Hi my dear Sweet Pea lovers out there. Karina here today. I have three cards to share with you today. Have fun look at them.
Lately I was so much in the mood for making a Halloween card. No wonder if you see those gorgeous new stamps of the fabulous artist ching-chou kuik. Take a look at them HERE. For my card I used 'Duo' and you can find it on plate # 148. On this plate you can find three more amazing Halloween themed image, and comes as a single stamp as well.
For this card I used a paper I love so much. It is perfect for Halloween themed cards. It is from My Mind's Eye and is called Blackbird. The borders I punched out is from the backside of this paper. I used a grass die from Magnolia for this. Coloured as mostly with Distress Inks on heavy Watercolour Paper.
The next card is made with another beautiful stamp from the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art collection. It is an elder one but still one of my faves. This beauty is called 'Purple Comfort' and you can find this stamp on plate # 47, where she comes with three more amazing images. Available as a single stamp as well on SALE right now!!
For this card I used this wonderful paper from Bo Bunny called Jazmyne Twilight. Border die is from Magnolia and the flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts. The gems and ribbon is from my stash. Coloured as well with Distress Inks on 300 gram Watercolour Paper.
And the third and last card I show you today is made with an image by the wonderful artist Karen Middleton. It is called 'Fairy Friends'. You can find this sweet image on plate # 114together with three more cute images. And is available as a single stamp as well.
For this card I challenged myself with not using any designer papers. So instead I took out my embossing folders which gives a nice effect as well. I distressed it a bit to give it more effect. I really use those folders too less. I guess I have to change that. The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart, the other ones are from Spellbinders. The other embellishments are from my stash. And coloured here again with Distress Inks on heavy Watercolour paper.
I hope you enjoyed taking a journey through my latest creations. I am glad you've visited us which is always so much appreciated. Have a wonderful and magical day.
I am not very familiar with "steam punk", but man this is a cool image that was so fun to color! Meredith Dillman is an incredible artist and it was a pleasure to work with her stamp!
Image-Steam Punk Fairy Doll, Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps
Stamp Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Print and Solid Color Card Stocks-unknown
Here's a beautiful image from Sweet Pea artist ching-chou kiuk called Spring Butterfly. This stamp is sold individually or on Plate #143. My coloring of this image is so different from the artist depiction. Be sure to go an look at the link I included to see how the artist colored the image, then you can see how different it looks here with the color palette that I selected.
I added a sweet saying from plate #77 "Garden Fairies come at dawn Bless the flowers, then they're gone." She looks just like a Garden Fairy doesn't she? playing with the butterflies? I added some simple flowers and bling along with a cute butterfly. I used a wonderful die cut frame from Spellbinders to cut out my image.
How much can I love a stamp? Enough to marry it? well then, Joanne Schempp's WINGS OF LOVE... Will you marry me? This is such a cool stamp and I had a great time creating with it! This card just sort of evolved and the inspiration was the sparkly paper. It is yellow and has a purple flare to it. Of course... it NEVER photographs well... but it made me get out the purple and yellow and start creating!
This is a close up of the details and the flowers that I made as well...
I love stamps that need to be colored... they make me happy and I love the creative process that goes into it!
Who doesn't like packages, especially when they are wrapped all pretty and filled with gifts, right?
Cupcakes and Presents, Plate #31 is one of my favorite sets because it's so versatile and can be colored very quickly. And that, my friends, is always a good thing because I am always doing things at the last minute :-).
I again went to my favorite standby for the sentiment, Simply Verticals, Plate #4 and just cut the letters apart to create the sentiment horizontally.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the sales over at the Sweet Pea Stampsshop.....
In the next couple weeks I will be signing with a new artist, I can not tell you right now, but as soon as I can, you will release this info to you all. I am so geeked about it, and I know you all will be as well. So check back soon!
Hopefully those of you that have ordered, or won the Wacky Wednesday from Canada, can be shipped on Monday. At least that is what my post office had stated, so lets keep out fingers crossed that the strike is over.
Today Nataliya shares another wonderful creation for the month. This card features ching-chou kuik's Spring Night.
Isn't this a lovely card? Thanks Nataliya for your wonderful submission! We hope you have enjoyed Nataliya's wonderful artwork this month and look forward to seeing more during the upcoming Customer Submission Weeks!
Here's a great stamp called Sakura Spirit designed by Sweet Pea artist Merdith Dillman (plate #137). I love her wonderful images. I really wanted this image to stand out on a card, so I used a simple background of metallic glazed paper and added a wonderful punch on top in a color that matched her eyes. I used five shades of blues on her outfit and extremely pale colors on her skin tones, almost like china white. Though the image is not an anime image at all, it very much makes me think of that due to the color scheme that I chose.
Meredith Dillman has a huge variety of images and they are all very detailed and wonderful fun for coloring, which I enjoy! She's definitely one of my Sweet Pea favorites.
I love Karen Middleton's art. The whimsy of these darling little images really appeals to me! SO... when I saw this darling little fairie princess... I knew it had to be special... and one thing led to another... and here is my creation... A birthday and special occasion reminder, date book , and note pad for gifts...
ALL IN ONE PLACE!!! I made this from a CD folder that I purchased on line.
This is the cover... I got a little bit carried away...but that is not unusual for me!!!I even made the LARGE
3-D flowers myself too!!!
here is a close up of the precious little gal
Inside,there is a little calendar on one side and it is mounted on a pocket that you can use for notes or receipts!
on the opposite side there is a spot for 3 tabbed pages to jot notes, dates or gift ideas on... and a little altered notepad as well! I embossed the word CELEBRATE with a stamp from Karen Middleton's sheet 14 plate 161! Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed this project!