Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I Finally Stamped {Artful Inkables & ElzyBells}

So the past couple days I have been stamping and coloring images. I am kind of in the groove with coloring right now for some reason, so I am going with it. A good friend of mine, Kristin, designed a line of stamps for Starvingartistamps called Artful Inkables. They are absolutely adorable. Seriously if you don't have any -- go order some now. Anyway, when I saw her a few months ago, she generously gave me some of her stamps, and so I decided to put them to use now that I am moved in.

SC 131 -- This first card is a cute fishy one. I used some of the sketch challenge layouts for all of these cards I made recently. This one is hard to see (my new stamp room needs better lighting so my photos look better - the colors on these do actually match in real life, I swear), but the turquoise panel is cuttlebugged and the water has some stickles on it. It looks cool in person. I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Paper is by KI Memories - Surprise Hoopla.

SC90 -- This second card is the turtle - also part of Kristins Artful Inkables. I seriously fell in love with him. He is just precious. I colored him with prismacolor pencils and gamsol as well. The paper is Bohemia My Journey Brocade by My Minds Eye. I thought it looked perfect when I held the image up to it. Ribbons are from my stash (Sheer brown with white polka dots and some brown gingham). I did a lot more sponging on this card than I would normally but it sort of needed it. It seemed to fit. The water in this card also has some stickles on it.

Inside I stamped a sentiment by Penny Black that says "Thinking of you and smiling." I thought it was perfect because when I look at this turtle, he has a cute little smile.

The last card I made was with a cool stamp that my cute Elf Jody sent to me. It is Winter Song from Elzybells. I made this first card with it -- it kind of just flowed out and then I saw this dirty girl challenge on Jody's blog from Jami and my card actually fits it I think . . . well all except for the no patterned paper part (as if? lol) -- too funny.

The patterned paper I used on this one is double-sided paper by Bo Bunny -- called Forget Me Knots. The sentiment is Just a Note by Stampendous. Oooh and I got some swarovski crystals at Hobby Lobby before I moved for half off -- I used a couple of my pink ones here on the corners. Anyway, thank you again to Jody for this adorable stamp -- I love her.

Tomorrow I shall try to post a couple pictures of the Bella cards I have been working on. It feels so good to be back and stamping -- even if my stamp room is the biggest disaster I have ever seen. *grins*


Jaime said...

Cute stuff you talented girl!! A couple of days ago I finally found a misplaced box containing much of my "scrap crap" (as I call it). Inside were the Valentines Day cards and goodies you helped me make a few years back...it made me smile :o)

Anonymous said...

You rock!!!

I LOVE these images...saw them on another blog once (don't remember which)...I'm going to HAVE to get them!

One question...when you color images do you color first and then match designer paper or find the paper and then color???

I find that if I color first I can NEVER match, but you've done an awesome job???

Second questions...you used gamsol...did you use two different greens on the turtle or just less of the same green in different colors???

Thanks!!! Mary L.

texasjodylynn said...

Super adorable cards, Manda! Love all of them!

Sara said...

These are to too cute Mandy. Love your stuff as always

Rosella said...

These cards are totally adorable!

Debbie G said...

Adorable!! I just love these images, they are so cute and you made such nice cards from them!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

those stamps are adorable and your coloring is fantastic..Happy Holidays, Chris

Linda S. said...

Speaking of the stamp room, when do we get to see it????

Shannon McGann said...

Oh so cute! I love the little fish and the turtle! Just adorable! And your 'little note' card is so pretty.

jen del muro said...

supah cute!!!

Josh and Heather said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are changing our blog address from joshandheatherellis.blogspot.com to joshandheatherforever.blogspot.com so please update your info so we can still keep in touch! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just love the turtle! Where did you find them? They are so cute.. Glad you are back to stamping - I've missed all your wonderful cards!! Not that I don't love all the food - that is a downfall for me, but love stamping more than food! hehehe

Hugs, Donna

LittleSeaOtter said...

It always feels great to get back to stamping after you've not been doing it for awhile.

I just love the fish card. Makes me smile, and that designer paper seems perfect for this particular stamp.