"Joy, Found"

Monday, August 30, 2010
Well, with renovations on a brief hold until my wife decides what she wants done next, I am back to my first love, CARD MAKING.

The card I have choosen today is a card that I made for a card swap. I made about four cards, but could only enter one. This image is from a stamp set from "The Angel Company" called "Joy, Found". It's a very cute image and reminds me of my child hood. My mother would have fits when I would bring them home. Happy moments.

This is the finished card;

"Joy, Found"

The image was colored with Copic Markers, mainly in the blue and green range. I used the following colors;

Skin; E000,E01, R20
Shirt; Y13,YG09
Pants: B00,B01,B04
Frogs; YG21,YG07,YG05
Water; BG01,BG05,BG07

A lot of blending was required on the water, but it all came together. The image was stamped on my favorite paper, Cryogen Iridescent White. I love this paper for it sparkle that it has. A few Green Stickles was added for more sparkle.

Hope you enjoy my efforts and your comments are always welcome.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

" The Lighthouse"

Wednesday,August 25, 2010
It has been a busy two weeks for me. I have been trying to catch up on my "Honey Do" list. My project for the last two weeks has been to remodel the downstairs bathroom. That included a complete gut of the room and start over. I re tiled the floor,painted, and trimmed the whole place.

The remodel came out great. The wife is happy, some I guess I did a satisfactory job. Now I just have to wait for the next request.

The card I posted today is called "The Lighthouse". I made it for a swap but never entered it. Just to many cards to enter.
It was colored with Copic markers. It's a little over size, 4 1/4"X 6.0". This was to accommodate the Spellbinder die that I wanted to use called "Label Ten". The sky was done with a mask and chalk.

"The Lighthouse"

It's a very simple card, but effective. The embelishments I used were buttons that my wife bought in Michaels. I colored them with a Copper Leafing pen fro Krylon. The rope in the upper left corner was made out of paper cover wire to resemble a coiul of rope. I wanted hemp string but could not find it in my stash. You know how that goes!!!
Hope you enjoy my effort. Your comments are always appreciated and welcome.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Crush On You"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for thier comments on my last post, "Bubble Hearts". My wife Rose feels vindicated on her choice of stamps.

Todays post is from another stamp that she picked from the "Stampavie" collection called, "Crush on You". The image is very cute and fun to color. It was of course colored with Copic markers.

"Crush on You"

The background paper in a lilac was cut to 4"X5.25" and run through the Cuddlebug to give it some dimension. After it was embossed it was cut diagonally from point to point to provide two triangles. The bottom left triangle had a .50" cut made to the bottom and side , to leave a .50" gap in the center.

Hint: Don't throw anything away. The mat for the image was from a Kleenex box, where the pattern added to the overall image. I save alot of household items such as onion bags, bubble wrap, and of course the inside of security envelopes, and last but not least, wall paper samples that I get free from the paint stores.
I use my equivilant of the 0f the popular "I-Rock" to place the swarovski crystals on the card. The bow in the top left corner was som pre-made bows that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I am not very good at tying bow.
The colors used for this card were;
Skin; E0000, E000,E00,R11
Boys Hair. Y23,YR23,E35
Girls Hair; Y13,Y26
Boys Shirt; G03,G07,G09,YR68
Skirt&Pants; BG000,BG01,BG05
Girls Blouse; RV000,RV00,RV02
A little white gel pen was used to give high lights.
Hope you enjoy todays card. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.