Friday, April 27, 2012

Rainy Theme at Lily Pad Cards

It may be a sunny day where you are, but we're singing (or at least stamping) in the rain at the Lily Pad!

 I love a spring shower or even a thunderstorm every now and then, and so do these cute Lawn Fawn Critters in the Burbs. I live in the burbs, and you can find each of these critters hanging out in my backyard. Only the dog, standing in for Digby, lives here; the other two are frequent visitors.

I made my own spray mist mixing some Stormy Sky Distress ink refill with water in a mini mister. I gave the top portion of the card a light misting. The critters and tree were colored with Copics, cut out and then the squirrel, dog and tree were added using foam adhesive to pop them up and give a bit of dimension.

I hope you will join us for this month long challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Visit the Lily Pad Cards blog for more details and to see some fabulous inspiration.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Photos from my Gelatos class at Stamp Fever

There was a lot of colorful fun happening at Stamp Fever today. My Stamping 103 class played with Faber-Castell Design-Memory-Craft Gelatos. They each made a card using Sticky Back canvas and a mini canvas magnet collage. All of the gorgeous color on these projects came from the Gelatos. I love this group of women, they are fearless when it comes to creativity!

Sondra putting the finishing touches on her card.

Karen and her pretty finished card. Karen won the drawing and got a set of Gelatos!

Jacquie's all smiles with her lovely blue and gold canvas card.

Barbara used a gorgeous warm color palette for her mini canvas.

Kim shows off her beautiful mini canvas. She added Diamond Stickles to her butterfly.
We glued a magnet to the back of the canvas so they can hang on the fridge.

My sweet friend Sue made a really gorgeous canvas, very artsy and such a wonderful color combo.

Next month we will make a Mixed Media canvas sampler. Pictures to follow. I love my job!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Virginia's View #4- Sponsored by Letraset

Time for another challenge with Virginia at Lily Pad Cards! That's right, it's Virginia's View #4!
I saw Virginia's inspiration and thought of Spring, and somehow riding a bike with a basket full of spring flowers was where it took me. I used a charming stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Belle on a Bike. I'm so happy that Stamp Fever is carrying Technique Tuesday stamps now, it's great when your LSS has the stamps you want.

So here's our fabulous Belle, she's so stylish! She was colored using Letraset Flex Markers, I love their rich colors and the nice brush tip.

Make sure you visit Lily Pad Cards to see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, they always impress me with their awesome talent. I hope you join us for this fun challenge!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

We've got sunshine and showers here in SoCal today....and some thunder and a bit of gusty wind. It's a weather smorgasbord! Since I really want some sunshine, I thought I would create some sunny projects with the bits and pieces sitting on my desk. I was inspired by the April Challenge themes at Hero Arts.

This tag just sort of designed itself....the Newspaper Background was already stamped on the tag and the rest of the pieces were left over from playing with Gelatos. Those of you who visit often know I'm partial to sunshine-y golden colors, so no surprise that's what was sitting around.

The text strip was even cut out already (from Cosmo Cricket Odds n Ends) just waiting for an assignment. The scalloped piece is by Hero Arts, stamped on canvas that was colored with Gelatos. The piece on the bottom is another HA stamp that was colored with Gelatos, spritzed and then stamped for a watercolor look. "Inspire" is a really old metal embellie from my stash. I colored it with Copics then clear embossed several times.

This is a mini card made from a 3" flower punch. The little flowers were punched from Lawn Fawn Bright Side scraps. The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set called Anytime Messages.

Thanks for visiting today!