Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Emboss It!

Well I had a busy week but I did finally get a chance to have a day off with my Hubby.  I think it was the first day off we've had together in months.  We spent the day out exploring some shops and a toy show (so we did a little work but it was fun).  I didn't get a chance to pick up all the stuff I wanted to while shopping but there is always next week.  I did get to spend a little time in my craft room as well and here is the card I came up with for the Simon Says challenge." Emboss It".

I started with a wolf stamp from Local King and stamped it with black memento ink and colored it with copic markers (N0, N1, N3, N5, N7, YG91, 93, 95 & YR21).  I also used a clear glaze pen and black glaze pen on the eyes.  I used the cuttlebug "forest branches" embossing folder for the background.  I edged the picture and background paper with black chalk ink.  The greeting is from the CC Design Amy R "It's Your Birthday" stamp set and I stamped it with ranger archival ink and popped it up with foam squares.
That's it for tonight I hope to be back in a few days with another project.  Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting everyone!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Animal Antics!

Well I ended up working all weekend and haven't had a chance to update my last post.  I promise I will do that in a couple of days.  I did however find a couple of hours to spend in my studio tonight.  So I decided to check out the Simon Says challenge.  Fortunately for me the challenge this week is Animal Antics...I also needed to make a masculine card so this worked out perfectly.  

I decided to use one of my favourite stamps I haven't used in months.  The stamp is from the Local King "Safari Animals 2" set.  I actually think the last time I used this stamp I coloured it with my prisma markers so it has probably been over a year since I used it (Yikes!!).  Anyhow, this time I coloured it with my copics (E30, 33, 35 - YR21 & Y00).  I also used a clear glaze pen and black glaze pen on his eyes.  I edged all the papers with versa magic jumbo java and stamped the greeting with memento espresso truffle.  The greeting is from the C.C. Designs Amy R "It's Your Birthday" stamp set.  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder on the background paper, I think it is called "mesh" and a few bronze brads for a little more embellishment.  I wanted to keep it clean and simple.  The picture doesn't show the colours well, looks much better in person.

Well that's it for tonight, long day at work tomorrow!  Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Embellish It!

I'm going to post this quickly because I'm at work right now....shhhh don't tell my boss!LOL!  Anyhow I spent last night working on this card but ran out of time to post it.  I didn't finish it until 1:00 am and really needed to go to sleep at that point.  The challenge for this week over at Kraftin' Kimmie is Embellish It!  Now I have tons of embellishments but I have a problem using anything but brads and rhinestones.  This challenge forced me to dig into some of my other goodies.  I die cut a some pieces and distressed them, used some buttons and of course a few rhinestones.

I did a bunch of paper piecing and used copics to color it.  I will post the rest of the details when I get home tonight (I don't have the list with me).  I just wanted to make sure that I posted this before time ran out.

So I will be back a little later with some updated info.
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