Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lulu's orchids

Hello!  I've been working on my cards for Septembers SCS Dirty Dozen challenge, and decided to take a break to post a card.

I just love this image.  It's an older one from Stamping Bella, but I remember when I was on the DT a few years ago, I coloured this image up a few times.  Since I have a love for flowers, and they are a popular type card in my sale basket I reached for this image again.

After stamping the image on cougar 100 lb white cardstock I coloured this using copics.  I then cut out the image using spellbinders square die, left the die in place and sponged Adirondak shell pink ink around the edges

Designer paper is from Basic Grey - Curio.  I'm such a hoarder, I think this is the first time I used any paper out of this pack, it's just so pretty I hate to part with it! Like get a life right- there is so much more out there.  I have enough paper to last me 2 life times and maybe more - anyone else there like me? I'm sure there is!

Okay back to my card.  To finish up I added some shading around the flower using the 'pointillism' technique,  some lace, ribbon, sequins, stitching and pearls.

stamp - Stamping Bella - Lulu's orchids (this stamp has been discontinued)
ink - black memento, copics - Yg0000, YG000, YR0000, E01, E02, E09, YG97, YG93, G000, G0000, G00, G12, R00, R07, R08, RV13, adirondack - shell pink
paper - Basic Grey - Curio, cougar 100 lb white, SU Soft Suede, Bazill - peach & green
dies - spellbinder square
misc - SU Mint Macaron lace, taupe chiffon ribbon, light green silk ribbon, sequins, pearls, stitching, bow maker

Thanks for the visit.  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Best wishes

Hi everyone!  Just here for a quick post.  As I mentioned before I had made quite a few Wedding cards, so here is another one that I did.  I was asked to make it in blues.

I'm not even sure of the designer paper I used, this was over a month ago when I made this and didn't keep track of the source of paper.

Spellbinder dies used were labels 42, labels 42 decorative accents, and grand calibre square.  Other misc items are ribbon, lace, pearls, flower and stamens.

Sentiment  is from a Justrite set stamped using black versafine.

Thanks for visiting today, see you again real soon,


Thursday, August 20, 2015

a little shabby and a little chic

Hi everyone. Well we are on the home stretch towards another weekend.  Actually this is my 'friday' per say as I have both friday and monday off - woohoo!! So looking forward to a 4 day weekend.

I'm back today with another coloured image using Power Poppy's sunflower power digital image.
I googled colours of sunflower's and I was amazed at all the different shades.  Instead of going with the typical yellow I went with this:

I am also entering this into the Power Poppy challenge this month - shabby & chic!

So here are some details about my card:  after re-sizing and printing I cut out the image using spellbinders labels 22, then coloured using copics. After the image was coloured I placed the die back in place and sponged some antique linen around the edges, then  I edged the border using my krylon gold pen.

To get the shabby look, I distressed one of my layers of designer paper around the edges using my heidi swapp edge distresser, then I also cut one of the matching papers using a doily die to lay behind the image. 

Added some green seam binding ribbon, and attached a prima gem using gold twine.  I was trying to come up with something for the right corner of the image, and I had this die cut laying on my table, so I snipped a piece of it off and added it to the corner.  Not sure if I'm sold on it, but it's glued down now!  I added a couple of green rhinestones for accents. For the center of the sunflower I added some hero arts glitter.

stamp - Power Poppy - digital sunflower power
ink- distress antique linen, copics - E08, E19, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG63, YG67, YG98, G28, Y02, Y26, Y28, V01, V04, V05, V06, V09, V99, RV09, BV08
dies - spellbinders labels 22, memory box rose border (#99142), cherry lynn - english tea party doily die (#DL101)
paper - white cougar 100 lb, beckett expression (for image), Basic Grey - Eva
misc - seam binding ribbon, gold twine, glitter, rhinestones, prima gem, edge distresser,  

Thanks for visiting me today, have a wonderful day,


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sunflower Power

Hello and hope your enjoying your weekend.  

Many of you know how much I love to colour flowers, well when Marcella from Power Poppy announced that there was a challenge this weekend with Passionate Paper Creations & Friends over on Facebook with a chance to win $25 to shop at Power Poppy I was in!  You can read all about the challenge here.

I resized the image and sentiment to make it fit to the size I had in mind.  I must give huge kudos to Cheryl for helping me with combining both the image and sentiment into one image.  If you only knew how many wasted hours I have spent trying to figure out how to remove the boxes so I could combine them!  After following Cheryl's instructions I had it done less than 10 min! Phew.....

So with out further ado this is what I came up with....

After printing the image I cut it out using a square die, then left the die in place and sponged some distress antique linen inside the frame area.  I then coloured the image using copics.

Used this image as a colour inspiration:

 Image result for sunflowers

The rest is pretty simple - some distressing of paper edges, ribbon, glitter and clear dots.

stamps - Power Poppy - Digital sunflower power
ink- copics - R30, R32, R35, R37, R39 R89, RV99, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, YG01, E19, YR27, distress antique linen
paper - PTI Kraft, burgundy, Basic Grey - Lucille
dies - spellbinder square, spellbinder triple floral
misc - burgundy ribbon, glitter, kraft foam (I cut a piece slightly smaller than the image square and glued it to the back- I find it gives it a more stable even level of height), PTI raindrops, bow maker

I'm really thrilled with how this turned out.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  Thanks for stopping by.

Again, thanks to Cheryl for your help. I couldn't of done it without you! :)


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

the birthday girl

How is your week going? I was just about to work on another card,  and watch my favourite baseball team play on tv (Toronto Blue Jays - they are on fire these past couple of weeks! :) ),but thought I best post a card, because I did promise you that I would post a card that I coloured up.

I had a request for a this image but in blue tones - navy to be exact.  Do you know how many tones of 'blue' there is out there?  I tried so many different pencils to try and come up with a 'navy' colour, and after this being my 3rd try at this image, I settled for this:

This is Uptown Brittany the Birthday Girl by Stamping Bella.  I stamped her on cougar white 100 lb using black memento, then coloured her with prismacolour pencils.  I did the skin tones and hair  with copics.

After colouring I did some shading around her using the 'pointillism' technique using copics. Next, I trimmed the image down to the size I wanted, stamped the sentiment in black versafine, then layered this onto a piece of navy cardstock then stitched around the edges.

Designer paper - the 2 pieces behind the image are from Glitz - vintage blue and the background paper is MME - hattie.

To finish it off I added glitter to the frills on her dress and cake.  I also added some rhinestones for some added bling!

Well that's it for me for tonight, I'm off to do some colouring.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit, love to hear your comments.

Enjoy your evening.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

today, tomorrow and always

I back to share another wedding card.  I hope you are not getting tired of these types of cards. I promise my next post will be a coloured image :).

A co-worked requested a wedding card in green, silver and lace theme, and this is what I came up with:

Sentiment is from Justrite which is stamped in black versafine onto some white cougar 100 lb cardstock.  I used spellbinder decorative labels one die to cut it out. I cut another one using the same die and layered behind my sentiment piece.  

The larger white piece was done using spellbinders ornate labels one embossing folder.  I cut it down to 4 1/8 square, then layered this onto a piece of lime green c/s.  I was playing around one day cutting a bunch of different spellbinder dies just so I could have them handy if needed, so the layer behind the white/green layer was cut using spellbinder victorian medallion three die.  I needed something behind the green and this seemed to fit perfectly.

The grey/silver paper behind is a pearlized cardstock I picked up at my local scrapbook store.

Pulled it all together with some lace, lime green silk ribbon and pearls.

Thanks for visiting today, take care and see you again real soon.....


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Uptown Claudia

Gosh, another week gone by and I haven't posted yet.  I apologize for the long stretches of non-postings.  Sometimes 'life' gets in the way of things we love to do.  Work has been very busy, lots of overtime, and also I have been working on my august theme for SCS -DD team.  I have 3 done, 3 more to go.  And on top of that the weather this weekend has been fantastic, no humidity, sunny, blue skies, breezy, a perfect day to be outside rather than in working on cards.  

But... I thought I would pop in doors for a moment and post this long lost card I made back in April! Yikes, I know I'm bad.  I was saving it for a later post at that time and completely forgot about it.

Anyhoo... this is Uptown Claudia...

I coloured her using copics and prismacolour pencils.  Not sure of the colours, I thought I wrote them down but can't seem to locate them at this time.  I cut her out using a MFT pierced die, then layered her onto some paper from MME Dolled Up.  

To finish off I added a silk ribbon bow, glitter, MME enamel dots and I cut out a butterfly from the designer paper to pull it all together.

Thank you for stopping by today, enjoy your week.