling.
All frames were then arranged onto two layers of patterned paper from The Paper Studio. A white dog bone clip put the finishing touches on this card.
I cannot wait to see what photos my fellow design team members used this week. Isn't always fun to see real life pictures from your online stamping friends? Make sure to visit their blogs to see how they incorporated photos into their projects.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!