Monday, July 30, 2012

Cheeky Beach and Cherry Pie cards

Hello! These are a couple of cards I made recently for some friends.  The first card uses the Greeting Farm Cheeky Beach.  I colored her up with my copics and laid her on some layered scalloped circle Spellbinder diecuts.  I used some beautiful blue trim from Sahafuha on Etsy.  The flowers are from recollections and the large flower are some I am Roses petals sprayed with Tattered Angels "Cranberry zing" to match the papers.  I added a ribbon buckle with the pearl in the middle.  The paper collection I used is called "Surf's Up" by Recollections.  The second card uses Cheeky Cherry Pie from the GF also.  She is laid on a Spellbinder scalloped oval diecut which is laid on a small french doily sprayed with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold.  The paper collection I used for this card is called "Farmhouse" by Crate Paper.  I loved the little cherry paper so I had to use it!  The flowers are a mixture of a rose and cherry blossoms from I am Roses.  I sprayed them with TA "Iridescent Gold".  I layered some trim and beads from stash.  The stamp "Domestic Goddess" is from an MFT stamp set and I stamped on a handmade banner.  I had a little bit of a challenge coloring blond hair but hopefully, I'll get better with practice!  Anyways, hope you all enjoy my cards! Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rolodex Beach Swap using Syren the Mermaid

Hi Bloggers! Sorry I've been neglecting my blog lately!  Work has been so crazy and between that and family events, I've hardly had any time to myself. :( I have been working on some projects little by little including this Rolodex Swap I wanted to share with you all!  The swap is a "Beach" theme and I although I had some different ideas, I decided to go with the Mermaid underwater theme.  For this, I pulled out my favorite mermaid "Syren" from the Greeting Farm.  I love this image so much! She definitely was a challenge when coloring hair for 12 cards but fortunately, I've used her so much that it wasn't too terrible.  I just had to pace myself! Lol  So I colored her up with my copic markers and then I add some Ice Stickles in "Diamond" to her tail to give it shimmer.  I also used my Glitter pen in teal for her eyelids.  The shell is an old sizzix diecut.  I cut it out on white card stock and then glimmer misted it with Tattered Angels "Crushed Shells" and "Cherub Pink".  Behind the shell, I wanted the background to have a coral effect and punched out some coral glitter paper with my Martha Stewart leaf punch.  I added a small white rosette from I am Roses.  The little dimensional crab on the shell is from a Jolee Sticker set. On the bottom, I added some fine glitter in white.  My intent was to make this look like sand but I think it was a little washed out by the background.  Still, I added it to all the cards and some pearl trim to border it.  I added a few white rhinestones to give it a "Bubble" effect. The paper collection I used was Recollections "Surf's Up".  The front is just plain blue but the back has cute little colorful fish.  I hope the participants who receive it will like it! :)  Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week! :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gorjuss "Fallen" card

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend!  It's been really hard to craft lately with being out of town for family events and working so much these last few weeks!  So this morning, I was finally able to break out with one of my new gorjuss stamps.  I'm so addicted to these stamps!  This one is called "Fallen" and I really love this image!  I'm not a big "Purple" person but my last few projects have been purple and I'm liking this color more and more!  So the papers I used in the background are from an old collection "Market Street" by MME.  I colored up my image with my Copics.  I laid her on some layered Spellbinder die cuts in "Lacy Circles".  On the bottom, I layered some trim on top of each other.  The purple trim and shabby Chic purple flower are from Sahafuha on Etsy.  The white lace trim is from my stash and the beaded flower trim is from Karla S001 on Etsy.  The purple poppies and rose are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  My bling and the small purple daisies are from Recollections.  I hand made the banner and stamped the sentiment from a $1 Studio G stamp.  I hope you all enjoy my card and thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and 4th of July Holiday ahead! :) Marcy