Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Big Bad Buffalo

I have no clue where I got this stamp.  I do know
I have had it for a long time.
It has been stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.
The coloring was done with Prisma colored pencils
and blended with baby oil.
A Spellbinders oval die was used to 
cut out the image.
Coffee and Jet Black Ranger Archival inks
were sponged around the edges to "burn" them.
The edges of the cream card base were also sponged
with the Coffee ink.

The faux snakeskin was made using a
Fiskars texture plate with
various brown inks and water based varnish
for a glossy finish.
Barbwire is a Cheery Lynn die.

Bronze brads are in all four corners of the
faux snakeskin.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Bathing Cowpoke

 I believe that the cowboy stamp is from Viva Las Vegas.
The barbwire and horse shoes on all versions are die cuts from 
Cheery Lynn Designs.  It comes in two different sizes
and cuts beautifully.
 The faux snake skin is behind every cowboy.
Note the sponged edges on the card bases
and the faux snake skin.
The top two cards have a dark brown card stock
under the snake skin that has been cut to a narrow
border using Perfect Layers rulers.
I picked up the phrase at a Houston stamp store
years ago and have no idea who made it.

Monday, February 17, 2014

White On White Sympathy

A very pale mauve base with a Spellbinders 
rectangle die over.
The flourishes are a Cheery Lynn Designs
die that has been cut apart.
Flowers are punched using Punch Bunch dies
and shaped with Ice Viva Pearl Pen centers.
The leaves are also Cheery Lynn.

The phrase is computer generated and it and the 
pale mauve layer under it are from
Spellbinders Labels.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Sympathy Card

The plain white card base has delicate flourishes
stamped in Distressed Ink Lavender
around the outer edges.

The phrase is computer generated.
The dies are from Spellbinders.
Both die cut layers have been
slightly raised to create a 3-D look.
I have used the flat parts of
paper egg cartons.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Helpers In My Studio

 Above is Baby the cat.  She has to have her
nose in everything.
MacDuff the Scottish Terrier comes by once in
a while to see if there are any treats.


 Some heart punches and five different shades
of pink are the beginnings of this design.
The Happy Valentines die is from
Cheery Lynn Designs.
The luv ya is from Sizzix.

Monday, February 3, 2014

More Vintage Garden

 Graphic 45 scrapbook paper was carefully cut
apart and used to create a very vintage look.
The top card has additions to enhance the design.
The edges of the card base were sponged with a
dark brown ink.  The dp itself is on a dark green
card stock cut to a narrow border using a
Perfect Layers ruler.  Viva Pearl Pen was used to create
the pearls in the lower right corner and
the center of the flowers.
The leafy flourishes and butterflies are 
from a Cheery Lynn Designs 
die and the flowers from Punch Bunch punches.
Begin with a white card base as the background
of the vintage print is white.
The gingham background is from
an Impression Obsession stamp stamped
on a paper bag.
The bow is from shimmery tulle.