Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This is one of the first cards I created with my stamp. I coloured the image using some Copic markers. Since my Copic collection is still in it's infancy stage, I used only two markers and the colourless blender to create my image and layered the colours to add intensity. I added some Stickles to the water to add a bit of shimmer. For the card, I cut the image into an oval and mounted on a chocolate brown nestabilites cut out. I used some ancient Basic Grey paper (gives a really vintage feel!!) and Cuttlebugged a portion of the paper.
Friday, July 25, 2008
OOOPS.....my original text that was here was for the wrong card....my bad!! Here's the correct info:
I coloured the image on this card using Prismacolor pencils and Gamesol. The papers are from K and Co, the ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the flowers are Prima. I created the pleated ribbon by folding and gluing with Fabrictac glue.
I have a few more cards made with this stamp that I'll be sharing in the next few posts.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I coloured the image primarily using Prismacolor Premier artist pencils and blended the colours with Gamesol and blending stumps. I found the trick to colouring in this stamp was to apply colours in layers and build them up to achieve the finished look. I also applied colour over the entire image including the parts of the stamp that was really dark---it adds to the overall look of the stamp. It also helps to have a lot of different pencils to chose from which had me running to Curry's Art supply store a few times this week LOL! I did use some pink Copic markers on some of the flowers due to my lack of pink pencils.
After completing the colouring it was time to figure out how to put this into a project. First I added a layer of Plaid paper glaze paint (similar to Glossy Accents) to the completed image. My intent was to allow it to dry and then crack it to give it a vintage look but I didn't apply enough of the glaze to do so and I didn't want to add more in case I ruined the image. So I was left with a stamped imaged with a really glossy surface. It almost looks like a porcelain painted plate IRL and the slight sepia tint to the glaze really polishes off the look IMO. I mounted the image on a spellbinders scalloped die cut (created by gluing two squares together to form a rectangle) and then used some Basic Grey papers for my card. I finished it off with some Prima flowers, Offray ribbon and a wood button. The sentiment is from the Kim Hughes Silhouettes II set also from Cornish Heritage Farms.
To stamp the original image I used Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black stamping ink. It gave me the crispest image and still left enough "white space" in the stamp for colouring.
Although this card took longer than my average card, it certainly won't be my last Kinkade coloured card!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Here's the card I created for this week's So Sketchy July card sketch. Be sure to stop by the blog to check out the sketch and all the other wonderful creations.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
These are some of my favourite shots from Old Havana and part of "modern" Havana. The first and second photos are in the Plaza de la Catedral (Old Havana). The third photo is El Morro. The fourth picture is Havana taken from El Morro. The fifth picture was taken in the streets of Old Havana. The sixth photo is the Ministry of Interior Defense Building in Plaza de la Revolución. The seventh photo is the Capitol building. The last photo is the streets of "modern" Havana (the Capitol building in the background).
Friday, July 11, 2008
I've been selected to be a card designer for the new sketch blog SO SKETCHY! I love working with sketches and I'm really looking forward to working with Ally and the other designers. Be sure to check out the blog for some fabuluous sketches.
Since I haven't done much scrapping in the past two weeks I'll probably be sharing some of my photos from Cuba while I get back in the scrapping groove. Unfortunately that means first going throught the 1200 + files from my camera..........so stay tuned !!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is a fun and (very pink card) that I created using stamps from the Rummage Bin Shoe Boutique set from Cornish Heritage Farms.
In order to add more interest to the card, I stamped the boots in pink ink, added adhesive and flocking powder. I also added flocking powder to the brad that I used in the center of the flower. I used my Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder on the oval. I also used the Cornish Heritage Farms houndstooth scrapblock stamp on the top paper. The papers are from Basic Grey.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
These two cards started out as one 9 x 4 but I just wasn't able to make the long card work the way I envisioned so I cut it in half and created these two separate cards.
The papers are some really old Basic Grey (Sweet Pea Jack collection) and have a lot of distressing printed on the paper.
The baby shoe stamp and the congrats sentiment are both from Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes Tag You're it and Rummage Bin Shoe Boutique). The bunny is a Quickutz die and I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder for the top.
Friday, July 4, 2008
First of all HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY to all my American friends. I don't have any red, white and blue cards to share so pink will have to do LOL!
This very pink and cheery card was created with lots of stamping and layering of stamps (a technique that is still relatively new to me).
The bracket containing the flowers is an Inque Boutique stamp. I layered stamps from the Nature's Silhouettes set (from Cornish Heritage Farms) in different colours of pink. I then added some dragonflies and sentiment in black ink.
The papers are from Basic Grey and I added some swirl stamps from the Rummage Bin collection (also Cornish Heritage Farms). I finished it off with some lace and buttons.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The flowers and sentiment are also from Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms) also stamped in Versamark and embossed.
I really like the way this card turned out and I'll definitely be trying more similar cards in the future!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This month my design team kit from the Scrapping Turtle contained products from the Little Yellow Bicycle Vita Bella line. This LIMITED EDITION paper is just stunning and definitely won't last long so be sure to get over to the Scrapping Turtle store today to get some!! You can find the products here. Note that many of the papers have foiled accents and the colours and designs are very versatile.
This is my first layout from the kit with more to come on July 15th!
Paper: Vita Bella Brown Batik and pieces from the Vita Bella fold out album
Cardstock sticker (journalling box): Vita Bella Journal pieces stickers
Jewel brad: DéjaViews Vita Bella Jewel Teardrop Brad
Epoxy sticker: Vita Bella
Font for title: Iskola (cut on QK Silhouette)
Mini letter stickers: Making Memories
Scalloped edging made with Fiskars Threading Water border punch
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
These are the two cards I created. The first card uses Basic Grey papers and my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing die. I used stamps from MSE and Provocraft.
The second card uses stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. I created the plaid background using the scrapblock stamp. The sentiment and the rest of the stamps are from the Christmas Cheer set by Kim Hughes. Papers are all Basic Grey.
Be sure to download this month's issue http://sheetload.blogspot.com/.