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Monday, August 29, 2011

That 'ol black magic...

I keep thinking something's missing (probably flowers or a bow) but I think I'm done.
I wanted to try this "Black Magic" technique as seen on Karen Barber's blog and it was easier than I thought it would be.   In a nutshell, using white ink, you stamp your image on black (or any dark) cardstock and then use your Prismacolors or Copics to color over the white ink.  Karen's special touch is to add the white accents which really makes the colors POP.    I believe she uses a gel pen, but I've had better luck with Sharpie's extra fine tip poster paint pens for white embellishing.  

I'm entering this card in Sketch Saturday's challenge and Make it Monday's challenge this week.
Have a terrific weeks, dear friends! 


Bazzill CS, BG Olivia PP, image is from a BG stamp set called "Wild Flowers", May Arts black grosgrain ribbon, Kaisercraft black pearls, Magnolia Doohickey Flourish dies, Prismacolor pencils, Sharpie extra fine poster paint pen

Saturday, August 27, 2011

La-La Land Crafts Birthday Celebration & Blog Candy!

This Blog Candy contains the following:
~ Set of 12 Copic Markers in NEW 2011 colors
~ Spica Glitter Pens (set B)
~ Pack of X-Press It Blending Cardstock
~ New Scor-pal
~ Pack of ¼” Scor-Tape
~ 3 sets of 12x12 Basic Grey Collections paper packs
~ $20 gift certificate to the La-La Land Crafts Store
Wow!  Check it out here!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Love Ewe

Had to play with some new Nesties that came today and a Unity stamp set that I've had forever and not used....kinda cute though.  I also had to try the reverse emboss technique using silicone glue for the dimension.  Just sayin' it's going to take some practice.  Pretty messy.  Not perfect, but I see the promise in getting the hang of it.  Anyway, here's to all my friends....love ewe!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sticky in August

So, my sweet friend Wendy and I were skype-crafting together on Sunday working with
Mo Manning's adorable "Sticky" digi.   We used to spend hours scrapbooking together when we both lived in California--I'm talkin' serious marathons, my friends, but somehow I ended up in Arizona...so now we skype and it's  almost as fun as being together in person.   Wendy's fantastic with her Copics and I'm mediocre with my Prisma color pencils and gamsol.  Here's my Christmas in August card.   I remembered I had some Liquid Applique in white, so I did up Sticky's hat and fuzzy belt ends (what do you call those things anyway).

Here's a close up of the liquid applique stuff--kinda like paint, kinda like glue, but when you hit it with your heat gun, wow!
I really need to get some better paper for stamping--this cheap Staples c/s doesn't give very good results.  Well, that's my excuse anyway.  :)

Merry August!

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Had to share this photo of Rowan with his birthday card.  He opened it up, took one look and exclaimed "triceratops!"  Not bad for 3 years old.   This is why I love making cards.