I fell in love with this stamp from Great Impressions when I saw it because it reminded me of my cousin, Marcella, and myself when we young girls. I lived in the city and Marcella lived on a farm in"the country" as we called it. We loved to visit together and some of the best weekends of my life were spent in the country with her. I can still taste the sweet Muscadine grapes that grew wild; we would pick and eat as many as we could! Anyway, I colored these two cuties on Neenah paper with my Copics (E00, E30, E21, R02, E23, E25, E27, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, BG10, YG23, YG25, RV10, RV11, BG000, C0), drew a line with my Copic Multiliner SP, and colored the "floor" I created. I cute them out with a Spellbinder's square die, rounded the corners and mounted them on the scalloped die I cut out of Lasting Impressions paper. My base is Bazzill and the first layer is "Chloe" paper from Three Bugs in a Rug as well as the two rectangle pieces I have layered under the image. The plaid piece and the polka dot piece were both embossed with Cuttlebug folders just to add a little texture. I created a flower using the Carnation Spellbinder's die with some of the Bazzill I used for the base. My brad in the center of the flower was white so I colored it with YG23 to match my papers. I had white ribbon to use but it was boring so I colored it with RV11. I put all my elements together into a little card I aptly named City Cousin, Country Cousin! Aren't they cute?
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This little cutie is from an old SU set that I bought years ago and dusted off for this card. I have so many sets that need dusting off and a little love. I stamped my cutie on Neenah Classic Crest with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with my Copics: E30, E31, R02, YR23, YR14, YR18, YR15, YR16, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09. I airbrushed BG53 for the "water" she's floating in and then I used SU Tempting Turquoise for the little wave stamp that's very subtle. I layered her on orange Bazzill paper, then a layer of Bo Bunny dots paper. The base of my card is also Bazzill in a very pretty teal. I used Scenic Route paper for the striped piece and again for the large stripes with words saying summertime, splash, and swim like a fish. I put all my layers together and then added some Prima flowers I layered and topped with some cute little buttons that I'm pretty sure are SU. This cutie was created for iCopic's Orange and Blue challenge and I used a sketch from Carolina Stampers weekly sketch. I'm also entering this one it the Blue Challenge this week for Pile It On. What fun! I love the bright colors; I hope you do too!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Here's a little card I created for a challenge on iCopic this week to color fur. I colored my kitty with E50, W2, W6, W8 and then I used a little piece of grosgrain ribbon spritzed with blender solution to add a little texture. I liked using the ribbon because it kept the fur "laying" in the right direction. I'm currently at the beach so it was hard to create a card with the limited supplies at hand so I was just happy to get it done! I used my Copics, Bazzill CS for the base, Neenah for my stamped image, and Basic Grey for the other layers, one that I embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. I colored my white ribbon with R08 and sponged a little Memento London Fog around the edge of my image. Easy peasy and cute to boot!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
This is a card I made at Enchanted Cottage. I used three stamps from Great Impressions and did my coloring and airbrushing with my Copics. I paper pieced her kimono with two different papers from Best Creations. I cut her out with a Spellbinders Nestie and I used another Spellbinders edger to cut out the two lattice pieces. What you can't really see in the picture is that the papers have a shiney sheen to them that really makes it look pretty. I hope you like it!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
My Aunt LaVada passed away this past weekend and this is a card I made for my Uncle Renard. The stamp is from SU as well as the lavendar paper. The other is Neenah and My Mind's Eye. I colored the images with my Copics, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV11, G21, G24, G28, Y0000, Y00, Y11, Y13, BG72, C0, C1. C3, C4, C6, 0 - Colorless Blender. The ribbon is from my stash as well as the pearls that I colored with my Copic BV11. Thanks for looking.