2.22.2016

Find Peace

I created this card a little while back but didn't add it to my blog yet.  I made this card in the "Kawaii" style.  I used bright candy colors to give it that cute vibe.  I think having a new baby arriving soon is "coloring" my personal style for the moment.  I meant for this card to be cheerful & light though so mission accomplished :)





Card Size:   A2  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Alte New- Thinking of You "May You Find Peace"(outside),  MFT- Chalkboard Greetings "Just Be Happy"(inside) Digi:  Aurora Wings- Meditating Mushroom

Ink/Color:   Copic Markers

Dies:   Waltzing Mouse-Scalloped Stitched Layers,  Paper Smooches- Stitched Flourishes,  Martha Stewart- Butterflies punch

Embellishment:   Swarovski Crystals- Aurora Borealis


2.21.2016

Kokopelli Note

I created this background using Bister powder awhile back.  It reminded me of the Southwest.  I have a couple of fun die sets from Frantic Stamper that feature a Southwest style Buffalo, Bear, Kokopelli and Zia.  These are great for creating quick cards with some of my smaller Bister or Brusho backgrounds.  I've had requests for more Native American style cards for our local craft show so I'm trying to build up some inventory. 

I'm still currently in love with Arches Hot Press watercolor paper.  This paper can take a water drenching without warping and curling.  The Bister and other color crystals blend the best for me on this paper.




Card Size:   A2  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Avery Elle- Bottle It Up "Just A Note"

Ink/Color:   Red Bister,  Distress Ink,  Memento Rich Cocoa

Specialty Paper:   BoBunny- Et Cetera Collection,  Tim Holtz-Kraft Core Metallic Copper

Dies:   MFT- Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Landscape,  Frantic Stamper- Kokopelli & Zia set

Embellishment:   Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe- Jellies Dk. Brown Metallic

2.11.2016

Some Bunny Loves You

This is a new acquisition from A Day For Daisies.  Isn't it just the sweetest image?  I love that the digital images from this company are clean and clear...simply drawn.  What this means for me is that I can decide how I want to color, add shading or perhaps use paper piecing or my own pattern etc. on the image.  I also can size the image to be my focal point.

I tried to make bunny fur for the first time.  Once I was done coloring with Copics I added the fur texture with colored pencils.  I also added some color pencil highlights to the rose and leaves.




    Card Size:   A2  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Clearly Besotted- Sweet Rose(With Love),  Concord & 9th- Love You. Mean It (Adore You)   Digi:   A Day For Daisies- Bunny In A Rose

Ink/Color:   Copic Markers,  Berol Prisma Color Pencils,  Art Glitter- #217 Oyster Transparent,  Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

Dies:   Poppy Stamps- Heart Breeze(hearts only),  Pretty Pink Posh- Scallop Frames Rect.

2.10.2016

Baby Bear

This is the second card I made for the baby shower.  My husband needed a card so that he could put a gift card for the baby inside.  Since he is Papa bear in our family I thought it would be cute to put Papa bear and Baby bear as the focal images on the card from him. 






Card Size:  A2  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Stampin' Up- Bear Hugs,  Kaiser Craft- Little One(Tiny Little Baby Feet)

Ink/Color:   Distress Ink,  Archival Jet Black

Dies:   Stampin' Up-Bear Hugs,  Spellbinder- Oval & Oval Scallops,  Little B- Baby Pin,  Memory Box- Cross stitch Frame Borders,  Waltzing Mouse- Scalloped Stitched Borders

Bundle of Joy

This is one of the cards that I made for my granddaughter to celebrate her baby shower this past weekend.  She loves elephants so I just knew which image I wanted to use on this card.  Sierra is anxious to become a mom...and have her little boy.  It will be soon.  Less than a month if all goes according to plan :) Her life will be forever changed.




Card Size:   A2  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Stamping Bella-"Stuffies" "I'll always have your back",  Kaiser Craft- Little One (smallest things)

Ink/Color:   Distress Ink,  Archival Jet Black

Specialty Paper:   MFT- Perfectly Plaid 6x6

Dies:   Taylored Expressions- Skinny Mini Borders #2,  MFT- Stitched Square & Stitched Mini Scallop Square