Saturday, February 16, 2019

ATCAS #153 - Grid

The inspiration word over at the latest Addicted to CAS challenge is "Grid." Come join us!

For my card, I created a grid by masking and sponging a stencil using Distress Oxides. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love grids and apertures. Look how much I could stuff into that little scene.  So cute!  I also like the colorway I chose. It's more muted than my usual but certainly brings to mind winter!

The Details:  Newton's Nook Frozen Fellowship, Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Stencil, Mama Elephant Little Snowman Agenda, Distress Oxides, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Whimsy F3 - Spay & Neuter Everybody

Ack! I love the February Whimsy Stamps release set Don't Shop Dogs (there's a cat version too)!

It's an issue close to my heart so I have taken abandoned cats in my neighborhood to the Feral Cat Project where I live to get neutered and a full medical workup. I do wish people would take responsibility for their pets. Maybe those who don't should be spayed and neutered too like the card says. LOL!

For my card, I stamped and masked the dogs before stamping the girl from the Cute but Psycho set so she would appear behind them. You know, lurking, like the creepy relative she is! I used Memento Tuxedo Black which is my favorite ink to use with Copics.

I will admit I checked out pics online to be able to color the dogs such that the breed is recognizable. I hope they are anyway! So many cute dogs out there but I'll stick to cats, thank you very much. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dancing Mice

I'm over on the Doodle Bugs blog today!

The Details: MFT It's a Mice Time to Celebrate, Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Portrait Backdrop and Simple Grassy Hillsides dies, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Wilted Violet, MFT Gray and White Basics 6x6 Paper, PTI Banner Die, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Saturday, February 9, 2019

SOSS #128 - K is for Kitties

Guess what?!  Time for a new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge.  It's all about the kittehs!

My card started out with one of my Gelli prints that I thought fit the rather Victorian and imperious look of puss puss. He's a bit of a snobby grump so I naturally had to use the Dylusions sentiment. Indeed! (That's printed with my label maker, btw.)

He's so like one of my cats. He wants love 24-7 cat time. LOL.

The Details:  The Cat's Pajamas What the Froth, Ranger Dylusions People . . . Not a Fan, TCW Numbers Stencil, Liquitex Acrylic Paints, Honey Bee Deckle Edge Rectangle Die, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

TFS - Fairy Birthday

I'm up on the Topflight Stamps blog today!

The Details:  Lavinia Three Dancing Fairies and Shanty, Avery Elle Pixie Dust sentiment, Memory Box Garden Leafy Branches Stencil, Zig Watercolor Markers (#32, 52, 23, 82 and 41), Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Black and Gold embossing powders, Lawn Fawn Embossing Ink Pen

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Snail Mail

A couple of weekends ago I got to hang out with some fab crafters and we had so much fun! I was able to play with this cute set, newly released by Trinity Stamps.  Is it not super cute?!

I stamped the scene directly off the acetate with a bit of masking. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for that. Then I used a stencil and a couple of colors of Distress Oxide to do the clouds. I used another shade or two of Distress Oxides to blend in the grass. I didn't bother masking since a little action with a simple eraser will remove most of the DO from any parts you don't want it. (Neat, right?!)

I finally colored up the image using the below Copics. Voila--Valentine card!

The Details: Trinity Stamps Mr. Snailman, MFT Mini Cloud Border Stencil, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Distress Oxides