Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chloe in Pink

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday at OCS.  I have really stepped out of my “monochromatic Madge” box for this card.  P1010496 copyDon’t you just love this image!!??  It is available at OCS and is called Chloe from the Elizabeth Bell Collection of Whimsy Stamps. 
I have to admit, this is really out of the box for me with the bright pink and lime green.  When I looked at the little bee at the right, I know I should have added some stitching around the image – but too late.
Materials used:  Memento tuxedo black ink; Copic Markers; Xpress It blend cardstock; Bo Bunny DP; Flowers; EK Success and MS border punches; Cardstock from stash.
“Stamp up a Storm, ink up a wish and send it on to brighten someone’s day”.
~ rubber hugs ~siggyhaycock

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Good little pony gets a treat

Quick post on another wonderful Wednesday at OCS .  I’ve chosen a Whimsy Stamp called Good Pony from the Chrissy Armstrong collection.  The challenge at OCS for the month of July is BBQ / food.  I think this qualifies as there is an apple treat for the four legged friend. Can you believe I colored this image and then had to seek out paper to match – with no luck.  P1010477 copy I ended up making patterned paper with White Stazon.  Check out the great selection of patterned paper at OCS.    The stars were drawn and hand cut along with the black mats.  The image was stamped onto Xpress it Blend cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with copic markers and cut into a rectangle.  I’ve been trying to use old (really old) products from my stash from 100 years ago…… do you remember “mesh?” I dug some out of my drawer and folded it around the bottom of my card, topping it with a knotted yellow gingham ribbon.
I’ve noticed that there is only ONE entry for the free stamps from OCS!!!  Hope to see your card there so I can visit your blog and say "hello”.
Hope your Wednesday and the rest of the week are warm and sunny.  “Remember, stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to make their day”.
~ rubber hugs ~

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Picnic of Daisies by Sara Kay

July 1st it is, and it is time for a new challenge at OCS.  This month Lisa chose our theme... "BBQ or Food".  Be sure to enter the challenge for a chance to win free stuff from the OCS store.
I have chosen to use a stamp by Sara Kay - Picnic of Daisies.  You’ll have to overlook my photography, as the lighting and such are not ideal here at the lake. 
I made an easel card, using the Stampin’ Up dies, and Webster's Pages DSP.  I cut a portion of a pattern on the paper to slip my image in behind for a 3-D look.  The image was stamped onto Xpress It Blend with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and coloured with Copic Markers. P1010476 The flowers were hand cut from a 1 1/4” circle and rolled – A dot of Viva Decor, Ice White was added to the center for effect.  The butterfly is the newest SU butterfly punch, which I simply drew a pattern on with copic markers.  If you are looking for a WHITE GEL pen – look no further.  The one that I used was a Sakura White Gel Pen…..and it never dries up, lasts forever and it shows up on whatever you chose to use it on!! 
I hope you are all having sunny warm weather to enjoy the weekend.  We are going to have to wait for the sunshine for a couple of days then it will be a heat wave! Winter coats to bathing suits in a day!
Remember, stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to brighten someone’s day.
~ rubber hugs ~siggyhaycock