Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It's Been a Blast!!!

Today marks the end of a wonderful time for me at One Crazy Stamper as part of the design team.  Unfortunately times have changed, and I find myself with too many commitments and just not enough hours in the day.  I have recently gone back to school, updating my skills in order to get back out in the work force, and will soon be looking for a full time job, so I have had to make the difficult decision to step down as a member of the design team.  My time with One Crazy Stamper and it's wonderful owner, Lora, has been a blast, and maybe in the future I will get back to coloring and creating, but for now, this will be my last official card!


Today's card features the super cute image Team Canada from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, that I have colored with my trusty Copic Sketch markers, then mounted on card stock and added a Canadian themed ribbon as a border to complete the card.
 
Card Recipe
Reds - R27, R29, R39
White on Flag - C0, C2, C4
Beaver - E43, E44, E47, E49
Bear - T6, T7, T9, 100
Moose/Squirrel - E40, E41, E42/E25, E27, E29
Raccoon - T7, 100/E33, E35, E37
Ground - C1
 
Wishing you all the very best day and a fantastic Canada Day next week!
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments and support you have given me over my years of coloring and playing, and I look forward to joining in the fun again soon!!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Old Guys Rule!

Once I started making Father's Day cards I seemed to get on a roll - actually completed four different styles, and today's card for One Crazy Stamper is one of the four!


 
 
This adorable image from Art Impressions called Old Guys Rule, is so hilarious, and could be used as either a Father's Day card, or just a card for the special guy in your life's special day.  I colored the image with my trusty Copic markers then mounted it on paper from My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment is included with the image.
 
Card Recipe
Skin - E50, E51, E53
Sweater - G0000, G000, G00
Park Bench - BG93, BG96, BG99
Pants, Hat - E40, E41, E42
Hat, Cane, Shoes - E44, E47, E49
Hat, Shoes - G82, G94, G99
Whites - C0, C2

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tool Time!!


Only one more day until we celebrate the special guy in our life's, our Dad's!
My card today features an adorable image from Stampavie that I have colored with Copics and then mounted on dp from My Mind's Eye.

 
The sentiment is computer generated, and the screw brad is from the local big box craft store.  I have also added some metallic details by painting Smooch Top coat Illuminate over all of the grey tools.
 
 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Celebrate Dads!!


The countdown is on for another big day of celebration, and this time it's Dad's turn to shine.  That's right Father's Day is only a few days away, so for my card today for One Crazy Stamper, I have colored up a fabulous image!

 
This adorable dude is Loungin' Lou from High Hopes rubber stamps that I have colored with Copics, and then made into a nice clean and simple card.  This is how every dad should be spending the day - just loungin' and relaxin'!!
 
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E21
Hair - E44, E47, E49 or E74, E77, E79
Blue robe - B91,B93, B95, B97
Green robe - G40, G43, G46
Ground - C1
 
Wishing everyone a bright sunny day, and a special greeting goes out to all the dads out there - HAVE  A GREAT FATHER'S DAY!!!

 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Love


The month of June has arrived and traditionally this is wedding month.  My card today features an image that could easily be used for a wedding, anniversary or just to celebrate love!  This month's challenge theme over at One Crazy Stamper is Anything Goes with the added twist of ribbon and glitter.

 
The image is from High Hopes stamps and is entitled Ryan and Ansley.  I have colored the image with Copics, then used clear Stickles to add glitter to the flower petals and the heart of the little girl mouse's outfit.  The center of the flowers have brown tinsel glitter to also add shine.  After fussy cutting the image, I layered it on ribbon that was wrapped around the card front that features an embossed pattern called Smooch, by Couture Creations.
 
Card Recipe
Sunflowers - Y13, Y17
Blues - B91, B93, B95
Reds - R35, R37, R39
Boy Mouse - E70, E71, E74, E77 - nose E79
Stem/Leaves - G94
Girl Mouse - E11, E13, E15
 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beach Time!


Wow, where did the month of May go?  It just seems like time is speeding by faster and faster, and here we are in the last week of May, with a new month looming - someone slow time down please!!
For my last card this month for One Crazy Stamper I have a wonderful image from Art Impressions entitled "Beach Booty set".

 
I love this set, and I had a blast designing this card!!  The image is colored with Copics, fussy cut, and then the front image was popped up with a double layer of 3D foam dots within an oval that I created by cutting the paper, and then curling the paper back, to expose the water patterned paper behind.  The signage embellishments, summer border and dp are all from Carta Bella's Beach Boardwalk collection, while the Hey beach BOOTY sentiment is included with the stamp set.  On the inside of the card, the back side of the image is popped up on an Action Wobble spring, that is also included with the stamp set.


Card Recipe
Skin - YR000, YR01, YR02
Flippers/Goggles - BG70, BG72, BG75
Eyes - B52
Yellows - Y11, Y13, Y15
Blues - B95, B97, B99
 
Wishing everyone a beach booty day!!
 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Texture Tutorial

Time again for me to share a little tutorial with you all for One Crazy Stamper, and today I have decided to show you how to add texture to any Copic colored image you do!
 
The first thing you need to know is that you must choose what area of the image you are going to texturize, as that will be the first thing you color and then use the technique on.  For the following demos I have colored the tights on the Stamping Bella image The Right Shoes.

 
After coloring the tights, you need to find some of your wonderful stamps that feature texture, and a mini mister filled with Copic Colorless Blender solution.  I have used a cross hatch stamp, a stamp with polka dots, and another with a square pattern.
 
 
 With the Copic Colorless blender solution, spritz the texturized stamp a couple of times - don't soak the stamp as that will cause the solution to spread excessively when applied to the finished colored image.  Stamp the pre-colored area with the wet texture stamp, and be prepared to be amazed while you watch the texture appear on your colored image.

 Here's the polka dots....


...and the square patterned results...
 

 
Once you're pleased with the textures, finish coloring the image and produce your own wonderful cards!  Here's my textured images completed....
 


 
 Hope you take the time to experiment and try this easy to do technique!!