Saturday, March 31, 2012
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
The flower centers are circles cut with the Cuttlebug die Tiny Tags and they are attached with Aleene’s Paper Glaze to the flowers because the glitter cardstock has a plastic coating so the glitter doesn’t shed. They were cut smaller to suit the area and glued in place with Aleene’s tacky glue.
This is the Bunny Bottom image I stamped the back of the card with, then I'll add my name under it. Soooo Cute!
Paper:Bazzill textured pink and grey, smooth white, Beckett Exrpessions for image
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Today I have something to share that I am going to use as some little treat bags for Easter. Here is a a little info about the "bag" I used..It isn't really a bag HA! The Kraft paper used on the bag was actually some packing filler from something either I or my husband has ordered recently and there was an enormous amount of..I hated to let it go to waste....so I came up with the idea to make some treat "bags" for Easter. This is what I came up with..
For this first card, I used the cuttlebug puzzle template, making white, yellow, blue, pink, and white puzzle sets. Then I assembled the puzzle, and inked the stamp with versamark ink. Then I separated the pieces and used cotton swabs to gently apply colored chalks to the individual pieces. I had hoped to avoid smearing the chalk on the white puzzle pieces, but I couldn't manage to do so. Perhaps if I had used a brush instead of cotton swabs it would have worked out better. For the card, I embossed with white embossing powder.
For the second card, I stamped the background with the floral image with versamark. Then with black ink, stamped it several times, and colored each image slightly differently. Here's one I did not use, just to show you the original image. It's about 2.5" in length:
Then I stamped the larger puzzle pieces on top of the floral images, yielding about five pieces from each. After cutting out and attaching to panel, I stamped thinking of you in the corner.
I also wanted to make a more "elegant" card with the smaller puzzle pieces, using H20's and gold embossing to create the effect. I envisioned placing them down the long side of a cream colored card... But although I really like how they look, well, it just seemed odd to have elegant puzzle pieces! So I went for a cute and glitzy birthday. However, I was really, really tired while coloring the Happy Birthday image, and kept making mistakes. I was doing it on "borrowed time," so I couldn't take time to remake it. So, once again, just to give you an idea of how the pieces make a nice border, I threw the card together without gluing anything down and placed an acrylic mount over it to hold it in place. I do this all the time when laying out card possibilites.
Hope you have been inspired!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
For my card I used this oh so pretty blossom. If you haven't checked out QKR recently ...you might want to. It is full of cute as well a pretty stamps..
I stamped the blossom in a pale green ink so it would be light enough to color. Then I used my Prismacolors and OMS. I cut an oval out around the image and matted it onto some dp from my stash ( I have no idea who made it..it was from a swap), then put some tiny pearls on it, then matted it to a piece of pink satin ribbon and adhered that to a premade prescored card base.Very simple..( side note: I know it looks like I was trying to put the pearls *around* the oval and went all crooked on it..BUT it in reality there were tiny little dots on the paper that I * thought* would be a cute backdrop for the pearl..HA!..I really could have put them around the oval in some kind of order..LOL..I just didn't realize how wonky it looked UNTIL NOW ;))
So that is it for me today! My flower beds are calling my name! I hope you are having a great week!
I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip ink and ran over the image in a light fawn flex marker, it really didn't need any more than a quick brush. The image is very detailed and the stamp is so deep that there are no smudges.
The hardest thing was to line the text up straight. The text stamp can be found here http://www.biblicalstamps.com/proddetail.php?prod=31404
I love to make backgrounds from my stamps, but sometimes it's really handy to have printed papers; it's a bit challenging to focus on cardmaking at the moment. Our seventeen year old niece, Meredith, just went to be with the Lord after a sudden diagnosis of brain cancer last month. My prayers for the family (in addition to her parents, she had nine younger siblings) are, as with this blessing of Aaron, priest and brother of Moses, for the Lord to bless and keep them, to make His face shine upon them, and give them continuing peace.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Well that is all for now. Have a fabulous week!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Today I am sitting in my friends house crafting, we have sent the men to the pub to watch football (soccer) and my daughter Katie is lying on the sofa, I was treated this morning to a lovely bunch of flowers and a cute card. I then had to make my own coffee and roll n bacon!
Seeing as it is Mothering Sunday I was allowed time to craft and have spent a rather peaceful day with my die cutting, inking and stamping supplies, Helens son has been giving us coffee refills every other hour or so and its really nice :) I will go and make dinner in a little while but wanted to share with you the sample I had made.
The sample is a white on white card with a hint of peach. I used the beautiful Matthew 6: 26-27 stamp (which can be bought here http://www.biblicalstamps.com/proddetail.php?prod=38404) and I can only apologise in advance for the photographs, Scottish Springtime involves a lot of bright light but at 6 degrees centigrade outside its still chilly.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I used three stamps for this little number. You can find them here, here,and here. I must admit that I struggled to come up with a design this time..well not really the design..had that in my head, but how to add color to it. I love to color but sometimes struggle to find the medium I need to use to get the result I have in my mind.I think one calls that arguing with oneself?? LOL. I have done a scene similar to this one if you remember back in January, but the possibilities are endless with these types of "scenes building " stamps..I LOVE them. And Biblical Impressions is brimming with them! If you want to expand your creativity and would like to make things that resemble mini pieces of art..you really go go check out the store! Anyway...this is what I came up with
Monday, March 12, 2012
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Saturday, March 10, 2012
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Copic markers were used for coloring: Y15,17,19, V12,15,17, YG61,63,67, BG0000,000,10
EK Success punch was sued to cut the buckle and covered it with Aleene’s Paper Glaze to create a shiny finish and it also adds stability. The ribbon that wraps around the right side of the panel is taped to the back side. I thread the ribbon though the buckle before attaching it to the card and the ribbon is secured to the card panel with the Paper Glaze product on the left side of the buckle. The buckle is attached with double sided tape and a touch of Aleene’s tacky glue to each side.
Perfect Layers tools from Perfect Paper Crafting was used to cut the even borders.
Scor-Pal was used to emboss lines across the envelope stopping at the image.
Image: Images: Eureka Stamps - 28502 Tulips
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A friend at church this Sunday told me she is making something for all the women at our ladies' spring banquet this year that involves something with teacups, and will include two teabags to encourage fellowship. She asked if I had any text stamps that might go along with it. How funny ... I had just made this card Saturday!
The teapot image comes in two sizes; I used the smaller image as a backgrounder for the Patsy Clairmont text.
Monday, March 5, 2012
I stamped the image onto cream CS, and trimmed it down. I stamped again on white CS so I could make fluffy clouds. I used watercolor crayons to color the rainbow, and layered onto pink CS. I used some rainbow CS for the background and layered onto a cream CS base.
Well I am off to work...lucky me! LOL