Penny Black Slapstick Stamps

Hello Friends, How are you?
This week at the PB's  Blog,  Penny Black's "Slapstick" stamps are a being featured all this week. Every week there is a new challenge, a new video from the talented Jill and the opportunity to win some stamps and paper. 

I just love these sweet image  called  "Good Friends" . I colored the image with Copic markers and layered some blue distress ink for the sky. Colors are listed below. 

I cut & colored an extra umbrella to give me some dimension. I used these clear "Scrap Dots" under the umbrella. Works like a charm. I forgot to link the sentiment in the supply area at the bottom so here it is. I use this sentiment all the time.


I added lots of white highlights and Glossy Accents in the center of the flowers. Love the new mini Glossy Accents. I added a gem to the birds eye or I use Black Enamel.
A few questions about my last card here. Yes you are correct, I did stamp the flower on white paper and colored everything with Copic markers. Sorry I didn't give all the details.
Before I go ... just in case you missed it...if you leave a comment here three winners will be selected for Jennifer McGuire & Kristina Werner & Friends Summer Card Camp 2011 Have a happy day! Hugs, Kathy



Thinking of you

Hello Friends, How are you? This is such a crazy time of month and I have a feeling it's going to be filled with lots of quick posts. I am gearing up for my DD's 16th Birthday among other stuff going on. There are 10 June Birthday's and I always seem to leave someone out.  Did you ever see the Birthday calendar that I made?? If you want to check it out click here.
Thinking of you!
I love stamping flowers to create a background. It's relaxing to color and later I add other details. This time instead of dots I added dashes following the outside edges of the flower and on the petals.


I had to give you a close up of the center. I dotted Flower Soft with some glue and when it was dry added a pool of Glossy Accents. It look super cool in person. The Flower Soft sticks out of the GA so it's got some super texture since didn't cut anything out on this. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a happy Sunday. Hugs, Kathy

SUPPLIES: The sentiment is from SRM stickers.


Exciting News!


Hello Friends, How are you today? Have you heard the exciting news yet???
Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner have teamed up to bring you a 4-week workshop loaded with fresh color combos, cutting edge techniques, and versatile sketches that will leave you feeling inspired to create! Summer Card Camp is your all-access pass to 48 new card ideas, daily PDFs, twice weekly videos, guest designers (including me!), huge prizes and access to a private blog where you can share your own creations. For more information and to register, click here.

PLUS.... I am giving away THREE spots in the class!!! Yes, that means there will be THREE WINNERS. Just leave a comment  PLEASE NOTE "If you are picked as a winner and have already signed up, you will be given a refund."

I would like to leave you with a card that has nothing to do with the Summer Card Camp. I am so incredibly excited to be a guest designer and I hope that you will be able to join me in this journey. Thanks for your visit today! Hugs, Kathy

If you are curious about the center of the flower you can see in this older post what I mixed & used.
I just finished my first Copic certification TODAY so I look forward to sharing more tips with you! I colored this flower a month ago but, it illustrates the feathering technique we used today. However, I choose not to blend the colors for more of an artistic look on the petals.



June weddings

Hello Friends, Just a quick share today. I thought this would be a good time of year to share this since there are so many June brides.


After I stamped the Eiffel tower I enlarged it
to create a shaped card. This is the transparent set I used for this card and here is another card I made with this set and embossed vellum.
A piece of pink vellum is another layer over the dress and held in place by a ribbon sash.
Have a great week. Hugs, Kathy
Let me know if you have any questions by sending me an email. Thanks for your visit it's appreciated.


Creating a background with scraps for the Lily Pad Palette

Hello Friends, It's been a busy week of posting and I can't think of a better way to begin the weekend with "Kathy's Lily Pad Palette"! Once a month I am fortunate enough to host the color challenge at Lily Pad. You might remember that we were calling it the "Color Throw Down" but, discovered there is already a "Color Throw Down". So from now it will be called

There is a prize up for grabs and the DT has created some beautiful cards. All the details are at the Lily pad. 

Before you begin with a color challenge it's good to round up your colors. Pull our  your markers, pencil's and some papers. In this case I wanted to pull the colors into my card with my scrap paper stash. As you can see the colors are not exact and I added one. It's a loose challenge to spark your creativity.

These six colors are what I am working with for my background.  I will show you how easy and quick it can be to make a fun background full of monochromatic colors after I share the card details. 
Happy Birthday

The "Lily Pad Color Palette" Challenge this month is sponsored by Karber Digital Images.
I hope she doesn't mind that I altered the glasses. I wanted the sunglasses to reflect the beach. Click here to see the image "Thinkier Leslie". You might want to check out this other card where I altered the sun glasses too. It's one of my all time favorite cards.
Happy Birthday
The inside sentiment is from SRM stickers. The "happy" is from PapertreyInk that my sister purchased for me. I cut all of my circles with Spellbinders and used the sand dunes from the same circle dies. All of the paper is Penny Black's Mix and Match papers. See the supply list at the bottom of the post for links etc.

Happy Birthday

Lots of Glossy Accents on the glasses. Sorry for the bad photo it's the only way the GA shows up.

Ready to create?? Grab your punched squares. ( I used a Spellbinder die to cut mine)
Line up two corners on your paper cutter. Slice each square into a triangle.

Now mix them up and recreate new squares. I added tape to the backs of each square.  Easy!

Create a rectangle with the squares.... play around until you are happy with the colors. I made sure to have the darkest color at each end for balance. ( the bits of brown and yellow are my cropped work surface in case you were wondering )

You all know me by now so that means I have to add some white right? In lieu of dots I added faux stitching. I purposely did some single stitching and some double stitching on my lines.

I used some blue chalk ink and this "Lace Edged" stamp from Penny Black to add a touch more color to my background.

This is the finished background with the sentiment. Please send me an email if you have any questions.
Thanks as always for clicking on my blog. Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Kathy

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