Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ready For Summer

The weather is getting warmer, and have I noticed that I am using more "summer" themed images. I love the Leigh Hannan Sailing Martini (E2304) stamp. It makes me wish I knew something about sailing. To make the card, I colored the image with Copic markers, edged the piece with some Tumbled Glass Distress ink, and added the Ahoy Matey saying (A5441). To finish the card, I outlined the whole thing with a Cool Grey 1 pen to make the image pop forward.

Here is a close up of the image:

So what about you? Are you working on summer cards, or are you one of those people working on Christmas cards already?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Black and White

Time for another IO challenge, and this time the theme is "black and white." I love the look of black and white cards, but I often forget about making them.

I will have to come back later to give you the names of the stamps since I can't seem to get on the IO website right now to check. If I would just write down my stamp info this wouldn't be a problem, but....

I used the same Cover a Card stamp in black in the background as I did in grey for the foreground. I liked the continuity of using the same pattern for both. To embellish the card, I used clear gems from Hero Arts.

Need some black and white inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Julie, and Kathy, created.

Want to play along? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Upcoming Classes

Well, I am leaving today to go get my Intermediate Copic Certification. I am so excited! I am going to take the class before finishing up my Copics III class. Of course, I have a date reserved in June, so I had better get going on it! I will post more information as it becomes available. I know people have been waiting for the next class. I am also taking into consideration Angela's parting words to me.... "Learn Lots." No pressure.

Until then, I thought I would show you a couple other classes I have coming up soon. The one above is my Memory Box Die Cuts class. It is on Sunday, May 22nd and uses some of the new Memory Box dies as well as the new Valise line of papers. Later on that same day, I will be doing a Memory Box paper transfer class. Students will leave with a 4" x 4" canvas to hang on the wall:

Here is a side view of the canvas so that you can see the pattern wraps around the sides:

I am also working on a 10 in 10 Birthday class and a Leigh Hannan beach class for June. Stay tuned for more info!

Have a great weekend! I am off to "learn lots" in Ohio.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

IO Challenge- Favorite Stamp

I have a feeling that the other IO designers found this challenge as hard as I did. Choose your favorite Impression Obsession stamp? That is hard! To be honest, all of Leigh Hannan's Halloween stamps probably tie as my favorite. In order to break the tie and focus on something that wasn't fall related, I chose her Candy Jars (G2332) instead. I just love them!

To make this card, I stamped the jars in black ink and then masked them with some Eclipse tape. I then used my Mega mount and stamped the screen (CC049) and Flourishes (CC027) on top. I cut out the jars using my Nestabilities, colored them with colored pencils and Copic markers, and then added some glossy accents and Distress Rock Candy Stickles to the image to give it more dimension. Here is a close up of the Glossy Accents on the jars and Stickles on the Rock Candy:

Curious about the other DT favorite stamps? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Kathy, created. I know I am dying to know what their favorite stamps are.

Want to play along? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!