Friday, March 6, 2015

texture challenge

Hi everyone.  We got a lot of ice, and a little snow on top of that.  It has allowed me to be home the last couple of days so I have entered a challenge at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge which was to make a card with an optional twist of "texture".

I recently signed up for a swap where the theme is flowers, or gardens.  Since my dragonfly card on kraft went over so well with you, I thought I'd make a couple of more for the swap.  The kraft that I printed on has a green color on the opposite side.  When I embossed it with an embossing folder, I was able to sand the raised areas and reveal the kraft color.  Here are my two cards.  Both are colored with colored pencils.

I also fashioned a makeshift light box by using some foil and a piece of white foam board by a window.  Are these photos better than my last few?  I'd like to know your opinion.  There is some glitter added to both of these, but the photos do not pick it up.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Smoking Kills

Hi everyone.  I've got my favorite kind of card to share with you today - a funny one!  I saw something on the internet about how smoking kills that struck me as so funny and I wanted to make a card with it, so here it is!  I really don't know what's up with my camera - this photo looks fuzzy to me too.  I will have to play around with the settings.

The image was drawn by my daughter Chesney Young.  She has plans to one day open her own shop, so when that happens this fun image will be available to you all.

Okay - I played around with the settings and took another picture - slightly better?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Magnolia birthday

I have to apologize for the fuzzy photograph of my card today.  I had already given the card away before I looked at the pictures I took so I couldn't re-take it.  This is using a Magnolia image I received in an image swap some time ago.  She's colored with Copic markers.  I added a little red gem to dot the i in "Birthday"

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Playing with kraft

Two cards I made with kraft paper and colored pencils.  Both of the images are by Diana Garrison.  She was an artist at Squigglefly, but luckily you can still get her images at her Etsy shop, Crooked Little Studio.  The sentiment on the first card was computer generated by me.  I also used a speckle stamp all over it after I finished coloring it. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Old and New and Gold or blue

Hi everyone!  Today I've got two cards to share with you.  One is using an old image that I received a while back in that image swap I joined.  All I know about this first image is that it's a bella from Stamping Bella.  I colored her with Copic markers and computer generated the sentiment.  I added some glitter on the cake.

This second card uses a new image I just purchased from Zuri Digital Stamps on Etsy.  She has some really cute images, and this one just called me to buy it!  I colored it with copic markers and added a little glitter  to the confetti around the blowout.  The only thing I'm not happy with about this card is the green rain dots I used.  They appear black on the card (not just in the photo) and that disappoints me some.

Okay, so along with the rest of the world I've been looking at the "dress" and I see white and gold which seems to be the most popular vote, but the dress in question is actually royal blue and black.  What do you see?  They say that it is all a matter of lighting, and if that is the case, then we all need to question how we are photographing and lighting the cards we take pictures of!  I have had friends tell me "the card you sent is more blue than it appears in your blog", but never has it been such a difference as this!  Please comment and tell me what you see!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two cards - one I like one I hate

I've got a couple of cards to share today with some images I received a while back in an image swap I joined.  This first one is not one I'm happy with.  I didn't color the hair well at all.  In fact, I would have thrown this away except it's going to a young girl who won't care much about the card, but more about the gift certificate to a bookstore that's inside.

The image is from Saturated Canary - but I don't know the name of it because the sender didn't write it down.  The sentiment was from Squigglefly.

This next card is one I had a lot of fun with.  I don't know where this image is from.  I made the sentiment up.  It's going to the girl who cleans my teeth.  She is a big golfing fan.

Here is the inside.  I found the holey sock image by googling coloring book pages.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Etsy stamp

Another snow day for me today!  We got a nice blanket of snow yesterday on top of the approximately 1" of ice we got the day before.  It is really pretty.  Today it's supposed to warm up to about 38 degrees, so it should be melting off some.  

Here's a card that was fun to make.  The image is one I got on Etsy at Pink Gem Designs.  She is called Poppy In Sneakers.  Isn't she cute?  The background is my attempt at the video I saw at Marker Pop blog.