Monday, March 22, 2010

Pure Innocence

Pure Innocence Digi Swing_Mar 2010

I love Heather Ellis’ Pure Innocence images. The two I used for the cards I am posting today are digi stamps from her Etsy store. A line of Pure Innocence clear stamps is also available from My Favorite Things. For me, these images perfectly portray the simplicity – the innocence – of childhood.

I colored both images with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The dresses were paper-pieced.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Chocolate, and Heavenly Blue cardstock; Topstitch paper packet; Pure Innocence digi stamp and Hero Arts Anytime Messages stamp set; Baby Pink brad; White Bitty Brads; Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush grosgrain ribbon; Prismacolor colored pencils: Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; 3M foam mounting tape.



Pure Innocence Digi Chick_Mar 2010


Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Chocolate, and Sorbet cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Earth Love 6x6-inch Mini Deck; Chocolate ink pad; Pure Innocence digi stamp and Papertrey Ink Take Three – Spring stamp set; Sorbet mini brads; Sorbet Ribbon Rounds; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; 3M foam mounting tape.

I had the opportunity to play around with my printer a bit this weekend, printing off some freebie digital patterned paper I came across the other day. It printed beautifully, and I’ll be using it one day soon. I don’ know how much printing of this type I will be doing. The ink for this particular printer is not cheap, so I’m anxious to see how long the cartridges last. I have located a source that sells the six cartridges in a bundle for approximately 40 percent off retail. That will help.

Today was pretty much a typical Monday – probably better than most, because I got a good night’s sleep last night. I hope you had a good day, too. With nothing on this evening’s agenda, I.m looking forward to putting my feet up and relaxing until bedtime. I’ll catch you again tomorrow. Take care, and thanks for stopping by.


Alanna said...

Kathi, these are both so darling. I've been seeing this line of stamps a lot in blogland and also adore them.

Marie said...

What sweet images indeed! I especially love the little girl on the swing. Great cards! I've never tried printer dp and doubt I will...I have hobby lobby and Archivers both about seven minutes away :-) But I'm looking forward to seeing yours. Enjoy your "feet up" kinda evening.

Sharli said...

Oh my goodness, Kathi! Both of these cards are just adorable!!!! I love them!

Digital paper hadn't really grabbed my attention but you surely just did - I hadn't thought about being able to print a 12x12 piece! Hmmm. Now that's really something to think about (that and where to park "big bertha"). (Please, I mean no offense to anyone named bertha! - it's just a saying around here)

Sparkle said...

Such cute cards!

Jeanne said...

Oh, Kathi! These are just wonderful. I've seen the images around blogland, but I think you knocked them right out of the park! I can so see why these are truly appealing to you. I love what you have done with them!

I hear you on the cost of ink and wanting to be cautious about what you print. That alone is the reason I don't do more hybrid stuff (and no one will truly answer when I ask them about just how much ink they use when creating hybrid pieces). Ah well...enjoy your new possibilities with that printer!

Laurel said...

Oh my, you really brought out the sweetness of these images. Love the paper piecing!

Carolyn Christie said...

Too cute!! So glad you're enjoying your new printer!
Where did you park it? ;)