Monday, January 7, 2008

Cards for the Gina K. Saturday Night Challenge & New Stamp Debut

We decided to post some cards today that Zane & I created last night. I am not forgetting about Ryan ...I have no further news at this time. I will be posting more about Ryan Maseth in the next couple of days as I will be creating picture boards for the family for the funeral home. I will have those details as well in my next posting. You can look for those pictures for Ryan, on Tuesday or Wednesday.



Now onto todays's card posting...
Gina K. designs Stamps for a Cause. She also has many other fun stamps! You can check out her link by clicking on her name and see that she has designed stamp sets that donate portions of the sale to the following wonderful causes: Autism, Make A Wish and the newest one is entitled "How Sweet It Is" is for Diabetics. She had her debut of several new stamps on Saturday evening on Splitcoast Stampers. It was great fun and I even won a prize! Thanks Miss Gina!! I look forward to my new stamp set too. It's a humorous one and I can't wait to play with it!
The cards we are posting today are from the 2 sketch challenges. This first one is by Carolyn King. (If you want to see more of Carolyn's work click on her name.)
Zane is loving playing along and he made a great fun card with the House Mouse stamp Giddy Up. Stamped on White CS and adhered to Orange & Green CS. He colored the mouse and frog with colored pencils and even some watercolor pencils. He followed the layout well and did a great job!
The next card is mine for the same challenge and I used Bubblebella. They are a fun line of stick women from Stamping Bella. Just click on the link if you want to see more of them.
She was done on the leftover green from Zane's card and I stole his orange scraps too! LOL Little aqua glitter circles surrounded by red CS. She was done in the gamsol technique. My first attempt at it. I loved it so much, I ran to ebay to purchase more prismacolor pencils. I think I will be doing most of my coloring that way! I just loved how it looks when it's done. Deep, bold colors come out using this technique. Bella is raised up on dimensionals. Her polka dotted towel and the dots on flowers and side orange panel are done in Sakura souffle pens. The bubble wet letters are from Target and were outlined in glitter puffy paint. I think she turned out so fun and bold and bright!

The last two cards are more House Mouse cards. This was for the second sketch challenge for Gina K. by Erika Martin. These are totally different than the bold colors of the Bella. Soft beige and pinky peach roses are the backdrop for these sweet mice. The first is called House Mouse Sweet Kiss as she kisses her little birdie friend on the head. The second is called House Mouse Amanda Writes. She is writing the word Love, that I did by hand in calligraphy *(even found a calligraphy marker that was the right shade in my set!). Thanks for letting us share our cards with you!

Have a great day!

1 comment:

SmilynStef said...

What an adorable friend card ... so sweet.