Friday, June 10, 2011

A Muse Studio Blog Hop

Welcome to our A Muse Studio Blog Hop for Krystie's Muses group. I thought it would be fun to do another ice cream card.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Vanilla, Bubblegum, Blush, French Roast Polka Dots
Ink: French Roast
Stamps: What's the Scoop Set
Ribbon: Bubblegum 5/8" Satin
Pearls: Vanilla

All stamps and supplies from my A Muse Studio webstore
If you want to start at the beginning of the hop please go to Krystie's Blog. Your next stop is KELLY'S BLOG.

If you get lost, here is the complete list:
Krystie Hersch
Lianna Vigil YOU ARE HERE
Kellie Maggio
Kari Bell
Kristen Watson
Veronica Zalis
Kathy Hatzke
Kelly Spivey
Lisa Wakabayashi
Karen Crisp
Kristie Hartfeil
Angela Schellenberg
Heather Wroe
Krystie Hersch

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Bunny Love!

Marianne Walker from Copic, CHA Winter 2011
I think Marianne Walker is awesome!  She is
one of the instructors for Copic and I got my certification from her a few years ago.  On top of being a great teacher and super nice she is an awesome artist!  Sometimes we are lucky enough to be able to purchase her art.  She designed the cutest set of Bunny stamps for Our Craft Lounge and the second I saw it I knew I would have to have it.

Above she is showing off her original art that matches one of the stamps.  You can see her amazing Copic coloring tutorial here.

Our Craft Lounge Stamps from Stampin' EJ
Our Craft Lounge Stamps from Stampin' EJ
Since I know I can't compete with her amazing Copic skills on the parasol bunnies I thought I would try my hand at the lovely image of the bunny family in the ginger jar.  I wanted to use non-frilly colors and give a different feel to the image so I started with some beautiful washi paper and took my color scheme from there.  I picked up the golden colors to use for the jar and accented with the same greens and pinks.  For this card I used a combination of Copics and Prismacolor Pencils to get just the right look.

The floral spray on the side is colored entirely in pencil to match the paper and the jar.  The ribbon was colored with my Copics to get just the right match.  It works wonderfully but will make your ribbon a bit stiffer than usual.  The jar is colored in Copics but then I added some auburn pencil over the copics in the corners to make the shadows deeper and richer.
Our Craft Lounge Stamps from Stampin' EJ

Finally we come to the sweet girl holding a bunny.  If you want to see how Marianne colored it then click here.  I decided to use my blender pen and dye ink to color this image.  The left side of the gatefold uses some lovely washi paper and the right side has the image embossed using copper EP.  then I made a watercolor effect by putting some ink onto the lid of the stamp pad and then using a blender pen as a brush.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop

All supplies available from my A Muse Studio Online Store.
Welcome to our blog hop.  If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Kristie's blog and if not, then you can start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.

It's my Father in Law Diego's birthday so I made this card for the blog hop.  I always have trouble with guy cards because I always want to add too many frills on a card.  But I am learning that simple is better!  Today's challenge was to make your own patterned paper but I wanted to keep it bold and graphic looking.  (For some reason I didn't think the backgrounds I made with flowers would work for his card, ha ha!)

I used the "Tini Time" stamp set diamond border to make the backgrounds with the lovely A Muse Studio pigment chalk ink.  Unlike dye ink, this ink will actually show up when you stamp on darker paper.  So the Grass ink looks awesome both on the Ocean and the Onyx cardstock.  I love how you get two different looks from the same exact pattern.  On the Ocean you notice the diamonds more but on the Onyx you see the "white space" of the circle pattern instead and the diamonds recede into the background.  The birthday sentiment is Contemporary Greetings.

All supplies available from my A Muse Studio Online Store.
I wanted to make sure to show you the inside of the card because even though I didn't decorate it I love the fact that A Muse Studio paper is white on one side so you don't have to waste time lining your cards when you use dark cardstock.

All supplies are available from my A Muse Studio Online store.

Happy Birthday to my dear Father in Law--I am so lucky to be part of your family!

Your next stop is  Lindsay Spencer's blog.