Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Holiday Wednesday

I had this card done last night but just haven't had time to post it. Had to work, then talk to my cousin, next get Easter candy ready to mail to my kids that are out of town and then off to help plant some flowers around church. Busy, busy, busy. lol Any way here is my card for Holiday Wednesday.
This is for a challenge here. It is supposed to have lots of flowers and be bright. The stamp is from The artful stamper. It is years old but I still like it. It is colored with copics and has stickles all around the cross. The dp is from basic grey. I'm not sure where all the flowers are from. I think some are prima flowers and some from Target's see spot save section. The dew drops are from Robin's nest. 
Next week I'll probably be back to Christmas cards.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cherry Tilda

I challenged myself to not only use buttons but to have them be something besides just decorations. Here they are cherries because Tilda has cherries on her blouse and boots.

Tilda is colored with copics, almost a given. The leaves are from a very old the angel company stamp set called apples and bugs. The swirls are also from an angel company stamp set called swoops and swirls and stamped with marvy red ink. On Tilda's blouse, jumper and hair ribbon there are bits of stickles as well on the swirls in the corners. The center is done with #3 Nestabilities labels. I hand drew the stems for the cherries. I know I have great artistic talents to draw cherry stems. LOL. The boots have diamond glaze applied. Tilda is popped up with foam tape. The dp is from the boxer collection by basic grey. 
Here is a list of the copics I used.
skin: E00, E02, E11, E21, E50
Cheeks: R20
Dress: R22, R24, R27, R29
Blouse and Boots: BG10, B00
Hair Y00, Y31, E57
Leaves: YG06, G07, G14
If you haven't taken a peak at the blog post below please do. It really was a work of heart.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Faerie Art Song Music Box

This post is brought to you from Rubber Road Adventures and Faerie Art Song Stamps.
Don't you just love music boxes. Their tinny sound just seem to evoke a simpler time. I had this music box from Hallmark for several years and it just seemed to loose its luster but the sound was still good so off I went to my studio to remake it.  It uses Sarah FS-1033 from Faerie Art Song Stamps.

This is the front of the box. The image is colored with copics. The little heart hanging down is from Target's See Spot Save Section. The shiny silver on the edges is Silver Memory Foil Tape. The flowers on top are colored with copics also.
One side.
Other side


This is wire edged ribbon that I have had for ages. The stars were punched out - two for each star and put on wires. The flowers and stars were attached around the bow.

Here is a card I made using the same stamp. It shows what the full stamp looks like. I cut off part of the stamp to make it fit the box.

Go to Etha's blog and see the wonderful creation she made using Faerie Art Song Stamps.
Also visit Judy's blog to see her clock using Faerie Art Song Stamps

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. If you didn't start at the beginning you might want to go here to find your way from the beginning. If you came from Patricia's blog you came from the right place.  Instead of using a Tilda this month I decided to use the Christmas bell and poinsettias. I really like poinsettias. All the stamps were purchase here. They are so festive. Here is my card:

Everything is colored with copics except for around the bell prisma color pencils were used to make a shadow. The bow is popped with foam tape as is the one poinsettia in the lower corner. The bow is painted with stickles and diamond glaze. I didn't want a thick layer so I just painted it to make it look shiny. The ribbon is just painted with diamond glaze and no stickles. There are stickles on the bottom scallop. The whole bell is painted with angel wing shimmerz. A bell ought to be shiny. Silver stickles are on the swirls and red stickles on the berries. Gold stickles are in the center of the poinsettias and crystal stickles on the red bracts.  The red pearls on the upper corner are from Queen and Company. The dp is from bo bunny. You can see the gray cardstock is  metallic to go along with the silver bell. The bow was attached with a couple of glue dots.As I was taking the picture of this card I thought this bell would look really neat as a tent card with the bell swinging in the window. Maybe another time.
Copics used:
Y06, Y 17
G28, G07, YG06
W1,W3, W5, BG10
R29, R27, R24, R22, R46
Next you're off to see Roseanne's blog.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Holiday Wednesday

I made this card with a two fold purpose the first because of course it is Holiday Wednesday the next for the stamptacular sunday challenge to create a scene. Well my new Tilda as a shepherd just cried out to be part of a scene. So here is the card:

Let's see what all did I do. Of course everything is colored with copics but not the butterfly which was stamped with purple hydrangea versamagic chalk ink then colored with colored pencil and pink stickles over that. The stamp is from the angel company. The fence which is from art impressions was masked and the flowers from great impressions were stamped.The sun is from ArtWild! and popped up with foam tape. The little eggs are from Ann-ticipations. Tilda and the lamb were popped with foam tape. Stickles are on the eggs, the sun, Tilda's lace and ribbons, and the eggs. The dp is from the euphoria collection by basic grey. A ribbon is tied at the top and a paper flower and pearl are on top.  

I also made another card today. This one was pretty quick but I thought it turned out cute.

This House Mouse stamp I won from a challenge here. There is another challenge going on now so check it out. The image is colored with copics. I thought the cup was kinda bare so I added a flower with a yellow flower brad in the center. There stickles on the steam. The dp is also from the euphoria collection by basic grey. There are pink nail head stickers in the top corner. 
See you tomorrow for the Magnolia Christmas all year long blog hop.  What fun!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Three in One

I've been a busy beaver today. Three cards. Well only two today but the other one is new also. From the previous card I had three scalloped circles left over that I wanted to use because if I didn't they would just get messed up and wasted. This first one is for my cousin whose sister died this last week.

I used this sketch from here to make this card. Tilda is colored with copics. The lilacs and shoe laces as well as the rose have stickles applied. Her bow, shirt and wings all have angel wings shimmerz painted on. The silver dots around the scallops are nailheads stickers from Mark Richards. Never heard of it before but I got them from my lss. The dp is sugared by basic grey. The ribbon is some I have had for ages. The punched out leaves are from a punch by McGill. The punched border uses a punch by fiskars. The words are from rose sentiments stamp set by the angel company. There are doodles around the outside scallop. The card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I don't have that many pieces of 12 x 12 paper and my envelopes wouldn't quite accommodate a 6 x 6 card.
Next is:

This stamp is from the oopsie daisy stamp set by the angel company. It has been retired for a long time. The daisy is colored with prisma color pencils. A brown bead is used for the  flower center. Stickles were applied to the petals and the dots around the flowers. Thatched straw chalk ink by versamagic was stenciled around the outside of the scalloped edge. The little blue flowers are some brads I have had for a while. There are little blue rhinestones from Queen & Co. on either side of the brads. The dp is from basic grey.


This butterfly is from the best of me stamp set by the angel company, also retired. The image is stamped twice and colored with prismacolor pencils once on the white circle and once on a scrap of paper. The scrap paper one is cut out and popped up with foam tape on just her body (with those colors the butterfly must be a she). The edge of the white scallop has aloe vera versamark chalk on it. The butterfly obviously has lots of stickles on her. The dots on the white scallop were made with bic mark-it markers and then has stickles applied. The pink scallop has candy cane stickles applied. The dp is euphoria by basic grey. The dew drops in the center of the flower and the corners are from Robin's nest. The green leaves under the flower are a cut up green flower. 
Here is the inside of the card:

That's a lot to look at once but they all went together in a way. Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wrapped Tilda Tent

I've been wanting to try a tent card for a while and I finally got a chance tonight. They are pretty easy really. I really needed something to do to unwind after doing my taxes.

The center was done with a circle scalloped nestabilities. I did it after I adhered all the layers as I was afraid I wouldn't get everything lined up, so I had to run it through twice. After the first time through I had to take one layer of card stock off and the put the die back on and line it up. The dp is by basic grey. I did mine a little different than most tent cards I've seen. They have Tilda hanging down from the top. My Tilda is sitting on a ribbon across the opening. Lots of prima flowers were used and they have stickles applied to them. The fern is punched from a ek success punch. Wrapped Tilda is colored with copics. The pink all has stickles applied to it.  Here is a side view:

The little rhinestones are swarski crystal flat beads. The little pearls are from embellashments. Here is the link if you want directions. My card is only 5 1/2" square instead of the 6" that they show.

Hope you enjoy. I enjoy your comments.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Holiday Wednesday

I realized Easter is just around the corner and that I needed some Easter cards so for the next couple of weeks Easter cards will be featured on my Holiday Wednesday post.
Today's card was done using Cross & Blossoms by Paper inspirations. I'd seen this stamp at my lss for a long time and finally decided to get it.

It is colored all with distress inks: spun sugar, barn door, tattered rose, brushed corduroy, peeled pain, scattered straw, tumbled glass and milled lavender and stamped on water color paper. There is white pen on the edges of the flowers and for accent on the cross. Stickles are used on the butterfly path. The butterfly is a punch. The big flower has diamond glaze with clear beads and then some gold beads over that. The dp is by basic grey. The gold and purple card stock are both metallic.
I also made a card using one of my house mouse stamps, Monica,  this evening, I won the challenge on the House Mouse blog this week. And while you are there check out their latest challenge. 

I used my two smallest nestabilities for around Monica and then doodled with my white pen.  The card is folded in half and then the front is folded down. Monica is colored with copics. The notes are stamped with a rose chalk ink. Here is the card opened:

The dp is some I found at JoAnn Fabrics. I thought it turned out cute - simple but cute.
Hope you enjoy.
 I really enjoy reading all your comments. They just make my day.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Early Spring Tilda

As I was driving home from work the other night I was thinking about what card I wanted to  make next this idea came into my head. How about a spring card only one when it is till very cool but the flowers are just coming out so I could use Tilda with Darlecoat but in a bright color. So this is what I came up with:

Tilda has her coat and mittens on as it is cool and she even has her boots because it is muddy. But the sun is coming out from behind the clouds and she is happy.
Tilda is colored with copics except the green lines on her coat are done with prisma color pencils. I placed Tilda in front of the lady bug on the fence because it is early spring and there wouldn't be too many bugs out yet. There is diamond glaze with a little glitter along the fence and grass for some early dew. The clouds were masked so that the sun would appear to be peaking from behind. The sun is from garden joy by the angel company. It is actually a flower. It reminds me of the children's story, When the Sun Rose by Barbra Berger that I used to read to my kids when they were small. The sun in the book is a rose or a rose is the sun. All the dp is from basic grey, mostly from the Oh Baby Boy and O Baby Girl collections. O used buttons as embellishments and not flowers because I didn't want it to look to warm with lots of flowers. The little pearls on the clouds were placed there because I thought the clouds looked too white or bare or something.
Hope you enjoy my creation as much as I did making it and thinking about how to accomplish it. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Biking with Tilda again

I really like Biking with Tilda. She just has such a fresh free look about her. I paper pieced her smock and capris fro Infuse by basic grey. The rest of her is colored with copics. I even added a few shadows with copics on her clothing.  There are stickles in the middle of her flowers, her hair ribbons and of course her shoe laces.  Her bike has diamond glaze on it to give it an enamel look. The pedals and handlebars were colored with metallic silver prisma color pencils.  The butterflies were punched out and have tiny red rhinestones on them. The ferns are punched from a mcgill punch. 
I even decorated the inside - something I almost never do but this card is for a swap and I wanted it to be extra special.

Lest you think I forgot about Holiday Wednesday - I didn't I just didn't get to posting the card last night so here it is.
This stamp is from Penny Black. I really like it but it takes so much time to color. I did it all with copics. There is a bit of stickles applied because what is Christmas without some glitter. The lamb has fun flock on him. 
Thanks for looking. I love to read your comments so please leave some if you have time.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sweet Bird

I bet you can't guess what this is stamped with. I never would have. I saw the technique several years ago and then forgot about it until I saw it in the latest Stamp It magazine. Here's the card 


The dp is from basic grey. The narrow ribbon is from making memories. The flowers are from various sources. Now to reveal the technique...drum roll please....
Sweetened Condensed Milk

Take a foam brush and lightly spread the sweetened condensed milk on the stamp and then stamp. For this I added just a touch of Egyptian Gold embossing powder by JudiKins and then heated it all until the milk turned a carmel color. Then I added just a bit of gold stickles to the center of the flowers. Just how cool is that. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Raining Tilda

For a change the sun is shining here in Western PA and not snowing. Spring may come someday although we still have several inches of snow on the ground. So in honor of the sun I made a rain card. lol. Anyway here she is:  


Tilda is colored with copics and has some stickles as highlights.Gotta have some glitter. The background is done with willow walnut ink spray. Tilda was stamped on that as well as stamped and cut out and popped up with foam tape. The scalloped papers were cut out using nestabilities. The pink edge on the outer rectangle was done with a pink marvy inkpad. The background dp is lemonade from basic grey. Around the frame are little flowers from You Got Flowers? with little pearls glued to the centers. A narrow pink heart ribbon is tied around the one layer of paper. 
Even though it is a rainy card I think it is very cheery.  Hope you enjoy her as well. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Holiday Wednesday

It's Wednesday again. Where does the time go? The most amazing thing happened this evening. My almost 18 yo dd admitted that I was smart. That is truly amazing. 
I succumbed to another means of coloring yesterday and bought some distress ink pads. Why I didn't just add to my copic collection I don't know. I just wanted to try them so that is how I colored this stamp from stubby stampers.


I thought it turned out well but maybe I need some different brushes to make the painting easier.  The center of the poinsettia is covered with gold beads. I cut the green square out using a nestabilities and then wrapped gold thread around it. On the sides are gold nailhead stickers.