Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Winter Wings

Winter Wings is a card inspired by some of the creative work by Theresa Momber. I created this card for a challenge at Gina K's Stamp TV website. I recently started posting on Gina K's site and I discovered a wonderful opportunity to participate in some fun challenges. This is the site if you are interested in joining in on the fun!

Measurements and Supplies
Focal Image: Gina K Designs "Winter Wings" Illustrator Asela Hopkins, Inspiration: Theresa Momber
Background Image: Gina K Designs "Tree Silhouettes"
Pure Luxury Cardstock:
Black Onyx: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
Moonlit Fog: 5 1/4 in x 4 in
Pure White and Black Onyx cut with Nestabilities die Label 11
Forest Branches embossing folder
Memento London Fog Inkpad
Adhesive of choice
Glue of choice

Background was sponged with Memento Ink "London Fog"

Snow line masked and sponged with Memento Ink "London Fog" Trees were inked with London Fog. I added some shadows to the trees with Copic marker C3.

The Layer of Moonlit Fog was embossed with "Forest Branches" and muted with Memento ink "London Fog". .

Focal imaged stamped with Memento "London Fog".

Imaged was colored with Copic Markers C6, C4, C2 and C0 After uploading the picture, I discovered the eye was too light. I have since, darkened the eye with C6and it looks much better. I cut the focal image out with a pair of sharp scissors.

I applied craft glue to the back of the focal image and allowed it to dry in order to add strength to the image.

I muted 2 brads with Copic Marker C6 and assembled the card.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed creating the card. Thank you for taking the time to look at my site.


Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm Yours, Hook Line and Sinker!

The fun CMC Color Challenge for "sheer" finished October 22. Sue won the contest with her very cute "Tilda" card. Head on over the the CMC Color Challenge and look at her fantastic work!

This was my entry for the "sheer" challenge. The image just makes me laugh!

Image: Gina K Designs - "Quite a Catch"
Fishbowl: Drawn freehand with black Copic multiliner. . (Didn't have a fishbowl large enough)
Copics: B000,00,01
YG 05, 17, 63
C1,3, Blender
YR 14, 16, 18
Image of fish stamped in memento london fog and upper body highlighted with black multiliner

This was another monochromatic image I did earlier with brown tones.
Focal stamp image: "Hey Soul Sista" Digital by Squigglefly
Background image: Gina K Designs, "Tree Silhouettes"
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury "White", "Chocolate Kiss" and "Pumpkin Spice"

I just love monochromatic techniques- can you tell?!

Thank you for stopping by to visit my site. Please feel free to leave a comment. Stop by again soon!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It was Bosses Day and I Needed a Card!

We celebrated Bosses Day this week and the staff wanted me to make a card. I actually have two bosses so I was busy -

The first Card was made with a technique using "Glitter Ritz" a very micro fine glitter. You place a special special framed image on double sided tape using transfer paper. Small portions of the image (darkest first) are removed and the Glitter Ritz is rubbed into the image. This process is continued - finishing with the part of the image that you want to be the lightest in color. GREAT FUN! I am going to make some gift tags with this technique.

The little "bear" card was created using a Milton & CO stamp.
Stamp: Bear with cart by Milton & CO
Paper: Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and Green Grass by Gina K
Copics for Bear and Cart: E 53, 25, 29, 99 and 41
Flower Soft was used for the flowers.
Ribbon: White Ribbon colored green with a green copic to match my paper.

I have a lot more cards to post this week so stop by soon. (I have a few days off... can you tell?)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Furry Little Friends

I have had a wonderful few days off from my work at the hospital.  I took some much needed time to clean and organize my "crop" room.  It was getting to where I could not find the floor or tables!  Ahhh much better now.

The "Fall Squirrel" is a stamp by Rubber Stampede
Leaf/Acorn stamp: Gina K Designs "A Year of Leaves" by Melanie Muenchinger
Card stock Gina K Pure Luxury "Chocolate Kiss"  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 41/4 inches
 Image layer: Pure Luxury "Pure White" 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 inches
Leaves: YR 14, 16, 18,  Y15 
Acorns: E51,55,57, 59
Squirrel: E 51, 55, 57, 59

The picture of the squirrel  appears  much lighter than the original picture.  I guess I need to work on my photography and editing! I had so much fun with my friends that night I think I only completed 2 cards...  but I had a G R E A T time! I had difficulty uploading the second card but will try again later.

 I spent some time today making my card for my next Color Creative Classroom challenge.  We needed to make a card with something "sheer" or "transparent".  I haven't had that technique in class yet... so I "winged" it - no pun intended!.    My card is soooo cute... But I cannot post it until the challenge is over.  I think it gets over around the 22nd of this month. The  cards on the site from the other students and "Lovers of Copics" are just amazing! There is so much talent out there!

Must get up early for work tomorrow.  Will post again soon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Won! I Won the Monochromatic Challenge!

As you know, I am taking an On-line Copic class from Suzanne Dean at  We have the opportunity to participate in challenges that allow us to practice all our new skills.  The challenges are twice a month and we can post our work on our blog site after the challenge is over and the winner has been selected.  Well....... I won! I won! (Oh ya, did I tell you I am a little excited?)   I am so surprised and beyond ecstatic!  Here it is -

This little fella was colored with:
 Face and hands: Copics E000, E00 and E11
Mummy wrappings : E33,35,37,40
Background:  I  tore strips of paper
and sponged antique linen and old burlap distress ink on the strips
 I cut the mummy out and used pop dots to place the mummy on top of the  background. 
 Isn't he just cute?  I should have the sentiment read "I want My Mummy"!  Oh, I can't believe I said that!

I also posted a second entry with these cute little girls...  it didn't win but I had loads of fun doing it. Let me just say...   I have a new appreciation for how difficult it is to actually do a monochromatic card. 

Stamp "Hey Soul "Sista" Digital - Squiglefly
Background with Gina K's "Tree Silhouettes" with Memento ink -"London Fog"
Paper: Gina K "Pure Luxury" 120#
White ribbon colored with  C3 Copics and tied with Bow-Easy

I had a wonderful time cropping with my friends last night!  Kathleen made a wonderful pot of Amish Chicken Noodle Soup and I brought a loaf of crusty bread.  Melanie was celebrating a birthday this weekend so we celebrated with wonderful brownies for the occasion.  Barbara brought some almonds for our snack  so we could remain satiated while we were busy making our creations.   We worked at Kathleen's home until evening then we were off to Memories for the Making in Lodi for an evening of salad, pizza and fun cropping until 11:30.    Great food mixed with the worlds' greatest friends make for a fantastic day! 

My next posting will be tomorrow....  I will post the two cards I made yesterday....  yes, it took me all day to do two cards... LOL

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment and join my blog.  Poor Mary and Lee are getting lonesome! 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What a Beautiful Day!

Hello everyone!  I have a few days off so  that means I get to play - play - play with my Copics and other paper crafts! The weather is getting cooler and it feels like fall is at our doorstep.  This time of year reminds me of  hot cider, pumpkin pie and celebrations with family and good friends.

This is a card I made for a special anniversary.  I love playing with beads and thought I would try putting them on a card.  I used my Scor-Pal to score the pattern and sewed the beads for embellishment.  The heart was from the gypsy machine.  I just love pink, gray and black together.

I really love the stamps from Gina K. Those who know and love me know that I  "live" on her website and that she is one of my  favorite vendors.  I particularly enjoy using those by Theresa Momber, a designer for Gina K.  The following is a card using one of Theresa's stamp sets - "It's a Good  Life".   You can see some of the beautiful work that Teresa does at:
.......see what I mean? :)

This time of year is filled with projects.  I am still busy making Halloween and Thanksgiving treats for this year but I thought I would post a picture of the treat baskets I made for my co-workers last year.  

That's all I have for tonight.... it is getting late for this ole girl~~~  I have a fun day scheduled tomorrow with my good friends, Kathleen, Barbara and Melanie.  You know what that means... there will be more projects to look at ~  so  come back and take a peek!   Thank you for taking the time to stop by and look at my work!