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Metal Mania - SISC29

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today was to be my last project as a Guest Gurl for StampInsanity but I'm happy to say that I'm staying on as a full-fledged Groovy Gurl for the next four months! Yay! I just love their images and can't wait to work with more of them.

This week the challenge is to use metal on your project. I thought about using a charm but then found these cute stocking brads that have been in my stash for too long. It's difficult to tell in the photo but all the white trim on her outfit was covered in Liquid Applique and it adds a nice dimension to the card. I colored with my Copics and the DP and ribbon are all from blog candy that I just won.

So get your metal on and be sure to come join all the Groovy Gurls for this challenge! You can find the challenge HERE. And if you want to purchase any (or all!) of the images (and why wouldn't you?) go HERE.

Copics used:
Outfit: R27, R24, R22
Belt, shoes, hair: C9, C7, C5
Bag: E35, E53
Shading on stockings and under feet: C2

SISC28 - Show 'em Who's Emboss!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We're having a really fun challenge over on the StampInsanity blog this week - embossing! It can be wet or dry embossing. I don't wet emboss much anymore so I had fun digging into my embossing powder for this card. I also had a little fun with some eyelets and ribbon. I thought it would work well to lace up some ribbon on the card to reflect the lacing on her bodice. I had fun doing it and I hope you like it.

I printed the StampInsanity image (that you can buy HERE) on cream paper but wanted to tone down the brightness even further so I used my blending tool to sponge on some back ink around the image. The black paper was dry embossed and then wet embossed using Kaleidoscope embossing powder. I believe the DP is Bo Bunny but I'm not positive. I used silver eyelets and black ribbon from Michael's. The image is colored with Copics.

Get out your embossing folders and powders and join us this week!

Copic colors:
Black hair and heart - C9, C7, C5
Turquoise hair and clothes - BG13, BG11, BG09
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Thanks for visiting!

SISC27 - One Layer Wonder

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Thursday! Today I have another challenge from the StampInsanity blog to share with you. This week we had to limit ourselves to only one layer. I admit this was difficult for me because I like to have layers, but I don't think it turned out too bad. You can buy this image, as well as all their other spectacular images HERE.

I colored the image with Copics and used my dark gray Copic to also color the white pearls I had so they would match the ribbon. You can't really tell in this picture but I covered her boots and eyes with Diamond Glaze to give them a shine and look more realistic. I cut my oval with Nestibilities and went around the edge with my black Stickles. The ribbon is from Michael's.

Copic colors:
Hair: E35, YR23, Y23
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Bustier, boots, gloves: C9, C7, C5
Skirt: R85, R83, R81
Eyes: B93

Thanks for visiting!

SISC26 - It Happens in Threes

Thursday, September 9, 2010

After I made this card I realized I should have used three different patterned paper but it's all glued down so I'll just have to live with it! We're having fun again over at the StampInsanity blog and this time we have a sketch challenge along with instructions to use things in threes. On my card I have three glittered Skittles, three stripes of DP, and TONS of distressing! Come join us and play along this week!

Uh oh, I just noticed that I forgot to color his eyes! Well, they will be blue so just imagine that :-).

All the DP is from MME La Paperie collection, the glittered skittles are from, and the cardstock is Bazzill. I colored the image with Copics.

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT to see their fabulous creations!

ATTENTION!! Do you want to be a Groovy Gurl and be a member of the design team for StampInsanity? It's a great group to work with and the owner, Beth, is the sweetest! For all the deets click HERE!

Copic colors:
Pants and shirt - B97, B95, B93
Jacket - G99, G94, G82
Hair - E35, YR23, Y23

Stamp Insanity Birthday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm very proud to a guest designer for Stamp Insanity Stamps this month. It also happens to be the 1st birthday for Stamp Insanity! This is a new image created especially to celebrate the birthday and I think it's great! Also to celebrate there is a SALE going on. From September 2nd through September 8th at midnight, everything is a whopping 50% off!! You just use code BDAY2010 to get your discount - you don't want to miss this sale. Head over to the SI store HERE to do some shopping.

I colored the image with Copics. The DP is MME La Paperie and the cardstock is Bazzill and I coated the edges with black Stickles. Pink rhinestones are from KaiserCraft and I made the flower with blossom Nestabilities and a pearl brad from Hobby House. The top of her dress got a coating of Martha Stewart tourmaline glitter.

What's a birthday without cake, right?!

I made this "cake" using three graduated boxes and trim I cut using a Stampin' Up! border punch. The sentiment is a new one created for the birthday celebration. The image on top is the same as the one on my card, I just sized it way down so it would fit on the top of the cake (wasn't much fun to color that small!). The trim is Papertrey Ink's Sweet Blush and the boxes were created using the Back to Basics template.

Here's a close-up of the cake topper.

Stamp Insanity Stamps offers a lot of really cool digital and rubber stamps unlike anything else that's out there. Be sure to check out the other great images they have right HERE. Join in the challenge at the Stamp Insanity blog right HERE. Now it's time to check out the DT projects:

Erica, Juanita, Jennifer, Margie, Suzi, Jacquie, Sugar, and Alison.

Copic colors used:

Dress, gloves, shoes, hair ribbon, choker - R85, R83, R81

Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Hair - Y23, YR23

Cake - Y21

Eyes - B93