Post 3: California hasn’t had any real rain in so long that I’d almost wondered what it looked like. But this year we’ve gotten LOTS!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. The little kids and their pets are actually from Christmas stamps. I stamped and cut them out and then added them to the windows. The droplets were made Glossy Accents and then I painted over them a bit with acrylic paint.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1104-J Billy and Sparky at window
1105-J Mary and Mr. Meow at window


Post 2: As many of you know I’m an animal person. With four cats and three dogs my house is full!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. I love washi tape and used it to create the flag banner and there are little bits in the background. The letters I stamped, they were a set I picked up at Michaels. Once everything was completely dry I added a little bit of pen work with a black marker. My pets make me very happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)

Here’s a stackably fun card made by Alex. She used lots of different animals – cat, dog, bear, even a little ant and said that maybe they wouldn’t usually go together but here they are playing nicely together.

I always love seeing what Alex creates. I don’t think there is ever a dull moment in her imagination.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2037-G Purskie kitty looks down
3001-G Rowley balances
4021-I Bosley says lets go
5009-G Aunt Annie & Jr Ant (set of 2)

Lynne Jardine - Have a purrfect day

A purrfectly wonderful card from Lynne. I love the softness of this card – the sweet orange kitty and the patterned paper. She added some fun stars and finished things off with a bit of sparkle.

Here’s hoping you all have a purrrrfect day. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2016-G Kitty Sebastian has very long whiskers

stamping: halloween
Here’s a somewhat simple card. I stamped Purskie on a piece of watercolor paper. I then stamped Happy Halloween below him. I drew a little line for him to stand on making a nice division for the bottom of the card. I then used a Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pen on the letters. This is a liquid masking fluid that allows what’s underneath to stay whatever color the paper is. I watercolor the bottom with orange and then rubbed off the masking fluid. I added a ribbon, some Glossy Accents on the letters and of course a few bats (a little die from Memory Box I believe). Oh, the little dots of orange are just small splatters of watercolor. I mounted the whole thing on black and white polka dot paper and the onto a white card base.

Here’s a close up.
stamping: halloween close up

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2037-G Purskie kitty looks down
Alphabet by Purple Onion Designs (one of my all time favorites!)

Alex made this fun party card! She used Cupcake the dog (who already comes with a party hat) and then added a party hat to Go kitty go. I think kitty can’t wait to get to the cake! She added some wonderful sequins and glittered the whole card for sparkle!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2038-J Go kitty go!
3038-I Cupcake the dog
9003-B Party hat with stripes

Paula Downs spring has sprung

Here’s a really fun card sent in by Paula Downs. Doesn’t kitty look oh so happy! I just love her watercoloring (as usual if you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that Paula has sent in a number of cards). I also love that she drew those cute little springy springs!

Here’s what Paula did:
For this card, I started off by stamping Yardley in black Versafine ink (which is a waterproof ink) onto watercolour card.

I then simply painted in a sky and grass with watercolours.  I stamped some birds too.  The phrase was an old alphabet stamp set.  I punched out daisies, and hand drew the springs.  Finished off with some fresh green dotty card.
Thanks as always for sharing your wonderful work!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2011-F Yippy for Yardley kitty

Holly-Eat-Cake-Graphics---umm-hello

Here’s another watercolor card I did. I was going for just a pop of art, keeping the card pretty minimal. I stamped Woogums and watercolored him in. The card was a little to plain so I decided to add a little shadow around the kitty. Then I thought hmmm…it just needs something so I got out my stencils and with my watercolor brush (and not a lot of water) I used the stencil as a template for the dots and the little lines. I actually really liked it and am certainly going to try it some more because goodness knows I have enough stencils! :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2046-G Woogums perspective
(the ummm…hello was stamped with an alphabet stamp set I had purchased quite awhile ago)

Donna West - Happy Birthday

Here’s a wonderful little birthday card from Donna. I just love the neutral background of dots and stripes. She did a wonderful job coloring matching the dog to the background and then making the kitty pop just a bit more with a darker color. I love all the finishing details too – the scallop edges, the stitching dots and the little piece of twine.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2045-L Leap frog
8147-D Happy birthday block (text)

Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup

Here’s an incredible project from Alex. Have you the travel mugs you can customize? I think people usually put pictures in them, but look what Alex made! She stamped and colored the sweetest little scene, taking extra precaution she laminated it and then slipped it in the travel mug AND she actually sent it to me! I’m doing a happy dance and enjoying a hot cocoa. Good thing it has a lid, otherwise beverages and dancing about don’t usually go together. :)

She also sent me some candy called “White Teds” that were white marshmallow gummy bears with different flavors inside. I believe I need a case of these because they were YUMMY!White Teds

Thank you Alex!!!

Oh, and here’s some pictures of the mug put together.

Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup

 

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)
7046-S Magical flowers (right big)
7045-E Mushrooms
7024-G Ms. Sunshine
5011-B Buzzle bee
5031-B Rolly poly
5060-B Firefly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)

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