Friday, July 29, 2011

Bloom Where You Are Planted

I have another card to share with everyone today using Market Street Stamps. This card is was sort of an experiment, but I am super happy with the results. So the part I experimented with was the tree. I used the Of The Same Tree stamp set for the tree. I inked the top of the tree stamp with two different shades of green in random spots, then stamped it. I then re-inked the stamp and lined it up with the previously stamped image, then stamped on top of it. I repeated this a couple more times to create layers of color on the tree. I did the same technique with the trunk of the tree too, I just used brown ink. After all the pieces were inked, I cut out the top of the tree then attached it to the trunk. I used the Sure Miss You stamp set for the face. The sentiment is from the Homegrown stamp set. The background is the Lost Garden stamp set. I finally accessorized the tree with tiny heart buttons. I hope you enjoy my card!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Out of This World

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day. I want to start off this blog post by thanking Angelica for giving me another opportunity to be apart of the Market Street Stamps design team! It is beyond words how happy I am to continue being apart of such a wonderful team filled with brilliant designers. I love the sense of community and friendship you build with people through blogs and message boards. It allows you to have endless amounts of inspiration right at your fingertips. I am always amazed and in awe of the talent, creativity, and individual styles all crafters have! I am fortunate to know Angelica for over a year now. She is one of the nicest, positive, and hard working people I have the honor of knowing. What I enjoy the most about Angelica's stamp designs is the versatility. She has a very eclectic style, which allows her stamps to appeal to a broad audience. I love to incorporate all the different styles in my projects! Her stamps always have a way of making me smile, and they are so much fun to use. I am so happy to be able to share more creations using Market Street Stamps products.

I have created a card to show you today using Market Street Stamps. This card was particularly fun, because I decided to use some bright florescent colors. I mean come on its a robot in space, it needs some brightness. I used all of different florescent colored Copic Markers to color the robot and the rocket ship. I used the Robo Star stamp set for the robot, and Blast Off of the rocket ship. Any of the sentiments on the Blast Off stamp set would coordinate perfectly with this card. I used the Too Many Martinis background stamp for the sky, and Lost Garden background stamp for the moon. For both of the background stamps, I stamped them with clear ink, sprinkled clear embossing powder, then heat set it. I used different shades of Memento ink to create texture. I hope you enjoy my card! I cant wait to share another one with you tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #57

It has been awhile since the Peachy Keen challenge has had some sort of a twist. This weeks challenge requires you to follow a sketch in addition to using a specific color combination. The colors you must use are coral, honeydew, and robin's egg blue. This color combination is so cheery and goes great with Peachy Keen Stamps. I used the Funny Flowers and Faceless Flowers 12 Petal Groovy stamp sets for the flowers and Vivienne and Friends stamp set for the sentiment. The sketch and color combination is so much fun, I hope you enter the challenge! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Let's Face It Friday- So Punny

I decided to finally try out a Let's Face it Friday Peachy Keen challenge. I am always inspired by clever ways the Peachy Keen faces are used on various people, animals, and objects. For this challenge, you are suppose to create a project and incorporate a Peachy Keen face stamp and a coordinating pun. I used the Elegant Edges and Just Because Cricut cartridges. The cup was actually hand cut with my x-acto knife (I couldn't find the right shape on the Cricut.) I used the 1/8" Princess Faces Peachy Keen stamp set. I really hope you like my card, and please take the time to enter this challenge it really is so much fun!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Market Street Stamps Sketch Challenge

Today, I am going to share a card that I created for the Market Street Stamps sketch challenge. For this challenge, you have just follow a sketch there are no twists! I used the Celebrate Cake stamp set for both the image and sentiment. The cake is colored with Copic markers then I used a white gel pen to create the swirl and flourish designs on the cake. Please be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps blog for more inspiration! I hope you enter this challenge it's such a nice sketch!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hillbilly Bear

Hey Everyone! I have a card to share today using Peachy Keen products. Peachy Keen has recently released a variety of acrylic shapes. I used the Beehive Acrylic Shape for this card. I just distressed a golden brown cardstock with chalk ink and then used Adhesive Sheets to attach it to the acrylic shape. The bear stamp is from the Hillbilly Holler Set 2, I have noticed the stamps on the Hillbilly Holler Sets are very generous in size. I colored the bear with my Copic markers, cut it out, and layered it on top of the beehive to give my card dimension. I hope you enjoyed my card!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #56

Hey everyone! Okay, so if I had to make a card that had to be totally peachified this would probably be it. Pretty much everything on this card you can purchase at Peachy Keen. I decided to challenge myself with this sketch by using mostly Peachy Keen products. This challenge is just a sketch challenge, so you can flip it in any which way you please. I wanted to create a card for summertime, whats more summer then swimming in a pool! The little pigs from the Piggy Tubby Time stamp set are sitting in their kiddie pool. The kiddie pool is actually the Fish Bowl Set acrylic shape. I used the Adhesive Sheets to attach the polka dot paper. All of the patterned paper and cardstock used on this card is from the American Crafts Hello Sunshine pack. The button was made from the Button Studio Punch with some of the Hello Sunshine paper behind it. The ribbon is Hello Sunshine Dawn Premium Ribbon, which coordinates perfectly with the paper! I hope you like my card, and have a wonderful day!