Saturday, August 31, 2013

Waiting Fairy for a Special Friend

This beautiful stamp Waiting Fairy was designed by artist Kathy Cyr, and is available at Queen Kat Design's Store. I thought she would make a beautiful card.

First let's discuss the image. I just recently got my first Copic certification as a designer, so she was colored using Copic Sketch Markers. To add glimmer to her wings, I used a clear Atyou Spica pen from Copic. She is mounted on the card using dimensional tape to give her extra dimension.

The card was made with violet card stock over which I layered a turquoise doily that I got at the dollar store.  I used some Bo Bunny rub-ons (the stitching and the butterfly), Petaloo flowers, and a sentiment that came with a British crafting magazine.

Thanks for stopping by.....

~ Victoria

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday at 365 Cards - Get Grungy!

My assignment for 365 Cards and your challenge, is to create a grungy card.  I used the following supplies:

Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe paper
Kraft Card Stock
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Gears
Punch:  Martha Stewart Deep Shell Edge Punch
Cloth Tape
Skeleton leaves
Ink:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Cinnamon and Patina, Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Hint of Pesto, Distress Ink in Pine Needles
Gesso:  Golden Medium Paste
Sentiment:  Tim Holtz

Had a fun time with this one!  Hope you'll join us at 365 Cards!

~ Victoria

Saturday, August 24, 2013

QKD Waiting Stamp with Deboss Technique on Modeling Paste

This beautiful stamp Waiting Fairy was designed by artist  Kathy Cyr.  I was inspired to try this image on a modeling paste debossed background by reviewing a tutorial by Norma Gomez.  
First let's discuss the image.  She was colored using watercolor pencils, which were then blended using a water brush.  To add glimmer to her wings, I used a clear Atyou Spica pen from Copic.  Did you know Atyou Spica means "wow, stars?"  She is mounted on the tag with dimensional tape so she really stands out!

Now onto the background.  I covered a Tim Holtz tag with Golden Modeling Paste (the regular type).  I let it dry to a dull finish and then stamped into the modeling past with a stamp which has stamps on all six sides of various shells and text.  I let the tag dry overnight and then used layers of mists to give it the shimmer.  In drying the mists, I discovered the modeling paste would bubble a bit as it dried, which I actually like a lot.  The mists I used are:  Patina and Blitzen Glimmer Mist and Plain Jane Baseboard in Soil all by Tattered Angels.  The wishful and blessing sentiments are from Tim Holtz.  

This is such a fun technique, I know I will try it again!

Thanks for stopping by.....

~ Victoria

Monday, August 19, 2013

365 Cards Monday Card - A Card for All Seasons!

Today's challenge at 365 Card Blog is to create a card that features all of the seasons.
Here is what I came up with:

I have had these stamps since 2005, they are from Stampin' Up!   Can you believe it?  I love them so much.  For winter, I used Faded Jeans Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  For spring, I used Scrappy Cat Pignment Ink in Cotton Candy.  For summer and fall, I again used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade, respectively.  I punched each stamp out and rounded one corner.  Finally each has a season sentiment attached, again from Tim Holtz.  They were mounted with dimensional tape onto the Kraft Card stock (measuring 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches), which also has it's corners rounded.  The Kraft card stock was wrapped with hemp twine from Fawn Lawn.  I also added the heart with the word love with dimensional tape.  The Kraft piece as mounted with dimensional tape onto a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of paper from My Minds Eye.  All of which was flat mounted to a card cut from Green Bazzill card stock to measure 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a "Lovely" day!

~ Victoria

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Christmas in August with Queen Kat Designs

Happy Howlidays from Reindeer Pug!  This adorable stamp is from Queen Kat Designs store by Artist Sandra Caldwell.  As you can tell by now, she is a favorite of mine!  Her designs are so fun I don't even mind getting Christmas cards done early.  For this card, I used green Bazzill Card stock for the 4 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 inch base.  I dug deep into my stash for some My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 papers.  The tags and tickets are also from My Mind's Eye.  Reindeer Pug is available as a digital or a rubber stamp in the store.  I colored him with colored pencils and added some "bling" with Stickles in ruby slippers.    He looks like he is ready to brighten someone's holiday!
Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Victoria

Monday, August 12, 2013

365 Cards Monday Challenge - Sketch + Challenge

Todays challenge is to create a card from any past sketch from this year and add any challenge from this year.  My picks, Sketch 111 from Wendi and Day 49 Patchwork.

I used my Fiskar's medium hexagon punch to punch a lot of hexagons from Lawn Fawn Bright Side Glass Half Full (the lavender flowers) and My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavendar Cutie Pie Delicate Paper (the dots) and the pink rectangle is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Madison Avenue pad.  I added a vintage button, tied with hemp cord from Lawn Fawn, a ruler embellishment from Tim Holtz, and a 3 cent sticker from October Afternoon.

I love this look and can hardly wait for the birthday to use the card for!

Thanks for coming and visiting!  Please join me at the 365 card blog and create your own Sketch + Challenge.

~ Victoria

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Four Eyed Flower!

I know I have mentioned how much I love this digital stamp by Sandra Caldwell entitled Four Eyed Flower.  I love all of Sandra's images, which are available at Queen Kat Designs.  For this card, I hunted through my stash.  The card stock is from Basic Grey's Lemonade collection - Limeade.  I pinked the edges of 1970's wall paper (from a vintage book I have on hand) and added the colored image with dimensional tape.  The sentiment was printed on my computer and adhered just under the stamp.  Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Victoria

Monday, August 5, 2013

365 Cards Monday Challenge - SMILE

The challenge today at 365 Cards is to create a card with a big Smile.  I love this vintage image, so 1960s!  Especially the cat eye glasses.  I made a 60th birthday card in keeping with the era.  The patterned papers are from Graphic 45 Bohemian Collection - Jasmine Nights and Dazzling Delights.  The sentiment was done on the computer on white card stock.

Have a wonderful Monday!  Hope to see your cards with a Big SMILE at 365 Cards!

~ Victoria

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Digital Mushrooms Two Ways

I love this stamp by Vikki Douglas at Queen Kat Designs Stamp Company, called Mushroom Garden. I created two cards with the same stamp.  It has a Zentangle feel to it.  The top card was made using by very thin black sharpie pen to add even more zentangle designs to the original.  I then mounted the "colored" stamp on hot pink card, white card and a black card stock card.  Finally I added the sentiment.  Very fun and relaxing!

The same design was colored in the second card, using Faber-Castel Metallic Pencils.  What a fun contrast!  Hope you enjoy these cards and be sure to check out the digital stamp category at QKD!