Friday, August 30, 2013

Christmas Door

Using the same idea as the front door card I created with a fall leaf wreath, this time I made a card with a Christmas wreath for the door.

The door is a Memory Box Poppy Stamps die and the bricks are created using a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder from Sizzix. 
The wreath is made using a Martha Stewart punch for the evergreen foliage.  The candy canes and the holly punch are from Studio G dollar punches.  The evergreens are dabbed here and there lightly on a Versamark Ink pad and then gold heat embossed.  The candy canes' white stripes are added with a white gel pen and the holly berries are made using red Stickles.  The wreath is glued together on a ring shaped base made by using a 1" and a 3/4" punch to form the ring.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great end of the week. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Birthday Blooms

A happy birthday wish filled with blue and gold blooms. 

Birthday Blooms
Copic markers were used to color this adorable little girl named Wryn (Tiddly Inks digital stamp "Wryn Blooms") and her beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Actually I colored her some time ago and she was sitting in my stack of "to be completed" projects.  The background is colored in Copics as well.   The "Happy Birthday!" sentiment is from the Penny Black clear acrylic stamp set "tweet tweet".  It's matted on Stampin' Up! Pacific Point cardstock and a pale gold shimmer cardstock.
Have a super Friday.  Another gorgeous summer day here.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's Your Birthday - Paint the Town Any Color You Want To!

A birthday card for a special friend.  Birthdays are always a great excuse to celebrate!

Paint the Town Any Color You Want To!!
What a fun way to celebrate another year older!  This card was just plain fun to color. The cartoon like cityscape is an old Hero Arts stamp I found in my stash of semi-forgotten stamps.  It fits the whimsical cartoon style theme perfectly along with Penny Black's artistic kitty and sentiment.  Actually this kitty painter looks a lot like me after I finish a painting project - covered in blotches of paint from head to toe.
The card was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then colored with Stampin' Up! markers.  To mask the kitty, I used Judikins Eclipse Tape.   For fun I added a few extra footprints by coloring just the footprints part of the stamp with markers and stamping them several times across the bottom of the card.
Thanks for looking.
It's a beautiful summery August day here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Planet Patrol - Published in Rubber Stamp Madness Fall 2013 Issue

Surprise!!  I'm back!!  I really haven't fallen off the face of the Earth.  I've just been sidetracked this summer with lots of different projects.  I have been making cards, but haven't been seated in one place long enough to post them. 

I do have exciting news though!!  I just had three cards published in the current Fall Issue #181 of Rubber Stamp Madness magazine.  This card is on page 61 in their "Out of This World" Space theme article. 

Planet Patrol
The Mostly Animals space frog stamp used here is one of my favorite stamps.  When I found out the submission theme for RSM this fall issue was Space, I knew I was going to use this little guy for sure in my piece.  I have him "leap frogging" (pun intended) across the rugged terrain on some unexplored planet in the far reaches of space. Kilroy is there to greet him for a bit of subtle humor added to the piece.  The "sky" is sponged with Memento and Stampin' Up! die inks.  The stars were added with a white gel pen.  The rest of the scene is colored with Copic markers.
Stamps used:
Rock landscape - After Midnight
Craters at base (partial stamp) - Beeswax
Kilroy, Planet Patrol, parked rocket ship - Viva Las Vegastamps!
Frog in space suit (partial) - Mostly Animals
Moon - Beeswax

Two more of my cards were published in the Card Shoppe Happy Halloween article on pages 18 - 20.

Haunted House
The humorous sentiment was the inspiration for this three-dimensional piece. 
Stamps used:
Scarecrow - The Stampin' Place
Tree - Art Impressions
Witch's feet and hat - Stampin' Up!
House - Tim Holtz die (details hand drawn)
Sentiment - Rubbernecker
Witch's face - Stamps Happen (Janlynn)
Owl - Inkadinkado
Web & lion - unknown
Tin Man - hand drawn
Grass - Martha Stewart punch

Trick or Treat
This sweet little Tick-or-Treat witch looks just right in front of the large star and wreath of circles.  The vintage style lettering for the sentiment works perfectly with the other images.  
Stamps used:
Witch, Trick or Treat - Inkadinkado
Large star with wreath of circles, small star - Hot Off the Press (Paper Wishes)

By the way, the cover of this fall's issue of RSM by Carol Sutter (Sutter Stamps) is "out of this world" gorgeous.  You can check it out by clicking on the link to RSM posted on the sidebar of my blog.
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