Sunday, 12 August 2012

Have a sunny day with Summer Luka

Here is another card for this weekend.....

I drew inspiration from Paper Makeup Stamps again this week and used the sun from Jen's Sunshine.
The theme at Paper Makeup Stamps was "keep cool". I have had Summer Luka (La-La Land Crafts) for a little while now and wanted to use him, so after looking at the La-La Land Craft Blog, I saw a beautiful card by Debra James with an awesome background of beach huts, with Summer Luka and the sentiment "have a sunny day!" I tried to draw a beach hut, but then I remembered I had this palm tree stamp from Nitwit Collections (freebie with my Australian Simply Cards magazine).

Summer Luka is digitally stamped on to x-press it paper, as is the sun. The palm tree is stamped directly on to the card, which reminds me that I should adhere a piece of paper to the underside! I have also coloured the background with blues for the sky and yellows for the "sand".
The Copics pens I have used for Summer Luka are:

  • skin - E00, E11, E02
  • hair - YR20, E33, E35, E37
  • clothes - R35, R37, B02, B05
  • floaties - Y02, Y15, YG03, YG63
  • turtle - G02, G05, Y00, Y15
  • flippers - Y02, Y15
  • goggles/snorkel - BG000, BG10, BG15
For the sun, I used: Y11, Y15, Y17, R02 (cheeks), E02 (tongue).
For the palm tree, I used: E35 & E37 (trunk), E08 (coconuts), G02, G05 (leaves).
For the background sky, I used a combination of BG10, BG000 and B00. For the sand, I used Y02.

The sentiment is hand written in pitch black Spica pen.

This card will also be displayed in the La-La Land Crafts Customer Gallery and on the La-La Land Crafts Facebook page.

This card will be for sale on Etsy in my shop: JemLou Productions. The link to follow.

Thanks for looking! :)

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Sunflowers Birthday Card

Here is my card for this week:

I have drawn inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: Cupcake Inspirations #172. Here is the inspirational photo:

I also used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches: TMS #158 and the twist: Birthday!

I have used:

  • a white square card and envelope from Envelope Solutions
  • Chef Marci and some sunflowers (both from La-La Land Crafts) digitally stamped on to X-press it paper, hand coloured with Copics pens and fussy cut.
  • a triangular piece of paper from a Spring Stack (DCWV) from quite a few years ago!
  • "good friends eat cake" stamp (polka doodles - freebie from Australian Simply Cards) stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink
  • four rhinestones from KaiserCraft coloured with Copics
The Copics Pens I used were:

  • skin: E00, E11, E02, lipstick Spica pen
  • hair: YR20, E33, E35, E37
  • clothes: BG000, BG10, BG13, BG15
  • cake: Y00, Y02, G05, RV14, lipstick Spica pen
  • piping bag: Y00, Y02
  • background: V000
  • sunflowers: Y02, YR07, Y28, E37, G05
  • rhinestones: BG15, BG13, RV14, Y02
This card will also be displayed on the La-La Land Crafts Customer Gallery and the La-La Land Crafts Facebook page.
This card will be for sale on Etsy in my shop: JemLou Productions. Link to follow (as usual, I need some better photos!)

Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Riding by to say Hi with Tricycle Marci

Here is my latest creation using inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #171 for the colours: blue and yellow, Cupcake Craft Challenge #203 and Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge #47 for the theme: The Great Outdoors and Endless Summer, respectively.
So here is my card:

Here is the inspirational photo from Cupcake Inspirations:

I have used a square white card and envelope from Envelope Solutions.
I have digitally stamped Tricycle Marci, the sentiment "Riding by to say Hi" and the fence from La-La Land Crafts and the sun from Jen's Sunshine, part of a set of digital stamps for charity from Paper Makeup Stamps.

I have printed on X-press It paper and coloured everything with Copics pens.
The Copic pens I used are:

  • Tricycle Marci 
    • skin: E50, E51 and lipstick Spica pen
    • hair - E31, E35, E37
    • shorts/headband - B02, B05
    • top/hair bow - Y11, Y15, Y17
    • bike - BG000, BG10, BG15, C1, C3, C5
    • basket - E31, E35
    • panda - C1, C3, C5, R20, lipstick Spica pen
  • Fence
    • wood - E31, E35, E37
    • stones - W1, W3, W5, E35
    • grass - YG63, YG67
  • Sun
    • Y11, Y15, Y17
    • cheeks - R02
    • tongue - E02
Everything was coloured on the edge with B00.

I also made an addition to this card, as I thought it was lacking something in the middle!

I digitally stamped the sunflowers from La-La Land Crafts, then coloured them with the following Copic pens:
  • stems/leaves - YG03, YG63
  • flowers - Y02, YR07, Y28, E37
I think next time, I'll add the sunflowers and fence together before I print! Too much fussy cutting!! :)

This card is for sale on Etsy in my shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the listing: Riding By to Say Hi! Card.
This card will also be displayed in a few places:  La-La Land Customer Gallery and the La-La Land Crafts Facebook page.