26 February 2015

Bright Little Bunny

Bright Bunny

Lately the amount of time I've had to sit and color has been kind of nonexistent! When I can whip up something fun in under twenty minutes I'm beyond thrilled, honestly. Lots of times I can get halfway there and then I gut stuck on what to do with the card itself, or how to arrange the papers and elements, or what sort of embellishments to add.... basically, I'm an over-thinker. 

Since this is supposed to be fun and not stressful, after I colored and fussy cut this image I just decided to keep it super simple. Bold lines, bright colors, simple design. Done. 

Bebunni is colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (bonus: see how I colored him over on their blog today):

Bunny: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5
Ears/Tummy: FS2, FS3, CR3, TN1
Petals: GB5, CT4, CT3, CT2
Flower Center: OR2, OR1, GB5
Stem/Leaves: LG2, LG3, LG4, LG5

And I've played along in this week's Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

Here are some of the products I used:

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16 February 2015

Cupid Chemist!

Cupid Chemist closeup

Friday I shared one of the cards I made with my new MiniMicrobial stencil - I love it. More than any one person should love a stencil I think! While I was inking it up I thought it might be fun to pair it with the adorable chemist from Paper Smooches (because that make sense in my head).

The result was this card, which I gave to hubs for Valentine's Day. I inked up the background using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento inks (Angel Pink, Desert Sand, Pear Tart), stamped my chemist in Tuxedo Black, and colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Cupid Chemist

I used a Wink of Stella pen to give the whole thing a bit of shine. I did a few random circles on the stenciled part too!
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13 February 2015

Five Minute Friday: Neon Microbial Hearts

Neon Microbial Hearts

I'm way behind on making valentines, so I needed to put together three super quick ones early this morning! I got out my IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks, a So Suzy Stamps arrow heart, Crafter's Companion heart dies, and a fun stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. I'm more than a little obsessed with this mini microbial stencil and you may or may not be seeing a few more cards with it in the very near future!

Suzy's just restocked the stencils on her website, so be sure to pop over and check them out! I'll be putting my other two cards together on my lunch break (they're all done, just need to stick them together!) - hope you've got all yours ready for tomorrow! 

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11 February 2015

Love You Lots

Love You Lots

This little cutie is in the Winter edition of CardMaker magazine, on newsstands now! I'm so thrilled to have been asked to color up this Bebunni image from Crafter's Companion with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils. 

Bunny fur: IG3, IG2, IG1 + 112, 113, 115, 119 
Inner ears: FS2, CR3 + 88, 112, 115 
Hearts: CR7, CR9, CR11, DR5, DR3 + 25, 26, 28 
Border around bunny: IG1, IB1+ 119, 112, 113, 88, 67 (just a little blue) 
Freehand draw ‘ground’ for bunny using markers: TN4, TN3, TN2

I stamped the red accents in IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento LUXE Love Letter ink - the bunny and words were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I've been saving him for Valetine's Day, now I just have to decide if he should be given to my husband, my son, or my daughter (and then make cards for the others!)

This fun card works for THREE challenges! Spectrum Noir is all about red this month (enter here: http://a.pgtb.me/kvlcwC), Crafter's Companion is all about sparkle (enter here for US: http://a.pgtb.me/zJRDmf, here for UK: http://a.pgtb.me/2NKPjq) and this week Simon Says Stamp is loving 'All Creatures Great and Small'!

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10 February 2015

Flowers Whisper...


You know what I love? Making a card for not reason at all! I sat down to be crafty recently (ok...like month ago) and ended up with more than a few stenciled backgrounds waiting to be turned into cards. This little cutie is one of them!

I used a new stencil from Sheena Douglass (available at Crafter's Companion US / Crafter's Companion UK) on some fab Shimmering Cardstock. I used Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste in Glossy White to make the flowers really pop. But it's not white! I tinted it yellow with my Spectrum Noir GB5 refill ink. GENIUS, I tell you!

I embossed the background, stamped a sentiment with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento LUXE ink and added some pearls. Because it shimmers (thanks to the yardstick) I think this qualifies for both this week's 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' challenge at Simon Says Stamp AND the 'Make It Sparkle' challenge for February at Crafter's Companion

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