Thursday, April 21, 2011

Polka Dot Craze

Haven't posted much lately but I have been creating like crazy!! One of my favorite places on the web to hangout is Splitcoaststampers and lately I have been checking out there challenges. Every tuesday there is a Teapot Tuesday Challenge and for the last few weeks I have had every intention of joining but keep getting side tracked so the point is last week I saw a request to make a card for the hostess of that challenge to celebrate her 5 year anniversary at SCS and I could not resist! She has a deep love of Polkadots and Teapots (of course hence the challenge name!)

All the image are from none other than Dustin Pike and were colored with Prismacolor pencils using baby oil to blend. Everything was edged with ColorBox ink in Violet and all polkadots were done in purple glitter ink.  This card was a blast to make!! Hope she loves it as much as I do!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Catch

I love how this one came out so light and cheery. I smile every time I look at it! The image is of course Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils using baby oil to blend. The background paper is from the Bung-a-low Jung-a-low paper stack from The Paper Studio. My favorite part is the purple ink edging on the flowers I think thats going to be my new favorite trick to add depth to simple flowers.

I still need to decide what to write inside but at least its ready to attach and mail off! I'm entering this card in both of these challenges:
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Easter
Catered Crop - Recipe (My recipe is plaid pattern paper, green, blue and yellow for my colors, stamp ink for accent and a little bit of bling for embellishment)

Mother Bird

I made this card and framed saying for my uncle to give his mother for Mother's Day.

I surprised him with the card and thankfully he really liked it. The image is from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I didn't have much time so I kept it pretty simple but the flowers and the bird are layered and popped up for dimension. I love doing this it gave so much life to the card while keeping it clean looking.

I'm entering the card in Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings

His mother carries this saying in her wallet and he thought it would be nice to frame it so she can hang it in her bedroom. He brought me the frame and I made the background paper. The saying is printed on Vellum. To make the background I crumbled the paper, flattened it out then rubbed Tim Holts distress ink on it. Then I used the tea staining technique but with coffee...I don't drink tea so I didn't have any around to try this. I really like the darker color you get with the coffee. I almost forgot when I was drying the paper I flipped it to let the other side dry better. That side almost perfectly matched the frame so I used that side. Ink colors- Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Choo-Choo Express

I finally entered one of Dustin Pike's challenges!! The first one I missed cause I was overwhelmed with making birthday cards. The second one I just missed entering my baby shower card and gift box by only 20 minutes :(. So I am over the moon that I made this one! I created this train for Pike's Playground with the challenge being "Anything But A Card with an Easter Theme". All images are from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. Here are some close ups of each piece...

I had a lot of fun making this 3d train its going to look great on my table Easter morning. For now I'm putting this up somewhere high cause my 2 year old son loves to play with it! It won't stand a change of surviving if he realizes there is chocolate inside!!

Thanks for checking out my first 3d project I hope you love it as much as I do!