Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I'm so late, I'm early!

It seems like just when I finally get into the full swing of a holiday,
it ends. And then I'm left with all these great ideas and tons of timely 
crap strewn around my craft room, but the special day has come and gone. 
Screw it! I'm making schtuff for next year. 
Hey, look at me! I'm way ahead of schedule! 

This is perfect for Valentine's Day 2017, or an
anniversary. My 20th wedding anniversary is in August.
Check me out, all early and shit.

 I started out with a white card that I stamped the Stampotique hearts 
background onto, and then colored using a water pen and distress inks. 
I splattered some black speckles on it for an artsy feel. 

Awww, look at the sweethearts!!

I chopped off the heads of Fofe and Perl from Stampotique,
and then I colored them with Copic markers.

I added some Stickles to make Fofe's green eyes sparkle,
then added the colored heads to some distressed photo booth photos 
from Tim Holtz.

I stamped the heart background onto some scrap pink and red paper,
cut them out and then popped them up on foam dots for some
fun dimension. 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sometimes I like to just color. I can sit for hours and color
image after image. This is one I have had printed for months,
but never had the time to color it properly. Until now. 

This image is named Abby, by Regan Kubecek. I purchased her
along with some others from Sweet Peas stamps before they
unfortunately closed shop.  
I colored her using Copics, and white gel pen for the highlights.

I broke out the heart embossing folder, a black doily with silver distress ink
splattered on it, and the skull and crossbones punch from Martha Stewart.
I decided to stop there, as I have a tendency to over work a piece to death.
Less is more. Less is more. Less is .... look, glitter!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Yes! We can totally relate to this post! We have been doing the same thing, getting things ready for next year! LOVE everything!

  2. I just love your take on our theme this month - this is brilliant and made me smile. Great colours and images. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Love is in the Air) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

  3. Oh wow! I adore how you used the Stampotique stamps - awesome!
    Thank you so much for joining in with us :)

  4. Well my Mom always said 'If your not going to be on time be early " <Love your work TFS Unicorn Ch Lis DT

  5. L ove the colouring on this fab image, Great embossing and design. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Friends and we hope you will join us again. Jennifer DT member x

  6. Love the background no those green eyes! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

  7. Awesome Gloria <3 Love your artwork!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  8. Gorgeous card ! Love it ! Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  9. Super colours. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs Traci DT Unicorn Challenge xx

  10. Fabulous projects. Nice colouring and great work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge #25 and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Member

  11. Great cards, love your squeres....thanks for joining us at Stampotique!

  12. Lovely and original work, thanks for joining Crafty Friends, hope you will join the new challenge too, hugs Blankina


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