Saturday, August 31, 2013


I placed a Sizzix order this week to take advantage of their clearance sale on letterpress plates and came across a cute embossing folder set that I had to have! The set is Dearly & Frost. I thought it would be a nice complement to the {deer to me} stamp set by my little shoebox, LLC & Unity Stamp Company.

I colored the deer stamps with Spectrum Noir markers and the body coloring is a bit too dark but overall I am really pleased with how they came out...after I fixed a few other minor things (like making the spots white). ;-)

Here is a photo of the finished card and a photo before the tweaks, plus a photo of some of the supplies used. 

The tweaks were: making the spots white, making the tail tan (I just colored over the Martha Stewart Carrara marble glitter glue I had used to give the tail dimension), and coloring over the pink on the ears with tan. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Safe Travels

My Simon Says Stamp September card kit arrived last week and I have made two cards with it so far. My fave is this one using the Safe Travels sentiment from the SSS Life is a Journey set. There was no intended recipient so I put a random colorful bike and a car on this card. It would be a cute card for a cyclist doing some traveling.

The paper is My Mind's Eye's Chalk Studio Collection and I used a Sakura gel pen to create the lines. I colored the Studio Calico wood veneer bike with Spectrum Noir markers. My husband, an avid cyclist loved the coloring. I used an old metallic silver pigment ink for the car. I place two tiny clear rhinestones in the holes for headlights. 

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you safe travels!