July Demo Day – Featuring MFT Stamps

I’m over at PhotoScraps today participating in Demo Day. I’ve got two cards featuring stamps from My Favorite Things that are simple to color (I swear!) with Copic markers. I stamps the images in different colors of Memento Ink so that the outlines of the leaves and flowers blended with the coloring – sort of like no line coloring with lines!

If you’re in the area, stop on by! 

Rowhouse Greetings | Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things Rowhouse Greetings | Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things
CARD 1
Stamps: Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Bahama Blue and Cottage Ivy
Die: Hello by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y02, Y35, YR04, (flowers); YG03 (leaves)
CARD 2
Stamps: Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things; I Love You More by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, and Cottage Ivy
Copics: Booo, BG01, BG05 (flowers); YG03 (leaves); Y32, Y35, Y38 (lettering and sun)

 

You’re Simply the Best!

Today I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration Blog with another project featuring the Daisy Daisy stamp & die set by Polkadoodles and Basic Cutting Edge Borders I by Creative Basics. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest (where else?!?) created by Linda Callahan that just seemed perfect for the Daisy Daisy stamp. I stamped the leaves and stem on X-Press It Blending Card by Copic and used the arched die from the Basic Cutting Edge Borders I to shape the cardstock. I stamped the flower on a separate piece of blending card and used the associated die to cut it out. When assembling the card, I used a small foam square to elevate the flower, giving the card some depth and dimension.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Daisy Daisy 6×6 Paper Pack (*) by Polkadoodles
Stamps: Daisy Daisy stamp & die set (*) by Polkadoodles; Sami Swan Stamp & Die Set (*) by LDRS Creative (sentiment)
DiesBasic Cutting Edge Borders I (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: YG21, YG03, B000 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, E33, E35, E37 (flower center); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

A Little Summer Flower Whimsy

I’ve been stretching my style a bit lately both in the type of images that I’m coloring and the color combinations. Lately I’ve been inspired by the Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous both in the colors and the free-spirited images. Patti Euler of The Queen’s Ink requested that I make some sample cards for the shop and challenged me to try a couple of stamp sets from Paper Artsy. I love the quirkiness of the stamps, but wasn’t sure if my technically correct style could loosen up enough to do justice to the off-beat nature of the images.

So I stamped the images on Copic X-Press It Blending with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and devised a color scheme based upon the bright color combinations that I had experimented with previously when coloring the Laurel Burch images. And when I finished coloring they were bright and well blended, but still a little too technically correct. So I pulled out my gold Uniball gel pen and free-handed a few swirls, squiggles and dots. For someone who can’t even randomly position sequins on a card, this was a real leap of faith, but one began to take flight and added a little whimsy to the image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Borders from the Simply Spring Collection by Bella Blvd.
Stamps: Elenazinski Art ZA09 (*) from PaperArtsy
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16 (yellow combination); B21, B24, B26, V04 (blue combination); YG11, YG13, Y02 (yellow-green combination); B00, BG53, BG57 (blue-green combination)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Luminous Bouquet

I’m still playing catch up with all the new digital releases from Power Poppy this week. This is the last one that I needed to color (yes – needed!). Just look at all those beautiful flowers and leaves! To be honest, this image was a little overwhelming when I looked at it the first time because, well — LOOK AT ALL THOSE FLOWERS AND LEAVES! But I just took it one flower at a time, making one color decision at a time. I matched the colored image with a rainbow plaid from Lawn Fawn and a scalloped die from Tonic and by the end it all came together.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80#; Bazzill Basic Cardstock in Quicksand; Rainbow Plaid (*) from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn.
Stamps: Luminous Bouquet (*) by Power Poppy; Cuppa Buttercups (*) by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: V01, V04, V06, FV2 (Hydrangeas); G21, G24, YG21 (leaves); G40, G43, G46, RV32, RV95, RV99 (Oxalis leaves); B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y17, YR16 (Clematis); Y02, Y17, YR16 (Peony center); BG0000, BG10, B0000, B000, V01, BV000 (Peony petals)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Old Fashioned Hollyhocks

Are you loving all the new Power Poppy digital stamp releases this week? I loved the new Old Fashioned Hollyhocks digital stamp set so I had to color it. I cropped the image and offset it to the left so that I could add a sentiment from the Hyacinth Bulb in Glass digital stamp set. I paired the image with a black and white striped paper from Echo Park Paper Company, resulting in a clean and simple card suitable for any occasion.

This one is headed for my Etsy shop so stop by and take a look!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Journal Cards from the Summer Party Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Old Fashioned Hollyhocks (*) by Power Poppy; Hyacinth Bulb in Glass by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: R21, R22, R24, Y32, Y35, Y35 (flowers); YG01, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadow)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.