Monday, November 24, 2008

Pink Poison Rocks!

Hi Again,

I absolutely love the stamps being put out by Pink Poison these days! I especially love the Anyas. Here is the new Elf Anya, and I used the cute Frosty Days DSP from SU. I love those colours because they are not traditional...and I LOVE Tangerine Tango!
Here are the Copic markers I used to colour her. (Click on the picture if you need to see a larger version.) She was stamped onto Whisper White CS with Versafine Black ink, and embossed with Clear EP. I find this is a good way to keep the image from bleeding when you colour (the embossing seals the ink in), but it is only useful for images that are very simple and have large features.

After I was finished colouring her, I cut her out, so that I could mount her onto my DSP. The DSP Classic Oval and the Bashful Blue Scalloped Oval were both cut out with my Nestabilities (using my Cuttlebug).

It's hard to see, but the right-hand edge of the card base was punched with a cute Martha Stewart punch (it also embosses - you might be able to tell). CS is Close to Cocoa.

Ribbon used was Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain from SU.
Hope you like her! Thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to leave a comment : )

Travelling Tilda

Hi All,

I decided to make a card where Tilda is travelling. Tilda is carrying a scroll here (not sure what I imagined it says), and I sponged her a ground and sky background.
The sentiment is from Verve, and the flower is from the SU set called Season of Joy. It is stamped with a glue ink pad, and covered in black sparkles (both from Martha Stewart). Then, I cut the flower out and adhered it with Mini Glue Dots.
Tilda's wings are covered in SU Chunky Glitter, and Tilda herself is coloured with Copic markers. The ribbon is Black Gingham from SU.
On the bottom, there are 3 clear Dew Drops, but they are hard to see.
On the inside, there is a pocket to put a gift card. CS colours used are Whisper White, Basic Black, and Pale Plum. The flower was stamped on Elegant Eggplant.
Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Close To My Heart Workshop Results

Hi All,

I just thought I would show you the cute cards we made at Sharon's house a couple of weeks ago. She is a Close To My Heart Consultant, so most products are from there.

As you can see, it was very seasonal. Fall/


Thanks Sharon, great job!!!

Frosty Magnolia

Hi All,

Wow, a busy week for me. I haven't had time to stamp or post anything. Anyway, I am still on my Magnolia + Copics kick, so here is another winter/holiday card with Tilda.
Sorry about the picture quality today. Probably had something to do with me taking them at night.
Well, I stamped Tilda onto Whisper White CS with my Palette Noir ink. I coloured her with my Copic markers. Isn't she cute? I cut her out, and set her aside (added her on later).
My card base is a 10 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Sage Shadow folded in half. From the front flap, I ripped the bottom edge off, and added a strip of Wintergreen DSP (retired SU), which was punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch. That was adhered to the back of the ripped flap, so that it lined up with the other flap of the card.
I then added a piece of Handsome Hunter to the front. For that, I used a ripped piece of paper as a mask, then sponged the bottom section with Whisper White Craft ink. That had to dry. But it kinda looks like a snowy hill!
The buttons at the top are from SU's Soft Subtles collection, tied with Linen thread, and adhered with mini glue dots.
For the letters, the "rosty" was stamped in Handsome Hunter ink, using the Whimsical Alphabet Lower (retired, but I will always hold onto that one!). The "F" is from a sticker pack by Close To My Heart. I covered the letter with Liquid Applique (white) and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and let it dry. Then, I heat set it, and it became puffy, like snow! I thought it made a cute addition.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

More Magnolias

Hi All,

Once again, I have been distracted by my Magnolias. There are some cute Tildas that have come out in the Holiday and Winter '08 Collections.

For the first card, I used one of my leftover Top Note die cuts, and stamped the icicle chimney in Palette Noir ink. I stamped Tilda on a separate scrap of white CS. I coloured the chimney with my Copic markers (E27 & E29, with the Blender "0"). I tried to colour all the bricks differently, so it wasn't too boring.
I added some blue (B00) to the icicles - that helps when you are colouring something that's white. It makes it look a little more crisp. Then, the icicles were covered in Crystal Effects, for a raised, glossy feel.

Whenever I am trying to choose colours for Tilda, I always pick my Designer Paper first. I knew I wanted to use the Bella Rose DSP, so I went with these colours for her (in Copic markers): YG03 (for the braid down her sweater), and R20 & R29 for her sweater and her leggings. Her skin is done with E000, E50 & E51, and her cheeks have YR00 on them. I also added some Shimmerz onto her leggings for a tiny bit of sparkle (you can't see it in the photo though).

I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the white "lacey" part at the bottom. The ribbon is one from the new pack in the Holiday mini catalogue from SU. It happened to match perfectly! The flowers are as follows: the top 3 are from Close To My Heart, and they are sponged with Pink Pirouette, Ridinghood Red, and Kiwi Kiss. The flower on the bottom is Ridinghood Red CS, punched out with the 5-Petal flower punch. They are put together with a Close To My Heart Bigger Brad in white.

The next card is also a holiday one. I chose the Frosty Day DSP (also from the Holiday mini) for my colour scheme. This is one of my all-time favourite Christmas Designer Paper packs - it might have something to do with the fact that I LOVE the colour Tangerine Tango. This time, I made Tilda a blonde.

For her outfit, the marker colours were: E27, E29, R02 & R08 for her sweater. For her leggings, I used B21 & B28.

For the ornament, I used E27, E29, B21, B28, R08, YG03 & Y11. I kind of regret making it look so looks kind of like a Yin-Yang sign. Oh well.

The ribbon is the Striped Tangerine Tango Grosgrain ribbon.
The flower is all SU this time. The bottom flower is Tangerine Tango CS punched with the 5-Petal Flower Punch. The next layer is a white snowflake from the Felt Flurries pack in the Holiday mini catalogue (so cute!), and the top flower is from the Flower Fusion 2 Accents & Elements pack from SU. They are put together with a rhinestone brad from the Pretties kit.
Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Anyas

Hi All,

I have been playing with my stamps from Pink Poison. This first one is called Nurse Anya. I coloured all of my Anyas with my Copic Markers. For the nurse, I used Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Whisper White CS. The red paper is the Real Red Patterns DSP from the Level 1 Hostess paper pack from SU.

I added lots of dots with my Basic Black marker and white gel pen. The ribbon is Black Gingham.

The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations and punched out with the Large Oval punch.

The next one is Angel Anya. I used Pale Plum, Almost Amethyst, and Certainly Celery CS. Her cloud is made out of the ew Christmas glitter pack from Martha Stewart (it looks like snow). The background stamps are from Close To My Heart, stamped in Certainly Celery ink. I painted Shimmerz on her wings and her bow to add some sparkle (you can't really see it in this pic).

The purple velvet ribbon is a miscellaneous pack I found at a local scrap store.

The last one is Princess Anya. I used the sentiment from the set called Friend to Friend and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. The DSP is called All Dressed Up. It is a pack I got on sale from Scrappin' Great Deals (see "Where I shop online" on the righthand toolbar for the link). It is VERY glam. It has sparkles all over it.

Thanks for stopping by!