Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Flight of Cool, Green and Shady Creativity

Since I became "Copic Certified" I have just been a Copic coloring fool. Practice, practice practice. I pulled out this stamp from Rubber Stamp Avenue and I'm trying all sorts of
experiments on this leafy lady. I colored her face with E000 first and then added E00 on the left and then blended with E000. Then in some places I added a little E02 and then blended using E00. I was trying to get the effect of the light coming from the lower right. Lips were colored with R02 and R20. I don't remember what greens/blues I used. I cut leaves with my Slice (Spring Design card) and assorted punches from Emagination, Punch Bunch and unknown, since they didn't put their logo on the punch. Some of the leaves were folded in half and then ran through my Fiskars crimper to give them veins. I used foam tape on some of them to give the card a little dimension. This was the first time to use my Making Memories Tag Curler that I bought from Crop Chocolate. I ran one of the YG Copics over the Happy Birthday on the metal tag though you can barely make it out in the photo. The ribbon is also Making Memories (Cheeky Trim - appropriate, huh!) also from Crop Chocolate. I printed the inside sentiment with my computer on Green Gingko paper that I bought at Tuesday Morning. Unfortunately they didn't identify the manufacturer. I'll probably give this away in August when somebody could use a little cool and green and shady!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Flight of Blog Hoppin'

Greetings! You have arrived at the fourth stop on the first of two days of the first ever Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop. If you accidently stumbled upon this (slightly more likely than seeing flying pigs) and you would like to start the blog hop from the beginning please click here . This will probably be of interest to you as those who visit each blog on the hop and post a comment on each blog will become eligible to win by random draw some blog candy that is being featured on that beginning blog.

The nice thing about Crop Chocolate is that rubber stampers (me) and card makers (me) get along great with all the die hard scrapbookers (not me). We play nice, share when items are limited, giggle (or not) at middle school boy potty humor and get along like a big happy family. If you would like to join us click here.

Since this is a Crop Chocolate (CC) Blog Hop (though "unofficial") I thought I would challenge myself to make a card using mostly supplies I have purchased or could have purchased from CC.
Here is a list of the supplies in that category:

Making Memories Kids Large Sam Stripe (from Hot Chocolate) - card base cardstock
Making Memories Smooth Poppy (from Hot Chocolate)- stars & words cardstock
Making Memories Slice & Slice Hands Free Kit (CC may have the best prices you'll ever see)
Making Memories Slice Design Card Basics 1 - stars and enjoy (oops...I forgot to dot my "j")
Making Memories Slice Design Card Calendar - 4th of July
Making Memories Slice Design Card Paws and Claws - best
Sassafras Lass "This way" stamp set-pointing finger stamp
Basic Grey Clear Stamps Alpha Series - Happy New Year set - fireworks stamp

Supplies that came from my stash but not available on Crop Chocolate:

Stamp Pad Co. - Uncle Sam pointing stamp (I think this image bears a resemblance to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain and since you don't need "No Reservations" to drop into my blog I guess that is appropriate!)
Copic Markers for coloring stamped images (I am "Copic Certified as of June 18th...WooHoo!)
Pioneer Embellishment Glue stick with the red cap (for sticking down everything...great item!)
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Warm Red for stamping fireworks
Viva Las Vegas Chinese New Year's Embossing Powder for fireworks
Sparkle n' Sprinkle Sparkling Snow Glitter applied over Xyron adhesive on "4th of July shadow" which was made by making an identical 4th of July image to the first and slightly offsetting the glittery one underneath when I glued them down on the card.

Before you depart don't forget to leave a comment. Now click here and you will be transported from the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the USA to Central New York and blog hop stop number five. And BTW, Happy Canada Day to all you CC and non-CC Canadians who are visiting today. I'll wave a maple leaf in your honor!