Monday, April 25, 2011

Lasting Charm and Light the Stars

Today I have some cards to share with you.  I don't know about you but I have the hardest time decided with stamp I want to ink up and color first.  So as soon as I recieve a package of Sweet Pea Stamps in the mail, I cut them all out add some Tack It Over and Over glue to the backs, let it dry and then I stamp 2 of each image out and they are ready to color when I want them.  But I still have a hard time deciding which one to color first so most of the time I start coloring the skin on all of them, since I don't ahve to pick colors out yst and match papers and embellishments to them.  Does anyone else do this or do you just do one image at a time?
 For this first card I used one of ching-chou kuiks images called "Lasting Charm" , sheet 29 plate 97.  I wanted to color her up in some warm Fall colors and added a lot of different textures.  As green and brown are my favorite colors.

For this one I used Karen Middleton's "Light the Stars" sheet #5, Plate #116.  I think this little fairy is so sweet.  I used some Basic Grey DP.

  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I am having so much fun with all my Sweet Pea Stamps.  Oh make sure you go and see what's on sale over at the store HERE and stock up on all  your favorites.
Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for all your sweet comments.



JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards! I love the rich colors of the first card. The image on the second is so sweet.


Chrissy said...

Those rich warm colours on 'Lasting Charm' is just beautiful.So detailed and intricate.. to me anyway...heavenly...I love the colour combo of 'Light the Stars' very pretty image, and I love her blonde hair...I still have trouble with that.

Graphicat said...

Stunning creations darlin! I miss ya!
What is the image in your header??? It's awesome!

Narelle Harrison said...

goegeous gorgeous gorgeous,
u are so talented chicky babe, and these cards are no exception, the colours the layouts, all awesome,
yay u chicky babe,
u know i love ya work
big hugz
rellz..x..x : o )

Rosa Witten said...

I do exactly the same thing as you do when I get my new stamps in the mail( no local stores carry SPS). Although I have not tried your tack it trick, but once I use up all my foam I will.
I love the first card, the green and brown is just stunning. Your coloring always inspires me. I was hoping my Phunky Phairies would arrive today but they did not :(
Oh well I have a ton more to color anyway. Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea C said...

Your colouring is phenomenal, are you self taught or did you get lessons? Amazing, seriously x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous again angela.
what a colors wow, I love it.
both of these cards are fabulous.
I colored one by one, but I don't only work with copics.

greetings karin

Renkata said...

Hi Angela,
I can see you love your stamps :)
Such a sensational cards.
I just love the deep rich colours which you use.
ohhh I am from these people, who colour the image and the look for papers and embelishments, just because I don't know what image I want to colour and for every image not all the colours give the justice , lol.
Wish you a great week.

Laura said...

these are both stunning darling, i especially love the lasting charm carm, gorgeous !!!!! hope you had a lovely easter xxxx

Altered Paperie said...

Hi Angela - Beautiful cards! - your colours are stunning, so glad I've stumbled onto you!...
Emz xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE both of these but the warmth of your first one is amazing - it just oozes charm.

Ellen said...

Hi Angela!. LOVE them both!!! Beautiful cards, always.. your colours are stunning!!:) You're very welcome to my home, and give me some lessons, hihi. One day..I hope I will be able to coloring nearly the way you do, sweetie! You're my favorite card maker!:)
Wish you and your family a lovely day, and .."See you tomorrow" i the Blog Hop!:)

Hugs, Ellen

Lau W said...

OH i love love love these two creations, beauties as always !

tiggertastic said...

oh my god i am loving that top card, the green is out of this world

sarah x