Tuesday, December 28, 2010

RILEY2510, News Years!

Hello, sorry I'm late with this, I completely lost track of time and committments with the Christmas rush!

Today's Riley and Company Challenge is Hosted by Frances, and she's challenging us to be inspired by a New Years resolution!

For my New Years Resolution, I'm hoping for brighter skies ahead and I plan to walk/exercise more!

I used the Hiking Riley for my card, and I love that this could be for male or female. I also used today's colour challenge at SCS, CC303, old navy delight!

I coloured Riley with copics, and then masked him and then used a straight edge piece of paper to sponge in some sun rays.

The card is old olive, with a layer of navy dp. I used die-namics to make the clouds and sun, and a MS punch to make the vine.

Please join us in our challenge, and upload your creation to the Riley and Company Blog!

Have a Great Day,

Monday, December 27, 2010

TLC305, Ribbon Bookmark!

Hello, my mojo is slowly coming back after the holiday! I was inspired by today's Technique lovers challenge TLC305, because it seemed simple enough and it makes a nice little gift!

I used the 'Stinky Situation' set from Mark's Finest Papers. The porcupine and words were stamped with memento rich cocoa. I used nesties to cut them out and backed them with the scallop version in riding hood red.

Before matting them, I covered the images with glass beads. As it turns out it wasn't exactly the feel I was looking for, but you don't know til ya try!!!

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

TSMONDAY, Recycle it!

Hello, Hope Everyone had a great Christmas! I'm posting the Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge early so I can also remind you about the BOXING DAY SALE...Everything in the Store is 15% off til Midnight Tonight!

This weeks Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge is to recycle something! I used an empty ribbon spool that was on my desk, and a paper bag!

I used the Bugaboo Image, Attitude Ruby now available in stamp form at Totally Stampalicious. The lid and bottom were made with a circle scallop nestie and baja breeze cardstock. I covered the side of the spool with the paper bag, which I realized later didn;t really make it look much different!!!

For the top, I covered a cardstock circle with the paper bag and stamped on Ruby. Then I stamped another ruby onto white cardstock & coloured her with copics, cut her out, and glued in place on the top.

Here's a photo of the side. I thought this would make a cute little container for some chocolate covered coffee beans, or whatever little treat you like!

Please join us in our challenge, I'm sure everyone has lots of recycle this week! Just make something and upload it to Mr. Linky on the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Have a Great Day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Speedy's Friends #34, Mustard, Blue & Green!

Hello, it's time for another challenge from Speedy The Cat's Friends! This challenge is hosted by Harriet, and she's challenging us to use mustard, blue & green!

Please join us in the challenge and upload your creation to the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. There is a FREE stamp set drawn for every 50 entries. You don't have to use MFP stamps, but if you do your name will be entered twice!
For my sample today, I used the Autumn Fun set. It's new to me, and I was really wanting to get it inky! The squirrel stamps so beautifully, with such great detail. I stamped the squirrel with memento rich cocoa onto white. Then I coloured him in lightly with some copics. I cut him out, but thought the colours looked a little dull, so I decided to emboss him with clear embossing powder and that really brought out the colours.
Tip: Since I had already cut out the squirrel, to make embossing easier, I used repositional tape and attached a strip of scrap cardstock to the back of the squirrel to use as a handle!
The card base is not quite navy, with wild wasabi on the bottom, edges sponged, and white on the top with sponged in clouds. To make the clouds I used a mask made from the scallop circle punch and copy paper, then I sponged on baja breeze.
The squirrel and the sentiment are on a Label #4 die, with more mustard sponged around the edges while still in the die.
I finished it off with some ribbon and an acorn charm charm from MFP.
Sorry I haven't been around much this week, I've been trying to get some Christmas stuff done, and Olivia was home sick for 3 days. I still have a ton of stuff to make for Christmas!!!!
Have a Great Weekend,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RILEY2410, Metallics!

Hello, it's time for another Riley and Company challenge. I'm this weeks challenge host, and I'm challenging you to use metallics. It could be metallic paper, ribbon, glitter, embossing, embellishments, whatever you have, tis the season to be fancy!

For my card I used the new Stocking Sophie, isn't she the cutest! I coloured her with copics, see a Tutorial here, and then paper pieced her stocking with a scrap of dp.

I used a few things to meet the metallic challenge. The card base is night of navy, with a layer of cardstock that has gold glittery holly. I went around the image panel with a glue marker and dunked it in gold glitter.

The top panel is real red embossed with the seeing spots EF, edges sponged and wrapped in plaid ribbon with metallic threads in it!

I hope you can join us in our challenge. Just upload your creation to the Riley and Company Blog and if you upload to any forums, use the keyword RILEY2410.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Riley Copic Tutorial!

I've had lots of comments on how I colour Riley, so here's a quick tutorial on the colours and steps I use. I really like this look, so I tend to use the same colours and method for both Riley and Sophie. Here's a list of the copics I use.


I've tried several different papers, and my favorite, because of the effortless blending, is Neenah Solar white, I buy this from cleardollarstamps.com, and they now have vanilla too!

So to start, I use the R20, and colour circles on Riley's cheeks and inside his ear. Then I use E50 to colour his nose, or lower part of his face, going over the R20 on his cheeks.
Next, I use the E37 and go around the antlers and hooves where I think it would be the darkest.

Then I use E35 to colour the rest of his antlers and hooves. I go over this a few times til the E35 blends with the E37.

While I have the E35 out, I also use it to any areas of his face or body where I think it would be shaded or darker.
Then I colour his face, and usually body, with E33. I try to colour in small circles so there are no lines and it blends evenly.

It's hard to see in this photo, but I use E53 and colour along the arc of his nose to blend the E33 with the E50.

And I forgot the final phot, but for the last step, I take the E51 and colour over the whole nose, over the E50 and R20!

I hope this is helpful. This is just my favorite colours, you may prefer others.

Thanks for Stopping by,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

TSMONDAY, Clean and simple!

Hello and Happy Monday! Today's Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge is to make a CAS card, yep we're keeping it simple!

Well mine doesn't have lots of white space, but it is a simple design and less layers than I'm used to!

I used Cupcake JJ for this card. I stamped her in tuxedo black and coloured with copics. The card base is melon mambo with a layer of dp from Basic Grey Lime Rickey and the zigzag edge was made with an EK punch.

The sentiment was stamped on to the melon mambo and punched with the small oval and popped up. The image panel is popped up too! I finished it off with some taffeta ribbon!

Please join in our challenge, and upload your creation to Mr. Linky on the Totally Stampalicious Blog. Don't forget we're still on the lookout for Guest Designers and we'll be making our selections from all of the people that play in our challenges!!!

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #33, Paper Piecing!

Hello, the weekend is finally here, and it's time for another challenge from Speedy the Cat's Friends! This weeks challenge is to paper piece!

I used the new set from Mark's Finest Papers called Hello Sunshine! I paper pieced the moon and stars.

I also used the MOJO168 sketch. The card base is night of navy with a layer of daffodil delight and then dp from Basic Greys Lime Rickey.

I finished it off with some ribbon and star brads!

Please join us in our challenge for you chance to win some awesome stamps from Mark's Finest Papers. There is a FREE set drawn for every 50 winners, your name is entered twice if you use MFP stamps, and you can enter as often as you like! Please link your card on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog!

Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MFP New Release Hello Sunshine!

Hello, Mark's Finest Papers just released 4 new fabulous stamp sets! I made todays card using the new set Hello Sunshine!

Make sure to join in the Blog Hop for your chance to win some awesome Blog Candy! Just leave a comment on the participating Designers Blogs. You can find a new list each day here on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog, Friday is the last day of the blog hop.

Okay so for todays card, I used Hello Sunshine, and all the stamps, papers and ribbon can be found at Mark's Finest Papers! I love this paper, I don't now if you can see in the photo, but it has a beautiful linen texture!

I coloured the cute sun face with copics and cut it out, then I layered it on inverted scallop circle nesties and sponged the edges with soft sky.

For the bottom green panel I sponged the edges with certainly celery. For the top panel that is really pale blue to start, I punched a scallop circle from regular copy paper and used it as a mask to create clouds with soft sky ink.

I applied the ribbon over black cardstock so it looked like a belt and added some gem to finish it off!

Have a great day, don't forget to check out the Blog Hop!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MFP December Release & Blog Hop Info!

Hello, it's release day at Mark's Finest Papers, and they have 4 Fabulous New sets!!! I made today's card using the new Hearts, Hearts, Hearts set!

I had trouble getting the right lighting on this one, the green is really a lot deeper, specially with the sponging. I coloured the vine and flowers with copics. The background is embossed with the Victoria EF because it reminded me of the vine.

I decided to try a new product I bought quite some time ago called glass beads. It's applied with double sided tape that looks almost like packing tape. I stuck the tape to my heart, then cut it out close to the edge, peel the top layer off that's covering the tape, and cover with the tiny tiny glass beads. It adds a bit of dimension and looks different depending on the light.

I finished it off with the beautiful satin ribbon from Mark's Finest Papers, and a hat pin with a couple matching beads!

My Cousin just got married, so I'm thinking this would make a great Wedding card for this time of year!

Now if you want a chance to win some awesome Blog Candy from Mark's Finest Papers you can find the whole Blog Hop list at Mark's Finest Papers Blog, leave a comment on the participating Designers Blogs for your chance to win. Check back each day, as there will be a new list each day from now til Friday.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

TSMONDAY, Wrap it Up!

Hello Everyone Happy Monday, I hope you all had a good weekend. I did, my Neice stayed over one night and I got to spend some time with my Sister and Mom!

What a fantastic turnout we had for last weeks Totally Stampalicious challenge, more than 100 entries, woohoo!

This weeks Totally Stampalicious challenge is pretty easy too, considering most of us will be wrapping up something for the holiday season, this weeks challenge is to Wrap it Up!

I used a pillow box die to make my little treat package. The image and sentiment are from the set 'Santa Called Stella!'

I coloured Stella with copics and added some glitter with the atyou spicas. I finished it off with some ribbon with a gold trim!

I'm hoping I can find some little bits of faux coal, or candy coal to put inside! lol

Why not play along, you never know, you may win something! Just upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog for your chance to win!

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #32, Red & Green!

Hello, it's time for another challenge from Speedy the Cat's Friends! This weeks challenge #32, is to use red and green!

I used the 'Time to Chill' set from Mark's Finest Papers, I love this cute little penguin! I also used the Mojo Monday sketch MOJO167.

The card base is black, with panels of riding hood red, wild wasabi and embossed white.

The image and sentiment were stamped in black and all I had to colour in was his beak. These were cut out with circle nesties, and popped up.

I finished it off with snowflakes from a sizzix die, buttons & twine!

So make something with red & green and upload it to the Mark's Finest Papers Blog for your chance to win a FREE stamp set! There is a stamped set drawn for every 50 entries, if you use Mark's Finest Papers stamps, your name is entered twice. You can enter as often as you like!

Also be on the lookout for December sneak peeks and the Blog Hop and Release next week!

Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Benjamin is a Hero!

Hello, I made this for the music challenge DDMCC04, Hosted by DellsDani!. This weeks song is A hero Lies In You, and will be sent to a little boy named Benjamin! His 7th Birthday is fast approaching and he has been very sick, so I'm sending Super Benjamin Moose to cheer him up!

This is really Super Riley from Riley and Company, I just masked out the crest and added a 'B'. I coloured him in with copics.

The card base is black, with a layer of so saffron and a layer of birthday dp from DCWV. I was following this weeks sketch challenge SC309, but it went a little off track!

The yellow panel was embossed with the star embossing folder. I popped up the Main image panel, and added a large star with the #7!

Have a Great Day!

Catch the Bug, Let`s Go Shopping!

Hello, I made this for this weeks Catch The Bug Challenge. This weeks challenge, Let`s go shopping is to use black and the shopping theme!

I used my new Poppixmas present penguin from Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured him with copics, and added glitter to his hat. The main image panel and layers were cut with the petite oval & scallop nesties.

The card base is handsome hunter, with daffodil delight and some dp from a pad I got at Walmart. The main image is popped up, and I finished it off with ribbon!

Have a Great Day!