Sep 29, 2008
"Mystery" kitty is now quite at home on my mom's porch and will even allowed a few photo's to be snapped (he doesn't like the sound the camera makes though.)
Last week I took him out some Tuna Fish and the water off of the tuna and made a friend for life! He's allowed us to even pet him and while this isn't the greatest photo I've ever taken (I had to put the camera on timed photo) I did get a picture of him letting me pet him. See that chair behind my big butt? That's my mom's lawn chair on her porch and now if I sit in the chair he'll hop up on my lap and let me pet him and oh can he purr. The problem now is that he has claws and likes to "kneed" them into my knees (not so good when you're allergic). So this morning I took a folded blanket out with me so he could hop on the blanket without doing damage to my legs. He of course wants to stay on my lap and while that would be nice I had to eventually get up (He's quite heavy) so I ended up having to just stand up holding him on the blanket and setting the blanket down in the lawn chair with kitty still on the blanket.
He loves attention but just had to gain trust in the fact that we weren't going to hurt him. I think he'll be sticking around now as he's there every morning and every night regular as clock work for his food, water & "lovins".
Sep 27, 2008
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Sep 19, 2008
So for today's challenge I took the "easy" way out (At least for me) by using Watercolor Crayons and coloring directly on the stamp and misting with water. Since I was out of Watercolor paper (except for a cheap brand that really stinks) I decided to go with Whisper White card stock instead. I still think it came out pretty decent even if it didn't bleed as much as it would have on watercolor paper.
My stamp is from (Penny Black - Carnation) Carnations happen to be one of my all time favorite flowers so I had to have this particular image. I colored it with Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive and Garden Green crayons and then lightly misted the stamp a few times before stamping it on the card stock. Then I stamped my sentiment (Hero Arts - Treasure the Moments) in Palette Noir Black ink. I added 3 Dew Drops (Island blossoms) and some Rose Red Grosgrain ribbon and a Prima Flower with a Rose Red Brad.
The background paper reminds me of a "watercolor wash" even though it's pre-printed it still has that effect. It's from http://www.-cut-it-up.com/ I added a strip down the side of Regal Rose & Rose Red. I used my crimper on the Regal Rose (does anyone use a crimper still? Well obviously I did but I mean is that really out of style now?) The focal piece was mounted with foam mounting tape.
This is another card being sent to a fellow stamper that inspires me. She's known as Debbie Olson of Thinking Inking. I love her cards so much. She has a real elegant style of stamping so I hope she enjoys this card.
That's it for today. Be sure to check out all the other wonderful watercolor creations by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon. You won't be disappointed.
Sep 18, 2008
The card base is Pumpkin Pie layered with Close To Cocoa that I distressed with CTC ink as well. Then I added a strip of DP (Provo Craft - Apple Harvest Scrap Pad) and a scallop punched strip of More Mustard.
For the focal image (Judith - I-33) that's the name on the side of the stamp. I stamped the Rooster with Palette Noir Black ink on Whisper White card stock. Colored it with Prisma Colored Pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I masked him and sponged an oval using a punched template and So Saffron and More Mustard inks. I added Crystal Effects to his top notch and whatever that funky chin thing is called (Anna will know) I also highlighted his beak with an Orange Spica Glitter Pen. (Here is a close up so you can see the detail a little better.) I cut the image out with my Rectangle Nestablities and mounted it on a So Saffron Rectangle distressed with More Mustard Ink. Then I added a piece of Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon and a cool button I got from my mom's button stash (thanks mom) and frayed some of the ribbon to tie on the button.
For the sentiment (Hero Arts) I colored directly on the stamp with Basic Gray & Pumpkin Pie markers, cut it out with the Lg. Oval punch (SU) and added 2 orange mini brads (Queen and Co.). The sentiment and focal image were mounted with foam mounting tape.
Anna is such a creative person and has a unique and fun style of stamping. She always makes me smile with her wonderful creations and this is my way of saying, "Thanks for the inspiration and the smile you put on my face with your wonderful cards." - Anna if you read my blog this is on it's way to you.
Sep 12, 2008
SMILE! - That's what this little bat just seems to be saying.
For today's Blogger Challenge we were to use Designer Paper on our cards/projects. I hadn't planned on participating this week not because I didn't have any designer paper but more because I've been sick (boo hoo) all week with a bad cold, I had a Stamp Club to prepare for which was last night and today is my daughter's birthday. So much going on and I just didn't think I could fit anything more in. Then "inspiration" hit and I just had to come up with a card. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays an I just couldn't resist creating this card for this weeks challenge.
My little bat is one I picked up several years ago. The label says, Carson-Dellosa Publ. CD-8534 on it. I colored him with Copic Markets and an Only Orange marker. Then I cut out the Bow Tie from a second image and added Orange Peel Stickles to the tie for some sparkle and raised it up with foam mounting tape.
My card base is Old Olive and then I layered a piece of the Ghostly Greetings DP (SU) that I distressed with Pumpkin Pie ink. I stamped the sentiment (Inkadinkado - Ghouls and Goblins) with Palette Noir Black Ink. Next I added a strip of DP with the Pumpkins onto Basic Black card stock that I cut with Fiskars Notch Paper Edgers (I need to use my scissor more often).
I cut out a piece of the Bat patterned paper using my Nestablities Dies and a piece of Basic Black. Then I mounted the Bat image with Foam Mounting Tape and added 3 mini orange brads (Queen and Company) to complete the card. I also highlighted the bats toes with a Yellow Spica Glitter Pen for a little more glitz.
I had FUN with this card and hope you enjoy it too. Be sure to check out the other projects by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon on my side bar.
Sep 10, 2008
Here is the link to the card I originally found:
For my card I changed the layout so it would appear at the bottom of the card. I also wanted to incorporate the Upsy Daisy stamp set so I used it as a background stamp, "pretty cool" huh!
My card base is Whisper White followed by a layer of Chocolate Chip that I stamped the Upsy Daisy flowers with a VersaMark pad. Then I embossed the sentiment with Winter White EP. I recommend embossing the sentiment first and then stamping the flowers. I did it the opposite way and my flowers hadn't dried enough before I put the EP down and I had to use a small paintbrush to get rid of the excess powder where it wasn't suppose to be.
I added a piece of Chocolate Chip Designer Paper and Kiwi Kiss that I used the Scallop Punch and Paper Piercing Tool. Then I stamped the flowers from Pocket Silhouettes using Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point Blue on Whisper White and punched them out using the 1 1/4" Circle punch and layered them on the 1 3/8" Circle in the matching color. I also punched smaller circles using the 1/2" circle punch. I glued the smaller circles down and raised the larger ones up using foam mounting tape to complete the card.
Sep 8, 2008
Sep 7, 2008
For my card I chose to use some Designer Paper from DCWW (Die Cuts With A View) that came on one of those huge mixed packets. I based my Color Scheme on the paper and away I went.
My card base is: Chocolate Chip layered with Cool Carribean (now retired - insert sad face) that was distressed with CC ink as well. Then I layered the striped designer paper. I added a piece of the Polka Dot dp that I added scalloped strips of Creamy Caramel card stock and pierced holes in the scallops.
My focal image was watercolored using the ink pads and an Aqua Painter. Again I'm not all that great at watercoloring but I gave it the old "college try" as they say and it didn't turn to bad.
For some added fun I used Crystal Effects on the flippers and snorkle. I also used a Clear Spica Glitter pen to add some shimmer to the polka dots on the inner tube. The sunglasses have foil tape on them so they look pretty authentic. I added 3 tan brads (Queen and Co.) to the side of the cirlce as well and then mounted it to Cool Carribean and Close To Cocoa using my Nestabilities Dies and the piercing tool. The sentiment is from one of those rolling stamps that has several sentiments on it and I picked it up at JoAnn's. I stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink and mounted it onto the Cool Carribean. They were punched using SU Oval punches. I added 2 small mini brads from Queen and Company and mounted the sentiment and focal image with foam mounting tape.