"Love Hearts"

Saturday, July 31, 2010

On our last trip to "The Stamping Place" in West Columbia, SC, my wife fell in love with a couple of new StampAVie stamp sets. What could I say but, "If you want them, Get them". Needless to say, I am the one that does most of the coloring and stamping.
I colored most of the images at last weeks Thursdays stamping get together. I do this alot because I can concentrate on coloring and assemble the cards at home. Much easier, I don't have to carry so much.

The image I used for todays card is from "Stampavie" and is called "Love Bubbles". It's really a cute stamp. So here is my rendition;

"Love Bubbles"

The image was colored with Copic Markers of course on Cryogen cardstock. I love the hidden sparkle of this paper. The image and the mat were cut out using the "Spellbinders" die "Label Seven" and embossed the image mat with a "Cuddlebug" embossing folder.

For the embelishments I attached twelve swarovski pink crystals using a tool simular to the very popular "I-Rock". Very simple to use.

Hint: When you want to place crystals evenly spaced, I find that if you take a piece of 7-count plastic canvas you can get you spacing of the crystals very even and centered. Just place the plastic canvas on the space you want to put the emblishment in and count to hole. A small pencil maker will help you place the crystals.

The hearts and the glass where covered with "Crystal Lacquer" gives a little depth and shine.

If you have questions about this card, leave a comment and your email address, and I will answer you promptly.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

Thomas Kinkade- "Stonehearth Hutch"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today I have posted another Thomas Kinkade stamp called "Stonehearth Hutch". It was colored with Copic Marker, but could be colored wit any good marker such as Marvy, Prisma-Color, Stamp'n Up, Tombows or what ever you have. The trick, as I said is to color in the bright areas first, then fill in around the bright spots.

This image would make a very nice Christmas card for someone very special. There is a lot of white areas, the snow, in this image. White is easy to color, it's already colored for you, it's white. The only thing you need to do is shadow it in blues, greys, or blue greens.

Here is my rendition;

"Stonehearth Hutch"

These images are relatively easy to color once you get the principles down. I have some classes to give at "The Stamping Place" in west Columbia, Sc in September and October. After the classes I will post a tutorial on coloring these types of detailed image.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Skaters Pond by Thomas Kinkade"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's been a sad week for me. One of my favorite online stores "Cornish Heritage Farms" is closing shop as of the 15th of July. They had a great line of stamps, with some of my favories from the "Thomas Kinkade" line and the "Saturday Evening Post" series. I will soarly miss them. Hopefully someone will buy the copyrights to these series and start selling them.

Todays post is from the "Thomas Kinkade" series. It is called "Skaters Pond". Seeing that it is never to early to start Christmas card that is what I have done today.

I will be doing a pair of classes at "The Stamping Place" in West Columbia, SC, starting on September 18, 2010. The first class will be on coloring the Thomas Kinkade stamp "Foxglove Cottage". We will learn how to clor the image using Copic Markers.

Here is my rendition of "Skaters Pond" using Copic Markers;

"TK Skaters Pond"

I love the "Thomas Kinkade" series. They are so bright and cheerful. You do noit color them in the usual maner as you do with other Copic colored images, but its easy to learn. The trick to coloring these images is to do the bright spots first , then fill in around those spots. Very little color blending.
If you are in the West Columbia, SC area on September 18th, come on in and join the class. I would love to get to meet some of my followers. There will be another class in October, a christmas series using the Thomas Kinkade series of the above image.
Hope you enjoy my rendition of this image, your comments are always welcome and appreciated.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

"Corner Book Mark Card"

Friday,July 8, 2010
I don't know if you have noticed, but it seems like the "Corner Book Marker" is all of the rage on the blogo-sphere right now. The are very cute as a gift to someone special. But, how do you present it?

My idea is to work it into a card. Not very original, but different from what I have seen so far. Here is the presentation card that I came up with.

"Corner Book Marker Card"

Very simple to make after you make the Corner Book Marker. It give you a place to stamp a sentiment on the front of the card, and a note inside of the card. Plus the book marker keeps the card closed. Work very well together.

I have written up instructions for making this project and they are posted here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in the comments.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Good Morning Everyone;

The card I have posted today is from a set from "The Angel Company". The set is called "Precious Girls" it is a discontinued set, but I like it so much that I have hung on to it. I did one other card from this set that I posted awhile back called " Wait for Me". I love the set and the many ways that it can be configured.


The papers used for this card were all from "The Angel Company". The card was colored with Prisma-Color pencil, have to keep in practice . I used some mini green brads to decorate the elements of the card. The flowers on the image where colored with Spica pens to give a little glitter, although you can't see it in the picture it's there. The image was cut out in a random pattern and attached to the card with popdots.

The mats behind the image were cut to size, then I measured up 1.00" on one side and cut from th corner to the mark. It gives a nice and unusual mat.

Hope you enjoy my efforts. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.