Sunday, July 29, 2012

Make It Crafty - Enchanted Unicorn

Howdy Everyone!

Today, I am posting a card featuring a beautiful image from Make It Crafty called Enchanted Unicorn.

I used a lot of peach with pearls, cheese cloth and a doily to give this a very feminine feel.

I used several Copics with a flicking technique to create the rainbow color in the unicorn's mane and tail. 

This lovely sentiment comes from Stamper's Anonymous by Tim Holtz. I love his inspirational sentiments.

If you look below the flowers, you can see I used a Leaf Chippie to embellish the flowers. I covered it with Pearl Acrylic paint and used my airbrush to add blue and green Copics for color. I love that the pearl shows through even when covered with a spray of Copics.

Here is the list of supplies I used on this card...

Stuff to Say - Stamper's Anonymous
Once Upon a Time Paper - DCWV
Copics Airbrush System
Distress Ink 
Cheese Cloth
Liquid Pearls (Border around the unicorn)

Hey, have you seen Zoe's new Coloring Techniques With Markers? If you have not seen this book yet, you have to check it out. She gives very easy-to-follow tutorials, great for the beginner, and great for experienced stamper who wants to brush up on their skills and learn something new. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sympathy Card

The card I am posting today is sad for me because it represents the loss of two people in my life over the last week. 
My aunt passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's. We also lost a friend, a precious member of our church this week. 
I made this sympathy card while thinking of the families of these two precious ladies. 
No images with this card. I used layers of spellbinders dies and a simple sympathy sentiment.
Fleur de Lis Pendant - Spellbinders
 Anna Griffin Sentiment

I used my Xyron adhesive, but I don't love the fact that it leaves bits of adhesive in the spaces. I need to work on a better solution for layering.

So, sad reasons for my card today, but wanted to give you some inspiration for the times when a sympathy card is in order.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Wednesday!!!
It is time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. Our challenge this week is 
"Winged Things."


I painted Silver Fairy using  Distress Ink and added depth using Distress Markers. I used lace to create the soft blue background for Silver Fairy   

I used the sketch from CLP challenge because it fit the design I wanted to use perfectly.
I hope you will join us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Make It Crafty - Sealed with a Kiss

Howdy Y'all!
I hope you are having a great summer (or winter depending on where you live)!!!  We are having a nice, warm summer so far.

For my card today, I am featuring a beautiful new stamp from Make It Crafty called "Sealed with a Kiss."  

I wanted to carry the fancy dress onto the card, so I added some of this gorgeous lace. I also added a chippie from the Butterfly Swirls collection I colored the chippie with purple paint and added some Perfect Pearls for some shimmer.

She is crazy fun to color. I used several shades of Copics to add the shadows, leaving some areas white for the highlights. 

Of course I had to add flowers to this beauty's card. I loved the leaves because they are the same tone as the paper with purple tips.
I used the following items on my card. 

Paper: Once Upon a Time (DCWV)
Ink: Copics, Dye Ink
Accessories: Lace, Liquid Pearls, Flowers, Leaves, paint, Perfect Pearls

I am entering my card in the Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge using this sketch...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!!

Our challenge today at 7 Kids College Fund is STARS AND STRIPES! You don't have to make it a 4th of July card, just use stars and stripes. 

I got all patriotic and went with the 4th of July theme...


This stamp is called Tilda Catching Stars, but it always feels to me like she is throwing stars more than catching them.

I hope you will join us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. 

Have a Safe and Happy 4th!!! Thanks for stopping by today.