Hello and thanks for stopping by!
Well, the party may be over at Peachy Keen Stamps, but the sale is just getting started! The Release party was wonderful - filled with fun, games and some amazing inspiration by the Design Team. After the party, Kathy posted the entire March, 2013 Release and threw in some awesome SALE prices! You can see the Release and all the details about the sale here.
You also have time to play along with a couple of fun challenges that will be going on until Sunday, March 10th at midnight. The first challenge is hosted by our very own Jeanne Streiff, and Jeanne's challenge is all about embossing! Click here to read all the details about this challenge and to see the wonderful inspiration created by the Design Team.
The second challenge is hosted by Design Team Member, Nikki Foraker. Nikki's challenge for you is all about backgrounds. You can read all about this fun challenge and be inspired by the Design Team by clicking here,
Earlier today I posted pictures of my newest crafting toy - my Copic Air Brush System. I haven't played with it very much, but so far....I am loving it! I played around with a few stencils a bit then decided it was time to actually "make something" with this new toy! So, while I was working on my card for Jeanne's challenge I thought I would give it a go....
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* I started with the picket fence that I purchased from the Silhouette Online Store. I used the "Offset" feature to create my card base from the blue cardstock. Next, I cut out the fence 2 times.
* I glued the fence layers together and embossed them with a woodgrain embossing folder. I inked up the embossed areas with a light gray ink.
* Before adding my fence to the card base, I fringed the top of my green paper for some grass to put behind the fence. Now comes the fun part....
*Using the new Peachy Keen Stamps set PKSC-15, I stamped these cute little eggs and fun faces.
* I got out my new toy and had a blast air brushing these little cuties! Talk about fun! Oh my gosh, I had them completely covered in seconds and I love the shading! I used a lighter shade of Copic Marker for the top portion of each egg and a slightly darker color for the lower portion.
* I paper pieced the bows and added them to the eggs, used my white gel pen for the eyes and added some rosy cheeks.
* Next, I used some pop dots to position my eggs in front of the fence. I cut a few little tuffs of grass (from the SOS) and popped them up in front of the eggs.
* The "Easter Blessings" sign is also air brushed and matted onto pink cardstock cut with the Spellbinders die, "Beaded Ovals".
* Those darling little butterflies are also from the new March Release (PKSC-15). I colored them with my Copics, cut them out and glued them into place. I thought they needed a bit of sparkle, so I used a Atyou pen in "Clear" which added just the right amount of sparkle.
Well, it's been a long day of cleaning my house, crafting when I could sneak in a few minutes and partying with the peaches! So, I think I'm going to call it a day for now. I hope you will join one or both of our fun challenges this week - I always enjoy seeing what you have created! See you soon...
Until next time,