Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cat Portrait

Colored pencil. June 2011.
Drawn earlier this year (2011) using Prismacolor colored pencils and Koh-i-Noor woodless colored pencils on Bristol paper (9 x 12, but I didn't fill the page to the edges so it comes out closer to 8 x 10). I used a picture of one of our Siamese kittens, but it was completely freehand--I don't use graphs or tracing paper. This won Best of Show for the Wayne County Fair 2011.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Chandelier Card

I have this awesome chandelier stamp that's been sorely underused. I finally broke it out for this birthday card. I used a white card (from a set), stamped the chandelier and the swirls in pink and black, stamped the birthday text in black, stamped over the chandelier with embossing ink and used holographic embossing powder over it, and (lastly) added a faintly pinkish rhinestone on top.

Cards

Went a little card-making-happy today.
I'd come up with a vague idea for a card using a background stamp of mine in blue, and ended up with this:
White card (from a set), stamped the background with a couple of blue inkpads, then inked around the edges with more blue and some light green. Black swirls stamped on. Hot-glued the green ribbon, plastic pearl strand, and finally the green flower (with a button from a jar I bought awhile back).

Next, although I already made a chandelier card on a whim, I wanted to play around some more with that stamp, so I made this:
Pink card (from a set), stamped with black swirls, then used black embossing powder with my chandelier stamp. White cardstock for the tag--I just stamped it on, cut it out, inked around with black and pink, and then stamped the "Happy Birthday" on.

I don't have any specific uses for these yet, but there are always birthdays coming up--it never hurts to be prepared. (As I've learned the hard way from frantically throwing cards together before dashing out the door...) Unfortunately, these are both rather girly. I'm always hard-pressed to make manly cards. I'm the family cardmaker--exciting job with the number of relatives I have, but it does save us the effort of buying too-expensive ones from the store.