Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gears and Glass

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to work with the image Gears and Glass by Meredith Dillman.  I followed this month challenge theme for this creation of 'The Holiday's are Coming'.  As I keep saying I am not a lover of Christmas and I have to admit I don't like Halloween either, I guess it is because the kids have grown up and at the moment we live in different countries, the kids in the UK and hubby and I are in Saudi Arabia just now.  Anyway, back to my creation, during holiday festivities there are always lots of parties going on so my card is party based :) with the floral background representing leaves and flowers falling for Autumn and the lovely lady all dressed up in her finest attire for Halloween and Christmas parties.  Hope I get away with my off the wall thinking hahahaha.

To begin with I printed and coloured the image with Promarkers.  I then added clear embossing powder to her shoes and holographic embossing powder to her wings and the lights.  Trying something new, I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool - very odd to use but easy peasy.
Promarkers used
There is not much work in the embellishing of this card, just some lace and a border which I added text to before printing.  A couple of corner dies (Tattered Lace) and that was it.  However not an easy card in my book, the image took me about 2 hours to colour, so quick on the card, timely on the colouring :)

  • Image -  Gears and Glass by Meredith Dillman
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Tattered Lace corners
  • Backing paper - Crafters Companion
  • Lace and buttons from my stash
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a happy crafting day ahead of you :) :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Featured Artist Ching Chou Kiuk's Night Dreamer

 Here's a beautiful Sweet Pea stamp from artist Ching-Chou Kuik.   I love her stunning ladies and gorgeous mermaids.  This one is really a keeper.    The image is called Night Dreamer.  Be sure and check out the artist's original coloring as it is so very different from my own.

Here's a close up of the image I colored using Copic markers

Hope you are having a great week and getting some crafting in too.  Check out all of Ching-chou Kuik's images at the Sweet Pea store, both in Digi as well as rubber format.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Featured Artist Week: Olivia's View

Hello Everyone,

I am checking in today with a new card I did with one of the beautiful images from Ching Chou Kuik's called The Moth.  The sentiment comes with the rubber stamp set and love it so much as well.

I colored the image with my Copics. I used my Copics to make the background as well on the image and added some Liquid Pearl. The vine background was created with a stamp and used two different ink colors.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Featured Artist Week: Lina's View

The very first stamps I bought from Sweet Pea Stamp, was by Ching Chou Kuik. And I never looked back. I absolutely love and adore her images. Today I've made a coloring video, using my Copics and one of her gorgeous images.

The Copics I used to color are:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13
Leaves: G82, G94, G99
Fawn: E40, E41, E42, E43
Bunny: E21, E23, E25
Ears: R01, R02
Mushrooms: E40, E41, E42, E43, R24
Hair: E97, YR14, YR18, E19
Eyes: B00, B02, B04, B18
Hood: W1, W3, W5, V91, V93, V95, E71, E74, E77
Background: BG0000, BG000, C1

Since autumn is closing in, and it's so fitting with the name of the stamp, I decided to keep everything in warm orange and green colors. No special fold to the card this time.

The image is Autumn Trio by Ching Chou Kuik. Available in the Sweet Pea Stamp store as rubber and digi.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
- Lina

Guest Designer: Sylvia

Lynette asked me to be part of the GDT...
And yes.. I would love to..
It is good to be home a little...

I have made a MDF hanger, using ©Charity Dauenhauer's Pearl- DIGI
And I decided to do something totally out of my comfort zone.
I made a Mixed Media Piece with the 
gorgeous digi stamp from Charity Dauenhauer.
I colored her up with promarkers and Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils.

I played with some gesso, molding paste and some sprays.
I just added some flowers, seashells and more seastuff.

It was fun to play and to be a GDT.

Thank you and maybe I'll see you around!

Big hugs, Sylvia xxx

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Featured Artist Week: Tera's View

   Our featured artist this week is Ching Chou Kuik and I have to say that making the choice of which image to use was a tough one - I have soooo many of her images - the first images I ever purchased from Sweet Pea Stamps were from this wonderful artist!!!
  I decided to use one of my newer images called 'Night Dreamer'
  I colored her with prismacolor pencils and cut her out with a Spellbinders die. I edged the main image with a gold metallic pen and added some teal colored flowers, a green ribbon and a gold corner sticker. The base of the card is a dark teal.
  I had such fun coloring her.
Have a great day!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Featured Artist - Jane's view. Ching Chou-Kuik, Pink Peony

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps for our Artist Week where the whole team are using images by Ching Chou-Kuik.  I have chosen to work with the image Pink Peony

I started off by colouring the image with Promarkers.  Once coloured I fuzzy cut the image, not an easy image to fussy cut with the strands of hair but I did not want any white paper on this card.

Promarkers used

I added Liquid Pearls to the fan and parts of the clothing.
Next I covered my card base with some gorgeous paper I bought about 4 years ago (as it is a favourite  I don't use it often <g>).  I recently bought a beautiful die - Joanna Sheen - Large Filigree Fan which I thought would be perfect for this card.  I cut the die 4 times to make the fan shape using the same cream card I used for my card blank.  Two ideas in my head, either cut the corner away as I have shown here or remove the whole section behind the fan.
After some thought I decided on my second thought and removed all the card blank area from behind the fan.
Onto the tag.  For this I used a Just Right stamp which I stamped in green and then used clear embossing powder.  This was cut out using a Spellbinder circle die.  Next I cut some of my beautiful paper in a slightly larger Spellbinder circle die and air brushed it with my Peony Rose Promarker. The final die used for the background is from Sizzix called For The Record 2
Finally I airbrushed some white organza flowers and also a piece of organza ribbon.
 Finally I assembled the card.  Inside view
 Front view.

  • Image -  Pink Peony by Ching Chou-Kuik
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Joanna Sheen - Large Filigree Fan, Spellbinders Circles and Sizzix - For The Record 2
  • Backing paper - can't remember now sorry
  • Ribbon, flowers and organza ribbon from my stash
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a happy crafting day ahead :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Featured Artist Week - Sande's View

Sande here with you today showing a card using featured Artist image: Ching Chou Kuik.

This gorgeous image is one of Ching Chou Kuik's lovely images "Northern Nightfall".
 Soooo beautiful! I did use my Copics by coloring it. The image can be found as a rubber and as a digital. 

There is much more fabulous images at Sweet Pea Stamps so don't forget to pop over!
Hope you'll get some inspiration here and create something great!

Hugs, Sande xx

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Karen Middleton's Little Water Can

Karen Middleton's Little Water Can

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pumpkin Kitty

Here's an awesome image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Charmaine Flannery called Pumpkin Kitty.  I totally loved this image as soon as it came out.  I am sure many of you know how fond I am of Halloween. I had to do up this image in an orange/pink combo.
I added a Sweet Pea sentiment Happy Halloween from Halloween Sheet 1.  Here's a closeup of the stamp I used for this card.

Be sure and check out this artist stamps in the Sweet Pea store.  If you are getting ready for the holiday, Sweet Pea has a bunch of Halloween/Fall theme stamps.  I hope to be making lots of them as it's definitely my favorite topic.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 21, 2014

HURRY! extended through Today, August 22, 2014

Conie Fong-Mother and Baby Girl

Hello everyone. I decided to  add some new baby stash cards in my pile since many of my friends and family are back into baby fever again. This image by Conie Fong-Mother and Baby Girl is just perfect for this.

I colored the image with my Copics. The paper is actually a mixed of papers from MME paper stash I have. I have some preprinted vellum pieces in my stash and thought it would be nice to include them for a sentiment. Used my Spellbinders for the image as well.

Copics used:

Hair: 79,77,71,70
Skin: E11, E00,
Mom Dress: R85,83,81
Baby Dress: V21,20
Touch of W3 for the grey trim.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fairy Lights

The level of details in Meredith Dillman's gorgeous images are amazing. I love coloring her pictures, over and over again. I seem to always find more pretty little things, like little bows or butterflies, or lace peeking out from underneath layers of fabric.

I decided to go for rather light colors with the fairy, and as always, I used my copics.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Hair: E50, E51, E33, E57
Pink: RV000, RV00, RV10, RV11
Green: G20, G40, G43
Grey: C0, C2, C4, C6
Brown: E71, E74, E77
Sky: B60
Red: R14, R24
Butterflies: Y13, Y15, Y17
Fram: C4, C6, C8
Jewels: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15

My favorite card fold is the easel card, but I amde it with a bit of a twist this time. Only half of the card folds up, which lets the flowers and the 'fence paper' stick up. Giving the entire card an airy feel.

The image I used is Hanging Fairy Lights by Meredith Dillman, found at the Sweet Pea Stamp store as both rubber and digital stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Clara Journal - Tera

   Another journal - this one with a steampunk flair. 'Clara' here is a great steampunk image by Charmaine Flannery - I have used her for several steampunk projects :)
  I colored her with koh-I-noor pencils and then cut her out with a Spellbinders die. I coated her with sepia effects from Ranger. The next layer was also cut with a Spellbinders die. I covered the book with some paper that I found with goggles on it - LOVE that it matches so well with Clara and her goggles :)
  Added some paper flowers, some feathers, 2 metal charms from Tim Holtz - wings and a bird cage.... and lastly added some bronze pearl drops with a viva d├ęcor pen.
  Have a great day!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Imortal Dreams

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to use the stunning image 'Imortal Dreams' by Charmaine Flannery.

To begin with I removed the white background from the digi making it a transparent.  The image was then placed on some digital paper (Crafter's Companion  - Nov 2012 - Autumn Floral Delight set) and I added a shadow effect.  To finish off I added a text sentiment.   Once printed I then coloured the image with Promarkers.

Promarkers used
 Next I printed the belt from the Autumn Floral Delight set twice.  On on I used eyelets to give the printed image a more realistic look. On the second I only used the buckle, this was then overlaid over the first belt section so the eyelets were behind the buckle.
 Using the blue gingham paper from the set I cut my mount for my image and used the remainder of the printed sheet to make some matching flowers using Spellbinders-Bitty-Blossoms-6.  The centers of the flowers were finished off with a wee brown bead and some stamens which I coloured with my gold Promarker.
 To finish off I added gold peel off stickers to the edges of the mount and image, some metal wings which were attached to a necklace I found in a charity shop and could not stop myself buying hahaha,  and finally some real feathers.

All done :)

  • Image -  'Imortal Dreams' by Charmaine Flannery.  
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders-Bitty-Blossoms-6
  • Backing paper - Crafter's Companion  - Nov 2012 - Autumn Floral Delight set
  • Feathers, wing charms, beads and stamens from my stash
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a lovely crafting day ahead :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Water lily Mermaid Sande's View

Hiya everyone, it's Sande here with you today.

 Today I am showcasing you another fabulous Artist: Elaine Cox. So many fantastic images of her can be found at Sweet Pea Stamps. I have used this lovely Water lily Mermaid on my card and colored her with my Copics. If you prefair rubber stamp or digital images this lovely one can be found in both ways.

Doesn't it look like she is in actual water? Sparkles so nicely. 
 The image can be found at the store as a digital. 

You can find much more fabulous images at the Sweet Pea Stamps so don't forget to pop over!
Hope you'll get some inspiration here and create something fabulous!

Hugs, Sande xx

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Variations week - Mitzi's Pumpkin Sprite - Tera's view

   I am using Mitzi's 'Pumpkin Sprite' today and isn't she just too cute!!!
  I couldn't resist coloring her up 2 different ways.
I used my prismacolor pencils and on the first one added some purple to her 'hair' and the second one I used yellows and oranges.
  This sweet image is available as a rubber stamp.
  I for one and a bi ready for fall - its was a hot one here in Florida today!!!
   Have a great day!!!

Cherry Pickin'

Digi stamp: Heather Valentine: Cherry Pickin'

Hugs Milo <3