Country and Cute

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I'm going a little country today. Todays image is from "Raisinboat" stamps. The set is called "Gals on Mountain View Drive". It's a very cute set and also has a gal on a motorcycle.
For todays card I used the cowgirl image. Here it is;

"Country and Cute"

The background was airbrushed with my Copic markers, to give the appearance of land and sky. After this was done I cut around the edge with a pair of deckle scissors. The mat paper was from a set from " The Angel Company" called "Winchester". The main mat for the card was a sticker paper in a wood grain.

The glitter dots used on the corners are from "Jesse James Beads". Check this site out, they have some very useful embellishments to use on cards. A little hemp bow finished the card. The horses were stamped in a "Briliance" "Coffe Bean" ink. The last thing I did was to cute out the main image, the cowgirl, an popped it up. The line of horses were form "Stampabilities".

Of course I colored the image with Copic markers. The colors used were;

Face; E000,E00,E01
Blouse; Y02,Y06,Y08
Hat &Boots; E11,E13
Hair; Y23,YR23,E35

Very country and fun to make.
Hope you enjoy my effort. Your comments are welcome and appreciated.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Morning Glory

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome to my blog. I hope you like and are inspired by some of my cards to create a new cards yourself.
Todays card is of a "Morning Glory". I don't remember what company the stamp came from, but if you know, let me know so that I can make a note of it.

The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. The reason I like to work with these pencils is the vibrancy of the colors. One other advantage of these pencils is that once the first color is dry, it can be shaded with the next color without disturbing the first color. You can see this in the flowers.

And here is my rendition of the flower;

"Morning Glory"

The patterned paper used is from "The Angel Company". The cardstock use is from "WinWorld" the Colormate series.

For those of you that like to use Watercolor Pencils, you really need to try the "Derwent Inktense" watercolor pencils. One suggestion, if you by them, buy atleast the set of 24 colors or higher. These sets give a much larger selection of colors.

Have fun, practice with what every coloring medium you chose. Each one has thier own characteristics. You will find the one that suits your coloring preference.

Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"For You Dear Friend"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Suprise, Surprise. Todays card is not colored with Copic Markers. It was colored with Prisma-color pencils and Oderless mineral spirits. Although I love my Copic Markers, I also like to switch to different color mediums for a change and to keep my self proficiant with all coloring mediums.

"For You Dear Friend"

The stamp image used for todays card is from "The Angel Company". I love the image, it is so cheerful and happy. The patterned paper used are from a paper pad from "BasicGrey". There are two different patterns. They have been edged with a border punch and over lapped. All of the other shapes were cut using Spellbinder dies.
The card could be used for just about any occassion. I would probably use it as a Thank You note.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Brown,Pink and White

Sunday,June 12,2010

Yesterday we had our monthly stamp club meeting, we always look forward to it. The theme this month was a "Shoe Box Theme". The theme for this month was to design a card using only the colors of Brown,Pink, and White. Everyone came up with some very pretty cards. Remember you were only allowed to use the chosen colors.

Below I have shown some of the card designs.
This was my wifes card. She says the gold does not count.

Here is another card designed by Toni. She calls it a paper saver.

Here is a card by Shirley. It is her rendition of the "Center Fold Step Card" that I featured awhile back.

And last but least here is Ramonas card. Very pretty and the cupcake looks yummy.

All and all it was a fun day. An we ate alot of great food. OH, I forgot to mention that, everyone brought a salad. We had everything from Taco salad to Waldorf Salad. So I got to do two things that I love to do, "Make Cards", and "EAT".

Hope you enjoy the cards. If you wish to leave a comment, please do so, and I will pass the comments on to the card maker.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Wait for Me"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

This has been a busy week, but I made it. Between giving classes and regular stamping club meeting and get togethers, I have not had much time to sit down and post to my blog.

In honor of the end of the school year, I made this card this morning. It portrays a typical activity for all of the children set free and the parents now in daily run mode. Good luck with your summer fun.

The stamped images I used today are from a discontinued set from The Angel Company. The set is called "Precious Girls". The set has five different stamps in the set, and I just love to use it. The stamps in the set lend themselves to Copic markers. The papers used on this card are from my scrap stash, so I don't know where they came from. Don't we all have this problem?

Here is my creation for the day;

"Wait for Me"

The sky was free handed in using Bo1 and Co1 with a touch of yellow for the sun. You know we have to have sunny skies for summer break.

The colors used for this card were;
Running Girl;
Dress; R81,R83,R85
Shirt & Socks; B00,B01
Hair; Y23,YR23,E35

Riding Girl;
Pants; BG000,BG02, BG05
Shirt; R21,R27
Hair; Y23,YR23,E35
Bicycle; G02,G05,G09

I added a checkered bow, some stickles and some Spica silver to the bicycle spokes
to add a little sparkle. Walla, another card finished.

Hope you enjoy my creation. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.