This weekend I had an opportunity to play with some new papers by Close To My Heart. Don't you just love their papers . Each catalog is full of the most awesome papers for scrapbooking, card making, and stamping. The emporium papers are elegant, yet not over done-just perfect for any collection. I pieced patterns from the collection together to complete the final design. I also chose to use the Stamp of the month for March called "Butterfly Wings." All products used for this piece are by Close To My Heart. Rarely do I use all products by one vendor-even the cherish charm, but I didn't have to go looking for other products for this project.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Today, I had a little time to play with the new Sabrina Memories paper from Michael's. Initially, I thought the paper was so-so and I picked up a little bit of it. Now that I have it and have played with it, I really like it. The paper pad has some very elegant prints and some casual prints that you could play up or down. Typically, when I purchase a paper pad I look for versatility just in case I am making various projects of various themes. That way I would not have to pull out so many other embellishments and coordinating cardstock. To create this piece of art, I created my layout using the Sabrina papers, black cardstock that I cuttlebugged, Memories gems, some rub-ons, and ribbon. The papers are aged with old paper distress ink. Note that the focal piece is made like a mini card. The purpose of this is to be able to place a photo inside the card. The card closes with the use of hidden adhesive magnets by basic grey. I really liked the final product.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Today, I want to share some ATC's that I completed for the lovely ladies in my Sunday Stamp group in Charlotte. I used that beautiful Chloe's Closet Paper by Memories, my cuttlebug, my penny black dandelion stamp, and SU's script to make these. I aged the ATC's with some old paper distress inks. Then added some ribbon to accent.
Monday, February 9, 2009
This card accompanied the Chloe's closet art piece that I shared a few minutes ago. The papers and butterflies are by K & Co. The focal stamp is by Hero Arts. I also used a scalloped edge punch to create the scallops above the ribbon. I used some SU ink to coordinate with the papers. I love this card and hope that my friend will too.
This card is a slighly different version, but same theme, paper and embellishments. This went into my collection.
Today, I want to share a piece of art that I created for a Valentine's package for a friend. I found the papers that I used in Michael's. They are by Memories and the line is called Chloe's Closet-so beautiful. I absolutely love this line. I had to have every coordinating piece in the line to play with. I was able to coordinate some solid colors of cardstock from CTMH. I pulled some coordinating ribbon from my ribbon collection. The floral stamp is by Penny Black. The complete art piece measures about 5 X 5 and it is perfect sitting on a mini easel.
A slightly different version. The same papers and embellishments along with some dew drops were used. This made a spot in my stamp room...8:)
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I wanted to share a swap that I completed using a button. That was actually the challenge-"Button Swap." The goal was to create an ATC with a button as the added embellishment. This served 3 purposes; I was able to quickly create the swap, create another ATC for my collection and use some of my button stash...8:) I created the background using a brayer and spectrum pad that I created with some of my favorite inks. I then stamped my fish in black. I inked the edges of the top layer and adhered to the coordinated base layer. I then added that delightful button in an unlikely place. I added a gem to give the button more of an eye appearance.