Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HG Rain calendar/card


Ever color up an image, then put it aside, totally forget about it and as you're looking for something you come across it?  Well that's what happened to this image.

This is HG -Rain from The Greeting Farm and I think I colored her sometime last year!!  I had initially started to keep the project as is above, but thought it was missing something.  I looked to my paper stash for some inspiration.   I have tons of patterned paper and this particular one seemed to grab my attention.  So I cut some of it down but was left with a large space to fill and then I was inspired to turn it in to a calendar/card.  Here's the final project all done up...


Ta-da!  hahaha...  I've been having a good time making these.  It's also helping me to use up some older materials.  I cut some of the poppy flowers down and popped them up in some strategic places. Using my Perlen pen, I added "raindrops" all over the place.

Above is a side shot with a close up of the drops on the flower petals.  I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to color over all the flowers.  It looks prettier IRL.

And how about some rain on HG-Rain?  I also added that small poppy flower to her lapel.  I love how this turned out, mostly because my image was already colored (score) and I only had to come up with the rest of it.  (hahaha)

Oh how I wish Marie would sketch up some new HGs, these were one of my favorite TGF lines, next to the Wild Sprouts.  I'll cross my fingers.  For now, I'll say see ya later and thanks for stopping by!! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Keep calm and Party on


Hope you all had a nice weekend.  One of my best buds from high school celebrated her birthday on Thursday.  Lately she's been in to attending raves and those all night outdoor dance parties.  For her birthday card I wanted to do something that fun yet CAS.  Too bad they don't have glow in the dark paper cause that would have been awesome!!  I think next year if she's still raving I'll look in to getting some glow in the dark markers.  (lol)  Here's what I came up with, would this be considered CAS?!


Oh boy how about some color, sparkle and some fun chevrons?!!  This one was a lot of fun to create. I went to the Glitzy glitter cardstock stack (DCWV) for this one.  This stack has gorgeous colors and the cool thing is the glitter is nice and soft.  If you run your fingers over it you won't suffer cuts from it.  Love this paper pad!!  That sentiment was stamped on to a smaller white glitter piece with Tsukineko Versafine ink in Tuxedo black.  For future I'll need to heat set this, because the ink doesn't dry fully on the glitter paper.  I matted the sentiment on to some black cardstock.  The chevrons are different sizes and colors thanks to my MFT die.

On Friday Jackie & I met up with my cousin Suzanne and her son Hunter at Disneyland.  Her husband and other son Alec met us later that day and then for dinner we went to Story Tellers Cafe where we dined with my cousin Chuck & his fiance Chris.  Here we all are right before we pigged out at the buffet.  It was an awesome day and evening.  Well time to say goodnight, I hope you all have a really terrific Monday and as always thanks for stopping by and leaving all the kind words, they inspire me to keep creating. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Aloha Friday Challenge #30 - In the Garden

Happy Aloha Friday!!

Today starts a brand new Aloha Friday challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!

In the Garden

Your project must follow the theme.  This one is definitely easy-peasy.  For more details, head on over to the blog.  This week we're excited to have our challenge sponsored by:

The Bees & I were lucky enough to receive a few images to showcase, please make sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what my teammates came up with.  They are sure to bring a smile to your face and give you tons of inspiration!!  Today I get to show off Sunbell - Precious Wings.  Oh but please be very quiet we don't want to wake her up...

Oh my talk about adorable!!  This image was the perfect one for my card and this challenge theme. This is another baby card and it's exploding with some bright colors!!  I chose yellow, orange, and green as my color palette to go with a summer theme.  The blooms look like she's nestled right in the middle of a garden.  Oh man I stressed about this one for a while.  After much deliberation I ended up taking a bunch more leaves and flowers away.  Now it definitely looks like she's "in the garden".  Here are some pictures...


Using a white pen I added polka dots to the orange flowers and buttons.  It was really nice to use up some older Prima flowers for this card. After everything was glued down I added some water dew drops using my transparent pearlen pen.

The banner is part of the TE Party banner cutting plate.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug with some scrap white paper and trimmed off one of the banners.  I handwrote "Sweet" inside and stamped two daisies with MFT lemon drop ink, I also distressed it a little with some orange ink.  Here's a shot of the inside of the card featuring a couple of baby sentiments from AmyR.

Another close up of the adorable Sunbell and you'll see some of the dew drops created using that awesome pearlen pen.

Well folks it's time for you to share your "In the garden" projects with us.  Make sure to follow the directions posted on the blog, we wouldn't want you to be disqualified. Thanks a lot for dropping by to see my latest project.  Hope to see you playing in our challenge.  Have a great Aloha Friday!!


Sunbell - Precious Wings: Lacy Sunshine Digi stamps
Welcome Little One sentiments: AmyR for CC Designs
Flower stamp: Stamps by Judith
White cardstock: Neenah
Yellow & green cardstock: Core'dinations Darice
Limeade cardstock: MFT
Orange floral pattern paper: Basic Grey
Party banner cutting plate: Taylored Expressions
Leafy branch: Taylored Expressions
Open leaf flourish die: LLLC
Floral Frenzy & Grande dots embossing folders: Crafter's Companion
Nesting scallops die (L-CC-005): Lifestyle Crafts
Buttons: Recollections
Flowers: Prima
Pearlen pen transparent: Viva Decor
Lemon Drop ink: MFT
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink: Tim Holtz for Ranger

  • Skin: E000, E21, R30, E000, R20
  • Hair: E79, E25
  • Sleeper: YR65, YR16, white Le Plume pen: Marvy Uchida
  • Wings: YR000, YG23, YR16
  • Daisy: Y18, Y38, YR65, Y26, YR16, YG21, YG23

Monday, August 11, 2014

Birthday wishes - Posh

Morning everyone!!

Today's card was created because my beautifully talented cousin, Shar GD, wanted me to show her how I color black hair on a Stamping Bella image.  I recommended some blogs and websites to check out but she wanted me to share how I color black hair so being the best accommodating cousin that I am (LOL) I dragged out my Bella's and found one that was pretty close to the one she had, Uptown Girl Posh.

Trying to go by the waves in her hair I added some color.  It's super hard on this image because the image itself is small.  So I had to use the very tip of the marker's brush and go slow and steady.  I left a little bit of white space here and there. Then I went in with a lighter color and filled in.  I colored in the rest of the image and here is the finished coloring...

I thought a nice bright fushia with an offset of black would make for a fun color combo.  For the gifts how about my version of a Tiffany blue?

I kept the card truly CAS.  I only added the sentiment that comes with this gorgeous stamp and mounted it to a card base that matched the gifts. Because this was a party dress I had to give it some sparkle so out came my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to do the job and boy I'm so happy that you can see it in this shot below.  Chee-hoo!

This was a fun image to color up!  Making it in to a single layered card was perfect and quick.  I guess it's easy when you don't add to much to it.  My kind of card!!  hahaha!!

That's all for today, wanna say thanks for stopping by and thanks to Shar GD for asking!  Have a fabulous Monday!!