Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Card published

I haven't received my copy yet, but this card was published in the Feb/Mar issue of Stampers Sampler. The images are all from the Country Girl plate from Oxford Impressions. The rooster was coloured with Copics.

Supplies used- cardstock, scrapbooking paper, stamps from Oxford Impressions, Copics, distress inks, memento inks, screw brads

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pensive fairy

I am sorry that I have been missing in action for a while. We went south for a vacation after the holidays and my muse decided to take an extended vacation on the beach. I only wish I could have stayed there with her. It has been really cold, with lots of snow this winter. That said, today it is wet and raining but is supposed to snow later.

This lovely fairy image is from Oxford Impressions. When I first saw her, she called to mind the poem about the first star. She is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers. She was masked then the background was airbrushed with the Copics. I tried a new cardstock called Heavenly White Premier Ultrasmooth from the Paper Temptress for the stamping and colouring with the Copics and was really pleased with the results. The stars are embossed in gold on a gold paper from Patricia as well. The phrase is computer generated.

This second version of the same stamp shows how very different she can appear with different colour choices. The image is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured and airbrushed with the Copics in much warmer tones. The flowers are from Prima. Can you tell that I am so ready for Spring?

Supplies used- stamps from Oxford Impressions, phrase stamps from Hero Arts, Copic markers and airbrush, cardstock and papers from Paper Temptress, SU, Prima flowers, brads, gold rhinestones