Friday, September 25, 2009

it is Fall. . .

Fall is in the air and what great colors are on the trees and in the countryside! Today, I thought I would share this card. . . This scarecrow is one of AJ's newer stamps. He's cute don't ya' think?!? I stamp it on white cardstock that a friend had given me, that had been die cut. Then I colored it in, using copic markers. After coloring, the image, I took a sponge and did the sky and for the ground, I torn the edge of scrap paper and used it to mark the ground. I then stamped the saying.

Okay, time for you to stamp. . .

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

another giraffe

Here is a card I made last evening, using the same stamp-n-stencil and thought I would share it with you, before I mail it out. May you have a wonderful day.
~~ Inkyhive

God's Word is my road map. . .

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stamp-n-Stencil Giraffe

Here is my first attempt, first card, using a stamp-n-stencil set. This one is called Giraffe - P288. I stamped the image with black Stazon and then I colored the image using the stencil parts. The coloring is done with a stipple brush. I then cut it out with my oval scalloped nestabilitie and before removing the die, I stippled some green around the inside of the die, leaving the white ring scalloped edge. I layered that on a piece of paper from the pack of Harvest & Holiday. It is by Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann fabrics and crafts. The card is brown cardstock.

If you don't have one of these sets, you might want to take a look and order one or two or three. It is a lot of fun and very easy.

Hope this helps you getting a card or two made.

God's Word is my road map. . .

Thursday, September 10, 2009

a nice visit

Yesterday, AJ and I were able to get together. We've had a hard time this summer, planning a time to visit, for life keeps getting in the way : 0 Any who, yesterday we had a very nice visit and we got some stamping in. We are looking to see, if we can have a visit in early October, do more talking and of course stamping and creating! It is always fun to create with another.

Here is a card, I recently made (not yesterday) and I wanted to share it with you. The image is called 'Gone Fishing'. I like how the water looking paper and the strip of glittery paper make up the background. I'm not real good at using background papers, but I am trying.
I do hope to be back soon, with another card or two. Perhaps, it will even be a Fall card. Fall is my favorite season, but the past few days have been Hot and Humid, not fall like at all, though some leaves are changing colors and even have a few leaves on the ground.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

another horse

Thought I would share another card, I just completed using the same horse image. This one I colored with my Prismacolor pencils. I took a class on Saturday and learned a bit about color pencils. Now to practice!!!

do you have a horse?

Hello and Happy Thursday. Can you believe it is September already and Fall is in the air? Do you have a horse? Do you go horse riding? I don't do either, but I like horses. I thought I would make a card with this stamp. I stamped the horse head on white cardstock and then I colored it in with a few copic markers. The colors I used were E02, E33, E35, R02, YR00, and 0 the colorless blender. I am new using these markers, but the more I use them, the more I am liking them. After getting the horse colored the way I wanted it, I used a circle scalloped nestabilites die and cut out the image and while the paper was still in the die, I used a duster with some blue ink and went around the image, thus leaving the edge white. I then used a circle nestabilities die and cut the black layer out. I stamped the horseshoe image out twice and cut them out. I colored them in with a silver glitter pen (though you can't see that very well in the scan). I layered the images on a light brown layer, which is 3 3/4 by 5 which I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder on. I really like how the card turned out and I hope you do to. I can think of many people who would enjoy getting a card like this? Can you?

hugs and Prayers,