Saturday, April 30, 2011
The card was made with a digi stamp of Emerald Faeries Kenz & Tilly, Bazzill embossed cardstock, Basic Grey cardstock, May Arts striped twill ribbon. Flowers were cut using the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge with self-adhesive pearls. Sturdy double stick red tape in 1/4" and 1/8" widths hold everything together.
I chose Kenz & Tilly for my Mother's Day version because it so sweetly depicts a mother's love to me. The faeries were colored with Copic markers: flesh - E00, 50, R00, 11, 20; dress - R00, 02, RV21, 23, 25, C1; scarf - R00, 02, RV21, 23, 25; hat - G20, 82, YG00; shoes - RV23, 25, 29, pants - C1, 3, 5; stripe pants - G20, 82, E50; hair - Y00, E50, YR21; wings - YG00, BG0000, RV000, G20. Lots of coloring, for sure!!
To make it possible to add a note for mom, I made my tag into a pocket by adding a thumb notch on the top with a circle punch. A square piece of white cardstock was scored and folded in half then corners rounded an eyelet added on the front of one half and a May Arts ribbon tied for easy moving in and out of the pocket...I think this would work well for a gift card holder too. Mom will love you for this imaginative card!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter everyone! All is quiet after a great family gathering so I thought I'd sit down for a little looking around the internet and catch up on a few missed things. Luckily, I came across this great carnival event sponsored by Mo Manning & Zoe at Make It Crafty and it's such a great deal for a great cause. I hope you'll stop by and pick up this wonderful Mo Manning piece of digital art for just a buck! She's contributing 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this sweet piece of art to the Make A Wish Foundation. BUT run as fast as you can over to Make It Crafty's blog to see and read about how Zoe make her amazing circus ferris wheel. I was "blown away" by her amazing talent.
If you're like me, and have family who benefited from this wonderful group, OR if not, you'll want to be sure to participate!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Visitors...click on the Emerald Faery stamp to go shopping or visit the blog!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
dress - BG0000, 01, 05; boots/bow - BG0000, 01, 05, G20, 82, 02; basket - E50, 33, 99.
I hope to enter it in the following challenges:
Magnoliacardandkits Yahoo Groups
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge #9
Magnolia's Down Under Easter Challenge
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Easter Challenge
7 Kid Easter Challenge
ABC DT Easter Challenge
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Please join me in welcoming the two newest additions to the growing Emerald Faery family...go ahead and hop on over to check out the latest releases exclusively available from Deb's Creations! They are available now in digi format and for pre-order in rubber. These sweet little creatures are the brainchild of wonderfully talented Australian illustrator and animator, Linda Catchlove. Is that not the perfect name for someone who creates these amazing little faeries? Ahhhh...wouldn't you just love to have one of Linda's paintings? A girl can dream, can't she? Lucky you can get one of the digital Emerald Faeries of your liking. The rules are easy:
- Follow my blog.
- Leave a comment on this post since I don't have one of those blasted frogs.
- If you don't have a blog, leave a comment on this post with your email address.
- Come back April 22nd (my birthday) to see if you won!
Go ahead and hop on now. Here's a list of the design team members in my group:
Ronda (you're here)
If you'd like to sneak a peak at the other design team group, tip-toe on over to Natalie's blog and get started there too!
Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance at my blog candy!!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Rarely comes along a piece that I have such an emotional bond to as this scrapbook layout. I made it a couple years ago with the intent of selling it on eBay. I priced it higher than my market of buyers, tho' much lower than many of the well-known artists sell, so it was no surprise...it didn't sell! Yay! I don't make scrapbook layouts much anymore preferring to make cards since they are much more compact.
Oh, the joy! So now my youngest son who inspired me to make the layout is having his first child and if we're lucky we have a 50-50 shot it'll be a boy! We'll be thrilled with what we get but a grandson would be fun since we have two wonderful granddaughters. Anyway, new daddy2B, Justin, is a volunteer firefighter hence my attachment to this cute layout. I hope you enjoyed seeing my moldy oldie again, as much as I!
I used paperpiecing technique with my original illustrations of the "little hero" and his pedal car-driving dalamation friend. Please keep in mind, these are my original illustrations and may not be reproduced in any fashion without my written permission.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
- Taylored Expressions
- The Cat's Pajamas
- Whimsy Stamps - My favorite! I love Whimsy Ticket Sentiments by Ann Vento so what better than a die to make it easier? I have 2 sets of these wonderful stamps so I must add the die soon. Check it out HERE.
In my true overly analytical style, I have NOT found the perfect label and die set to purchase for myself yet! I am in creative overload with so many new sets released at the recent CHA. Will keep you posted on my choice.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Deb is having a challenge featuring the Emerald Faeries. If you don't have an Emerald Faery yet, click on the EF link to go get yourself a digital stamp!
I'm having a love affair with lady bugs so I chose Ally & Beeble for my entry. Here are a few more shots...
I glazed the ladybugs with Glossy Effects and colored the images with Copic markers. Wings were blinged with Stickles. I used the jar & ladybug stamp from an old SU set I bought second hand ages ago! The postage stamp sentiment is an i.Cling from Studio G. I'm thankful for finally using this cool SU set I bought on eBay.
Hop on over to enter your card!