Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ohio State Fun Funky Fold

Ohio State Fun Funky Fold
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
I had a lot of fun making this, and I hope to give it to a Buckeye friend of mine that happens to be going through a lot right now. I may just have to make another one for myself because I like this so much.

This is made for the Try a New Technique Challenge #201, which was to make a Fun Funky Fold. Never have done such a thing before, but was quite easy to do.

The football player is from Stampington. The Buckeye leaves were computer generated. Brutus is a stamp from College Kids Stamp Kit, and I'm not telling you where I got the logo stamp (as I wouldn't want anyone to get in trouble with licensing). I stamped the football player and Brutus with Marvy Dye ink onto Neenah Solar Crest. I colored them with Tombow markers and Copic Markers. I colored directly onto the logo stamp with Tombow markers. The Go Buckeyes sentiment is a sticker.

I'm guessing that making this has totally jinxed the Buckeyes for their January 5th game. No wait a minute...they seem to enter games in a "funk" all on their own. I'm getting used to losing bowl games...and, no...I'm not over January 8, 2007 yet. I'm a different fan because of it. A bit more pessimistic.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thank You, Sloopy Style

Thank You, Sloopy Style
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
So, I finally allowed myself the chance to ink up this adorable alphabet set from Cowtown stamps. I've had them for about six months now, at least, but am just now inking them. You know how I think..."I'm not worthy." I know I'm ridiculous.

Anyway, the Ways To Use It #198 challenge on SCS, Creative Lettering, prompted me to make this thank you card for Sloopy's babysitter. She was quite generous to Sloopy and me this Christmas. The challenge was to integrate letters from the alphabet with other images. Well, you've got to admit, this adorable set from Cowtown Stamps is doing all of the work, I wanted the stamped image to not take over from the letter cuteness. So, I stamped some holly on the side. The holly leaves are from Stampabilities.

I bet you can guess how I made this. I stamped the letters with Marvy dye blank ink onto Neenah Solar Crest cardstock. I colored the letters with Copic markers. The holly was actually stamped using direct to rubber coloring with Tombow markers. The berries are red brads. Patterned paper, faux stitching with a with gell pen, and an adorable dog paw punch were also used to create this card.

I have a feeling Sloopy's babysitter will like this.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

18 Carrot Dip

18 Carrot Dip
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
I had a chance to play with the Inspiration Challenge #160 over on SCS. I selected the "More Peas Please" plate from MacKenzie-Childs . I was drawn to the border around the plate and the whole concept of vegetables. Being the child that used to drench her peas in Kool-Aid, I thought I'd go with carrots instead.

This image is from Inky Antics. I picked it up on clearance at some stamp store, I can't remember which one. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo black ink on Sterling Coated Matte paper and colored it with Copic markers. I drew the borders with Copic markers as well, as well as used the small square brads to accentuate the border.

I haven't a clue when I will ever need a card like this, but it was fun to play.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Disco Sloopy

I know, I know. You've seen this everywhere. But, I promise you it is worth the click because you haven't seen a better dancer than Sloopy.
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa, Bear and Cookies

Santa, Bear and Cookies
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
A card, just for fun!

When I saw today's Sketch Challenge #208 I knew I wanted to play because the sketch could utilize a bigger image, and most of my images are rather large. I was in the mood for coloring, and thought I'd get out a piece of sterling matte coated paper from Arvey's, because it had been awhile since I've used such paper. I selected this very appropriate for today image from Darcie. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black and colored the image with Copic markers. Found the little saying by Hero Arts, and there you have it.

I'm liking this. I'm thinking what a cute card it would be for next year. And then I recall my lesson learned from this year. But, oh...wouldn't it be cute?

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Believe me when I say I am elated to be finished mass producing this Christmas card.

Believe me when I say I love the result because I absolutely love this Suzy Toronto image from Art Gone Wild. I bought it this summer when I was vacationing (?) in Wisconsin.

Believe me when I say the place for reinkers is Merriartist. Fabulous service, and quick, quick, quick.

Believe me when I say...I wish you all a fabulous holiday.

"Faux Silk with a Pop" Polar Bears

Now, don't fall over in complete and utter shock because there's an actual post from me or because there is zero coloring on this card.

I finally have some time to play. Gotta love two weeks off! I've basically finished creating 30 of my 2008 Christmas card design (which I'll post in a day or two), so it was so fun to actually work on something totally different.

This card was made in response to the Try a New Technique Challenge #200 over on Splitcoast. It was called Faux Silk with a Pop. Never have done this before, and it was quite fun. Basically all there is to it is to stamp the image on tissue paper and then stamp it again on cardstock, and there you go...faux silk with a pop.

This image is actually one stamp by Rubber Monger. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black onto my white tissue paper, a bright blue piece of cardstock and a white piece of cardstock. I then cut out the bears and the stars from the white cardstock and adhered them to the same image I stamped using a bright blue piece of cardstock. I crumbled the tissue paper image and lined it up with the cut up version and the bright blue version. Brads, patterned paper, ribbon and sponging of Brillance Moonlight White were also used to create this card.

Thanks for sticking with me. Hopefully more creating with my time off.