Monday, April 25, 2011

Unbelivable! There's not a single rubber stamp used on this card. It was made for a Blue, Orange and White challenge from Cheryl's Creative Stamping Pad group.
The base card is white, and the blue striped paper is from a pad of paper by Hot Off the Press. The orange background paper is from Basic Grey, and I dry embossed it with the Leafy Branch folder from Cuttlebug. I punched one end of the Basic Grey paper with a lacy punch by Martha Stewart, and I topped it with a reproduction of an orange crate label from Laughing Elephant (
Everyone needs a pet or two to keep him or her on the straight and narrow. In January we adopted a little black, gray and white kitty named Piper ... or as we sometimes call her "Little Devil" or "She-Devil". This cat loves paper. She loves it to bits! I can't begin to tell you how many cardboard boxes or sheets of paper she has chewed up. The strips of paper from our shredder are no longer safe. Every scrapbooker and/or stamper needs a cat who loves paper. Keeps life interesting and makes a person thankful for a cat who simply likes to take a nap on a paper bag.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Isn't this little carousel horse adorable? He's a digital image that I downloaded in response to two challenges. One challenge was to use a digital image by Beccy Muir, and the other challenge is an ATC featuring a carousel. I made the ATC, mounted it on a brown and then a red flowered background for the card challenge. Since I made it with removable tape, I can easily detach the carousel horse image.
The image itself was colored with Copic markers ... gotta love those things! What doesn't show up in the scan is the metallic shine on the pole, stirrup, bridle and decorative trim on the blanket because I colored those in Copic's Buttercup Yellow and then went over them with the clear Spica pen.
Happy Easter, everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

I thought this digistamp was just adorable when I first saw it, but after it was colored, it came to life. How many little girls have fed their dolls. I did, and I'm sure a lot of you did, too.
I found this image on one of my groups, and it fit the theme for a swap on another group. I colored it with Copic markers and with PrismaColor pencils and Gamsol (from Inky Antics). I used one of the Nestabilites to cut out the image and mounted it on peach card stock. The patterned paper was from a 12x12 pad, and I think it may have been by DCWV.
This was such a fun card to make, and I find the Copic markers and Gamsol/pencils work so well on the image printed by an inkjet printer. There's no smearing, and even the tiniest areas are easy to color.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Have you ever gone through a bout of Rubber Rot? I have been cursed with it for several months but have now emerged with stamp in hand and ready to rock.

This card is one I made for a CASE challenge on Card Camp, and it was one that came together quickly. The base of the card is maroon card stock layered with a light gray. On top of that is a piece of patterned paper which I ran through my printer, using gray ink and a saying concerning spring. I then stamped the Penny Black image with Jet Black StazOn ink and let it dry. I colored it with PrismaColor pencils and Gamsol. I also printed the sentiment on the pink patterned paper and cut it and the maroon card stock using my Cuttlebug and two of the Nestabilities label dies. I attached a sheer pink sparkly ribbon across the layers of the card and then topped it with a self-adhesive paper lace. The saying was mounted on the card using foam tape. Because the base card was so dark, I added some of the pink paper inside the card.