Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Turkey Day, Part 2

I did another card with the same Lawn Fawn Turkey Day stamp set. I kept it simple with an oval frame cut from a plaid paper (also Lawn Fawn). I still had another turkey, so I put him inside.

The gold rectangle is cut from an Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectanges, as is the sentiment strip.  The oval frame is cut with 2 of the largest ovals in the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Ovals. Over all, the whole thing is wonky, but I'm not starting over!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Turkey Day!

Sometimes you just want to see if you can use stuff you haven't yet used. So I needed another Thanksgiving card, and pulled out this cute turkey from Lawn Fawn (Turkey Day). Then I decided to use both the Lawn Fawn Snow Capped Mountain border dies, and the MFT Trees in the Forest dies, too. Yes, and I used the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border for the foreground.  The Puffy Cloud Border is the only thing I have actually used before. 

When I was thinking this one up, I remembered the trees as being quite a bit smaller than they are.

If I do this design again I'll probably leave out the mountains, and lighten up the sky a bit.  Or I'll use the LF tree border die. Or I'll use the rolling hills fence back there. Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Give thanks.

I decided to go with the messy water coloring for this Thanksgiving card. Really messy. The stamp is an older set from Lawn Fawn called Harvest Season. The "Thanks" border is from Simon Says Stamp, and I cut the letters for "Give" with Bottle Cap Letters from My Favorite Things.

I stamped a row of leaves inside with various Simon Says Stamps dye inks.

Here's a picture of the old Lawn Fawn stamp set:

I believe it is the first Lawn Fawn stamp I ever bought. Now my stamp tray is bursting with them. Yay.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

My deer friend, and my new toy.

I did it and I'm happy that I did. I gave away my semi-crippled* Silhouette Cameo and bought a Brother Scan N Cut 2. For cutting out stamped images, wow. Just wow. I can't tell you how much easier this is. But I can show you the first images I cut with it!

The tree, the stump and both critters were stamped with Versafine onto Bristol card stock, cut with the ScanNCut2, and then colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The background is from a 6x6 pad of impressionist type images that I got several years ago at Tuesday Morning.

The tree, stump, and critters are from The Alley Way Stamps. Gosh I miss them.

* For the curious, my Silhouette Cameo got it's USB port fried, so all designs to be cut had to be saved to a memory card. Plus, to cut stamped images I had jump through several hoops first, and even then only one side of the page would cut correctly. I had to guess if it was going to be the right or left side today.

This little piggy hogs my heart!

These little piggies really have captured my heart! 

True story: I visited the My Favorite Things store in Eustis, FL, back in June when I was staying at my brother's house next door in Leesburg. When I showed my stamps to my sister-in-law, she insisted that I should use them "right now". She pulled out her paper crafting supplies and all her coloring tools and offered me the entire dining room table, to use for the rest of the week.

That's when I discovered you could use the back of a clear plastic plate for an acrylic block, and a table knife makes a pretty good scoring tool. Yeah, all of her stamps are wood mounted rubber.

I colored up a whole page of pigs with assorted colored pencils, mostly Crayola. I later discovered that my favorite gray colored pencil was actually a watercolor pencil. Who knew?

I used the MFT Hog Heaven and wood plank background stamps and a fishtail banner die. The oval and rounded rectangle dies are from Gina Designs, and I don't remember where I got the heart die from. Oops.

Now for my question. Do you prefer the picture with the plain white background, or the one with the music background? The sheet music wasn't quite tall enough for my little Foldio, but I did it anyway.