Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Love Being Yourself-Audrey Hepburn

Today I got to play along as a newbie with iSpy Sketches.  One of the bloggers I follow had put a post uup about this sketch and I really liked the layout.  It's very simple and clean.  I don't do these often enough. 

Also I just got these stamps from MFT, its the Clearly Sentiments from Audrey Hepburn.   They are so pretty and elegant.  If you don't own you should definitely make them a part of your collection. 

There are so many people I can think of that I could deliver this card to.  In the meantime think of this as a virtual card to you.  Love Being Yourself.   Thanks for stopping by :).

Paper: SU DP Fan Fair, SU Rich Razzelberry Cardstock
Accessories: SU Rich Ribbon Razzelberry, K&Company Pearls and Hearts
Stamp: Clearly Sentiments Audrey Hepburn
Ink: SU Rich Razzelbery

Monday, July 30, 2012

Three times a charm- Sweet :)

Today I was taught what happens when you over fill your copic marker.   What a mess!  I had to redo my image not once, not twice  but yes three times.  Thankfully third time was a charm.   Funny I remember discussing this with SugarPea Designs-Wendy Ramlakhan a few weeks back.  She was telling me how at times she will have colored her whole image and at the very end make a boo boo, she was saying how sometimes they are salvageable and sometimes not.  I can't image Wendy having to start all over,  her coloring is so amazing and I am sure it takes her quite a bit to do.   In my case as you can see....  they were not but I need the practice.
Exhibit A -  the basket, I tried using my colorless blender but it was pushing the color all over the paper :(.

Exhibit B-  her hair, as soon as I opened my marker a large tear drop fell on the page.

So how many times on average do you redo your images?  Of course I may have had one solution besides redoing from scratch for the basket. Maybe restamped and cut out the basket, paper piercing or popping it up on the image.  At least I got to Practice Practice Practice.

Alright well on to the completed project.  This very cute MFT stamped card was made for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club.  This card kinda makes me hungery now for Strawberries- yummo.

Paper: SU DP Everyday Enchanted, SU Poppy Parade, Vanilla, Kraft, Baja Breeze Cardstock
Accessories: MFT Dienamics Oval , MFT Dienamics Berry Box, Ribbon SU Pear Piazazz 
Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Berry Sweet

Sunday, July 29, 2012

3 in 1 Many thanks

Hi all,  hope everyone is staying cool on this super hot weekend. The huble and I decided to make it a weekend of staying inside with the ac.  We have been so busy this summer and not been able to spend to much time together, so this weekend we were final in the same spot at the same time. Of  course you don't have to twist to my arm with Olympics being on tv.    So far there have been some shockers and some upsets.  Mike Phelps not getting a medal in the 400m, usa taking silver in archery missing by 2 points last minute against Italy.  WTG Italy though that was an amazing shot.  And of course just memorized by both ladies and men gymnastics.

Ok will enough about that let me brag about my Olympic talent -LOL.  Can you say multitasker?   I made this card not intentionally trying to complete three challenges it just sorta happen that way.  First JUGS (just us girls) hosted a challenged using butterflies.  I have been following their blog for a while and finally got to play along:).  Second Mojo Monday Challenge of course never fails to surprise me with their super cute layouts and lastly but of course not least  Cr84fn color challenge with this weeks combo of coral, brown and tan. 

Paper: PTI Pink Patterns SU Kraft and Expresso Cardstock
Accessories: PTI Berry Sorbert Ribbon, Copics, Memonto Ink, Kaiser Chocolate Pearls
Stamps: K&Company Studio 112

Many thanks indeed for this weekend and many thanks to you all for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ahoy Matey!

Welcome back!   This is another image I colored at the MFT studio  a couple weeks ago and put it together for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Challenge 80.   Funny I am not a nautical type person but when I seen this stamp I just had to have it.  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Shame on me-LOL.

Shame on me! Yes it has been three months since I posted and I guess I kinda left everyone hanging.   First let me explain.   I was so excited about my last card and before giving it to someone special I completely forgot to take a picture to post later.   And of course it is the one card I am most proud of.   Then we lost our computer, I lost my craft room (again), summer hit, etc etc.  I have been still crafting a little here and there but I realize it doesn't happen unless I need to make a card for an occasion.   So yes shame on me :).   When I do-do it though I realize how much I really miss it.  It truly is my therapy.  

Since we are talking about hanging, here is a little monkey treat for you.   Had a great weekend and spent Saturday over at the MFT Boutique.   Took a great class by Wendy Ramlakhan on copic coloring.   She is very talented and taught us about texturing with the colorless blender.   I met Wendy a few months back and was amazed by her coloring hair technique and this time around she taught us about fur and demin.  So my little monkey is a bit furry and the process is quite easy.  After you are finished coloring your image and it is completely dry, take your colorless blender refill and moisten a washcloth.   Then gently press your image.   Isn't this great, I mean isn't Wendy great?! I still have to practice on the denim technique but if you are curious hop on over to her blog at SugarPea Designs

Paper: SU Espresso, Kraft, Celery, DP Paper Studio Poteeka Souffle
Accessories:  MFT Dienamics Vine Border, Nesties Oval
Stamps: MFT Monkey Busines

Hope everyone is having a safe and fun summer.  Thanks for stopping by and I promise to post more and real soon.