Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Fairy and TCP Tuesday

This week's MFT challenge is to create something that uses trees or is commemorative of Earth Day.  I decided to turn Jolinne into a woodland fairy in order to depict Earth Day.

Jolinne was colored using prismacolor pencils and OMS.  Her wings were shimmered with gold shimmer spray using a reverse mask.  The papers are from Basic Grey's Origins line.

I also had time to play along with this week's TCP Tuesday challenge.  This week's challenge was to use cork in your card.  It's the perfect opportunity to use that huge roll of corkboard that I purchased on clearance at Michaels with the intention of using it someday.

The cork was thin enough to cut with a nestie in order to layer it on the background.  Now that I've got the cork out, maybe I'll use it on more cards.  It was super easy to use and adds some great dimension to the card.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Fairy Notebook

The Jolinne stamps have got to be my favorite MFT stamps right now.  I just love how cute and whimsical they are.  And, even though the fairy stamp is my favorite, I've only inked it up a few times.  So, the other day I made up my mind to just ink up the stamp and color it.  The next day, I decided that I wanted to make it into a notebook and here's what I came up with:

Jolinne was colored with copics and her wings were shimmered with a stardust pen and an aquapainter filled with rubbing alcohol.  I pulled out my beloved Basic Grey papers from the Eva collection and some wonderful crystal swirls to complete the look.  During my last trip to Xpdex, they had a clearance section filled with a huge assortment of paper.  I found a ream of resume paper for a dollar!!  So I cut some of the sheets up to make up the pages of my notebook.  And, to add some interest to the inside, I stamped everyother page with the fairy image in a light brown ink.

I think this is my favorite notebook yet!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fly With Me

Today's card was made after I saw THIS card that was featured on Facebook.  I was just blown away by the impact of the blackout image against the sunset sky.  I immediately thought of THIS Prickley Pear stamp and decided to create my own blackout image against a night time sky.

Instead of brayering my background like the original card, I decided to sponge my night sky using various colored inks including: pinks, purples, greys, blues, and a bit of black around the edges.  Using blue ink, the words "fly with me" were stamped repeatedly across the panel.  The fairy was stamped with black ink making sure the stamp had a thick layer of ink on it. 

The image was just begging to be made into an easel card, and who am I to deny it's request, lol.  So into an easel it went and I used my MS star border punch to provide a base for it to stand on inside.  Although the sponging took a bit of time, I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Birthday WTG

I made this card a while back but am just now getting around to posting it.  I made it as soon as my Who's That Birthday Girl stamp set arrived at my door.  This set just begs for some paper piecing and along the way I also added some sewing, ribbon, and pearl swirls.  I used my favorite BG paper, Nook & Pantry for just about everything on this card (note to self: buy another Nook and Pantry paper pad ASAP, lol).  The two background panels were inked up with vintage photo and tea dye disress inks for an aged look and some cute crochet lace was added to the bottom of the card.  I love how the papers make it look like I'm taking a peek into my grandma's young adult life.

That's all I got for today.  See ya maƱana, I've got a card that I CASE'd that I'm very pleased with :) now I just have to photoshop it and post it here.  Keep an eye out for it tomorrow.  Byee.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

SFYTT - PPRS Sneak Peek

Okay, I'm on a roll 3 blog posts in one weekend!  This card came together quickly using Jen's SFYTT for this week.  I chose to keep the elements clean and simple and let the image be the focal point of the card.  I used a graduation image that Prickley Pear will be releasing this month.  I have a feeling this stamp will come in handy this year with all the graduations going on. 

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Green Boho Blossoms

Hi, I'm back with another card today.

I made this card using this week's WSC sketch that Cindy and Frances posted on the MFT forum at Splitcoast.  I finally opened my sampler pack of PTI cardstock and it is awesome!!  Beautiful colors and thick, high quality paper.  I also used my Origins paper pad by BG for this first time.  I sponged my patterned paper with Vintage Photo distress ink and threaded clear seed beads throughout the pattern.  The boho blossom was stamped with galazy gold Brilliance ink and embossed with gold detail powder.  After the image was die cut, I sponged the egdes with gold and vintage photo to make it look a bit grungy.  The center of the flower is also threaded with clear seed beads.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

TCP Tuesday

I finally got a chance to participate in a TCP Tuesday challenge again.  This week's challenge is to use a throwback sketch Carole created a while back.  I decided to make it a birthday card (since you can never have too many of those!) and add a cute maze toy on top of the main image.  Here's the results:

I stamped my image onto white cardstock, colored it with copic markers and cut the panel to fit the toy.  I adhered it to my card base with several pop dots to hold it in place.  I cut up and tucked in the sentiment around the toy.  I've seen several people do this and I've been so eager to try it! Lol. The inside is finished out to coordinate with the front panel.

That's all I've got for today.  Have a great weekend.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you got to spend it with your loved ones.  I've got another Prickley Pear card to show off today.  This one was made using a new stamp from their spring collection, Flourished Birdcage.  As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I would want to emboss it with a pretty metallic color.  So, I stamped it with copper pigment ink and embossed it with clear detail powder.  I kept the layout simple and added some stitching around the panels using cream thread.  The flower embellishment was lightly sponged with copper ink and the petals were molded upwards. 

That's it for today.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

MFT Challenge and Mojo Monday

Today's card is a combination of the monthly MFT guest designer challenge and this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  Jessie challenged us to make a masculine card and use something metallic in it.  Since I don't really have any "boy" stamps, I used one Maid For You.  My reasoning is that most men would love to see their wives cleaning the house in cute maid's outfits :)  Here's what I came up with:

The vertical stripe was made by running a black metal sheet by Ten Seconds Studio though the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and slightly sanding the raised portion so the metal shows through.  The clear round disk is the top spacer that comes inside most CD spindles.  The wording was stamped on with Staz On ink and the edges were inked up with black Staz On and Fresh Snow from Pallette.  Her dress ruffle was poufed up with some liquid applique and the background was paper pieced.

MFT is gearing up for another release this Wednesday.  If you haven't already, be sure and stop by the MFT lady's blog.  She's got plenty of sneak peeks that their DT put together.  That's it for today.  Have a good night!