Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scarecrow Teddy

This week's image from Faith is this ADORABLE "Scarecrow Teddy". He is actually just a small part of a set just released over at Faith digital stamp shop. You really should check out the rest of the images!! She does a wonderful job!!!

I colored in the image w/colored pencils, inked the edges of the white & brown cardstock. Popped it up on the card, added some bling, flowers & twine to complete the look. I painted the yellow flower w/the Creative Inspiration Paints to give it some shimmer. And put some Diamond Glaze on his "heart" for some added depth. Double Delights challenge is twine or rafia, so I looped some twine behind the flower and threaded it thru on the button as well.


Image: Scarecrow Teddy Designed 2 Delight
Paper: White, brown & olive cardstock, scrap patterned paper
Inks: VersaColor Pigment Ink 80 White
VersaMagic Chalk Ink Jumbo Java
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Paint: Creative Inspirations Paint - Winter Frost
Misc: Colored pencils, Diamond Glaze, Carmel Twine, Prima Flowers,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beautiful Blessing

October as we all know is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

My grandmother died at an early age due to Breast Cancer, so this is something very near to my heart. I have participated in many Relay for Life events, contributed towards Breast Cancer events and even planned & help start a bowling tournament "Strike Out Cancer" in my hometown to raise money for the cause as well. This image from Faith this week is absolutely amazing!!

The background is actually an Irish Blessing. I didn't want to 'take away' any of the beauty of the image, so I just simply colored in the flowers - pink of course! I then used Diamond Glaze on the centers of the flowers to give them some dimension. Then went over the top of the flowers with my CI Paints "TuTu Pink" paint. That is also another wonderful site you need to check out if you haven't already!

I then added a pink ribbon and a twine bow, topped with some flowers and bling. And over @ Double Delight - the weekly challenge was PINK!
I have kinda been on a brown & pink kick lately and just love how the colors all came together on this one.

Paper: White, Brown, Tan and Pink Cardstock, Misc patterned background paper
Colors: Sargent Watercolor pencils, Versa Color 154 Bark (inked edges), Studio G Pink VP0003 (inked edges), StazOn Jet Black "Hope"
Misc: Misc Pink ribbon, Natural twine, Prime flowers, Diamond Glaze, Misc bling



*~*Happy Birthdays*~*

October is a really busy month at my house. I have 3 friends w/birthdays, my mother & eldest granddaughter's birthday, my wedding anniversary and my own birthday ~ WHEW!!!

This is the card I made for my mother. Like me, she loves the fall colors. I recently purchased this digi stamp from Faith over @ Delightful Inspiration's. She has some wonderful images there.

I cut out the 2 'closest' leaves and painted them w/Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust for some wonderful shimmer. Then popped them up on the card. Don't they look great!!

Paper: White, Brown, Burnt Orange, Goldenrod cardstock
Stamps: Fall Leaves Digi Stamp - Designed to Delight
Sanded (Background)- Stampin' Up
Colors: Image was colored in using Adobe Photoshop
Edges inked w/Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Misc: CuttleBug Happy Birthday folder, Fairy Dust CI Panits, black & natural twine, pale yellow button

Now, my oldest granddaughter just turned 5. And we all know that it's not the card they go after, but the gift. But I loved this little birthday cupcake. I printed it out twice, once on chocolate cardtsock, then on pink. I then painted the pink 'frosting' with the Creative Inspirations "TuTu Pink' paint. And then colored then candle and put a little shimmer on there as well with my Gelly Roll pen. Then I cut out the candle and popped it up.

Paper: White, Purple, Pink cardstock
Stamps: Cup Cake - Designed to Delight
Misc : CuttleBug Happy Birthday folder, TuTu Pink CI Paint, Gelly Poll Clear Star Dust Pen

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Whimsical lil' card

Here is this week's card made with the freebie whimsical flowers by Faith. It is part of the newly released set "Willow Whimsy". Check out her site, she has some wonderful digi’s for anytime of the year.

Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this week and you will get a new freebie next week via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it @ Faith’s digi stamps shop [here] and play along to receive the next freebies. I colored it in w/Copic Markers and inked my edges. I then added dimensionals to the back and popped it up. I then added my ribbon & twine bow ties, along w/a Prima flower sprayed with a little Glimmer Mist.

Below you can see a close up of the bling that I added to each flowers. As well as the flowers spritzed with the mist. Then over at Double Delight Challenges – this week challenge was blues & greens. Head over & check out Double Delight Challenges on Saturday for their latest challenge!!

Hope you like it and I enjoy hearing comments!!

THANKS - Michelle

Digi Stamp: Flowers & Sentiment by Designed 2 Delight

Ink: Distress Ink “Tumbled Glass”

Markers: Copic YG11 Mignonette, BV02 Prune

Misc: Hero Arts Pearls & Gems, Prima Flower, Green satin ribbon, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper “Deco", Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Apple a day..............

Well, you know the old saying!! These "Two Apples" from Faith this week are just perfect for this time of year. I can smell the apple pie cooking now ~sniff, sniff~

I colored the image using the Adobe Photoshop and made one red (my hubby likes those) and one green for me! I carried the red & green theme thru on my background by layering the green on top of the brick red. Then - on Double Delight's challenge, it was to use borders punches. So, I used this beautiful scallop punch that I purchsed not that long ago, in the brick red color. I then layered on top of that, a cocoa brown, then brown color core paper. I used the QuicKutz Stripes Label folder thru the Cuttlebug, and then distressed it by sanding it away to make the light brown pop thru.

I then went over top of the apples with the Diamond Glaze. I was rushing a lil bit so I have a few tiny bubbles in it...oops! I then finished it off w/some bling and a red button tied with some brown twine.

Please check out these wonderful sites and join in the fun!!!
Hope to see you there soon!