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.



  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.

  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!

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

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

  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

  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

    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.