Monday, August 27, 2012

My Sweet pea

Its that time again for another Crafty Crystal creation at the Doodle Garden. My last post featured Jennifer Nilsson's Sweet Pea stamp which I have fallen in love with. I love the versatility of it. So today I wanted to show you how to use this cute stamp another way. Don't forget to check out the Doodle Garden Shop for more cute digital images.

This card uses the following:
The Doodle Garden Sweet pea digital image
Copic markers
EK success flower punch
Spellbinders Labels 8 die
Die Cuts with a View design paper
Brads from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Black magic technique

This is my very first blog tutorial. I have always loved learning new and exciting techniques, so I am so thrilled that I can try to pass on what I learned to someone else. I hope you are inspired to test this out yourself.

Materials used:
-Smooth black cardstock
-various other colours of cardstock
-Prisma colour pencil crayons (Any pencil crayon will do)
-White chalk ink pad
-White opaque gel pen
-Ranger's Dylusions stamps
-Jennifer Nilsson's Butterfly ballerina stamp
-EK success Scallop boarder punch
-Copic Markers
-Stardust stickles
-Kaisercraft pearls and rhinestones


Step 1
 Using white chalk ink pad and Ranger's Dylusion's stamp, stamp image around three sides of your smooth cardstock. Dry with a heat tool or let it dry for a half hour.

Step 2
Using your coloured pencils, colour in all of the leaves with your favourite colours.

Step 3
Outline the leaves and stems using an opaque white gel pen. This step really makes the leaves pop.

Step 4
Print off two of the Doodle Garden's Butterfly Ballerina stamp and colour with Copic markers to match the leaves of your background. Fussy cut around the images leaving a small white boarder. Add some Stickles to the ballerina tutu and rhinestones to the center of the flowers, butterfly body, and butterfly antenae. Mat an image and the 8 1/2 x 11 background to make a larger scrapbook page or just keep it small. Its all up to you. I also popped up the butterfly ballerina's to make them look like they were hovering over the page. I finished it off with three pearl flowers and a title. My miracle that has been my driving force for all of my creations lately is my 6 month old daughter, Skyla.

Here is a close up of one of the lovely Doodle Garden images all coloured

Friday, August 10, 2012

Twinkle Toes

Once again its time for another Crafty Crystals addition at the Doodle Garden. Today I have used Jennifer Nilsson's  Butterfly Ballerina.  I have to admit this is one of my favourite images from the Doodle Garden. She is simply adorable and I have so much fun colouring her up and adding sparkles and bling. Don't forget to check out The Doodle Garden Shop for more cute images.

For this card I used the following:
The Doodle Garden's Butterfly Ballerina Digital Stamp
Die Cuts with a View pattern paper
Copic Markers
Sakura's Clear star gel pen
Spellbinders Classic scalloped ovals die
EK Success' scalloped boarder punch
Ribbons, flowers, and pearls from my stash

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stylin' Gal

I have recently fallen in love with Krista's Saturated Canary digital stamp girls. They have such fun personalities and I love creating using them as a spring board. This one is titled Pink. She screamed style to me so I had to find some bold paper to match her personality. I found some but it was not glamourour enough for me so I jazzed it up a bit using my microfine glitter, glimmer mists and of course some bling. This will make a perfect card for my fashionista of a cousin. I am also entering this card to the Stamping Boutiques Design Team call.

I used the following:
Saturated Canary's Pink image
Copic markers
Black At you Spica pen
Prima flowers
Sunflower tattered Angels glimmer mist
Jesse James Flat back buttons
Kaisercraft black Pearls
My Label maker
Microfine glitter in gunmetal, black, and dark gold
Circle punch to make masks
Ribbon from my stash

I am entering this card into the following:

Life's a Beach

Join Us in our "Summer Fun Challenge" at The Doodle Garden Blog. The Challenge runs for two weeks so enter your summer fun creations to win great prizes. Our Sponsor this month is Pholkart Blessings. Hope you come and play with the DT this month. Full information on Challenge rules are found on the Doodle Garden Blog.

Here is my creation for this months challenge using Pholkart Blessings' Life's a Beach digital stamp:

I love how paper taring can make the look of the waves of the ocean, sand on the beach, and the rough trunks of the coconut trees. The tops of the trees were made with scrap paper I had in my stash and a circle punch. Add some pearls or buttons for coconuts and you have a great scenic card to give to someone special.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says anything goes challenge
Whimsy's Challenge #49-Summer fun
Creative card crew challenge #16-on the beach
Dream valley challenge #37-Summer

A little birdie told me...

I will soon be heading back to London Ontario for a little family vacation. My parents are anxiously awaiting quality time with their grand-daughter and I am looking forward to visiting with some old friends. One of which is having a birthday. So I thought it only fitting to create this cute little card for her.

 The Front of the Card

The Inside of the card

I used the following:
Penny Black's Message from above stamp
Copic markers
Die cuts with a view design paper
EK Success' scalloped boarder punch

I am entering this card into the following:
Penny Black's July Challenge-Summertime
Whimsy stamps Challenge #49-summer fun
Simon Says-Anything goes challenge