Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wild Artist Birthday

I am celebrating turning 50 this month. Since I am pretty conservative most of the time, my daughter suggested a tattoo for my birthday this year. I of course had to choose a butterfly :0) And here she is. The tattoo is on my lower calf area of my leg. I think the artist did a fabulous job. My husband isn't too keen but I don't think after 33 years of marriage, we are heading to divorce court over a tattoo, LOL! I told him my "bad girl artist" had to come out to play for my 50th. And no that's not a rash on my leg after the tattoo, I've got enough freckles for several people. The price of being a red haired fair skinned beauty :0) If you look at the scroll work, it looks like 2 A's are incorporated into the design. Perfect since my handle is "AngelArtistok" My one and only tattoo.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Creative Sketches Week 32 Color

Nothing like blogger going down and a busy weekend to make this sketch challenge late. Sigh. But hey at least I can post now. One picture at a time apparently.

With this week's color challenge I also did a One Sheet Wonder base. It was the easiest way to incorporate 4 colors. I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set in the new Summer Mini and the colors
Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist And Rich Razzleberry. I randomly stamped the images all over a sheet of Whisper White cardstock and then cut a piece for my card, leaving more stamped background to make additional cards. You don't have to use a pattern to create your own one sheet wonders but it's nice when someone else does the measurements for you. But true to form I will create my own cards from this sheet in whatever style strikes my fancy.

The card base is Rich Razzleberry with Wild Wasabi and Peach Parfait matting. I stamped the flower and leaf again on a separate sheet of paper and cut out to pop over the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment on the small oval and Marina Mist scallop oval piece. I resisted the urge to use glitter this week.

Don't forget to check out the other designs on the Creative Sketches site.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Creative Sketches Week 31 - A Sketch in Pink

Hey it's my birthday month and I'm turning to my favorite color pink for most of my designs. I designed 2 cards this week for club in pink and since the supplies were already out, I made this 3rd card a combination of parts of the first 2 designs. It more less follows the design for this week's Creative Sketches sketch.
The card base is Pretty in Pink and I ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Nice, easy and a beautiful background. I did just the corners of my Melon Mambo mat and Pink Pirouette focal layer with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch to give my card a bit more elegance. I used Melon Mambo ink for my stamping to keep my design all pink. The sentiment is from the new Happy Greetings set in the new Summer Mini catalog. The flowers are from Fabulous Florets, also in the new mini, and were stamped on Pink Pirouette, detail cut and covered in Dazzling Diamonds glitter and popped with a Dimensional. Beautiful, classy and elegant and fairly easy to create. What can you do this week with your favorite color?

Be sure to hop on over to the Creative Sketches  site and see what the other designers have been creating. You're sure to be inspired.