Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just playing

*this is my second post of the day...be sure to scroll down to see the Artistic Outpost new release info*

Man! It sure feels good to create for the sake of creating! No reason, no obligation, just pure fun!!
Today was a flurry of art activity in my studio and two of the things I made are just because!

The first one is a Valentine ATC using a Lollipop image from my friend, Lori Boyd.
Isn't this little girl adorable?? It is available at Stamping Bella along with lots of other Lollipops!!

She is colored with Copics. I layered her onto a Cuttlebugged background and then onto a red ATC sized piece of cardstock. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp I picked up last week. I added a couple of punched hearts. I finally Stickled the heck of it! lol I covered the exposed red cardstock, an edge around the sentiment and the hearts with red Stickles. The center of the one heart was covered with cotton candy Stickles. Just a fun little ATC that I will probably slip in John's lunchbox on Valentine's Day!
This ATC is also for the challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge. I love it when I make something 'just because' and it works for a challenge too. What fun!

Then, I played around with this awesome Sassy Studio Designs image:

Isn't she beautiful?!?! I think I am in love with this images! This was a very simple card because the base of it was premade (gasp!). I picked up a set of these pink scalloped cards at Target in the dollar spot. I thought they would make quick cards with some embellishing. I just added the blue cardstock to the bottom edge and then a strip across the middle. The image was colored with Copics. I used puffy velvet marker on her hat brim and ball and Glossy Accents to the mug. I layed ribbon across the top and bottom edges of the blue strip and made a half bow (I have no clue what to call it) and brad (from dollar spot also) under the image. Finally, I stamped the sentiment with charcoal ink. I wanted to put "Thinking of You" there, but I didn't have one large enough...*note to self: need larger sentiment stamps*.

It sure was fun to PLAY!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great rest of your week!!

7 comments:

Maylee said...

awww..that Lori Boyd image is darling, she is so cute in polka dots! TFS

Terrie B x said...

Hi Robin..Your ATC` is `gorgeous` I love your beautiful card too!!!!even better when you create them just because!!!!!
Thankyou for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!!!It sure is fab to see you there!!!Hope too see more of you!!!!
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

LORi said...

WOWZERS!!!! TOO darn CUTE!!! WOW~!!

PaperCrafty said...

Robin, these are Adorable!! I love the little ATC with Ella!!

Shantaie said...

how adorable! love those glittery hearts

Thanks for sharing your atc with us at cuttlebug challenge blog~ Shantaie

BettyBee said...

Robin! Great design!!! Love the image and the coloring you did, too. Thanks for being part of the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

Yogi said...

very cute. love the glitz too