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Here is another card from me using one of the adorable bears from Elaine Cox's plate 102. I think these bears are so sweet and love how different they are from anything out there. Today I've been thinking a little bit outside the box - not doing things I usually do. To start with I inked the stamp with a brown ink pad that has 6 hues in one, going from light to dark. Then I used a different colouring technique using pastel colours and some sort of rubbing alcohol. Finally I used the same patterned paper for two panels of the card.
This lavender beauty was commissioned by my son for his special someone! I hope she likes it! I love the color and the image is another stunning creation from Ching Chou Kuik. I had so much fun creating it.
Misc. Supplies Jasmine Puffy Flourish in lilac-from Flourish with a Bling Lavender adhesive pearls and gems Martha Stewart leaf punch dimensional adhesive Lavender roses Magnolia chandelier garland-clear Silver heart charm Spellbinder/Nestability Die classic circles (for sentiment and navy card stock under doily) White paper doily (colored with bv00) My Favorite Things Die-namics die-Jumbo Scallop Cuttlebug or Big Shot Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Clear Star White colored pencil for highlights on moon and clothing Chalks for cheeks Stickles "stardust" Smooch "silver, illuminate, and grape soda" Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Today I want to share with you a card I made with one of my fave colour combination blue and yellow. I love those colours together very much as it looks so fresh. I created my card with one of the wonderful images of the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection. It is called 'Field of Poppies'. You can get it as a single stamp and on plate # 86 together with three other beauties.
I coloured her with Distress Inks on 300 gram watercolour paper. The DP I used is full of purple poppies. So when I saw this image I already knew it have to be THIS paper I use together with it. I cannot say anymore from who this paper is. It is from a paper stack but the cover is missing, so no idea anymore from where it is. The frame and the corner dies are from Spellbinders. For the flowery touch I used blooms from Wild Orchid. The border is made with a punch of Fiskars. The leafs are punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon, lace and blings are from local shops.
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I was feeling a little blue last week and my card definitely reflects that. Actually I must have also felt a little green and throw in some yellow too, lol. For some reason I am soooo into that color combo right now.
And I think this color combo worked out perfectly with Meredith Dillman's "Interrupted" from Plate #98:
Several months ago I found a tissue paper pack in the Hobby Lobby clearance aisle which just happen to feature this gorgeous bright green and vibrant teal. Sadly it was the last pack. Anyway, there is no way I'd use this gorgeous tissue paper as part of a gift bag (well, I would but very little) I knew I'd use it on a card or paper craft project. And just knew I'd use it with a Sweet Pea Stamps stamp :-)
I definitely enjoyed coloring this gorgeous Meredith Dillman stamp. She is colored with Copics but instead of stamping her onto solar white super smooth card stock, she is stamped onto Neenah's Millstone card stock. It's a light beige, tan color.
Colors do look a little different than they would on white. Oh now that gives me an idea, maybe next time I'll have not one but two cards. :-)
I found this image a bit daunting to color at first, but once I started I really enjoyed the process.
It took a little longer to color than some of my other stamps, but it just made me appreciate the end result more.
I encourage everyone who has this image sitting in their collection but who haven't yet colored it, to pull her out and give it a go. I am sure you will love the challenge as much as I did.
This week I've been inspired to make something other than a card. I saved this old chocolate box knowing I wanted to alter it. It has a clear window that I wanted to accentuate. I used a stamp from ching chou kuik called mad tea party (plate #41) I originally also coloured Cheshire cat illusion, but couldn't make it work so I skipped it and replaced it with flowers and flourishes.
The box was very simple to decorate: I used one sheet of patterned, glittery 12x12" paper which I cut to match the front of the box. I hand cut the aparture with a craft knife and distressed all the edges. I coloured the image with promarkers to match the colours of the paper. Don't you just love the vibrant colours? I cut out a few flourishes using a die in matching cardstock and found some bigger flowers and buttons to match. I assembled it all together adding paper to the sides as well and two pieces of ribbon. I'm thinking to glue two magnetic snaps to keep the box shut. Finally I added some glitter to some of the details and tadaaa - a perfect place to keep your stamped up images. The box is about 8x8" (20x20cm)
This is one of the new images by Karen Middleton called Fairie Friends. Every time I look at it I think of the saying 'a little bird told me'. The sheet has this and three other adorable images. I am so glad I don't have to pick only one, because I am not certain I could!
Artist Elaine Cox just created some wonderful images of teddy bears which I love! I had to get this sheet (Plate #102). There's four adorable sets of Teddy bears with some cute sayings to go with them. They are super cute. I colored my image using copic markers and mounted it on a dark red cardstock to make it pop off the card. I really wanted to use this adorable red star to match the paper, so I added a great saying from Plate #101 that says "I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation where we will sparkle in the heavens forever. Amy Tan" The I used some bling that would be like the line of light you would see from a falling star.
I can't wait to use the other Teddy Bear stamps and share cards of them with you! I currently have a blog candy contest running, it started on Feb 14th (CLICK HERE), be sure to sign up as the best prize is a wonderful set of beautiful stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps!! WOO HOO!!
Today I want to show you a card I created with Snow Fae, one of the fabulous and magical stamps of the Rachel Andersons Collection. You can find it on plate 95. It comes together with three other lovely designs, or is available as single stamp as well.
This lovely fairy goes very well with the very cold and icy weather we have over here. We haven't see the sun since days, but this sweet Snow Fae haves such a warm and light charisma, although surrounded by cold snow.
supplies I used;
Distress Ink on 300 gram watercolor paper
cardstock and iridescent white paper by Artoz (local company)
designer paper by Rico Design
punch by Martha Stewart
paper flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
pins by Whiff of Joy
ribbon, lace and beads from my stash
The sentiment is cut out of a sheet of designer paper
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I really tried something new with this project. I'd never done a black background like this before. I was after a dramatic look and am really pleased with how this turned out! I colored the background with my black Copic then topped it with the Glossy Accents to give it the dimension and shine. I love how it makes the beautiful image just jump!