Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Life is better at the beach

This week’s card tells where my mind is going.  Sandy beaches and deep blue water.  Can everyone say  V A C A T I O N.?  It will be a while before I actually take mine, but talking to my older sister last night she told me that she booked herself on a fourteen day cruise through the Mediterranean as a fiftieth birthday gift to herself.  I was so excited for her and since I was already working on this airbrush technique following the instructions from Jennifer Dove, I decided to turn it into a card to wish her a great vacation.

The background was created using copic markers, an airbrush system, and a little of the Copic Opaque white.  I used Lawn Fawn’s Life is good stamp set and matching dies.  The sentiment is stamped using Versafine black and the hearts from the Happy Trails stamp set also from Lawn Fawn is stamped WPlus9’s Sweet Gelato. 
Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah Solar White for card base, Hammermill #100 for picture panel and die cuts, Recollections Black for mat Record;
Stamps and Dies: Lawn Fawns Life is Good with matching dies and Happy Trails for the heart, By Diezyne Stitched and Pierced Rectangles;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, WPlus9 Sweet Gelato, Copic Opaque White, Lavender Atyou Spica pen;
Copics: B99, E55, R29, R39, R59, Y13, Y15, YG07, YG09;
 Everything else: Airbrush compressor

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hello Again

Hello.  I've been away for a while, but I’m back.  I decided to try and get my crafty space in some sort of order and it took me a little longer than what I anticipated.  I am submitting this card for the Simon Says Stamp background challenge as well as retrosketches

I stamped Owen from Whipper Snapper and placed him in the center of my card stock panel using Memento Black and colored him with the Copics listed below.  I cut both him and the patterned paper using the Stitched and Pierced rectangles from CC designs.  I used my airbrush to create the skyline using B01 and airbrushed the ground using one of the G markers, sorry I forgot to write down that marker color.  The flowers are done using stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Baby set stamped in Beanstalk and Wild Mango with a small touch of bling in the center.  I created the speech bubble by cutting a small portion of scrap paper using the same size die as the image panel and then placed the Lawn Fawn speech bubble die along the bottom to finish off that element.  The sentiment in the stamp bubble is from a Simon Says Stamp set from the April 2015 card kit using WPlus9 Sweet Gelato.  I placed the whole panel on a card base created using Gina K dark chocolate cardstock.

Supplies used:
Paper: Gina K Dark Chocolate, Hammermill #100 for picture panel, We R Memory Keeper For the Record;
Stamps and Dies: Whipper Snapper Owen, Simon Says Stamp Flowers on my mind, Lawn Fawn Hello Baby, By Diezyne Stitched and Pierced Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, WPlus9 Sweet Gelato, Beanstalk, Wild Mango, Sakura Metallic Glaze, Metallic, and White Gelly roll pen;
Copics: B01, E50, E51, E53, E55, G20, G21, RV11, RV13, RV17, YR20, YR21, YR23, Y15, Y17, YG23
 Everything else: The Paper Studio Gemstones

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sweet Hello

This weekend there is a challenge going on over at the Passionate Paper Creation FB group to create a project using an image from Sweet Pea Stamps?  Since I am a hoarder of all things crafty hence my blog name, I had a few digital images from the site and chose this little lady to color up today.  It’s funny I was sitting in my space all day trying to figure out what to craft today and it was not until about six p.m. that it finally came to me what to do.  I printed Connie Fong’s Little Blossom at a size of 3.5 inches and started bringing her to life.

After she was all colored in I used some black liquid pearls to the center of the flowers to add a little dimension.  I added some red atyou spica pen the berries on her bag and some clear spica pen to the strap around the same bag and along her shoes.  I die cut the image using a By Diezyne stitched rectangle and used the next size up for the mat.  Next, I used the largest die in that set to cut out the DP and then die cut a neutral color piece of cardstock using the larger frame from the Mama Elephant Sew Fancy set to mat the DP on.  I also used the Mama Elephant hello die for my sentiment.  It is cut out three times, once in the gold foil and the other two are in a neutral brown below it and they are glued together using multi matte medium.

Supplies used:
Paper: Recollections various colors, Neenah #110 Solar White for card base, Hammermill #100 for picture panel, DCWV Far East and Foiled Cardstock;
Stamps and Dies: Connie Fong’s Little Blossom, MaMa Elephant Hello and Sew Fancy, By Diezyne Stitched and Pierced Rectangles
Inks: Epson, atyou spica pens clear and garnett;

Copics: E000, E00, E21, W1, W3, W5, W7, BG23, BG34, BG32, BG15, R22, R24, R14, R59, Y00, Y04, Y08, G40, G43, T3, T5, T7;
 Everything else: Black Liquid Pearl

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