Thursday, March 5, 2009

Yellow and Blue make Green

Hi! I can't seem to catch up with my posting so I'm posting two cards again today. Hope that's okay with everyone :)

This first card is a layout I've used before, but I really like it and I LOVE this little HouseMouse stamp, he's called Easter Surprise. I used Imaginisce For Peeps Sake line - Pretty New Dress and Drapin' Daisies papers. They're fun papers because they already have a little bit of glitter on them. I stamped the image on white with Versafine Onyx black . I colored it with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and then added some extrafine glitter on the egg shell with a Quickie glue pen, if you haven't used one of these before, the great thing about them is that the wet glue is dispensed through a roller ball pen tip so you can get really fine lines of glitter if you want to. I tied the yellow twinkle ribbon in knots and then layered the other papers on. I love this twinkle ribbon when I use it tone on tone. I tried the blue ribbon on this card first, but I just didn't like it as much. This yellow ribbon really shimmers against the yellow background, I love the way it looks :)

To finish the card, I added some gems that I had in my stash. It is really an easy card to make but it works really well with smaller images that you want to focus on especially by using dp that has a small print on it :)

This second project is not really a card.....yet. Oh and here is where the title "Yellow and Blue make Green" comes in, the first card was yellow and blue and now you get the green :)
This is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I made for the SplitCoastStampers challenge for today. I've been wanting to make some of these for a really long time and just haven't done it. They are little cards 2 1/2" X 3 1/2". Many people make and trade these and then use them on a regular sized card. Well, I won't be trading them, I'm doing well keeping up with making my stuff, but I had fun making it and I think it would be fun to have some on hand so when my mojo isn't with me, I can just grab one and make the card based on it.

I used old Reminisce paper that I had in my stash. I stamped one of the images from the "Louie" set and colored him with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, then I added celery shimmerz to his outfit. The gold paper is cut with the Quickutz diamond cookie cutter die. I used just a bit of ribbon across the corner of the card and then put metallic gold dew drops on the top of the ribbon. I will be making more ATC's, it was fun :)

Our quote for the day: "Some people walk in the rain...others just get wet." - Roger Miller

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


Lynette Neus said...

What cute cards, Jeanette! I love your St. Paddy's Day one. Being 100% Norwegian, I don't have a lot of interest in St. Patrick's Day, but your card is fabulous!

Teresa said...

Love the card. So cute. Funny that we used the same paper on our cards. I bet I know where you got it from.

Maraya said...

Cute cards! I like the Shimmerz on and glitter on them.

LeAnne said...

Love that little house mouse! So cute! Great job on the coloring, and your little leprechaun is a cutie too! So clever!