Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pumpkins for Jodi

ETA - Jodi sent me the stamp information for me to share so I have added it in the supply list below. Thanks Jodi!
This card is for Jodi in London, who sent me a few images to see what I could do for suggested colouring. So here is the first one – a great pumpkin image!
Jodi – can you send me a note and let me know the company that makes this stamp in case anyone wants to search it out? Send me a note, please!
Pumpkin Border #N26 - from Stamps by Judith. HERE is a link to the site.

Pumpkin Border:
Card dimensions – 6” x 3 ½”

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper – Accademia (Fabrianno); Ink – VersaMark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Pumpkin Border (Stamps by Judith), Swirl (Sunshine Designs); Ribbon – orange grosgrain (Offray), silicone, foam tape, Tombow markers, water brush, ¼” hole punch (Staples).

To make this card – cut green cardstock to 12” x 3 ½” and score at 6” and 6 5/8” along the long edge. Fold on the 6” score line. Punch 2, ¼” hole in the card spine and thread orange ribbon through to the front and tie in a bow. Using VersaMark ink, randomly stamp the swirl design all over the card front. Stamp the 5 pumpkins image twice on watercolour paper – using 1 as the main, base image and the other to cut out the 3 pumpkins in the forefront. Colour as in the colour chart, and mount the 3 cut-out pumpkins to the main image using silicone (I like to use silicone because you can “round” the image around the silicone ball for added depth). Mat the coloured image on black cardstock and then adhere matted image to the card front with foam tape.
Tombow colours used: 098, 177, 837, 905, 946, 977, 969.
Here is the colour chart for this image:

Until next time, have a great day!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Today's card is done using one of my favourite stamps from Artful Stamper (bought through the Stamp Shack where I was teaching this past weekend - HI! to my Michigan ladies!). I love the coneflower - and it can be coloured in a purple scheme to be like the Echinacea plant, or in a yellow scheme to be like the Black-Eyed Susan. Either way - it would look great!

Card dimensions – 3 ½” x 8 ½”
Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper – Accademia (Fabrianno); Ink – Stazon Black (Tsukineko); Stamps – Coneflower (Artful Stamper), Warm Wishes from Word cube RSW015 CU (lg) (Sunshine Designs); Ribbon - Cream organza (Offray), foam tape, Tombow markers, water brush, Dimensional Glaze (Ranger), Clear micro beads.

If any of you are interested in making this card – and colouring it the way I have done – I am going to give you the colour chart I made up for the stamp, below. It is done using Tombow markers – and I have indicated the colour numbers used with a line to the area I used it in. Just right click on the picture below and save it to your files for printing off when you want to try it yourself. Enjoy!

I used the clear micro beads to add a textured effect to the flower centre - so that it looked more realistic. I love that effect for the centres - looks and feels neat.
Until next time, have a great day!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

NEW! Sunshine Designs fall stamps released

I just wanted to let you know that the new line of Sunshine Designs stamps has just been released.
HERE is the link to them - aren't they cute??? Love those Christmas designs Krista!

And on a personal note - sorry I haven't been posting lately. But here is the reason why, below. This is what we have been up to lately, getting our house ready to sell, going through the viewings and then SOLD! YEAH!!!

This is a shot of DS and DD with our 2 agents changing over the sign to say SOLD! DD loves to wear her Cinderella ball gown - complete with fairy wand. What can I say.......

We are moving on to a brand new home in the same town. This place is SOLD and our brand new home will be ready in January, 2009! We will be in a temporary location for December and January, but it will be worth it - for the new house. Lots more space! We can't wait.

Saturday I am in London teaching Intro and Advanced watercolouring, and I am really looking forward to the creative time. And what a store to teach in - so many different stamps! I am bringing along 2 friends from the area as well - and I'm looking forward to spending time with them too.

Until next time (hope it won't be so long), have a great day!