Friday, May 25, 2018

Courage

Happy Friday,

Silhouette stamping is making a come back in stamping.  I think it is because of tools like the MISTI that have made this type of stamping more practical.  I used to shy away from stamps like this.




No copics today

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Making the Impossible.... POSSIBLE

Hello Stampers,

The so called "Impossible card"  has been really popular.  I couldn't resist trying it myself.  It turns out it isn't so impossible.   




 Mouse: W3, W1, W0
Fox: E93, E95, E97, E99, E50, E53
Cat: E30, E31, E33, E35
Raccoon: N1, N3, N5, N7
Bunny: C1, C3, R00
Heart: R24, R22
Paper: E50, E51

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cows Come Home


Greetings!

We all have those stamps that we had to have... then sit un-inked.  I've been on mission to end the neglect.  I've had this stamp for ages.   How cute are these girls? 



Copics used:
Black:100
Fence: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Brown: E30, E31, E33
Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Red: R20, R21, R22, R24
Grey: C3, C1
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Green: G40, G43, G46
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y18
gel pen

Friday, May 18, 2018

Adore Leaves

Hello friends,

I've never been big on using stencils.  I have nothing against them.  I just don't think to use them.    A while back I saw a technique where you rotate the stencil.  I thought it looked cool, so I tried it.  What a cool result.    I just might have to reach for stencils more often.




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Skills

Hello Party People!

I have another birthday card today.  Hopefully this brings a smile to your face!
Have a wonderful day.
Chris



 Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Pink: R20, R22, R24
Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Grey: C1, C3, C5, C7


Entered in:
Anything Goes
 https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-20-anything-goes.html

Girls:
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, May 14, 2018

Birthday Balloons

Howdy friends,

I had some requests for some birthday cards.   I found this cute image by Unity.   Does it bug you that she doesn't really have a face?   It doesn't bother me... but I always wonder what others think.




Copics used: 
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Purple: V01, V04, V05, V06
Pink: R21, R20, R00, R000
Blue: B01, B00, B000
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15
Grey: C2, C1, C0
white gel pen

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Buckle Up Tilda

Welcome,


A while back I participated in the March Hero Arts Challenge.   For one of my cards I made a buckle card.  I really liked the format, so I made a two more.  I kept the same general theme, but changed up the images.



 Inside of the card:
Copics used:
Skin: E13, E11, E000, E00, R20
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E13
Red: R14, R17, R24
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
white gel pen

I also made a non-copic version






Entered into:
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com/


Monday, May 7, 2018

Butterfly Wrap

Greetings Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I'm loving this warmer weather.  We went to the lake for the first time this season.  It was felt good to be there.  We are starting to make some preparations for the summer!!!   Unfortunately I caught a bug.  It has knocked me on my butt.  The doctor says I need to rest for a few days.  I checked with my 2 year old boss.  I'm not sure I'll get a day off.  No worries...we will make the best of it.

Today's card features an old retired stamp called Swallowtail from Stampin Up.  I managed to pick this guy up at a garage sale.  I'm so surprised that anyone would part with such a gorgeous stamp. 

When I inked it up I realized just how big this stamp is.  It is huge! You really can't fit it on the a card front.    I couldn't bear to cut the butterfly...so this was my solution.





 Copics used:

Pink: R20, R21, R22, R24
Blue: BG10, BG11. BG13, BG15
Grey: C3, C1
I did darken some areas with 100

Friday, May 4, 2018

White Flower

Hello all,

I'm a little behind in blogging.  This week has been crazy busy.   Last weekend, we made our annual trip to Akron for the Adventures in Stamping convention.  I had a great time teaching copics to a wonderful group of ladies.    Stampers really are the best people!

I spent this week trying to chip away at my "to do" list.   I managed to get one huge project crossed off.  All of my house mouse stamps are officially unmounted.    I have been debating about doing this for a long time.   But I got so sick of searching through wood blocks to find a stamp.  I also hate that I couldn't use them in my MISTI.   It took my 3 weeks, but it is done!   WHOO HOO!!

Somehow in the middle of all of that.. I made 2 scrapbook pages of Ryan.   I'm so excited to see my list dwindle a bit.  I have no doubt that it will be full again soon, but I'm determined to enjoy this while it lasts! 

I'm going to try to catch up on the blog this week and next.   Here is the first card in line...

We made this in last month's Card Lover's class.  I love the simplicity of this technique.  I think it the most popular card last month.   I had a lot of requests to do this again soon. 




No copics today