30 December, 2011

Wrapped Up in You

How cute are they? I went a bit nuts with the border punches.... ah well. I also used some of the flocking I got the other day at Michael's and of course it didn't show up. Now, I used a mask while applying this stuff, but I still think I breathed some in. No good. Not sure if I used it wrong, or what, but I'm not happy with the result. I think it would have looked a lot better, more "snowlike", if I'd just used the Stickles I'd been using on all the Christmas cards.

Rubber Stamp: House Mouse
Cardstock: XPress-It, Bazzil white
Paper: Basic Grey (Dasher)
Martha Stewart punch
Copics Used: B06/02/000/0000, R27, YR18/000, Y06/02, G000/03/09/85, E77/74/71/70/44/43/42/40/00, C3

You Complete Me

All Greeting Farm stamps have now been coloured! Yay! I was telling Mike that I want new stamps sooooo bad, but I also know that I need to go back and make sure that I've coloured every image that I have. Don't want to be wasteful, now do I? And in the spirit of not being wasteful I used some very, VERY old paper on this card and layered and layered and layered like crazy.
Rubber Stamp: The Greeting Farm (Creeper Crew Saturday, Sunday)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: KI Memories ("Love,Elsie" Betty)
Martha Stewart punch
Copics Used
Skin: E21/53/51/50
Hair: 100, B04/04, C8/6/4, E49/59/23
Outfit: T8/6/4, BV20/23, YG67/63, B99/97/93

29 December, 2011

Fairyland

This took an inordinately long time to do, and I don't know why. Lots of techniques to practise on this one too: grass, metal, shading, hair... uh... sparkly stuff.... I think it came out nice. It's a bit brighter in person, but that's a cell phone camera for you.
Clear Stamp: The Greeting Farm, Penny Black
Rubber Stamp: Hero Arts clouds
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Copic Markers
Spica Pens

22 December, 2011

Adventures in Embossing Powder

Today has been about embossing powder. I don't know why, it just has. First I made these two cards with all my coloured powders. I don't have a green or a purple, so what I did was take the white and swipe a Copic over the images to colour the powder. Since it's black paper, it was easy to not have to stay in the lines.
For this guy, it's actually the second one I did. Yesterday I had the idea to stamp the cardinal and then use the Stampendous background stamp around the edges. But I did it in black, and I didn't think that looked so great. So instead I did it again, stamping the cardinal first, airbrushing the blue background with B26 and B39, then stamping the background with clear and embossing white onto it. I think it came out pretty cool, looks a bit like snow. The other colours I used here are G28, E57, E29, R59, R37, R27 and R24.

My New Bookmark

This here's my new bookmark. I LOOOOOOVE boy stamps. Girls are cool, but boys are always my favourite. And this guy here is just so nerdy and cute; he makes me think of Mike. He's not officially laminated. He's sandwiched between two pieces of packing tape.
Rubber Stamp: Tickled Pink
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: WRMK
Copics Used
Skin: E11/51/50
Hair: Y28/26, YR24/21
Outfit: B99/97/95, BV29/25/23, C7/4/2, YG67/17/03

Cards for My Parents

This is the Christmas card I made my parents. My mom likes purple as much as I do, and I'm sure she'll get a kick out of the little mouse. Although, looking at it now, this card needs a white frame of sparkle Stickles between it and the purple background paper. Oh well, Mom will never know.

Rubber Stamp: Tickled Pink
Clear Stamp: Penny Black
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Bo Bunny
Copic Markers
Stickles
Mom's birthday is the 23rd. I didn't get her a present this year, cos honestly I made the Christmas present and I didn't know what else to get. BUT, she gets this shiny purple cupcake card. Hopefully that's good enough. It sure as heck makes me want a cupcake!
Cling Stamp: Stampendous
Clear Stamp: Maya Road
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Bo Bunny
Martha Stewart glitter

19 December, 2011

Christmas Card Comission

After sharing the Christmas cards I made for my family on my FB page one of my RL friends commissioned me to make Christmas cards for her and her family. Basically she said she needed 10, I made them, and timed how long it took me to make them. Six hours later I had ten fully coloured cards. I had so much fun doing this and my commission paid for my getting some Copic Various Refills that I sorely need, so I'm completely ecstatic. Copic projects pay for more Copics, it's the circle of life! Hope you like my cards!

15 December, 2011

Christmas Gift Albums

 As I mentioned before, I've decided that this year I need to make our presents cos it's cheaper. I spent like three days on this, making the four albums for my family assembly line, and finally they were done. Hope you like it, and I *really* hope that my family likes them cos though they may have been done all at once a lot of energy and time went into these.I used the WRMK Peppermint Twist line on this project.

13 December, 2011

Christmas Cards

So far I've made three. I need four. I made the first two yesterday, and the last one tonight. I'm actually happy with all of these, which is pretty big for me. ((grin))
Clear Stamp: Penny Black, Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: WRMK (Peppermint Twist)
Spellbinders die
Ribbon
Stickles
Copics Used: E33/31, YG67/03, R29
Clear Stamp: Penny Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Paper: WRMK (Peppermint Twist)
Corner rounder
Papertrey Ink button
Copics Used: YG67/03, R29
Rubber Stamp: Tickled Pink
Clear Stamp: Penny Black
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper:Basic Grey (Dasher)
Stickles
Copics Used: E39/37/35/33/31, B06/04/02

01 December, 2011

The 12 Days of Scary Christmas

Day One Kicking off the first day of the 12 Days of Scary Christmas at SBS is "re-create your favourite scene from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas".
Day Two's project we're inspired by the Nightmare Before Christmas "scarol" The Old Mansion Tree. We're challenged to make a scary tree decorated with all things spooky and Halloween-y.
Day three is inspired by a line from the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland "a man-eating plant makes a wonderful wreath, as long as you don't get caught in its teeth".
Day four's theme is to wreck the halls and I was inspired by Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.
Day Five "T’was the Nightmare Before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was peaceful, not even a mouse. The stockings all hung by the  chimney with care, when opened that morning would cause such a scare! The children nestled and all snug in their beds would have nightmares of monsters and Skeleton Heads!"
Day Six “Crashing through the night, With a horrid mangling sound, Clang each heart with fright, To terrorize the town. Bells from belfries ring, Making spirits rise, The freaky tones like voices moan throughout the midnight skies!"
Day Seven "A coffin," Jack says, "makes a fine Christmas present!"
Day Eight  "God rest you Merry Grinning Ghost In the mansion you will find a holiday of fright! Jack’s Christmas yule tide wonder A devilish delight! A wicked mix of mold and mirth Oh spirits take your flight!"

Day Nine  "With some treats and some games you can make a scene merry, why, even a gingerbread house could seem scary!"
Day Ten On the ride Haunted Mansion Holiday there are 13 tarot cards in Madam Leaota's crystal ball room. We had to recreate one.
Day Eleven Inspired by a photo of Jack Skellington atop the entrance gate to the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland.
Day Twelve The Challenge was to make ANYTHING Christmasy or Halloweenie to celebrate the season. Well, as the narration says in the Haunted Mansion Holiday "what better gift to bestow than a graveyard covered in ghostly white snow?"

I hope you enjoyed all 12 days. It was a departure to celebrate Christmas in a scary way, but not REALLY since Haunted Mansion Holiday is an integral part of my Christmas celebrating.

29 November, 2011

Teen Scene Kitchen Release


For this release from Simply B Stamps I decided to make recipe cards. These are the cards that you put at the beginning of the categories. I thought they were perfect.
Digital Stamp: Simply B Stamps (Teen Scene Kitchen Fun)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Basic Grey (Nook & Pantry)
Papertrey Ink ribbon
Papertrey Ink buttons
Papertrey Ink letter dies
Martha Stewart punch
Copic Markers

15 November, 2011

May Angels Keep You

As you may or may not know, my grampa died on August 28th this year. No one I've known has ever died before, so I guess I'm still figuring out my feelings and whatnot. Anyway, I had this idea the other day to use this little Greeting Farm image to make a tiny card to put at his grave site. I'm not religious in any way, but he was, and the rest of my family (minus my parents) are. I figure this would mean something to him. Will mean something to my nana too, so I made her one too. They're identical, and I'm planning on hard laminating them. I'm hoping it will help protect the card from the winter rain as I think the mortuary is supposed to leave these kind of things at the grave site when you put them there. He's in a military graveyard, buried among the white rose bushes there, and they let us put up a flag, so I'm hoping they'll let me put this there too. Maybe it will keep him company.
Rubber Stamp: The Greeting Farm (Sweet & Toxic)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Basic Grey (Scarlett's Letter)
Copic Markers

14 November, 2011

Relese the Christmas Zombies

Today Simply B Stamps has another release; they're Christmas zombies. Fun, right? I decided to make mine blue, because they're frozen, instead of the traditional green.
I hope you like them. I thought they were a nice take on the traditional Christmas card.

Clear Stamp: Simply B Stamps (Sketchy Zombie Christmas)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Echo Park
Echo Park brads
Echo Park chipboard
Copic Markers

05 November, 2011

Jude and the Rockers Christmas Release

You ready for Christmas? Simply B Stamps has eight adorable new stamps coming your way to get you in the Christmas-y mood too! This release was a bit challenging for me because it's the first one right after I got back from a Copic technique retreat in AZ with Jennifer Dove. After everything that got crammed into my brain during those three days, I then had to come home and try to incorporate it all into my colouring. It's *much* easier to do something right when you're just copying a colour guide. I can already see some improvement though.
Clear Stamp: Simply B Stamps (Jude and the Rockers Christmas), Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Basic Grey
Papertrey Ink ribbon
Papertrey Ink buttons
Echo Park brads
ribbon
CopicMarkers
Spica pens