Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A little something for a little someone

There is something absolutely precious about Sarah Kay stamp images. I wanted to make a card for 'a little someone' to go with 'a little something' we are giving to her and so I immediately reached for this little girl at the easel stamp. The sentiment on the tag, from Stampin' Up! worked out perfectly too for our gift.

The background paper is from K & Company. I used my watercolor wonder crayons, from Stampin' Up! to color the image. I'm not sure my technique is all that great with the watercolor crayons, but I do enjoy using them. I'll have get used to using them more often now that I've rediscovered them.

It's almost time to leave for the party and take our card so I had better get ready to go. It has been fun reaching for some of my older stamps lately to make some new cards.

Until next time.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A pumpkin for this week's Mojo Monday challenge

It is time to get the autumn themed and Halloween stamps out. What better way to get my 'mojo' going than to use this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Below is the super cute layout Julee has challenged us with.
I decided for the tag element I'd use my Martha Stewart pumpkin punch as the tag. First I used my Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder on orange cardstock and then punched the pumpkin tag and stamped the sentiment.

For the main image I used one of my oldies but goodies pumpkin stamp made by Hero Arts. I've had it for years and years and never tire of it. While straightening out my supply and embellishment closet I rediscovered my Stampin' Up! watercolor wonders crayons so I water colored the pumpkin and leaves with the water color crayons for a change. That was fun using a medium I hadn't used for so long.

The designer paper is some of my favorite from K& Company. It is double sided so it makes coordinating patterns a breeze.

There you have it. My Mojo Monday week 155 sketch challenge card.



Monday, September 6, 2010

FINtastic Day

I'm new to digital images but one company that I just love is WHIMSIE DOODLES designs. Melyssa designs the most wonderful digi images. I'm not connected with them in any way, but I just love her images.

These Koi and the sentiment are Whimsie Doodles digi images that I colored with copic markers and added some gold leaf pen to the edges of the die cuts. Pretty simple card but a fun fish image.

Woo hoo...I'm on a card making roll again. It has rained all day so it has been the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and create. More to show later.



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Penny Black: Purple, Cream and Brown Challenge

Oh my! Have I ever missed stamping and cardmaking. This summer has been filled with gardening, the animals and sewing and I've barely made a single card. Now that the garden is closing down I can finally stamp again.

So this morning I sat staring at my stamps, inkpads and embellishments trying to remember how to make a card. Hee hee hee. I really did struggle but finally decided to check out the PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE for this week. This weeks challenge is a color challenge to create a card using BROWN, CREAM and PURPLE and, of course, any Penny Black stamp of your choosing.

I love this color combination and reached for this Penny Black stamp titled "Friendly Surprise." I colored it with copic markers and used some pretty Stampin' Up! designer paper for the background, some lace and ribbon, and of course some flowers and stickles glitter glue. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up!

Oh it feels good to make cards again. I'm sure in addition to a lot of sewing projects I'm working on, I'll be posting a lot of new stamped cards.

Thanks for stopping by.