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Have you seen the new Ching Chou Kuik stamps at Sweet Pea Stamps? They are somewhat different from her gorgeous fantasy art series. They are totally, 100% adorable….. I love ‘em. Ok, so I love all stamps, images, etc…. what can I say….. I try to spread the love :-). But seriously you have got to check these out.
Is she not the cutest? She is part of ching chou kuik’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ sheet 23, plate 65 from Sweet Pea Stamps.
Told ya, didn’t I. Still gorgeous but a little different. And so easy to color. I know that a lot of crafters are intimidated by the intricate detail on her fantasy art stamps – I know I was – though you have to just play with those….. they are perfect to let your imagination totally roam. Ok, I’m sidetracking here….. oh, yeah…these stamps are very easy to color and although these images are different, they still bear the trademark ching chou kuik signature…….the eyes.
And with the kiddos back to school, now is a perfect time to treat yourself to one (or two) of these awesome Sweet Pea Stamps stamps. Head over to the store now, because there is always a special going on. Talking about specials…… check out the SPS DT blog and check out the challenge going on now….. run…… :-).
Until next time…… Supplies Used: Plate 65 from Sweet Pea Stamps; image on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Super Smooth Solar White, card base – GP, pink polka dot paper from DCWV Doodlin’ Around; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics , Faber-Castell India Ink markers; Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8, Large Labels, Petite Oval Small and Long Rectangles Large; gemstone stickers from Martha Stewart.
The DP is from Glitz Design called Diva Licious. I used the Spellbinders Classic Frame Die to create my frame and covered it pink glitter glue. I drew in alittle more of her tail and her hip and leg area. Then I cut her out and attached her with foam tape. I added some Black bling swirls and some Wild Orchid Craft roses that I added some glitter glue and glitter to.
This picture shows some of the depth I created with her. Copics:
Black shades: C9,C7,C5,C3,C01,C0
Pink Shades: RV09,RV06,RV04,RV02,RV00,RV000
Here is my second card I created. I have had these image colored for over 2 months and finally sit down to create with her. This image is called Coral Immersionby ching chou kuiks sheet #12/ plate #41 at Sweet Pea Stamps. I used some In My Minds Eye DP that I cut out the circle and flowers and attached them to some dark coral CS then I used my sewing machine to add the stitching around the edge of the card. I added some Fiskars cream bubble dots and the sentiment is from another ching chou kuiks set.
It has been so hot and sunny here, that I decided to take these pictures outside. I finished these early this morning before I went to bed for the night, as I usually take my pictures at night. Only because by the time I get my creation finished its dark outside. I really like the way they look when I can take the pics outside.
I used some K&Company Dp, MS border punch, flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, the decorative part around the image was created with a small die from on of my Spellbinders Pendant dies. I added some gold bling to the die around the image and some gold Organdy ribbon. The was colored with copics and I used and orange sakura glitter pen. I used a new skin colored combo, well to me it's new (R30,R01,R00,R0000). Hair (E07,E08,E09,E19,E18,E51) Background(Y21,Y23,YR32,E50,E51)
Here is my 4th card. I had the hardest time getting a good picture.. this was the best I could get. I used Fox Allurefor this card and she is available as a single or you can get her in a set with 3 other images( Sheet #22/ Plate #64) at Sweet Pea Stamps.
For this card I used some old Basic Grey DP, American Crafts brown CS, My Minds Eye orange DP, Kraft CS that I inke with distressing inks for the frame for my image. I added some Prima leaves and the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also added some Orange bling and some felt flower looking things.
Leaves and Clothes: YR09,YR18,YR14,YR65,YR07,YR04, E49,E47,E57,E25
Hey don't forget to match up the DT's Baby pictures with our DT members. Note!! Each DT member has a clue somewhere on their blog to help you guess who is who. One lucky person who gets all of them right will win a whole set of stamps. Thats 4 images and 1 or 2 sentiments.
Today I want to share with you one of the newer releases from Sweet Pea Stamps. It is called ching chou kuik's "The Dragonfly." It is actually a round stamp and the sentiment is also included.She is only offered as a single stamp. I think she is exquisite...
I colored her with copics and then cut her circle out. I also cut a framed circle out of chip board and wrapped it in satin pink ribbon. I then made a triple bow on my bow easy. I cut a yellow doily in half that my friend Randi had given me and glued it to the back of my frame. Some stickles on my dragonflies and on her magnificent Kimono and glossy accents on her eyes finished the image. The sentiment was as I said a part of the package when you purchased the image. All that was left was to add my Prima flowers with a gem stone center. I kept my base black to pull the accent from her dress and hair. What do you think? Did it work?
I decided to use more of the paper with this Sweet Pea image. I used masking and sponged the background and water. The water is topped with Glossy Accents to add shine. If you're not familiar with the masking technique here's a tutorial. Supplies used on this project:
Image-Spring Night, by Ching Chou Kuik Sweet Pea Stamps; Sentiment-Stampabilities
Stamp Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers-Neenah white card stock, Elegant Eggplant solid purple Stampin Up card stock, teal and purple DP's unknown
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e21
Hair-e39, e09, e29
Fin/Clothing-b14, b16, b24
Moon-v000, v01, v12
Eyes-b000, b00, b01
Stampin Up Inks for sponging-
Sky-Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red
Water-Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Tempting Turquoise
Misc-Smooch "cherry chocolate, pool, nautical navy and illuminate", Stickles "mermaid", Dew Drops "Poinsettia and Winter Retreat", small sticky dots, Martha Stewart border punch, chalks for cheeks, Ranger Glossy Accents
You just gotta love this fun image from artist Lisa Victoria. This adorable stamp is called Daphne's Dilemma. I can just chuckle while I imagine the sweet talk this frog is trying to give to this girl. This stamp comes on plate #49 and has the cutest saying to go with it! "Sometimes, you have to kiss a few frogs to find a prince." You don't see this saying on my card above as I used it on the inside of my card. On the front of this card, I used some great sayings that come from other plates of Sweet Pea Stamps "Enchantment" from plate #38 and "Sending you O's & X's" from Gum Drop Gang's Be Mine.
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Here is my final Stuff Swap card. I began with a pretty Sweet Pea image colored with Copic markers.
I layered it over some dp after punching an edge. Layered that over another dp and onto the craft base.
I think this image was intended to be stamped in a horizontal position, but I like it much better upright!
The "Stuff" used for this card was flowers. We had to use them in any way, any style or number for the Stuff Swap. I only had room for one as it was very big. Of course it is a Prima "Calypso".
I used my "new" Viva Decor pen "Black Pearl" to make tiny pearls along the Martha Stewart punched edge. A portion of the verse that comes with this plate #64 was inked and stamped onto a word window
punched piece and matted with black. A faceted black gem sits in the flower center.
If you are thinking of getting a Viva Decor pen I will tell you they are well worth the price. I was able to make some very tiny faux pearls that do not look handmade and of course were much easier to place exactly where I wanted!
Samantha Rawlings is one of the fabulous artists that designs for Sweet Pea Stamps. I love her drawings and this sweetie, Ready For Bed from Plate #58, is a perfect example!
I used some of the sweet Nerdy Birdy paper from Sassafrass Lass for the background and colored her with markers. I wanted to keep things fairly simple and focus on the adorable little girl with her blanket and bunny.
Hi! I have to say I really love Elaine Cox's images and this one, called Little Black Unicorn had me giddy with excitement when it was previewed to the DT a while back. Then it arrived when I was getting ready to go on vacation and I wasn't able to use it right away like I wanted. I am so glad I finally got to play with it! I colored it with my Copics and added some glitter in the form of Stickles to the Unicorn body and the outside edges of the picture (after I inked them up!). The ribbon was a white silk ribbon that I colored to match using my Copics.
The Details: Stamp: Elaine Cox's Little Black Unicorn (sheet 8, Plate 55) - Sweet Pea Stamps Paper: Fancy Pants Celebrate, Papaya Puree Dk (Prism), White (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Magic Thatched Straw and Mango Madness, Pallete Hybrid Raspberry Fizz Copics:
Background: YG00,YG03,YG25,Y00 w/E50 over it, YR21,YR23 Misc: Stardust Stickles, Silk Ribbon (Taylored Expressions)
Isn't it funny how mistakes or 'oopses' as I like to call them lead to new techniques or looks? Case in point, Stickles.
Before I tell you details of my 'oops', a few details about my card:
For my card today, I used Elaine Coxs' Flower Tail Mermaid from Plate #48. She is stamped onto an ivory card stock. The base coloring is with Copics, then I went back with my Pitt Artist Pens and added some detail. Most of the detail is so subtle you can't see it in the picture, except for her tail. I also used the gray Pitt Artist pen to outline the stamped image. This I always do after the image is completely colored in. Why? Lo, if you know me at all, it's to hide any little stray colors that may have escaped the lines and to give the stamped image a bit of dimension.
I've been in awe of my fellow DT sisters ability to color hair, something that I at times still have trouble with especially showcasing the highlights. I LOVE red, seriously love it, but coloring red hair scares me, lol. And just like any other time when I first colored the hair, this image almost went into the trash. I've learned though to walk away, let the ink dry and then come back and 'play' with it which I did. Not perfect by any means - I often wonder if I'll ever get that highlight thing down - but she was definitely a keeper :-). (oh in case you wonder why I don't give specific copic colors used - because I use so many different colors that in the end I stop keeping track).
Because the red, orange and yellow copic ink bled into the flowers, I used my Pitt Artist pens to color these in and then 'hid' any bleeds by adding the rhinestone stickers. To fill in the background, I used a watercolor pencil in a dark yellow and then blended it with a blender pen. Now to my mistake, lol.
I've learned from experience to always squirt out the first dollop of stickles onto scratch paper because it never fails that a whole big glob of stickles will explode out of the nozzle. Well, I wasn't going to waste this glittery blob so I grabbed a paint brush and painted it on.
Honestly, I love it. At first I didn't think the glitter would be visible, but it really does show up nicely. And using a paint brush allowed me a little more control. Especially since I used a sturdy bristle brush.
I used some scrap wired ribbon. Curled the ends with my metal 'curlers' from Boye (from my quilting/doll sewing days) and tucked the ends underneath the image panel. The green fiber tissue was from a gift package, can you believe that? I'm so glad I kept it because that color green is perfect and adds a nice texture. Added a couple more rhinestone stickers and then decided to use the the square Edgar Allen Poe sentiment from Plate #1 - . Because I didn't pre-plan my card, the full sentiment was too large, so I just cut the word Dream out and framed it on the brown oval card stock. Oh and I just had to give that cute bunny a fluffy little tail :-)
Here's a another look at the final card:
I hope this inspired you to just experiment. With copics, with watercolors, pencils, glues, you name it. Sometimes the best results come from mistakes.
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Hi everyone! :) I hope you are all having a wonderful week. It's a good one here, just super busy so I just have a quick post for you today :) For my card today, I decided to ink up this absolutely gorgeous image from Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called Seeing Through and I think she's one of my absolute favorites (I say that about them all don't I) :) This image was so much fun to color. I colored the image with copics and then sponged around the image with SU's Rose Red ink. Next, I added Stardust Stickles to her wings. I then created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from The American Paper Co. (I got it at Michael's). For some finishing touches, I added pearls, a bow, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?
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I love using feathers with these images! I think they add drama. I did a funky background around this image. I painted it with Twinkling H20's (very carefully as the Memento ink doesn't like water!) then topped it with the Glossy Accents. Something different...and wow is it hard to match papers when you do things like that hehe. Thanks for letting me share it with you! Supplies used on this project:
Image-Light of Beautitude, Sweet Pea Stamps plate 54
Papers-Neenah white card stock, glossy black card stock-Paper Temptress, black mulberry paper with silver dots unknown, black texture shimmer paper unknown, black card stock Stampin up, DP K & Co stack
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e21
Hair-y21, e53, y26
Eyes/makeup-r11, b01, b05, bg05
Wings-bg0000, bg10, rv0000, rv00
Dress-r81, r83, bv11, bv13, bv17
Candles-r81, r83, yg91, yg93
Misc-Luminarte Twinkling H20's "sweet lavender and jasmine", Ranger Glossy Accents, 1/2" circle punch, Sticky gems-diamonds and smooth diamonds, Stickles "pink and crystal", black feathers, Smooch "illuminate and gold"
I made this card for a specific challenge - to make a card with a song of your choice in mind. I chose: every rose has its thorn by Poison. I had just seen a documentary about the band on MTV and this beautiful ballad got stuck in my head. As soon as I saw the challenge and started singing the song I thought of this image - Love is gone from plate #29. It's very goth and rock'n'roll, don't you think?.
I started by choosing matching papers. I had a small rosy panel that I matched with a stripey one from BG. I then coloured my image with coordinating promarkers. I wanted the circular part of the sketch to look like a rose so I cut out circles in different shades and sizes. Then I assembled them so they would look like a rose. To accentuate the detail I added a small piece of leaf-ribbon in the left lower corner. It was white, but I coloured it with my promarkers to match. The final touch was some glitter to the wings and rose and pearls in the corners of the card.