Sunday, September 27, 2009

Falling leaves

Leaves are die cut from dyed papers. The sentiment is an Inkadinkado image stamped using a Kaleidacolor pad. Love those! I added some stitching to this one. The background paper was sponged with Distress inks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

As a personal challenge I printed out the Mountain Biker ding bat (from Cycling) 3 times and made a set of cards with them. The colored papers are from Lasting Impressions. The stamp is one from SU! I know, this one looks like I went crazy with the 'saturation' option in PSE, lol. The green is flourescent green posterboard with paper toweling glued down and painted. I was going for that down hill in a rush feeling.
I love this paper which looks like the hills here in California in the summer time. The oats are dry and the wind sings through them as you go past. The Japanese style clamshell stamp is from Stamp Magick.

I love having access to free ding bats for images I will probably only use this once. Life is good.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


The fourth prompt for the 15 - 21 year old guy card challenge is up at Stamp Haven. Wheels. Bicycles, cars, motorcycles, skates and skateboards, trucks and tanks. Do you remember the sense of freedom having your own (or access to) wheels gave you? To get on your bike and ride away without the cautioning voice of your parents in your ears? The cache' of a driver's license? The speed at which your skateboard took you out of reach? As old and gray as I have become I do remember. I don't have stamps for this these so I needed to branch out. This skateboarder is a ding bat. No not THAT kind of ding bat ;-) A font of images rather than letters. This one is called 4yeoSports and is free at I colored cardstock with a brayer and Kaleidacolor ink plus a touch of Distress ink and let it dry. Then I ran it through the printer and voila, Skateboarder! Sentiment was printed out too.
Back when I was young our family really had a copper colored Mustang. It was a trip down memory lane to make this one. The image is a coloring page offered as a freebie by Dover Publications. I sized it and printed it out twice. The card was colored, cut out and covered with Diamond Glaze before being popped up with foam on the card.

The cyclist here is clip art I've had on the computer for so long I can't remember where I first found it. I printed him out, colored with Prismacolor pencils and added him to the card. The metal embellishments were punched from an aluminum can and embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. They are attached with eyelets. So I hope you feel inspired to create some paper wheels! Look beyond the obvious for images to use. Have fun.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Doodle Factory funnies

I love the Doodle Factory stamps from StarvingArtistamps! My cards had gotten stuffy and overly polite so I needed a change.

The birthday card sentiment uses a fabulous font from as well as stamps from Inque Boutique, Maryse Carrier and, of course The Doodle Factory. Party On! Did you grow up with the legend of William Tell? He was said to be able to shoot an apple off his son's head with an arrow. Don't try this at home folks!
Goofy guy is a stamp from The Doodle Factory, alphabet stamps from PSX, and the apple is a G stamp. I colored him with Prismacolor pencils using oil as a blender. It was fun to make those arrows and the target from misc. dies. Check out the Doodle Factory images

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

15-21 y.o.guys challenge #2 Puns

Definitely a young guy kinda pun! The stamp is from Scottish Borders Stamping You know this one will tickling a funny bone or two! The dancing skeleton is an oldie from Stampa Rosa. Sentiments were computer printed. I used masking on these to create the spot lights.
Does the Count give you a nervous giggle or two? He was clip art I downloaded years back. I gave him a little color in his face. He didn't look like he'd had a good meal of late. ;-)