Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oh, the places you will go!

Today’s card is one I made for a friend who is moving on to a new exciting position at another office (but still with the same company). She will be missed for sure, and I just wanted to let her know that I was proud of her and that I know she will do well!!!

Bye-bye girl:
Card dimensions – A2, 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Bye-bye (Mo’s Digital Pencil); Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Blending stumps, foam tape, Quickie glue pen, loose glitter.

This image is a digital one I purchased from Mo’s Digital Pencil. This image is now also available in rubber from Stamping Bella – but they were sold out of this at Scrapfest – so I bought it on-line. I got this one and little boy – they are so cute!!!

Until next time, have a great day!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Look up, look way up!

Here’s another card using an Eat Cake Graphics images – it’s called “Looking up” and could be used for many different scenes depending on what they were looking at, such as: a lightning storm, Aurora Borealis, shooting stars, a plane, bugs or birds – and lots more!

Looking up:
Card dimensions – 3 3/4” x 8 1/2”


Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Looking Up 1061-L (Eat Cake Graphics); Tombow markers, waterbrush, , foam tape, black hemp twine (CTMH), computer generated poem.

I hand-drew the little stars dangling from the black twine.  Just draw, cut them out and then stick them to the end of your ribbon or string wiht glue dots.
To make the twinkling stars in the night sky – I used the blade of my cutting knife to scrape off the watercolouring to reveal the plain watercolour paper underneath. That is a nice, neat way to show the light paper when you need to. Just be careful not to press so hard that you rip your paper and scene! Here’s a closer look:

Until next time, have a great day!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ode to the Moose

It’s another Eat Cake Graphics image today – with a very typical Canadian Majestic Moose in the scene (although the mountain in the background isn’t typical of my area of Ontario!)

Majestic Moose by the Lake:



Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Lake Shoreline 7068-P (Eat Cake Graphics); Ribbon – 1/2” cream sheer (Offray); Tombow markers, water brush, Liquid Applique, loose glitter, ¾” circle punch (SU!), foam tape, twine, button.

And here is the colour chart if you watnt o give it a try yourself:

I started this scene by stamping the main image and then colouring the water below the image. Then I stamped the same image using a regular black ink (not StazOn) onto a clear acetate sheet. I immediately turned it over, ink side down, onto the water right below the main image – so that it looked like the shadow of the shoreline reflecting n the water. After I completely finished colouring the entire scene – I use the Liquid Applique to put snow on the mountain top. But before I heated it up to puff it, I sprinkled loose glitter on the wet Liquid Applique – so that it sparkles when it puffed up.

I think this would make a great Father’s Day card – since that is coming up shortly.

Until next time, have a great day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Coneflower

Today’s card is made using another of the brand new release from The Stamp Barn – it’s the coneflower from the Sunshine Designs line. I absolutely love coneflowers – can’t wait to plant some in our new garden this summer.  I saw a new red coloured one  - WOW!

Coneflower:
Card dimensions – A2, 4 ¼ ” x 5 ½ ”


Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Versamark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Coneflower SD095 K (The Stamp Barn); Ribbon – dotted sheer (Offray); clear silicone, foam tape, Detail gold embossing powder (The Stamp Barn), Tombow markers, water brush, BowEasy.

Here’s a close up of the silicone used to add dimension to the flower.

And here is the colour if you want to give it a try yourself.
Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Can you tell it’s Monday??!!

This is definitely not my usual theme for cards – but it is such a fun scene when you pair the 2 images up and SO perfect for a Monday work day. And yes! in the game of life, sometimes you’re the fire hydrant and sometimes you’re the dog. And in my opinion, the only thing that determines which one you are is whether it is Monday or Friday!!!!  Am I right??!!
Definitely check out the Eat Cake Graphics site - especially if you love dog images.  Holly has drawn some beautiful dog images - they are all terrific to colour, with lots of opportunity to make the colourations so realistic - AND CUTE!!

Mr Peddles:
Card dimensions – A2, 4 ¼” x 5”

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Mr Peedles 3016-F, Fire Hydrant 9046-E (Eat Cake Graphics); Ribbon – ¼” grosgrain (Offray); Tombow makrers, water brush, foam tape, computer generated sentiment.

The image was coloured in the Watercolour With Markers Technique – then I used my Prismcolour pencils to add in some grass.
Here is the colour chart if you want o give it a try youself!

Until next time, have a great day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Really Big Read!

Here’s another card using the Eat Cake Graphics images – 2 of them actually – plus a little doodling too. There is Liquid Glass on the Hen’s glasses and some sparkle on the books – not sure if you can see it in the photo.  It's coloured wiht Gamsol Magic technique - using my Prismacolour pencils.  I added a title to each book (nice and simple - A, B, C) and a border around the image with a Sharpie fine point marker.

The Little Red Hen:
Card dimensions – 4” x 5”

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Ms. Eggworth 5004-D, Stack of Books 8052-J (Eat Cake Graphics); Ribbon – ¼” grosgrain (Offray); Punches – corner punch (SU!), Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Blending stumps, foam tape, Liquid Glass (CTMH), Quickie glue pen, loose glitter, Sharpie fine black marker.

The Little Red Hen was the first book I received when I had my daughter – from a long time friend who spent many hours reading that same book to his children when they were young. Yes – we to have spent hours reading that book – we even made up silly names for the Little Red Hen’s 3 chicks: Peep, Peep (yes same name) and Peep Junior. I used to “peck” the kids in a tickle and they loved the story!!! Our book is well loved – but I looked at it when I started to colour this image to make sure the hen’s colour was right to the book!

Until next time, have a great day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sparkle Butterfly from Enchanted Hollow

Today’s card is made using another one of the brand new Spring 2010 stamps in the release from the Stamp Barn! It is the Sparkle Butterfly image from the Enchanted Hollow line from The Stamp Barn (which all images are lovely – check them out!). I also made my own background design using 1 of the sprigs from the 3-pack cling set of sprigs,

Sparkle:

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Versamark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Sparkle HSH 362M, Sprig (1 of 3) CPSD 099D (Stamp Barn); Ribbon – grosgrain and satin ¼” ribbon (Offray); gold embossing powder (Stamp Barn), Tombow markers, waterbrush, foam tape.

And here’s a close up of the Butterfly:

 

And here are the colour charts for the butterfly and the sprig - give it a try!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

So GLAD!

Today’s card is made using one of the brand new Spring 2010 stamps in the release from the Stamp Barn! It is the Gladiola image from the Heather’s Stamp Haven line. And with a flower of that name, it seemed only right to have the sentiment play up the GLAD in the flower’s name!

So GLAD:
Card dimensions – 3 ¼” x 8 ½”


Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Gladiola HSH 363 M (Stamp Barn); Ribbon - White sheer ribbon (Offray); Punches – oval, scalloped oval (SU!), 1/8” hole (Fiskars); Jump ring, Tombow markers, waterbrush, clear silicone, foam tape, sentiment printed on computer.

And here’s a close up of the flower petals that are popped up using the clear silicone. It is adds a nice dimension to the card:

And for those of you who would like to give this a try for yourself - here is the colour chart.  Remember, you can save this for future use by right clicking on the image and saving the picture to your computer to print off and use when you are ready.  Hope you like!
Until next time, have a great day!