Thursday, May 28, 2009

Home Made Geisha

The Geisha was hand drawn then scanned into Photoshop. My hubby helped make the eyes and eyebrows symmetrical, then the image was shrunk and printed onto cardstock. I thought my Copics might cause the printer ink to run, but it didn't.

I have an in-law that has an engraving business, he has mentioned before that he can turn my images into actual stamps. I am gonna give this one a try as well as some other images I have created.

As you can see I used the colours from this weeks SCS colour challenge CC220: Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.

Stamps: hand drawn geisha
Paper: SU - Washington Apple
Ink: Copics, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard
Accessories: SU ribbon, Dollar store accessories and flower

TCP Hubby

I was struggling with a card for my hubby for Fathers Day, I knew the image and sentiment I wanted to use, but couldn't quite get the layout right. As well it didn't help that I was trying to use Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron from SCS latest colour challenge.

When I saw Jen's (I{heart}2stamp)samples for TCP Tuesday (The Cat's Pajama's), I saw the layout I had been looking for.

The old olive Rose I hoped would look like a Prize ribbon, thanks to Kerry J. for the link here for the instructions.

I excitedly ran to my local craft store looking for large chunky grommets, but couldn't find any except the standard size. :(


Stamps: Delta Creative, computer generated sentiment
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, SU Old Olive, Tombows, Copic
Paper: DCWV - Fall Matstack, SU - Old Olive & Riding Hood Red
Accessories: SU ribon and clip, Dollar Store metal baubles, Nestabilities, brad

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Copper Fathers Day

Lovely As a Tree was the one stamp set that I promised myself to purchase at my SU stamp club, and wouldn't you know it, I didn't bother ordering it until the last month. Perfect for Fathers Day though. Thanks goodness it arrived in time.

This card was super simple to make. Good to have those easy one's for when you are in a jam.

Stamps: SU - Lovely As A Tree, SU - All Year Cheer II
Ink: Versamark, Copper emboss powder, Color Box - Copper pigment
Paper: copper, black, Old Olive, Whisper White

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I really don't have very many masculine stamps, so I have been re-using the ones I do over and over again. I have WAY too many male cards to do for the month of June.

I had a little chuckle with myself thinking I could do up a computer generated sentiment "Your a #1 Tool", hehe. I'm not sure the receiver would appreciate the pun.

The hammer and tool box are a bit large for the Fella, but I wanted to a fella without golf clubs or beer, so used the tools from the Pink Cat Studio - Dress Up Billy set.

Stamps: Stamping Bella - Beerafella, Pink Cat Studio - Dress Up Billy, Studio G sentiment
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, AMM - Chocolate paper stain, Copics, Tombows
Paper: SU - Old Olive Designer Series & Chocolate Chip, DCWV Fall Mat stack - shorts
Accessories: SU - Chocolate Chip ribbon

Monday, May 25, 2009

Taylored Bubbles

I fell in love with Taylor's sample for her May 15th card challenge TECC68 on Taylored Expression. In particular I love the use of the top note die so gave it a try.

The paper is all scraps from my son's scrapbook Water Babies page. I'm still having watercolouring issues since changing my paper, I'm gonna have to go Copic shopping soon.

The ribbon was on one of the packages I received from my SU demonstrator.

Stamps: Penny Black - Bubbly
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tombows, Gray Copic
Paper: Studio Basics 101, My Minds Eye
Accessories: button, SU - Ribbon, SU - Top Note Die, Scrappers Floss

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Aligator Birthday

I am on a roll with masculine cards. I have to do 4 Father's Day cards plus two adult masculine birthday's all for the month of June, as well as the Get Well card that I posted yesterday.

I am having trouble water colouring my images with my Tombow markers since buying new white cardstock. I ran out of the plain white cardstock from Michaels and picked up some Whisper White from SU and some from the local office store. My Tombows won't blend on either paper. So I had to resort to paper piecing the alligator on green cardstock.

The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps: Sandylion - Boy clear stamp
Ink: Tuxedo Black, gray copic
Paper: Fall Matstack, SU - Kraft paper, Michaels cardstock
Accesories: Su - ribbon, button, floss, SU - mat pack

Friday, May 22, 2009

SC229 - Get Well

I needed a masculine "get well" card for my nephew who was diagnosed this week with Kidney Disease. My heart goes out to him and my sister, I can't imagine how scared they must all be, they are in my thoughts constantly.

The layout is from Wednesday's sketch challenge over at SplitcoastStampsers (SC229). My colour inspiration came from a colour challenge I recently saw using any colour of blue and green, but can't I remember what the challenge was so can't give them props. I think it was Viva la Verve!, but now can't find the thread.

I didn't have a get well stamp, so thinking of you made the most sense. I masked the Monkey Paw Fern in order to stamp the Script around the leaf.

I tried to roughen up the edges of the white cardstock using scissors, but it doesn't really show in the photo.


Stamps: Rubber Stamped - Monkey Paw Fern, Inkadinkado - Script stamp, Studio G clear stamp sentiment
Ink: Memento- Cottage Ivy & Rich Cocoa, Vivid - Inky Blue
Paper: Michael's cardstock green and blue, SU - Pattern Pack II, The Fall Matstack
Accessories: SU - blue ribbon, silver brad, Cuddlebug label die cut

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fathers Day Shirts

This is my entry for the May 9th - Sketch for You To Try on I{heart}2tamp. I steered away from the sketch a bit because I really wanted to use my new SU - Top Note die. I couldn't decide which shirt I liked better. The blue shirt photographed better.

Stamp: Stampingbella - Fellashirt, Studio G Clear stamp sentiment
Paper: Su - Washington Apple, SU - bashful blue, pumpkin pie, whisper white
Ink: SU - pumpkin pie
Accessories: SU - top note die, hole punch, SU - riding hood red ribbon, Cuddlebug swiss dots emboss folder

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pink and Brown Sandylion

The flower was a last minute addition to hide a goof. I had used my Mat Pack, but managed a to make a very crooked line.
The ribbon also photographed much darker then it is IRL.

Stamps: Sandylion "Boy" Clear stamps, Studio G Clear stamps
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tombows, Copics
Paper: SU Patterns Pack II, Close to Cocoa, random pink cardstock
Accessories: SU flower punch, misc. paper punch, Bella baubles, dollarstore ribbon