Friday, December 21, 2012

Magnolia - Singer

Every now and then I return to rubber -- usually because the image I want isn't available digitally, but that's another story.  In this instance, I have quite a few Magnolia images which I love and my husband doesn't - he thinks the no nose and mouth is creepy!  In this instance, the lady I've made this card for is a work colleague and fellow stamper so I had to do something nice.  I tried that glittery spray on the dress and I'm not sure it worked that well, so I added some clear glitter on top to jazz up the dress a bit.  I like the overall effect - which looks pretty good in real-life - not sure how the glitter will show up in the picture.
Materials:  Stamp:  Magnolia; CS: DCWV Taj Mahal Stack & DP: Bazzil;  Flowers by Prima; Glitter by CTMH: Colour by Copic

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scotland Ian - Digital Delights

My friend Scotty always presents a challenge when I pick an image for his birthday card.  Last year I used one of the 7 dwarfs by Mo Manning as it represented a miner - which Scotty was.  This hear I went for the more obvious Scottish boy - which Scotty still is.  It was a little challenging finding an image I liked, but I stumbled across this one and quite liked it.  I found the appropriate plaid for Scotty (his family plaid) and printed it out, then paper pieced his kilt and tam with the plaid.  Since I had some left over, I used the rest for the background paper.  The image is a bit juvenile, but I think Scotty will still like it!
Materials:  Digital Image:  Digital Delights by Looby-Loo; CS: SU: Colour by Copic

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Georgia - Mo Manning

My friend Maria, who I met through stamping is a lovely young woman --- and I'm a nervous wreck doing a card for her as she does absolutely beautiful work so I figure my stuff has got to be top notch before I send it to her. Not that she'd ever be fussy about what she got, I just feel like I have to do a great job because she's so good!  So, I relied as usual on Mo Manning - this lovely image is Georgia and I loved the exuberant look on her face and the dancing, etc.  I also kind of blinged up the card because most people know I add lots of bling for the people I like!  If I weren't such a blabbermouth nobody would have known that and I would have relieved the pressure on myself.  Oh Well!
Materials:  Mo Manning - Georgia; DP: SU: CS: SU: Spellbinder Die; Memory Box Corner; SCACD Garden Corner Die; Bling and Pearls from Dollar Store; Colour by Copic