Monday, April 22, 2013

King of My Heart

I recently had my four-year wedding anniversary to my hubby and used this as a chance to showcase one of my new TGF Limited Edition Wonderland Stamps - Queen Bean. I recently won the whole set in a blog hop and was itching to play with them. I also used all three Delicate Words Dies (also from TGF). Let me tell you, I was concerned that such small/delicate letters would rip when I removed them from the die, but that was not the case...they came out very easily and looked great!

I loosely followed a sketch from the TGF Double Take Tuesday's Challenge. Well, without further adieu, here she is - Her Highness, Queen Bean in all her glory:
I used my favorite blonde copics for her hair (to sort-of match my own): Y11, Y21, YR23  - it makes such a pretty golden blonde color
The Entire Card - Pink and Fabulous (it's not manly but it's from me, so I made it reflective of my personality)

My Supplies (Love my Sizzix Framelits!)

The Back of All of My Cards - The Heart stamp is from Stampin' Up and I bought the barcode stamp at Joann's a few years ago.

I have to also have a mom-moment and leave you with my 2.5 year old daughter's first picture using TGF stamps and crayons. :)

I am entering into the following challenges:

Friday, April 12, 2013

For the Love of Washi

For the Love of Washi

Ok, I'll be the first to admit it - I jumped on the Washi bandwagon awhile back. I bought a nice stack of washi tape during a sale on Pick Your Plum and  However, I keep forgetting to use it! When I made this card, I looked through my washi tape and saw this cute green scrolling one and thought it fit so well with Your Highness Lucy. This was my first time getting inky with her and I had a great time. I'm actually pretty pleased with the way her hair turned out. For pearls I used white liquid pearls. To give the image a little more sparkle, I colored her crown, shoes, and champagne with Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen - Gold. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Flower Child

Ok, I've been incredible MIA lately but I wanted to get back to publishing some of my cards. As you know I'm a complete TGF addict so I just had to get Anya Blooms as soon as she came on the market. I still don't have an acrylic block big enough for the Big Time Anyas but I find that just applying even pressure to the back of the stamp is all that is required to get a good impression on the paper. I just purchased a few W copics so I played around with making her dress Khaki. I used W1, W3, and W5. I now want W00 and W7 & W9 to complete the collection and offer more versatility. These daisies remind me of my wedding - I made the colors of the daisies the colors I used in my wedding. Very happy with how this card turned out, especially her hair color. What do you think?

Close-up image of her hair.

I'm entering this card into Marker Pop's Challenge Anything Goes