Sunday, June 19, 2011

Swaps .... swaps ... swaps

Dear readers,

I put myself into a lot of swaps. Swapping is a lot of fun and it gives me a reason to start crafting again and again. Today I made four cards, yesterday I made three. Fun, fun, fun and such a suprising outcome. They are all beautiful. I have to admit that the cards I made today are (for me) simple, but I am still stunned. At night, yesterday, I start coloring with my copics. Nearly all images I once printed or stamped are colored.
There are four six left to color, I think ... I have a bad habit, yes I have to admit it ...
When I have colored an image and I like it very much, I tend not to use it. Why ... overwhelmed I think ... I'll get over it. Have to, because I can not keep all those images, just because they are so beautifully colored. But we'll see!

I have to make four cards for four partners from It is sender's choice, so I just went for it.

Card # 1

I love this card. Do I have to sent it? I can't keep all the nice cards I make?!? Okay, this one (all those four cards, by the way) will be sent to the USA. The scalloped square and the red square are cut with the help of the Make the Cut and my Cricut expression. The circle on which the girls is, is cut with a nestability on the big shot. And, how silly, I just noticed that I forgot to put a sentiment on the card. Will be done in a minute:) The little girl is an image from a coloring page. With a Viva decor pearl pen I attached three pearls; the color is white.

Card # 2

Why not make a masculin card? Most of the time it is hard to come up with inspiration for a masculin card. But today (I don't know where it came from??) I just went on, as I said earlier. I love this KennyK image. He is so handsome and I love American football. Lively and full of energy ... Also colored with copic markers, the helmet and other green parts are colored with prisma color markers. With my Sizzix big shot and a cuttle bug embossing folder I embossed the blue background. A red ribbon it attached under his feet. With the program Make The Cut and my Cricut expression I cut the tag and stamped a sentiment on it. The sentiment is from the set "Creepin Kit" from The Greeting Farm. Hehehehe, his pants are so dirty. Doesn't he rock? 

Card # 3

Did I had a KennyK moment? I think so! Again a KennyK digital image. She is colored with prisma color markers. The tag is cut with my Sizzix big shot and a Spellbinder's nestability.

Card # 4

Months ago I downloaded a few images from coloring pages. They were meant to experience digital images. Notice that the images on coloring pages have thicker drawing lines than the digital images you can buy. 
Well, I do prefer rubber stamps over acrylic stamps and digital stamps. It gives me a certain crafty feeling, I can see and touch my rubber stamps, for sure when I am searching for creativity. 
Still I have to admit that digital stamps have some advantages such as enlarging the image, the fine lines on the image and it's also possible to print the image on an exact spot.

So this image is colored with copics on marker paper. The patterned paper is from a patterned paper block, but it has no brand name on it. I used a nestability die for the sentiment. The stamp used is from a set and this one has no brand name either.

I would love to know what you think. And if you have any questions, please leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by.

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