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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shake Your Love

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, wedding, shaker card
It's a Fab Friday!  Fabulous indeed for many reasons.

One reason is all of the Tiddly goodness on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  Here's the card I made for the occasion.  I told you that I have had many wedding cards to make.  I decided to shake things up a bit by making a shaker card, LOL.

This card features the digital image of "Wedding Bells" from Tiddly Inks.   I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock.  I also printed a mask of the image as well.  By masking the X-Press it image, I then sponged some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide for the background.  I then stamped an old Hero Arts swirly image with Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink on top of the Distress Oxide.  The results are very faint.  I also stamped the swirly image around the edges of the X-Press It cardstock with the Distress Oxide.  I removed the mask, and then colored the image with Copic markers.  I added a pink mix of Doodlebug sequins and made a shaker card.  I stamped the sentiment from Rubber Stampede onto the acetate with Hero Arts White pigment ink and heat embossed. 

Another reason this is a Fab Friday is I am off and I have a great weekend planned.  Woot!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's Been Sweet

For the past two days, I had the opportunity to just create.  For me.  Just a chance to engage in the creative process with no final product due or in mind for that matter.  It's been sweet.

This card features an image I've had for ages.  It is an oldie from Your Next Stamp, part of their Darling Diva line.  I've been quite intimidated by it, and finally mustered up some courage to ink it and color it.  Truth be told, I'm still a bit intimidated by it but at least the rubber has now seen some of my stamping goals right now.

The sentiment is an oldie from There She Goes. 

Thanks bunches for stopping by my blog.  I promise, no calories.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Color My World

W9Plus, Kecia Waters, Copic markers
"As time goes on, I realize, just what you mean to me...." You know, my FAVORITE band sings that tune.  ;-)

This card is a result of me playing around with the WPlus9 stamp set "Color My World".  Simply some Copic marker coloring on this, along with some Glossy Accents on the "paint".  The patterned paper in the background is something I've been hoarding for years...I have no clue of the maker.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simple Bouquet

Hero Arts, Kecia Waters, bouquet, wedding, Copic markers
I am committed to using older images and getting my money's worth from all of those stamps purchased through the years that have yet to see much ink, if any.

This card features an image from Hero Arts.  It is one of four wood-mounted stamps in a set for weddings.  Kinda hard to use all four squares on a card and make it balanced. And three squares across wouldn't fit an A2 card.  Hmm.  So, I used the bouquet, which is my favorite of the four images and made this simple CAS card for a bridal shower at work.  Old skool embossing folder too.  Come to think of it, I think this was my first every embossing folder.

Thanks so much for looking.  Come back again for some more old skool stamping.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hello from Wryn and her Dog

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, coloring book
It is okay with me if you leave my blog and go immediately to Tiddly Inks to get the cutest coloring books on the planet.  Seriously! 

That's right.  Tiddly Inks has three new coloring books and let's just say I am in love.  The pages can be printed in any size you wish.  PERFECT for card fronts, I'm just sayin'.  You'll be seeing a lot of from me because this is totally my style and I don't have to do any of the digital work like framing, placement of multiple images, etc.  It is just done. 

This is my card for Tiddly Tuesday.  There's a new challenge over on the challenge blog and it is called Blooming Beautiful.  Just use a Tiddly image with flowers.  Easy enough.  The image I used is from the new Everyday Fun with Friends Coloring Book from Tiddly Inks.  I sized it for a card front and printed onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I added the speech bubble from There She Goes (sigh) and a partial sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  I placed the image onto a card panel that was dry -embossed with a folder. 

Sure hope you join us for the challenge, and I sure hope you go get your awesome coloring books now.  They are priced so get 15 wonderful Tiddly scenes in each book.  I'm just giddy!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Inspired by Art

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, spools of thread
I have been walking around with this card in my head for several months.  I attending a conference near the tail end of January and snapped this picture that adorned the walls:

Don't you love it when you get some inspiration like this?

My card features the A Jillian Vance Design stamp set of "I'll Be Darned" by Becky Schultea.  I did some masking and stamped the image of the spool of thread many times.  The scene is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I put some sparkle onto the thread with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (I'm becoming quite addicted to it). 

You can read all about this card today on the AJVD blog.

Today represents my last regular post on the A Jillian Vance Design Team.  I have been a member since February 2014 and just feel it is time to move on to do some new things with my limited free time. You see, I have a room full of stamps that haven't seen ink yet, and I just want to create with these some more.  I've also been trying to learn how to crochet.  And I want to spend some of my free time writing, which is something I started doing for me last summer.  Bunny and Jillian and Sam have been wonderful to me.  I wish them nothing but the best.  I will always be a fan of AJVD.  The crafting industry seems so cliquey to me, and the Vance family is as real and as genuine as they come. 


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