Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm In A Meeting...

Today's Splitcoaststampers Free For All challenge "Take A Virtual Vacataion" made me smile... I'm so much longing for some vacation... AND next Saturday I'm going to travel to Florida BUT NOT for holidays but for a scientific meeting. I'm going to stay in a wonderful hotel at Fort Lauderdale beach... and probably won't have the chance to enjoy beach life!!! How cruel is this???? So I had to grab this American Arts stamp out of my drawer and create this virtual vacation card... perhaps I should try to make ot real, not only virtual, LOL!!!!
Wavy lines stamp by Judi Kins. Colored with watercolors. Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and Colorbox Fluid Chalks Paris Blue.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dream of (or on?) Wood

One more card stamped onto veneer leftovers I recently got from a neighbour who works as a carpenter. I'm totally intrigued with this fantastic material which gives so unexpected effects because there are no two pieces alike. I tride to stamp onto the veneer with dye ink, but the dye sinks into the veneer so that the image looks kind of faded. Then I used Colorbox Fluid Chalks - and they work GREAT!!!! I used the colors Dark Peony and Chestnut Roon - wanted to use Red Lipstick instead of Dark Peony at first, but my Red Lipstick ink pad was dry :-(
Nevertheless, the Dark Peony doesn't look that "pinky" on the veneer it looks at the inkpad, and I'm pretty content with the color shades I achieved with it. The film strip stamp is by Stamp-It. The background was created with Gel-A-Tins clear stamps stamped onto some bamboo specialty paper (again stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalks Dark Peony and Chestnut Roon).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Easter Cards... NOW??????

After Easter is before Easter, isn't it?
A neighbour asked me to create some Easter cards RIGHT NOW - don't ask me why she needs them two weeks after Easter, anyway I tried to be a good girl and created Easter cards NOW...

I love this two-step-stamping tulip by Stampin'Up. I stamped it with Colorbox Fluid Chalks onto white cardstock. The Easter Wishes background stamp is by StempelBar, stamped onto some BasicGrey dp.

Image by American Art Stamps, dp by Basic Grey. Edge and corner punch by Martha Stewart. I colored the image with Tombow markers.

For this card, I used a Sizzix BigZ die to cut the window into the card. I cut it again in a different color and placed it over the actual window. Then I stamped a bunny (Penny Black) onto the inside of the card and colored it with watercolors and Tombow markers. The outside of the card was decorated with some flourish die-cuts (punch by EK Success) and ambossed flower die-cuts (punches by Nellie Snellen). I stamped the cardstock for the flowers with a Hero Arts swirl pattern first, the die-cut and dry-embossed them, and finally placed a little red wax dot in the middle of the flowers.
And this is how it looks inside:

This is a fun one, isn't it? I stamped this bunny stamp (A Muse Artstamps) eight times and colored the images with watercolors. Hard to see on the photo, but one of the bunnies has a cotton ball with stickles on it for his tail. Dp by Basic Grey, edge punch by Martha Stewart.

For this card I stamped my Easter Wishes background stamp onto some dp by CreaMotion. The bunny had been part of my crafting stash for at least ten years... Scallop Oval Punch by Marvy Uchida, dots created with Liquid Pearls.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Peeking Bunny

Happy Easter to you all!
Hope you've got some more sunshine than we have...
When I saw this peeking bunny, I had immediately the idea of letting him look through some striped paper... The dp is by All My Memories, the bunny stamp by Inky Antics. Sentiment handwritten.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Bunny

Isn't he a cutie??? I love this smiling bunny with his spring flowers! He makes me smile whenever I see him. So I decided after stamping this card not to tidy up my desk but let this stamp stand on my table - outside it's raining, but I'm sure where this bunny is scampering along, the sun is shining!
The image (Penny Black) was stamped with Black Memento ink, then colored with Tombow Markers and a waterbrush. Flourish punch by EK Success, border punch by Martha Stewart, flowers by Prima, flower brads by Making Memories, dp by Provo Craft.

Big Easter Egg

I'm a bit late with my Easter cards... as always, LOL! I bought this wonderful American Art Stamps image last year just one week after Easter, so I finally had to ink it up now! I colored the image with Twinkling H2Os, th dp is by Basic Grey.