Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This new Adriana Cirstea image called Bunny with Chicks reminds me of vintage paper mache Easter eggs we had as kids, so I tried to emulate the look and feel of them on this card. The image is stamped in Stazon Brown ink and watercolored with inks to match the patterned paper. I also distressed the main image panel and sponged it with Ranger Distress Old Paper ink. Two of the chicks and the bunny's bow are popped up for added dimension.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
While the other design team members are previewing some of the fabulous new stamps, I am still working on my Christmas cards. This Karen Stopler image was stamped with Brown Memento Ink onto vanilla cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The paper is from Scenic Route. Thanks for looking!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thanks for looking!
This is one of my favorite stamps from the newly released Valentines images. It's really something that can be used for almost any occasion and is so elegant looking.
I sponged the background with Colorbox Citrine ink, then inked the edges of the image with a darker Olive ink. The birds and flowers were colored with Copic markers. The shape was cut with Nestabilities Label die.
Thanks for looking!
This is an adorable new Easter image that has been watercolored with Colorbox in Citrine and Razzberry pigment ink. I kept my watercoloring pretty simple because of the wonderful detail of the stamp itself. A pretty scalloped edge and pink ribbon sum up this sweet Easter card.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I used the LOVE CLOCK stamp for the main image and stamped it with True Blue pigment ink from Colorbox, which I embossed with clear ep for a quick finish (I'm a little impatient and don't let things dry long enough). The image was watercolored, then stickles were applied for a little sparkle. The patterned paper is from Scenic Route.
I used Oval Nestabilities for the main image and echoed the scallops on the background strips as well. The Happy Valentines Day tag is attached to the ribbon with a jump ring.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The newest designer on our team is Christina Fischer. I've always been a huge fan of her work and was tickled pink when I received her application.
We will also have a new designer each month starting in December and running through April. They are:
December - Deb Anton
January - Renee
February - Libby
March - Kecia
April - Desiree
Congratulations to our new designer and guest designers and a big THANK YOU to all that applied!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I'm looking for one new person to fill this team... interested? If you'd like the opportunity to work on this design team then please do the following:
1. Go to American Art Stamp and take a peek at the lines that they offer. It's really important to LIKE the stamps that you work with! American Art Stamps has several lines with vastly different styles, so there is a wide assortment to choose from!
2. If you like what you see and think you would enjoy working with them then I'd like you to send me an email with the following:
- Address to your SCS gallery and/or Blog
- Any Design Teams you currently work with
- Why you would like to be on this design team
- send this email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The monthly requirements are pretty low stress (I'm easy to work with). The monthly requirements will be 5-6 cards or projects - just about one per week. The projects will be posted on the American Art Stamp blog and also on your personal blog and galleries.
I look forward to hearing you!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
The Love Flower image was colored with copic markers to add just a little bit of color. The flowers were embellished with rhinestones and pearls for some added dimension. I love the clean white background with the cuttlebugged swiss dots - simple but sweet!
Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Hi! To color this fabulous image from the Fall set by Karen Stolper and Kathleene Callei, I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I used nestabilties for the image oval and the piece of burlap behind the image.
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Hello! Don't these cocktails look yummy? After I colored them with watercolor pencils, I gave them a coat of Crystal Effects for shine and dimension. I couldn't get the phrase 'cheers' out of my head so I printed the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with oval Nestabilities. The paper is from Imaginisce and the ribbon is from Michaels. Thanks for looking.
Monday, September 22, 2008
STAMPS: American Art Stamp, Karen Stolper Baby. PAPER: Olive, red, DP. INK: Copic Markers. Cuttlebug, spellbinder dies, scallop punch, oval punch, primas, brads, ribbon.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I just LOVE this huge snowflake and the adorable family holding it up!!! There are so many things you can do with this snowflake too - color it, emboss it, cut it out & pop it up, or do like I did here and cover it with glitter!
This is from the Winter Set available HERE. Thanks for looking!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
This image was stamped on patterned paper and colored in with Prisma Pencils. The snowflake and ground were decorated with dazzling diamonds glitter, then sparkly snowflake sequins were adhered with pop dots.
Thanks for looking!!