Monday, February 23, 2009

40 just keeps on CHASING ME!!!

... and last year... it caught me! I should show my Paper Makeup monsters running from 41, cuz that is what is trying to catch me now!!! Well... it's not THAT bad! I used copics to color SPIKE and then I cut him out... I Used my nesties and added some texture on them with the Cuttlebug. I got the top note die out and sponged and dotted that layer for some depth and to give my shapes somewhere to "sit."Next, I stamped the 40 and layered it and made it chase Spike... YIKES!!!I added some matching ribbon and button start and a little ric rac for a bumpy road (which 40 is fo sho!) and here he is! Spike running from 40.. and who could blame him!
For this next Paper Makeup card... I used one of
the gorgeous fairies that she has. This fairy, Penelope, is so pretty and serene... I think I felt calmer even coloring her and making this card! I used copics again and glitter and gel pens. I had to use SHIMMERZ on the wings and glitter pens for the fine detail, like the buttons at her collar and the swirls in her dress. I made her long hair dark, like Petite Diva (my 4 year old). She gets a kick out of my cards and always loves when they look like her! Anyway... I sponged dark clouds around her so that her lantern would be the focus. I used this patterned paper for the background because it had an Asian feel and so does Penelope. I cuttlebugged the grey paper and layered ink on it until I got the depth I liked and then I added some silver ink for a sparkle. I used my flourish punch and some ribbon and flowers for the details. I hope you like these cards and that you will check out Paper Makeup Stamps as they have some GORGEOUS new stamps and they are on sale til Wednesday... why are you still here? GO... GO NOW and buy them!

8 comments:

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

great job and OMG your penelope card is stunning!!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

TEEHEE!! That first card is so funny Dawn!! :) Love your coloring details on the second!! Very nice set of creations!!

Cassie said...

oh dawn! love that first one!! it's hilarious!!!! and a whole new way to use that line instead of just for kids!!

Heather said...

Grreat job on the cards! The little monster is too cute! And the second card is just gorgeous!

gale said...

Oh my gosh I love that monster!! He is so cute! Both cards look GREAT! You put so much detail in your work.

Naomi said...

OMG! I love the 40 card! It's genius to have him running from the number! Just great! I also love the fairy card, but after the 40 card, I just couldn't pay attention, I actually LOL'd at it. It's so good! Who wouldn't love to get that on their 40th?

The Mama Monkey said...

That 40 card is just too much! I love it!! I am going to have to get that monster stamp just for over the hill cards!

thescrapmaster said...

LOL that first card is so cute!!