Friday, January 30, 2009

A new Stamp Set and a new Illustrator

Good Morning! Are you ready to hop some more??? Today's featured set is called "Heartfelt Friends" and it is illustrated by a brand new stamp artist. I'm pretty sure you'll agree with me that her images are fun and very easy to work with!

This set includes 6 images that will make you smile just looking at them. I can't decide on a favorite and I've been trying for a while now.

This first card uses a red Bazzill cardstock base, Imaginisce paper from the Loves Me line, some Bazzill Bling embossed with a cuttlebug folder, my cute hippo image colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and then highlighted with an Inkssentials white pen and the heart painted with Royal Red Shimmerz. I airbrushed the background of the image with my Copic airbrush system. Then I added the glitter heart by Scrapworks and Dew Drops :)

This second card is a gatefold card. I hadn't made one for a while, so decided to with this fun frog! Again Bazzill card base. The patterned paper is from Cloud9Design. I used my nesties to cut the image and the matting. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and painted it with key lime and royal red Shimmerz......I think I'm starting to use Shimmerz as often as I use Dew Drops! I tied the gatefold card with celery grosgrain ribbon. Oh, the Be Mine stamp is not in this set, it's from one of the Michaels $1 sets.

This third card, I made for the SCS Sketch Challenge. I used a Bazzill cardstock base and "Love is in the Air" patterned paper by Imaginisce. I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black and colored it with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. Then I painted the flamingos with Bubblegum Shimmerz (you can see the sparkle in the closeup picture). I inked around the image and did some doodling and then matted in with Bazzill. Then I added the sparkle hearts by Scrapworks.

See the Shimmerz??? :)

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards made with the featured stamp set "Heartfelt Friends". Remember our blog hop....visit each of the dt member's blog and leave a comment for them. Then go to the 2RedBananas blog and leave a comment answering the question. We are having so much fun doing this and we hope you are having fun hopping!

Our quote for the day: "Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired." - Robert Frost

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


Teresa said...

That hippo is so darn cute I can't wait to use him on a card. I also really like the falmingo all shimmerzy like that.

Anonymous said...

These are all so adorable!! They really are a lot of fun to color!! Love the Shimmerz on those Flamingos!

Sue D said...

Cute cards and layouts. I think kids would like these characters a lot.

Wendy said...

These are so cute. I love the way your coloring turns out. Is it you, Jeanette, or the prismacolor pencils? It's probably you. Good job.

PATTY said...

such cute images, the hippo is cute to, but I think the frog, snake and flamingo are my favorite.

Jacqueline said...

These are wonderful!! So cute!! Love the shimmer!

Ashley said...

Your cards are adorable! I love the hippo!

Maraya said...

Jeanette, I love them all but my favorite is the green frog with the pink/green background paper and ribbon. Very Cute! You sure are productive even with strep throat!

Janna said...

THese are just so adorable! I love the layouts you created and the images are so cute! Excellent job on all three cards!


Heather said...

Your cards are great, and I really love the shimmerz on the flamingo's!!!!

So so cute love this set!!!


Anonymous said...

I do love your cards, girl, but your music is going to give me a heart attack at night like this! lol

America said...

ALL are as ADORABLE as CAN BE. Great use of shimmerz on the flamingos too. TFS