Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Emerson ladies are at it again!

New stuff from American Art Stamp--hilariously fun images by Emerson Quillin in a variety of sketches. I added touches of coordinating colors with watercolor pencils to the images stamped in black ink on kraft card stock. Dry embossing, ribbon and buttons add interest to these great images! If you like what you see, hop on over to American Art Stamp for more fun!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

12 A Day***

Another fabulous quip from Emerson Quillin**
Stamped in Black Memento ink, colored with Copics and Lyra pencils and gamsol.
A little glitter, ribbon and designer paper!!

Paper Pieced Yoga Girl

I used the Downward Dog stamp for this card. The girl was also stamped on white paper and her outfit was paper pieced together. I cut it all out and glued it overlapping the "floor".

Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 15, 2009


A fun new yoga pose from American Art Stamp by Robin Pickens, called Triangle Pose. My yoga girl is colored with a blender pen and reinkers topped with a twine tied sentiment tag. The rounded upper right corner intended to mimic the pose.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bird of Paradise

Once I colored this image I wanted some tropical looking papers to match up to it, so I grabbed my stash of Scenic Route "Grafton" paper. I made the flowers by cutting circles, attaching a decorative brad to the center then crumpling them up.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Time to Wine

Time to Wine is stamped in Blackbird Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink (Clearsnap). Silverfox Smooch (Clearsnap) was applied to her jewelry and hat. The wine was colored with a Prismacolor pencil.

Thanks for looking! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Birthday Cake

I love these cute little cake stamps from Robin Pickens! I paper pieced this image and popped up the cake portion.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

March To Your Own Beat

I used a new image from Ken Brown for this card. The sentiment was typed on an antique typewriter. I used kraft cardstock and scraps of red and blue for the accents.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Reach for the Stars!

Here's a card which could be used for graduation, congratulations, or encouragement. I colored with Copics and applied some Moonlight Smooch to the wings. I colored the star crystals with a Copic marker before adhering them over the stars in the image.

Thanks for taking a look! :)

Stamps: Angel with Stars (Adriana Cirstea), Inspirational Words (Kathleene Callei)
Paper: Urban Prairie (BasicGrey)
Chipboard: Maya Road
Flower: Obsessions (Prima)
Other: Moonlight Smooch (Clearsnap), Pearl Glimmer Mist, Copics, button, ribbon, adhesive crystal stars

Monday, June 1, 2009

Meat Markets and a Good Steak***

Emerson Quillan's stamps rarely need too much embellishment. Her lines are as good as it gets.
The lady is stamped in black archival ink and quickly colored with Copics. Matted in black cardstock and adhered to designer paper is all this image needs.
A few square gemstones for interest are added.