Sunday, June 19, 2011

Meljen's June Guest Designer Cards

Hi Everyone - I'll be honest with you, I've been a very bad blogger lately - I am blaming summer for the heat and trying to keep my kiddos from entirely making a mess of the house in case we have a showing! haha I don't know about you but sometimes I also find it hard to find the words that go along with a card or project I've made. I love getting inky and messy and digging into my stamping but, sometimes I'm just not that great at it - soooo, I have to apologize to Meljen's Designs for not being so timely in posting my projects to MY blog. :D Ok, disclaimer done, wanna see what I HAVE been up to using Meljen's adorable stamps? I have two cards to share today that I just love!!

My first card incorporates the adorable Firefly Fairy. Isn't she a cutie?! I think you know I have a "thing" for fairies and all magical creatures so it was a given that I had to pick up this cutie and color her right away. I love glitter with my fairies because what fairy doesn't have some pixie dust so I took some double sided tape and created the border around the DP and then sprinkled the glitter on it.  This was a sketch but now I can't remember which one and I'm sure the challenge deadline has long since past anyway! She is colored with copics and again I tried to create the look of distress ink coloring with my copics. This was actually my first attempt - I think with more practice it will get better and I love the effect. The paper is Echo Park from the Life is Good collection.
My 2nd card using Tweet Heart Birds and I printed it directly onto kraft cs from my printer. This was really easy to do - I lined it up in PSE and printed it on plain paper to see how it was aligned. Then I made a few adjustments and printed on the kraft. This way I didn't waste my kraft if it was not right the first time *which it wasn't btw* LOL I'm obsessed with clean and simple lately - I think it's because I have been admiring the style for so long and just need to try it! I actually stepped away from my copics for this one and colored with Prisma Colored Pencisl and OMS. It is so fun to break away from something and dig into something new every once in awhile. I especially love the look of pencils on kraft.

So that's it for me today. I hope all of you enjoyed a happy father's day with the father's in your lives, husbands, dads, granddads. We enjoyed a nice quiet day at home with my hubby as the kids and I doted on him. Oh, I created him an adorable shadowbox using this picture:
I didn't take a pic of the finished project but will do that and post it later this week. I got the idea for this from HERE. My girls made lower case "d's" in case anyone is wondering. LOL, my hubby thought they were backwards until I said they are lowercase! but then I realized the "A" is uppercase, but ah well. It's the thought that counts right?!


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous cards Carisa, really special shadowbox of the kids for your hubby, so beautiful.Lots of thought and patience to create this. Fabulous.

Slightly Bonkers said...

Great Ideas on your site. I hope to get some inspiration :) Keep the good work up.

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is SO adorable! I love your coloring, the fab layout and that tiny type makes the whole card!