Sunday, July 25, 2010

You would think I would be tired of Pink and Black

So, we have just finished redoing our youngest girls room in Hot Pink and Black and White. And it is VERY hot pink. So based on that, I would think that I would be over the pink... but I keep picking it up for cards now.
This one is using the Bombshell stamps Sugar Skulls stamps.

I stamped it with Memento and then colored it with Copics. The skulls I added some B0000 and B000 to the edges to provide some shadow. The pinks are R81, 83, 85, the Reds R22, 24, 27 and the Greens YG03, 06. There is some yellow - - a little bit Y0000, Y000.  I also used some Spicas. Mainly clear Spica on the teeth and over anything I colored. I used a little light blue spica for the swrils, and Lime green for dots and swirls.

Once I was done, I cut them out and added the crystals in their eyes. To make them stand out I wanted to mount them on black. I had these little white chipboard scalloped squares. They were glossy white... so I tried a little experiment. I took my black 110 Copic Marker and airbrushed them. I thought they would end up matte black, but they came out glossy which was great. (BTW - - the bottom square is one size larger than the other three). I used pop dots and popped the skulls up a bit, then I took two white ribbon flowers and added them to two black boxes on the side.

Thanks for stopping by. I had a great time doing this. Hope to see you again soon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

FTTC76 - QUICK post

This is a quick post for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (see sidebar for link). I stamped this from the From the Garden set. I wanted to make a really quick thing, so I decided to just make a tag out of it.  The image was colored with Copics, and the sentiment was stamped twice with VersaMagic Aloe, and a pink / peach color.  I cut out the image and sentiments with Nesties, and layered it on a pale pastel green cardstock. I used an AC brad to tie the sentiment and image together.

Copic colors are:

Greens - G20, 21, 24
Pink flowers -  RV0000, RV00, RV02
Peachy flowers -YR0000, YR00, YR02
Pot - E00, E01, E02, E04
Outlined Image with BG0000

Thanks for stopping by today.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Bombshell Stamps - New to me at least

I just got in my new Bombshell stamps that I ordered a couple of days ago, and tonight I finally had time to actually do something with one of them. 

I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copics. Her skin is my usual E000, E00, E01 with R20 as blush / sun. Her hair is E33, 35, 37 as are part of her boots. The reds are R24, 27, 29, 59, and the blues are B12, 14, 16, 18. Once I finished coloring the main parts I went over the blue outfit with clear spica, and her hair and part of the hat. Then I added red spica on the fringe of her skirt. I added a little red spica for lips, and blue for her eyes. She has a tad of gold Spica for her eyeshadow.

Once I finished coloring her, I cut her out. I cut a circle with a Nestie, and then sponged inside the circle while it was still in the Nestie. I didn't like how that looked so I quickly added gold embossing powder and heat embossed. I cut out the scalloped ovals from red white and blue. The white I cut two the same size as the blue, and I punched holes in each blue scallop edge. Then I placed the white just barely off center on either side of the blue to give a bare hint of white. I cut the red and blue strips and then cut red stars to mimic her top. The red tinsel fringe I added to the bottom of the strips to mimic her skirt.

Once I mounted all of the stuff and stamped Howdy (deadbeat designs), I thought it was still a little bare. So I added the swirls of black crystals that I had already cut up for something else. 

She was SOOOoooo much fun to color. I loved it.  Can't wait to color another one.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

This card was made for four (count them - one - two - three - four) challenges over at Splitcoaststampers. They are having the Dare to get Dirty challenges this week for the fan club members. While I cannot participate in all of them, I was looking at what I could do today. There were four challenges for today:

I was like - wow... I can combine all of those!
The image is one I found in Atlanta from B Line Designs, LLC. I stamped it twice with Versafine Onyx Black and then clear embossed: first on Pink cardstock, and second on white.  I cut out the corset from the white stamped image after I clear embossed and added translucent gold glitter to the lace on the top, the trim on the bottom and the ties down the corset. Then I popped it up with pop dots and layered it on top of the pink image). Behind the pink image I added black lace I then paper pieced the pink and black cardstock. To mimic the diamond pattern on the corset stamp, I cut out pink diamonds and pieced them on the black. Then to add a little more bling I put Jolees hotfix crystals on the corners of the diamonds and on the corners of the pink design paper.


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Friday, July 16, 2010

Twirling Star

I haven't had much time to be crafty this week. We have been redoing two of the rooms in our house, so all my time has been spent there... but I wanted to upload something I did a while ago. I love the crisp blue and white, and how it just pops. 

For this card I used Outlines Rubber Stamps Star of David Squares Large and small and Mazel Tov stamp.

I started with a white card base. I stamped the large square twice on white with Versamark and heat embossed it with blue Zing.  I cut out the inner star from both, being careful to not clip the outer edge of the square. I also cut out the outer box design. I stamped the small square twice on the blue cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed it with white Zing. I cut out the outer box with design on this.

I took the two white stars and glued them together with a string running through the center of it. I placed the blue boxes around the star, and did the same thing - - glued them back to back with the string running through two opposing corners.

I layered the blue on the white, and then more white on blue cardstock. I cut out a square on the diagonal slightly bigger than the inside of the outer box I had stamped and cut earlier. I layered the white boxes on two blue squares that had been cut out slightly bigger than the white boxes as well. I ran the string through the  center of these two squares and placed one on the front of the card and the other on the inside of the card.
Once I had glued all of this down and had my spinning star, I cut out the stamped, embossed Mazel Tov, and put them right below the stars.  To finish it out I cut out the corners with some Cuttlebug fancy corners. To add to it, I layered a blue cardstock on the inside of the card as well.

I hope all of that made some sense. Next time I do something like that I will try to take pictures along the way.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you come back soon.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kenny K's Challenge, and a Birthday Card for a Friend

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz have a new challenge blog. Their first challenge was issued today. The challenge is to use pastels. Why is it always when it is time to use pastels, that is when I want to use brights?

Anyway - Kenny K has a wonderful Freebie available this month that I snagged to use for this challenge.  

The image is stamped with Memento on  (duh I had a brain flip)... was laser printed on Hammermill Color Copy Cover. It is very smooth and works really well with the Copics.

I used the following Copics for the image - 

Skin - E000, E00, Blush - R20.
Eyes - B02, B05, Eyeshadow - V000, V01
Mouth - R32, 35, 37, Lipstick RV00, RV02, RV04
Hair - YR21, Y23, Y26, E33 Highlights - white gel pen
Shirt - V0000, V000, V01, V04
Pants - B0000, B000, B00, B02
Boots - RV000, RV00, RV02, Y23, Y26
Keyboard - RV000, RV00, RV02

I went over the eyes, eyeshadow, lips, teeth :-) , boots and shirt with spica clear.

Once I was done, I cut out with a Nestie the top part of the image, and then cut out the bottom part by hand. I then edged it with Memento Summer Sky and Memento Paris Dusk. The "floor" is cut out with a Nestie Fancy Label. It was this Real Wood Paper that I found at the LSS, and I used a bit of Distress ink to make it a little darker and make the grain a little more apparent.  The Design Paper is Basic Grey, and the base is Bazzill. I also colored a white ribbon with V04 and used a Fiskars punch to punch the ribbon edge, and threaded the newly colored ribbon through. The header is an Elvis Stamp. It was stamped with Versafine and Clear Embossed.

It was a fun challenge. I was thinking she would look awesome in red and using gingham, etc... so I may have to redo her sometime in the future.

The second card is a card that I made for a friend of mine at work. Michele (with one "l") don't look unless it is after Monday. :-)
The gnome I found online. Not sure where. I colored with Copics R22, 24, 27, B21, 23, 24, 26, E31, 33, 35, 37 and G21, 24, 28. C00, C01, C03.

Cut out with a Nestie, and then while still in the NEstie, I sponged with Memento summer sky. The flowers are white flowers that I spritzed with Glimmer Mist. Then I added some bling from K&Co. for their centers. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010


The Color Throwdown Challenge Blog is celebrating their 100th challenge, and have really great prizes. My entry is below. The challenge was to use the following colors:

I think these are Stampin Up colors, but I do not have any Stampin Up paper, so I just picked as close as I could to the colors. The DP is Basic Grey. The Ribbon American Crafts.  All the rest of the paper is Bazzill.
I stamped the Stamps by Judith image with Memento and colored with Copics. The blues are B21, 23, 24, the greens G21, 24, 28 and the pinks were RV21, 23. The red is R22, 24, 27.  Her hair is C1 and C3 and her skin is E000, E00 and R20.  The ground is E31, 33. After blending the two together, I went back with the colorless blender and dotted all over the brown to give it a bit of textured look.

Once the image was colored, I cur it out with a Nestie, and then sponged the edge with Memento Summer Sky. I used the next size Nestie to cut out the green and while it was still in the Nestie, I sponged it with Aloe Vera VersaMagic. The sentiment is also Stamps by Judith, and was stamped with Versafine and then clear embossed. I used Paper tearing to edge the Design Paper, and then I added the bow and the Jolees Hotfix crystals to the top, to add a bit more red to the design.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come back again soon.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quick Post - Late Timeless Tuesday Challenge

Ok... It is very late (like for last weeks challenge), but I decided to go ahead and post it, since I had already made the thing. The challenge was to be inspired by Fruit, or use Fruit in your design. So, the first thing that popped into my head was Fruit Stripe Gum. So I used the Fruit Stripe Gum package to inspire my design. It was fun, although I am not sure at all about the color combination. 

Thanks for looking!

~ Alaine

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Got a new Lockhart stamp the other day, and decided to ink it up and do a Halloween card. I wanted to make the background a bit spooky, so I decided to stamp on Grey paper.  Stamped it up with Memento and Cut it out with the Nestie. Once done, I left the paper in the Nestie and used Brilliance Black and sponged around the inside of the Nestie with it to make it a little smoky looking. 

I colored the clothes with V12, 15, 17, G13, 17 and YR14 and 16. I added a bit of sparkle with spicas. The Sentiment is from Pink Paislee, and has been double stamped with Versafine and the Brilliance. I sponged the edge of the grey sentiment.

The flowers are Prima. The bottom layer I airbrushed with C3, C7 and C9, then spritzed purple spica over them. The top layer I airbrushed with V12, 15, 17 and then to make it match the color on the card better went over it lightly with C7. I added silver spica through the airbrush on that one. I then stuck them together and added a black bling on top. The design paper is Basic Grey from their Halloween 6 inch pack.  I added a bit of bling to the corners on the edge of the mats, and done.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July Weekend!