Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Barbie's new wardrobe

I haven't been stamping much lately cause I've been spending my spare time sewing a new wardrobe for my neice's Barbie's. So far she has 4 new "Ball Gowns" :

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Easter Eggs

I painted these wooden eggs using acrylics, then decorated them with various rub-ons. I finished them with a gloss varnish to make them shiny :)

Katie's Play Date

I invited some friends (and my Mom) over to play with my stamps last night, and here are the cards I came up with. I love how the creativity flows (and the wine!) when a group gets together!
My mom & I made this one together. We used Comfort Food stamp set. The dotted BG was made by inking the dotted texture plate for the Big Shot with Real Red ink, then run a piece of white cs through. The edges are done with the new Eyelet Border punch from SU, and the card base is Chocolate Chip.
For this one I used Polka Dot Punches from the SAB catty, stamped in Handsome Hunter on Very Vanilla cs. It's layered on Creamy Caramel and Handsome Hunter cs. The Very Vanilla BG was run through the Big Shot with the swirly texture plate. The card base is Certainly Celery, and the size of this card is 4 1/4" square.

For this one I used Botanical Blooms from SAB catty, with watercolor crayons on watercolor paper, then stamped outline in Basic Black. The card base is Old Olive.

This is another card using Comfort Food stamp set. The striped piece is Classic Stripes BG stamp. Colors for this one are Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, and Very Vanilla.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Monkey for Greg

This card is for my nephew, Greg. He'll be 4 in a couple of weeks, and Aunt Katie always teases him & tells him he's a monkey! I used Sock Monkey (obviously!), stamped with black Stazon & colored with Prismacolor pencils. The background is Taken With Teal, run through the Big Shot with Harlequin texture plate & inked w/white craft. Buttons are from Button Bouquet. TFL!

Card in 30 minutes or less!

Today's limited supplies challenge on SCS is to make a card in 30 minutes or less! I made this card in 25 minutes! Colors used are Pink Pirouhette, Old Olive, and Whisper White. Image and sentiment are from Echoes of Kindness, and stamped in black Stazon, and the flower image is colored with Prismacolor pencils. The main image panel is distressed on the edges, and "splattered" with Close to Cocoa ink. TFL!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sketch Challenge 218

I made this card for Sketch Challenge 218 on SCS. You can find the original challenge HERE.
I used Wonderful Watercolors stamp set, with Rich Regals watercolor crayons, and black Stazon ink for the main image panel and the two small strips. The background layer is stamped with Classic Stripes and Bella Toile, and the next-to-bottom layer is a scrap from a retired 6x6 prints pack. Colors used are Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, and Whisper White. The card is finished off with white grosgrain ribbon, vintage brads, and all edges sponged with Sahara Sand. TFL!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Birthday Sundae with a Cherry on Top!

I made this card for today's color challenge on SCS. The challenge today is to use Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip, and Kiwi Kiss on a card. I used Goody-Goody Gumdrops stamp set, with Classic Stripes BG stamp on the background. Image is colored with Stampin' Pastels using a blender pen, edge of main panel is sponged with Chocolate Chip, and "speckled" using a pool of Chocolate Chip reinker & toothbrush. I used the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlets die and Big Shot machine to make the Pink Passion swirls on the corners, and the cherry is highlighted with Crystal Effects.