Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The lion and the lamb

This is my first Christmas card of the year. 
I got the lion stamp to go with this Tilda a few years ago so I could have them go together in a card and this is the first time I actually used them together.
First I stamped Tilda with the lamb and then masked them and stamped the lion. Cool technique that I haven't used in a long while. They are colored with copics. The lion's mane has liquid applique added for texture. The poinsettia in Tilda's hair has yellow stickles for the center. The poinsettia is from Hero Arts. The button in the center has scrapper's floss that is twirled. On the other side the plaid ribbon is pleated on itself with the button on top. The snowflake was gotten at Target last Christmas and has stickles on top. I added the border around the edge with Zig and copic markers. Then lastly I added stickles to the dp. The dp's are bo bunny and basic grey. 
I am entering this in the for using a accessory or animal stamp. 
Merry Christmas in July!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fisherman Edwin

Today is Edwin's turn.
Pretty simple. Edwin is colored with copics. The fish is from an old angel company stamp set. The fish was stamped on a green dp and then colored with copics. The water and the fish have stardust stickles added. The red dots are nailhead stickers.
Hope you enjoy. 
I love receiving your comments.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tilda with Daisy

I haven't used a Tilda stamp in a while so I thought it was time to remedy that. 
Tilda is colored with copics. The pink flowers are also colored with copics to give a bit more depth and then all the flowers have a brown liquid applique in the center. Kids have so much fun with the stuff - watching it pop as it is heated. The lace on the dress has frosted lace stickles. The butterfly is a die cut from memory box with star dust stickles. The little butterfly border is from memory box. I cut the butterflies in pink and cut out the patterned paper with the same die cut and fitted the butterflies in the opening. The dp is Eva from Basic Grey. the leaves are a punch. 
Here is a close-up of the flowers so you can see the centers better.
I am entering this in the Sketch Saturday challenge.
This is the sketch

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I never seem to have sympathy cards on hand - maybe because they really aren't the kind of cards you want to think about making. However, right now I need a couple. I kept it simple as that just seems to me the way sympathy cards need to be. You want to give the recipient some sort of peace and one that is too busy doesn't seem to cut it.
So here is the first one I made.
I used a label from nestabilities to cut out the shape and then sprayed it with blue walnut ink over that I stamped the rose image from Penny Black. There is some star dust stickles on the rose as well. The strips down the side are washi tape. The white background is embossed with an embossing folder. The flower is from prima flowers with a silver brad through the two layers. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

Here is the next card:
Instead of blue walnut ink spray I used lilac walnut ink spray. I was surprised when I say the star dust stickles on the rose turned pink when it dried. Not sure it is a bad thing just unexpected. There are three gold nail head stickers on the top. The dp is from Basic Grey.
The words are from an old Angel Company stamp set.

Friday, July 11, 2014

These Boots

I made this series of cards as thank you cards for the ladies that teach Sunday School at my church. I said something like "thank you for teaching the kids to walk in the way of the Lord" on the inside.
The boots are from Penny Black and colored with copic markers and covered with diamond glaze. The words are from an old Angel Company stamp set. The dp is from Bo Bunny. The corners are done with two ek success punches. The label and the scalloped rectangle are from nestabilities. 
 I added the flower at the bottom because the diamond glaze ran when I moved the card to dry.  There are no mistakes only ways to be creative. lol There are purple nail head stickers near the top and gold ones in the center of the two flowers.
The squares on the top are pez-a-doodles from a company that went out of business. The green paper is DCWV and distressed.  
Hope you enjoyed this series.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Covered Bridge

I'm on a red, white and blue kick - of course it is that time of year. I love covered bridges and this image reminds me of the covered bridge near where I grew up. Unfortunately some arsonists burned it down a few years ago.
This image can be found at Stubby Stampers have all sorts of wonderful stamps that are very reasonably priced. I colored it with prisma color pencils with some stickles added in the water. The dp is from bo bunny and the black strip is washi tape. The stars are rhinestones from Target's One Spot section years ago. (you can find all sorts of good stuff there.)
I am entering this card in the Sketch Saturday Challenge using this week's sketch.
Enjoy your summer moments in or near the water.