Saturday, November 24, 2012


It has been awhile since I have had time to play with the weekly sketch challenge. I made the first card using Thankful Leaves and then decided to use the same dp and ink up a new image: PI Angel for another card. She is stamped in memento on copic blending cs. The dp is MME: Lost and Found and called Portobello Road. Dies used on the card include MFT's tab, crochet border and snowflakes. SU cs is baja and gray. Rhinestones, dimensionsl, stickles, and a SU snowflake embossing folder. She is paper-pieced and colored in copics.

Her skin is E50, E00, E11, R20 and BV00. Her hair is E33, YR23 and E39. Her wings are layered and colored in  C1, C3 and BV00. A sakura stardust pen and aqua brush were used for some sparkle. Shoes are C1, C3 and BV25. Her dress is paper-pieced and shaded in C1, C3 and BG70. The ground is E50, E43 and 0. The background is BG70, C1 and 0. Her halo is a spica glitter pen: sand and gold.


I am so thankful for life's many blessings. Family came together last weekend to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday; it was so wonderful to have family gather from near and far. Thanksgiving day was quiet and a small gathering of friends.

I spent today playing with my new air compressor. It came in a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't really done more than turn it on. I made the following cards:

The sympathy card is done with a masked oval window using V15, BG72 and G99. The SU image is stamped in Memento on SU whisper white cs. The image is layered on SU plum and then mounted on whisper white.

Happy Holidays uses SU artichoke ink on whisper white cs and stars my all-time favorite SU stamp set: Lovely as a Tree. I air brushed copics (Y21, Y28 and BG72) to create the sky. I used MFT's new die: Snow Drifts with an edging of Frosted Lace stickles and a retired SU greeting stamped in artichoke. The card front was spritzed with Perfect Pearls mist, layered on artichoke cs and mounted on whisper white.

I'm so Grateful from MFT's stamp/die set: Thankful Leaves is stamped with SU Suede ink on Vanilla cs and mounted on Crumb. A band of suede cs is embossed in an SU embossing folder. The leaves are cut from SU text paper using the MFT Fall Leaves die . They are air-brushed using E49, E35, R29, Y15 and YG97. They are mounted on the suede band along with SU crumb tulle and seam binding and a button.

The next card also used the MFT Fall Leaves stamp/die set. The layout is MFTWSC99. I air-brushed E49 and BG72 around a leaf die cut on the main image and also distressed the edges of each piece of paper. The script from Thankful Leaves is stamped in SU suede. The dp is from MME: Lost and Found called Portobello Road. The card front is layered on SU cs: suede and mounted on a card base of baja. SU crumb tulle and baja seam binding accent the image. Other MFT dies include a lace border and oval tab.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Cult Challenge

This month's cult sketch challenge use Mojo Monday #259. I used MFT PI Birthday Girl. She is stamped on Copic x-press-it with Memento Black. The card base is SU: Marina Mist and the dp is MME-A Mother's Love. Dies used include: MFT flag, flouish and layered rose. A PTI doily and leaf are also used. Her dress is paperpieced and colored with copics. Dimensionals were used under the dress; I remembers to shade under the dress with W1 this time. Stickles and a pearl were used in the center of the rose.

Copics used for the skin were E50, E00, E11, R20 and BV00. Hair is  Y21, Y35 and E33. The balloon is BG72, BG75 and BG78. Her shoes, dress shadows and ground were W1, W3 and W5. The background is shaded with BG70 and 0.

I also used this sketch (in reverse this time) to make a Thank You card for Anita. She made me the most beautiful beaded doll. You can see her at the end of the beading page. This time I used MFT PI: Blowing Bubbles that just came in my last order. The dp is another from MME callled Bluebell. The cs is copic x-press-it and SU: Indigo and Starfruit. The dies used are MFT doily oval, nestie scallop oval and oval; a MFT flower and a MS border punch. Also used are dimensionals, Stickles (Scattered Straw-for the flower center) and a Sakura Stardust gel pen (blended with an aqua pen over the top of the bubbles). Her skirt is paperpieced and she is colored with copics.

I used  the same colors as above for her skin and hair and background . Her shirt is BG70, BG11 picking up a bit of BG72 and W1. W1 is also used for the ground and skirt shadow. The bubbles are BG70, BG10 and BV00. Her socks are W and 0.