Box of 72 Copics for Blog Candy!!!

Horner's Arty Blog is giving away a box of 72 Copic markers for blog candy on April 10th. There are several rules to follow...go check it out by clicking on the title of this post.

Birthday Card

Friday afternoon, I had a new stamp delivered by the postman that I got along with some other goodies from an on-line vendor. It's called "Jen", by Me&MyBigIdeas, Creative Beginnings. She's such a hippie chick! I have a friend whose birthday is coming up in April. She's a hippie chick herself, young at heart, and loves bright colours.

I coloured with watercolour pencils, sponged around the edge of the Rectangle Nesties before removing the frame, and added a tiny bit of Gold Stickles for her earrings. The patterned paper is cut with the scalloped rectangle Nesties. The ribbon tag is a diecut by Sizzix.

Inside, the verse by Inkadinkadoo reads, "you're only a kid once, but you can be young for a lifetime!"

March 21/09

Tim Holtz Inspired Tag

This is a Tim Holtz inspired tag I created for a challenge on Cropstop after checking out Timmie's blog. I saw him using a mask and since I don't own any yet, I decided a paper doily would do. I dabbed Blue Brilliance Ink and Denim Distress Ink on the acrylic mat, spritzed with water, and patted the tag in the inks- let dry. Then, I sponged Distress Tea Dye along the edge of the doily, and Brilliance Olive randomly over the surface.

When I took up the doily, I thought it looked like land next to the ocean, so I got the idea do a"sailing" theme- imagine that the sailboat is heading out to sea from anchor in a cove. I again masked with the doily and stamped an antique map along the right side; removed the doily, and stamped a sailboat, compass, antique map, and verse. It was also a requirement to use your Cuttlebug, so I embossed the C/S with the Swiss Dots folder before cutting out the Bosskut letters (though they are so tiny, it's hard to see the dots).

A brass ship's wheel and fibres complete the tag. I also cut out and glued a piece of teal cardstock to the back to finish it off.

March 21/09

New Sizzix border - Frills

I got a new 12" Sizzix border called Frills the other day, so decided to play with it. It's the blue swirly pattern at the bottom of the card. There are also two other patterns on the die - a zigzag, and tulip cutout. The stamp is by Emmerson, American Arts. I coloured the ladies with watercolour pencils, added some Stickles for bling, and Crystal Glaze on the coffee cups.

March 16/09

Birthday Butterfly

I used my new Stampendous clear paisley butterfly stamp to make this card.Also in the set are two paisley easter eggs, and paisley heart. It is embossed in gold EP and coloured with Twinking H20's. Two sided paper is by K&Company.

March 9/09