Saturday, January 3, 2009

All Together

Finally, I've got a camera with good batteries! Here are a couple more takes on the Roses and Daisies from Lockart Stamp Company from Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs. I think they make a perfectly versitile set!

What woman can resist red roses? These were colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS and then highlighted with the Clear Atyou Glitter Pen. This paper came from my stash and was embossed with the dotted swiss cuttlebug folder. I love the Ruby Slipper Glitter Dots! Gotta love the bling!

Another soft look for these pink roses and yellow daisies. This delish paper is from the Laura Ashley Contemporary Collection and the corners were a scalloped nestabilities circle cut into quarters and paper punched with the SU Mat Pack.

Rowdy Tilda is such a sassy thing with attitude. You can pick up Magnolia stamps from Summer at Roses on Paper. I colored her with copics and used the Tuesday color sketch at SCS. The paper is from Basic Grey and embossed with the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. The snowflakes are done with the Martha Stewart snowflakes and star punches and the border is her embossed snowflake border.

Make sure to stop by Anki's blog and see what she's done with another of these gorgeous dresses! Don't forget to go to the PCP Fans of Karen Lockhart group and join in for a chance to win the second day Itty Bitty stamps from Susana!
Glad to be back in business.

There's something so refreshing about roses and daisies, especially when it's January and cold and snowy. For me, those two flowers mean summer because that's when they truly bloom. The roses come in all different colors. Some are vibrant and bright and some are pale and delicate. Roses and Daisies, or the flower dresses, as I call them, can be picked up from Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs, from her Lockhart line. To get another view of one of these great dresses, have a look at Anki's blog! How fun they are! Their size makes them perfect for note cards and these are sized 4 x 4. This delicate Rose is set off by Laura Ashley's Contemporary Paper by Dovecraft and some pearlized brads. I though the Martha Stewart lace edge was the perfect finishing touch.

Then there's the bright side of the flower that just makes us smile and feel happy. The bright flowered paper is from the Retro pack also by Dovecraft and it's cornered by flowers and Bella Baubles. The baubles are a great alternative to using brads. The come in such great colors. Both dresses and flowers were highlighted with the Clear Atyou Glitter pen and colored with Prisma color pencils and OMS.

Please make sure you stop over at the Fans of Karen Lockhart group at PCP. We're having a contest for the members of the group. Join our group and leave a comment and get in on the drawing for a free Itty Bitty stamp! We'd love to have you join us in our fun and discussions over there. We have a lot of things planned for the new year. Susana has a great selection of Lockhart stamps in her store and you'll have the opportunity to purchase the NEW Lockhart stamps on Friday January 5th! And if you buy 4 regular sized Lockhart images you get a free Itty Bitty stamp of your choice. And don't worry about buying them all at one time! Susana will keep a cyper-punch for you to keep track of what you have purchased.

I wish all of us roses and daisies in the middle of winter. Gives us hope for the summer!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Faeries and Bears, Oh My!

Meet Nadine. To me, she's the Sun Faerie and she's calling out for the sun to break through and shine all over Maine! Isn't she fabulous? When Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design started carrying these faeries, I had to have her and do her in strong, glorious colors. I colored her with my copics and then outlined her dress with my Gold Atyou Spica Glitter Pen. The wings were stamped on vellum using my Champagne Versamark Glitter Pad and then colored with Sunflower Shimmerz. I love this product and how much depth it adds to whatever it touches! The paper is from two of the Dovecraft packets, Fantasy and Abstract. I also used a clear glitter pen to outline the petals and the background on the paper. Gold Glitter Dots fill in the corners and the sun is formed with my circle and scalloped circle nestabilities.

Susana also carries these cute Shy Bears and one of my favorite things to drink is coffee, french vanilla with cream and sugar! This cutie, Tea Cup Shy Bear, so reminds me of how I feel just before I get that first sip! Aren't the green curlers in her hair too cute? I used my copics on her and then colored her with Coffee and Opal Shimmerz. Her adorable band is colored in Pink Poinsettia Shimmerz and I outlined her nose with my clear glitter pen. I used Distressed Stickles in Worn Lipstick along the rim of her cup and the flowers and touched the middle with Scattered Straw. The flowers are from Imagniese and the brads are from Joann's.

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season and keeping the spirit of Christmas with them. I'll be back!