Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Some Odd Dandelion Fairy

My stampy friend and I are starting a monthly stamp camp.  For my technique this month, I wanted to teach coloring with Copics.  Some Odd Girl recently had a non-traditional hair challenge (which I won! w00t!).  

A few weeks ago, I submitted MAL: Queen of the Entire Freakin' Universe for Unity Stamp Co's Friends with Flair Friday.  One of the dresses in this stamp set has feathers.  I colored them like peacock feathers and loved it.

So, when I saw Some Odd Girl's non-traditional hair challenge, I *really really* wanted to do peacock hair, but I was out of town and had limited resources, so my "wild hair" wasn't so wild.  I still wanted to do the peacock hair.  It sounded great in my head and I needed to see it on paper.  I figured, if it looks good, then I can use it as a sample for stamp camp!  I picked up Some Odd Girl's Dandelion Fairy because I thought she would be perfect for the job! I'm actually really happy with how it turned out:

I wanted to do a simple card, because I didn't want anything to take away from the hair.  Turns out, my simple card took for.ever!

The card base is Papertrey Ink's White Cardstock.  The polka dot pattern paper is from DCWV's dots, plaids, and stripes paper pack.  The yellow is Recollections.  For the clouds, I actually used Papertrey Ink's Tree Tops die.  I die cut a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask. Then used Tim Holt's new Salty Ocean distress ink [not shown on his website] to distress the paper around it to create the sky and clouds, fading toward the bottom.  I created the shadows on the clouds using Copics C1, C2, and C3.  The shading technique was outlined in Some Odd Girl's Facebook Fun Day Tutorial.  Then I just cut two corner pieces in the yellow and applied them to the empty corners.

The big cloud on the bottom is again Papertrey Ink's Tree Tops die.  It makes a great cloud!  I started following the tutorial and hand drawing the clouds.  I didn't like it.  Then I remembered that I got a QuicKutz cloud die *way* back in the day.  As I was searching the die bin for it, I came across the Tree Top die and thought, "Hmph.  Who'da thunk?  That totally looks like a cloud!"  I cut the trunk off and voila!   

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Dreams set.

The sun is from Papertrey Ink's Back Pocket Basics stamped in Stampin' Up!'s Crushed Curry [retired].  Again, the little clouds are QuicKutz dies [which, I bought a long time ago and can't find].

So, now on to Dandelion Fairy.  I colored her using Copics:

Hair: BV08, B26, BG18, and YG06.  I did not blend at all.  I wanted it really streaky.
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R81 [Skin is by far my *least* favorite thing to color]
Dress/Shoes: YG09. YG07, E57, E55, B29, B28, and B24. 
Wings: BV01, BV000
Dandelion: YG09, YG07, C2

So...there you have it.  She's a little unorthodox, but I think she rocks it!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Celebrate Odd!

Today was Facebook Fun Day over at Some Odd Girl Stamps.  Kristy (Master Odd Girl) sent us on a scavenger hunt around the website.  The prize was Flag Wavin' Mae!

I'm counting down to the end of my vacation, so I wanted to get in as much crafty time as possible.  With the three year-old sufficiently entertained coloring up Giggle Fairy, I got to work. 

Here is the card I made:

I thought the Independence Day theme seemed fitting, seeing as how she's wavin' flags.

I colored using Copics:

Hair: E15, E13, Y18, and Y11
Eyes: B14, B12
Skin: E11, E00, E000, and R81
Clothes/Flags: B69, B29, B28, R39, R29, R27, N1, N0

You know what else is perfect for this card?!?!  STICKLES!  So, of course, I busted out the STICKLES!  You know I love my stickles.  =o D

The paper and embellishments are all BoBunny, except for the card base, which is Papertrey Ink's True Black.

Thanks to Some Odd Girl for giving us a bit of fun on a Saturday afternoon.

Thanks for looking!

Game On!

Some Odd Girl challenged us to a Non-Traditional Hair challenge!  That means we can color hair any way we want, as long as it's not the typical blonde, brown, black, etc.

I used my favorite Geeky Mae to make this card:

I just love Geeky Mae.  I colored her using Copics:

Hair: C9, C7, C5, RV14, RV13
Skin: E11, E00, E000, RV11
Clothes, YG09, YG07, YG06, YR09, YR07, YR04.
Eyes: B29, B28

The card base is Papertrey Ink's True Black.  The orange layers are all Recollections.

All of the pattern papers, including 'Game On', are from DCWV's Tech Paper Pack.

I think she's just AH-dorable!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Dear Friend

The yin to my yang (as she dubbed us) is watching my kitty for me next week while we're on vacation.  I bought specific stamps for her last year (on vacation) and never used them.  I *had* to get her a card made for when she comes to check up on our little Pippa.

Here is the card:

The card base is Papertrey Ink's True Black cardstock.  The pink plaid is from the scrap pile.  The black spots are from DCWV's Dots and Plaids paper pack.  The confetti paper is from Stampin' Up!.

The sentiment is by Impression Obsession and the embelishments are Jolee's Boutique.

The Zebra is from Kraftin' Kimmies.  He might be discontinued because I could find him on the website.  I colored using Copics and applied the shine with my beloved Stickles.

Daddy's Day

Father's day is around the corner.  I really suck at making masculine cards.  Period.

Regardless, here is the card I made for my Papa:

The card base is Papertrey's True Black cardstock.  The pattern papers are from Tim Holtz paper pack.

The car is from Unity's February KOTM.  The 'DAD' is from Papertrey Ink's Framed Stamp set.

I used ink applicators and distressing pads to create the background.  Then I applied the clock stamps (Tim Holtz) using the water embossing technique.

Water embossing:  Press stamp into embossing pad (I use Versamark) and spray with water.  Stamp onto card and remove immediately. Set with embossing gun.

Thanks for looking!

Art Is Knowing Which Ones To Keep

I've been wanting to try this technique for awhile and never got around to it.  Fortunately, I'm on vacation!  So, cleaning day turned into crafting day!

I made the following card - for no reason whatsoever:


The card base is Adirondack glossy paper mounted on Papertrey Ink's True Black cardstock. I used Adirondack Alcohol Ink to make the background.  Colors: Butterscotch, Stream, Purple Twilight, Sunset Orange, Wild Plum, Sunshine Yellow, Watermelon, Sail Boat Blue, and Citrus.

The butterfly stamp is from Unity's January KOTM and the flourishes are from Unity's Growing In Unity set.

 The sentiment is Tim Holtz.  Hindsight - I should've stamped on lighter colors.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Snowpeople Wedding Invitations

You may look at the title of this post and assume you're about to see Winter themed Wedding invitations.  Well, not exactly.

Two of my favorite people are getting married in October, and it just so happens their last name is (and will be) Snow.

I offered to make them their Wedding invitations.  Here is what I came up with for the invitations and R.S.V.P. cards:


I printed the invitation and R.S.V.P. cards using my good ol' HP 3100 on Papertrey Ink's White Cardstock.

R.S.V.P. cards:

The heart stamp on the R.S.V.P. cards is from Papertrey Ink's Love & Marriage stamp set.

I mounted the printed invitation on Papertrey Ink's black cardstock and put corners over the edges.  The corners are cutout using EK Success' photo corner punch.

The flourishes are from a stamp set I got "way back in the day" and it was not a name brand.  I don't have the package anymore, so I can't tell you who made them.  It was a clearance rack score at one of my favorite paper crafty supply stores. (R.I.P. Memories on Fifth.)  I stamped the flourish using Stampin' Up!'s Cherry Cobbler.  I had to stamp each flourish twice (stamping, then stamping again over the same image) to get the coverage that I wanted.

I originally tried using self-adhesive rhinestones, but they kept falling off.  So I bought some bulk 4mm rhinestones from and adhered them using Scotch's Quick-Dry Adhesive.  (This is quickly becoming my favorite adhesive!)  

Note:  This adhesive comes out really quick, so I painted the glue on the invitation where I wanted the rhinestones using a small paint brush.  I then positioned the rhinestone over the glue and set using an x-acto knife.

So, there you have it!  100 Snowpeople invitations.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Some Odd SFYTT Inspiration Challenge: Six Impossible Things

I used this month's SFYTT to complete Some Odd Girl's Inspiration Challenge.

Here is our SFYTT:

Here is the Card I made using Some Odd Girl's Alice Mae

The card base is Papertrey Ink's White Cardstock.  The heart and tree papers are both from Stampin' Up! (Thanks, MAL!)  The Confetti paper is also from Stampin' Up!.

 I colored using Copics:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R81
Hair: E15, E13, Y18, Y15
Dress/Bow/Tights/Shoes: B14, B02, B00
Apron/Bloomers/Tights: N02, N00

The butterfly is Recollections, the ribbon is Celebrate it!, and the buttons are Bag o' Buttons.

The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmies Wonderland Sentiment Set.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 8, 2012

MAL: Queen Of The Entire Freakin' Universe

I was telling a friend of mine (who also happens to be a manager in my department) about Unity Stamp Co.'s May Kit of the Month.  There's one sentiment in there that I just love.  It states, "It's not east being Queen of the entire freakin' universe."  I told her I really wanted to make a card with it, but I didn't have anyone in mind to be the recipient.  She said, "Hello?!  Me!  I'm Queen of the entire freakin' universe."  I giggled and told her that she would have one coming her way.

I decided to make a hanger for her door instead:

The paper is all Papertrey Ink and the stamps are all from Unity Stamp Co.'s May KOTM.  I colored using Copics.

 Copics: E11, E00, E000, YG09, YG07, YG06, YR09, YR07, YR04, C3, C2, C1

Copics: E11, E00, E000, R39, R27, C10, C9, C7, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1

This one was slightly more complicated.  Copics: E11, E00, E000, B29, B28, B24, BV08, BG17, BG18, YG06, B14, B41, W2, G02, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1.

Thanks for looking!


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