Search This Blog

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hello Gnomie card

Hello. Today I was playing around with a fun digital image from SheepSki Designs.

I had a blast coloring it and have a few more printed out to try some different coloring techniques.

I printed this great image using a laser printer on my Neenah 80lb card stock. I have to admit I didn't keep track of the colors I used. Scroll down and you will see why. I picked to red combos, two blue and two green combos for the hats. I tried to give the beards some texture. I will be coloring this image again just to try some other techniques.

Aren't these guys just the cutest?

I used a zig zag cover die in black and mounted it on black card stock. The gnome image is also matted in black. It looks much better in person. The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp co set I own.

It looks like my marker case exploded all over my desk. Yes, I really used this many markers to color this image. The sad thing is I feel like it really needed some better techniques. Hopefully practice will make perfect.

Supplies used:
Garden Party-gnome selfie
Things Take Time-sentiment

Monday, November 11, 2019

Peony cards

I have a couple of cards using some different peony stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

This first one uses an older set with a lot of fussy cutting.

I started by cutting a frame die in white and using a small spring stamp to randomly stamp all around it. I stamped 2 peonies and to leaf/stems and colored them up. I used four colors of pink Copics using the 3 lightest on one flower and the 3 darkest on the other. I arranged them in and around the frame and tacked them in place with some glue. I stamped a flourish background and heat embossed it with white embossing powder for the back ground. I cut that down with a stitch die and matted it in black. The frame and flowers were centered on that.

If you look close you can see the white embossing. It's really pretty in person. I realized too late that my stem and slipped to the side so it's in a strange place. 

The second card uses a couple of stamps from Unity Stamp Co.'s November Kit of the Month. It is entered in a black and white challenge on their Facebook Show and Tell board.

I stamped the border stamp using my Misti on one edge, then I just flipped the card around to do the other side to get them same placement.

Copics used:
Light flower: R81, R83, R85
Dark Flower: R83, R85, R89
Centers: Y15, YR23
Leaves: YR23, YG63, YG67

Step Out Peony-pink flowers and leaves-outline images only
Flourish Wonder-embossed background
Girl Truly-sentiment
Wonder-spring on frame & flower and border on black & white card

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Raven Girl card

Hello everyone. I spent most of October planning and hosting my daughter's baby shower. It went amazing and I was so happy to do this for her. Now I am getting back into my regular routine of making whatever the inspiration wants me to. Unity Stamp Co has a line of stamps called Angie Girls created by the amazing Angie Blom. They were on sale this week and I had to get some that have been on my wish list forever. I decided to make a card using one I haven't gotten to yet while I wait for my order to come.

This is Raven girl. Isn't she amazing. I love that Angie girls come in all sizes and shapes. Unity Stamp Co also started making and selling their own patterned papers recently. This layout uses 2 pieces from one of the packs. I used this paper for my color inspiration.

Copics used:
Shirt-RV93, RV95, RV99
Pants & hat-colored everything with C3, then used E25 & E29
Vase-E42, E43
Flowers-B95, center E25
Hair-E08, E39, E29
Skin-E00, E21

Supplies used:
Raven Girl-sentiment and image
Autumn Dream-paper pack

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Friends of Unity November Blog Hop-Giving Thanks

Welcome to the November Friends of Unity Blog Hop.

My card is pretty traditional for the theme. I had a lot of fun making it because I got to use a gel plate background I made some time ago. I had a couple of  full size sheets of paper I had played with and then stuck in the closet. I finally pulled them out and decided to cut them down with a stitched rectangle die to see if I would come up with a way to use them. This panel was just sitting there and I thought, hey, it's fall colors I'm going to use it.
Our theme this month is Giving Thanks.

I started by putting it in my Misty and stamped this swirly leave stamp randomly all over it with Distress Oxide in frayed burlap. I just moved the stamp and paper all around to fill it it. Then I used Distress Oxide in antique linen and frayed burlap to blend over the lighter areas in the background and bring the colors closer to what I was doing with my leaf stamp.

I colored and fussy cut the leaf. I die cut a square and used Distress Oxide antique linen and frayed burlap to ink it up. I used Distress Oxide in ground espresso to ink mats for the leaf, sentiment and backgound paper. I stamped the sentiment and inked it with the same to Distress oxides. I matted every think with my custom colored mats and assembled it by mounting the leaf and sentiment panel with foam tape.

Copics used:
Leaf: YR23, YR24, E55

Stamps used:
Simple Blessings-Swirl background
Autumn Dream-sentiment

This last card is a bonus. I have spent the month of October preparing a baby shower for my daughter. It's today. I decided to make her a stack of Thank you cards as part of her gift. I kept them very simple because of time constraints and I wanted them one layer for mailing purposes. This is what I came up with. Just simple stamping and one element colored with color pencil for no bleed through. 

 It is me giving Thank yous to my daughter so she can Give Thanks to those who came to her shower.

Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop!!!

Alaine-you are here