Sunday, October 30, 2011

Covered Bridge

I haven't made too many fall cards and I just love fall and all the colors. I got to play a bit before I have to go to work and I decided I really needed to make a fall card.

This stamp is from stubby stampers. We used to have a covered bridge near the town I grew up in until an arsonist decided we shouldn't. Made me so sad. I have fond memories of sitting inside the bridge at night. Crazy kids we were. lol
This is colored with copics except the fence which I used a prisma color pencil. I can't make those tiny, tiny lines with copics very well. There are some stickles on the water. Ran some DCWV paper through the dotted embossing folder and then sanded them. I don't know who did the dp. The swirl is a die cut from memory box. And some tiny dew drops are in the corner. I hung the heart swirl from a piece of ribbon and attached it with some scor-tape.
You could make this image into a summer card or spring card as well. Couldn't you see kids jumping into the water. Brr! It's too cold right now but in the summer.
Now off to get ready for work. I would much rather stay home and play more. I should be thankful I have a job. lol
 I'm using this as my entry for the BookEndz book club here. We are reading the book The Mercy of Thin Air. I certainly would not have picked this book on my own. Some of it I like and some of it I don't but sometimes it is good to read something out of your comfort zone.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Golfing with Edwin

I did a card that was similar to this a little while ago but can't let a good idea go to waste. lol

This is golfing Tilda  with cool Edwin's head. The pants, shirt and shoes are all paper pieced with Olivia from basic grey. The rest is colored with copics. The die cut paper is from memory box. I tried adding clouds to it with white ink but it didn't work so I just lightened the paper with the white. The edges are done with charcoal palette ink. The tee and ball are from the angel company. Added some green ribbon and frayed the edges. 
Hope you enjoy.
I'm entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop - October

Been a while since we had a Magnolia-licous Christmas All Year Log Blog Hop. We took the summer off but whoops now it is fall and Christmas is fast approaching. Got to get on the stick. 
If you came from Nadyne's blog here you are on the right track, if not you might want to start at the beginning here. Now to show you my creation.

Tilda is colored with distress inks. I took a watercolor class this summer and it helped some with this technique but I sure need a lot more practice. I hadn't done any watercoloring since I took the class. Maybe some day I will share what I did in the class. The swirl is a die cut from memory box. I added flowers and stars plus some ribbons. Lots of stickles - yellow, gold and stardust,  are added as well. The dp is from basic grey. Next on your stop is Robyn's blog here.

Hope you enjoy your journey and be sure to leave lots of comments along the way. Comments really help us improve and make our day when they are compliments. lol

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fishers of Men

This stamp is one I hadn't used before from the angel company. I am still sad they went under. Oh well there are lots of other good stamps out there. 

This was really hard to photograph because of the shiny paper. It was stamped with ink from the angel company and then the brayer was run over it using a kalidescope ink pad. The little flowers are colored iwth copics. The "stars" in the corner are cut out with a memory box die which is really supposed to be snowflakes but I thought it worked as stars as well. The paper over the card is a mulberry paper with gold threads running through it. Stamped the ribbon and put it through a circle clip. I love those things.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Be fabulous x 3

I got done mowing the lawn as far as I could til dark over took me and the lawn mower ran out of gas. It is much more fun to stamp so that is what I came in and did. Here is what I made.

The stamps are from the angel company. I colored the three flowers different colors using copics. The bee is colored with copics and everything has highlights of stickles. It is so hard to make a card with out some glitter. The dp is from basic grey. I drew in the flight of the bumblebee. And that's it. Pretty simple.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hola Hoop Tilda

I admit it I was being bad during church today. My mind was wandering a bit and thinking of making this card. The sermon was good though and I did get something out of it. We need to remember when someone is sinning to temper any discipline we need to give with love. That can be so hard. Well you didn't come here to be preached to and I am no preacher. So here is the card I made.

Tilda is colored with copics. What I was thinking about was adding glitter to Tilda's hola hoop. So many of today's hola hoops have glitter in them. I also added glitter to her shoes and to her hair bands and the lace on her outfit. I distressed the edges and added some organish chalk ink to the edges.The leaves were from the see spot save section at Target. They were plain so I added some veins to them with copic markers. The flowers were some I got from the angel company a while ago but there is no markings on them so I don't know where they came from. I added a bow and button wrapped with Scrapper's floss. I had actually made the base of this card over a year ago and then didn't use it. I think the dp's are from basic grey and bo bunny.
I made this card for a couple of challenges.
Octagon and orange from Magnolicious Highlights .
Fall Challenge from Magnolia Stamp Lovers
Simon Says Sparkle and bling 
Spectacular Sunday Challenge distressing 
Anything goes at Stampin' Sister in Christ
Maybe you can get out and use your hola hoop in this beautiful fall weather lol or not.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Soccer Edwin

My it has been a while since I played with my Maggies. I have been busy doing submissions for Stamper's Quest. Can't wait to share with you some of those projects. But not just yet. A kid that works at Target is having a birthday tomorrow. I chose this Edwin because I hadn't used him yet. 

Edwin had to be dressed in red and khaki because of course that is what we have to wear when we work at Target. Edwin is colored with copics. The dp is from the craft's meow. Notice the ribbon - it is from Target. I think it was tied around some pencils I got for opening up a red card (credit card) for someone. I saved it. I knew I would want it some time. lol The little soccer balls on the side were some I got from the see spot save section of Target quite a while ago - another thing I knew I would want some day. 

Here is what I wrote on the inside. These soccer balls were some I cut out from Edwin's that didn't quite stamp right. 
Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Monochromatic Magic at Stamper's Quest

Here is the new card I made for Stamper's Quest Monochromatic Magic. For all the instructions go HERE.
 While you are there check out all the other Artistic Guides' creations. They are beautiful.