Saturday, April 27, 2013

Taking the Cat for a Ride

sources for stamps:  broomstick rider is Third Coast; clouds are from Mostly Animals; cat is from unknown source

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Declaration of Love

 Here is a short tutorial for this piece:
Stamp image on scrap paper and cut out.  Using a pencil, trace the image onto heavy patterned cardstock.  Staying inside the penciled outline, remove  the outer layer of the cardstock with sandpaper.  When the white core is reached, use a stamp positioner to stamp the image into the white hole created for it.  In this case I used brown ink to match the colors of the cardstock.  Using a Copic marker in a shade darker than the original cardstock background, color the background leaving selected images untouched.  Sponge edges with gold pigment ink pad.
Color the prince and princess with Copic markers.  Layer over a piece of the original uncolored cardstock and layer that over an additional matching paper.  Add “love” brad.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Candy Canes

The candy canes are precut plastic confetti hung on to a strand of sparkly yarn.  I added liquid glass to the "happy holidays" for a glossy effect.  The girl is by Third Coast Stamps and the words are from Stamp Affair.

Celtic Stag

Celtic Seahorse

colored with Radiant Pearls and coated with several layers of clear embossing powder for a jeweled look; part of the stamped image was cut out and then the circle border was sewn to the background papers using glitter string

Going for a Swim!

I love this vintage stamp from Coronado Island Design stamps!  Found the perfect sunburst scrapbook paper for the bottom layer.