Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This is the card in all it's glory lol! I used a couple things I have been wanting to try on this one and incorporated it all into my Sketch Challenge for a swap. I used my Melon Spica Glitter Pen to color parts of the butterfly in. then I added a bit of the Purple Spica Glitter pen to accent some and tie it together with the papers I had choosen. The Purple Pattern, Green Pattern and Yellow base card stock all pretty much tied to gether nicely. I wish I had left off the rubbing around the butterfly stamped piece. I had been reading about it on Gina K's Blog that she was using the rubs to edge her paper with great results - well I didn't get such great ones but they were ok enough. Maybe more practice is all I need LOL - yeah that's it more practice!
Thanks for stopping by and looking let me know what you think :)
Monday, April 21, 2008
You never know what you are going to be able to do with the scraps - sometimes they are the perfect touch for a project you are working on.
Well I needed to do something for a quick hello card so I grabbed the scrap bucket a couple of matting papers and a card base and went to work LOL! This is what I ended up with. I simply cut the scraps to fill the spots sorta like color blocking I guess. No 2 pieces are the same here!
The smile stamp is a new one I got from my Secret Sister it is from Studio G (Clear Stamps.)
I stamped it with my Noir Palette Ink and then colored the edges with my Melon Copic Spica Glitter Pen. Then I cut around it and used a piece of foam tape to adhere it so it was raised a bit.
This card went out to a friends mom who I know likes to get mail and I am hoping the bright colors will cheer her :)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This one is on colored base paper first and rubbed with Sunflower Palette Ink the first time, flattened and then rubbed with Orangerie Palette Ink the second time.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
A friend from another list sent me these most adorable images to play with. She has posted several cards with them and well they are too cute to pass up so I begged - yep on hands and knees LOL for some to play with. No really she was quite nice and sent me several to play with. I want to find a couple of them to have for myself so have been on the search for a place that has them that will ship to the US. They are Tilda images and this is one of them...
The background is a Wax Paper Resist from the class taught on S4F. I am brayer challenged so I used my Stampin' Spots to drag across and blend the colors together. I really liked the effect it gave, a little bolder lines than brayering. Anyway I then colored Tilda in with my Copic markers and this was my first time using my Copic Blender Marker (see the center of the dress how it is lighter. I also dabbed it on the shoes but didn't take very much off there at all.)
I used my ruler to do a sorta "out of the box" to the image and then added her to the Wax Resist background which was matted onto a pink card base. The sentiment was stamped on matching pink paper. I used a scrap of white paper to make a mat and using a second piece of scrap paper I made an edge and dragged one of the Copics around it to make a border. Then I matted the pink sentiment with the edged white piece and put it a little off kilter towards the top.
I was really happy with this card and the textured look of it although for the most part it is smooth card stock LOL!
Hope you enjoyed looking.
Friday, April 11, 2008
This one I did with the Sunflower and Orangerie swiped background. Again though check out the flowers - I really like that part of it LOL!
I added some faux jewels on this one and one as a flower center.
I will definately be revitising this technique with different embossing folders and color choices.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
For this I strayed from the standard fold card to a long fold card! need variety every once in awhile you know! This is a white card stock base (Hollo's) and I added some blue scored squares paper then layered a stamped saying I had in my stash on the top. I added the balloon chipboard shape that I covered with some of my scrap paper and
Monday, April 7, 2008
This is another of the cards I made when I did the Wild's ones for a past swap - I finally found the picture and wanted to share with you all. It is the same technique I used in the previous one you can read about it here.
This one has a little of the leather type paper along the side. I like this paper but don't recall where it came from and I don't have anymore. If you know please pass the info along!
Thanks and see you later.......................
Friday, April 4, 2008
Not that it won't be different tomorrow - this is Ohio you know!
Anywhoooooooo....... on to today's post.
Another SC sketch! I love the little tab top things LOL - I seem to be using them a lot lately!
The supplies I used on this card are:
Palette Inks in Jardin Moss, Cognac and Bordeaux
TAC Fanciful Flowers (T-2283)
VAP! Scrap Hello
Paper is from Hollo's (yellow)
and Making Memories Boho Chic 6x6 pad
I did lots of layers on this one and also used my scalloped punch to cut a frame out for the floral image.
Following the sketches makes it easy to get an awesome looking card no matter what pieces of paper or images you choose. As long as your items coordinate and you lay them out in the sketch fashion (or close to LOL-improvising is ALWAYS OK!) you end up with a great looking card!
Isn't the Boho Chic paper great with it's distressed look too. Using the Cognac ink helped that along also when I edged the paper.
Thanks for looking.........................later...........................
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I love this card fold - it is easy and impressive when done!
I used peach and brown paper for this along with patterned paper (can't recall who it is from) with a bold swirl pattern that I really liked! I added the flowers and the dragonflies to the front and front inner portion. I colored them with my Spica glitter pens and markers.
IN the close up here you can see that I added pinkish dew drops to the one edge of the patterned paper - I love those things! They add such a nice touch to the pieces.
Isn't that patterned paper just gorgeous too! I love it! Anyone know who makes it so I can get some more?
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I participate in an online swapping group where all crafts are represented and this is one of my projects from there. I was quite proud of it having not done that much knitting! The fiber was funky and full of knots and stretched pieces and all kinds of color! I fell in love with it when I saw it at the store and thought well this will be forgiving of my inexperience and not show dropped or missed stitches! HA HA HA HA and did I say HA HA HA HA!
That was the hardest darn fiber I have ever worked with and it showed the mistakes - as the colors lined up to create a design when you knit it!
Well It came out quite nice and I was so pleased that I instantly bagged it up and shipped it off - NOT taking a picture of my hard work - ughhhh!
Well my partner was kind enough to photograph herself wearing it and she said she really liked it and enjoyed the bright fun colors. She also called me brave for picking this fiber to work with. he he if only she knew how many times I pulled it out and restarted LOL!
Anyway my fingers can't take the knitting so they have been hung up so to say but I was glad I gave it a try!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Another SC sketch I worked on. I used this for my March COTM for SC also.
This little monkey is actually a rub on that I put onto a piece of whit card stock from Hollo's and then matted onto KI Memories Pieces of Me - My Life Pebbles paper.
I edged the papers with my Jardin Moss Palette Ink and then adhered to the dark green background which was mounted onto a white card base.
The button I believe is from SU - not sure it was laying on my work area and lost so I gave it a home LOL!
thanks again for checking my work out :)