My first one is from a Doubledog Dare Challenge (DDC) I hosted a couple weeks ago and have been so remiss in getting done. A couple of my good buddies from that group haven't let me forget it (you know who you are--giggle). I actually started this card mid week last week, but just couldn't seem to finish it up until yesterday. My challenge to the group was to use the crayon resist technique.
For those of you who may not be familiar with this technique, it is quite simple to do. Supplies you will need are glossy cardstock, black Stazon, white crayon, brayer and/or sponge dauber, and a paper towel. Stamp your image onto the glossy cardstock with the black Stazon (I prefer the Stazon because it doesn't smear). Highlight the parts of your image that you want to remain white with the white crayon. You can then either brayer or sponge your ink over the image and then wipe away the excess ink with a paper towel. Your white crayon will "resist" the ink you sponge. You can see that I stamped the image from Embrace Life over my entire piece of glossy cardstock because I wanted it to be my background designer paper. I then used daubers to sponge on Gable Green and Taken with Teal ink.
And isn't this mama bunny (from Stamps & Smiles) cute? My friend Cindy Haffner sent our CCEE challenge group this image quite some time ago as a part of a challenge we did, and this was one of the extras I still had on hand. I enjoyed coloring her with my Copic markers and putting pink glitter on the frosting of the cupcake.
Wanna play along with our DDC challenge? Check out the details at Splitcoaststampers here post #31.
Stamps: Mama Bunny (Stamps & Smiles); Embrace Life (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: Gable Green, Taken with Teal, Glossy, Gina K Pure Luxury white
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Black Stazon, Gable Green, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Copic markers, pink glitter, turquoise glitter brads, oval nestability, square steps punch, white crayon, sponge dauber
My next card is for my weekly Monday challenge with my CCEE (Cheers & Challenges Eager Eight) buddies. Frances, aka StampOwl, was so sweet to purchase this adorable digital image from Mo's Digital Design for each of us (thanks, Frances!). I love Mo's illustrations; what a talented artist she is. Doesn't this young lady look like such a dreamer? I thought she'd be perfect for a young woman who has been doing a student internship in our office this summer. Her time with us has come to an end (sniff). This image is also colored with Copic markers and highlighted in spots with white gel pen.
If you'd like to play along with us, check out the details on our CCEE blog. You can also see the cute cards my friends made.
Stamps: Short & Sweet (sentiment)
Carstock: Pretty in Pink, Black, Gina K Pure Luxury white
Ink: Tuxedo memento Black
Accessories: Copic markers, square Nestabilities, scallop punch, circle punch, star punch, pink brads, pink & black polkadotted ribbon, sponge dauber
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today; I always appreciate it! I'll be swinging by yours as well!