Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Herrooooo! I'm super excited mainly because I'm finally on Spring Break! Woo hoo! I love my job as an educator but boy does it get hard. Today I woke up wanting to make a card. My sister asked me to make some baby shower cards, so I thought I would get that going. The inspiration for this card came from the Lawn Fawn chirpy chirp chirp stamp set. I love how that set could be used for many occasions other than Easter; it is very versatile. I have not purchased the stamp set yet, but will hopefully soon. Majority of the SVG images came from Miss Kate Cuttables. I blended some inks to make a nice sky color and used a font called oldskool script. :) hope you like it.
Posted by smilesalot532 at 5:58 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2016
I'm I've been eyeing this MFT stamp set since it came out in February but delayed buying it because I really didn't have many coloring mediums until recently. I wanted this card to be colorful and bright; also I wanted to play with my watercolors :). I purchased the kuretake tambi 3 weeks ago but hadn't had a chance to use it till now. I was super excited not only to get the stamp set but use my watercolors. I wanted to use the emboss resist technique. However, I was struggling a bit with it. The images where a bit too far apart which made it look too scattered :(. I was about to trash my attempted but decided to save it while I thought about what could save it. Took me a couple of days but I thought maybe if I put some Copic colored images on top of some of the emboss images it would bring the background back to life And it did! I was super happy. I also added some embossed hearts to fill in the empty space. I'm not sure how they all ended up upside down. Anywho, here is my card.
Posted by smilesalot532 at 3:19 PM
I made this card a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post a about it. Treasure Box had an awesome freebie that I wanted to use (love their cuts). When this was posted I had to make a card from it. I thought it was an interesting image in that it's an owl coming out of its shell with bunny ears, seems a bit confusing at first but it was super cute. I got the idea of it being in a basket like an Easter basket on a farm (I think when I saw the egg I was thinking farm). So the setting is nice sunny farm day. I thought the sentiment "guess who..." Would be appropriate because it's an owl hatching into a bunny so you're not expecting that, so guess who it is Lol... I don't know,my thought process on this card was all over but love it! I did some ink blending with Simon Says Stamp inks and well as distress inks. I used stamps of life grass stamp to create more texture for the grass. I uses an Miss Kate Cuttables for the barn. Of course Lil owl bunny is from Tresure Box. Anywho here is the card I made for easter.
Posted by smilesalot532 at 2:55 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Hello! I started this card a week ago when I was experimenting with my copics. Ahh! I'm still juiced about my Copics still. I was telling my boyfriend how it was a meant to be situation. I've been wanting copics for some time now and had an opportunity to purchase some on eBay at a decent price but that slipped by. Then this past weekend I saw on a Facebook post that the artist supply store was having a sale! I jumped at the chance and boy was it a sale. Anywho, I wanted to test my copics out and the only stamp image I have right now is Freckles by MFT stamps. I wanted to practice coloring skins and ended up paper piecing half of the project. Can't get away from that paper piecing. :D I left her on my table the whole week because I had other projects to work on and I honestly wasn't sure what to do with her. I've been doing mainly scenes with my paper piecing so I didn't know if I wanted to create a scene with her. Today I woke up, saw her on the table and decided I needed to do something with her. Took some time to put it together but I like how it came out, especially how the colors worked out. I made some last minute changes at the end because it look so one dimensional. I took it apart and did some inking on it so the cardstock would pop a bit more and put it back together. Well... Here it is. :)
Posted by smilesalot532 at 6:36 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016
My co-worker asked if I could make a card for her for a housewarming she has in a couple of weeks. I was happy to create a card. I asked her a couple questions before I got the idea in my head. She told me her friend was younger and it was his first house, so quickly the idea of a bachelors pad and bbqing in the yard came to mind. I think it came out well. I've been toying with inks and paper piecing and combining them. I saw on Amy R's YouTube how she inked cloud shapes onto white card stock to make her background. I thought that would be a great idea for the background of my card. I don't have a die cutting machine or dies so I improvised by creating my own cloud stencil with my cricut. I welded overlapping circles to create a big cloud. I used the same technique as Amy R. with my stencil. I think it came out nice. Here is my card :)
Posted by smilesalot532 at 6:18 PM