Friday, June 29, 2012

Home and Life

When I first laid eyes on my Lamb Prince stamp(which can be found in the Queen Kat Designs store), I immediately thought it would be perfect to use for a baby shower card.  With that thought in mind, I started coloring him pink.  And that's where things went in a totally different direction!  You know what though?  I love the finished project. 

Pink fur, red hair, green striped shirt, and gold crown - nothing but cuteness!  And to avoid clean and straight lines, I ripped the edges of the cardstock and rough cut the lace.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Trio Of Cards

Today I have another few cards that were created specifically for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.  The styles range from very clean and simple, to frilly and feminine, and then to super inky.  Who says as a scrapper you have to stay within one style?  That would take all the fun away!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Stop and Look Around

When was the last time you stopped and really took stock of all the wonderful things in life?  I can say that even if I'm having a really bad day, I know in my heart that there are still so many amazing things around me.

By now, I'm guessing you've figured out my inspiration for this card!  I was going through a pack of paper and came across the sentiment sticker and knew immediately it would be the perfect paring with my Bird Fairy stamp by Che Gilson, which can be found in the Queen Kat Designs Store.  Wanna know my favorite thing about this stamp?  The big curl on her hair, simply adorable!

I started the card by simply layering several different pieces of patterned paper.  Then I stamped my image on white cardstock and colored it with a mix of Prismacolor and Derwent Inktense pencils.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cards To Share

Today I have a quick post to share couple of cards that were created specifically for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.  I hope you enjoy!

I love the pink and black combo on this first card!  Such a perfect color combo.

And this second card would be perfect for gift giving for a very special friend.  It's so hard to see in the picture, but the card was spritzed with Glimmer Mist and has a wonderful glittery shine.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lamb Prince Card

Jamie here with you again on a wonderful Friday! And today I have the cutest stamp to share with you, Lamb Prince by Sandra Caldwell, which can be found in the Queen Kat Designs Store.  Seriously, this guy is adorable!  

To color my Lamb Prince, I used Prismacolor watercolor pencils in Black, Cool Grey, French Grey, and White and then blended the colors with a water brush.  Then I used Sunburst Yellow and True Blue on his shirt and crown.

Finishing the card was a cinch.  I simply inked the edges of a piece of patterned paper, added a die cut and ribbon, glittered a chipboard flourish (have I mentioned I will add glitter to anything and everything?), and then added a couple flowers.  I fussy cut my Prince, added a few pop-dots, and then sat him on the flourish.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Party Time!

Welcome back, and boy do I have a lot to show you today!  I have so many friends and family members with birthdays coming up that I wanted to make a fun set of items that I could use.  So hold onto your hats, I have three items that will spruce up the birthday party.

To start with, I have a super adorable gift canister and birthday card.  The canister and card feature Basically Bare chipboard from the Fanciful Frames Set, Celestial Set, and Bird Set .   Now, let me show you how the gift canister was created.

1. To start, I upcycled a plastic canister I was no longer using.

 2. Cut your patterned paper to the size of the canister, then adhere to the  canister.

3. Add a pom-pom trim to the top of the canister.

4. Wrap a piece of contrasting paper around the middle of the canister.  Next, paint the smallest piece from the Fanciful Frames set with a Zig Painty FX pen in black and let dry.  Once dry, add a thin layer of glue around the edges of the frame and then add black glitter.  Must not forget to add a bit of glitter :)

5. Cover a chipboard bird with patterned paper and add a small dot of black Enamel Accents for the eye. Then adhere the bird to the frame.

6. Lastly, adhere the frame to the cylinder and then tuck in a small vine behind the frame.

Next up is bright birthday card.  How cute is this?  Lots of layers of Momenta patterned paper and Basically Bare chipboard.  I used the same technique on the chipboard frame on the card as I did on the canister, just to tie the two pieces together.  The chipboard sun was heat embossed with WOW Sierra Sunrise Embossing Glitter.

And now to the last pieces, three pinwheels.  Every birthday party needs pinwheels, right?

These pinwheels make the perfect party favor!  And tucked tight in the middle of each one is a Basically Bare acrylic button that has been inked with alcohol based ink.

Bring on the next birthday, I'm ready to go!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bird Fairy

This is my first official project that I created as part of the Queen Kat Designs Design Team! Did you hear the squuuueeeeeeeeeeee? Yep, that was me. :)

The stamp I used is called Bird Fairy and it was designed by Che Gilson. Seriously, isn't that the cutest stamp?

I used a combination of Prismacolor colored pencils and Derwent Inktense Pencils to color in the image. I find it's easier to color skin tones with a regular wax colored pencil. For everything else, I use a water soluble pencil which makes blending colors a breeze.

And, and, and...let's not forget the bling! There must be glitter or something shiny on everything, so I edged the cardstock with glitter. The perfect finishing touch.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Double The Fun

I'm back with you today a fun, whimsical layout!  I was sorting through some older pictures and came across a stack from my twin niece’s first birthday.
I had made individual cupcake cakes for them, plus one for the rest of us to eat.  So of course I thought of using my Basically Bare cupcake embellies on the layout!

I started by heat embossing the base piece with Distress Embossing powder so that it resembles a vanilla cupcake. Since the Distress Embossing powders are very textural, it actually looks like a real cupcake IRL.

Then I used  paint pens in Pink, Lt Blue, and Yellow to color the felt frosting pieces.  Lastly, I used a  paint pen in White to color the cupcake liner piece.  Once the paint was dry, I drew in lines to make is resemble a cupcake liner and then covered it Stickles for a bit of glimmer.

To make it a bit more festive, I cut strips of curling ribbon and adhered it under the cupcakes.

And lastly, I used a chipboard arrow which was painted with a Painty FX pen in Yellow.

Thanks for stopping by today!
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