Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gifty Girl on a WSC Floral Fantasy Day

This week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club challenge was to use FLOWERS. Wow, talk about an easy one for me for once! I have lots of floral stuffers - floral patterned paper, flower dies, Prima flowers...

So I pulled out an old fave of mine, WTG Gifty Girl. I used my current DP of the moment, DCWV Linen Closet, and paper pieced her dress with one of the polka dot papers in the pack. I considered using a floral pattern paper for her dress but polka dots seemed more chic and Gifty Girl is simply, always fabulous. :)

I also paper pieced her bags with a robin's egg blue paper and inserted tissue paper in her bags. Look like a well-known store known for it's little blue bags and boxes?? :)

Close up of Gifty Girl's bags.

Card Details
Stamps: MFT Gifty Girl
Ink: Memento black, VersaFine black, Copics
Paper: Memory Box Robin's Egg notecard, DCWV Linen Closet, vellum paper
Accessories: PTI flower dies, Michael's pearl stickers, Michael's satin ribbon, tissue paper

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Robot Love

Beep-boop-boop...hehe...I sooo dig this little robot from The Cat's Pajama's Loving Mew set. He reminds me of Wall-E...especially since he's a lovesick robot.

Anyhoo, this card uses a TCPTUES color challenge from a couple weeks ago...I can never seem to participate in challenges on time. Oh well... but here's one for the TCP Blog Hop!

Besides TCP's Loving Mew set, I used the new CutUps Flower Button set. Can I just say how friggin' brilliant these dies are?? No need to thread twine through a needle, these babies have built in holes for you to thread your stuff through with your hot little hands. I love that I can just tie the felt flowers and buttons together rather than use unreliable glue dots to hold the embellies together.

I stamped a simple heart background using PaperTreyInk's Hearts background set - it just seemed to match Wall-E so perfectly. Then I used Copics to randomly color in the hearts, just to give the background some punch.

I decorated the inside a little - cut up paper flowers using the CutUps dies - just can't keep away from these things!! :)

Card Details
Stamps: The Cat's Pajama's Loving Mew, PaperTreyInk Hearts background
Ink: Copics, Memento Black, VersaFine Black, Brilliance Rocket Red, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: PTI kraft and pure poppy cardstock, DCWV mat stack
Accessories: The Cat's Pajama's CutUps Flower Button dies, My Favorite Things Jumbo Scallop die, Nestabilities Circle/Scalloped Circle/Labels 1 dies, TCP ivory linen thread, PTI pure poppy saddlestitch ribbon, Basic Grey buttons

Friday, August 20, 2010

Girly Birthday

I love My Favorite Things' Who's That Girl series. I especially love it when she wears fabulous skirts and dresses because then I get to paper piece them with awesome and pretty DP!

This is Who's That Birthday Girl and coincidentally enough, I got this stamp set for my birthday from Awesome J. The DP is DCWV Linen Closet...I think it's a few months old actually, but I just got it (b/c Joann's finally had the 4x6 size back in stock and it was 40% off! Wahoogle!). I knew that this DP was perfect for Birthday Girl b/c it was girly and pretty, and you can only have that kind of DP for her flowy skirt.

I paper-pieced the cake and added decorative lines of pearls at the base of each cake tier. I almost placed the bow where the strip of ribbon is, but it blocked too much of her pretty skirt, so I moved it to the top of the card. But then the ribbon strip looked too bare, so then I added a line of pearls on top. Sooooo pretty, don't you think? The scallops were accomplished using MFT's Scalloped Scallop border die (also from Awesome J). I lightly sponged the circle holding the sentiment just to give it some contrast.

Card Details
Stamps: My Favorite Things, Verve
Ink: Copics, Memento, VersaFine, Brilliance
Paper: Memory Box scored notecard, DCWV Linen Closet
Accessories: Michael's satin ribbon, Michael's pearl stickers, Nestabilities circle dies, My Favorite Things Scalloped Scallop die

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Just Hangin' with the 'shrooooms...

I'm knocking out my list of uninked stampies one by one. It's been a slow go, but slow and steady wins the race, right?

So technically, this qualifies for the All That Scraps die cut challenge b/c I used a circle Nestie, but I think they actually want you to use like a more elaborate die. Funny thing is, I do have lots of groovy dies. But those shapes just didn't fit with Nora today.

So this is Ladybug Nora. Isn't she cute?? (Actually, aren't all my stampies cute??) Anyhoo, she doesn't actually come sitting on the mushroom; it's a separate stamp. So I did the magic masking thing, colored, and cut her out. The green hill was a freehand wavy cut with a pair of scissors (that's as elaborate as I can get freehand), and see the adorable little mushrooms? They are actually part of a different stamp, Birgitta Sitting on a Tree Stump. But I wanted some extra 'shrooms for the scenery, so borrowed them from Birgitta. They're friends, she won't mind. I promise. Unless they're frenemies. (Ref: Ninja Reads to get a clue).

Close up of glitter-fied wings. I also used Glossy Accents on the little 'shrooms, but I couldn't get a good angle of it to get a glossy shot. Ever since I got GA for my birthday from J, I've been using it on like every single card! Hehe, it's AWESOME. :)

Also, see her stockings? I used a Copic colorless blender to give her tights some subtle pattern. Ya dig?

Card Details
Stamps: C.C. Designs Ladybug Nora and Mushrooms, Verve (sentiment)
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Black
Paper: Cosmo Cricket DeLovely, PTI, Memory Box scored notecard
Accessories: Stickles, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities circles

Friday, August 13, 2010

Umbrella Girl

Hello! I meant to post sooner than this but this card took me forever to finish. I started it last week but it lay incomplete until I received my PTI Harvest Gold buttons. Then, I actually finished it earlier this week but didn't have time to take a picture of the card while there was still daylight.

So this is Pure Innocence's Umbrella Girl. Isn't she adorable?? I've had her since April but never inked her up until now. Just had a hard time thinking what to do with her.

I paper pieced her umbrella and boots using the same polka dot DP (cuz accessories gotta match, right?) and used My Favorite Things Jumbo Scallop Die-namics...I love those things. Just did a simple layout and attached a groovy PTI Harvest Gold button as my accent.

Then I used Glossy Accents on her umbrella and shoes to give it a slick waterproof look. See? I also popped the umbrella up on foam tape to make it stand out against her more, like she was holding a real umbrella.

Card Details
Stamps: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence My Umbrella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, Memory Box notecard
Accessories: MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallops, PTI buttons, Divine Twine, Michael's satin ribbon

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summertime Lazing...

Yo! I've recovered from my strained muscle/pinched nerve neck issues from last week (still working on the allergy congestion - bah!). So I managed to stamp a few items.

So this li'l cutie is Nora from C.C. Designs. She looks like she's enjoying a lazy summertime afternoon - dontcha wish you could join her?

I didn't really have a sketch in mind and the fact that the image is so huge makes it hard to use any kind of sketch anyways. So I just did a simple layout with DP and no embellishments. I stamped Nora first and masked her in order to stamp the fence behind her. I added some glossy accents to the butterfly and the flower in her hair (which of course you can't see)...but I digs...

Card Details
Stamps: C.C. Designs
Paper: Memory Box, October Afternoon
Ink: Memento black, VersaFine black, Copics
Accessories: Glossy Accents