Saturday, August 24, 2019

SOSS #142 - V is for Violent

Our latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge is V is for Violent. I had to, just had to, use one of my beloved Visible Image Oz sets for this. 1. Flying monkeys are so violent, and 2. The sentiment is so me. LOL.

The Details:  Visible Image Oz Flying Monkey, MFT Castle die and Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, Sizzix Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Picket Fence Studios Blending Brushes, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Distress Oxide Black Soot and Weathered Wood, Distress Ink Black Soot

Saturday, August 17, 2019

ATCAS #166 - One Layer

It's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS--the dreaded one layer. Suck it up and come join in the fun! ;-P

The Details:  Stampscapes 3B Nature Sheet #3, Clearly Besotted Thinking of You,Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade,Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Whimsy - Goth Princess

Now this was a FUN Whimsy card to make using the new Goth Girl set. I love getting messy! With gloves on.  Duh.  

I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock for the base and randomly smeared on Distress Ink Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Distress Oxide Weathered Wood. I then stamped the Goth Skulls Background using VersaFine Onyx Black.

I wanted a bit more texture so I used the Whimsy Halloween Creatures stencil with PaperArtsy Grunge Paste. Once dry, I rubbed on a bit of the Distress Oxides.  Not tooooo creepy.

Next I stamped the Goth Girl image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her up using Copics.

I thought the background still lacked a bit of something so I stamped one of the Goth Girl sentiments randomly over the card base using Versamark and Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I also stamped some of the Cute but Psycho spatters using VersaFine Onyx Black.

For the main card sentiment, I stamped it using Versamark and Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder onto a strip of scrap black cardstock and cut it up. I mounted "freak" and the goth girl image on foam tape. Gotta make sure the important stuff is obvious!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Whimsy - Finding Emo

OMG, this is so true for me.  Apparently I am a closet emo. LOL. My card features the Whimsy August release Goth Star set. I love the look on his face.  What...evah.  LOL.

I cut out some Halloween paper for the background and left everything monochrome but for the splashes of red. I added the new Gothic Dies with the wings and heart. Oh, and the halo! 

Now I have a fun and snarky Valentine card! Will I remember that I have it come Valentine's Day 2020?  Not taking any bets on this one!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

ATCAS #165 - Bubble

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble--only if it's super cute! The new Addicted to CAS code word is "bubble."  Come join us!

The Details: MFT Bubble Over with Joy, MFT Scene Builder, Zig Real Brush Pens, Copics, Sakura White Pigment Pen, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Whimsy - Bats

I'm batty over the new Whimsy August release set Going Batty.  Bats are so often portrayed as ugly and creepy but in real life, they can be quite cute. Not purr purr baby kitty cute, but cute. These Going Batty images fall into the cute category for sure.

To create the background of my card, I used VersaFine Onyx Black to stamp Lots of Dots that is available in the August kit or as a single stamp in September. I then masked the background and sponged the negative space with Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed.

I used a white pigment pen to add dots to the dots. They remind me of eyeballs. I also stamped the Going Batty sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black.

I stamped the Going Batty images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics. I used the same Copics for each bat but used different ones for the shading.

Once I figured out the layout for the bats, I glued down a handful of googly eyes to some of the eyeball dots on the card front. I then glue down the bats. Don't they look happy to see me? :)

I love the googly eyes too. They push the card even more toward the cute not creepy spectrum.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Since I had the Mama Elephant Little Panda Agenda set out I worked up another card with them.  They're such cute, shy little creatures.  Well, I guess not so little but you know what I mean.

I used my Copic airbrush with YG 17, YG25, G94 on the Hero Arts Jungle Frame. I mounted this on top of the Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Backdrop.

Did you notice the touch of  MFT Sno Cone ink along the outside of the heart panel?

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

Saturday, July 27, 2019

SOSS #140 - S is for Sea

The new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge is here:  #140 S is for Sea!

I stamped the MFT Mermazing gals with Versafine Onyx Black onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I then colored them with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens 022, 082, 072, 081, 222, and 052.

I masked them using Inkadinkado Masking Paper and then used my Copic airbrush and Copic B45 and B49 for seawater.  I spattered that with alcohol blending solution; notice how the watercolor wasn't affected?  Sweet. I also added a scale details using Copic YR07 and RV09.

I wanted to create a nauti (yeah, I went there) vignette using the Memory Box Graceful Branch Oval, turned on its side to look like seaweed, and Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Underwater dies. I cut out a variety and colored them with Distress Oxides.  They are adhered to the card using Gina K Connect Glue.  Now those gals have all the privacy they need!  Shh. They might catch us peeking!

The card is finished off with a sentiment from Hero Arts Beach Messages and a tiny Memory Box Cheerful Crab cut out of a leftover.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Whimsy - Pinto

Hello, everyone! I had a great time coloring the Horse Scene from the Whimsy July release. What a beautiful scene and then when you add color (or don't--gorgeous just by itself)--swoon.

I used a Wavy Nested Frame to cut out the scene and then explored a couple of ideas for the card base. The blue is lovely but my messy girl heart loves the Brusho background.  Which do you prefer?

For the sentiment I stamped one from Military Family onto a Quick Strips that I trimmed down.