Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Finger Painting Cards!

Yesterday morning I came up with an idea to get my son to sit still so I could do a post. I cleaned up after breakfast, pulled out his finger paints and paper, covered the island stool with an old towel, got the laptop set up, got a fresh cup of coffee and announced "Your going to finger paint!!" he looked at me and his eyes were getting big and he was starting to smile....then he shook his head and said "No, no thanks" well as polite as he was I wasn't giving up without a fight! I gave him something he couldn't resist...his own paintbrush!

There was only one problem with my plan...he's a fast painter! By the time I took 4 pictures and sat down he was done already!!

The best part of this is that its directly linked to a card I made recently during VSN. The challenge was for kids (or kids at heart) to make a card using a food item or use a food as inspiration. But he's a little to young and active to directly help so I made a card for his Great Great Grandma's 90th birthday using one of his finger paintings as a background. I LOVE this idea!! It turned out great and was loved by everyone who saw it. The image was a freebie from Dustin Pike and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil. 

And this is the card I made for her from Me and Tony:

All images are from Doodle Dragon Studios. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. The frogs on the front were all cut out and popped on each level...the legs, the belly and then the hands.  

VSN Cards

These cards were all made for the Pirate Party Mini VSN at Splitcoaststampers. I had the honor of creating a challenge for the main event, I'll post those later. This was my first time playing and first time hosting. I had a blast and can't wait until the next one!! I gotta add that the biggest challenge of VSN is creating a card in 45 minutes or less!!

For this card the challenge was to use fabric. I used this cut off left over from recovering my office chair. I stamped the skull and crossbones then went over it with stickles. The image is from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used baby oil to blend but only on the necessary parts cause I was running out of time!

This card was a sketch challenge. Image is also from Doodle Dragon Studios and was colored with Prismacolor pencils. 

This one was a color challenge. Use Yellow, Orange, Green and a splash of Blue. The challenge was named Pretty Bird...I was pretty proud of myself for working that into the card!! Image is from Doodle Dragon Studios. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended quickly with baby oil.

Now this one was really out of my element. It was a photo inspiration challenge. I sponged the sky, ran a distress ink pad over the bottom for the sand, I drew and cut out the umbrella and beer bottles, then hand wrote the sentiment.

The last one was a challenge to use wood. Be it actual wood, woodgrain or an image with wood in it. I chose a wooden boat. I used baby wipes and ink to create the soft sky and water background. The image is yet again Doodle Dragon Studios! I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and used a black gel pen for the ropes.

Whew!! That was a long one!! Just wait for the main event ones!! I will probably have to break those up a bit. Now if you will excuse me I have a ton of laundry waiting for me! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Late Mother's Day Cards

I am SO late in posting these!!! I actually have a ton of cards to post but I will break it up into a couple of groups. Now where to begin??

This card I made for my Mom:

These cards I made for my Mom and Aunt from my son:

And I made 3 of these but forgot to take pics of the other two. They were made for the little guys 2 Great Grandma's and Great Great Grandma:

This card was made for my Mother-In-Law:

And I have to share this card also it was made by my 20 year old brother for my Mom:

I think he did an awesome job on his first card!!

All the images are from Dustin Pikes Doodle Dragon Studios. They were colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. Thanks for "bear"ing with such a long post!! Be back tomorrow with more!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mothers Day

I have a couple firsts here: First time making a criss cross card...First time doing a Spotlight Technique...and my First sale!! I made these 3 cards for a friend of my uncle that I made the Mother Bird card for. All 3 came out beautiful!!

I love the criss cross card! I will definitely being making more of these in the future! My roses are from Dustin Pike and are colored with Prismacolor pencils using baby oil to blend.

This one I used the Spotlight Technique but I really don't like the idea of leaving the background all black and white so instead I left the background lighter so it had a faded look. The fence, grass and birds are all colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. The sky was watercolored using stamp took a long time but was well worth it!!

This card was made with the same image and technique as the first one. The picture below shows how I popped the roses on both cards.

I will be back tomorrow with the cards I made for my mom and all the grandmas!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Easter Treats

I'm so behind in posting!! Been really busy lately!! I have no clue when the madness will end so I'm popping in with a super quick post of the treat bags I made for Easter. The images are all from Dustin Pike and colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. The edging was done with stamp ink and a baby wipe.

I have a lot more to share!! Hopefully I will be back really soon!