Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ragged Angel for 2 challenges.....

Hello everyone: How is your Summer going? I hope you are enjoying the warm temperatures because they wont last, for us up here in the Northern states, the cold months outlast the warm.
But anyway, I'm participating in two challenges with this card, Merry Monday with a theme of Pastels and the Holiday/Winter theme challenge over at LiveLoveCards , which will run the entire month of August. Here is my card.
This little Ragged Angel  is from Penny Black, the expression on her sweet face is of pure bliss. I struggled a bit with the layout for this card, the image is 4x4 inches so it was going to take a good portion of the surface of my card base so, I decided to snip it out and just put a white panel as the background embossed with an old Sizzix embossing folder that looks like snow falling.
I colored this sweet little Angel with my SU markers and the Aqua Painter then, sprinkled some glitter on the bottom, I'm sorry it's not showing in this picture, maybe in this one you can see the sparkle at her feet. 
This picture was taken with the flash, the other one without.
So there you have it, I hope you like it. I want to thank you for visiting my blog, please leave me a comment or a question or both, I read all of them and they always make me so happy.
 
 Till next time, keep on stamping.
                                                                         Maria.

Paper: Canson water color paper, Ninah Solar White.
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU markers in Perfect Plumb, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Wile Wasabi, Certainly Celery and Soft Suede.
Stamps: Ragged Angel from Penny Black.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Halloween in August????? for The Paper Players

Hello everyone: I've been seeing a lot of Christmas in July cards lately, I actually made THIS ONE  a few days ago, but I really wasn't thinking about Halloween yet, I mean, this is still August but, well.....October will be here very soon so, I kind of wanted to get you guys in gear for your Spooky card making season. This is the card I made for The Paper Players , this little fellow has a big dose of Spookyness on his paws for sure.
Most times, when I get a new set of stamps I stamp a few images to have at hand just in case I need them, it saves me a bit of time, usually the coloring is done fast, if it's not to involved, this little guy was colored quick with SU markers. The image is from Whipper Snapper Designs, I went to look for it but couldn't find it, I hope they didn't discontinue this stamp, I really don't like when they (who ever "they" are) get rid of awesome and endearing imagers like this one, spooky as it might be.
I didn't put any ribbon or twine or bling on this card, I figured the pretty die cut frame was fancy enough, and I didn't want to crowd the image with a sentiment either, I think you can tell this is a Halloween card.
So, I hope you like it, as always, I thank you for visiting and for your comments, I love reading them and I will answer any questions you might have about the image, the way I colored, etc.
This is the sketch that inspired this card.   Till next time, keep on stamping.
Maria.