Saturday, January 13, 2018

January Perpetual Calendar

A few years ago I made a calendar that featured different stamps companies, and one of the requests I got after that was to design a calendar that could be used throughout multiple years, so the perpetual calendar was designed.  I love the gorgeous images from Sara Burrier that Crafts and Me carry, and I have always loved fairies and elves, so it was an easy decision to base my calendar on this theme.

This beauty was painted using the Ranger line of Distress inks, but only the reinkers were used.  I filled one of the palettes from Ranger with the reinkers and then used a water brush to color.  Touches of sparkle were added to the wings, and a light covering of Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel finished off the page.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Crazy Quilt

Gotta love the girlfriend stamp sets from Art Impressions and this one is no exception!  This beauty was colored with Copics and then I added highlights and shadows with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

I am entering this card into the following challenge - 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Patiently Waiting

It's time for me to show you all another image from High Hopes Rubber stamps that can be purchased at One Crazy Stamper.  This week I have colored up "Daniel" available to purchase here.  Can you feel the anticipation!

The image was stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink from Tsukineko on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copics.  The background paper is from my stash ( meaning it's at least six years old ), and the sentiment is from a Stamping Bella stamp set.  

Copics used - E21, E23, E27, E00, E01, E11, C1, C4, C7, R17, YG93, YG95, YG99, R27, B91, R39, B93, B95, E40, E42 and E43.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Like the Flower

Wee Stamps Sylvia Zet is one of my favorite artists from Whimsy Stamps and this image clearly shows you why I love her images!

This is an older card I designed awhile ago and finally have the time to show you this cutie!  I have colored the image with Copic sketch markers and used paper from First Edition to design the card front.  The image is called "poppy" and you can purchase the image here.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Rainy Day Dance

Happy Wednesday to everyone and welcome to my day to show off some High Hopes stamps from One Crazy Stamper!  Today's card features the adorable image "Mary Angel" available here.

I have colored the image with Prismacolor pencils on kraft cardstock.  The card front features paper from Bo Bunny and a sentiment that is computer generated.  I added black stitching detail with a fine tip black marker, some twine from my stash and life like water droplets with Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze.

Prismacolor pencils - 140 Eggshell, 1080 Beige Sienna, 1052 30% Warm Grey, 923 Scarlet Lake, 924 Crimson Red, 925 Crimson Lake, 1009 Dahlia Purple, 1079 Blue Violet Lake, 902 Ultramarine, 208 Indanthrone Blue, 938 White, 935 Black, 992 Light Aqua, 1011 Deco Yellow, 905 Aquamarine, 105 Cobalt Turquoise, 941 Light Umber, 946 Dark Brown, 1099 Espresso, 940 Sand, 916 Canary Yellow and 1034 Goldenrod

Sunday, December 31, 2017

A New Year Celebration

It's a New Year, and this year I am excited to announce that I am rejoining the awesome design team at One Crazy Stamper!!  I am looking forward to showing you all some of the wonderful images that the design team works with by the wonderful all Canadian owned High Hopes Stamps!  There's a brand new challenge  called "Anything Goes -- but with a twist -- add purple or blue and a ribbon or button".

I have used the adorable image "Buggy Stack".  The image is colored with Copics, with touches of white Sakura Glaze pen on the noses.  After coloring I fussy cut the image and layered it on Bo Bunny double dot paper, and an older paper from my stash.  A computer generated sentiment and big purple bow finish the card front.

Copics - R17, R29, R39, T7, 100, V12, V15, V17, B0000, B00, B02, E33, E35, E37

Happy New Year's Eve

2017 to is coming to an end and tomorrow I have a big announcement to make on my blog, so check back in the morning!  Today I am sharing a new card featuring the Stamping Bella Stuffies - the walrus, the polar bear and the penguin.

The image was colored with Copics and then I added some touches of Prismacolor pencil to add texture and depth.  The card front is made with older Echo Park paper, and I added black stitching lines to the entire card front for definition.