Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Cards...

Hi all.  I have 2 new cards to show you today.  The first one is for the Imagine That design team.  I used the Love Lifts You set.  After printing the image, I colored it all with glitter gel pens.  I have not actually done this before but I really like the effect that it gives.  It looks more vibrant and sparkly in person.  The balloon and basket were cut out and I used embroidery floss to attach them and a Micron pen to put the black curly lines on the sides.  I printed the cloud background paper from the same set and pop dotted the image on a red card base.  This card can be used for either a sympathy or get well card. 

My next card is one that I made for a special order.  I had to make quite a few of them.  It is a stamped image that I tangled, shaded and colored with watercolor pencils.  They were each die cut and framed in a scalloped die cut.  Since I had to make so many,  I decided not to shade them and just colored and painted them.  

I hope you enjoy my cards.  Please leave me a comment and let me know!

Till next time...

Monday, February 9, 2015

February Digi of the Month

Hi all.  I am a bit behind on getting my Digi of the Month (D.O.T.M.) DT inspiration card done.  I have finished it and would like everyone to get a chance to play in this month's challenge.  If you played last month, you should already have the new stamp set called Mailbox Kitties.  If not, you can purchase it from the store.  The price has been reduced from $3.00 to $1.95.  In fact, all of the older stamps have been reduced!  There is even a new category of $1 digis.  Now is the time to go to the store and pick up the ones that you don't already own.  My DT card for this month was done a little differently from what I usually do.  After I colored the image with alcohol markers, I fussy cut it and made several layers to place the image onto.  I used a lace heart doily, a couple of layers of cardstock, one of which I dry embossed with my heart embossing folder.  I used my new ribbon from the Dollar Tree and added a couple of threaded buttons.  

Don't forget to play along with our Feb. Digi of the Month challenge.  Please be sure to check out the other designers' projects while you are at the site.  

Till next time...

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine Mouse

Hi all.  I am back this month with a new card for Imagine That Digis design team. I have been in the hospital (again) and I am a bit behind, but I hope to play catch up this week.  I also plan to post the digi of the month card very soon.  You will have all month to play.  My new card is called Chloe's Balloons and can be found in the store, here.  I colored the image with alcohol markers and pieced the balloons with some of the Valentine designer paper in the store.  More of the designer paper was also used for the background.   In addition,  I added a heart shaped doily and some tiny pearls that I painted red with a Copic marker.

Here is another Valentine card that I made as a sample for a Zentangle® card class that I am teaching.  I tried to use a lot of the elements that I will be bringing to the class.

To see more of my Zentngle Inspired Art (ZIA), check out my Zentangle site:

Remember to be on the lookout for my card for the digi of the month (DOTM).

Till next time...