Friday, October 24, 2014

Snow Queen

Good Morning Ladies,
Another fun day and evening of training yesterday. Dude is learning his obedience well. And the agility students and dogs are a barrel of fun. Today I will spend time creating new things.
Today's card is Snow Queen
This card started with the snow queen image. I picked this stamp up used this summer. It has no company maker on it and I think it is fairly old. The image was stamped on watercolor paper. It was colorized using Stampin' Up watercolor crayons and Mica palettes from US Art Quest. http://www.usartquest.com/ The snow at the bottom was created using Stickles and Tattered Angels mist. The mist bottle was opened and a paint brush was dipped in and then washed across the bottom. The watercolor paper took this mist well. The snowflakes are a pre-cut product from Creative Expressions. A pearl was added to the center of each snowflake. The sentiment is from CTMH. 
The inside sentiment. Also from CTMH.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Swan Lake

Good Morning Ladies,
I had a fun time at agility training last night. Dude and Windy had a good time also. It's good to be back in class. We were all tired when we got home last night.
The card for today is Swan Lake
This card started with the swan family image from Sweet Stamps. It was stamped on watercolor paper. It was then colorized with Stampin' Up watercolor crayons. Stickles is added to the water ripples. The card base is covered with Noah's Ark card stock from a Debbie Mumm pad out of my old stash. The image is matted with card stock from the same pad.
I placed an order for intense pencils yesterday. I can't wait to get them and give them a whirl.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One Crazy Stamper Challenge

Good Morning Ladies,
I am trying something different today. I am entering a different challenge. It is the One Crazy Stamper Challenge
You can see the and join the challenge here http://www.onecrazystampercom.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-halloweenchristmas-challenge.html
The challenge is Halloween/Christmas.
You may use any stamped image. (no digital images)
Here is my card for the challenge.....
I chose a new image I picked up at the Fort Wayne stamp show. It is one of their big and little stamp sets. The stamp it's self is not Christmas but makes the cutest Christmas card. He was stamped on Bristol paper and colorized with Prisma pencil and Gamsol. He was then hand cut. I chose a Sizzix Flip-it card as my base. The DSP is from Echo Park. The poinsettia was created using a Cheery Lynn flower die.

A close-up of the little.
A close-up of the flower. 
This is the card flipped.
 
This is a close-up of the sentiment on the flip side. 
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog







Tuesday, October 21, 2014

the Stamps of Life Snowman

Good Morning Ladies,
I am back to dog training and classes this week. Full steam ahead!
The card for today is the Stamps of Life Snowman
 The snowman image and the sentiment is from the Stamps of Life. The snowman is stamped on white card stock. This set has the face pieces seperate and there is two choices of mouths. His hat is die cut out of black using the die set that goes with the snowman set. The fence is a die from Cheery Lynn. A strip of shimmer paper was torn to create the snow. The paper that covers the card base is from my old stash. I applied pearls to the center of the snowflakes. The puppies are from an Impression Obsession die.
This is the inside sentiment from the same company.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, October 20, 2014

Whiff of Joy Joy

Good Morning Ladies,
I had a great time with my mom and friend Judy yesterday at the crafty day. We got all of my mom's candy bar wrappers done. She is ready for the great Grandchildren on Halloween. And we did it in record time and were able to play with other creative things. So fun!!
The card for today is Whiff of Joy Joy
The reindeer and his birdy friends is an image from The Whiff of Joy. I just love their stamps. He was stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with Stampin' Up watercolor crayons. His sleigh bells were colorized using US Art Quest Mica paint. This paint is a watercolor palette with shine and sparkle. This panel was then matted on black card stock. Red and black checked paper covers the card base. The joy embellishment came from the Dollar Tree. You can find some really cool embellishments at the dollar store. It is one of my favorite haunts.
A close-up of the Reindeer and his friends.
This is the inside sentiment. It is from an old Stampin' Up set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Graphics 45 Birthday Couture

Good Morning Ladies,
I am off today to the craft day with my mom. We are going to make Halloween candy bar wraps today. My mom is going to give them to her great grandkids for Halloween. Can't wait to get started!!
The card for today is Graphics 45 Birthday Couture
This card started with the calling card from the Graphics 45 Couture pad. It was hand cut and placed on a piece of black card stock. A black layer covers the card base with a layer from the same pad. A rolled rose created with a Sizzix die is paired with two flat back flowers. A pearl sprig peaks out from beneath.
The inside sentiment is from a the Stamps of Life clear set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Technique Tuesday Bee Happy

Good Morning Ladies,
Saturday morning and lots of housework to do. First off of course is laundry. I will be sneaking in some creating. Tomorrow it is off to a craft day with my mama.
The card for today is Technique Tuesday Bee Happy
 Yes a flip-it card!! The card base was created using the Stamps of Life exclusive Sizzix flip-it die. The honey comb DSP is from Nicki Sivilis. This line of paper is so bright and happy. The bee is an image from Technique Tuesday. I picked up sentiments from this company at the stamp show in Fort Wayne.
The card flipped with the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog