Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Totally Fintastic Sepia

So for my last post this month for One Crazy Stamper I've tried a new technique - using just two colors of Prismacolor pencils to create an all Sepia colored image on Kraft cardstock!  I first saw the technique on a Designed to Color showcase here, and since I love the sepia look I had to give it a try.
For my first attempt at this technique I think it turned out okay, maybe a little bit darker then I would really like, but practice makes perfect.  The image is "Bella" from Whimsy Stamps, that I stamped on kraft cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I then used Prismacolor PC938 White and PC 948 Sepia to color the highlights and shadows, and blended the colors together with Gamsol and two blending stumps.  The dp is Bo Bunny's Key Lime Making Waves.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gardening Friends

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday for One Crazy Stamper, and another card from me using the theme for this month's challenge of "KRAFT". When I first heard what the theme for this months challenge would be, I was stumped as I very rarely use kraft colored cardstock, but that's what a challenge is about right - it's to challenge us to create with something we don't usually use, so.......here's my card!
I really went with the kraft theme by using the kraft cardstock as my base, and then stamping the image with Versamark ink and embossing it all with a dark brown embossing powder. I even had to mask the image to extend the flower border across the entire width of the card. Once the embossed image had cooled, I used my Copic Sketch Markers to color in the details ( sorry about the glare on the photo ). The sentiment and ribbon are from my stash, and the image is "Garden Assistant" from Penny Black!!!
There is still a week left to enter the challenge at One Crazy Stamper to win a great prize package of High Hopes stamps, so get busy and create!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It's a Shore Thing....

Wow, it's the middle of the month already, but you still have plenty of time to create a Krafty project for One Crazy Stamper's challenge theme.  For the month of July we are asking you to get "KRAFTY" and use kraft cardstock, the color kraft, kraft embellishments - the list is endless of what you can use to enter to win a fabulous prize of four High Hopes Stamps.  For full details click here to be taken to the One Crazy Stamper challenge blog.

My card this week started with a base of kraft cardstock then a layer of dp from Bo Bunny's Key Lime collection.  I then used a couple of colors of torn Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock to add some layers.  On the top strip of kraft core cardstock, I placed an older Spellbinders Impressibilites template, then used Tsukineko VersaMark ink and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder to bring out the design of the Impressibility.  The image "The Little Captain" from Whimsy Stamps was colored with Copics, then matted with more kraft cardstock.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Flyin' High

Krafty goodness is what the theme this month at One Crazy Stamper is all about.  The theme is Kraft - the color, the paper, embellishments whatever you have.  For full details and to check out the gift prize for this month, just check out the One Crazy Stamper challenge blog here.

Today my card has many krafty elements - especially the card front which features several different colors of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic collection of cardstock, torn and layered.  Love the kraft color that shows when the core is exposed!!!  The Copic colored image includes shades of kraft on this young boy's clothing - the image is from Whimsy Stamps Kenny K and is entitled "Airborne".

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Canada!!!

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians, and welcome to a new month for the One Crazy Stamper challenges.  This month we want to see your projects using Kraft, this can be kraft paper or the color kraft, or a combination of both, the choice is yours.  You have all month to get creative and enter the challenge to win a fabulous set of stamps.

I've had this image colored for some time now, and it even survived the move as just a colored image, so it was finally time to make a card.  This is Flowers for You from Whimsy Stamp artist Crissy Armstrong.  I knew what paper I wanted to use, so it was easy to combine that with kraft cardstock and kraft colored accessories  ( and it seemed to be fate that made me color his sweater in the brown kraft tones ).  The image was colored with Copics, then matted with kraft paper and designer paper from Authentique's Hope collection.  I pulled twine and buttons from my stash, and stamped the sentiment on a scrap of kraft cardstock.