Saturday, February 25, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Blue-Haired Beauty

I seem to be obsessed with blue hair lately.  At the end of the day, I suppose there are worse things to be obsessed with.

This girl's head is from a stamp called Pigtails.  I made her a dress and a crown and created a painty-themed background for her. The lovely loopy "Create" sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  The cool pattern on the purple pieces in back is from a Spellbinders embossing folder (designed by the talented Seth Apter) called Maze.  All the other stamps (circles and splats and "dot, dot, dot" words) are from the stamp set I designed called Artistic Essentials.  I made her dress out of some Recollections paper called "Mixed Media," which I painted over and added a bit of color to.

I started out by making a watercolor background that looked like a paint box.  

Next I glued on some paint-themed text from an old home improvement book. 

From there it was just a matter of fussy-cutting the stamped images, and layering, and combining them all onto the background.

Thanks for swinging by and happy crafting to all of us this weekend!


  1. I bet you only know how to craft happily! Pure JOY comes through your creations! I love your blue haired beauty! I also really enjoy looking at your process, one that I can never achieve or even fathom! You, my dear, are an ARTIST! xo~

  2. You truly are brilliant! I love your idea with the paintbox background, it is so freaking cool! and you always know the best things to layer with. I understand your fascination with blue hair - I keep seeing photos on FB and Pinterest of gorgeously colored hair, and am fascinated by the ones that flow from blues to purples to greens - I want that!!

  3. Love you work! The blue pigtails are great!

  4. What a great tag! Love the paint tray background.

  5. Adorable, and so inspiring! Gorgeous background made with al the colours in a sort of square, as always brilliant!