Saturday, December 17, 2011

Frosty Christmas

Fun little card I made as a "guy" Christmas card.  I used a Kenny K digi stamp called "Helga Frost", I thought she went very well with the blue theme in one of the challenges, and took care of a much needed guy card.  I colored the image with Copics, and popped them up on my card front.  I added just a little bit of bling for her buttons, and then mirrored it on the inside accents for the gift card holder.  

Here is an image of the card partially opened..

This is an image of the inside of the card, showing the gift card holder.  The snowflake on the front was wet embossed.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz #73 Hues of Blue
iCopic IWC Challenge #60 Holidays
Outlawz CPC121611 Celebration

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Distressed Lady Victoria

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  It's Monday and back to work we go.  Today I made this card for a couple of challenges.  This card is my entry for the Kenny K's Krafty Girl Challenge #71 Stitching Real or Faux and also for the challenge over at iCopic lover Challenge #58 Vintage Distress

 I used digi stamp Lady Victoria from Kenny K, I love this image from his Steampunk Burlesque set.  To color the image I used the following Copic markers:
To give the distressed look I went over the image in Antique Linen Distress ink and finished the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  I added some Rock Candy stickles to the die cut in the background, along with Black Soot Distress Ink.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this creation!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!  I made this card for the challenge over at Kenny's Krafty Girlz challenge #70 entitled Kids Rule.  The front image, Ryder Cole,  is from the new K-Town Crew collection.  Our lady in the background is Uptown Angel.
I love using the Kenny K images they are so fun, and not your mama's stamp!  Thanks or stopping by.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I made this card for the iCopic Weekly Challenge #54, masculine and grungy.  The image is a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop, called Needs Mummy, isn't he cute!  I saw him and he made me think of my youngest when he gets sick.  
I used the following Copic colors:
Y02, Y06 for his hair
E00, RV02 for skin
B02, B04 for his robe
B02 for his slippers
B24, B97 for his jammies
Y35 for the stars
E11 for the kleenex box
YR30, C2 for the kleenex
YR30, E81 shading

I used Weathered Wood Distress Ink to grunge up the edges of the image and sentiment.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Spooktacular Steampunk Halloween!
IWC Challenge #53
Black and Orange

This is the card I made for the iCopic lover challenge.  The theme was Black and Orange, so of course I went Halloween with it.  After all, it is only a couple of days away.  The image I used is my first ever digi stamp (why didn't I use these before!) from KennyK design, and is part of his Steampunk Burlesque set.  Lots of fun images to play with.  These digi stamps work so well with Copics!

I decided that I would try and give her a deathly pallor, so I used E81 and highlighted with G21.  Hair was done with  combinations of E81 and C3.  For the orange I used YR04, YR16.  Blacks was a combination of V20, C3, and BV29.  I wanted the background to have a comic book feel so I used B24 and C3.

For the card part I used a Black dp, then plain Orange cardstock.  Our Burlesque, gun toting, steampunk zombie is popped up with foam mounting tape.  To embellish the card, I added a bit of lace some Orange flower stamen.  I put little bits of diamond bling at each corner, and did the flourish with Black puff paint, and Orange Stickles.  I added a couple of clear embellishments to balance the rest of the card.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I made this card for the challenge over at iCopic.  The challenge theme is baby.  We had to use either a baby image, or colors.  Now, I don't have any baby images, so I thought I would go with blue colors.  This stamp is relatively new to me, even though it is my last post, lol.  I have had so much fun playing with this iamge.  Once again it is from Cornish Heritage Farms, and part of their Saturday Evening Post collection.

I have used this stamp in grey tones, to create a black and white image, so I thought why not try blue.  I think it worked out well.  Image was colored using copics, then I went over everything with Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  For the background I used my Spellbinder Impressabilities snowflake, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town!  I recently purchased this stamp called Santa's Lap, put out by Cornish Heritage Farms, as part of their Saturday Evening Post line.  What fun to play with this stamp and to color!  For the main stamped image I used Copics (still getting the hang of them, but love 'em so far!), as well as for the Holly branches that decorate the bottom (I accented the Holly with Twinkling H2O's).  The background paper is from Graphic 45, part of their Christmas Past paper collection.  Once I had the main image colored I went over the whole image with Antique Linen Distress Ink, I love the finished look that doing this brings, it really helps to soften and blend things together.  

I also took the opportunity to play with another new toy!  I have had my I Top for a few months now, but had yet to really use it.  Easy to use, great results, I would recommend this tool to anyone.  Once again I used Graphic 45 DP.  I have the topper template as apposed to the punch, so I centered it over my paper, traced and cut.  I opted to glue my paper in place to the top of the brad head, then make the rest of the brad.  This helped keep the sentiment centered.

I added a couple bits of bling to the top of the page.  One glass embellishment at the center, and two small half pearls to either side.  I wanted to round out the overall look of the card without making it too busy.  Almost forgot!  Santa's suit has been accented with two shades of Stickles, Frosted Lace and Diamonds.  I like using the two colors to help give dimension to what I'm glittering up.

Thank you for stopping by and looking.  This card is available for sale on my Etsy page....Check itout!