Monday, July 28, 2008
He is NOT for your kids. He has those pellets in his bottom and they say on them not for kids, also he has "saftey eyes" which I'd prefer you not give your kids in case the saftey fails. Also he's not really washable. You totally could, but he would fade, the color is all inkpad color. Palette ink, so it should be ok, but anyhow... Not totally washable. If you'd like him just leave a comment. When I get home I'll draw a winner. Easy as that. I'm happy to ship anywhere so don't feel you can't enter because of where you live.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Here is a cupcake card for you too. This was so super easy. Stamped the cake, masked it and stamped the background words. This background stamp actually goes the other way, I just stamped it three times so I could make a horizontal card instead of a vertical one. I kinda like it all super simple like that. All these stamps are Odd Bird Planet.
In other news I'm going out of town Tuesday. Just me and the kids to my mom's so that means no blogging for a while, like a week. I'm sure you will just waste away right? Haha.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My friend Ethel sent me a stack of the adorable Sarah Kay images to play with. Here is my first card using them. I loved coloring this sweet girl. I used my new watercolor crayons. I only got the soft subtles and bold brights, I can't wait to get the other 3 packs so I can have a fuller range. I also stitched a ton on this. I went around twice on my stitching. Last night I was looking at it though and on the striped piece the second stitching used the SAME HOLES! On like 80% of it. I didn't plan that but it's sorta cool. The yellow flower is from the thrift store and the fuzzy center thing was part of it originally. I just glued it back on the layered flower.
Here is the current Octo-Progress. In case you are curious I'm doing him by putting transfer paper on the fabric and sketching on to the back of the transfer paper. Well first I sketch it on my SU grid paper on my desk, then put the transfer paper down. I did his face and spots freehand though. And the main octopus I looked at a coloring page to get the placement of the legs and such. I tried doing one totally from scratch but his legs looked weird. So I based this off a coloring page. Totally different face and spots and background. Some legs are different too.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Although it is often supposed that octopi is the 'correct' plural of octopus,From AskOxford.
and it has been in use for longer than the usual Anglicized plural octopuses, it
in fact originates as an error. Octopus is not a simple Latin word of the second
declension, but a Latinized form of the Greek word oktopous, and its 'correct'
plural would logically be octopodes.
In other news:
- I bought THIS t shirt online the other day. I got it in brown and the classic ladies t shirt style. It's shipping via UPS which I think is a weird way to ship a single T Shirt but whatever. I can't wait to get it. I never buy clothes. :)
- I'm also working on an octopus embrodery. You KNOW octopii are gonna be the next big thing right? They are. After deer and mushrooms, which are already getting pretty hot. But who cares, they are so stinking cute I love them no matter what. *I actually am amazed by real octopii and find them one of the most unique and cool creatures on the earth* Anyhow I'll put a quick pic of the work in progress later. It's so cute. I don't know yet what I'm gonna do with it yet. Maybe work it into a doll. Like make a shirt for the doll with it or something. Any suggestions?
- My very good friend Kim has opened an Etsy store. She's selling "Kiss Houses" Which are stinking cute little house charms that are the size of a Kiss candy. They are stinking cute little works of art that you can get for a very affordable price. I personally want a HUGE one, like 3 inches tall, but I started my collection with the one that says "dwelling" because it's so super duper cute!
- And last but not least, today is Costco day! AND I have a baby shower to go to this week so I get to buy some baby stuff there! I might go all boring and usefull and get her diapers or that GIANT case of wipes but maybe I'll buy clothes? I dunno. Maybe buy wipes and make them some bibs and embroder octopii on them? haha.
Monday, July 21, 2008
It's really simple. I do this same layout over and over. I really like it though. I used to be apologetic about using this design over and over, but I'm past that. I just really like it, so that's that. :)
Friday, July 18, 2008
So here is my work for Fri-Cake day:
The cupcakes are supposed to be in space, like stars or planets. Unfortunately I've gotten mixed intrepretations. Johanna of Odd Bird Planet thinks it's raining cupcakes, and Brian, my DH thinks they are floating away from Priscilla. He's not sure why she's wearing the space hat, except that it's just cute. But YOU know they are in space!
Stamped on cream textured paper and colored with watercolor pencils. Easy as pie!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
So I did.
The paper I used is from this sampler I got at Marcos Papers at the Stamp Fest show. This paper is thick. Thicker than the Papertrey Paper. Anyhow I colored with copics and it did NOT bleed through! So that's fun.
The girl and her phrase are by Missy B Designs.
The boy and his phrase are Eat Cake Graphics.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This one reminds me of my little Ethie, at least when he was a bit younger than he is now. I frayed fabric and sewed it to the card, the colored the boy with copics and added the flowers and button.
Then I wanted to make a winter card. So I did. This stamp is so adorable. I colored with copics then went over it with shimmery paints. Stenciled some clouds in the sky and then layered it all a bunch. Easy, but I think it's cute.
close up to see shimmer
And more of my inspiring kids:
Ethan had just gotten in trouble for making a mess with some rain water:
He doesn't like getting in trouble.
And here is one of my all time favorite Creations. Although of course God had a huge part in this one, DH too! haha.
No really I was just happy to catch a bit of a smile with no flash. My camera's shutter speed is super slow with no flash *and not adjustable*. Ethan never stops moving so it's hard to take a picture of him with no flash. But he let me do it! I especially love the paint on his face.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Well it showed through in a really nice way. Well, I think it's nice. Then it turns out you CAN stamp on fabric that has been painted with gesso. And the same magical coloring properties exist. AND when you cut out a flower that you stamped and colored on gesso painted fabric guess what? Not fraying! And this fabric does fray a lot. But not with the gesso on top. :)
Here is a close up of the cut flower. Also you can see here I put some glitter in the flower centers.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Oh and no worries, I can draw like 10 things and I won't show you all of them anyhow, so don't think I will start tortureing you with horrid drawings! haha.
The giraffe is by Viva Las Vegastamps, the waterplants are by Eat Cake Graphics.
Thanks again to Mel for the inspiration!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This gesso piece I died the gesso with a few drops of cool caribbean reinker *Oh and I'm low!!! someone save a girl and sell me some cool caribbean reinker STAT*. I stamped the image while it was still tacky because it has a lot of texture and I was afraid I wouldn't get a clear image if I waited. I'll try stamping on dry later. The this morning after it was all dry I colored with tombow markers. I also stamped over lightly with a background stamp and gray ink. Then edged with a silver leafing pen. I really enjoyed it.
The next card is inspired by Michelle Zindorff's creations. I stamped the flower on watercolor paper and watercolored it, then covered the whole thing with versamark pen and embossed with clear. The next step was to brayer inky blue Vivid! ink over the piece. I used a sponge too and the sponge to remove the ink from the image. I edged this one with silver leafing pen too.
Stamp Credits, the flower stamps are from a Stampin' Up! set that Tracey gave me. The script on both is the same French Script Backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms.
Monday, July 07, 2008
I made this great deer card. I love these deer, they are what pushed me to HAVING to purchase these stamps. This set is called Oh Dear! (Outline). There is a solid version that's deer too, but slightly different poses and it's solid.
I also made this fun doggie card. The words are just on pattern paper, I just cut it so it would say that. :) He's from the Little Red Wagon set.
I think the Little Cuties set is my favorite one! I love this cupcake stamp. Not that I don't have a LOT of cupcake stamps already, but I like how this one is super fun to just stamp in a colored ink. The houndstooth background is by Cornish Heritage Farms. All this yummy ink is my new Vivid! Ink. *I bought ALL the vivid inks, it's my favorite kind*
This is basicly the same card, this adorable dog is even from the same set. I just did him in brown, then colored his bow yellow. The phrase on this and the cupcake one are from the Little Red Wagon set.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Why would you do this to me iron? I've taken great care of you, only put distilled water in you, don't iron weird crap that shouldn't be ironed, wrap your cord nicely. Why oh why would you do this to me.
Burns also offend me. I'm telling you this hurts way worse than it looks. Anything that hurts this much should look nasty.
ETA: this is my arm, the inside. (Inside? you know the palm of my hand side) and yes, my skin is see through, that's my blood you see in the middle there. Super sexy.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Anyhow I got these stamps from Just For Fun at the StampFest I went to last weekend.
I colored with my watercolor pencils.
I do think it's an especially cute chipmunk.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
ACK!! I just realized that STEPHEN, my 3 yr old posted this! I had uploaded the photos and was going to post it later. Stephen did the awesome typing you see. He's really fond of "x" and "7".
Ok here's the card info. I wanted to make a snowy card. So I stamped the house on vellum and colored the image. Then flipped it over so you are looking through the vellum. Then I stamped the snowflakes. I wanted you to be able to look through the whole piece so I made a window card for that.
On the inside I put another piece of vellum, stamped with the snowflake. *used ribbon to hide adhesive*
You can see in this pic that when it's closed you can see two layers of snowflakes, I think that gives it dimension. Also I put TONS of glitter with my Specia pen.
All stamps are Gina K.