Jul 17, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Abigail Apple in Copic pastels

Here's my latest Kraftin' Kimmie creation!  I LOVE a stamp with a full skirt - so much fun to colour!  And these colours are my ABSOLUTE favourite.  I have gone through two packs of this beautiful Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper.  It just suits me to a t!

I've stamped Abigail on XPress It with Memento tuxedo black.  I've antiqued the edges with distressing ink and punched her out with a Nestie. After colouring, I've added a few accents with my Sharpie Poster Paint pen and crystal glaze on the apples.  I did have to give her some eyelids and eyelashes.  The big eyes seemed too "blank" for me!

Dress:  R17, R14, R12, R11
Apples, sash, bows:  G24, G21, G20
Hair:  E49, E29, E25, E33, E31
Basket:  E35, E34, E33
Skin:  E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, R00
Outline:  Bg10
Eyes:  B00

As mentioned, this is my fave Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper (6x6 stack).  I've used SU! Cameo Coral.  I've antiqued all the edges with distressing ink.  I've added some cute little plastic flowers I had, and some self-adhesive pearls (I LOVE these patterned ones!).  And then I've punched out various Gabrielle papers with my new My Favourite Things dies:  Die-namics Dizzy Doily, Die-namics Sweet Stack Labels, and inside I've used Die-namics Dizzy Border

To abide with Kimmie's challenge, I've decorated the inside for once!  I used some more Gabrielle paper, SU! Very Vanilla, antiqued the edges, and stamped with a quote from the SU! Asian Artistry set (I LOVE this set!).

I'm entered this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie
Copic Challenge #54, Pastel Colors

Happy Summer!  It's a hot one here today - 33 - phew!


Jul 11, 2011

High Hopes Bear Hugs Thank You Challenge

I had a wonderful week of crafting with my mother-in-law who's been here visiting from England!  Sadly my inlaws went home today, and it's back to work for me tomorrow - boohoo!

Here's a card I finished up this morning, for the High Hopes "Thank You" Challenge!
also for the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C95 Challenge.

I've stamped High Hopes "Bear Hugs" in Memento, rich cocoa, on X-Press it paper.  I've coloured her in Copics, punched out with my Nesties ovals and mounted her on My Mind'sEye, Fine and dandy, "tickled pink" paper (punched with Nesties scallop ovals).  I used another piece of paper from the same 6x6 paper pad, and mounted all on SU! cardstock. I also used SU! certainly celery (which I've embossed with a Cuttlebug folder) and kraft cardstock, and topped with an SU! taffeta ribbon.  The "Thank You" sentiment is a SU! stamp, which I've stamped on the "tickled pink" paper with Memento, tuxedo black, and used my Nesties scallop ovals again, and pop-dotted.  I've added some self-adhesive rhinestones, and some paper roses, which I've accented with liquid glaze (thank you Andrea for this great tip!) to look like dew drops.

Copics used:
Bear:  E35, E31, E53, E50, R20, RV11
Skirt/ flowers:  R89, R85, R83, R81
Shirt/ shoes:  YG97, YG67, YG63, YG61
Socks/ t-shirt:  C1, C00, C000
Hair:  E31, E25, E29, E49
Bandage:  E13, E11
Skin:  E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, R00
Grass:  G21, G24, G29
Outline:  BG10

Happy Summer!


Jul 7, 2011

La-La Land Sweetheart Marci for Copic Challenge

This is my FIRST La-La Land stamp, and it certainly won't be my last!  What a gorgeous image - and PERFECT for Copic colouring!!

I've used SU! Concord Crush and Barely Banana, which I've embossed.  I've used the gorgeous Prima Sweet Fairy 6x6 Paper - what pretty colours!  Accented with a Prima flower, clear SU! button with twine, and some old SU! ribbon I had.

Copics used:
C00, C0, C1
E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
V25, V20, V93
Y32, Y35
R85, R83, R81
E49, E29, E25, E33, E31

I've created this card for the following challenges:

Happy July everyone!


Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Bird & Cage and Glassine Paper

Still having an awesome summer vacation this week - with my inlaws visiting from the UK.  My Mother-in-law Carol and I have been creating non-stop and spending lots of time at my favourite store, Scrappin' Great Deals and attending lots of craft workshops, including an awesome morning yesterday with my good friend Andrea Murdock.  I LOVE any chance to spend time with my crafting friends - and my beloved Copics!

Here's a card we worked on together after Andrea's workshop last week, where I picked up a new fave, Tim Holtz for Sizzix Movers & Shakers!

Here we stamped SU! French Script in Memento Brown on SU! Very Vanilla, then sponged several distress inks and some chalk inks.  With Baroque Motifs, we embossed in detail white EP and inked the edges with distressing ink.  We punched that out with SU! Top Note Die.  We've used SU! Cool Carribean & Chocolate Chip Cardstocks.

My new faves here - Viva Decor Pearl Pens!  Can't get enough of these!  I also discovered the Tim Holtz Glassine Paper.  SO lovely!  So we've cut out of this paper with the Tim Holtz for Sizzix Movers & Shapers Bird & Cage.  Aren't they adorable? 

Happy Summer!!


Jul 5, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Clara in July

Having a wonderful summer vacation - enjoying two weeks with my in-laws who are visiting from England. My Mother-in-law is an avid a stamper as I am - and we`ve spent most evenings (and nights) happily crafting and stamping!

I'm loving my Nesties lately, and Carol wanted to see how to make a shaped card - so this is what we came up with.

In the UK, Carol uses mostly ProMarkers, so she`s enjoyed working with my Copics this week.  She's also a big fan of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, so much more to come with my lovely Kimmies!  Hopefully we'll find time this week to go over and meet Kim.

We made the card with Nesties Labels 10.  I've used the Petite Ovals Large to cut out my paper (My Mind's Eye Hattie).

Clara was stamped on XPress it, and coloured in Copics.  We've added some self-adhesive pearls and some Prima Flowers.  The little soldier has Gold pen for his feather & his buttons.

Happy Summer!