Saturday, June 15, 2013
Meet "Fireman John". He's a digital image from Sassy Cheryl's and he's a fun little guy to color.
I printed Fireman John onto X-Press it cardstock. I colored him with Copic markers. I added some Diamond Glaze to his hat and the water for a little shine.
I framed the image with black cardstock, and used patterned paper from The Paper Studio and Bo Bunny form the layout of this card. I added some "soot" around the edges by sponging some Marvy gray dye ink. The sentiment is computer generated.
I gave Fireman John a gold star as a final embellishment.
Inspired by this week's challenge #170 at Sassy Cheryl's which is to make a card for a "Guy/Boy".
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! My hero? My Dad (though not a fireman, LOL).
Thursday, June 13, 2013
So, I stayed up for the predicted derecho and colored this image. Thankfully my papers didn't blow away, so I was able to put together this card today. The storm was all hype.
This card was made with the adorable set called "Every Child" by There She Goes. I stamped the image with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut around the image with a Nestabilities oval die. I paper pierced around the oval and also around the card panel from Doodlebug Designs. I faux-stitched with a white colored pencil.
The sentiment, also from TSG's "Every Child" set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto a piece of patterned paper also from Doodlebug Designs that was cut with a MFT die-namic die.
A sheer yellow ribbon, button and Baker's Twine put the finishing touches on this card.
This card was inspired by the colors of the following photo for the TSG211 Challenge:
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Monday, June 10, 2013
This is the final card I completed for Splitcoast's Virtual Stamp night. The digital image, which is called "Dog Day Afternoon" from Karen's Doodles, seemed just perfect for JUN13VSNO's challenge, "Beach Bum". The challenge is to create a card from this photo:
See what I mean? Perfect image...inspired too by the colors.
I printed the digital image "Dog Day Afternoon" from Karen's Doodles onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. I cut around the image with detailed scissors and placed it aside.
Using Pan Pastels, I created a cloudy sky background on a panel of white cardstock. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions "Hanging Out At the Beach" and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.
I cut some white cardstock with a Nestabilities die and allowed it to frame the clouds. I pop-dotted the frame to give some dimension and depth. Then I placed my colored image onto the card, and framed the entire card with lime green and bright blue cardstock. I finished the card with a bright sheer yellow bow.
I had a blast with Virtual Stamp Night. It is not often I have the time to just create for fun. I loved every minute of it...and now I am ready to enjoy summer. I hope you've enjoyed my cards!
For JUN13VSNB's challenge, "Summer Toys", we were to make a card depicting one of our favorite summer time toys growing up. Call me a nerd, but I read a lot during the summer. It was a time to read things that hadn't been "assigned" during the school year.
For my card, I stamped My Favorite Things "Flopsey Reading" onto X-Press It cardstock using Marvy black dye. I colored the image with Copic markers, and cut using detailed scissors. I rearranged the image a bit...the books and Flopsey's location.
The background was made using a background stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped it with Versamark onto white cardstock and dusted with Pan Pastels.
The sentiment is also from MFT's "Flopsey Reading".
The panels were cut with a Nestabilities die, including the one with the bright blue cardstock.
Ribbon treatment completes this little shaped card.
The a jillian vance design "Sunburst Swirl" was stamped with Adirondack Sunshine Yellow dye onto white cardstock. I did do a little orange colored pencil work in the center of the swirl. I added an orange brad in the center.
Then on a piece of X-Press It cardstock I stamped the sunbathing dachshund from Cowtown Stamps with Marvy black dye. I colored it with Copic markers and cut with detailed scissors. I placed it onto my sunburst.
The sentiment was stamped with a alphabet set from Fiskers using Versafine Onyx Black.
I framed the sunburst scene with black and turquoise cardstock.
I made this card for JUN13VSNL's Challenge, "Who Let the Dogs Out?". The challenge asks to use the letters D-O-G in our creation. Here's mine:
D - Dog
O - Orange
G - Gradient of color
I do believe I have a warped sense of humor. And, I do believe you will be seeing this awesome background again. I'm not going to put it away. ;-)
This just might be my favorite card I made this weekend. I know I now have a favorite background stamp, that's for sure!
This card was made for JUN13VSNM's "Water, Water, Everywhere!", which was to use a water image or to actually use water in some way to create the card.
I stamped the surfer dachshund from Cowtown Stamps with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers. I added a bit of sparkle with a clear Sakura gelly roll pen on the waves. I cut around this image with detailed scissors.
For the scene, I drew in the water with Copic markers onto another piece of X-Press It cardstock. For the sun, I stamped a portion of my new favorite background stamp called Sunburst Swirl from a jillian vance design using Adirondack Sunshine Yellow dye right along the horizon line. The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions "Hanging Out at the Beach" and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. I framed my scene with black cardstock and mounted with kraft.
I then pop-dotted my surfer onto the card.
Love the look of this. I'm wondering if Sloopy would like to try this out, LOL.
Stay tuned...more cards coming from Splitcoast's Virtual Stamp Night.
They had me at "Dog Days of Summer"....I love dogs, and I sure love the summer. So, I spent some time this past weekend playing during the Virtual Stamp Night challenges on Splitcoast.
I made this card for the JUN13VSNG challenge "Strip Down Your Card" . This challenged us to not use many layers, to make it just a one layer card. Bonus points if it is a summer/beach card. I almost met the challenge because I just had to frame my scene with black cardstock and adhere it to my kraft base.
I stamped the adorable image from the set "Totally Tubular" from Kraftin' Kimmie's with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image and the rest of the beach scene with Copic markers. The white highlights on the ocean water were made with a Uniball Signo White pen.
The sentiment is from a Michael's dollar stamp. Two flip flop brads were added to complete the details of this card.
I envy this girl. Oh how I want to be on the beach. Beach cards are my absolute favorite kind of card to make.
Thanks for visiting my blog...more posts to follow!