Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mudpie finds a 4-leaf clover

I just got the SU Framelets Labels collection and thought that Mudpie was the perfect choice for my first time using such dies. He is recessed beneath the frames, which is perhaps why the scanner didn't produce a clear image of him. It also didn't pick up the Sakura Clear Star shine on his clover. You'll have to use your imagination!
The House Mouse stamp is O Lucky Day, and the Shamrocks are an old PSX stamp. I  Cuttlebugged the green frame with Swiss Dot. Mudpie and clovers are colored with SU Watercolor Wonder crayons and SU Stampin' Write.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lulu's back!

Lulu just had to have a St. Patrick's Day outfit to wear on this ATC. She even dyed her hair red and grew freckles. I didn't tell her that the four-leaf clover she found is not a true Shamrock, which has only three leaves. St. Patrick used the Shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity; three Persons in one God. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
The other card celebrates Spring, and was used for an Inkstainers challenge to "make something on wheels". I think it pretty well expresses my longing for snowbanks gone, long, sunny days, and taking the garbage out without putting on boots and coat. My needs are simple--sometimes.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

What Sewing Stash???

Here's fashion-conscious Lulu, a digital stamp from CSDesigns. She's my answer to the current challenge on Art with No Boundaries in Paper Craft Planet. Check it out
The challenge is "Fashionista", and asks that one use something from one's sewing stash, which in my case is non-existent. I did find a bit of rick-rack, so I qualify!
I must apologize to Chris Stern, creator of Lulu, and of the digital sentiment stamp I meant to use. The printer refused to cooperate, so I stamped the text and punched it out.
The scanner doesn't like white, which makes for a poor image. The background behind Lulu is Stampin' Up Fine Lace . Below the rick-rack, the cs is cuttlebugged with the Swiss Dot folder. Lulu has been watercolored with Twinkling H2O's; Egyptian Gold and Rose Petal.