Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

This is a shout out to my Mom - Miss Jo.  She died a few years ago, but is still missed very much!!!

Happy Birthday and we love you very much!!!  I'll be thinking about you all day tomorrow!

Mom loved to work in her yard and loved flowers!!

 Floppy Latte digital Blossom Branch -  colored with Copic  pens - The background is done by coloring with the edge of ink pads - Stampin Up Gumball Green & Crushed Curry
Bird cards Digital - Rhododendron Colored with Copic pens, The background is done by coloring with the edge of ink pads - Stampin Up Old Olive, Certainly Celery & Crushed Curry.  Paper Calypso Coral & Kiwi Kiss


Susie Q


September Challenge                    Tag #SQ1963sep12

I am really into making crafting different types of background paper - normally I use solid cardstock for my backgrounds - I want to challenge you to make your own background papers.  I also like to use silhouettes with these because the background paper makes the silhouette POP.

Here are a few that I've created in the last few weeks - enjoy!!!

Post so that I can see your efforts - I always love to learn something new

I found these two digital's on Floppy Latte - check out their site at http://www.floppylattedesigns.com/catalog/

I colored the fairy with Copic Markers
the background of green & yellow - I used Adirondac alcohol inks in a spritzer.  The purple and green paper is from my stash of unknowns

The back ground of pinks greens & blues was made by using Adirondack Inks and a spritzer

This stampset is from Stampin Up - Christmas deer - The immediate background behind the deer is done by distressing white card stock with an inkpad.  The main background is a technique called pillowtop -- I have a tutorial for this on my blog.

Happy stamping!!!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Two for Tuesday

Two for Tuesday -  A GREAT digital site is deleting images from 2009 & 2010 - Get them before they're gone!!!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Marathon card making

Digitals for the above card:  girl - Sureya, lantern - Graphics Fairy

Mask digital from digi ditto - There were several to choose from
It was marathon card making today - I'm going to post them and come back later to give all the details

The above digital Image from Two for Tuesday
The above digital from Silly Shells The Rusty Pickle
This digital image above came from Two for Tuesday - 2009 & 2010 - These will be gone in the next few days - so get them while you can.

This digital image above came from Two for Tuesday - 2009 & 2010 - These will be gone in the next few days - so get them while you can.

Poppy digital above is from Graphics Fairy background from Two for Tuesday
Digital above from Dearie Doll
The above digital from Silly Shells The Rusty Pickle

This is one of my NEW Favorites from Tiddly Inks  - I had to add a little Bling for this one
Love me some Christmas!!!!  This digital is from Whimsey Doodles - They have some really CUTE digitals to choose from.

Island girls

Hey Guys - I've been super busy at work and haven't had much time for cards. Here's a few I've been working on.

Calypso Coral & Pear Pizzaz (Stampin Up)

Melon Mambo, Dafodil Delight & Kiwi Kiss  (Stampin Up)

The Island girls digital came from Graphics Fairy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Guest Designer

I've been invited to be a guest designer at http://digitaltuesday.blogspot.com/ on September 4, 2012

Keep a look out for me

Raspberrys from Two for Tuesday

I found this jewel of a digital on website Two for Tuesday.

Stamping Up Ink & paper Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Perfect Plum - copic pens

Follow my blog

The first two original cards are going to Victoria H & Susie M - I have a few more so follow my Blog for a chance to receive a free original handmade card from SusieQue1963


Summer Silhouette

I am stuck on this stamp set by Stampin Up right now. StampinUp Ink Pads & paper - Perfect Plum, Raspberry Ripple & pear Pizzazz

Here's few different cards with the same colors and one with some bold colors

Stampin Up Ink pads and paper - Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Groovy Guava, Pear Pizzazz

Monday, August 13, 2012

Free original card

Hey guys!!!  I need some followers - I will randomly pick several of the first few new members that join my blog and send them one of my original cards!!!

New technique

I'm not sure what to call this technique, but it;s a variation of the Pillow Top technique

 Stampin Up Celery, Marina Mist & Midnight Muse
 width 1"

 Stampin Up Celery, Wisteria Wonder & Concord Crush - width 1 1/2"

Butterfly is a 99 cent stamp from Sweet & Sassy
Another Pillow Top technique - this time using Stampin Up glossy cardstock,  Digital from Sureya - Deviant arts

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Here's a few more cards using the pillow top background.

Happy Birthday

Stamping Up  A Day at the beach and Blushing Bride Stamp Pad

Stampin Up Stamp Pad Concord Crush   -  Floppy Latte Digital Oh Dahlia

Soft Suede - Stampin Up Ink pad  & StampIn Up Stamp Set A Day at the Beach

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pillow Top background Tutorial

Pillow Top background Tutorial

 With a little  Bling    -    of course

You will need:

4 1/2" x 6"  card stock
1/2" x 8"  HD Card Stock
pencil - I used marker in order to demonstrate clearly
stamp pad - I used marina Mist from StampIn Up
Liquid Pearl

Using pencil mark from corner to corner using 1/2" guideline.  Move guideline back 1/2" and mark next line until the card is marked as the next photo shows

Next begin on the opposite corners and mark the card stock as below.

Mine looks a little messy because I am using the marker - all of the edges will be covered in the final background.  When using a pencil they will not be as bold and you can erase if you mess up.

using a piece of scrap paper as your guide, position on the middle line or slightly below to ensure your pencil line is covered.  Daub sponge in ink pad and color evenly at the edge of the scrap paper and your background paper, cover evenly.  When you pull the scrap paper away you should have a clean line.

Continue to move your scrap paper to each line and add the color - make sure you continue in the same pattern the entire way across.

Continue until all of the lines are colored as above.  Next turn your card stock the opposite direction and using your scrap paper and guidelines to color as below

Using your stamp pad color around the edges to darken - This will make your background POP

 For extra effect I used the edge of the stamp pad to add a few extra lines - This is for more advanced stampers.  For beginners skip this step

Using the liquid Pearls apply a dot on each crossing point as  shown below  - The additional lines I added make it a little difficult for me to line up the pearl dots

Continue until you have pearl on each cross section or you can add your other trim and apply the dots only on the area that is not covered.

Trim and decorate as desired - I used Stamping Up Stamp set Christmas Deer

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial - here are a few more using the same technique with different colors

 Stampin Up Soft Suede
 Stampin Up Concord Crush
I found this digital on Beccy's Place    Copic markers

I had to add a little extra BLING - that's just me!!!!

Check out this web site - really cool


Best places in the world to visit

Finally - It's the weekend - Long long week at work. I get to relax and make a few cards

 I've used the same digital image as the last post Pretty Sprig of flowers from Floppy Latte - this time I used the Copic markers to color instead of the watercolor pencils from last time.

Which do you like the best?  Bold with Copic markers or soft pastels with the watercolor pencils?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Found this cute digital at Floppy Latte Designs - Pretty Sprig of Flowers.

My first time with Water color pencils in a long time - It needs something else to make it complete - Any suggestions???