Friday, September 27, 2013

Hey there, Big Frog

Today I have another card from the Falling for Frogs release at A Day for Daisies.
I used Little Missy Frog from A Day for Daisies and papers from Pebbles, Inc.

This little frog reminds me of my daughters when they used to live in their dress-up clothes.  No occasion was too casual for tulle and a tiara!  How the time flies!

Make sure you check out the other design team members for some more amazing projects!!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Flying Frog and some FABULOUS News

I have some fabulous news.
I am now a part of the A Day for Daisies Design team!  I am so excited to work with this hugely talented group of women!

There is a challenge on the ADFD Blog to go along with the latest releases at A Day for Daisies.
The challenge is to use "Buttons and Bows".

I used the Flying Frog image.   I think it is adorable, and I love the fantasy of a frog with wings!!!

Please check out my new fellow design team members:
Did I say I was excited to work with these women??  Yeah, I did! They have some wonderful creations to share with you as well.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Roses, Lace, and a Touch of Gold

The main image on this card was fun to play with.

Every now and then my daughter and I like to watch a wedding show on tv.  Our opinions often differ with the women on the television show, but it is fun to look at the pretty dresses.

This lovely image (Jennifer) from Rubbernecker Stamp Company, I decided, would look wonderful champagne colored... with lots of pearls and rhinestones.  To get the look of pearls and rhinestones, I used Liquid Pearls and Stickles.

 The background was stamped with the background stamp: Damask Pannel #498 from Rubbernecker.  I inked the stamp withVersaMark, stamped the ivory cardstock and then applied Perfect Pearls (gold) with a cotton ball.  The excess was removed with a cleaning cloth for a Swiffer dry mop.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Mixed Media Mermaids

I have been admiring other's mix media projects for some time, now.   So I decided to try the Mix-Ability Challenge over on Splitcoast.  This past week's challenge was to seal a part of your artwork.

I had some Liquitex Glazing Medium from a jewelry project last year, an gave that a try.

Lydia cautioned to test the medium to make sure it wouldn't run the coloring on the artwork... well, I should have listened.  I assumed since I was glazing with a water based glaze over solvent based artwork that I would be fine...  I was wrong. ;)

In my first attempt the metallic markers (solvent based) bled and ran.  I had thought I put too much on at once.

Then I tried to paint a thin layer on first, and then go thicker.  But I still got some bleeding, but thankfully This is an underwater scene, so it kinda worked for me.  (I am thinking heat setting the markers  and letting my thin layer cure longer would have helped)

All in all it was a fun experience!

Stamps used: Rubbernecker: Abstract Roses and Beauty and the Beast Backgrounds; Starving Artistamps: Mini Positive Words; A Day For Daisies: Water World;

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Back to School

My kids are all back in school.
This year one of my kids needs me nearby while she does her homework. So while she gets her work done... I am close at hand doing some homework of my own:

This image is "Pencil Pixie" from Whimsie Doodles.
And I think she just might find her way into my daughter's lunch bag, soon.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mermaid Mojo

The Mojo Monday Sketch for this week (#310) caught my attention.

This A Day for Daisies image (Water Talk) was just itching to be colored and played with, too.

So who am I to get in the way??

The image was colored with Copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a peek!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Polar Peace

Perhaps I am the only one...
... but has anyone else ever bought a fabulous embellishment and then never used it?

This sequined holly has made 3 house moves and survived countless "reorganizations" of my craft studio. It was on sale after Christmas years ago.  Back when I scrapped regularly I thought it would make a great page embellishment.

Well, finally the poor thing made it to a card!
Stamps: "Polar Bears" (659-07); "Peace on Earth script" (1204SO); "Snowflakes and Stardust" (451) all from Rubbernecker Stamps (Christmas Stamps);

It is never too soon to start Christmas cards. ;)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Daffodil and Crayons

I pulled out my watercolor crayons once again.  Like with the mum I colored the stamp and then misted the colored stamp. Then I stamped onto the paper.

I just love the way these watercolor floral images stamp!  

Images: "Daffodil" (#753); "I am the vine"(736-03); and "Branch Shadow" (718) all from Rubbernecker Stamps;

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