Archaic Acrylics!!!


Okay, I've had the whole day off today and I've been having so much fun!! I got some new Basic Grey 6x6 pads from Lindsey this week and I've been dying to play with them!!! Well, I made two cards this morning and I was going to post them tomorrow........ , but I just couldn't wait!!! So here they are!!

Today's challenge on SCS was to use acrylic of some sort on your creation.....so acrylic stamps or acrylic paint, acrylic tags, dew drops, baubles, etc. Well, I started out by pulling out my Archaic Basic Grey pad and using the colours from that patterned paper. I also saw this awesome sketch on Ila's blog the other day. She is giving away some brand new High Hopes stamps, so be sure to join in the challenge!!! Anyway, I changed the sketch up a tiny bit but kept most of it the same. I hope she likes it!!!

So I started with a Chocolate Chip base and layered it with a BG plain patterned piece and layered two other fancy patterned pieces on it, like in Ila's sketch. I tied some wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon around the middle and found some Prima flowers and attached them with a Basic Grey brad. The main image is actually a stamp that I don't own.....shock, I know!! My wonderful friend Tara sent me some stamped images of Magnolias that I don't have....isn't she the bestest??? Thanks Tara!!! *wave* I coloured it using my Copic markers, added Stardust Stickles to her wings and some highlights using my white gel pen. I pop dotted her on her little window there and pop dotted the window too. The sentiment is by High Hopes and I stamped it on another piece of plain BG paper and then rounded the ends with a circle punch. I did this by just inserting one end of the paper in through the middle of the circle punch, so that just the side went through the cutting part. I them sponged around the sentiment panel with Basic Brown ink. Lastly I added the 'acrylic' part of my card, which are some Bellas Baubles!!



Well, I was having so much fun, that I couldn't stop at just one!! So I used Archaic papers again and this time I had these images of Tilda and the horse already stamped out and ready to be coloured. My niece Summer who is 24, just LOVES horses so I decided to make her a special card just for her. For the card base I used a textured piece of Very Vanilla and this time it is 6x6. I cut the two layers of circles out using my Creative Memories cutting system and I put the larger one directly on the base, then put a strip of Chocolate Chip and then attached the smaller circle which is cut from a plaid piece of BG patterned paper. I attached the horse and then popped up Tilda onto the circles. I added some Prima flowers with silver brads, Stardust Stickles on her wings and added some sparkly highlights to the horse's mane using my Sakura Stardust gel pen. And for the 'acrylic' part of my card, I added one of these awesome tags that I picked up when I was on holiday in Florida. Sadly, I hadn't used ONE of them yet!! Now I have!!

Hope you are having a great day, whatever you may be doing.......I really hope it's stamping!!!

9 comments:

Marja Sch said...

They are lovely these cards.

Anita Knits said...

What can I saw wonderful cards per usual.
Anita

Ila said...

Wow!! Both of these cards are Gorgeous!! The card you made using my sketch is Amazing!! I love the papers you choose...accents...Cute little Tilda...altogether Wonderful!!. Thanks so much for making a card from my sketch!!

Monica said...

I really need to get some Magnolia Stamps! They are so hard to find though!! Your Cards are GREAT Kimmie! TFS.
~Monica~

TaraG said...

*wave*Kimmie...Ahhh! The cards are just gorgeous!!! You did an awesome job with the little Tilda with Apron image I sent ya!!! Your colouring with the copics is flawless...I am still working on it, smile! and the pp choice and embellishments...everythingis great! I love Ila's sketch too. I plan to enter the challenge!
And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment...It means a lot to have you say that I inspired you with my little penguin cards, as, you are such a talented designer and I am always inspired by your work and artistry!
Tara

Sanna said...

Great cards again!

I've a question for you: what card size/sizes do you use?

Agnes said...

Very nice cards,great colors!

megastamper said...

oh wow kimmie, both cards are so wonderful and look very pretty ... really beautiful!!!

Whimsey said...

Oh my gosh; too stinkin' cute!!

~Michele, SBS10

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