Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SDC 215; Card for a Child

So often we create to amuse ourselves or other adults.  Children love stamping and also enjoy what is created especially for them.  For this week’s Stampotique Designers Challenge I am challenging you to create a card that will have appeal for a child, be it a young one or teen.

I created a card to accompany a travel art kit for a young student of mine.  She will be taking a long flight next week and I wanted to make sure she could stay busy creating during the flight!  This card "inspire" will accompany her gift.

 I began by bleeding watercolors together to create a background.  This is a technique she had completed in a recent watercolor lesson.   I let the wet on wet colors bleed into each other.  The stamps are colored with markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I had another Kate Crane image colored and selected for this card but my dog ran off with it.  Since Frock was also colored I made the substitution.   The other two stamps in this creation are inspire and the flower from Agatha's Flower.  It's a simple card with bright cheerful colors and happy images.  I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SDC214; Early halloween

Carol is challenging us to create an early Halloween inspiration.  This simple card has giving me fits -- I have been coloring and fussy cutting all week which has resulted in major migraine and neck aches.  So I advise taking needed breaks!!!

My original card ripped when I pulled fibers around the edge. I hastily turned it into a tag -- which I was most unhappy with.  So with a new attitude and a little effort I returned it to the card it was meant to be, and perhaps this paper back is even a better choice!

The house is one of five in my stitched houses stamp. My Skullboy  is standing behind a portion of Daniel's Picket Fence.  The background was from an exercise I was doing with students, creating dry brush stripes in analogous colors.
The house is colored with Copics and Skullboy is a combination of Copic marker and Prismacolor.
Hope you enjoy this simple composition

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SDC 212; Use only two stamps

Nellie is our hostess this week challenging us to use just two stamps.  Nellie says she likes to use lots of stamps in her creations.  I tend to use one or two and add collage elements.  We all have unique ways of working with these stamps which makes it all the more fun to join in on these designer challenges.

Even though Toto belongs to Dorothy in the land of OZ I though he'd look awfully cute along side of Nina.  I love finding random sentences in books to work into my cards and this copy, "I don't know what will happen" seems to fit perfectly with Toto's expression. 

My background is stenciled and stitched to cardstock.  Scrap cut into a scallop border and washi tape adds to the composition.   "Just for you" was typed on the computer and printed.