Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cherish Every Day

Hi, After holding a stamping class today, I realised I haven't actually done a lot of stamping lately. When Tracey put me onto a new card challenge blog at Scrapbook City, I decided to put this together.

These gorgeous flowers are from the Lite cartridge "Bloom". They're cut at .5" / .6" / 1" / 1.5".

The stamp set and papers are all from Stampin' Up. Isn't this little girl a cutie?

Don't forget to have a look at the new fortnightly "Whip It Up Wednesday" challenge at Scrappy-Go-Lucky. The current challenge finishes in 6 days, and on offer is 6 Ciao Copic Markers of your choice, plus a sheet of Ching-Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection.

Till next time.
Luv, Tereesa.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Tracey !!

Hi, Tracey is celebrating her special day today, so I would like to wish her the Happiest of Birthdays! Tracey deserves everything wonderful that life has to offer, and I hope she has a fantastic day.

This is the card I made for her. I chose this digi stamp from Whoopsi Daisy as I think she looks like the birthday girl. She reminds me of Cinderella going to the ball.

I've used the Cuttlebug Roses folder for the background, and an SU punch for the border.

One of the reasons I love the Copics, is that you can colour anything to match. Apart from the blue paper, everything on this card started as white, and was coloured to match the main image.

The happy birthday (cut at 1.2") is from Create A Critter, and the scalloped oval is from Easter 2010. It was actually a circle doiley, and I resized it into an oval using the Gypsy. The white is cut at 1.6" x 3.2", and the blue at 1.75" x 3.5" after using Hide Contour Feature for the holes.

Happy Birthday Tracey!

I'm submitting this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations
Passionately Artistic
Whoopsi Daisy
Creative Inspirations
Ellephantastic Challenges

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whip It Up Wednesday's Copics Rose !!

Hi, Today is the first of Scrappy-Go-Lucky's new fortnightly challenge - "Whip It Up Wednesday". For each challenge, held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, you will need to Whip Something Up to meet the criteria of the challenge.

The first challenge: Use colouring in some way to enhance your cricut cuts. Click HERE for all the details.

I enjoy using all the "toys" in my craft room, and try to use a number of them together on projects. Therefore, incorporating my Copics with my Cricut was fun. I decided to try a card using just the base or shadow cut of an image, then colouring with Copics to see what effects could be achieved. This is what I came up with.

This beautiful flower is from "Rock Princess". As you can see below, I cut only the base image (sized at 3 1/2"). I've left the guide cuts to serve as reference points when colouring.

Below is the first layer of colouring. I've used R32 to colour the flower area first.

I've then used R35 / R37 / R59 to bring depth of colour and dimension into the flower. The blender pen is a must-have when using Copics. It literally pushes the ink away. I've used it here to create the dots in the centre to represent the stamens. The leaves are coloured using G17 / G28.

Shimmer paint has been swiped very lightly over the flower, with sections then highlighted with Glaze pens and glitter. I also added a couple of extra leaves around the edge.

Below is the same rose put together with the different layers as normal. I've inked around the edges and added some glitter.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog Hop.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kitty's Birthday Bed!

Hi Everyone, A friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday. As she loves cats, this gave me the perfect opportunity to have a closer look at the Lite cartridge "Meow". I think this image is quite cute.

The image and all layers are all cut at 7cm, and the sentiment and papers are from SU.

While the cartridge was out, I decided to make a few more. Here is another easy card using the Craft Concepts embossing folder - Sun Rays - as the background.

The "Queen Cat" and layers were again cut at 7cm. I've inked around the edges of the cat, and lightly stamped over it with some lambswool to give a "furry" look. I kept this card quite plain so it could be used for those male cat-lovers in your life.

One more day to enter the Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog Hop - don't miss out. Good Luck to everyone.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.