Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One More for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch

I remember when I first saw this Flopsey on the MFT blog and it was cold and wet here in Calgary and I was longing for summer warm days... well it was wet again today but has been sunny and will be again tomorrow!! Anyways one more for the Wednesday Stamp Club sketch this week - when I thought about the sketch I knew I had to try and get one in with Flopsey too! So I did rotate the sketch but other than that all the same elements :) I did color him with my copics and then dabbed him with a cloth with blender solution as none of the bunnies I see around here are smooth - they are furry and kind of blotchy. I had such fun airbrushing the sky using clouds as masks!! Come on by My Gallery at Splitcoast Stampers and read the details on which stamp set, etc ....... This card was just fun to put together!!

Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 28

So here is the sketch that you work with this week.....
 Here is what I came up with (I do have another idea or two ...will see if I get to them). And following is the inside of the card for you to see too.
I really enjoy working with these sketches each week... already planning how I can take some things with me in August when we are away for a few weeks so that I can still play along!!! The stamp set I used is an older one from MFT, from the WHo's That Girl line and it is called 'Coffee? Tea?' The paper is from jllibean soup and the line is Dutch Mustard Soup ( I know kind of a strange name - but love the paper!!) I paper pieced her dress and colored the rest with copic markers (of course). I cut the flowers with the Perfect posies
die-namic from MFT and also used MFT medium scallop border.This card will be good for one of my many friends who enjoys a good cup of coffee!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 27

 A close up of the coloring for the flower (scary to show you a close up - wanted you to see how I tried to give the flower depth. Also wanted you to see the cute Prima vintage trinket on the tag :) And the next photo is of the inside of the card.
If you want to see the sketch for this card go to the MFT blog and check it out and come and play along!! Also stop by my gallery at Splitcoast Stampers just in case I don't get the card to my blog too .....
So for this card I used the rose from the MFT stamp set Inspired by Flowers 2 and the sentiments from Inspired by Flowers ( the first one they did). I colored with copics of course and the colors that I used were:
E0000, 00, 01 and 04, YG91, 93 and 95 and I softened up the areas where the light was more direct coming from the top left with the blender pen. I then sponged Tim Holtz distress ink, tattered rose around the image and on the sentiment tag too. I used the Spellbinders scalloped ovals and the plain ovals for the shapes. The border is cut with MFT die-namics "dainty lace border". The trinket is from Prima and the pearls are Kaiser craft. The paper for this card is from K&Company called Julianne. The shapes for the sentiment inside the card are cut with MFT die-namics - love their die-namics for sure!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

"Add a Touch of Texture" Challenge

 Here is the finished product first.....
 A side view for you....
 A close up of the pocket....
Near the end and some of the mess....

This card is for the MFT guest designer challenge for July and the challenge is to "add a touch of texture" to your stamped creation. I had just got the Pretty Pocket set in the mail and the Inspired by Flowers sets..... so a bit of combining stamp sets and many die-namics this is what I came up with. I cut the pocket with the die-namic that comes with the stamp set using Tim Holtz co-ordinations paper and then embossed it with a cuttlebug folder and sanded it to get the "jean" pocket look (texture). The daisy is made of felt (texture) and has a pearl center. The ribbon I picked up in Victoria and it has lots of "texture" too. The butterflies have rhinestones for their bodies - "texture" of a different kind.... Anyways after I made a huge mess in my room making this card I was kind of happy with the end result and hope you like it too :)

Here are the details on what I used for this card and yes you can find all the wonderful My Favorite Thing products on their on line store and also many of them at Scrapbooker's Paradise in Calgary!!
 MFT Stamps: Inspired By Flowers 1 and 2
 Bo Bunny pearl and rhinestones, ribbon (that I love) and MFT die-namics: Sweet Stack, butterflies, Pretty Pocket, Leafy flourish, Upsey Daisy and Scallop Ribbon Border
Paper is Melissa Frances

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day

Just wanted to share this one with you quickly before Canada day is over!! Happy Canada Day to you all - having so much fun seeing our country welcome the Duke and Duchess (she is so pretty!!) Anyways this is for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - always fun to play along!!!  The image is the Pure Innocence called My Little Firecracker!! Yes of course she was colored with copics... not enough time for more details got company coming for a Canada Day BBQ!!!