Saturday, April 24, 2010

Michelle Perkett Earth Day Blog Hop!!

Good morning everyone!  I'm actually posting this Saturday night so that my friends from the other side of the world that are participating in Michelle Perkett's Earth Day Blog Hop can wake up on Sunday morning and start "hopping"!

Michelle is a wonderful artist who creates absolutely gorgeous digi stamps!  You can find her works of art here.  You can also visit her blog here and her "challenge and inspiration" blog here.  The "challenge and inspiration" blog is where she lists her weekly challenges.  Make sure you check that one out and play along!  She has some really fun challenges!

Ok, the Earth Day Blog Hop Challenge was to create something using only recycled material (other than ink and markers/paint).  She wanted us to get creative with our recycled plastic, paper, cardboard and whatever else we liked, as long as it was recycled!!  And, it had to have the color green in it too!  So, without further ado, here is what I came up with...

All of the papers I used came out of my "scrap" folder, every single one of them!  I cut everything out using my Cricut machine.  All of the flowers/plants were cut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  The word "besties" (as in best friends) was cut using the Songbird cartridge.  The butterflies are my favorite part!  They are cut from the plastic clamshell packages that my Fiskars squeeze punches came in.  How's that for recycling?!  I used the deep cut blade in my Cricut and the Tear Drop cartridge.  I used Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks to "color" them.  I added some Stickles on the purple flowers, the multi-colored flower in the lower right corner, the seeds in the sunflower, the grasshopper's antennas, and on the word "besties".  The grasshopper also has little green jewels for eyes.  The 12 x 12 background paper was just an off-white color so I sprayed it LIGHTLY with my Glimmer Mist.  I used three colors; Caribbean Blue on the top 1/3, Cranberry Zing on the middle 1/3, and Lucky on the bottom 1/3.  I then laid a papertowel over the paper and used a brayer to smooth it out and pick up any extra color.  I just wanted a hint of color, anything darker and the butterflies wouldn't have shown up very well.

It was a fun change from my Copics but I'm ready to go color something now!  LOL!  Here is the list of the other participants in the blog hop.  Please continue "hopping" and leave them some love along the way!










Jennifer Scull:













MPS Challenge and Inspiration Blog:

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Too Cute!

Good morning everyone and Happy Hump Day!  I'm getting ready to go take a walk with my neighbor so this is going to be a quick post, hopefully!  I tend to start rambling so we'll see how that goes!  haha!

Today's card was made for my second cousin's 3rd birthday.  I used an image from The Greeting Farm.  This is actually one of their rubber stamps called Dahlia and you can find her in the Wild Sprouts Collection.  They also carry digital stamps.

I used hot pink and purple cardstocks and the DP's are from a little 12 x 12 paper pack from the $1 bins at Target!  If you guys haven't checked these out, you should.  Sometimes you can find some really cute papers in these and the packs even have embossed papers and glitter papers in them!  They are really cute!  I just bought this one and two or three others.  The little flowers that are around her dress have a dot of Stickles in the middle of them and I put a flower-shaped brad in the middle of the flower in her hair.  I used an EK Success border punch to punch the scalloped bubbles border on both sides of the vertically striped DP and the "Too Cute" sentiment is a stamp.  The scalloped circle mats are cut using my Nestabilities Classic Large Scalloped Circles.  I colored Little Miss Dahlia with Copics and the bow is made with my Bow Easy.

Copics used:
Dress-(greens)YG01/YG05/YG07 and YG0000 to blend (purples)V12/V15/V17 (yellows)Y15/Y04
Socks-B00/B02/B05  RV02/RV06

See you back here very soon!  Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lily Ladybug!

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday!  I hope everybody is having a super fabulous week!  We have had quite the mix of weather here in Liberty, MO.  It was warm and very windy on Sunday and Monday and then storms moved in late yesterday and we had lots of rain and hail and the temperatures dropped back into the upper 50's!  It's sunny and 55 degrees F right now so I'll take that over snow any day!

Today's card is a made with a super cute digi stamp from Pink Cat Studios called Lily Ladybug.  I just love Melissa's images, they are so adorable and fun to color!  The DP is from a Premium Paper Stack by DCWV called All Dressed Up.  I used two different DP's from this stack; one that had some glitter on it and one that was plain.  I also used black and red cardstock.

I used Copics to color her.  I will list colors below.  I added a bit of shimmer to her bottom wings with Shimmerz in Pixie Dust and I used Glitter Dots by Dress it Up in Ruby Slipper for her antennas.  You can get both of these products on SCACD.  The "Hello Friend" sentiment is off of the Pink Cat Studio website.  I printed it and then used my Nestibilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large in the smallest and next to smallest to cut it and the red mat out.  For the DP mat in the middle of those two, I used my Fiskars Seal of Approval squeeze punch.  All three sizes fit nicely together.  The little red ladybug at the top is punched using a MS border punch. I just cut him off of the border.  I then embellished both little ladybugs with black rhinestones.
Copic colors:
Dress, Shoes, Headband-R24/R27/R29 and C1/C3/C5
Top Wings-R20/R22
Bottom Wings-R00/R20
Flower-R20/R22/R24 and Y11/Y15
Little Ladybug-R20/R22/R24

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful day!