Sep 29, 2009

A sympathy card

I sent this card to a friend of ours who's dog recently passed away.
Thoughts and prayers are with you, Jean.

The background is the shaving cream technique.
Colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS to blend.
I left it simple...

Hogs and Sketches Challenge "hands1"

I just HAD to join in! It's the first Hogs and Sketches Challenge for Hambo Stamps!
I was really happy they offered a free digi design because I have not gotten my Hambo Stamps order placed yet! I guess this is incentive to get my order placed!! :D
I used their sketch (you can find it here) but I turned it on it's side.

I just loved their floating cat - how cute! So I gave her a lemonade and colored her in with my prismacolor pencils and OMS for blending.

I used the bingo dauber splatter technique as a background pattern paper. My wavy line was created with a very fine pink lace behind it - look close or you'll miss it!
My sentiment is on my printed ribbon - Sand...Sun...Fun!
Then I needed a little flair, so I used a tie-dye flower with a glittery brad center and a few blue raindrops to finish it off!

I had a lot of fun with this!
Anna Banana

Sep 14, 2009

Woo Hoo!

I'm super thrilled that I got a notice in my mail box just a few moments ago that I won the blog candy over at Starving Art Stamps!
And it's just in time too for some fun halloween cards!
This is the set I'll be getting:

DoodleFactory Costume Party

Now I'm off to the pharmacy to get something to make my head stop swimming.

Sep 4, 2009

Spreading the word

There is going to be a new challenge blog starting in October, and I think it is going to be fantastic!!

Here is the main reason I think they will be fantastic challenges:

Quote from their new blog...
This is my philosophy behind this challenge blog:
"Be creative with NO boundaries or rules...feel free to interpret the challenges how you see them in your mind. All artwork forms are fun and welcoming as everyone has something talented to share! This challenge blog is not for me, but for YOU, for you to spotlight those talents and FIND that "hidden potential" inside yourself."

And on top of all this, they are being very generous to those who spread the word. Go over to check out the fantastic prize they will be drawing for among those who help out!

How exciting!!
Anna Banana

Sep 2, 2009

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

Kiss A Frog! He may turn out to be a prince!

I came across a wonderful opportunity to apply for the Whiff of Joy guest Design team!!
I can not tell you how much I love their stamps!
To find out more details, go HERE.

This is the first card I have created for the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call:

Here is the recipe I used for my card:

Stamps: Melinda Blowing Kisses - Whiff of Joy, Frog - Inkadinkadoo

Paper: Patterned - Karen Foster (Archiver's Exclusive 2008), Cardstock - DCWV

Glitter: hand mixed green color for wings and flowers on pants, jet black on edge of black cardstock
Gold Twinklette pen - Marvy (The gold on her belt)

Pencils: Prismacolor, Odorless Mineral Spirits and Stumps for blending

Flowers: Prima and a mini-brad, Art Flower from Hero Arts Vintage Collage collection

Bling: Misc. Yellow rhinestone, Purple Swarovski rhinestones

Ribbons: Black Lace from Wal-Mart, Scrap of black organza ribbon, Orange velvet rickrack from Basic Grey "gypsy" collection, Black and White ribbon (off of a box of chocolates)

Dies: Nestabilities Small Classic Circle

Inks: White Galaxy Marker for Faux Stitching, Black Memento Ink, Grass Green Marvy Brush Marker (for frog), Yellow Glaze Pen by Sakura

Sticky Stuff: Pop Dots, Zots dimensional dots, Scotch double stick tape, Diamond Glaze (on frog)