Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspired by Nature

I created this card using the watercolor technique shown on the Art Impressions blog.

Supplies used:

Climbing Ivy #AA1382

Flower Pot #D1737

Lg Foilage #D1733

WC Salvia #B2432

Teeny Tiny Grass #AAA1374

Sm Pot #AA1729

Teeny Tiny Flowers #AAA1368

Marvy Leplume II Markers:
8, 15, 20, 43, 45, 100

Marvy Heritage Ink Pad - Sepia

Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper & Watercolor paintbrush

Any coordinating plaid paper

Cutting pattern for making roses is available for download from Penny Duncan.

Nestabilities Labels #1 Die

Lace, Ribbons, Buttons, Sewing Machine, White Thread

Monday, July 25, 2011

Anything new at your nest?

This chicken always makes me smile. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic and Prismacolor Alcohol Markers. Cut thin strips of mustard cardstock for the straw.

Supplies used:

Art Impressions Stamps:

U1842 Birdie & Egg Carton
D1860 Anything New
Y1874 Chicken Wire

Copic Markers: R35, R29, R27, R22, Y21, Y19, Y18, Y17, YR65, W1, W5, E71, E74

Prismacolor Markers: Goldenrod

Sizzix Sizzlits Buttons #5 die

Nestabilities Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles for the scalloped border

Cardstock: Black, Red, Mustard, White

Crochet thread for buttons


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Art Impressions Stitching Challenge

The challenge for this week on the Art Impressions blog is to do real or faux stitching on your card. This was an easy one for me as I like to sew designer paper on my cards.

Supplies used:

Art Impressions Stamp U1527 Betty

Copic Markers:
C1, C3, C5, E000, E31, E33, E35, B32, B24, R20, Y15, Y17, W1, W3, W5

Memento Black ink

White cardstock

Designer papers from K&Co

Misc supplies: Lace, buttons, sewing machine with white thread, glue dots, adhesive.

More challenges I am entering my card in:

Fab N Funky - Challenge #82 - Animal Magic

Paper Take Weekly - Getting Cute

Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lie about your age....

This is one of my all time favorite Art Impression images. It always makes me smile. It's sure to make the person who receives it smile too.

Supply list:

Art Impressions Stamps:
Gossip Club T1522
Lie About Your Age G3575

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

White cardstock base

Designer paper - Best Occasions Scrap Pack from Walmart

Copic markers:
YG63, YG03, R20, W1, E000, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, R81, R83, BV02, C1, C3, C5, E71, E74

Deco Art Paper Effects to add a glossy look to glasses

White Gel Extreme Pen to dot faces

Sewing Machine with white thread

Small piece of ribbon

Prima flowers

Pearls for center of flowers

Glue dots and adhesive


Simon Says - Anything goes challenge

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Anything new at your nest?

The theme for this weeks Art Impressions Challenge theme is to use a bird on your card. This was an easy one for me as I love all of the "birdbrain" stamps.

Supplies used:

Art Impressions Stamps:
H1869 Small Birdie
D1860 Anything New
Y1874 Chicken Wire

Copic Markers: C1, E50, E11, E33, R27, YR14, YR21, Y17

Prismacolor Premier Alcohol Marker - Goldenrod

Nestabilities Standard Classic Circles Lg, Classic Scalloped Circles Lg.

White, black, mustard and red cardstock


Scissors, paper cutter

Pop dots to attached bird image

I am also entering my card in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Maude's flipping out!

Maude's flipping out!

This style of card is called a flip flop or swing card. I love how the middle part moves when you open them.

There's a wonderful step by step tutorial on how to make these on the Splitcoast Stampers website.

Supply list:

Art Impressions stamps:
F3146 Mini Maude
C1452 Coffee

Textured pink cardstock
White smooth cardstock
Black smooth cardstock

Copic Markers:
E000, R20, R81, R83, C1, C5, G000, Y11

Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp Maude

Versafine Onyx Black to stamp message

Three types of ribbon



Paper cutter or craft knife

Pencil to draw cutting lines

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Art Impressions Giraffe & Safari Chic

Art Impressions - Challenge #23 The theme is to use something from our stash. I have a hugh stash of designer paper from all those 50% off sales at J's. I dug out one of my favorite pads called Safari Chic which works super with the Art Impressions animal stamps.

Bugaboo - Anything Goes Challenges

Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes

Supply list:

Art Impressions Jumbo Giraffe Stamp

DCWV Safari Chic designer paper
Copic Markers: E31, E33, YG21, YG23, YG63
Paper Shapers Daisy punch for flower and leaves
White, mustard and green cardstock
Memento cocoa ink
Paper cutter

Monday, July 4, 2011

It's been one of those days!

Lol, I can so relate to this one.


Paper Sundaes Challenge #76 - Stitching

Supplies used:

Art Impressions Stamps:

J1550 Sylvia

E1668 One of those days

Copic Markers:
C1, C3, C5, E31, E33, E35, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y19, B32, R00, E000, E93

Stripe and dot paper are from the Lettering Delights Digital Paper Pack called Mosquito

Light yellow and white cardstock

Nestabilities Long Class Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle dies

Prima flowers

5mm Pearls for center of flowers



Sewing Machine with white thread

Micro Glue Dots to attach pearls to flowers