Monday, February 27, 2012

Cellar Root Door

Hello - it has been quite some time since my last post - I am not sure where the past few weeks have gone but I do know that I have been super busy. I finally have finished my year end at work so that will hopefully free up some more time to be in my craft room. This card is kind of a personal challenge for me. I was given the Magnolia Cellar Root Door stamp and asked to make a card using it. I must admit I am not thrilled about this stamp and it took me 4 cards to finally get a card that I am some what pleased with. I knew right away that I wanted to match this Tilda with the door stamp but the lay-out and colors took me quite some time to figure out. I used many copic markers (the door is mostly colored with
W5, W3, W1, W00, E44, E42, E41, E40) (the sky is BG000 and BG0000). I tried a new technique for Tilda's hair and was quite pleased with how that turned out. The technique was in one of the older Magnolia magazines. I used my circle and scalloped nesties for the background and C.C. Design sentiment and I paper pieced Tilda's dress. I am not sure which paper pad this paper is from as it was all just in my paper stash pile. The butterflies I added at the end are also from Magnolia. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and hope you have a wonderful week.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Together Forever

Hello - my son is going to a friend's wedding next weekend and he asked if I would make a wedding card and of course I said "sure". It gave me a chance to pull out the adorable Edwin and Tilda bride and groom. It has been a while since I used this stamp and I really enjoyed making a wedding card. Speaking of weddings - great news in our family - my youngest son (he is only 22 years old) asked his beautiful girlfriend to marry him and she said "yes" and we couldn't be happier - she is a wonderful girl and we love her lots! My son has already hinted that I make all the invitations - approx. 160 of them - yikes!! Thankfully the wedding isn't going to be until the summer of 2014 so it will give me some time!! Anyways on to this card I colored the image with my copic markers. The background is also a Magnolia stamp (not sure what the name of it is) that is also colored with copics. I used a MS border punch for the bottom border and my quickutz for all the flowers. The swirl corner die is a sizzlit die. I added some glitter on Tilda's veil and the sun. I don't usually do blue so I am not quite sure why I chose blue! I am glad tomorrow is Sunday so one more day off before back to work. Hoping to go snowshoeing for a couple of hours tomorrow - just tried showshoeing last weekend and loved it!!

Hope you have a great rest of your weekend.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sweet Blossom

Hello - our local scrapbooking store brought in some new Whimsy stamps and I purchased a couple and this was one of them. Her name is Sweet Blossom and I just think she is adorable! I wanted to make a card that reflects Spring. I am so looking forward to Spring and Summer. I used one of my more favorite color combinations of green/pink. She is colored with my copics markers and this time I did keep a list of colors - (see at end of post). I used my scallop and circle nesties for the image and added some flowers, ribbon, jewels and brads. The sentiment is from C.C. Designs. Thanks for stopping for a visit and have a wonderful day!!

Copics used: face: E00, 0000, 11, R20 and R85
Dress: R85, 83, 81
Stockings: Y0000, 00, AND G20
Hair: E25, 31, 50
Bear: E25, 31, 50
Flowers: R85, 83, 81
Branch: E31
Leaves: G21

Your stamping friend, Debbie