Sunday, July 27, 2008
The flowers are colored with Copic Ciao Markers in R37, carmine. That color of ink was the closest I could come to matching the Palette Moulin Rouge ink I used on the back ground strip. All flower centers are filled with a Black glaze gel pen. I added some paper piercing to the four corners of the card to finish it off. I tried to frame it, but the SU paper piercing template that I have does not make straight lines for nothing and it's so frustrating. Looks like I got a defective one!
Now to explain this. Since the message of the card is "you make a difference" I used red stickles on only ONE of the flowers. Seemed to work and looks really cool in real life!
Well, I'm off for a week at the Beach in the RV. Time to relax, play and be a little lazy. See ya when I get back!
Stamps - TAC - Sprigs, Linear Sentiments, Ordinary greetings
Red and black paper by Bazzill
Copic Ciao Marker
Black glaze gel pen
Friday, July 25, 2008
The back ground is done with creamy brown chalk ink (stamped off once) with the sanded back ground stamp from SU.
The cattails are done with Marvy LePlume II markers and a few huffs! That layer of burlap is really ribbon. I bought it a Wal-Mart in their half off Christmas section in January. It had red string stuff and wire on both sides. So, I bought it for like 50 cents and decided I could cut off the ugly red stuff and use the middle section for a lot of different things. Great investment, huh? I pulled a few of the fibers out to give it a distressed look. Overall, love the texture it added to the card!
I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
Stamps - Sanded back ground by SU, Cattails by Sunday International, Sentiment and dragonfly from Penny Black clear stamp set called Salutations (this is an awesome set!!!)
Paper - Bazzill
Palette Noir ink
Colorbox chalk ink in creamy brown
Marvy LePlume II markers
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I used my Copic Markers to color the image, except for the tiny flowers in the pot - had to revert back to my Marvy LePlume II's for the fine point on the marker. Those flowers are way too small for Copic Ciao's. I punched out some flowers and used the black glaze gel pen for the centers - used it on the small flowers, too!
I added the faux stitching along the top and bottom of the brown layers using a .005 Copic multi liner and a ruler!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and counting down the days till the weekend! I have a few more sketches to post and some other cards that I've been playing around with. More to come later!
Stamp - TAC
Paper - DCWV (brown and yellow stripe) Coredinations - solid yellow
Copic Markers - E33 (sand) and C1 (cool gray)
Copic Multiliner .005
Black glaze gel pen
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The flower is stamped with Palette Noir and colored with Rose Red (R85) Copic marker. I decided to take the time to cut out the flower - it's actually pretty easy to do, just time consuming. The oval was cut out using my coluzzle - it think it might be time to invest in some oval nestabilities! I used acrylic paint and a tooth brush to splatter paint onto the oval, let dry and popped up the flower. I really like how this turned out! Thanks for the challenge Gina - you can see and read about it here!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This is another stamp image from A. Hopkins from Gina K Designs, Botanical Dreams! This set is just amazing and so versatile! The leaf is colored with Copic marker in Willow green (G24) and outlined in gray. I used a store bought acetate tag and colored it with my Copic Marker air brush system! I really liked how soft the color turned out!The small square is a piece of cork that came with sticky back on it already that I purchased eon's ago at Michael's. I just punched it out using my small square punch, pealed off the backing and placed it on the card. It's a pretty thin piece of cork but it took some wiggling to get it out of the punch in tact.
Thanks for stopping by - hope the rest of your week goes quickly!
White card stock and Ivory CS (base)
SU designer paper - distressed with Palette burnt umber
Bazzill green CS
Palette Noir and burnt umber inks
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Well, that is what came into my mind when I saw this huge statue of this shark in front of The Last Mango in St. Martin. Which is what they intended, I'm sure! The store was all Jimmy Buffett souvenirs! Tons of fun!
We vacationed there in October of 2001 and I'm just now getting around to scrapping these digitally. Glad I have a scanner - because I have no idea where the negatives are for these pictures. I'm also glad for Un-Do as that stuff is wonderful in getting things off - and out of the old scrapbook so that I could scan it! LOL !!! Anyway - thought I'd share my latest creation with you! Another card sketch coming soon!
Papers and page elements are from: Phuong Ton’s graphics, except for the mesh which is from AWP by Vicki!
Done on Photoshop Elements 5.0
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I just got these new stamps from Gina K designs - called Botanical Dreams by Asela Hopkins. They are just a dream to color and offer a lot of possibilities!
I colored the orchid in Copic Ciao Markers and outlined in gray. The back ground paper is from stampin up. The middle layer is basic grey and matted with Bazzill light green, which I distressed with burnt umber ink. I attached the "enjoy" zipper pull (making memories) on the right side as my sentiment.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July Holiday with family and friends!
Copic Ciao Markers in: Rv10 pale pink, RV23 pure pink, E33 sand, G24 willow and C1 cool gray.
Paper - Stampin Up, Basic Grey, Bazzill light green and pink
Ink - Palette Noir and Burnt Umber