Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Stamps: Heartfelt Phrases, Inkadinkadoo stamp
Ink: Black, glue pad
Paper: Kraft, Black, White, Patterned Stripes
Accessories, etc.: Doodlebug Black Flock, grosgrain ribbon, mat pack and piercer
Monday, July 28, 2008
I think one of things that helped the most is I limited myself to very specific supplies, since I temporarily relocated upstairs. One of the stamps I brought with me was this delightful Surfboard Trio stamp by DeNami Designs.
I stamped that, coloured it in with the Kohinoors, then put in quite a few layers. I wasn't really thinking too much about it, I just kept thinking "hey, this would look good layered on green, then black..." So I did that, twice. I have to say I LOVE the effect of stamping a solid image on a textured cardstock. Especially on a card that is tropical themed. It just seems like the perfect touch. The funniest thing about this card, when both my mom and my sister picked it up to check it out (they were NOT in the same room at the times) they both said "whoa". I guess it did end up a tad on the heavy side. Guess it's a hand deliver only kind of card :D
That's all for now! Hope your day was full of sunshine!
Supplies: Stamps: Surfboard Trio, Small Solid Bamboo Leaf, Sending you Sunshine (Denami Designs)
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Paper: Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, White, Rose
Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, oval nesties, stickles, pencil crayons, black pen
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
So, my card made it through the first round at the PaperCrafts Gallery Idol. The theme for the next round was Monochromatic. I went with a truly "stampy" card. I know it's popular to make scrappy cards, especially for magazine publications, but that just wasn't being true to my style. If you would like to support me, check out here and go to the link under Description, and vote for Tashers.
In other news, the Dare to Get Dirty challenges start this week!
Check HERE for details
Check HERE for the forum
Check HERE for the gallery
I said there was more...
So I might as well post a card. This card features another new gel-a-tins set. This one is called Sheltering Tree and it's a fabulously fun build a tree set. For the tree, I stamped the top part with regular dye ink, then went over with an aquapainter to shade it all in.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
For card number two, I was thinking about how cool the swirly bits in this set would look as a background on white. So that's what I started out with. Then I went ahead and used the tree trunk as a trunk, adding in some nice green leaves. Next I went over all the leaves with a green Spica marker.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
For this first one, I wanted to show how versatile these apples were. I wanted to make them look a little more lifelike. I sponged my inks and outlined the apples and I have to say, I was thrilled with the results!!
For this one, I wanted to make use of the adorable shaped sentiment. I went with a good old stand by layout, but jazzed up the background with embossed circles.
I had JUST purchased the Memento Ink Pear Tart. It only seemed appropriate to use it with this pear image. For the bite marks, I stamped the pear on a post-it, then drew over where I wanted the image to be taken away from. I used those to carefully mask.
Other news: I made it to the Top 15 in the Gallery Idol contest!! Thanks to all who voted! I will also be sharing more fun gelly releases throughout the week. These ones are set to be available by July 25th!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Stamps: Starving Artistamps Tropic Sentiments 2 DoodleFactory Tropics,
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Accessories, etc.: gelly gems, Copic markers, Acetate
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Stamps: Sushi set
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: White, Red, Black, Grey, DCWV Far East mat pack
Accessories, etc.: circle nestabilities (regular ones), label die cut, copic markers, glitter pen
Remember, you can still vote in the PaperCrafts gallery idol contest. My card is here. To vote for any card, go to the link under Description. It will take you to ballot.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Mine can be found here!
To vote, be sure to follow the links under the description, where it says Click Here to Vote for your favorite! . It is not the "love it" button.
Thanks for your support!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Stamps: Big and Wild Things, Friend by Definition, Heartfelt Phrases
Ink: Summer Sun, Old Olive, Stazon Brown
Paper: SU! mustard polka dots DP, Creamy Caramel, White, Transparency
Accessories, etc.: Twill, brads, pop dots
Friday, July 11, 2008
Stamps: Amuse Sushi Set
Paper: White, Taken with Teal, Old Olive
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Accessories, etc.: pop dots, Copic markers, black ribbon, stickles
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is card is WAY cuter in person! I already a 6x3 card cut out. But then I thought, how cute would it be to make the entire thing scalloped. So I used a the largest scalloped rectangle Megability. Love the result!
Stamps: Pet Shop (gelatins), Little Lady (pti)
Ink: Burnt Umber
Paper: Various Bazzill, and staples brand CS
Accessories, etc.: square punch, brads, pop dots, various nestabilities
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Stamps: DoodleFactory Tropics, Tropic Sentiments 2
Paper: Teal, Orange, Green, White
Accessories, etc.: tag die cut, corner rounder, pencil crayons, spica, twill ribbon
In other news, we're still waiting on the Top 20 PaperCrafts Gallery Idol to be posted, and for voting to begin. Voting is set to begin tomorrow, and continues for 2 days. Check here out for details: http://www.papercraftsmag.com/gallery/. Please vote, it doesn't have to be for me, but the more votes the better! (I'm tashers over there, by the way)
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Stamps: DoodleFactory Tropics and tropic sentiments 2
Paper: River Rock, Chocolate, Orange, White
Ink: Versafine Black, turquoise
Accessories, etc.: Rectangle Nestabilities, Copics, Spicas, pop dots
Friday, July 04, 2008
Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Vanilla, SEI Granny's Kitchen
Ink: Burnt Umber (Palette)
Accessories, etc.: twill ribbon, pop dots, copper brad
Thanks for stopping by today! My exciting news for the week was that my card was chosen as one of the Top 20 finalists in PaperCrafts gallery idol. Mine is second from the bottom here. Be sure top check out the site on Monday for the challenge cards!