Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Quote, I love SparkPeople!

Just a little something different today:

Monday, August 29, 2011



This is a case of a card made with one of Gina K.'s new stamps. I had a different light house stamp but loved the other card's background! I sponged it the best I could, it doesn't look as smooth as theirs but I am really pleased with how it turned out :) I have never colored Hatteras light house with red before, looks nice! Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

So it didnt come out the way I thought...


I Cased this card from a beautiful card I found online. I knew I couldnt make That card but I thought I could make my own version of it and it would be ok. Not so much. I did keep messing with this and rearranging and adding things to zip it up a bit but ulitmately my birdcage is sorely lacking, it should be the focus but it doesnt look so hot. I tried to imitate the other card but didn't have the right stamp. Mind you this is a nice stamp just didn't work for this type of card. I added the polka dot white and yellow paper layer, the branches for the birds to sit on, the bands across for the buttons to sit on, polka dots around the edges of the bird cage piece, pearls also... Oh well thought I would show you what I meant when I said I am not so good on my own :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Not Cased


Here is a card I created all on my own! I Case a lot of cards due to my horrid lack of creativity and inability to space things right which I will show you in my next post.... but this one came out pretty well :) I sent it to my friend who loves cats and stamps too. The stamp is from Stampavie by Laurence. I colored with water color crayons and used diamond Stickles on the butterflies. The flowers are punched with designer paper and molded a bit with pink rhinestones in the centers. The leaves are an older SU punch. The white layer is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Have a nice day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cheerful Card

Here is another more or less simple card. Not tons of layers of different designer papers anyway :) This stamp is also from Stampavie called Cottage Mouse. The look is similar to yesterday's water color crayon card but this time I used Distress Inks with a water color brush. I used fired brick, weathered wood, wild honey, frayed burlap, crushed olive and tattered rose. I love both products, for me it is easier to blend and get shades with water than with the alcohol pens - Copic type. You don't get the bright vivid look though unless you put on a ton of layers, so it is a softer look. It is also very quick which is just my style. Thanks for looking once again! Have a nice day :)



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Simple Sarah Kay Card

I made this card at my friend's house, she is on semester break from college and getting ready to go back so we had a nice stamping day before all the studying begins! Anyway this is a Sarah Kay image, pretty little girl, huh? It was fun to color and since it is so detailed I thought I would just make the card simple and clean. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Cards



This is a pretty new stamp from Stampavie called Blossom Birds by Penny Johnson. I had to have it as soon as I saw it :) This is all I have made so far but it gives you a good idea how pretty this stamp is. Thanks for looking!