Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sketches 39-43

Here are a few more S&S sketches I've been working on. Let's jump right in, shall we?

Sketch 39 is first on the list. The kites are from Hero Arts OWH Righ At Home set. I didn't color them because there is so much color and busy-ness from the background paper. The sentiment is DeNami.

For sketch 40, I used some patterned scraps and a bit of ribbon to cover where the papers meet. My first thought was to make it a masculine card, but my purple ink was screaming to be used. In order to keep it happy, I used it with this great Inkadinkado stamp. Four little dabs of silver Pearl Pen complete the look.

Next is sketch 41. I used one of the new stamps I picked up at the rubber stamp and paper show last weekend by Endless Creations. I spent way too much money at their booth but it was worth it! The background is actually a card from one of those boxes you can buy at Joann's. You know the ones, they have about 100 cards in them and are usually lots of different patterns. I came across a few I had leftover when I was looking for something else the other day. I didn't want anything that would detract from the sentiment. A few lines of Baker's Twine and presto...a card.

Let's move on to sketch 42. The card base is another one from that big box. The sentiment comes from Endless Creations. At first I put some Pearl Pen in the corners, but it didn't give enough pow. So I added pearls to the middle of the Pearl Pen and it looked a lot better.

Last but not least for today is sketch 43. These are both new stamps from Endless Creations. I simply couldn't resist the image stamp and the sentiment was meant to go with a couple of mummy stamps I have, but it went well with this, I think. The image is colored with Copics and has touches of Glossy Accents. The layering paper pattern is shiny bronze and gives it an extra bit of pizzazz.

That's all for today, everyone. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Sketch 38

Oh my! I had so much fun with the next sketch on my list. You will find sketch 38 here. I did several cards with this sketch and used two pieces of 12x12 paper out of my stash. Yay! I'm two pieces closer to being able to buy more paper lol. So here we go.
The first two have a cute little freebie on them. It's colored with Copics. To make the pattern on them, I simply used my Copic Colorless Blender. The sentiment is from one the Hero Arts OWH sets. There's a bit of Glossy Accents added to make them shine a bit.

These next two have another freebie, also colored with Copics. I added some Glossy Accents to the hearts. The first sentiment is, again, a Hero Arts OWH set and the second sentiment is DeNami.

For this one, I used the princess bobblehead from Bugaboo. These are so adorable that I think I have more printed out than I could ever use. This time I layered the background strips in black to make them stand out a bit more. To be honest, I didn't even think about it before I got to this card and it was too late to go back and redo the other ones lol. She is colored with Copics, the sentiment is Hero Arts again, and there's more Glossy Accents. I added some bling to her crown and she turned out so pretty.

Finally, I used a MelonHeadz (I think) freebie on the last card. It was already colored which is always a plus. I can totally see a parent sending this to one of their children. There's a bit of Glossy Accents on the ice cubes.

I really enjoy this sketch as you can see. Is there a sketch you really enjoy working with?
As a little side note, the bling on the first three cards came from this:

I found this big and, I think, gaudy leaf/branch thing in the clearance bin at Ben Franklin. There is no way I'd use the whole thing on a card or scrapbook page, but when I saw it I could easily picture deconstructing it and using bits and pieces on lots of projects. Does this ever happen to you?

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Disney Squares

I purchased this adorable Disney paper awhile ago. It was covered with little squares, each having a Disney character in it. I cut them all up and made several cards, then I got tired of looking at them so I tucked them away. Well, a couple of weeks ago I purchased some Sesame Street paper that was the same except with Sesame Street characters. I told myself I have to finish using the Disney before I can cut up the Sesame Street. I'm making good headway and here are a few of the cards.

I really like how the red pops out from the white and purple on this one.

This is the only Minnie I had left. She just seemed to call out for ric-a-rac and a button. 

Some of you might recognize S&S sketch 6 here. I made several of this one with different embossing folders for the backgrounds. I like how the yellow pops in the middle. The sentiment is DeNami.

The last one for today has a great Inkadinkado stamp. Those kid sayings just make me smile...all over my face!

I still have some Disney characters left, but it's time to work on a few more sketches. So I'll have some more adorable Disney faces for you soon. I hope someone puts a smile all over YOUR face today!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration

How many of you have discovered Pinterest? I have and it's given me a lot of inspiration! Today I'm going to share some of the cards I've made from that inspiration. All of these were part of the gifts I gave to my mom and stepmom for Mother's Day. I gave them each a set of 12 cards with envelopes. It was odd giving the cards to anyone but Operation Write Home!

All of the sentiments are from SU! Everything else was in my stash.

Do you ever give a set of cards as a gift? I love sharing my creativity that way and everyone is so appreciative.

Hope you're having a great week!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sketches 33 - 37

It's that time again...time for more S&S sketches! I've found myself leaning towards more masculine type cards these days. Some are even brown as per Sandy's "request."

You'll find sketch 33 here. As usual these days, all of the papers are from my stash. The sentiment is from SU! I added a little more detail by piercing around the edge and connecting the dots with a black pen.

This is sketch 34. I used more of the same papers and a different sentiment from the same SU! set. This time I added detail with a Pearl Pen. I've been trying to use the entire sheet of paper once I cut into it. This prevents less scraps and I already have the mojo flowing for those papers.

For sketch 35, I used a cute stamp from Rubbernecker and a sentiment from one of the Hero Arts OWH sets. Look...browns! I added a bit of ribbon to hide where the papers meet. I colored the image with Copics and white embossed the sentiment.

Next on the list would be sketch 36. Did you notice more brown? All of the stamps are from Hero Arts OWH sets. I stamped the middle sentiment in black, then I used Memento London Fog for the others. I stamped it once then again to give it the progressively lighter look. There's a brad holding the clock hands on the clock.

The last sketch for this post is 37. The patterned papers I've had forever and just recently found in a drawer. They have metallic touches of copper and bronze on them that make them really pop. I believe they're from a 4X6 DCWV pack. The sentiment is SU! and there's a bit of Pearl Pen to help ground it.

That's it for this post. I hope you're all having a wonderful spring!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Miss Ewe

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope everyone is having beautiful weather like we are here in Washington. This is the fourth weekend in a row that's been gorgeous and it's supposed to break into the 70s! Trust me, that's something to write about if you live here lol.

Today it's Down on the Farm time over at Crafty Contagion. Our challenge is to make something with a farm animal on it. I had a lot of options to choose from in my printed digis, but I decided on this cute sheep that you can find for free on the Operation Write Home site.

I used Copics for the grey and Pearl Pen for the dots on the sheep. The embossing folder is Geo Flowers from The Paper Studio. The background designer paper is from DCWV. The whole thing is based on sketch 6 from the Stars & Stamps blog.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! And to all the mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day!