Saturday, April 14, 2007

Yesterday's News

This is what was news here yesterday. I played with some new stamps that arrived in the mail. Actually, yesterday was a good mail day! I received my goodies from Self-Addressed, the monthly stamp club of which I am a member, the Sporty Turtle Clear Stamps I ordered from Inky Antics and a wonderful swap that was held on The Stamp Shack.
Lately, I'm wanting animal-, farm-, insect-, monster- and sporty-type stamps because of my two grandsons. Now, granted, they're only 9 and 10 months old, but they will one day like playing with these types of things, so I'm just trying to be prepared. To create Sporty Turtle, I used just plain white cardstock for the base. The green/white polkadot paper was in the Self-Addressed kit as was the arrow-like metal brad, which I think is pretty neat, by the way! Then I cut some ovals with my CM oval templates from lime green and dark green c/s. Next I stamped Sporty Turtle, put some sunglasses on him, a hat, with a skate board under him. That's four stamps of the 14 in the set, so far. Then, I added the words "cool" and "dude" and the other stamp was one stamp with the "snakes and snails...etc". The whole set is 14 stamps so I used about half of them on this card. Oh, and I mustn't forget that the shadow stamp is from my ever-growing collection of Stamping Bella stamps. These images were coloured with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I kinda like this card.

Next up is "Kitty". She is from Pink Cat Studio. I just love Kitty. She just looks like a "don't mess with me" kinda kitty! I'm not an expert with Prismacolor pencils (or any other colouring medium) to be sure, but I tried to make her look like one of those very regal Blue Point Siamese cats, but it didn't work too well for me. I used a really light blue and light grey and tried to blend them together. Guess I'll keep working on my technique, eh? Then I coloured her top and scarf in a vivid pink. Her glasses are coloured with a sparkly gel pen, but it doesn't show up too well on the picture. The word "Kitty" is also from Pink Cat Studio. The little brad that is holding the yarn on the tag is from the Self-Addressed kit, as is the patterned paper and the pink Bazzill Bling c/s. I finished it off by adding a giga scalloped oval as the mat for Kitty.

So there you have it....yesterday's news. If I were really good, I could tell you tomorrow's news and we'd all be rich from the lottery. Alas, that won't happen today, at least. I'll try honing my mental-telepathy skills for future posts.


Pam Speidel said...

These are TERRIFIC cards Barb! SO CUTE!! :)

heather (hbpuppy) said...

Great cards Barb. Love your blog. Thanks for making it so I can leave you comments now.

Thanh said...

Barb! How much does your self addressed kit cost? I was thinking of maybe joining but I think i need to save my money. sniff.

Jovita said...

Both card are beautiful, I really like kitty... pink and black is a great combo for this image.

Melissa said...

Love your cards Barb! Great job :)