Monday, June 28, 2010

More Red, White and Blue

Here is my second red, white, and blue card. I have made this one for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers red, white, and blue challenge and the Just Magnolia sketch challenge. I used a new Magnolia image that I hadn't used before that I think is absolutely
adorable called Bubbling Tilda.

I colored her in shades of red, white and blue with my copic markers and added some stickles to her wings. I added some dew drops to the bubbles she is blowing to give them a little bit of dimension. The flowers up in the corner were made by cutting out different sized scalloped circles on my cricut. You cut 8 or each size, ink the edges, and spray them with water, well to make it easier, here is a link to the youtube video. They are very easy to make and I think they really add a great look to the card. I finished the card off with a sentiment from the label accents set cut with a labels 4 nestabilitie.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Red, White, and Blue

Well, at this time of year you see a lot of red, white, and blue around in preparation for July 4th. I have made this little red, white, and blue Mimosa card from Bildmalarna in honor of the upcoming holiday.

I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and the color challenge from Bildmalarna Blog. This image is the super adorable Little Mimosa. I have colored her with my copic markers. It is kind of hard to tell in the picture, but there are several hints of sparkle that I added with my copic spica pens to her dress and bow. The paper I used is Cupcake from Basic Grey. The red piece on the side was embossed with my Cuttlebug stars embossing folder. I added a little bit of lace and ribbon to the top and some prima roses as well. The roses were actually white and I sprayed them with my copic airbrush so they would match the colors in the card. I placed the flowers on top of some pearl gems I found in the wedding department of the craft store (I'm not sure what the exact name is). The sentiment is from the label accents set from Scent With Love.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wedding Wednesday

It is Wedding Wednesday again on Bilmalarna Blog and it was my turn to create a wedding project with these adorable new wedding stamps. I chose to feature Mimo and Mimosa at an outdoor wedding this time and masked them with this arbor stamp. I cut the image out with a nestabilitie, but the wedding couple was actually larger than the arbor, so I cut out Mimosa's dress so that it would hang out of the nestabilitie when I cut it. I can't remember the name of this technique right now or I would post a link to the tutorial. I went over the entire image with shimmer chalk to give it a soft feel and then finished the card off with some lace and prima roses to add to the soft vintage feel of the paper.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Another Sketch Challenge

Seems like I have been doing a lot of sketch challenges lately. This one is for the challenge at Bildmalarna Blog. I love Bildmalarna stamps, the characters are absolutely adorable!!! So, here is a picture of the sketch we are using.

Here is my card.

I used this absolutely adorable of image of Mimosa in a bath tub that was part of the Bildmalarna Summer kit. Now, this kit is no longer available, but you can still get the Fall version at My color palette was inspired by different shades from the Cosmo Cricket background paper that I used. I also used a piece of the new Cosmo Cricket core'dinations cardstock which coordinates with the paper and comes pre-embossed. Mimosa is colored with my copic markers. I tried to grunge the image up a little bit by adding some shadows with my W1 marker so that the colors wouldn't be too bright and would go with the distressed vintage look of the papers. I finished it off with a grungy paper flower. This was made with 8 scalloped circles cut with my cricut. I then sprayed them with water, wadded them up, unfolded them, put a brad through all the layers, and then squeezed it into a flower shape. If this sounds confusing, if you look for paper flowers on youtube, you should be able to find the video.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

You Rock

Scrappy Frogs is having a sketch challenge. I found the sketch a little challenging which I guess is the point. Here is a picture of the sketch and then you will see my interpretation.

My daughter had to have this Girls Rock paper and the colors are really fun. When I saw this new Lily Rock Star stamp from Pink Cat Studios, I knew they would go perfectly together. I printed Lily off and colored her with my copic markers. Her hair is a combination of RV02, RV04, and RV06. It is hard to see in the photo, but I used black crystal lacquer on her boots and belt to give them a patent leather look. I had no idea what to do about the shape sticking out from behind the circle, and then I decided I could use a guitar. I cut the guitar from Indie Rock on my cricut out of cardstock to match the one Lily is holding. I then cut the guitar in half and taped each half to the back of the circle so that it would stretch across the card. The sentiment is from a House Mouse stamp and it is perfect for this image. I finished it up with some black and white hounds tooth ribbon. I colored the white with my copics to make it match the card.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

One More Father's Day Card

Well I had such a difficult time making the first father's day card, wouldn't it figure that I would have to make another one? This time the challenge was to make a father's day card for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers blog. I used one of my favorite Tildas- Sweetheart Tilda.

She's an oldy, but a goody! I placed her in an over sized chair to look like she is sitting in her Daddy's chair. I paper pieced the chair with some of the background paper (June Bug from Basic Grey). Tilda is colored with copic markers. The reds in her dress range from R24-R29, the blue in her socks is B39, her hair is a combination of E35, YR23, and Y21. Skin is R20 for her cheeks, E02, YR000, and E000. I also tried a new technique of ribbon pleating with the yellow ribbon. Not very hard and I think it added an interesting touch. I stamped the sentiment from Label Accents in red ink and cut it out with my labels 8 nestabilitie. I wouldn't say this card is exactly masculine, but it's not as girly as my other cards so maybe I'm on the right track.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A New House Mouse Card

Every month we have a new challenge on House Mouse and Friends. This month, our challenge is to create a card featuring the color pink and flowers. I chose to use this cute little image called Fragrant Friendship. If you hurry, you can grab this one while it's on sale at Stamping!!

I colored the image with my copic markers. I then cut it out and matted it with my mega curved rectangle nestabilities (also on sale right now). The paper I used is the new Green at Heart pack from Basic Grey. I added a button with a bow made with my bow easy and some prima flowers as my final embellishments. If you love House Mouse as much as I do, please come on over to the House Mouse and Friends blog to join us in the challenge.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Fun with Tossa

We are having a Summertime Fun challenge on Scrappy Frogs and I thought this little image of Tossa would be perfect for that. First I started with the sketch from Friday Sketchers. I think my sketch printed out a little crazy, so it's a little bit off. Here is the sketch.

Here is my version.

This image is from the Bildmalarna Summer collection. It is called Tossa Frog. I used Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper because it screams Summertime. I colored Tossa and her cute little frog with my copics. Tossa has a slight sunburn on her cheeks, nose, and shoulders. I airbrushed the background with B000 for the sky. I then added some of my blue crystal lacquer for the water. I love this stuff! You can use it with or without color underneath it for different looks. I used a blue pinwheel from the stickers that came in the pack with the paper for the sun.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wedding Wednesday

Everyone knows that June is the month for weddings. In honor of this, we will be having Wedding Wednesdays on Bildmalarna Blog every Wednesday during the month of June.
Each Wednesday, you will see projects featuring the adorable new Bildmalarna wedding stamps created by our fabulous design team. Here is my first project featuring the stamp Wedding Couple and Wedding Text.

I colored my wedding couple image with copic markers. I outlined and shadowed her dress with E50 to give it a touch of ivory coloring. I added self adhesive pearls along her hemline and one for Mimo's cuff link as well. I airbrushed the label shape behind the couple as well as the silk flower up in the corner. I found some wedding ring buttons and added them onto the ribbon. I used the Wedding Text stamp as the sentiment and stamped it on a bracket shape I cut out with my cricut. Be sure to check out Stephanie's project for this week also. You can see her project here.

Each Wednesday, you will see projects featuring the adorable new Bildmalarna wedding stamps created by our fabulous design team. We would also like all of you to show us the projects you have created with the Bildmalarna wedding stamps. You don’t have them? Don’t worry, they will be marked down on both*** and during the month of June so that you may purchase them and play along with us. You will be able to link your projects to the Wedding Wednesday post for a chance to win a Bildmalarna stamp of your choice at the end of the month!
In addition to this, ALL ORDERS PLACED for the Wedding Bildmalarna stamps during June will go into a drawing. TWO lucky people
Will win ONE Bildmalarna stamp of their choice.
10% off the 3 wedding stamps on PLUS*** use 10percent in the coupon code box for an additional
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By posting in the comments section all 4 Wednesdays on the Bildmalarna Blog www.bildmalarnablog .blogspot. Com and entering at least one wedding project of your own, you will be eligible to win 3 SURPRISE Bildmalarna stamps!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Father's Day with Mimosa

Bildmarlarna Blog is having a Father's Day challenge. This was a hard one for me, do you need to use a boy image to make a father's day card? I only have a daughter, so her father is going to be getting a card from a girl, so I went with a girl image. I used the adorable stamp Mimosa Hello. She looks so sweet smelling the flower with the little butterfly on it.

I have colored Mimosa to resemble my own daughter who recently got pink highlights in her blond hair, so I gave some to Mimosa as well. It was a challenge to not make the card too girly. I had one done and I was adding some turquoise lace to it and I thought, this is way too girly, no way it can pass for a father's day card. So, I started over. I picked more masculine looking paper and colored Mimosa's outfit to match. I then cut this adorable Mimosa out with a labels 4 nestabilitie. The Happy Father's Day sentiment is a stamp from the Scent With Love stamp set Label Accents. I added a large grey scalloped border and brad I made with my chatterbox easy brad maker. Now of course those brads are brass, so I had to airbrush it to turn it a deep grey to blend in better with the card. The card looks so bare without ribbon and bows and flowers, but I guess that's what it takes to make a masculine card.