Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bombshell Blog Hop!!!

It is Blog Hop time over at Bombshell Stamps If you arrived from Kelli's blog you are on the right track, and if not, then head on over to the Bombshell Stamps blog  to start your journey off. This month Ms. Alison chose a Color challenge with a pallete of oranges (shudder says the Aggie) and a touch of blue that she found on


She asked that we use at least 3 of the colors shown above. I tried to take it a step farther because I am a suck up. HEE HEE.

I used Y21 and BG11 and airbrushed the background. I colored the yellow and oranges of the butterflies from Butterfly Queen. I used all sorts of copic colors to get the different shades (see below) The sentiment is from the Banner Sayings set. Once I was done, I fussy cut them out and placed them in crazy places on the card to look like the leaves in the inspiration picture. Because tha antennae were a little to difficult to cut, I drew them in. I used redline tape on their bodies and then I used foam dots of different thicknesses on the different butterflies to make their wings raise to give it some dimension.

I made this card with a friend and co-worker in mind. I was a little late for her birthday. BAD ME!  The butterflies colored up and flying up this way for some reason reminded me of her.

Now it is time for you to hop along on your journey.

Bombshell Blog:
Mary G.: blog:
Alaine:   <<< YOU ARE HERE!!!!!
Glittery Katie:
Celina Anthony:
Sparkly Mary (The Birthday Girl!):

Hope to see you back here again soon!!!

Copic Colors Used -- Y11, 21, 23, 26, 28, YR02, 07, 09, 14, 16, E07, 08, 09, BG10, 11
Stamps Used - - Bombshell Stamps Butterfly Queen and Banner Sayings


Monday, November 28, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

Had a blast with this simple little Christmas tree. I love these Mindscapes images. They are just so much fun and I can stare at them forever!!!

The oval was airbrushed with B32 I think. :-) I then stamped the image and sentiment (Flourishes) with Black Versafine and then clear embossed them.Once done I added crystal Stickles to various areas. After mounting them... I ran the bottom white cardstock through the Matha Stewart Score Board.

OK... now I am going to go upstairs and try to ignore the fact that it is raining STILL. Have a great week, and please join me back here on Wednesday for the Bombshell Blog Hop!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Christmas Ghoul and some Special Deal Info

I feel like it has been forever since I posted anything. It has been quite a while. But I finally was able to get my craft on and work on a few things. I have a card to share for you that I got a giggle out of. It is a classic Christmas card with a Ghouly twist.

Going through my already printed / stamped images I came across the ever so lovely bride of Frankenstein and thought she needed to spread a little Christmas Cheer:

She put on her Christmas bandages, and is here to wish one and all Happy Holidays.  I colored her up with G02, 05, 07, 09 and R00, 02, 05, 08.Her skin is W1, 3, 4.

I really like how she turned out. Also, I want to let you all know Bombshell Stamps is having a SALE:

It's Bombshell's Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale!

Receive 25% off your entire purchase from NOW through Monday, Nov. 28!

Just use coupon code "CYBR30" at check out!

See you all back again soon. I am working on more Christmas Goodies.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Theme Challenge - Waste Not Want Not

Hello All - - It is that time again - for us to get together and play along with our Monthly Pin-Ups challenge for the month.

Celina, Ms. November, has given us a GREAT challenge this month - to only use leftovers to create our card. All I could think about when I thought of leftovers was CRAZY Quilts.

I took a bunch of paper scraps and pieced them together in different configurations. For my first attempt I used straight lined piecing. I looked at a bunch of different crazy quilt "stitches" to decorate the edges. Some turnedout much better than others. LOL. These were done with enamel accents.  The main focal image is from the Love and Luck stamp set. I stamped it on an off white scrap with some really juicy Inksentials Pigment ink. This ink works really really well if you are not coloring with copics. It can stamp really black and also because of its juiciness works well on textured paper like I used here.

Once I har my image and heat embossed with Clear EP, I got out the Stickles and went to town. I used three different colors - Burgandy and two different greens. Once I dried it out I placed it on the black and added the dots for the "stitches" so that I had an applique on my card.

Ok... Now if you haven't been to the Bombshell Stamps blog - you should head over there and check it out. There is some great inspiration this month, and you can even enter to win some free RUBBER. YAY!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Floating a Sketch by you!

Yay verily it is that time again... time for the Sketch challenge over at Bombshell stamps. Kathi, as usual, has come up with a delightful sketch, and I am ever so thankful for it this time as it helped me get my mojo on this month.

I chose the LOVELICIOUS Mermaid Treasure stamps to make this card.  For the sentiment I masked off the Last two words and just stamped the first two... then I masked off the first two words and stamped the second two below the first. So it FITS!!!

For the mermaid, I want to tell you a little bit about how I get the colors. I REALLY enjoy combining colors on different thing. For example - The base coat of the Mermaid tail was YG11. I colored the tail COMPLETELY. Then I added deeper colors with B12 and B14. I blended back with the B12 to lighten it a bit, but I then colored over all of it again with the YG11. This gives the colors some really pretty depth and you get an overall feel that is different than either of the two color palettes alone.  YAY.

So... The remainder of her was colored with Y000, 11, 13 and YR14 for her hair. And the skin tones are E00, 11, 13. Also the Flower is R11, 14, 17.

I was so excited to find the paper... It was in a stash of old Sizzix little sizzlets paper I had that I had so completely forgotten about. I squeeeeed when I saw it, it works so well for water!!!  Ok now - go on over to the Bombshell Stamps blog and CHECK IT OUT!!! There is some seriously beautifimus schtuff going on over there.

See you again soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snowy Delights

Flourishes is having the Snowy Delights challenge for their release week challenge and I HAD to join in... Ok... I admit it I am very very very desirous of wining free rubber, therefore I had to join in. LOL..

I had a lot of fun coloring up this lovely Cardinal. I started by using some a Distress pad to sponge on the blue color. Once I had that done I stamped the image with Memento and started coloring.  R24, 27, 29 and 89 was used to color the Cardinal and the berries. The branches are E23, 25. Once I was done, I got to make it SNOW! I took a really small paintbrush and used the Copic Opaque White to add snow to the branches and to the berries.

For the sentiment I used the same distress inks to get the background to match and then stamped with Versafine and clear embossed it.

I so cannot wait to see what Flourishes stamps are getting ready to release this week. 

Have a great week!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Card - Friendly Flier

Ok. It has been a while since I made an Outlines Card, but I still LOVE their stamps, and I REALLY love using them for Christmas Cards. They are having a challenge this week over at the Outlines Challenge Blog for Friendly Fliers... Well this one just struck my funny bone - and I KEPT coming back to this stamp.

See Cuz Santa FLIES!!!! HEE HEE. And he is FRIENDLY. So... there you go.

For the colors I used R3x, E3x, Y11, and Y3x and E3x. I did use a bit of E04 on the bricks to add some red dimensions to them.

Hope you have a great week, and I hope to see you again soon.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

CAS Time

Hey there all you people... It has been a Lot o' Crazy at work these last few weeks. Unfortunately it won't get much better for another couple of weeks; but, after that Hopefully it will be just a Lot o' Crazy at home for the Holidays.

So, these last few days I haven't created much, but what I have created has leaned WAY to the Clean and Simple land. I love CAS cards... as long as there is some coloring. :-)  I have two cards to share with you today that are CAS.

The first card is a combination of a Karen Lockhart stamp (the image) and a ThereSheGoes sentiment. I used a YG2x, BV2x, R2x and Y2x as the primary colors along with some Cx colors

My second card today is using Flourishes stamps and Y3x colors with a little E33 added over the yellow to deepen the shadows. The glass table is BG0000, BG000. The Reds are the R3x series.
In both of these cards the sentiment is stamped with Versafine and then clear embossed.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Mine would look a little better if the Aggies would pick up some speed and Beat the Heck out of OU!!!! ACK... Almost halftime. Hope the second half goes better. :-)