Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lina's YouTube Video coloring Tori the Dragon Raining Hearts

To The Moon and Back - Jane's view

Hi folks, hope you day is going well.  Time for me to share another Sweet Pea creation, this time a candle using the fabulous image Courtney McAnsh's To the Moon and Back.

To begin with I sprayed my tissue paper with a light adhesive spray and stuck it to some A4 paper.  I then printed my candle wrapper.  I know some folks use paper when covering candles but I find this far to heavy and suspect it it a bit of a fire hazard.
Normally I create my candle wrappers 100% digitally but many artist do not allow digital colouring of their digi images.  Recently, while in the UK I invested in the Spectrum Noir blendable crayons and wondered if it would be possible to colour on tissue paper with them as they are fairly soft.  Success :) :) After my wee practice I coloured this image with the SN blendable crayons.
Next I removed the backing paper and attacked my low tack wrapper to my candle.
After having wrapped it in wax paper I then used my heat gun to melt the wax from the candle through the tissue paper.  Once done, I then added some candle gold dust in areas on the background and then, finished off with some water based candle varnish for a lovely sheen.
And here is the finished candle.
  • Courtney McAnsh's To the Moon and Back
  • Background by me
  • Candle
  • Tissue paper
  • Candle varnish
  • Heat gun
  • Gold dust for candle
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a happy crafting day ahead of you :)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Design Team Call

We are opening our design team doors! 

Now's the time to apply for a spot on the Sweet Pea Stamps design team! Applications will be accepted through November 30 with the new design team being announced on December 3!

Design Team positions will run from January 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015.

To apply:
  1. First you must like and comment in the post on our facebook page. Then share it on your facebook wall. Sharing and liking our facebook posts is a daily requirement
  2. Second, you must create a project and share it on your facebook page, tagging Sweet Pea Stamps as your design team application. 
  3. Third, post a new creation on your blog. Return to the post on our facebook page and add a link to that blog post. 

We would love it if you use Sweet Pea Stamps images in your dt application creations but they are not required. Good Luck!

Regan Kubecek - 'Runaway Ruby' - Graffitti style- Tera's view

   I have a little project for you today that is defiantly a bit out of my normal box but it was really fun to do.
  It is a true 'mixed media' project as I have used a piece of my encaustic wax, and a zentangle piece, in addition to my main image and then added another graffiti style element with a zentangle twist to it....
  The main image I used is called 'Runaway Ruby' by Regan Kubecek and I colored her with prismacolor pencils.
  I thought that in her travels as she ran away from home Ruby must have done a lot of walking and anytime you walk in the city you are bound to see some graffiti. I layered her to a die cut and then to the graffiti stuff - adding the phrase to the side of her afterwards.(It says RUNAWAY - in case you cant read it - added some tangles to it too and its not as easy to read as when it was plain, but it looks more graffiti - ish that way....)
   All for today - Take Care

Friday, November 28, 2014

Featured Artist Regan Kubecek, Have a Skully Christmas!

 Here's an image I just HAD to get. It's a fun Sweet Pea image from artist Regan Kubecek.  She's our featured artist on the Sweet Pea blog this week.  This stamp is called Have a Skully Christmas.  Be sure and check out her image on the website to see how very different it looks in the colors she has versus my coloring here.
I did the whole card in pink mono tone complete with cute little pink centers in the flowers that have skulls inside them!  The Merry Christmas sign is made of wood that I colored black and I put black lights on the pink Christmas tree.  Believe it or not, my local store actually has PINK Christmas trees!  Here's a close up of this wonderful image:
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are not working on some marvelous Christmas cards.  Drop by our Facebook group and share what you make with us:  Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans
Have a great weekend!  Cheers, Holley

Artist of the Week Nataliya's View

Hello crafters. It's time for me to post at Sweet Pea Stamps blog. For my Artist of the Week inspiration, i used image Wish you Well, by Regan Kubecek.
Sentiment is also from SPS Shop.
View on some of mine embellishments.

Have fun day.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Featured Artist Week - Regan Kubecek's Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you All.
As it's Thanksgiving Day today, and my day to post a creation here, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to create a Thanksgiving Card.  Our featured Artist this week is Regan Kubecek, and her 'Thanksgiving' image is perfect for this special occasion.

You can find this gorgeous image along with many more by Regan Kubecek in the Sweet Pea Stamp Store in both Rubber and Digital Format.  You can find full details of how I created my project and more pictures over on my blog, so please do come visit me.

I'd like to wish you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving where ever you are in the World.
Bye for now

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Featured Artist-Olivia's View

Welcome back to Sweet Pea Stamps. This week all the members of the fabulous DT are Featuring the gorgeous images from artist-Regan Kubecek.

I decided to create this card from the lovely image called Hopeful Heart.

I colored the image with my Copics and used paper from my stash. The sentiment is from my sticker stash.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Featured Artist Regan Kubecek- Fine Things by Ria....

Hi, it is Ria here with my view on artist Regan Kubecek's Fine Things digistamp.

First I am showing you Fine Things colouring that I did as an Early morning colouring a couple weeks ago on FB. I coloured her with a new brand alcohol marker that I got Stylefile markers. As I only got a red and blue tone set I had to use all these colours and normally I would not think of combining these together but in the end it all worked perfectly together.

Especially when I found a digital craftkit that uses the same colourtones so I created an totally digital card, That I can use to send to a friend overseas and personalize it when needed :) as I am really bad at sending out cards ;) yes I know I have about 500 cards in my Purplelicious Craftroom and I just can't part with them it seems ;)

Well I hope you enjoyed my work with the gorgeouss Fine Things stamp from Regan Kubecek at Sweet Pea Stamps.

hugss Ria

Monday, November 24, 2014

Blog Hop Winner

The winner for our blog hop commentator is Applejack cards by sue! Please email jennifer to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our hop and join us next month for another great hop!

Owls - Sande's views

Hello you lovely crafters!
Sande here with you today showcasing a card using this fabulous image by Regan Kubecek.

What a lovely couple of owls! The image has called "Owl Always Love You".

 This cutie can be found at the Sweet Pea Stamps store 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!

Don't forget to come back every day and see other DT's outstanding creations!
Hugs, Sande xx

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Featured Artist Week: Jane's View

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps for our Featured Artist Week where the whole team are using images from Regan Kubecek.  I have chosen to work with the image Regan Kubecek's Zoe and make a bag for a change.  This image shouted pink and black to me <g>

To begin with I covered a white gift back with some rather scrumptious black snake skin paper.
 Next I coloured the digi with Promarkers
 Promarkers used
 Back to the bag.  I attached some stunning pink and gold trim around the top of the bag.

Next I mounted the digi and cut some hearts using Cherry Lyn's Heart to Heart Doily
To finish off I made a tag using the same heart die and added a sentiment.  Black beads and a gold heart charm were added to the bottom of the heart tag.  Onto the dreaded task of bow tying, something I am far from good at.

And here we are, the finished bag.  My lights are being being a pain and I can't get them right today so I apologies for the red trim which should be pink and the washed out text on the tag grrrrrrrrr.

  • Image -  Regan Kubecek's Zoe
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Cherry Lyn's Heart to Heart Doily
  • Covering paper, charm, beads, braid and ribbon from my stash
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a happy crafting day ahead of you :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fancy Boceto

  Todays project uses a beautiful image from Eny Guerrero called 'Fancy Boceto' .
  This image reminds me of Mardis Gras and I started out planning to do her in purple but the pinks and maroons just kinda fell into my hands instead :)
  I colored her with prismacolor pencils and cut her out with a Spellbinders die. I edged the main panel with gold metallic pen and then layered it to a maroon panel. The base is some pretty scrapbook paper with a big pink flower on it and then I added some ribbons and some gold corner stickers and a couple rhinestones. I thought about adding some glitter to her mask but decided I liked it the way it was - so now I will have to do one in purple with a glittered mask LOL :)
  All for today - Take Care

Christmas Angel by Karen Middleton, Milo´s view

Christmas Angel by Karen Middleton

Hugs Milo =)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Inspiration With Nataliya

 Good day all. Here is another card i made for Sweet Pea Stamps Blog. This time i used stamp by Ching Chou Kuik "Sparkling Angel". You can find this image HERE.
So here is my White on White card with a splash of color.
 To color image i used Prisma pencils and Copic markers. Heat embossed edges and inked with distress ink. I used also two embossing folders for the background papers
 Added cute fish button and die cuts leaves . for more sparkles i used glitter .
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Nataliya

La Calvera Catrina

Here's a great Dia de los Muertos stamp from Sweet Pea artist Regan Kubecek.  This beautiful image is called La Calvera Catrina.  I love this artist's beautiful images. I added a Dia de los Muertos die cut skull in shimmery silver and some vibrant flowers on a flower background card.  Bright colors are very prominent on Dia de los Muertos d├ęcor.
Here's a close up of the stamp

There's a great contest going on over at the One Sweet Challenge site and the theme is Dia de los Muertos.  There's so many gorgeous stamps that you can choose from at the store.  There's a category that they are included in "Halloween Fall Thanksgiving" section.  Join in the fun!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Helena Reis's The Book Fairy - Suzi's view

Good Day All, Today I'd like to share with you my card featuring the very pretty 'The Book Fairy' by Helena Reis.  She looks so happy perched on the shelf with those books, I wonder what she could be reading, Whatever it is, I'm sure it's pretty magical.  Please visit my blog for full details on how I made my card, along with a couple more pictures.

You can find The Book Fairy along with many more beautiful image by Helena Reis in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store in both Rubber and Digital format, I'm sure you'll see something that captures your heart.

Wishing you all a magical day
Bye for now

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ching Chou Kuik Keep in Faith

Today for Sweet Pea Stamps I am showcasing one of the newest rubber stamps  by Ching Chou Kuik's called Keep in Faith

I really love this skin combo that I used to give her a more sun tanned looked and got to use some of my MME paper stash pile.

Copics used are:

Skin: E25,E23, E21,R34
Hair: E49, E57, E53
Sunflowers: Y19,15,11, YR04 with a touch of stickles
Eyes: BV11,BV00

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snowflake Wonder - Ria's View

Hello Sweet Pea's :)
today I want to show you this awesome little dragon from Lisa Victoria and it is called 
Snowflake Wonder....
I coloured him with Stylefile markers 428-416-562-554-316-600 and enhanced it with purple and blue pencils with sansodor.

And here is the stepper card that I created with it. The sentiment is also from Sweet Pea Stamps. I cut it out with a round die and inked the edges.

Little close up of the dragon and his flakes....

Don't forget there is a DT Call at the moment and we are searching for some talented ladies/gentlemen that want to share the Sweet Pea Stamp love around in Blogland and other social media's.

I hope you enjoyed my card :) hugs Ria

Monday, November 17, 2014

Good Morning!!! Denise here

I made an envelope card using Concetta Kilmer's 'Mr and Mrs Christmas Sweets'
Isn't this sweet? These are very addicting, all it takes is one 12" x 12" paper and just folding.

I added glossy accents to most of the candies.

It opens like this and you can put your sentiment, tickets, money, or
 what-ever-else you desire inside.

The back even has pockets that you can use too!