New Toodles & Binks has arrived! Look at this cutie - supposedly a double for T&B owner Kay's daughter who is affectionately called Toodles. Here she is skating with her cat - so silly and gun it puts a big dorky grin on my face as I sit here alone typing to you. If my expression was captured on camera as I sit alone in my craft room sometimes you would laugh at me big time! Allan likes to imitate me doing just this - he says I stick my tongue out to the side when I emboss :(
Sooooo here we have Toodles & Binks Skate, one of the newest images available at Stamp Galaxy (and yes, they do ship internationally from the UK). I matched her little outfit to today's color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, which was to use Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray and Not Quite Navy. Not my favorite color combo, but once I added a splash of pink with the Stampin' Up! Taffeta Ribbon and white sparkly snowflakes (Martha Stewart punch with Dazzling Diamonds glitter) it all fell into place for me. I cut the panels with Megabilities Mega Rectangles by Spellbinders. The white felt Poinsettia is by Hero Arts.
After coloring the image with Copics you see above I added a topcoat of Shimmerz Paints, my new fave toy. I used Sky Blue, Iced Lavendar and Evergreen.They do not cover up your Copic shading but add a subtle glimmer that the camera doesn't always pick up - you have to see these in action in real life! Such sparkle. They are available at TheRubbercafe.com store. I added some Liquid Pearls to her scarf, necklace and purse chain too. All about the bling!
The sentiment on the outside of the card is from Melanie Muenchinger's Tee Talk stamp set (designed for Gina K Stamps). I just love the fun and unique words from the set. They were created for her Little Tees stamp set, but I use them for everything. I sponged a bit of pink around the sentiment. To really diva-fy the card I added crystals and pearls from K&Co. that are from Sweet 'n Sassy Shop. A whole pack of these babies are under $3 and self-adhesive.
Inside I put the Figures of 8 Quotation which is available separately at Stamp Galaxy. The cardstock is sponged with Baja Breeze.
Connie, who won my HUGE giveaway yesterday, will be receiving these stampa as well as EVERY OTHER T&B stamp currently in production thanks to Kay! Woo hoo I am so excited for her as I dream of all the crafty goodness she will be getting :)
Will anyone be headed to CHA this January? I will be reporting at CHA for Craft Critique, then sneaking in a Copic Certification as well as a Prima Masters Class in Chino. If you are headed to any of these things let me know I would love to meet some blogging friends :)
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