Showing posts from July, 2009

365 Cards - Day 149 - Try a Technique Tuesday!!

Greetings all, & welcome :) I'm totally psyched to have been chosen as a guest designer for today over at 365 Cards !! This entire week is Reader Appreciation Week , so be sure to join in the fun for prize opportunities and to gawk at all of the wonderful cards the Design Team & Guest Designers have created :) What is the technique toda y? SPONGING! Those that know me or my work will be the first to tell you that this is a technique that I use on probably 90% of my cards... and 100% on my Halloween cards :) Sponging tends to create depth, and REALLY finishes off certain images wonderfully. The entire background of this Halloween Flourish Tree card was created with sponging. Yep, I started with a completely white cardstock panel for this baby :) I also used regular hydra sponges , as well as manicurist pads ... the sponge creates a stippled texture, while the pad creates much softer blending. I created a reverse-mask for the moon first. Start with the lightest

Boo Sprite Boy... Mojo Monday Sketch

You knew this one was comin', right? He's freakin' cute, Yo! :) As soon as I saw this little dude in the new TAC catalogue, I wanted to give him a spider yo-yo... that's just how I roll :) I saw the Mojo Monday #94 sketch and really liked it, so I started grabbing trims and halloweenie cardstocks and started layering. No patterned paper! Stamps: Victorian Elements , Spunky Sprite Boys , Happy Haunting , Punk Princess (retired) Paper: Basic Black & Olive cardstocks, Premium White, Bazzill Mono-Yellow Oranges , Mulberry Meadow cardstock (purpl e - retired) Ink: Burnt Umber & Noir Palettes , Moonlight White Brilliance , VersaMark Other: Pop dots, Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, foam tape, distresser, misc. trims, Creative Cafe button, orange blingy It kinda looks a little busy, but I really wanted to use my new brocade stamp on a creepy card :) I stamped the boy on the white panel and then colored it in with a black marker... this gives a great shadow aro

It's never too early for Halloween... Boo Sprite Girl

Haa haa! I received several replies from FB & Twitter after my status update last night :) So, here is the little bit o' cuteness I was talkin' about: Boo Sprite Girl { squeal } Isn't she abso-freakin-lutely adorable? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new set from TAC. So versatile... I mean, we all know I can spook-up just about anything... but come on, isn't the image cute? Stamps : Spunky Sprite Girls , Glitter G oblins (might be back in September) , Punk Princess (retired) Paper : Bazzill Mono-Oranges, Basic Black & Olive cardstocks, & Premium White cardstock Ink : Noir Palette , VersaMark Other : pop dots , black lace, distresser , Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, grey Tombow marker I missed a spot on her hand, but I'll fix it later... just a quick swipe with the blending stump! The woven background is a leftover from my Pape r Wings design team project, so that should peak a little interest, there { insert evil smiley w/ raised eyebrow & horns her