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Monday, November 30, 2009
I really went outside my color comfort zone with this card. It was super fun to do so! I wanted to showcase this image in very non-love (pink, white, red) colors and push myself with the fall color range.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I used broken china (blue) around the edges, sprayed with water and dried with my heating gun. Then I inked a swirl stamp with green peeled paint and stamped a couple of times on the side. I sprayed with water again and let it bleed a little before I heat-set it. I inked up the girl stamp with black ink and stamped on the bottom of the bookmark. I coloured it slightly on the edges with my Promarkers. Finally I inked the sentiment with VersaMark and stamped three times on the top. I stamped it so the whole text could be read. I then brushed some red Pearl-Ex over it to add that shine.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I want to send out a big THANK YOU to all of the Sweet Pea DT and Lynette for my very warm welcome to the DT team!! I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing group of ladies!! I am looking forward to working with you all! And, I am enjoying seeing all of Sweet Pea's customers wonderful creations!
© ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art sheet 2 (plate 21)
Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pen
DP: K&Co Viola Vita, BG Wisteria
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Platinum Planet, VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea
Friday, November 27, 2009
I paired the stamp with a beautiful saying that is also part of sheet #23. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller" I added some pretty leaf button embellishments to the card with glue dots.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this week. Happy Fall, All!
To make this card, first stamp the image four times: once on blue textured cardstock, once on printed red paper, once on brown cardstock, and once on white paper. I cut out the "jeans" from the blue image, the "shirt" from the red image, the hair/shoes from the brown image and adhered them all to the white image. I then colored in the face and arms of the image with Copic markers.
I layered my paper piecing on blue and then red paper. I stamped the get well saying from sheet #10 .
Happy Friday everyone!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
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I used an image from plate #20 for this card. I adore these fantasy images by ching-chou kuik. You can see them all at Sweet Pea Stamps.
My method remains pretty simple....I ran a pc. of white cardstock thru the Cuttlebug with the Candy Cane embossing folder and swiped a variegated red inkpad over, layered that on red cardstock base. Then I stamped and colored with Prismacolor markers (a poor man's Copic) & layered that onto an overlarge red panel with a sentiment stamped in white below with a large white snowflake eyelet attached.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
When I saw these Christmas images from Sweet Pea plate#12 with the music in the background, I knew my Cuttlebug 'Allegro' embossing folder would be the perfect compliment. For all 4 cards I ran a piece of Core'dinations cardstock through the Cuttlebug and sanded the paper to reveal the core. For those of you who haven't heard or seen the Core'dinations paper yet, it looks like a double sided cardstock, but when you sand the 'uncolored' side then the color from the reverse side (core) of the paper shows through.
The Core'dinations pieces I used for the 2 cards above were whitewash (uncolored) on one side and a sort of light peach and beige on the reverse side. I began with black cards for both cards, punching decorative photo corners for the card on the left, and a decorative corner punch on the embossed piece for the card on the right.
For the card on the left I stamped the holly image onto light pink cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed with black detail embossing powder. I centered the piece onto the Cuttlebug embossed piece and then slipped it into the the punched corners of the black card.
For the card on the right, I stamped the holly image onto a small piece of gold cardstock, trimmed it, and edged the piece with a black marker. I attached the gold piece to the Cuttlebug embossed piece and then onto the center of the black card. The card needed something more so I applied some gold peel-off stickers to the top and bottom edges.
The Core'dinations pieces I used for these 2 were black (uncolored) on one side and then blue, and the other pink, on the reverse side.
I used a decorative photo corner punch on each of the cards and trimmed the embossed piece to fit within those corners. I stamped each image using black ink, the angel onto a small piece of light blue cardstock and the holly onto a small piece of burgundy cardstock. The smaller size of these images allowed me to use up some of my scraps I had been saving. I mounted the angel onto the same blue cardstock that was used for the card and then attached on an angle to the middle of the card. I ran a gold Krylon pen along the edges of the maroon card that the holly was stamped on before attaching to the center of that card.
Christmas will be here before we know it!!! Better get going on those Christmas cards!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Seasons of Fantasy - Plate 23 is so much FUN! I love that there is a Fairy for the holidays. I stamped the Christmas Fairy in brown ink, colored select areas with colored pencils and then used cranberry glimmer mist. I wish you could see all the shimmer and shine.
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Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I have used my oval nestabilities and promarkers to colour the girl.
saffron, petrol blue, lime green, orange and berry red. Yellow is from my old pantone collection although promarker's "canary" is very similar. Flowers and buttons from my huge stash ;) and paper from DCWV.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This card uses Rose colored Mica cardstock for the base, a pink print and mulberry like paper from the Paper Studio along with a solid pink Bazzill. The ink is Ancient Page Bordeaux. There is a scrap of ribbon adorned with pink dew drops. The sentiment is from The Angels plate #17.
The papers for this card includes solid and textured green cardstock, handmade paper with floral inclusions and an Asian themed mulberry paper, along with a scrap of parchment for the stamped image. The image was stamped with Forest Green StazOn. The sentiment is a cardstock sticker, the flower is from the Club Scrap kit and it is accented with a gold dew drop.
The last card for today uses the rose colored mica cardstock, more Paper Studio mulberry printed papers and a magenta solid cardstock. The image is stamped with the Ancient Page Bordeaux on pink Bazzill.
I hope you have enjoyed today's offerings, enjoy sharing!
Friday, November 20, 2009
What: ©ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection Challenge
How: E-mail Jennifer @ firstname.lastname@example.org your card, using any ©ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection stamps before Dec 12, 2009. All cards submitted will be entered in our Random Generator and will will pick one lucky winner for a $5.00 gift card. You may enter as many times as you like. The winner will also receive our Challenge Badge (as shown above) to place on their blog
I stamped the large angel once and the small angel twice with Black ink from Memento. I trimmed out all the images and mounted the large image on silver paper. I covered my card with printed cardstock from Pressed Petals, inking all the edges with ColorBox Chalk ink. I mounted the smaller angels on opposing sides of the large angel and mounted tiny buttons with glue dots.
The saying comes from sheet #14; The full saying is "Count your blessings, not your birthdays" but for this card I only wanted to use part of the saying. I carefully inked the part of the saying that I wanted and stamped it on white paper.
Many people think of this plate as a holiday theme plate, but I think it is much more than that. Here's a nice example of how to use the image for a non holiday card.
Happy Friday everyone!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
cover her a bit more, think they blend in well?
Sweet Pea Stamps Plate #1
Papers by DCWV "Safari Chic"
Nestabilities "Labels Two"
Glitter Brad by Oriental Trading
Dye Ink by ColorBox Chalk "Amber Clay"
Versamark by Tsukineko
Black detail Embossing Powder by Judi-Kins
Skittles from Holley
Brown and white cardstock - unknown
I trimmed some DCWV paper to fit base and edged with a marker. I stamped, embossed and colored the mermaid before cutting with a Nestie; then I sponged ink around and layered on a larger shape. I stuck a brad in the center of a prima flower and attached before adhering the mermaid to the card. I attached a teeny tiny jewel to her belly button and some cool skittles that I got in a trade from Holley.
I drew in more tresses to keep my art out of the "adult" category...LOL Hope you like it.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Here is the names and their numbers for the drawing:
#1 Wynneth Happer
#2 Terri Scott
#3 Heather Brow
#4 Rhonda Miller
#5 Jenny Laszlo
#6 Anita Autore
Good Luck! Winner will win their choice of ©chin-chou kuik's sheets
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This week, I decided to create with one of the cute kids that are part of the Sweet Pea Pals. They are just so fun to work with and make the most adorable cards! This time I paired them with the Happy Birthday embossing plate and some bright colors.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Another plate with images from ©ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection is now available for order! This plate is just as stunning as all the others. I used the image Black Haired Lady from plate #22. I decided to not give her black hair. Show us what you create!
Make sure to mark your calendars and shop for the Fantasy Art Collection Sheet #4 available December 4th.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
(1) Nancy Thaut
(2) Brandi Burns
(3) Nancy Thaut
(4) Anita Autore
(5) Rachel Henahan
(6) Randi Wall
I will be drawing a number in the Random Generator and posting the winner at 12:00 PM (eastern) today. Good Luck! The winner will win a $5.00 gift card in rubber money.
Another sneak peek!!!!!! To see the whole sheet, attend the Stamp Release Party at Paper Craft Planet on Sunday, Nov 15th @ 10:00 PM eastern. We will be unveiling plate #24, ©ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection, sheet #4. We will have some easy question/games and will be giving away prizes. One lucky winner will win this new sheet!
What will be giving away??????:
(1) sheet #24
(5) 2 single, individual, stamps pkg (our choice) of ©ching-chou kuiks collection
(3) $5.00 gift certificates
(1) Sheet #12, holiday
(2) $15.00 gift certificates for Paper Temptress (one will be coming from me, and Patricia @ paper Temptress is donating one, make sure you visit her site, it is a paper lovers dream)
Plus come and view all the cards our design team has been creating!
I was rummaging through my craft area and found 2 of these 6-pack cartons that I had bought at a craft rummage a couple of months ago. An idea popped into my head and I was off and running. One of our granddaughter's has a birthday coming in November and this looked like a good way to 'package' her birthday gifts.
Alcohol ink seemed the best way to color this carton because the texture was somewhat glossy to the touch. After a few experiments with various colors of ink, I decided on these 4 (purple twilight, stonewash, pool, and silver). I used a felt applicator and blending solution to apply the inks to the surface.
I laid out my newspapers for this messy job and got to work applying the alcohol inks. In no time I was finished. It was easy since this carton folds pretty flat.
Here is a picture of the 6-pack carton after I finished applying the alcohol inks. Lizzy loves purple so this should be the perfect to hold her birthday gifts. Actually, I like purple too!!
I pulled out some Grungeboard letters and a couple of chipboard swirls, painted them with silver acrylic paint, and attached them with double sided tape to the side of the carton. I got out my fabric flower petals and Aileen's color mist sprays and kept spritzing on colors until I saw the colors I thought would look good. I attached one set of petals to this side of the carton with a rhinestone brad, and saved the other set of petals for the other side of the carton. I have some decorative ribbon, actually they are slightly padded fabric silver stars, and I attached to the bottom of the carton with glue dots.
I happened to have this purple embellishment in my stash, so I attached it to the side of the carton with some glue dots.
On this side of the 6-pack I stamped images and phrases from Sweet Pea stamps. The two 'ladies' are from plate #7, and the Birthday sentiments are from plate #9. I used permanent markers to color in the images so that they would show up more easily on the slightly dark-colored background. I attached the second grunge swirl to the right of the handle, the puffy silver stars to the bottom, and another couple of fabric flowers to the right of the stamped images.
Ready to go!!! I wrapped various items with colored tissue and dropped them into the 6 slots of the 6-pack. Lizzy likes some of the shower gels and body creams available at Bath and Body Works; and they fit perfectly into this package. I think Lizzy will like it. I'm thrilled with how it turned out.
I have one more of these blank 6 packs left. Hmmm, what shall I do with that one??
Keep on stamping.... Chrissy