Monday, July 4, 2011

Live & Laugh

Happy 4th of July to all those celebrating today!
I've got lots of fun plans so this will be a quickie before I head out for a full day of celebrating my independence, LOL! ;)

So have you seen the new Sister Stamps cuties yet? Jenny and her sister have created some wonderful new stamps and I jumped on a pre-order to get them as soon as I could. Lucky me, they arrived in my mailbox on Saturday and I couldn't wait to dive right in and play!
I chose Mei Lin for this first card out, simply because I love her little bun head... totally adorable! And since she has such a fun and carefree spirit about her, I had to find some nice, bright papers to pair up with her. So I dug back in my stash and found this sheet of old Magnolia paper that had just the look I was going for. Then to finish it all off I added a few happy butterflies to flit around Mei Lin's whirligig... that way I could also enter this into the open Flutter By challenge this week. :)
And did you see that cool stick pin? My awesome bloggin' buddy, Kris, sent me some of her handmade pins and I love how this one kinda looks like a lantern in Mei Lin's garden now... thanks so much Kris, I ♥ them!

Alrighty folks, that's it for me today!
And here's a quick video on how I colored Mei Lin's blue/black "superhero" hair. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI

paper- My Mind's Eye (Magnolia)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Mei Lin), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown and Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress
May Arts ribbon
Martha Stewart 3-in-1 butterfly punch
cool decorative stick pin (from Kris)
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E50, E51, E00, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9, B29
everything else- BG07, BG09, BG18, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG03, YG25, YG67, R05, R08, E19, Y000, BG000
grass- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG67


Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous vibrant color scheme Amy, the image is so cute and you colored her beautifully. Thanks for the video too - I struggled with black hair on my challenge card this week - will definitely add some blue next time.

MagsB said...

What a fab, bright card! Mei Lin looks so happy, and the pin is just perfect! Thanks very much for the video and the tip on using blue!

luv, Mags x

Anne B. said...

Amazing! Love the bright colors.

Unknown said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial, Amy! Happy 4th!

gobeagirl said...

Happy 4th of July Amy. I hope that you are having a wonderful day. I love your little Mei Lin. She looks just perfect with her super hero blue hair and that gorgeous dp. I really think you did a wonderful job on her. I am love your YouTube videos. Very fun to watch you create. lol.. Hugs, Lisa

Sudha said...

Pretty creation dear. Luv the sentiment n the image too.

Jenny said...

OMG SUPER CUTE Amy! Love the color combo and what you did with Mei Lin! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

kris said...

This is amazing! wow! love the whole different take you gave Mei Lin in the non-traditional asian papers... really cute! colors are greatly paired with her... glad you like the stick pins!! Happy 4th!!

1LuvnMama said...

Luv the video Amy . . . glad CMC is still alive! :)
Mei Lin is adorable . . . Jenny will be so proud. :) Hope you're having a wonderful 4th!

Pineapple Cove said...

Love the colors you used, so bright and happy! Who knew orange & turquoise would look so good together.

Thanks so much for the video - I have to go and try that technique.

Thanks so much for the link back. Have a great 4th!!


donna mikasa said...

Saw your video at CMC--had to pop over to see your finished card! Awesome video and card! Love the superhero blue hair, too! Just amazing! Happy 4th!

Julie said...

Another beauty - love the bright bold colours!! Juliex

Mimi said...

Happy 4th Amy! Thanks for a awesome video! and the card is amazing! Cute and fun layout! ;)

Jenny said...

Finally had time to view the video. That was so awesome! I'll have to try that out!

Juls said...

just wayyyyy to gorgeous for words!!! Love the fabby colour combo the ribbon and pin and the rounded corners!!! Fabulous creation!!! HUgs Juls

Leanne said...

Awe-dorable Amy!! Love the color choices and the papers go so well! I wish I had my stamps right now, but still waiting for them. Thanks for the tutorial!

Unknown said...

Such a precious card! :)

Tasha said...

Oh my this is the cutest card ever, i love the funky colours and fun layout
love tasha xx