Sunday, August 28, 2011

City Cousin, Country Cousin

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?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summertime Splash

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

Lady in Kimono

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

With Sympathy

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.