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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Snarky Birthday (Projects 49 and 50)

Woo Hoo!!!! I've finally met my goal of 50 projects posted, so I can lift my shopping moratorium.  I do have a bit of a confession.  Since I knew I was getting close to my goal and I had to order some reinker for my Copics (a purchase allowed under the moratorium) and Dick Blick was having a sale with free shipping, I picked up a set of Brushos last month.  But they have been sitting in a drawer untouched since they arrived.  Which has been making me a little twitchy. But now I can play with them.  I can't wait.

These two cards have been waiting a while to be posted, since I made them for my aunt's birthday in March and my sister's in April. They started with the sentiment stamps from Riley & Co.'s Funny Bones collection.  I picked them up because I thought they were really funny and perfect for my aunt and sister.


This first card I made for my aunt for her birthday. She collects, among other things, Wizard the Oz stuff. So I figured this sentiment would be great for a card for her. The image is by Kraftin Kimmie and I picked it up to go with the sentiment. I colored her with Copic markers and I will admit to googling the stamp to find some ideas for coloring her.  I have such a hard time figuring out where to put the highlights and shadows, especially on clothes.  I know you are supposed to decide where the light is coming from but that method just doesn't work for me.  I have a easier time using an example.  There is a reason why I stamp instead of draw.  I kept the card fairly simple.





The second card was for my sister’s birthday. She is a runner. She has run several marathons and half-marathons. And I think she's crazy. So when I saw this sentiment stamp, I had to get it. Again, I picked up this Kraftin Kimmie stamp to go with the sentiment.  

I created the background for one of the alcohol ink challenges over at Artsy Inkers back in March/ April. I used mod podge to attach tin foil to a piece of comic book board. Then I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I inked it with Meadow, Juniper, and Clover. The alcohol inks did not adhere very well to the tin foil.

The die cut piece was cut from a piece of comic book board covered with a "dirty" paper towel. I've mentioned before that I save the paper towels I use to wipe distress inks off my craft sheet because they usually come out looking cool. In fact, I tend to use one paper towel for blues, greens and purples and another to reds, yellows and oranges to ensure I have pretty paper towels. I attached the paper towel with mod podge and while it was wet, I added some perfect pearls. 

I added the sequins because I accidentally tapped the image with the grey marker.


Sorry but I'm not sure what I did with the list of the Copic markers I used for coloring the images.

Thanks for stopping by and please come again.


 

7 comments:

  1. #1 just made me laugh. That sentiment cracked me up! It's a darling card, and so perfect for the Oz afficiendo (?sp?) Am loving the background, embossing and the trellis trim on #2, equally cute. Can't wait to see your brusho work. They are SUCH fun. Happy upcoming week, and TFS. Hugs too.

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  2. OM G...those sentiments are fabulous! I laughed out loud and I am not a laughter type...usually just a giggly gertie!

    I think both cards are perfect for the personalities you described.
    Loved your take on shading...great idea. I will try this in the future as I do not See The Light either!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who can't see the light.

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  3. Love these cute images. Two lovely, fun cards! xx

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  4. These are wickedly fabulous, Sarah! I can tell that you come from a family with a fantastic sense of humor, which is awesome! They are going to laugh out loud and cherish these cards forever!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. OMGosh, these cards are so fabulous Sarah! I love the funny sentiments and they sound perfect for the family members you chose them for. I love your coloring and trust me, I have no clue about light sources either. lol I love the background on your second card, so unique, clever and beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

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    1. You, me and Mo need to start a coloring in the dark club. I thought I was the only one who couldn't see the light. It is nice to know I'm not alone.

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