Mischelle Smith and a Blast From the Past ~ Pea Pickin'

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This stamp set is most definitely a 'blast from the past' and a set that I never had the chance to play with very much ... so I was excited to pull it out and dust it off!

For my first two layouts I really wanted to work hard to incorporate designer papers!  This isn't one of my strong points so I really wanted to make something work ... if I could!  I must say ... this turned out to be a FUN challenge for myself!

I used Catelynne for this card and it couldn't have been any easier!  I masked over the legs on my chick so they wouldn't appear on my image.  Next I colored my image with Copic Markers and then used my pastel chalks to add in the blue sky and a bit more tan on the ground.  I used a brown marker to add lots of dots and stitches!  That was WAY too much fun!  I also pulled out my white gel pen to add white dots to my chickie for highlights!

And then the rooster!  I LOVE roosters and I really wanted one that was all country!  Our Emma Paper Collection really hit the spot for me with this image ... I mean really!  What's not cute about a polka dotted rooster!  LOL!

This was a VERY simple card to create and I love how the paper piecing gives it a splash of whimsy with those dots and stripes!  And speaking of dots ... of course I added even more with a black marker!


For this next card I wanted to keep away from patterned papers and focus on solid cardstocks.  I have to say ~ this card took me the longest to create but only because I kept trying different color palettes ~ from coloring the turkey to adding in the cardstock to which color of ink I stamped with.  It was a FUN process though!

I colored the turkey with Copic Markers.  My red dots on the orange cardstock and the word are stamped with VersaMagic ink and then embossed.  I finished up by taking a marker and adding stitching around the top part of the card.

I had the MOST FUN making this card and it turns out ... I LOVE this little turkey!



I hope you've enjoyed checking out my cards and this BLAST FROM THE PAST stamp set!  This set will be available throughout this month so check with your Angel to snatch one up!  Pea Pickin' and Random Pattern Blast from the Past Stamp Sets

Happy Paper Crafting!


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Supplies Card 1:  Catelynne papers, caboodles cardstock, tuxedo black memento ink, copic markers e41, e42, e43, e44, rv11, rv21, rv23, b00, b01, white eyelet, pop dots, brown marker, corner rounder, circle nesties dies, white gel pen

Supplies Card 2:  Emma papers, tuxedo black memento ink, emma ribbons, black marker, kai mini scissors, nesties dies, pop dots

Supplies Card 3:  Caboodles and orange cardstock, tuxedo black memento ink, copic markers r35, r37, r59, yr14, yr16, yr18, y32, y24, e43, e47, y28, red magic versamagic ink, transcendance embossing powder, background soup t3218, viva la friendship t3218, pop dots, white ribbon, white gel pen

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  1. WOW, those were some pea pickin' cute cards. Love reading your PROCESS!

  2. OMG! {love} the polka dotted rooster!!! I am enjoying this Blast From The Past! What a GREAT idea!

  3. Oh my goodness! These are the cutest. Love this set!

  4. whoa, three really fun cards. I love how very different each one it. :)

  5. FABULOUS cards! Love how you used them and varied how much of their legs that you used.

  6. Absolutely FABULOUS! Mischelle, your detail work is outstanding, along with the layout design and the coloring and the embellishments. Just WONDERFUL! What else can I say. I love them all. I wish I had that set to join the blog hop today, but I don't.

  7. once again you outshine! great cards indeed. i think{i know}i must have this set!

  8. oh - these are just SO MUCH FUN! Great cards..........................

  9. What fun cards! I love, love, love, that first one...might have to CASE it =)

  10. These are all wonderful! Love the turkey, it is just too cute!

  11. Oh wow! I just love the first two cards. I love the country chic look, the watercolor look and the beautiful papers! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

  12. super cute cards and love the dots! great way to show off the designer paper!

  13. So cute... and your coloring is fab, Mischelle :)

  14. I love these ideas! I have this set and sometimes get some real brain burps as to what to do. This Blast from the Past is wonderful!

  15. Gotta luv that Polka dot Rooster!
    These are all Fabulously Fun cards :)