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Friday, January 28, 2011

OWH-Happy frosting day.

I made 4 each of these versions of this card. The image was a freebie digital image I got from Paper Craft Planet. It was called Winter Cake but I didn't save the name of the group offering it. The sentiment was from Create With TLC.  I colored the image with Copic Markers using the same colors for all 3 images. The background paper is the icing design for DCWV 12" Snack pad. I love this pad  and I have several cards in mind to make with it. It has ice cream, berries, truffles, all kinds of yummy vivid food images.

I have been a little under the weather the last few days. Both of my ears are stuffed up. I started taking an OTC decongestant last night and I hope that helps. If not I will call Dr. on Monday.

I need to get a card ready for an upcoming blog hop. I have also been working on some Valentines cards.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Three blind mice

I made this card for my grand daughter Erica. She will be 18 in a few days. I still enjoy talking about when I took care of her everyday up until she started kindergarten. I feel very close to her. She is a senior in high school and will be starting school in the Fall at the community college. Because her mother works there her tuition will be free. She will transfer her credits to a 4 year school later. Need I say, she is smart and excels at school. Very active in Girl Scouts and does a lot of community service with them. And she is also beautiful of course.  lol

I have been wanting to use this very bold paper that my Angie gave me. Erica loves black so it works well for her card. The digital image is from Hambo stamps. I bought several of their fun images a few days ago. I colored with Copics. Added Diamond Glaze to the cupcake and Spica glitter pens to the hats. I fastened the ribbon with my Tim Holtz tiny stapler.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Candice

I made this card for my oldest daughter. She will be 54 in a week. Okay, I know that is older than a lot of you. I had her when I was 15.

The digital image is from Hambo Stamps. They have such fun stuff. I colored it with Copics. The word art is from Create With TLC

This is my first time to put links in my post. It worked very nicely with printed out directions from Melisa. Thank you Melisa!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bugaboo images.

My youngest daughter Sammy is here from out of town. She lives about 4 hours from here. She came to visit her mummy for the day. She asked me to make a card for her friend. She didn't want the image colored so I complied. The images are some from Bugaboo that have the skulls. Pretty cute but not to everyones taste. I put Diamond glaze on the skulls to make them pop.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

OWH- Sweet Spring girl

I decided I would do some coloring on images that were already stamped or printed. This image is a stamp from Stamp Affair. The block said 1995. I picked it up on the cheap at Goodwill. I colored with Copics. I had enough images that I did 4 cards. I added no sentiment so it would work for different occasions.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

OWH-Safari Dreams Giraffe

This is the last of my safari cards. It's been fun. Time to move on to something else.

The image was a stamped image from a friend. I don't know the maker. I copied it to pictures and turned it into a png so I could resize it. It was pretty big. I used Copic markers # E30, E31, E35 and E59 to color it. I used my new X-press it blending card. Pretty darn nice paper. Blended so nice. I used Stormy Sky Distress ink around the edge of the circle. The patterned paper is from The DCWV Safari pad. I added some leather look Darice cording as the finishing touch. I also added those shiny brass brads.
I made 4 cards like this. In total I made 32 Safari Dreams cards for OWH

Thursday, January 13, 2011

OWH-Elephant at sunrise

The image of the tree was already on this DCWV Safari paper. Because there were only 2 sheets of this paper I made only 2 cards like this. The elephant image is a Microsoft Office clipart image. It was a little ragged around the edges with pixels so I cut it out. I colored with a Copic N3 gray marker. That marker and my N1 are dry now and I am waiting for Oregon Art Supply to get in the ink refills. Should be here next week

I have one last safari image to upload and then that will be it for some time.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

OWH-Yet another tiger card.

Only one card with this design. I had another image on it and it just wasn't pleasing me me so I pulled it off. The paper is DCWV Safari 8" pad. I mounted it on Bazzill rhubarb color cardstock. Colored the Microsoft Office clipart image with Copics. Used the same markers as in the previous tiger card.

Monday, January 10, 2011

OWH-Safari Dreams Lion

Are you getting tired yet of all the safari cards? I will need to take a break soon and make a couple of family birthday cards. I have less than 3 weeks to get that done.

The lion image is from Microsofts Office clip art. It was already colored so no Copics needed. The papers are all from the DCWV Safari 8" pad. I mounted it all on Bazzill Pinecone color. This is a very dark brown and I don't have many occasions when I use a color this dark. I mounted the sentiment on chipboard and inked up the edges with VersaMagic.

I had 2 sheets of the background grass paper so I made 4 cards like this. I hope you enjoy this creation

Saturday, January 8, 2011

OWH-Safari Dreams elephant

The elephant was imprinted on the DCWV paper (the image was already on the paper). Because there were only two sheets of it I made only 2 cards. Too bad because I really like this elephant. I do have some other elephant cards in the works though and I will be posting those.
On this card I stitched around the edge with multi colored thread to dress the simple card up a little. I used my Tim Holtz tiny stapler to fasten down the sentiment and ribbon. I love that stapler! I distressed the edges of the image mount with my Tim Holtz distresser and then inked up the edges with green VersaMagic

Friday, January 7, 2011

OWH-Safari Dreams Rhino

I made four of these cards with clipart from Microsoft Office clipart. I colored the image with Copics. The papers are from DCWV Safari 8" pad. I used the Distress ink Stormy Sky on the image edge. The twine I used was Darice 20lb hemp from the jewelry department. I soaked it in coffee because it was white.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

OWH-Safari Dreams, tiger

This is the second in my Safari Dreams series for OWH. I used the DCWV 8"Safari pad of papers. The image is a clipart download from Microsofts Office clipart. I colored with Copics. I don't normally list the colors I used but I will for this one. It gave me fits. I made 4 of these cards.

E41 for background. I used the broad end of the sketch marker.

E11 for base color of tiger.

Y23 over the base coat.

YR12 shadows

C00 white on face

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

OWH Safari Dreams

These cards were a real change of pace for me. I decided I would make some masculine cards. I fell in love with the DCWV safari 8" pad and had to have it. Now the problem is finding images to use with the paper. I found these zebra clip art images at Microsoft's Office clip art site. Found some other usable images too. I printed the images out on Crate paper. On the bottom 2 cards I used my Ranger craft mat and the Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink and rubbed the edges with the Tim Holtz applicator. I made 12 of these zebra cards

I am working on some tiger cards and the images are giving me fits. I have a hard time doing animals with my Copic markers. I may have over 225 markers but I still can't find the correct color.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

OWH The last of the butterflies

The purple butterfly card went to my sister Betty. The other was made for OWH.