Saturday, May 16, 2015

Have you ever seen an Elephant fly?

Growing up my mother had us in what she calls the fantasy world.  We saw as many of the Disney movies as possible and she tried to shield us from all of the foolishness in the world.  Thanks MomJ  Today I still prefer to retreat to that simple world of Disney and that is where my inspiration for this week’s card comes from.  We both love Dumbo and I’m almost certain we both cry when the mother is rocking Dumbo in her trunk through the bars of her cage.**sniff sniff**  So when I saw that WPlus9 was starting a sketch challenge where you had to use one of their products I pulled out this little elephant.  Since his ears are pretty proportioned to his body I had to do the next best thing of hooking two balloons to him to get him in the air and he’s flying now.  Dumbo would be proud.  I am entering this card in the WPlus9 sketchchallenge and also this week’s color throwdown.  
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Supplies used:
Paper: MasterTouch Watercolor Paper, Hammermill #100 for critters and balloon, Recollections Black for sentiment and green for grass Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka;
Stamps and Dies: WPlus9 Unforgettable and matching dies, Lawn Fawns Gleeful Gardens and matching die, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, Diezyne Stitched Rectangle, Mama Elephant Scripty Hello;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Blue Dylusions spray;
Copics: YR61, Y06, Y08, Y15, YR04, R89, R59, R37, R81;

 Everything else: White Gelly roll pen, Black Glaze pen, MME Red Enamel dots and Jubilee Sticker

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dove's Lilacs

This week Sandy Allnock released a hexagon copic chart and I just had to get my paws on it.  I love how her chart shows colors in a tonal group more so than color families and how her hexagons are a little larger than the small squares on the copic chart.  Thank you Ms. Allnock for making color selection a little easier for the rest of us.  My card this week is will be submitted in this week’s cue card challenge (flight) over at CASology.  The stamp is a Jennifer Dove design available at CC Designs and I will admit that when I first stamped this out I thought I was going to get terribly lost in all of the petals, but I was able to keep my head and I really like the way it came out in the end.  Thank you Ms. Dove for all of the shading hints in the stamp.  As always the Copics used are listed below along with the other used items. 

Supplies used:
Paper: Gina K Grass Green for base, Hammermill #100 for picture panel, Recollections Black for frame Recollections yellow for sentiment;
Stamps and Dies: Lilac and Butterfly by Jennifer Dove, By Diezyne Stitched Strips and Pierced Ticket;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, White Gelly roll pen;
Copics: V04, V15, V17, YR15, YR17, Y38, YR09, YG06, YG07, and G14;
 Everything else: Gold Viva Pearl Pen, Recollections Clear Embossing Powder.

Wishing you a great weekend and thanks for spending some of it with meJ.