Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fire Guy

I never have enough guy stamps so when I saw this stamp from Unity I knew I had to have him.
This is a technique from the past that I haven't used in years. I stamped him on glossy card stock using versa mark watermark stamp pad. Then I held it over a burning candle to get the soot on the card stock. When I had covered the card stock with soot I took a kleenex and wiped off the excess. You notice I even burned the edges. That's where you have to be really careful not to burn everything including your fingers and anything else. lol I added some sequins in the corners. I die cut the banner and stamped the words with the versamark and then used a cottonball and added gray chalk.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Unity Stamps

I have recently become enamored with a new to me stamp company - Unity. I'll just add some cards I have made using their stamps. My wallet isn't happy with me but my creativity is rejoicing. lol




 This isn't a card but a notebook from moleskien.


 

Monday, March 5, 2018

cross

The stamps are from stubby stampers.

 This first one was colored with prisma color pencils on a kraft card stock. The dots are perlen-pen sunny yellow. There is stardust stickles on the lilies. Layered the image on a cream cardstock and then on the patterned paper and then on the purple card.


This one is colored with copic pencils. There are stickles on the lilies again. I cut slits over and under the arms of the cross and threaded ribbon around the cross. I cut the image out and layered it on the music patterened paper then layered that on two colors of purple cardstock and then on a basic grey patterned paper and lastly on the purple card.

May you have a blessed Easter.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bunnies X2

Spring and Easter will be here before we know it. I just received these stamps from Stubby Stampers and just had to play.  You will have to tell me which version you like better.
This one everything was stamped with silver encore and embossed with silver pearl. I love the effect. The bunnies were colored with copics and prisma color pencils. The bunnies have little pompoms from Darice. 
The fern was stamped with versacolor green (I actually have 4 colors of their green lol)
The bunnies were stamped with black Memento and colored with copics and prisma color pencils. They also have the little pompoms.
I think both are cute.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hula Hoop

I can't hula hoop to save my soul but Tilda can.

I colored Tilda on a sparkly Kraft paper with Copics and then added more color with prisma color pencils. The center of the flowers are done with a pearl pen.The dp is from Basic Grey. The one color of copics dripped out too fast as I probably overfilled it (I do that way too often). I think I added other colors so it isn't really noticeable. There are very few mistakes you can't correct. lol
The hola hoop has cotton candy stickles on it. The little bit of lace on Tilda's pant legs has frosted lace stickles.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Happy Hearts

I've had this stamp for quite a while and have had trouble using it even though I like it. Today I came up with a card I liked using it. The stamp is from Stubby Stamps.


I used my MISTI to stamp everything because I know it can be hard to get white to stamp dark enough the first time and I was right in this case. I had to reink the stamp several times before the hearts were dark enough to suit me. It also helped a lot because of the grid marks so I could get the words and the hearts straight. The white ink is versamark chalk ink. The black is black memento. The dp is from lawn fawn. The corners on the red and the patterned paper were punched. I had some 3 ply twine that I untwisted and used just one strand to wrap around the punches. The card is a red shimmery card stock. 
May your Valentine's Day be filled with love.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Elephant Love

If you read my blog very often you have to know I love elephants. Well here is another one.


This little cutie is from Lawn Fawn and colored with prisma colored pencils. The hearts and the water spout are stamped with marvy ink pads. The black designer paper is from Basic Grey the blue/green was a scrap sitting in my pile. The rhinestone brads are from Target's One Spot from ages ago. The ribbon is from my stash. The card is for my youngest granddaughter for Valentine's Day.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Panda Love

My second daughter loves pandas so I have to have a few panda stamps just for her.

This stamp is from Wild Rose Studio - I love their stamps. The image is colored with copics. The decorative paper is all scraps that I found sitting by my cutter. There is quite a pile there that I need to use. The square die cuts are from die-namics. The flowers are from Prima flowers and Michael's Recollections. The brads are from several different companies. I really don't keep track of their origins. 
May you have a bright and happy day!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Wild AnimalsI

I made two cards last night using a stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
This little cutie was colored with copic markers. I think I pulled the elephant off about four times before I actually got things the way I wanted it. First I decided I wanted to add the gray border but I had already stamped the words and couldn't take enough off the top and the elephant was too low to take any off the bottom so off the elephant came. Next I decided to put the ribbon behind the elephant so off she came again. Then I put the paper clip on so had to peal the elephant part way but that left part of the elephant all the way down and part of her sticking up so I pulled the rest of the elephant off and added foam tape around all the edges. I shouldn't put anything down until I'm really sure that I want to do. lol

This is two stamps - the gator and the little butterfly both colored with copics. The scalloped oval is done by using two sizes of dies so there is a frame. The green stripes are strips of paper and then a layer of washi tape over the. The gold pearls are down with a pearl pen.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Believe in Yourself

I've had this stamp for quite a while. I thought it was a bit funny but how would I use it so I could send it to someone. Then an idea hit...
The image is from - I don't know where. lol It is colored with copic markers. The wings have cotton candy pink stickles and the crown has yellow stickles on each. The word is a die cut from memory box, I think. The sidebar is a die cut from Tim Holtz. And the believe is what made me think that the inside could say..."in yourself" or "in your decision". 
What do you think would be a good saying for this image?