Monday, October 29, 2012

Romantic Couple

Lili of the Valley has done it again!  I love this image, so sweet.  I stamped the image on a die cut made from a spellbinder die.
Copics used to color image: E55, E53, E51
Girl's hat/sweater/shoes: E43, E42, E41, E40
Girl Pink: R85, R83, R81
Grey: C1
Girl's Hair: E23, E21
All skin: E000, E00, E01
Boy's Hair: E74, E71, E70
Green Shirt: G46, G43
Boy's Pants: E43, E42, E41, E40
Grass: YG67, YG63, G28

I finished up the card with two small brads.   I hope you enjoy this card.  Happy Coloring!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Simply Soft

Hello Stampers!
It is my honor to be a guest designer for for October.  Each week I will feature a different technique with a Magnolia stamp.  
Week 4: Flower Soft
This week is celebrating Flower Soft.  
Flower soft is a great product.  It adds a little texture and dimension to your stamping projects.  The most obvious thing to use flower soft on is flowers, but you imagination is the limit.  you can use to on anything.   Today I used Tilda with Spring Bundle to make my flower soft card.

Flower soft makes a glue to use specifically with their product.  However, I like to use it with Stickles.  It give a little sparkle to the flowers.

I can't wait to see your projects. 
Chris O'Malley

Friday, October 26, 2012

Finishing Touches: Ava

A few weeks ago I colored a Saturated Canary Stamp called Ava.  At the time, I didn't have time to finish the card.  However, I was so excited by the coloring I had to post it.


I love how the copics blended together.  Here are the coloring combos I used:
Blue: B000, B12, B24
Grey: C0, C1, C3
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E31
Skin: E000, E00 E13, BV000
Pink: RV000,RV10, RV21, RV34, V01, 0
Shoes: E000, E21, E23, E33
Ground Shadow: N0, N1, N3

Don't forget to Celebrate Today!
Many Hugs,

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Boo to You

I met with the talented artists of Campbell earlier this week.  I had a lot of fun stamping with you!  I look forward to our next event. 

This is one of the cards we made...

This cute little stamp is from House Mouse Stamps. I colored him using Copic markers.
The mat was created using Spellbinder dies.

Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Off to Grandma's House We Go


I can't believe that today is Wednesday already.  Yesterday, I spent the day cleaning my craft space.  It feels so good to have all my toys put away.  However, I have a feeling it won't last long...  I'm already plotting my next project.  :)

Today I wanted to share a new Magnolia card.  It is a really simple card. I stamped the trees on the circle.  I stamped Tilda, colored the image, and then cut it out.   The overall card is really easy, but the little details make it special.

I used a white gel pen to embellish the trees, coat and boots. I really liked the end result.

Copics used
Red: R29, R24, R59
Grey: W9, W8, W7, W5, W4
Green: G46, G21, G28
Skin: E000, E00, E11,
Browns: E37, E23, E11

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Exceptionaly Easy E's

Hello stampers,

It is my honor to be a guest designer for for October.  Each week I will feature a different technique with a Magnolia stamp.  

Week 3: Sepia Tones or E-card or only using E copics to color image
Week 4: Flower Soft

Fall is a prefect time of year to play around browns.  I used Autumn Tilda with broom and log stamp. I punched out a variety leaves and sponged them with brown ink.  Lastly I used Liquid Pearls to accent the image.

Autumn Tilda with Broom

I only used E's to color the image.  Below is the list:
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E31
Skin: E000, E00, E13, E11
Pants: E44, E43, E41
Scarf: E99, E97, E95, E93
Boots: E77, E74, E71, E70
Grass: E87, E84, E81
Log: E29, E27, E15, E11
Broom: E11, E15, E35

Thanks so much for looking. I look forward to seeing your creations!
Happy crafting,
Chris O'Malley

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Under the Mistletoe

 Today I'm sharing my the second Lili of the Valley.  I love this image it is so sweet!  I found pre-cut ornament shaped cards at the local box store.  I cut white paper using the circle spellbinders.  They fit together perfectly. 

Under the Mistletoe

 I finished the card up by adding Perfect Pearls to the falling snow and glitter to the ground.

Supplies used:
Paper: pre-cut ornaments card and white paper
Stamp: Under the Mistletoe by Lili of the Valley
Embellishment: Perfect Pearls, Stickles Glitter
Reds: R29, R27, R24
Greys: W9, W8,W7, W6, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1
Green: G46, G43
Light: Y02, , Y00
Skin: E00, E000, R00
Boy's Hair: E37
Girl's hair: E33, YR31

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Queens of Copic

Hello Friends,

I had a very exciting weekend.  I traveled to Philadelphia for the Standard and Intermediate Copic Classes.  It is official I'm now a Certified Copic Instructor.  I learned so much.  The instructor from copic was amazing and did a great job of explaining techniques.   My fellow classmates are some of the most talented women I have ever met.   I feel so blessed to be part of the group.  I look forward to keeping in touch with my new friends. 

Below is the first image I've colored since returning home.  I'm so proud of how it turned out!
What do you think?

 The Turkey is cut out and raised up on pop-dots. 

Copics used for Turkey:
Brown: E30, E31, e33
Yellow: Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR12
Red: R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07
Green: G28, G24, G21

I also colored this beautiful image from Saturated Canary.  I was inspired by Debbie.  She did such a great job, I wanted to give it a try. 

I love how she turned out!  I'll finish the image up and you will see her on a card in the near future. 

Thank you All for your support!  Happy Stamping

Monday, October 15, 2012

Christmas Eve Boy Dreams

 Hello Again!

The mail man brought me a treat this week.  I was excited to open the box and find the new Lili of the Valley Christmas Stamps.  I love the style of these stamps.  They have such a warmth to them.   I have inked up two of them so far.     I'll share the second card later this week.

Christmas Eve Boy

Copics used:
Bed: E44, E43, E42, E41
Skin: E00, E000
Bear with hat: E35, E33, E31
Other Bears: E33, E31, E30
Blanket: B02, B01, B00
Red:  R29, R27, R24
Socks: BG34, BG32
Floor: W3, W2, W1, W0
Stars: Y28

Saturday, October 13, 2012

It is going to get BUMPY!!

Hello Stampers!

It is my honor to be a guest designer for for October.  Each week I will feature a different technique with a Magnolia stamp.  

Week 2: Dry Embossing
Week 3: Sepia Tones or E-card or only using E copics to color image
Week 4: Flower Soft

This week is all about Embossing!  Dry embossing used to be a chore!  I can remember getting out the light box, stylus and a brass stencil.  We spent hours tracing designs onto paper, hoping that in the end you could see or at least feel the efforts.   Then in the early 2000's we were bitten by the bug; the Cuttlebug!

There is a strange satisfaction that can only be experienced by placing a piece of card stock into an embossing folder and running it through your favorite die cutting machine.  A mini celebration each time you take out your newly embossed card stock! 

Tilda with Pumpkin
This week, I challenge you to make a card using Tilda and embossing!  Check out the pumpkin I made.

I can't wait to see you create!  See you next week with a Tilda colored in Sepia Tones.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lawn Ranger

I wanted to post another card from our Monday's Class.  This was a favorite among the ladies.  The "hunk" on the mower seemed to remind them of the men in their lives.   Who do you think of, when you see this "hunk"?

Paper: Certainly Celery, white
Stamps: Art Impressions, grass is SU
Fence: W2, W1, W0
Skin: E00, E000, E01, E02
Lawn Mower: YG09, YG07, YG06
Black: T9, T8, T7, T6, T4
Shoes: E44, E43, E41
Shorts: B97, B95, B93
Shirt: C1, C0

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chasing Snowflakes

 Thankfully, there are no snowflakes to chase....yet!  I love this Polar Bear Stamp.  He is just so darn CUTE!

Supply List:
Paper: Pretty in Pink (now retired), white
Accessories: Snowflake punch, glitter
Pinks :R85, R83, R81
Cheeks: R00
Nose: 100
Bear: E53, E51, E50
Gray:  W4, W3, W1, W0

I made more of these on Nov 15th 2013.  Almost a year later, I still love this card.   I changed a few things. I used grey ink to stamp the verse and I omitted E53 and W4.  I like the lighter look.    LOVE IT!!


Saturday, October 6, 2012

BeWitched by Masking

Hello Stampers!

It is my honor to be a guest designer for for October.  Each week I will feature a different technique with a Magnolia stamp.  

Week 1: Masking
Week 2: Dry Embossing
Week 3: Sepia Tones or E-card or only using E copics to color image
Week 4: Flower Soft

Week One is all about Masking!  This technique perfect for Tilda cards.  It gives the stamper the ability to position Tilda on furniture or in front of scenery.   

Witch Tilda
I will do my best to explain how I used this technique to create this card.   I'm only human, so if you have a question. PLEASE ask!!

Step 1:  Stamp Tilda in Memento Ink on white Card stock

Step 2: Stamp Tilda in Memento ink on top of post it note or scrap piece of card stock.   This will become your mask.

Step 3:  Cut the Tilda you stamped on the post it note or scrap paper out.  Do your best to get as close to the lines as possible.

Step 4:  Place your mask on top of the Tilda you stamped on your original piece of card stock. 

Step 5: Stamp the African Sunset on top of your masked image.

Step 6: Remove mask.   The mask should have protected Tilda from getting any ink on her.  The Sunset image should be in the background. 

Step 7: Color and finish your card as desired.

Additional Note:  I cut a mask for the "moon".  Then put the mask for the moon and Tilda back on my original card stock.  Then I sponged purple ink create the sky.    The masked protected my colored images from the sponge. 

I can't wait to see you create!  See you next week with an embossed creation.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Anything Fall-September-Student Work

September went in a blink of an eye.  The colors in the North East are so pretty.  However, I admit that I'm dreading raking the leaves.   For now, I'm hiding at my stamping table looking at your beautiful work.

September's theme was fall.  Make a card that includes a pumpkin, apple, leaves, the list goes on... Here is what you created:

by Louise

Louise, Great use of stencils. 

by Connie
 Connie, I love the patterned paper you used.  Very pretty!

by Marsha  

Marsha,  I love the rust colored card stock you chose.  It is beautiful!

by Cheri (aka MOM)
Mom,  Love the texture on this card.  Great Job!

October's theme is "Let's Talk Turkey".  Make a card that has something to do with a turkey.  Then email me a photo of your card.  I will post everyone's card at the end of the month. I can't wait to see what you create!  Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Rocket

This card is out of this world!  Ha ha, I couldn't resist.  

I have the Stampendous Space Monkey set for a long time.  It has been collecting dust for far too long.  I colored the spaceship with copics, then fussy cut it out.   I embossed a large circle.   I stamped stars from the Space Monkey set on the gray paper.  I punched the stars and flames from the spaceship out of scrap paper.

Paper: Going Gray, Vanilla, Yo-Yo Yellow, Pumpkin pie, white
Ink: Gray, Black
Embellishment: Punches, Glitter
Blue: B99, B97, B95, B93
Yellow: Y15
Red: R29, R27, R24
Blue for glass: B00