Friday, July 17, 2009

A Card for a Friend

I have an internet friend who has really been going through a tough time lately battling cancer, as well as knee surgery and complications which have arisen recently. She's a wonderful person from what I know of her through the internet and her posts are always well thought out and respectful. She's really been dealt a lot and I admire her grace through all that she has endured, and continues to endure. I made this card for her, in hopes to brighten her day, even if just a teeny bit!

I got to play with a new product that I recently picked up - Plaid's FolkArt Extreme Glitter in Hologram. O. M. G! I *heart* this stuff!!! After I stamped the flowers and colored them with Copics and Prismacolor markers, I painted all of them with this Extreme Glitter and WOW! What an effect! It dries fast (a few minutes), the paper doesn't curl, the glitter stays put - it reminds me of cardstock that comes pre-glittered - the kind that doesn't fall off the paper. I love it and will definitely be using it again in the future, I even went out and picked it up in silver, black and gold - can't wait to find some time to play with those too!

Stamps: SU!
Paper: Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor Premiere Markers, Plaid's FolkArt Extreme Glitter in Holograph (painted on all the flowers - love this stuff!!!), ribbon, self-stick gems

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More fab images from Whiff of Joy!

Isn't she cute? I just love this little girl from Whiff of Joy. Her name is Willow. The tree stump is a separate stamp, so I stamped Willow first, then masked her and stamped the tree stump over her. Images are colored with my all time favorite technique - Gamsol and colored pencils. The card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".

Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Sentiment by SU!
Paper: Ruby Red, Certainly Celery by SU!, Neenah Classic Crest paper, patterned paper
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils, Gamsol, dimensionals, clip