Monday, February 21, 2011

Inspired by Beate

Man, was I ever in a stamping FUNK last week.....I didn't really feel like creating, then when I did finally feel like it I couldn't seem to color anything I was happy with, which put me right back into a funk! During yesterday's race though, I was FINALLY able to get something colored....yayyy!

I saw this Cordelia card by Beate and I just HAD to try the dabbing technique that she did with her Copics! I don't know if I achieved the effect as well as she did, but it was fun trying....



The main image with the sentiment tab is up on foam tape. Stickles were added to the hair clip, blue sash, shoe buckles, and music notes.

Here's a second card I made last night...



The scalloped oval is up on foam tape an I added Stickles to the hair clip and butterfly wings.

Hope you're having a good Monday!






SUPPLY LIST on 1st card ~
Stamps: MFT So Tweet
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Togetherness DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: 0, W1, W3, W5, R22, R35, BG10, BG11, BG13, G21, G24, G40, E13, E25, E51, B91, B95, B99
Accessories: Vintage Cream Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Bow Easy, Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

SUPPLY LIST on 2nd card ~
Stamps: MFT Butterfly Kisses
Paper: Vintage Cream, Togetherness DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: 0, BG10, G21, G40, E00, E02, E11, E13, E25, E51, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Small Scallop Die-namics, Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Vintage Cream Ribbon, Stardust Stickles

35 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are so very precious AND I love your 'borrowed' technque and think you did fabulously....gives a nice focus on the image....always fun to try something new

dolcreations said...

I have to admit Denise,I was in the same funk! I just could not make anything that I liked...could not colour...could not find an image! I am so happy you did up these adorable cards. I love both of these! So soft and so pretty.

Niki Estes said...

These are so adorable, Denise! I haven't stamped much for the last month. It must be the time of year.

Anonymous said...

Love your two new cards but I can't find the stamp you used on the second card. I went to the link you had but couldn't find it. Could you please help me out? I really like it.
Joan
Central Florida
bears4two@cfl.rr,.com

Michelle said...

oh I like the dabbing technique...I think it makes your image POP. Very cool. Just got the butterfly stamp and can't wait to use it. Thanks for the inspiration :D

Danni said...

These are both so adorable! and fabulous! I hope that your funk is gone now!

Susie said...

Love, love, love both cards. Those little girl images are always so sweet and fun to color. I'll have to look into that technique - I love how yours turned out.

Jackie Pedro said...

These are SO CUTE, Denise!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Denise, these are ADORABLE GIRL! LOVE the dabbing technique around that first image! So pretty! I doubt I could do it....rofl!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

They are both GORGEOUS!!

Carol L said...

These images are just as cute as can be, and I love what you've done with them both! That new technique looks pretty cool - and it really puts focus on the image done that way!
Wishing you a non-funky stamping day tomorrow :)

Leslie Miller said...

So cute and sweet and utterly precious, Denise! I can't imagine you in a stamping funk, but it must be all gone now, 'cuz these are just adorable!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love that dabbing technique, Denise...it looks sooo cool!!! Your sweet little PI images are sooo precious and your coloring is gorgeous, as always!!! I can't believe you have ever been in a stamping funk, gf....everything you touch turns to FABULOUS!!!!

Jovita said...

It's had to imagine you in a funk, I'm happy you were able find your way out. Both cards are lovely and the dapping really adds to her background.

Sparkle said...

These are just so precious and sweet!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! I think the "funk" has passed and the "funky" has kicked in! Sweetness PLUS! Hugs xxaxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

I think you found your mojo Denise. These are both adorable. Great coloring.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I simply cannot imagine you in a funk girl!!! Both of these cards are just gorgeous and your colouring is ALWAYS stunning!!! Love the dotty technique, the PI girls are adorable and great designs!!! If you were in a funk - you are certainly out of it now!!!! :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

These are so soft and adorable Denise! So You! Your coloring is fabulous girl! {{{hugs}}}

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Truly stunning, roomie! I'm in awe... Hope you're doing well. BIG HUGS!!!

Jan Castle said...

Loved the 'dabbing' look you did...and it was right up there with "C's"! Mind if I give it a try?

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I just LOVE your pointillism background it gives an image such softness. Great cards girl! No funk any more lady, not that I would have known it before either :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

These are both so fresh and beautiful, Denise! You ROCKED the dabbled effect, girl!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW Denise, these are two super beautiful cards! Awesome coloring!!! I so need more PI girls...giggle! Hugs ~S~

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh, I have just the last few days like that - nothing seemed to work and I just felt annoyed and frustrated. Funny how it can just "happen" for no good reason.

I adore both these cards Denise. Gorgeous, gorgeous colours. LOVE that dabbing technique - really gives the impression of depth. Thanks for link to Beate's card! Have a wonderful day!

Janet said...

Hey Denise - it's hard to imagine you in a funk, but am glad you've gotten it back. These are AMAZING - so darn cute.

~~hugs~~

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Denise. Love the cute image and your coloring is awesome! :o)

Justine said...

love these sweet little images

Betty Wright said...

These are wonderful and so beautifully colored, Denise! I need to check out that color dabbing technique. Looks great! I really must get me some of these PI girls! Too cute!

Beate said...

Denise, I can't see any stamping funk residue in these cards. They are gorgeous. I think your background looks AMAZING. I love how you added bigger dots to the ground. And your shading? Beautiful!
I love everything you create and am tickled pink that I inspired you! I always leave your blog inspired.
Hugs and smiles

Lori said...

These are so cute, the little girl is so irresistable!!

Paulette said...

Denise, it's a lovely technique. I like the texture it gives. Now I want to try it. LOL You are obviously out of your funk because both of these cards are Wonderful. ;)Isn't it interesting how we all go through days of creativeness and some are just a lull. Yesterday I had a vision for a card, this never happens to me, so I dug out a note book, so I can doodle them onto paper.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

LOVE the background!! Mine always looks like confetti, but you've really done such a beautiful job. And I love the paper piecing you've done and the coloring on the butterfly wings on the second card!! Beautiful. I'd say you've gotten out of your stampin' funk for sure!!!

Rose Ann said...

They are as cute as ever, Denise!! Your background turned out fantastic, and your PI girls are beautifully colored!! Fabulous piecing too!!

FibreJunky said...

These are both absolutely darling!!! You are obviously out of your stamping funk.