Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lady Face Cards

After seeing Dina Wakley's YouTube, Learn to Draw Artistic Faces
and borrowing Jane Davenport's book,
Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces from the public library
I started sketching faces...
on the back of envelopes, on scrap paper, everywhere.
For these cards, I made a few sketches on white cardstock,
added some color with colored pencils and markers, then cut them out.
 I used Lynette's Stampin' Up! Notably Ornate Set
and added some of my own stamps to create some simple vintage, shabby-chic cards.

Used wrinkle free distress backgrounds from my stash
sponging additional color on them.

Stampin' Up! Notably Ornate, Friendship's Journey, Antique Collectibles, Letters from Friends,
Hero Arts
Dawn Houser

Distress Inks
mowed lawn, festive berries, spiced marmalade,  fossilized amber, wild honey, pumice stone, brushed corduroy

Colored pencils & Distress markers

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Card Stampfest at Lynette's December 7

Lynette and I had fun making Christmas cards
on our December 7th Stampfest at her house.
Love making this easy step card with a big WOW factor
We used a 5-1/2 x 12 inch piece of cardstock.
Scored and folded at 2, 4 and 8 inches.
We used printed papers, ledger paper and old book pages.
Stamps: Sizzix Tim Holtz cling rubber stamps and die set for the reindeer, trees and JOY.
Inks: distress pine needle, fired brick, brushed corduroy
Stampin' Up! handsome hunter

This tree and bird card was inspired by Bonnie's White Christmas for Merry Monday card
Stamps: Stampin' Up! and unknown stamp
Inks: Versafine black onyx, distress fired brick,
colored pencils and clear glitter gel pen

The "tree and snowman" cards were inspired by a card I saw on ebay.
I would like to credit the original but I cannot find it online any longer.

 Stamps: PSX, Rubber Stampede, Penny Black, Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz and unknown
Inks: distress tumbled glass, broken china
Stampin' Up! chocolate chip
Black soot distress marker, colored pencils and glitter gel pen.

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