Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Sky's the Limit!!

Good Morning, Y'all! It's Thursday and it looks like I am surviving another week pretty well. The weather is still chilly here, but sunny. Hopefully it will warm up before this weekend when the kids have soccer & lacrosse games.

Pink Cat Studio is having another digi release today!! You can find the new images here.

My first card uses the Billy Snowboarder image. This is my tribute to the US Men's Snowboarding Team, especially to Shaun White, since he won another gold! I don't know about you, I really enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics. I decided to step out of the box for this card and try my hand at an Easel card. I can't believe how completely easy they are to make! Here are the directions for making them.

I used some really old Basic Grey Dawson DP along with some Basic Grey (SU) & Bazzill cardstocks. I used a Heidi Swapp distressing tool to distress the edges of all of the papers and then added some Versa Mark chalk ink as well. I created the sentiment on my pc, cut it out with a nestie tag and then airbrushed it with some YR16. The snowflake border is an EK Success border punch. I used a MS snowflake punch and a phillips head screw brad that I colored with C7. The small snowflakes are were left over from the border punch. Here is a close-up of Billy. I masked him off and sponged some So Saffron around him. I used the following Copics: E0000, 000, 00, 08, 11, R20, YR12, 15, 16, B00, 02, 91, 93, 95, 97,
C1, 3, 5, & 7. I created his jacket using a colorless blender. I added some Liquid Glass (CTMH) to his goggles and snowboard.

Here is the inside of the card:
Here is my second card - Lily Snowboarder. I used a Magnolia-licious sketch for this card. I know this is super-bright, but it very cheery! I used some Basic Grey Lime Ricky. I bought this when it first came out, but I think this is the first time I ever used it. I thought it was perfect for this snowboarding princess! The sentiment was created on my pc and airbrushed with some YG25. I did not have any primas that matched this card, so I airbrushed them to match. Some Raspberry Fizz twill matched nicely with this DP. The bling is Doodlebug Designs.
I cut Lily out and popped her up on a background that I created a cloudy scene with my Copic ABS. I used these Copics on her: E0000, 000, 00, 11, 30, 35, 37, R20, RV11, 14, 17, 19, B000, 00, 02, 05, Y02, 11, YG 00, 21, 23, 25 & colorless blender.

Here is the inside of the card. I used a MS border punch to mimic the flowers on her board.Here is a peek of the new stamps that Melissa has in the store:
Be sure to check out the other PCS DT member's blogs - their addresses are on the right side of my blog.

Hope you have a wonderful day! I am off to play with some of my new stamps that came in the mail this week! I will be adding some new stuff to my Etsy store soon!

~Hugs, Tori


Nana Bev said...

Cute cards ... told you you'd like the easel card. :) I found another version of one .. called a 'z' card ... opens 'down low' instead of 'up high'! gg

I'm ready for FL to be FL again .. not supposed to be above 60 here - not what I bought into. Have a great day ... off to tutor. Bev

Maria said...

Love your easel cards, Tori! So darn cute. I've never tried to make them as of yet, your cards inspire me to want to make them! Beautiful coloring and love, love the dps that you used. Awesome job on this week's release!!


MacKenzie said...

Great cards this week! I love all of the bright colors.

Lesley said...

I love them, too cute!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very cute PCS images and your coloring job is fabulous Tori!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, the colours are just incredible on both these cards! I am a huge fan of Shaun White, too. Who wouldn't be? ;)