Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Midweek Sushi

I'm here to get you take you into the weekend by sharing a few new creations with you.

First up is Sushi Doll AniC. She is just so adorable.
I coloured her using Touch Twin brush markers and cut her out using a Lifestyle Crafts circle die. That sweet flower in her hair had me thinking Hawaii, so I diecut "Aloha" with the new a|s Tall Alpha dies and adhered my sentiment to a Terracotta Tile circle. Some patterned paper from the Echo Park Sweet Day pack was added to a white card base before I assembled the card.
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Next, is Sushi Doll MingNa.

MingNa was also coloured using Touch Twin brush markers. I was inspired by a recent Marker Pop challenge to colour an image using various blues, so I chose a few blues and got to work. Her hair is coloured with markers from the blue grey family. Square Spellbinders Nestabilities were used to diecut both  MingNa and a mat in a|s ocean. Patterned paper is from MME Happy Day and the sentiment is from the a|s set, Friend to Friend.
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As a reminder, here are the stamps released in August.

September will be here soon with a whole new set of Sushi Dolls to enjoy. I can't wait to share what Susi has in store for you...

Hugs and Kisses.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Today I'm throwing my hat in the ring and applying for the Your Next Stamp digi team.

I've chosen a few of my favourite recent projects to showcase my "style" such as it is.

The first is a little Copic experiment that turned out exactly the way I wanted. I've got a thing for bright colours when I'm creating and these flowers just say fun. Original blog post with project details can be found here.

Next up is a little watercolour wonder. I didn't to use a traditional pink/blue combo so that my card could be used for any relationship - friends, siblings, or lovers. The original post can be found here.

Finally, something I created after my switch from Copics to Touch Twin markers. Original post found here.

I'm hopeful the YNS decision makers will enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed making them.

Hugs and Kisses.

Monday, August 19, 2013

School's in Session...

So this is the week that the big yellow buses are back on the road as students return to school. In honour of the occasion, I've made a little something from the Sushi Dolls Special August Release. Whether you're a sweet little newbie headed to your very first class ever, or an old coot like me trying to add a few more credits to get that all important degree, here's a little encouragement...

This very (deceptively) simple card took quite some time to create. Somehow, for me, CAS just translates into forever and a day, which is seriously funny since I can't seem to multiple layer to save my life. But I digress...

My dear Mrs. Sherwyn was coloured with Touch Twin Brush Markers. Once she was completely dry, I went back in with my B143 marker just over the lens of the glasses to give the suggestion of a tint and differentiate that area from the rest of her face. I fussy cut her out and adhered her to the edge of a mini chalkboard from an old Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, stuck two layers of pop dots to her head and pencil, and added it all to an embossed piece of cardstock.

If you're a Touch Twin user, here are the colour combos I used for this project:

Mrs. Sherwyn and the rest of the special Sushi Dolls release for back to school are available on Susi's site. Why not create a pick-me-up for someone's lunch box today using one of these adorable images?

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Hugs and Kisses.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Some SOG-ie Love

Today I'm sharing a card I made a few weeks ago for a coworker who wanted something for a friend's birthday. I remembered that the same friend had gotten married last year, and my coworker - the bridesmaid - had worn a pink dress. So I figured that would be a good colour to incorporate in my card. And since I had just gotten some new (to me) Some Odd Girl stamps, I knew I had to use one.

My starting point was Cardabilities Sketch 77 and some A Muse Studio Splash inks.

I cut a circle and used it as a mask to create a pattern on white cardstock, then mounted it on some black, and rounded one corner. I stamped Big Wishes Mae in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with some Touch Twin Brush markers. The sentiment and flag banners are from the Celebration Mae set.

Hugs and Kisses.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Blossoming Summer

Here's a little quickie bit of inspiration for this week's challenge: stamped flowers.

I wanted to try some colouring on kraft, so I stamped some Floral Duet in Versamark, embossed in white, and got out my Tombow Markers. I think I liked the way it turned out.

Why don't you give it a try. Stamp some flowers and join the challenge. You have until Saturday.

Supplies used (all A Muse Studio)
stamps: floral duet, contemporary greetings
cardstock: kraft, sugar, vellum
ink: versamark, versafine onyx black
other: tombow markers (025, 703, 847, 856, 899, 912, 933, 947, 993)

Hugs and Kisses.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Summer is Blossoming

...and so are we. At least, we're creating some gorgeous florals with paper and ink over on the challenge blog this week.

Here's my entry:
This pretty peony was coloured with various Tombow markers, spritzed with water, and stamped on to some sugar cardstock. Once I removed my acrylic block, I realised that the flower was a little too undefined. So I went back with the line art image and my stamp-a-ma-jig to make it more "flower" and less "smudge". LOL. The frame was created using some a|s washi tape on a vanilla cardstock base. A little fussy cutting, foam dots, some french roast pearls, a cocoa sentiment and I was done!

Ready for a close up?

The markers I used were: apricot, buttercup, and squash. I really like the way this turned out, so I'll definitely be trying it again soon.

Why don't you ink up your pretty floral stamps and join us? You have until 11:59 pm MST on Saturday, August 10 to link up your project. See you there...

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Hugs and Kisses.

Flutterby Special

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