Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen

 "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen." (Luke 24:5-6)

God Bless!!
Until later~

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cheery Cherry card

 I think this may be a new favorite color combo. Can you believe it is the primary colors?? When I think of the primary colors my mind races back to Kindergarten and my box of 8 fat crayons, you know the BOLD colors. LOL  In this "grown up" version of the primary colors I stuck to red, blue and yellow... but I used Spring Rain, Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart (with a little True Black.)
 I used Versamark to stamp the swirls on my card base, it was looking a little "plain" on it's own. LOL  The "hello" is from The Angel Company set Trendy Greetings, it works well with the Cherry frame (Hero Arts) don't you think? I love how you can combine stuff from various companies and it all just kinda "works."
  I stamped the frame twice and cut the cherries out of one frame and pop dotted it to the other after coloring them with Copic markers.
 Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fisherman Thank You

A couple of weeks ago Hunter was invited to go with the older boys from church to participate in their Annual Fishing Derby. Hunter was so excited to get to go, but I think daddy was even more excited to get to go with Hunter. Well, my boy caught the very first fish of the day- a 14.5" trout. (In the photo Mr. Chad is holding the fish for Hunter.  That really makes me laugh because I know how Hunter is about keeping his hands clean. It doesn't matter how dirty his face gets, his hands have to be clean! LOL)
 I used a retired stamp from The Angel Company and paper from October Afternoon for this cute fisherman Thank You card for the RA leader.

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Until later~

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tie dye technique with Copics

I would like to start by saying THANK YOU to everyone who stops in to read my blog!! I appreciate each on of you. THANK YOU for the encouraging words in your comments!! Love to all!!
Today I am sharing a super cool technique. Did you know you can "tie dye" with your markers. I really like LOVE being able to buy my embellishments in white (or clear) and customizing them to my projects. not only does that save money but space too!! ;-)
So here you go....
For this one I used different colors, you have to wait until your flower dries completely after the first color before adding the second color. (That really doesn't take long because Copics are alcohol based and you use alcohol to push the color to the edges. (Yeah, it just takes a little color in the center of your flower, it looks like you use more ink than you do.)

Look how pretty! The center of my flower is 2 flat paper flowers squished and glued.


Another tie dyed flower. The button (started as white) was airbrushed, I always like playing with the Copic Airbrush system!!

A closer look at the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Feathering technique with Copics

I am working on my "feather" technique, here I used it on the butterfly. You flick the 2 colors into each other without doing the typical blending. This technique works well with the lighter colors.
 The card front was cut slightly shorter than the card back, and then the image overhangs the edge. I used my thumb nail and finger to break down the fibers in the flower so I could give it a little shape. Did you notice the ticket punched corners on the designer paper?
A couple of things I like about this card- the Upper Crust border punched designer paper, the Copic Airbrushed button, purple twine and the faux ribbon made from a strip of cardstock folded in half and ends trimmed on an angle.

Isn't that little mouse adorable? LOL I like how the inside corners are rounded instead of the normal outside corners. Little details like this show that you put a lot of thought into your design. (Thanks Karrie for the details!!) The photo corner is pop dotted, again a little detail that adds lots of interest.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Monday, April 18, 2011

Text me!

This 12x12 layout was for the April Chopped Challenge over on iVillage. Our "mystery ingredients" this month were Something that is not a scrapbook supply (this is getting harder and harder to find because scrappers can use almost anything on a page and make it look good!!) Ink, something round, only one picture and something to add texture.
This photo shows the details along the bottom of my photo. I used various size punches to punch these circles from a piece of Echo Park designer paper. I think it is so cool that my punches were the perfect sizes for the circles. :-) I popped the smaller ones and sprinkled in a few glittered flowers with tiny bling centers for some texture. (The circles already had glittered centers= more texture.)
My title was created with white foam thickers, I inked them up with a couple different Distress Ink colors. (Texture and ink.) Tip: to save money, buy your embellishments in white and customize them yourself.
Even more texture was added with this pleated flower, button and twine handmade embellishment. I cut a 1.75" strip of coordinating Echo Park paper to make the flower. The button and twine are what I used for the "something that is not a scarpbook supply" I know, I kind of took the easy way out with that one. LOL
Here is my finished layout. I LOVE the photo!! Wouldn't it be hilarious if they were texting each other??!! (Maybe they are texting, "I wish Lisa would put down the camera!! Sheesh!!" LOL)
 AND because I wanted even more texture I added the bling in two different colors!! LOL All of the edges of the flat papers were inked with Vintage Photo.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~