Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Paper Craft Planet

I've recently discovered Paper Craft Planet - it's a community for paper crafters and it's a great place to get ideas and meet new people.

I submitted this card for the first Pink Cat Studios challenge. I love how it turned out, even if I deviated a little from the rules (I used 3 different types of embellishments instead of 3).

The challenge was to use:

1 ribbon (twill tape)

2 backgrounds (Basic Grey Boxer printed paper)

3 embellishments (stapes, star brads, swirl clip.

I used Cranberry Crisp for my base along with Night of Navy and River Rock (all from Stampin' Up!). I coloured in Billy with Copics, blending a red and a brown for his handkerchief and pants to make more of a "cranberry crisp" colour - it looks perfect in person). I sponged the edges of the image panel with River Rock ink and stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip on the twill.

Thanks for looking and a special thank you for all my followers!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Winter card

I've been on a Tilda kick lately and had to post at least one more before I move onto other stamps. I am completely thrilled with how this one turned out!

The background stamp is from The Stampin' Place. They have some fabulous scenery stamps! I haven't looked at the other stamps, but I'm sure those are great too. The sky looks a little wonky in the photo, but it looks great in real life (thanks to my husband!).

I stamped both images in Palette Noir Black on Stamper's Select White cardstock (both from Papertrey Ink) and then coloured them with my Copics. I didn't shade too much on the images so I'll probably go back and finish that up soon.

The card base is 5.5x5.5 Real Red cardstock. I mounted the main image on a piece of Cool Caribbean. The Real Red grosgrain ribbon and silver cord is also from Stampin' Up.

Tilda with her lantern is popped up on dimensionals (and her boots aren't cut off the card, it's just the photo). Gasp... I just realized I didn't put any Stickles on the card! I will have to do that on at least the wings and lantern light when I go back to shade!

I really like these background/scenery stamps and I have a few more that I need to ink up and make cards with!

I hope everyone is able to think about Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day tomorrow. My oldest son has an assembly today and his class sang a song. It was an awesome reminder of all the people who have and are risking their lives or lost them for other's freedom.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cherry Tilda

One of my best friends is in Vegas right now so she can go to MADONNA! Before she left, I gave her the following card to cheer her up as she's been having a rough time lately.

I received this stamped image so I just coloured her with my Copics. I love how she turned out! This is definitely a Tilda that I will have to buy! I used Riding Hood Red for the card base along with Bashful Blue, Washington Apple DSP. I have Tilda sitting on a piece of Bashful Blue ribbon. I'm not sure who made the flowers, but I think they are Primas. I've got 3 little rhinestones in the top right corner and then a crystal brad in the flower centre.

My friend loved it and I'm glad! This is one of my favourite cards! I think I need to buy some more Crystal Effects as he rainboots would be better with shiny-ness :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Out on a Limb for fall

I love Papertrey Ink's stamps! Especially the clear factor when trying to line things up. I'm sure a Stamp-a-Majig works great, but I haven't gotten one yet, so with red rubber or wood-mounted, I have issues. And of course, I have issues with things not lining up perfectly ;)

So, that brings me to this stamp set: Out on a Limb plus the additions! The branch with the leaves, berries, flowers is beautiful! I wanted to make a fall card and this is what I came up with.

I used Really Rust, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue, and Apricot Appeal cardstock from SU! for the base and layers of the card. Images are stamped on PTI Stamper's Select White using Close to Cocoa ink for the branch and Really Rust and Ruby Red for the leaves. I pierced the Apricot Appeal layer and used 4 Apricot Jam baubles from Stamping Bella.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Billy and Tilda

I've got a few cards to show tonight. Two using Billy from Pink Cat Studios and one using Tilda with Rose from the Pink Collection (supporting Breast Cancer Research).

This is one of my favourite cards, ever, I think. I love how the layering turned out even if it is a simple card. It's mostly SU! supplies: Autumn Vines DSP, More Mustard, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip cardstock, circle punch, markers to colour the image, clip and twine. I did use some ribbon from Michael's and Stamper's Select White Cardstock from PTI.

I love this DSP and I thought it went well with the cowboy image. I don't have any western patterned paper so I wasn't sure what I was going to use and then I came across this - it worked perfectly!

This next one is also Billy. I used the super hero image and cut it out. I used Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Basic Black and Brushed Silver cardstock. The stars on the red is from the Billy Background Plate 4 stamped in silver Encore ink. I used the SU! scallop punch, large star punch, and small star punch for the little medallion. The blue ribbon is trimmed in silver and goes perfectly with the card, even if it's not from Stampin' Up (I bought it at Michael's last Christmas).

I think I need to add Billy's little dog to the silver panel though. I coloured using Copics. These the the BEST markers. I love how the SU! ones coordinate with their other products, but the alcohol markers are fabulous! I'm still working on shading and getting them to look fabulous, but I'm happy with my progress so far.

This last card has one of my new favourite images from Magnolia. They have a line of stamps that were introduced for Breast Cancer Awareness month (October) called the Pink Collection. You can see all the images available at the previous link. I purchased mine here. Diana is a really sweet woman and shipping is incredibly fast!

I used Pink Pirouette and Purely Pomegranate cardstock by SU!, Stamper's Select White from PTI, and a sheet from the Pink Patterns collection from PTI. I coloured her using Copics, with some help from my artist husband (thanks Neil!), added Star Dust Stickles to her wings and the rose and put a tiny rhinestone in her bow, to cover up where I got carried away with colouring her hair! There are also two pink rhinestones on the bottom of the top layer. The sentiment is from SU!'s All Holidays set. What do you think of the rhinestones at the bottom? I feel it's a little unbalanced, but I don't want to put two more rhinestones at the top as I don't think there is enough room. Any other ideas?