Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Rainbows Have It

So here's the second card I created for the challenge blog:

Yes. It's another rainbow colour scheme. So far it's rainbow-2, ombre-1. Hmmm. Wonder if I can even up the score...

I gotta take a nap now, so this one's a quickie. Catch you later.

supplies used (all a|s)
stamps: birthday greetings, mad for plaids
cardstock: sugar
ink: bermuda, buttercup, cherry, grape, orange, navy, sage, versafine onyx black
other: washi tape

Hugs and Kisses.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Taste the Rainbow

I'm back with another DT post for the A Muse Studio Consultants Challenge blog.

This week I decided to try my hand at the rainbow colour trend. Here's my first attempt:

I started by creating my background using Lots of Dots and lots of ink. Then I added a slate mat before adhering everything to a sugar card base. The sentiment is from a recent hostess set called Eat Cake.

Come back tomorrow for a look at my second card...

supplies used
stamps: eat cake, lots of dots
cardstock: sugar, slate
ink: bermuda, buttercup, cherry, grape, orange, navy, sage, slate

Hugs and Kisses...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ombre versus Rainbow

Yes friends. It's an epic battle on the challenge blog between two of the leading colour trends - Ombre and Rainbow. Which will come out on top?

For my first project, I decided on ombre.

I started out with various green a|s inks, stamped the ink pads on a craft mat from light to dark, sprayed the mat with water, and added a damp piece of watercolour paper to the pools of ink. Then I left the paper to dry before stamping with Beautiful Botanicals and Beautiful Botanicals 2. Next I added the entire panel to a grass cardstock mat, adhered a sentiment panel wrapped with onyx bakers twine before adding it all to a sugar card base. The white embossed sentiment comes from the Essential Sentiments set.

I'm thinking I might try something rainbow inspired next. So stay tuned...

Supplies used (all A Muse Studio)
stamps: beautiful botanicals, beautiful botanicals 2, essential sentiments
cardstock: sugar, grass
ink: lichen, grass, fern, versamark, versafine onyx black
other: watercolour paper, onyx baker's twine, white embossing powder, corner chomper

Hugs and Kisses.

Monday, July 08, 2013

3 Cheers for the Red White & Blue

This week the challenge over on the blog is to create a red, white, and blue Independence/military hero celebration. A colour challenge? Love those! Military men? Lots of those in my family! U.S. Independence? Celebrating my third year as a citizen! So, yeah, I made a little something... and here she is:

I knew I wanted to do something that wasn't the traditional red, white, and navy, so I started with the ringmaster from Under the Big Top. I coloured him in using the sky and cherry Tombow markers and some diluted navy ink and a waterbrush.  I used a star image from Cool Yule to mimic a fireworks display. Then I grounded him with some lines from Mad for Plaids in navy and balanced the heavy right side of the card with another set of lines in the lighter sky ink.

You have until Saturday, July 13 at 11:59 MST to link up your creation. So get to it!

Supplies Used
stamps: cool yule, mad for plaids, under the big top
cardstock: sugar
ink: navy, sky
other: Tombow markers, waterbrush

Hugs and Kisses!

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Birthdays with Sushi Dolls Abby Cupcake

Happy Sunday. Today I'm sharing a little project I created with the adorable Abby Cupcake digi from the Sushi Dolls Collection. I discovered the sweet Sushi Dolls images while surfing YouTube during my lunch break one day. Naturally, I got home and couldn't find the video right away, so it took a few days of searching to find it again and locate the digis I wanted. (Let that be a lesson to like the video the moment you see something you want to try my crafty friends.)

My visit to Sushi Dolls creator Susi's blog, led me to her newest DT call, so I decided to take a shot and here's my entry:

I enjoyed colouring Abby so much, I ended up creating a set of three cards. The girls were coloured using Touch Twin Brush alcohol markers. The same markers were used for skin and hair, but varied so I could give them all slightly different hair and skin tones while keeping a cohesive whole. I'd like to think I succeeded just a little. Ready for some closeups?

Peach Abby was the first to get coloured. She was inspired by my new Coral Sunset nail polish which I purchased last weekend. (Random, I know.) I just looked down at my hands and thought, "wouldn't this colour make a tasty cupcake?" So I experimented with a few colour combos and ended up with this beauty.
Touch Twins Used: YR132 YR133 BR107 R140 (skin) BR103 BR96 BR92 R1 (hair) R140 R28 R22 R14  CG0.5 CG1 CG2 (cupcake)

Since I was still in a colouring mood, I coloured up skin and hair on two more stamps. Then I remembered that YouTube ad where the presenter shows you how to decorate a cake and add a doll to the center, so I made my second Abby pink like that Barbie doll cake.
Touch Twins Used: YR132 YR133 BR107 RP7 (skin) BR103 BR96 BR92 R1 (hair) RP7 RP9 RP198 RP138  CG0.5 CG1 CG2 (cupcake)

Abby Cupcake number three was inspired by the paper pad I decided to use: MME Happy Day. I just loved the combination of colours in the papers and chose to work with the blue because I knew they would all complement each other.
Touch Twins Used: YR132 YR133 BR107 R18 (skin) BR103 BR96 BR92 R1 (hair) B68 B67 B65 B63  CG0.5 CG1 CG2 (cupcake)

I hope you like these cards half as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Hugs and Kisses.

Supplies Used
stamps: Abby Cupcake (Sushi Dolls), Heart-2-Heart #5 (PTI), Fillable Frames #7 (PTI), Think Big #1 (PTI)
paper: MME 6x6 Happy Day, a|s Sugar, a|s Mermaid, a|s Grapefruit, a|s Poppy, Crafters Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White
ink: a|s Mermaid, a|s Grapefruit, a|s Poppy, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
other: Heart-2-Heart #5 dies, white embossing powder, oval nestabilities, white paint pen

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