Thursday, May 30, 2013

My second PPRS/Cherry Lynn Blog Hop contribution

 For my second card I used Lolita, FF0052 (just love that stamp!) and colored her with Copics. With the Cherry Lynn Die "Rum Punch with Double Angel Wing" I made a background and frame using pink vellum (top layer) and a black lace paper from the Lyric Collection by Prima. Almost all other papers and embellishments are from the Lyric Collection as well.
CLD 5-30-13    Lolita

Monday, May 27, 2013

Prickley Pear Cross Promotion with Cherry Lynn Design.

I used JJ0033 - Framed Carousel Horse rubberstamp from PPRS and the die B169 Ornamental Gate from Cherry Lynn Design. The image is colored with Copics and cut out. The gate was cut out twice and pieced together to make it big enough. And last but not least, the embellishment in the upper left hand corner was put together.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Prickley Pear Monday Card... actually not a card at all this week.
I'm have a box full of these little vases. So I figured - "Let's stamp and paint a few!" 
I used the Wildflower Garden (JJ0037) red rubber stamp from PPRS. I colored the image with a 1/8 slanted paint brush, using mostly the Velvet paints from Art Anthology. I also used their Dimensional Crystal for a dot here an there and to do the flourish on the bottom of the stamp.
So...what do you think?

Monday, May 13, 2013

PPRS Monday Card - Wild and Punky

 OOPS!! I'm a little late posting this today.
Prickley Pear's Wildflower Garden (JJ0037) got a little steampunked. I stamped with Memento and colored with Copics as usual. Pulled out green ledger paper and used for background, gears and photo corners, that I punched out using the PPRS die Mini Gears D035). Behind the first layer of ledger paper is a background that I made a big sheet of. I glued various ribbons and laces onto cardstock and then sprayed the sheet with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology.
Last, but not least, I glued on itty-bitty gears called "Tiny Junkyard Findings".

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

PanPastels in single pots.

Finally broke down and ordered some PanPastels in singles. Meaning you can pick your own colors. If you haven't worked with these before, they are amazing! I have always loved the chalk look, but never been able to achieve it myself. I would have chalk dust flying everywhere. Not with the PanPastels, nice and creamy, goes on and stays on, blends like a dream. Great for backgrounds, but also for detail work. I ordered some of the Sofft line spatulas and foam tips, since they are made for each other. Literally I believe.
Here's a link to where Donna Downey explains what PanPastels are, Then if you want to she gives online classes at her website.

Here is a link to the PanPastel page on my website;

Monday, May 6, 2013

PPRS Monday Blog Post

Those of you who know me, know that anything Steampunk inspires me!
Steampunk Inspiration
On this tag I sprayed the background with Plush, Vineyard and Cinnamon Toast Colorations by Art Anthology. I then stamped "Gears Background" (GG0045) in Delicata Gold once the tag had dried. I used the new clear set "Steampunk 2, CLR025A" as well as the older one, "Gears, CLR025" and both the old and new dies, "Steampunk Gears, D025" and "Mini Gears, D035".
And as always, my Photoshop skills are lacking. The detail and color just never show up for me.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

JOFY Minis

I had lots of fun again!! Well, when stamping, when don't we? It's taken me forever to finish this little project off. The stamps are from PaperArtsy, the JOFY Minis 9, 10 and 11. I colored them with Copics and cut them out. I cut out chipboard and put down a thick layer of Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. After that dried I went over it with a little Distress Pumice Stone Stain and blotted the excess off, then images were glued on. I made 4 hinges and finished off the back with a little brown paint and decorative paper.