Friday, February 25, 2011

Clean and Simple Sketch # 129

I wanted to try some masking with this sewing set. I played around with the layout of the images until I finally got one I was happy with. I thought it would look pretty good with this sketch from the CAS blog. This card also has scallops on it, so it qualifies for the PPA challenge this week as well.
Again, I stamped the pattern pieces on the card base. I used nesties and watercolored the image. Blue button is retired SU, pink and green buttons are PTI. The CAS sketch doesn't call for buttons, but I thought it needed something! Thanks for stopping by!

CPS Sketch # 206

I really liked this week's sketch from CPS, and I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I had an SU party on Feb 15 and was able to get lots of new goodies, including many things from the Sew Suite line from the Occasions mini.
This cute little girl is actually a rub-on. I applied it to watercolor paper and watercolored. Unfortunately, some of the color ran outside the lines, so I wound up cutting her out and adhering her to another rectangle of WC paper. I don't think it looks too bad. I also wanted to have a lacy trim around the circle. I tried pinch-pleating my border-punched strip, but I'm lousy at it, so I ran it through my crimper instead. I think it looks much better. I inked the edges. Pink circle is stamped with Pattern Pieces. The sent. is from a retired SU set. Punches, DP, and brad are all SU. CS is Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pet Friends Valentines

Okay, so here's the last of 'em. I had so much fun making these. Lettering Delights really put a lot of thought into the layers so that there's not too much cutting on most of them. I just love the little kitty's whiskers here, don't you? Embossing Folder is Cuttlebug.
Now there WAS a fair amount of layering on the dog. Ems wanted a brown and white dog, but of course I had to add a few other colors and some sponging. The dog is the only one that got sponged, and I don't know but that he may be the cutest one of all because of it. And don't you just love that tongue hanging out? Too funny!
And here they are together, the best of friends! I hope you all and your kids had a great Valentine's Day! I'll be so sad when I don't get to make kiddie valentines anymore.
Thanks for looking!

Jungle Love

Here are a couple more Lettering Delights Animal Boxes and Bags SVG valentines. LD has since fixed this problem, but when I went to make the lion, the front panel with the tail wasn't there. So I used the front panel for the cat (in the next post) and used the tuft from the lion file on the end. I think it looks fine. I used the SU Square Lattice embossing folder on the lion.
I think the embossing folder on the elephant is called Mesh, by Cuttlebug. As usual, all CS by SU. I find that the Tombow Mono Multi is excellent glue for putting any of these things together. It has a very fine tip and dries fast and strong. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it.
The purples I used on the elephant are both retired, as is the pink I used for the hearts.
I think the lion is my favorite of the animal valentines--I love lions. Born Free was my favorite movie when I was a little girl. Thanks for stopping by today!

Forest Friends Valentines

In the previous post I showed you the valentines I made for the boys in Emily's class and some of her friends around the neighborhood. For the girls we made various animals, two or three of each of 6 designs. Emily chose which animals and the colors to use. Here is the owl. I know many of you know that I don't get the current owl craze, but I think this one turned out just darling. Who knows? I could grow to love owls.
Here is the bunny. Now I have to say, this is the only design I don't like in this set. Do you remember that old Bugs Bunny cartoon, where he drinks some Jekyll and Hyde potion or something and turns into Neanderthal bunny? That's what this reminds me of. This gives me the creeps! But Emily liked it. I wish I'd have had some large pompoms to use on the tail, but I only had tiny ones, so it's just a cardstock tail.
All CS is SU, embossing folders are Cuttlebug. I used little squares of Velcro to hold the bags shut. We stamped a t0/from on the back and Ems wrote everyone's names on them.
They look kind of cute together, don't they? I don't know, maybe the bunny isn't SO bad. More valentines to come!

Monsters vs. Robots

No, it's not a new kids' movie--it's the Valentines I made for the boys in Emily's class! I used Lettering Delights Animal Boxes and Bags SVG set and Sure Cuts a Lot.
This SVG set is so easy to use! My carpal tunnel loves LD and SCAL. I opened each animal file, broke it into its component layers, and added the bag file. Then I selected everything and resized it to be a bit bigger.
I used the heart from the monkey file and selected Auto Fill, so I cut a whole page of hearts--way more than I actually needed. I'll figure out some way to use them! All CS is SU, all embossing folders are Cuttlebug.
In a fight to determine the cutest boy valentine, who would win? Personally, I think it's the monster, but I love them both! I owe a big thank you to Jin Yong over at Under a Cherry Tree--her blog is so creative and inspiring! Thanks for looking and have a great day!