Mar 29, 2010

Sweet Pea Card

When Karyn came to visit, she brought me a really cool stamp...

The image is from SweetPea Stamps and I just LOVE it!!
I colored this with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.
Rhinestones on the flowers and on the left corner of the card bring out the red of her cape.
The dress and glove are sparkly on the swirls with stickles.
I just ADORE the larger than life cat in the background.

Anna Banana

Happy Easter!!

This is the last Easter card I made from the make and takes ... I just loved the background paper - made the bunny really pop!

They had us use color pencils and a stumps blender and blending solution for this one - and I think it worked out very nice to make the colors bright, but softer than markers.

Here you can see it is a gate fold card - I never do these - only because I forget about them when I am scoring my paper - I go into automatic mode when I get to the base!!
Here is a close up of the bunny and the glittery accents I added to him with stickles.
Overall, really cute!!

Have a Great Day!!
XOXO Anna Banana

Mar 24, 2010

Flowers and Springtime Plaid

This is another card from the Dragonflies and Dreams make and takes.
This was a really simple one everything is always cut and these were layered and embellished.
All I had to do was stick the layers on top of eachother and stamp and color the image. the bow was tied and the punch was embellished with the rhinestones already too - I think including the coloring, this card took me a whopping 5 minutes to assemble.

Here is a close up of the flowers - we used one pink marker and a blender pen to get the varying shades, then there was yellow for the centers and the green. I covered parts with stickles for just enough sparkle!

Anna Banana

Mar 23, 2010

Lily Birthday card

Simple, yet elegant, this is another card from the make and takes at Dragonflies and Dreams. The out of the box technique popped up really gives nice dimension to this card.
Colored with markers.

XOXO Anna Banana

Mar 22, 2010

Chick Card

We just did Make and Takes at Dragonflies and Dreams this past weekend and here is the card I am sending my Nephew for his first Easter ... Isn't it adorable???
It is made of the round scalloped nestability and is just paper piecing - so cute and sooo easy!
The orange was accomplished by sponging on ink from an ink pad.
I think he will get a kick out of it - he's 1 ... and if he doesn't, I am sure my sister will! :)

The inside was colored with markers and as per usual, I have no idea who the stamp was by.
Hope you enjoy!
Anna Banana

Mar 21, 2010

The Dove Girl

I got this fantastic stamp set from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps a few weeks ago and I made this bright and cheery card. While it is officially spring, we still have snow on the ground and it is chilly enough for a coat and scarf!

I had a cute dove cutout charm that fit perfectly with the image so I tied it into the ribbon on the side of the card. She was colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with stumps and mineral spirits. There is glitter on her barrettes and the doves and rhinestone details as buttons on the coat.

Charm Detail:

I hope you enjoy!
Anna Banana