Sunday, May 31, 2009

I Made a Design Team!!!

I am so excited I could dance a jig around my craft room! (That probably paints a pretty scary picture for those of you who know me!)

As of June 1st, I am an official design team member for Hambo Stamps! They are a company in Richmond, Virginia owned by Monica and Tim Hunter and they have some of the cutest stamps! Tim does the drawings and Monica does the sentiments. You have got to check out the hysterical sayings available in this whimsical line of stamps.

They even have some digital stamp images available in Tim's Etsy shop.

I can't wait to create some more fun cards with their stamps!

'Bun' Voyage

This is my first "official" sample as a new design team member for Hambo Stamps! I am so excited about this new opportunity I can't sit still! The image on this card is one of the digital stamps drawn by Tim at Hambo Stamps. It is available online at his Etsy shop. You will have to check out some of the other cool images available there!

I had such a blast coloring this one. I think my Copic markers went into over-time doing this card! The roofs of the buildings are cut out and popped up, but it doesn't show up as much as I would like on this image. It really gives the card some dimension. I also colored all of the windows with a yellow Spica marker and they really sparkle, but alas, that does not come through on the image. The paper is some Bo-Bunny I had in my stash.

Copic Colors Used:

W0, W1, W3, W5
YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
YG91, YG93, YG95
R32, R35, R37
41, E42, E43

R32, R35, R37
BG72, BG75, BG78
W0, W1, W3, W5
YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24

Hot Dog: E11, E13
Bun: E30, E31, E33, E35
Pole: E25
Hat/Shirt: R32, R35, R37
Suit: B60, B63, B66
Skin: E000, E00
Water: BG10, BG11, BG23
Sky: B60

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Boo Boo Dragon

This digital image from Dustin Pike is just too cute!!! I don't really have an occasion to use it, but I just couldn't resist coloring this one. The paper is from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey collection. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and my circle Nestabilities dies. I kept the smallest die on the circle and used my Copic Airbrush to do the lime green background behind the dragon.

Copic Colors Used:
Dragon Chest: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05
Dragon Body: BG000, BG01, BG02
Spots: YG00, YG01, YG03
Spikes: Y35, Y38
Horns: R32, R35, R37
Bandages/Cast: C0, C1
Bandaids: E11, E13
Clear Spica pen for accents

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Window Box

This is one of my new stamps from Impression Obsession. I just love the window boxes. I decided to do a more muted palette for this one. I found the striped paper and loved the colors used, so I colored the flowers, etc. using that as a starting point. The paper is from the Basic Grey Sugared collection. I also used the Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder.

Copic colors used:
Shutters: W0, W1, W3, W5
Window Box: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
Branches/Leaves: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Flowers: R81, R83, R85, R87, R89
Flowers: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, E25
Shades: R81, R83, R85

Thank You

I downloaded this free digital stamp from Dustin Pike's blog. It was one of his freebies and I thought it would be fun to color! I actually bought some of his other digital stamps today and will be doing some cards with them over the weekend. The paper is from a pad I have had a few years. I think it is by Die Cuts With A View. I of course used my copics to color this one. I am not sure if the critter is a bear or hamster, but it is sure cute!

Colors Used:
Critter: E50, E53, E55, E57
Nose: R81, R83
Letters "T" and "O": R81, R83
Letters "H" and "U": YR20, YR21
Letters "A" and "!": YR11, YG13
Letters "N" and "Y": BV000, BV01
Letter "K": BG10, BG11

Scuba Monkey

This Changito stamp by Stampendous is a HOOT! I had fun with this card. I used paper by Creative Imaginations, the dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, the Nestabilities ovals (scalloped and regular), dew drops, and a few stamps from one of my Cornish Heritage Farms set. The image is colored with my Copic markers...of course!

Colors Used:
Tank/Flippers: YG00, YG01, YG03
Tank/Goggles: B000, B00, B01
Changito the Monkey: E31, E33, E35, E37
Fishie: Y38; YR20
Coral: YR000, YR00, YR01; YR41
Sea Grass: YG00, YG01, YG03

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cool Cat

I found this "digital stamp" at Hambo Stamps. It is a FREE stamp you can find on the Hambo Stamps website. I couldn't wait to color this one with my Copic markers!!! This is the first digi stamp that I have tried and I had a BLAST coloring it! The paper is by Creative Imaginations. The beach ball stamp is by Rosie's Roadshow.

Colors Used:
Inner Tube: YG00, YG01, YG03; YG23
Cat: Co, C1, C3, C5
Nose/Flower Petals: RV10, RV11
Flip Flops: YR12, YR14
Umbrella: B01, B02
Water: B000, B00, B01
Beach Balls: YG00, YG01, YG03; B000, B000, B01; YR12, YR14
Ice Cubes: Silver Spica Pen
White Gel pen for highlights

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rainy Day Fun

I made this card for an online challenge at the Copic Creations site. I have been wanting to color this image in the new Magnolia collection for a bit, but was looking for the right paper as a starting point. The paper is from my stash and is by Heidi Grace Designs. The challenge for this one was "blonde hair." I went a little darker with the hair, (it scanned darker than in real life) but I think it turned out nice! Of course it is colored with Copic markers. I also used the Cuttlebug "Spots and Dots" embossing folder.

Colors Used:
Hair: Y23, YR23, E35
Coat: RV32, RV34; YG00, YG01, YG03
Boots: YG00, YG01, YG03
Umbrella: BG000, BG01, BG02
Umbrella Trim: YG01
Umbrella Handle: C1, C3
Face: E0000, E000, E00
Puddle/Raindrops: BG10, BG11
Shadows: C0, C1
Highlights with white gel pen
Clear Spica pen
Zipper: silver gel pen

Thursday, May 21, 2009

and they lived happily ever after...

This card was for a newlywed couple. I used a stamp by Sarah Kay and colored it with my Copic markers.

Colors Used:
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Boots: Y21, Y23, Y26
Boy's Shirt: YG91, YG93, YG95
Girl's Shirt/Bonnet: R22, R24, R27, R29
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
Faces/Skin: E0000, E000, E00
White Gel Pen for accents

Lighthouse Sympathy

I was asked to make a sympathy card for a man and I always struggle with that. It needed to be a larger card with room for multiple signatures, so that even made it more of a challenge... I finally decided to use this lighthouse stamp by Impression Obsession. I used my copic markers to color it. This was also the first time I have used my airbrush system. It didn't work as I wished it to on its maiden voyage, but for a worked nicely!

In the background, I used several different colors of paper, rice paper and mesh. I tore the edges to look like the ocean. I thought the end result was especially nice and I hope the recipient finds some solace in the card.

Copic Colors Used:

Bricks: R22, R24, R27, R29
Sand: E50, E51, E53, E55
Grass: YG91, YG93, YG95
Ocean: B91, B93, B95
Boat: E11, E13, E15, E17
Lighthouse: C0, C1
Gulls: W0, W1, W3, W5
Sun: YR 20, YR21
Sky: B91 (airbrushed)
White gel pen for accents

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Birthday Girl

This is for my niece Kathryn's Birthday. She loves the ocean and fish, so I decided to use this paper by Basic Grey called Boston Cooler. I thought the colors were very cool. The image is a Sarah Kay stamp by Stampavie. Of course I used Copic markers to color!

Copic Colors Used:
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Hat: Y000, Y02, Y15
Basket: E51, E53, E55
Top: V12, B15, V17
Teal Patch/Towel in Basket: BG11, BG13, BG15

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cupcake Birthday Wishes

This was a card I made for a friend's birthday. I used the Whiff of Joy Mouse stamp and colored the image with my Copic markers. The cupcake paper is by Heidi Grace Designs. It is very sparkly paper and I wish the scan did it justice! I used the Spellbinders Pinking dies for the image.

Copic Colors Used:
Mouse: C0, C1, C3, C5
Cupcake Wrapper: E51, E53, E55
Cupcake Frosting: R81, R83, R85
Candle: RV91, RV93, RV95
Flame: Y32, Y35, Y38
Background Wash: RV000
White Gel Pen for accents
Spica Pens: Clear, Pink, Orange

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Card #4

This last one (whew) was MY card for my grandmother. I asked her what her favorite color was and she told me BLUE was the focus on this one. I used one of my Magnolia Stamps for this one. Image was colored with copic mariers. I used my Label 1 nestabilites die and the scalloped circle dies. I think this one rocks!

Mother's Day Card #3

This one was for my sister-in-law. She loves the color red, so I couldn't resist adding the bright color to the image. Stamp by Sugar Nellie, colored with Copic Markers.

Copic Colors Used:
Hat: YR20, YR21, YR23
Top: YG91, YG93, YG95
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Grass/Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Flowers/Gloves: R32, R35, R37
Flower Pot/Hair: E11, E13, E15
Dirt: E55, E57
Trowel: W1, W3
Skin: E0000, E000, E00
Sky: C0, C1
White Gel Pen for highlights

Mother's Day Card #2

I made this card for my mom to give my grandmother. She loves birds and birdhouses, so I thought this Sugar Nellie stamp was perfect!!! Image was colored by Copic Markers (Sorry...I forgot to write down the colores I used). I think the paper is by Magenta. I also used the scalloped circle Nestabilities die.

Mother's Day Card #1

This first one was made for my mom and features a Sugar Nellie Stamp that I absolutely adore...The image is colored with Copic Markers (see recipe below). I also used my Pinking Circles Nestabilities and the Textile Texture Cuttlebug Embossing folder.

Copic Colors Used:
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Top: R81, R83, R85
Hearts: R22, R24
Apples: R32, R35, R37
Basket: E31, E33, E35, E37
Grass and Flowers: Forgot to write them down!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Eye Candy Coming Soon!

I know it looks like I haven't been making any cards lately, but most of them are Mother's Day cards and I can't post them until after they have been received by my family! I accidentally posted my brother's birthday card once BEFORE he actually got it on his birthday! OOPS!!! I am trying not to make that mistake again. Sooo...after Sunday I will post my latest creations!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Yoo Hoo....

I made this card for my grandmother to give to a friend. I just had to color up these cuties with my Copic markers. Thought it turned out cute! I put some Spica glitter on it, but it doesn't show in the scan...

I used the following Copic Colors:
Owls: E50, E53, E55, E57
Beaks: E93, E95, E97
Branch: E31, E33, E35, E37
Caterpillar: YG01, YG03, YG05

Check out My New Place!

It was time for me to do some home decorating on my blog. I was trying to create my own with some digital papers, but I kept having problems with my header looking wonky... SO...I decided to do it the easy way and use a pre-made template I found for free online. I hope you like it. I may do some tweaking over the next week or so, but will "kick the tires" for a bit and see if it works!