Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Give The Dog a Bone

I've made this very quick and easy card for a family birthday using scraps of paper and ~{2204 Give The Dog A Bone}~ by Maryse Carrier.

I've coloured him with Copics and just added a bit of Glossy Accents for his nose. He's such a cute dog and very quick to colour too!

Kaz xx

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A little bit of calm...

A different take on a tag, using Jasmin and Quiet place.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Skinny Eric on a Skinni

I'd not heard of Skinni's before, but they are a bit like ATC's only they measure 3" x 5", and they are a challenge on a blog with the theme being 'blue and white'. I've been itching to use Eric as I really like him and he's the perfect size.

I've put him on a background created using Glimmer Mists and used 3014 Splatter Long to add a few more blobs.

As I think that Eric is probably loved by all of Daniel Torrente's girls, I've given him a couple of hearts from 3003 Heart Cube so he can give them out. I think he probably has more than one girl on the go at a time!

Kaz xx

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Simply Sweet

Sometimes it's fun to create simple muss, no fuss, just simple. Sometimes I think that less says more. Ohhh I love to pull out my Designer Papers, Ribbons, Buttons and other embellies and just play, but sometimes I want something that's completely understated, the focus being the image and words.

That's what I did with this card. Did you know that you can use Copic Markers quite successfully on coloured Cardstock? You need to stick to the lighter colours obviously, but you can achieve some neat results. I like to work on Light Blue, Pink and Lighter shades of Yellow.

For this card, I stamped "Thinking Of You" a wonderful image by Maryse Carrier in Momento Black ink. I then coloured with Copics. One tip for using your Copics on the coloured cardstock and gettting somewhat of a decent blend is to go over the area that you want to colour with your colourless blender first. The Second tip is to work tone on tone...........for example, rather than colouring the chair in completely, I used two darker shades of yellow to add some shading.

One thing that you can do when working with coloured cardstock is to have a scrap handy to test the colours on. That way, as you add each colour, you can test to see if it will work or not. For instance, if you're colouring on light blue cardstock, you don't want to use yellow as it will take on a green tinge. Of course colours will also appear darker on the cardstock. The little dog is actually coloured in baby skin pink and shaded with a wee bit of sand as the browner shades took on a muddy tone. Lastly, use the natural colour of your cardstock to create Highlights. As you can see in the lampshade, I've left some yellow space. You can soften up the edges of these areas by softly stroking your colourless blender around the area.

To finish this simple card, I used the just sitting here thinking of you stamp from Carol's Collection.

Hope you all have a wonderful day


Monday, June 14, 2010


Here I created a 4 x 4" card using:

Big Bee (wings)
Imagine Definition
Medium Bee

All by Stampotique Originals.

Coloured using Copic markers and edge distressed with white Gesso.

Thanks, Jo Capper-Sandon. x

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Magical Beauty

Those beautiful ladies are out basking in the sun again.... 
ahhhh, the lazy days of summer!

Stampotique images:

Please drop by my blog for more details.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More From MaryAnne Walters!

We would like to share a wonderful video created by MaryAnne Walters highlighting her recent Stampotique creations.  Thank you for sharing the inspiring details of your creations, MaryAnne!

Check out Mary Anne's blog ScrappyStickyInkyMess
and leave her some love.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bookmark and Bag/Purse Charm

This is my first post as a member of the DT and I have chosen to start off with a bit of beading.

I've made a bookmark using 9112 En Dago en Maschera and 2051 Friendly Face as they fit perfectly into a 1.5 x 1.5in Memory Frame. One side has glass at the front and the other is finished with Glossy Accents and then I've added some beads and ribbon.

The second project again uses a 1.5 x 1.5in Memory Frame, but this time I've used 6051 Prom Queen and 6108 Karin. I've turned this one into a Bag Charm (UK) or a Purse Charm (USA).
I've added a split ring and a bit of chain and then attached lots of beads and a bit of ribbon.

Kaz xx

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tray of Creativity

Today I thought I would share some fabulous artwork from MaryAnne.  She shared this with me a week or two ago and I was just blown away by the creativity of it and then to peruse her blog I found out she made this try from cardstock.  How cool is that????

Check out Mary Anne's blog ScrappyStickyInkyMess and leave her some love for her fabulous tray using Stampotique stamps.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Miss you...

In this card I have used "2145p - Hello" and the text
"9010p - I miss you" and "7153p - Timeless"

For more cards and other handmade things, visit my blog.

Hugs Milo =)


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Art by Carol

This adorable watercolored garden card was created by Carol and it's just too sweet not to share with everyone! I have a few containers labelled "not a clue" too!! LOL!