Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Owl See You Soon.

Hi all.... Here is a new post for a new day.

This is Victorian Steampunk Owl. Isn't she BEAUTIFUL. I had a blast with this. Mainly because I used lots of elements and it is all silvery. I used DecoArt Metallic Lustre on the background of the owl. I love working with it on different items such as chipboard elements, and buttons, but here I used it straight on the paper. It has such a gorgeous look.

All right. Keep checking out the blog for more fun projects!!!!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Muse Monday - Hawaiian Girl

Hi All... It is Muse Monday, and it has been a crazy couple of weeks. Between work travel, and family emergencies, and great wonderfulness of my oldest daughter getting her first place, I have not had time to create a new one. However... I have brought back an oldie but a goodie... from a year ago to share with you.

A couple more weeks of crazy, and then I should be back in the swing of things. At least I Hope so.

Talk to you soon. 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sketch Challenge at Bombshell

Hey there guys - it is Sketch time, and I used one of my girls I tend to forget about. Cherry Bomb.

Add to that I used a color combination inspired by the paper pad Well Played. GASP - Choosing my paper first - what is this world coming to? But Loving the tealish and red together.

One of the cool elements about this card (In my humble opinion) is the ribbon element. This is an easy one for those of you who struggle making bows. You can do a simple knot and cut the ends to look fancy. I added another piece of ribbon underneath because I wanted it to look finished under, but if it is not where two different pieces meet it looks really good without the under-ribbon.

I hope you all join us in the challenge this week.  It is fun, and you get a chance to win free stuff. Who doesn't like Free?

OK. I hope to post some more soon. REALLY soon. I know I keep saying that but I am going to get some stuff together. :-)

Talk to you later -

Monday, June 30, 2014

Victorian Lady - Steampunk Style

Hi guys!!!! I am posting this a little late, but I was too excited to wait.

This lady was SOoooooooooooo much fun to color. Seriously SOOOoo much fun. This is Steampunk Beauty and she is GORGEOUS and so detailed. So many different nooks and crannies. So many elements. GORGEOUS.  Between coloring the feathers, the ribbon and the hat, to the monocle and her Hair - - OMG coloring the hair was amazingly cool. 

Once I was done, I fit the Die over the image, and realized that part of the hat and the feather weren't fitting, so I cut it out closely and then threaded it through the die and cut out the rest of the image. This technique (Usually referred to as the "out of the box" technique) really works well for images like this with one piece that isn't quite fitting.

Matted it, and then added some blingity bling bling on the top and bottom to give it some interest.

I LOVE coloring these types of images - ones that you don't need a lot of embellishment for on the card, because you want the image to be the focus!!!

I used the following colors:

R81, 83, 85, 89
E50, 51, 53, 57
B60, 63, 66
C3, 5, 7, 9
Y11, 23, 26

Thanks for stopping by. Going to go get ready for sleep now. LOL.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ready for her Debut

OMG OMG OMG... it is HOP time!!!!! Whoop!!!!!! Alison the lovelicious has set the theme this month as red carpet ready and BOY is she ready!!!!! You should have arrived from Marnie's blog. If not head to the Bombshell Stamps blog and check out the  entire hop!!!!

I have been watching a lot of Say Yes to the Dress... and have been just intrigued as heck by the wedding dresses with the sheer midriff. Especially the prices. WOW - you pay more for no fabric than you do for fabric. So I decided I needed to mimic... but white - no... I wanted to go with pink. In the end it makes me think of something Cher might have worn on the red carpet - if it were in black that is. 

I colored the lady in purply blues and pinks. For the midriff and the "skirt" I colored the under areas first.... and then overcolored with the light pink. That way it has some skin tone. I drew in the corset lines. And then added the dots to give it some happy. 

Alright - Now it is time to move on with the hop... Your next stop is Kelli... but if you are lost - the complete list is below. 

Colors used - R81, 83, 85, 89, B60, 63, 66, 69, YR000,00, E11, Y11, 23, 26, 28. 

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Angie: http://www.angiesstampingspace.blogspot.com
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com
Marnie: http://www.papertivity.blogspot.com
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Color me dressed!

Hey guys!!! Long time no see. I have been travelling, sick, crazy at work, daughter graduating from college, other daughter almost 15 and all sorts of camps, etc... WHEW! But I am here to share a card that I made that is serving double duty.  It is in the colors from our color challenge that Alison put together for us and follows the sketch from our sketch challenge.

Her skin is E13, 15, 17, and I love the color combo, here. The dress I used a blending technique to bring all of the colors together. The sleeves and bustier are the peachy color from the color challenge. I just couldn't use much orange - it is against my nature.  I started with the greens and worked from light to dark and back to light again with the blues. 

Dress Colors:
B00, 01, 02, 34, 37, YG45, 41,

Then I got out the lovely sketch that Kathi developed and cut her out and popped her on.   The base image is of course Bombshell Angel, and the dress comes from the digital set Evening Bombshell.... absolutely one of my favorite sets!!!!

I encourage you to work with our various challenges this month. I have added links below. If you win you have a chance to win free stamps which is always a great thing!!!!

Sketch Challenge
Color Challenge

And there is also the Pin-Up challenge where Cheryl has challenged us to get Skellie!

OK... back to being crafty, and watching soccer!!!!!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hello Summer (With a little Spring Image)

Hey there guys!!!! Welcome to SUMMER. OK, so it has been "summer" in my mind for a few weeks. When the temperature is in the upper 80s and 90s - - - I claim summer.  To celebrate I am sharing a card I made for my husband for his birthday this week using the new digital image SPRING.

 I imagined her hair as the sky, and went with the blues as the colors, I think my favorite part of this image was the cloud. I have no idea why - maybe we just need some rain around here, but that for me was what just "made" this image and finished it out for me.

I used a window technique to frame her, and then I used a touch of black at the bottom to make the black solid up to the edge of the window.  Then I added springy flowers to go with it.

I also added sparkles on the "raindrops" as well as on the dragonfly, eyes, feathers, etc.... It makes it shine - like sparkling dew. :-)

The sentiment was based on the song "You're My Best Friend" by Don Williams. I heard it on my playlist the day that I made the card, and it is what Frank is to me. So I had to use it!!!!

I hope you all are having a great weekend - - I am!!!! Hope to see you back here again soon!