Monday 28 June 2010

No shrinking violet

Hi all ......
I am having a shrink plastic moment, feel like a kid when it starts squirming lol, this is what I've come up with.
The papers used are from crafty bitz,roughed up and torn a little to give it character.
The sign is shrink plastic cut with a tim holtz hanging sign die, distressed with scattered straw, the word "cafe" was stamped and coloured with promarkers before shrinking, the bracket was distresses with rusty hinge and blk soot.

This lovely woj image coffee 2 go has been coloured in with promarkers The following were used.

Hair satin, sandstone caramel
skin almond blush
dress etc tea green soft green
cup caramel cinnamon

The flower was made using you guessed it shrink plastic... cut with Tin Holtz tattered flower die, coloured with distressed ink scattered straw, the back petal is a piece of vellum cut with the ek retro flower punch and martha stewart edger punch doily.

Hope you liked my creation I certainly had fun doing it..

Bye for now Sue xx

Sunday 27 June 2010

new whiff of joy city girl.

good evening all, dt member nic here.i have another whiff of joy card to share with you, this one is using one of the new city girls which sue has just got in stock.this one is sitting willow with i will hold my hands up and say i nearly didn`t have this stamp but changed my mind and am so glad i did because she looks amazing once coloured.

i have used some pearlized cream card and gorgeous paper i had from sues.the middle panel is the same cream card but has been inked with frayed burlap distress ink to darken it.i have used a martha stewert doily edge punch to soften the edges and then some marianne swirls and prima eline flowers with rose centres.image coloured with promarkers and a wild rose studio sentiment.all products are from crafty urchins apart from the roses which are from my vast

promarkers used are
skin=blush,dusky pink,sunkissed pink,coral.
shoes & bag=ivory,vanilla,mustard.

and a sideways view.
thankyou all so much for popping by and don`t forget that the new whiff of joy city girls are now in at crafty urchins.

Saturday 26 June 2010

A horse of course

This is a card made using an Inkadinkado stamp Horses. Its my favourite stamp at the moment.
I am not normally a horsey person but you know when you just look at a stamp and say "mmmm I could use that set in so many different ways". well that was one of those moments....

I will stop rambling on and begin,
Cream pearl card base, 1st layer wood grain card stock distressed with antique linen, scattered straw and just a touch of black soot.
This was then bound with string, next....

The image was stamped onto cream pearl card with black Archival ink , cut with a Marianne Design die, painted with Distressed Crackle paint (rock candy) once dry I swiped it over with scattered straw distress ink just to accentuate the crackles a little.

I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on cream pearl card distressed the edge slightly with a pair of scissors then applied scattered straw distress ink and added a knot of the string

Just wanted to share
Thanks for looking

Monday 21 June 2010

Another from Tina.

Hello everyone........ another card from Tina.
Tina wanted me to show you the card that she made a couple a weeks ago because she loves the colours.

She used papers from crafts-too, lime glitter and cerise card all from crafty urchins. She stamped Dancing Willow from whiff of joy onto a Nellies mulit frame rectangle, then threaded ribbon through the heart shaped holes tied ends into a knot at left hand corner. Tina added a flourish of crystals,button and card candy. The sentiment is a Pink Gem stamp.

She coloured the image with her beloved pro markers.

Tina has used the following:

Skin: Ivory & Blush.

Hair: yellow, tulip yellow and sunflower.

Dress:Pink carnation, cerise and magenta.

Sash, shoes and Necklace: lime green and leaf green.

Cheeks : Rose pink Chalk.

She also chalked around image to give a softened effect and added stardust stickles to necklace, bag, shoes, bracelet and to edge of sentiment to give some bling.

and finally a side view. Hope you like the card,thanks for viewing Sue..xx
good evening all.another card from nic.nic really does love her whiff of joy stamps and this one is one from the get well collection called feel better in the morning.

the products nic has used are
brown card,dovecraft vintage funky nestie.distress ink antique in sizzix 3d flower dies to make the roses.woodware leaf punch.personal impressions sentiment.image coloured with promarkers.

promarkers used are
skin=ivory,blush,dusky pink,sunkissed pink,baby pink and antique pink cheeks.
chair & table=sandstone,caramel,cocoa,chestnut.
hat & tunic=cinnamon,cocoa,chestnut,waknut,shale.
sleeves and hat=meadow green,leaf green,apple,grass.
hat top, pots & cup=tulip yellow,sunflower,gold,amber.

a close up of the fab flowers.

and a final sideways view.
thankyou for looking.
crafty urchins.xxxxx

Pretty Willow with Flowers

Good evening everyone.......another gorgeous day, try to make the most you never know with our weather it could be snowing tomorrow. Today I would like to show you a card designed by Tina .

Tina has used Wild Rose Studio Candy Floss papers, she stamped the Whiff of Joy background onto a scalloped edged circle die cut by Nesties . Then decoupaged Whiff of Joy's Willow with Flowers on the top. Sizzix die cuts were placed in opposite corners of card. Flat backed pearls were glued onto the alternative scalloped edges. Sentiment and ribbon were from her stash.

The Image has been coloured with pro makers, Tina used following,

Skin: Ivory and blush.
Hair: Cinnamon and cocoa.
Bonnet and sash: Blossom baby pink and rose pink.
Dress: Pearl blue duck egg blue and denim blue .
Apron: Grass and leafs: Lime zest, pear green and moss.
Flowers: Duck egg blue almond light pink and rose pink.
Frill: Almond.

Hope you like it as much as i do. Thanks for looking ...............Sue xx

Friday 18 June 2010

Jane goes Goth

Hi everyone, hope you are having a good afternoon.. just found a minute to show you a fab card designed by Jane. She used a flourish she's had in her stash for the background stamped on black card and embossed with pink embossing powder. She mounted the Sugar Nellie Goth Girl stamp onto framed ovals cut from Nesties. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Jane used pro markers to colour the image in, she used the following colours

Skin: Ivory and blush.

Hair: Rose pink, antique pink and ruby.

Bodice and skirt: Rose pink antique pink and ruby.

Boots: Cool grey3 cool grey 4, cool grey 5.

Rose pink was drawn around the edge of image followed by cool grey 2.

Jane highlighted areas with stardust stickles.

Jane likes to complement her cards by decorating her inserts, the flourish is the same one used on the front of card embossed with archival ink, the sentiment is hero arts.

Hope you enjoy this card thanks for looking, back soon Sue!

Thursday 17 June 2010

vintage nic

good evening all, dt member nic here, lol.tonight i have this card to share with you with a sugar nellie stamp called vintage baby which sue got in stock last week.isn`t it so cute and i think will look well as a boy or girl.all products used are available from crafty urchins with the exception of the ribbon which was from some old pj`s and the wording which is years old.

products used are cuttlebug embossing folders swiss dots and swirls.distress ink in tumbled glass.silver mirror card. milton paper.gems.sugar nellie vintage baby image coloured with promarkers.

promarkers used are=
skin=ivory,blush,dusky pink,baby pink.
clothes=artic blue,cool aqua,sky blue.
and a little stardust stickles.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for looking.

Sugar Nellie Martha

Hi all, Tina has been busy again she's designed this card using Sugar Nellie Martha stamp. The papers used were from Craft-too the punches she used are Mcgill. She sponged around papers and edge of circles cut out from nesties with rusty hinge distress ink. The sentiment is from hero Arts.The threaded ribbon stencil is from Marianne designs, all the other embellishments are from the shop.
She used pro markers to colour the stamped image.
Tina used the following colours,

Skin: Ivory and Blush.
Hair: Tuilp yellow and gold.
Hat and basket and braces: Caramel, tan. cocoa and shale.
Coat pearl blue, denm blue and China blue.
Flowers: Oatmeal, honeycomb,ginger and orange.

Hope you like this card i will put more on the blog as soon as possible but busy, busy, busy.....

back soon Sue...

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Reflective Introducing Tina

This lovely card was designed by Tina
for this Whiff of Joy image ..Reflective Tina used pro marker colours
Hair buttercup, yellow tulip, yellow and gold
Skin Ivory and blush
Shirt yellow sunflower and gold
Dungarees orchid, purple and plum#
Flowers leaves and grass leaf green, bright green, orchid, purple, tulip yellow and gold
The papers are Wild Rose Studio floral
Hero arts sentiment

This lovely flower and flourish are cut using one of the Marianne Design creatables
All items used for this card were from Crafty Urchins

promarker tutorial by nic.

good evening all, dt member nic here :)
i have a little promarker tutorial to share with you tonight.thankyou to wild rose studio for permission to use one of their images.i have used one of the milton and co stamps called toby with with out further ado, lets get on :) first i stamped my image with momento ink onto a smooth white card.
here i have coloured him with SANDSTONE. using CARAMEL, go nearly all over your sandstone. use COCOA and go over nearly all your caramel. i have used HENNA but only a little over the cocoa. just a touch of WALNUT where your darkest areas would be.

6.take your SANDSTONE again and working in small circular strokes with your pen, blend all your colours together, i go from my darkest shade and work towards the may need to do this a few times to achieve the effect you are happy with. for his tummy,ears and nose.first i have used PUTTY all over.then i have used SUNKISSED PINK nearly all over. a little TAN in the darker areas.
9.taking your PUTTY again, blend together in circular movements. i am doing toby`s glass and bottle of red :)
first RED all over.
11.then CARDINAL nearly all over the red. a little BURGANDY in the darkest areas.
13.and blend together with your RED. for the wine label and cork, i first used BLUSH.
15.then nearly all over with VANILLA.
16.and then a little MUSTARD.
17.and then blended together with BLUSH.
18.i have used a little bit of PASTEL GREEN just on the edge of his glass.
all promarkers and this fab little image are available in crafty urchins :)
thankyou so much for looking at my tutorial and i hope it has been of some help.please do pop over to my blog here shortly to see the image made into a card.have a fab evening and please do let us know if you have found this tutorial helpfull.
luv coops.xxxxx

Monday 14 June 2010

find joy everyday...another one from nic.

good morning all, another card from nic today.again nic has used the inkadinkado delicate branches stamp set but a diiferent look to this one.

products nic has used are white,black and beige card.all corners rounded with an xcut rounder punch.faux stitching.ribbon and flower with gem centre.nic has stamped the images and embossed with detail white embossing powder, then she has inked over with distress inks in tumbled glass,broken china and wild honey (her new fav colour).nic uses post it notes to create the shape on her background.

and a last look at nics card.
thankyou for popping by the crafty urchins blog.