Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thing's are Looking Up

Looking up...down...from the side.  How fun is this?!  This funny fellow is from the new clear set jut released from La-La Land.  He is one of many in this set Things are Looking Up, and I just had to color him.  Just look at that expression.  

I stamped him 6 times in Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut him out.  I stamped the background using the new Hello Lovely rubber stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black to get a crisp impression.  Using Peek-a-Boo Circles Die From Taylored Expressions I die cut out the front panel.  I popped up all the little decapitated (I just had to say that) ostriches within the popped up windows.  I added some fun ribbon to separate the circle frames.  Simple but Oh-so-sweet dont you think?.

E93 E95 E97 E99
C1 C3
YR12 YR24
BV20 BV23

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nature Calls

I have to admit I am a nature girl at heart.  I was so thrilled to see this set from La-La Land come out. These succulents are delicious.  The background stamp really has some nice deep etching giving it a crisp image when stamped.  I used the new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to get this nice impression.

I stamped them in Pear Tart Memento ink and then colored them with Copics.  Because I stamped in such a light complimenting color the lines just about disappeared.  This gives the stamp a more natural appearance.  I Googled "succulents" to find some fun color combinations for these images.  I stamped the popped up layer using Walnut Stain Ranger Distress stamp pad with the Wood Planks background stamp from La-La Land and then cut it out with Tonics the Sunflower Array edge.  I die cut out the Oval center and popped up the wood plank piece.   I used a newer die from Tonic called Blocked Parquet & Garden Trellis Die for the trellis looking background within the oval.  

UGH!  Think the 3 year old took my paper that I had written the colors bad!  Sorry...will update when I find it.  I know there was a G40, YG03, R56  ha ha ha

Monday, April 23, 2018

Have You Herd?

Yes, I have herd!  This cute barnyard clear set From the Herd from La-La Land Crafts has a little of everything and for this card I used a lot of everything.  Included in the set is a rooster, a couple of chicks, lamb, goat, piggy, cow, complimenting sentiments and flowers.  For this card I wanted to create a barnyard stacked image.

I chose 3 of the cute stamps in this clear stamp set and colored them up using Copics  Next I fussy cut them out and stacked them.  They are neatly popped up off the card on this super cool background stamp from the rubber set Just For You that La-La Land has just released.   I used the Spiced Ginger Aqua Flow brush from Nuvo and colored the stamp.  Next I spritzed the stamp with water using the Light Mist Spray Bottle from Nuvo and stamped it onto white cardstock.  It gives it a more watercolored look.  Next I added some buttons, enamel dots and Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal drops to add fun elements to accent the image.  To finish it off I wanted to add a larger sentiment so I grabbed my chippies from Make It Crafty.  I colored the background piece with Copic C10 and the top piece with R85.  I had a lot of fun with this card if you couldn't tell.  What a nice therapy coloring session this was!!

Pig - R00 R01 R02
Chickie - Y11 Y15 Y18 Y38
Cow - W1 W3 W5 W7 
R81 R85

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Be Happy

Time is running out to purchase the Paper Door kit from Whimsy Stamps.  These are only available for a limited time and have limited quantities available.  Time is ticking!  For this shaker I used some of the elements in the box but then added my own shaker pieces using a punch and the delicious glitter paper that comes in the kit.  How easy to make complimenting pieces for your shakers.

I also created my own background paper using a finger dauber and a distress ink pad.  I enjoy making my own papers and this clear stamp set made it such an easy choice.


Whimsy Stamps -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Foxy Lady

Here is one of the cards made from the lovely La-La Land release.  For this card I used the fox from Spring Woodland Critters and the background from Wood Planks.  The Woodland set comes with sentiments, a bunny, deer, squirrel, beaver, fox and a flower cluster.  So many choices.

I stamped the background with the wood plank.  This  is a  nice sized rubber stamp.  I stamped it with my Ranger Stormy Sky Distress ink.  I love the look of blue and orange together and leaving the accent pieces white gave it that POP to round it out. I used the Two Flag die from La- La Land and die cut it 3 times to create the banner.   The popped up strips of paper above the flags and the piece that the fox is sitting on were pierced with the Pierced Border Trio from Whimsy Stamps to add that extra touch.   After coloring up this sweet fox I cut her out and popped her up onto the pierced die cut strip.  This card was finished up with the delicious Copper Penny and Double Denim Nuvo Crystal drops and a little bling.

B32 B34
YG03 YG17
W1 W3 W5 W7 W9
E97 E98 E99