Saturday, June 14, 2008

More Father's Day

A dear friend sent me two images of this cute little boy, holding what appears to be a stressed out but very cute big footed squirmming frog. I thought them perfect for Father's Day Cards. I set to work and created the following cards for my grandsons to give to their father tomorrow. I think he will like them .

The image is called "Froggy Gift" and is from High Hopes Stamps. The whimsical image makes me smile.

Happy Father's Day all, especially to my husband who is a real father figure to our little ones (he knows what I mean), my sons, and my own dear departed father. May God bless you all!



Happy Father's Day

Greetings! In the spirit of Father's Day, I have a few cards to share. One is from the retired SU stamp set called "When I Grow Up". This is a cute set that I have been laying to play with.
I created a background with Pastel Kaleidacolor ink. The image was stamped with Color Box Black, painted with watercolor pencils, then doodlebug sugar coating glitter...yellow, purple, and orange. Added pink gems. The paper is SU eggplant and teal. The coral paper came from my stash. Also used SU's photo punch to add a little more dimension to the card.
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

More owls....


Just a quick addition to my blog, I was playing with the Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Creme de Cocoa yesterday. I took a piece of glossy white and sprayed the glimmer mist onto the paper, and ended up with something a little darker than expected. Very nice color, but I thought it wasn't going to work with the owl card I had in mind. I actually considered scrapping (pardon the pun) the project but decided to go into what I call "recovery mode". In the end, I would go a little lighter on the white gel pen on the leaves, but the card is still OK. I used a Souffle 3-D opaque puffy ink pen on the owl's tummy and like the look and texture. I'm not sure what paper I used as I pulled it out of my scraps, but I think it is Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow. The ribbon is called Textured Trios and comes from Michael's dollar ribbon bin. I love this ribbon and wish I had bought extra. I also added amber colored jewels from Doodle Design Inc.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Owls, I'm late but here they are!

I've noticed a huge influx of birds in stamping these days, that is great, I love birds and found an excuse to get a few. I bought GinaK's "owl always love you" set a few months ago and just got them out to play today. I love this set of stamps, the expression the owls display is too cute.
Now, how was it made... stamped the owls onto SU's white glossy cardstock, used Summer Sun, around the owls, then blended Tattered Angle's Creme de Chocolate Glitter mist with a cotton ball outside of the yellow, then used another cotton ball around the edges and applied Close to Coco. (Sounds like I need a candy bar with all of these chocolate references).

Painted the owls with Creamy Caramel, and Close to Cocoa, beak and feet...So Saffron . The leaves are Mellow Moss and Old Olive. I added white gel pen to the leaves and feet. Added a few brown eyelets with a Crop A Dial. The ribbon is a golden sheer sheen that I had in my stash.
Hope you like the card, I think it is loverly.