Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Spy Sketches

This is my first attempt at the I Spy Sketches challenge. I pulled out a set that hasn't seen ink in a looong time. The chef is from Inky Antics Garnishing Chefs set. Isn't he adorable? For some reason every time I look at him I hear a thick Italian accent in my head!
I colored him with copics and added a little sparkle with a glitter pen. After I finished coloring and layering the image I set out to make the background. I used my new Spellbinders Square Swatches die for the patterned paper and then cut the white, black, and grey squares on my trimmer. The red check paper is from my Simple Stories Summer Fresh pad and the black polka dot is from Jenni Bowlin called Haven. I added a flag banner with the sentiment and a red button tied with twine to finish it off.
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Monday, September 10, 2012

TSG Birthday Celebration Day 3

What is this five posts in less than a week? Yep. I told you I had a lot of stamping time this weekend! Been a long time since I have had this much free stamping time.

Day Three's challenge was an inspiration picture. I pulled out the My Little Friend set and got to work. I colored the little gnome with copics and then cut him out with a Spellbinders circle die. With the die still in place I drew a black circle around him. I used a scallop punch on some My Mind's Eye Nostalgia paper and then added a scalloped border with some pink pearls.
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TSG Birthday Challenge Day 2

This is my day two challenge card for the TSG birthday challenge. The challenge was to make a birthday themed card or project for the man or boy in your life. I pulled out my Oh Crop set and got to work. I colored the images with copics and then fussy cut them out. I love the cow! (Must be the little bit of Nebraska I still have left in me!) And what is a farmer without a cow?
I cut the sky and pasture with a die and then inked the edges to give some dimension. The clouds were cut with a die and then embossed. It is hard to tell from the picture but I popped the farmer, cow, and barn up with pop dots. I used the "Oh crop I almost forgot" sentiment on the inside.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

TSG Birthday Challenge Day 4

Believe it or not I was able to complete all five challenges for There She Goes Birthday Celebration. I have been able to spend quite a bit of time in my stamp room over the weekend, it has been a while since I have been able to do that. Each day a different challenge was posted so I will post all five of the cards I made. If you haven't figured out yet I won't be posting them in the order the challenges were given, just in case you are keeping track!
The challenge for day four was to use banners on a birthday card. Easy peasy right? I pulled out my Scent-sational set and got inky. I colored the sweet little skunk with copics and then layered the image onto a scalloped oval die cut with a Spellbinders die. The banners were cut with a flag die and then folded over some twine. The patterned paper is Echo Park Hello Summer. Love the bright colors!
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TSG Birthday Celebration Day 5

 The challenge for There She Goes Stamps birthday celebration for day five is to use at least three embellishments on a birthday card. I wanted to go a little outside the box, but I think this cute little scientist is perfect to wish someone a birthday. He is from the TSG set Cutie Pi, and happens to be one of my daughter's absolute favorite sets from TSG. I stamped the image and then colored him with colics. I cut the image out and then layered it onto a blue rectangle. I used a die to cut the oval and then stamped What's the matter? before adding some buttons. The green paper bow was cut with a die and layered onto a strip of Basic Grey Oliver patterned paper.
Close up of my little scientist and his birthday potion!
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TSG Birthday Challenge Day 1

There She Goes Stamps is celebrating their fourth birthday this week. Each day this week is a different birthday themed challenge. Monday's challenge was to use numbers. I don't have a TSG stamp set with numbers so I stamped the cake image and then used some Thickers numbers that I have had laying around for ages. I used Jen Del Muro's idea for mounting the pearls on some cardstock circles to make them stand out a little more. The patterned paper is Simple Stories Harvest Lane--love it. Definitely a different color combo for me, but I like it.
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