Monday, March 28, 2011
The inside says = Growing old is mandatory....Growing up is optional. The outside sentiment is computer generated. Stamp and inside sentiment are from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.
Colored with Copic's and his glasses are highlighted with some glossy accents.
The designer paper is from Hot Off The Press and green and navy blue cardstock is from Bazzill. I used the Top note die and nestabilities tag dies to embellish the card. Added some gold self adhesive pearls to the tags.
Thanks for stopping by and be creative today!
Friday, March 25, 2011
We were to follow these directions:
1. Stitching ~ can be stamped or stitched.
2. A punched item ~ punched with a clever lever or other punching tool.
4. A button AND/OR a bow AND/OR a brad!
5. The color GREEN! (a little or a lot)
6. LAYERS! You must use more than 1 layer of cardstock!
1. Oops, my stitching is hand drawn, but I still like how it turned out.
2. A punched item - leaves. Check!
3. Ribbon - top right hand corner under the circle and there is the hot pink scrappers floss - wonder if that counts? Check!
4. Button - Check
5. Color green - check, check and check.
6. Layers - Check!
Stamps are from TAC = English Everyday Cuties (sentiment) and the rubber boots are from Girl's Day Out. Which is colored with Copic Ciao Markers.
All paper and stamps are from The Angel company.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!
Here is my creation.
I used black DMC thread to stitch around the die cut and for the center of the flower. Yellow thread was used to produce the little flower stitches in the corners.
The flower background is stamped in yellow chalk ink from Studio G. Ribbon dots are colored in using a Copic Marker. The yellow cardstock is from American Crafts, and I did distress the edges of the flower a bit using Ranger Distress ink in scattered straw.
All dies used are from PTI. Stamps are from the sets: Green Thumb and Faux Ribbon.
So, what do you think? Did I use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way? Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Colored with R27, R29, R39 and the greens are G21 and G24.
Green designer paper is from K&Company that was a left over in my stash of scraps and layered with black. Framed up the rose with a piece of green cardstock from Bazzill and black. Card base is pure poppy cardstock. Sizzix square lattice embossing folder used on the white cardstock.
I did color the rose twice (once for practice) and decided to do a little fussy cutting and pop it up on this one for some dimension. Love the 3D effect. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
All stamps and paper are from The Angel Company. Paper is from More Mimi and the flower stamps are from Found Joy. Stems are stamped in Palette Jardin Moss and the flowers are stamped in pink chalk ink. White pearls are used for the flower centers.
I cut the fame out using Spellbinders nestabilities dies, I forget which set of labels this one is. I added the Think Spring (tag tid bits stamp set) tag onto the frame by tying it with pink scrappers floss. The tag was made out of the same paper as the background from the More Mimi collection. The shape on the bottom was done using the cornice border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts. I added a medium eyelet using my crop-o-dile (which hasn't seen a lot of use in a while).
I just realized that the flower stamp set above might be retired. I can't find it in any publication, unless I'm not seeing things right. If any Angel out there knows differently, please leave a comment! :-) So, below is my revised card, using a current stamp set.
Just changed up the main image with the flower from Blossoms and Blessings set. It's colored with Copic markers and highlighted with a stardust yellow pen. The background clouds are done with Summer Sky Memento ink and my cloud brass template.
Here are the Angels who are participating! Please visit their blogs and leave them some "love."
Rita W - http://ritascreativenest.com
Shirley - http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com
Laura - http://www.thecraftysister.com/
Seleise - http://www.amethystcat.blogspot.com/
Angela - http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com
Kim - http://angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Teresa - http://www.mamapickle.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping by and Happy spring!
Chewing on a fir limb.
In his crate with some of his toys.
At the top of the stairs singing because he wants to come down! No problem going up, but coming down is another story.
Hiding under the wing back chair. This has become his favorite sleeping place.
Last night was an adventure sleeping with him being so vocal about missing his brothers and sisters. Poor little guy!
Friday, March 18, 2011
Cake is a digital stamp from Bugaboo stamps. It's colored with Copic markers. I have a male co-worker who is celebrating a birthday this coming week, who will be the lucky recipient of this card. Not liking the bow, but oh well it on there now. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
Will post puppy pictures tomorrow!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sentiment is stamped in Palette Noir and is from Great Greetings from The Angel Company. the designer paper is from Hot Off The Press called "color me" and is the butterfly version in the pack of paper. It's thin white paper with embossed butterflies and then you can use just about any coloring medium to enhance it. I used Studio G yellow chalk ink direct to paper for this.
I cut one of the butterflies out and popped it up using foam tape. To highlight the butterfly I took a sponge dauber and Marigold pigment ink from Colorbox and lightly added it towards the center. The blue cardstock is from Lasting Impressions called Cornflower. Finally, I added some tiny self adhesive pearls to the sentiment panel.
Thanks for stopping in! I hope you have a creative day!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Designer paper is from Kaisercraft, English Rose collection. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used ivory cardstock from PTI as the base of this card. Spellbinders tag used to cut out the sentiment panel and I added a gold pearl for some bling.
Scallops cut using the Quickutz cookie cutter die. Lastly, two of the silk flowers have been colored using Copic marers. I really like the darker colored flower, it really gives the flower stack some definition. Gold button is from American Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear what you think of this card!