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11/16/12

extreme mimi from penny black

Hello my friends, So sorry for my delay in posting. How are you all? As you can imagine moving keeps me from doing the creative things in my life. Lots of work left but, very exciting to say the least. I snuck some time away from unpacking to layer up this sweet Mimi called, "Extreme Mimi" . If only you could see Mimi in action. Her head wobbles because I cut down one of these to glue on the back of her head. The movement  of the wobble brings Mimi to life. 
Did you know that Penny Black has  a 6x6 paper pad called "Madison" See the yellow paper peeking out..isn't it beautiful? The sky is created with one of Simon Say's Stamps newest dies here. I love how the stars are graduated with more stars at the top and less stars at the bottom. Perfect for so many backgrounds!! It's hard to tell but, I used Glossy Accents on her boots and goggles. One last thing...I used this to add a subtle amount of shimmer and texture to the sky. I added a pattern to her headband with a black marker and a white gel pen
I would love to hear what you have cooking if you celebrate Thanksgiving. Next week I will announce the winner of the elf stamp set as seen in my last post here. Must head back to the unpacking. Have a great weekend!  Hugs, Kathy
P.S. I'll be back Monday with a fun post :)
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The Copic markers on her face are this and this

11/9/12

giveaway...this sweet awesome elf


Hello Friends, Yes...it's true...it's almost that season and I don't mean to jump the gun but,  I'm packing my Christmas stuff up to move and thought this would be the perfect time to give away this stamp set designed for Simon Says Stamp by the talented Kristina Werner
JUST LEAVE ME A COMMENT AND I WILL PICK A WINNER WHEN I AM SETTLED IN MY NEW STUDIO.
Have you see this limited December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp? L.O.V. E this stamp set in the kit and so many wonderful elements, a die cut and papers to get started designing those Christmas cards.Did you see my blog post with the reindeer? You can check it out here.
For this card I used Hero Arts Christmas conversation bubble because it's nice and small and perfect. I forgot where the sentiment if from in the bubble :( sorry but, if you want to know tell me and I will figure it out.
Lots of Rock Candy on the hat and I used this for berries on the leaves/holly. So loving this die from SSS. The paper is so festive but, not over the top from Basic Grey. If you have questions please email me. Off to finish packing. Have a happy weekend, Kathy

P. S. check out this AWESOME STAMP SET CALLED FURRY CHRISTMAS designed by Kristina. Will be stamping this soon!!

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11/6/12

altering your stamped images

 Hello Friends, Just a quick share. Last week I used this witch for a Halloween card and wanted to turn her into a fairy instead. (scroll down to see the Halloween card with the same image). Use this ultra thin marker to make eyelashes to give her some softness like fairies have.
A big lesson with this card. I alway apply the stickles with a brush but, ALWAYS CLEAN YOUR BRUSH BEFORE USE TO MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAN. See all the green on her dress?? Well it's NOT supposed to be there. Boo!! Some fairies wear green so I wasn't going to throw her way. 
I used this folded banner & this coordinating sentiment from Simon Say's Stamp. I LOVE the embossed background from Spellbinders called "Framed Labels One". I added a little bit of Copic marker highlights on the embossing. 
This witch created for Simon Says Stamp's blog  and I thought I would post all of the details here today because there are a few extra photos in my tutorial that was NOT on Simon's blog.  When I tell you I had a blast creating this card that's an understatement. 
I love the deep embossing when I use the Spellbinders embossing folders. Did you know that they are reversible? This brick "folder" is perfect for so many backgrounds. It's super easy to color with any neutral alcohol markers. I used some warm and cool greys, a few beiges and a yellowish color. Don't worry about blending because you will add some distress ink with Pumice Stone to add highlights to the wall.
This air vent die from SSS is so versatile and perfect for my foreground. To add quick color and texture stamp directly on top of the paper with the ink pad.
 I wanted a darker color under the air vent die. Stamp with Vintage Photo directly onto the paper strip again.
 Add some distress ink with Vintage Photo to all of the layers on the edges with the distressing tool .

Cut out the image and add some distress ink to Penny Black's witch called "Hocus Pocus" to make her more "witchy". I also added some white pen detail alongside the red trip on her dress and sleeves.
The sentiment was from SRM stickers. I love how you can cut the words to fit your needs. These talk bubbles from SSS are the perfect size for my cards. I suggest when die cutting always cut extra to have on hand. Off of topic here...Have you refilled your Memento Ink Pad lately. It makes a huge difference you will be amazed and it's super easy. All you need is this. Thanks for your visit today and I hope you are good. Hugs, Kathy

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