Thursday, July 21, 2011

A little birdie........

Well maybe not so little, the birdie that is. This image was so darn cute I just couldn't resist buying it. It's from Whimsy Stamps and is a Meljen (Melissa Jensen) digital design. I love her work, it's so whimsical, LOL. Melissa also has a Monday Freebie every single week on her blog.
I have a friend whose mommy LOVED these birds. I thought of her a lot while I was coloring this. What a sweet dear little lady she was. Aren't we lucky to be able to bring up our memories to make us happy whenever we choose?
This card was a simple design and didn't take too many items to complete. Everyone knows I struggle with simple design, but I think I did pretty well on this one.
I have a tendency to dress it up, or maybe sometimes over dress my cards. In my minds crazy eye, I think I just need to tweak it a bit, and then that leads to another tweak, then another, and so on.
Must be that slight OCD thing. :-)
Oh I almost forgot to tell you, I was opening my old dictionary to get sheets to make the flower on the bottom left and it just opened to the "F" Flamingo page. How ironic is that? Well I just couldn't pass it up, so I incorporated it into my card. How cute is that? Here's a close-up of my birdie and flower.

Here's the recipe for this card, and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp: Meljen's Pinky Flamingo
Paper: K&Company tag, Sizzix mat pad, and from my stash
Punches: MS branch, MS retro fan punch around the page, MS doily lace trim
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Rose Creations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Mountain Rose
Copics used for coloring Flamingo:
Legs & Beak, E40, E42, C7 & 100
Cheeks, RV11
Body, R30, R32
Sand under feet, E31
Ribbon and bling from my stash
Have Fun!!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baby Bear

Hi everyone. I've been away for quite some time and I apologize for that. I hope to be able to get back into the swing of things now that Lublin Days and Park prep are winding down. I'm finding out I REALLY don't like demands on my time now that I am my own boss, so to speak, LOL.
This is a card I made using a new stamp I purchesed from Stampin n Scrapin Fun in Marshfield. Jean Fischer has a lovely little store in Penny Court. She is moving though, across the street and down about a block. She will have tons more space and room for a bonefied classroom, yay Jean!!!
I purchased this stamp & a Donna Salazar Nestibility last week and just had to work something up. :-)
Hint: If you're using nesties and want a mat behing the image you cut, pencil around the outside edge of the die and hand cut in a contrasting color, instant mat!!!!!
I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.
The recipe for this card is as follows:
Stamp: 2106cm-J baby Bear by Stacy Stamps, sentimament is compuer generated
Carstock: from my stash
Nestibilities & Cuttlebug folder: Labels 11, Donna Salazar Rose Creations, Nested Lacey Pennants, folder Fleur De Lis
Ribbon and embellies: from my stash also
Flowers: Large center rose, Donna Salazar Nestie, small flowers created from rolling up small paper daisys, leaves from Nestie and Martha Stewart Branch punch.

Copic markers used to color image:
Bear fur & nose- 100, C7, C5
Muzzle- E33, E35, E40
Rocks- E30, E33, E40
Cattails- E57, E79
Grass & leaves- G20, YG61, YG63, YG67
Butterfly- Y21, YR04
Sky- Sponged with stencil & Adirondak Cloudy Blue