Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Darcie's Wonder Girl and Super Boy Cards

These stamp images are from Darcie's Heart and Home Collection #PPPOL281.  Card layout is from Darcie's in store sample board.  Pattern papers are also Darice's, too. The papers go perfectly with the stamps - now how easy is that? Images and stamped message are inked using Versafine Black Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.

Wonder Woman image is 2-1/4" high. Shaped background is from the Silhouette on line store.  Image is popped with foam squares. 3" x 3-1/2" mat popped with foam squares with a 1-1/4" x 5-1/4" horizontal contrast pattern paper strip. Stamped message is on a 1-1/4 Circle Punch, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, popped on foam squares.
Wonder Woman Copic colors used:
Hair: W8
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Crown, Costume, Rope: Y17
Boots, Costume: R29, R39,
Costume, Gloves: B24, B28

Super Boy image is 2-1/4" high. Shaped background is from the Silhouette on line store.  Image is popped with foam squares.  2-7/8" x 3-1/2" mat popped with foam squares with a 2-1/4" x 4" horizontal contrast pattern paper strip. Stamped message is on a 1-1/8 Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, popped on foam squares.
Super Boy Copic colors used:
Hair: W8
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Costume: R29, R39, R59, Y17, B26, B34
Thank you for stopping by to visit today. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Oval Accordion Heart Cupcake Marci Birthday Card

I got a chance to use the Elizabeth Craft Oval Accordion die.  Love the effect of this accordion card.  The oval cupcake paper is cut using my Silhouette. I wanted the oval to be slightly larger than the die enclosed in the Accordion die set.  It was easy to make using the Silhouette Oval tool in the program. Base card is using Brown card stock, each panel is a pattern paper (oh so old from my stash).  Cupcake ovals papers are also from my old stash of papers. Finished card size (all folded up) is 5-1/2" c 4-1/4". La-la Land Crafts Flag Banner die is used to embellish each top section of this card.
This is the card "flat" before connecting section one and two.
Left section: "Happy B'day" is cut using my Silhouette - fits so perfectly in this oval.
The cupcake is from a pattern paper: punch using a 1" circle, then punch 1-1/4" brown card stock.
Center section: Heart Cupcake Marci found here. She is a digital stamp that is sized to 3" and fits perfectly in the oval section. She is colored using Copic pens ,then popped with foam squares.
Copic colors used:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face Arms, Legs:  E0000, E00, E11, R20
Dress, Shoes, and Hair Bows: BV000, V12, V15, V17
Cupcake: R20, W2m E35, E37, E39, E47
Mail: W3, W1
Plus Wink of Stella Clear on the cupcake, mail, cupcake tops
On each panel are die cut banners:
Right panel: message in the oval is cut using the Silhouette.
The cupcake is from a pattern paper: punch using a 1" circle, then punch 1-1/4" brown card stock.
Overhead view:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Coloring Marci Birthday Card

This A2 Birthday card is using the La-la Land Crafts Coloring Marci found in their on line store here. She is a digital stamp which was printed then colored using Copic pens. And because she is a digital image, her headband can be cut using my Silhouette Cutting machine. It was simple to do: import the image, then trace, then release compound path, remove the headband section on the mat, position paper, then cut..  Cool!!!!   The May 2015 Club La-la Land Celebrate You Marci dies were used to embellish this card.  Paper used is from my stash (paper is oh - so old!)
Copic Colors used:
Hair and Shoe: W2, W4, W6, W8
Headband: paper pieced
Face and hands: E000, E00, E11, R20
Tablet: Y12, Y23, Y24
T-Shirt: V91
Jumper: R31, R81, RV11, V12, V15
Pants: V12, V15, V17
pop up cutimage on foam squares. Note photo is cut to fit inside the tablet.
This fine line "celebrate you" die cut in black card stock works perfect for this card:
Here is a closer look at the balloon with the die cut "8".

Card inside: Stamped message from Stampin-Up Word Play stamp set.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Times Flies Marci Easel Drawer Box

La-la Land Crafts 2 day workshop Project #11:
This is the last and final project from the La-la Land Crafts 2 Day Workshop.  It is a no disappointment.  This project has LOTS of embellishments and details.  On top of the drawer box sits 2 easel cards.  All decorative paper used has been sponged using brown ink around the edges.  Project size is approximately: 6” x 4” x 9” (to the top of the Hot Air Balloon). The Drawer Box only size is  6” x 4” x 4”

La-la Land Crafts dies used:
Stitched Elements
Steampunk Clock
Steampunk Heart Cogs
Hot Air Balloon
Large Lacey Border
Wrought Iron Fence
Stitched Scallop Border
Stitched Nested Circles
Dies and stamp can be found on the La-la Land Crafts store here:
Side View:
Back view:
Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, E09 (for highlights)
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20, RV89
Shirt, Pantaloons: E0000, E70, E71
Eyeglasses, Vest, Shoe: E31, E33, E35
Inside Eyeglasses: E70 + Ranger’s Glossy Accents
Skirt: B000, B02, B93
Watch: Y17, Y28, E70 (watch inside), + Ranger’s Glossy Accents
Note: Time Flies Marci’s eyeglass and watch has Ranger’s Glossy Accents. A Cog with a brad was added to the watch before the Glossy Accents dried – perfect to hold this embellishment in place.
Left side easel:
Can you find all the dies used on this easel?  Hot Air Balloon, (cut twice), Wings (cut twice), Large Lacey Boarder and Wrought Iron Fence, and the Stitched Scallop Border (cut using decorative paper)…..whew! Final embellishment are two pearlized stick pins from Maya Road.  Last task: add Time Flies Marci with popped foam squares.
There are five metal cog embellishments – Rangers black alcohol ink used to distress them. 
 To hold up the easel, A cluster of paper flowers where stems are rolled around the end of a small brush.  Paper roses sit on top of cotton lace and woven twill tape.
Right side easel:
Focal point is the Steampunk Clock embellished with black adhesive stones.  In the center are metal embellishments along with a brad.  Black alcohol ink used to distress the metal. The other half of the Angel Wing is peeking out on the right easel side.  Peeking out underneath the Steampunk Clock are pieces of the Steampunk Heart Cogs.
 A folded bow with a button is attached on the right side.
Front of box:
Lift up the lid to reveal the inside:
Front panel is embellished with randomly positioned Steampunk Heart Cogs. 
The shaped drawer has a special metal pull. Use Ranger’s Black Alcohol Ink to distress the metallic pieces to be the same color.  Brads hold the Filigree Metal in place.  
Box side: half of the Stitched Oval (from the Stitched Elements die set) is attached to box side with a Filigree metal embellishment that was cut in half.  The Large Lacy Border wraps around the side of the box towards the back.
Box back:  From the side the Large Lacy Border ends short of the half circle.  The doily is a nice touch to feminize this box.  The other part of the doily is on the box top (barely peeking out from the lace).
Underside of box: four wooden feet which have been painted black.  Black card stock added to the underside of the box.
Thank you for stopping by to see the entire 11 projects from the 2 day La-la Land Workshop event held this year in June.  If you missed any of the projects, you can go back to peek.  This 2 day event was an amazing experience with lots of inspiring ideas while making these projects. Be sure to check the La-la Land Crafts (here) Store for any upcoming events so you don't miss out on any of these one of a kind fabulous special projects.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Asian Block Box Marci with Lantern

La-la Land Workshop 2 day workshop Project #10 : 
Original design for this project is using Baby Luka stamped image with a variety of soft colored pattern papers looking very much like a patchwork quilt or Stacked Baby Blocks – great for any baby shower or a newborn. Although I love the Baby version, my vision was to create this project with Marci with Lantern using some Washi Paper (in Red, Black and Gold – my favorite colors!).  This was fun to re-create with a Asian flair. 

Most of the labor for this project is the task of cutting 22 double matted squares. Once they are assembled, the project does come to life quickly.  Washi paper can be purchased from Hanko Designs here.
Project was assembled, then a Black marker as used to cover the natural color of the paper board.  On the front of this project, Marci with Lantern is popped with foam squares on top of the Stitched Oval (part of the Stitched Elements die set).  Cherry Blossoms die and Open Leaf Flourish die embellish each side of the image. Stamp and dies can be found in the La-la Land Crafts store here.
Copic colors used:
Hair and Shoes: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: Face: E000, E00, E11, R20, R39
Clothes:Y15, Y19, Y21, R01, R22, R27, R35, R46, E50
And, oh yes Marci’s outfit has hand drawn blossoms on a white background to match the Washi paper used on the box. Finished project size is: 6” x 6” x 2-1/8”
Those red wire things?  Those are Japanese paper Strings which can be purchased from Hanko Designs here. Cut the strings to length and wrap around the end of a small paint brush for this effect.  
Close up of the Cherry Blossom flowers:
Side view:
More Cherry Blossoms:
The best part of this project is the “secret” drawer on the right side that pulls out. Cherry Blossoms die used for the drawer pull. The blossoms are spritzed with water, crumpled, allowed to slightly dry, then opened. Cherry Blossoms are adhered to several layers of a  ¾” circle which is them popped with foam squares.
Outside of the drawer is covered in Black card stock. Inside drawer is covered is Red card stock, then embossed with Cuttlebug Asian Cherry Blossom embossing folder.
On the back of the project, a few more Cherry Blossoms and Open Leaf Flourish embellish each side of the oval.
Underneath the box are four wooden feet painted black, adhered to Black card stock (no photo).  Thank you for stopping by to visit today. Stay tuned for the final project from the 2 day La-la Land Workshop. It is absolutely fabulous!!!!