Hi there, Priscilla's sketch is absolutely awesome this week. I had the most enjoyable time playing with it. I used BasicGrey's Mellow paper, Penny Black's Constellations and Your Heart stamps, CTMH's acrylic tag, chocolate and creme brulee inks, and dew drops. I finished the card off with some coordinating ribbon. Love, love, love this sketch. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
OK, so I do some Halloween stamps. I did have to dust them off, but what fun I had them anyway. Beth over at Sunflowers & Dragonflies challenged us with creating Halloween cards. I appreciate that since these stamps and cuttlebug folders in my collection typically don't get as much love...8:) I used 2 different cuttlebug folders, the spider web and haunted house. The vendor of the Trick or Treat stamp is unknown. I coordinated this card with an airbrushed flower and gem, and I found some Martha Stewart black satin photo corners to frame up the card a little. They were the last touch. I hope that you enjoy this treat...:) Happy Halloween!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I received a lovely package from Flourishes the other day. It was full of goodies including a lovely set called Dove and Holly. I decided to create a card using it. I started this card by stamping my focal image in black. I then used stickles to accent the holly and berries. I layered onto airbrushed cuttlebugged corners and then onto some Colorbox scrapbook paper. I found the neatest ivory frames at Tuesday Morning and I wanted to use them on this card. So, I decided to cut one of the frames in half to make photo corners. Lastly, I airbrushed them along with the flower to coordinate with my scrapbook paper and focal image. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Priscilla's sketch for this week was definitely challenging. I really had fun with it though. I used some of the Ambrosia paper by Basic Grey and you can guess what else---Yes, my air brush tool to coordinate my flowers, metals, and cardstock. Air brushing has helped so much in coordinating embellishments with the right project. I also added some beads and a marble gem. The focal image is an SU stamp from the Morning Soft set. I cuttlebugged the ovals and sanded them to expose the embossed image and to add more character. I really enjoyed this challenge because I got an opportunity to use my stash. I love that! Enjoy!!
Today, I created this card. I knew that I wanted to use the color orange. I didn't know where I was going from there, but I ended up here with a finished card that I love. I stamped the flowers (SU) using CTMH's orange. I then airbrushed copic colors garnet and chrome orange on to the cardstock, stamped the verse in black, and layered onto staged angled embossed pieces of cardstock. I decided to also airbrush some embossed cardstock to use as a layer before mounting to the black base. The last touches were adding some dew drops, prima flowers and chatter box brad. Enjoy!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Today, I created this card for the Sunflowers and Dragonflies beautiful ladies challenge. I thought that "The Supremes" had to be apart of this one. This stamp is by Stampsmith. I added airbrushed copic colors flesh and champagne to an embossed backround and to the focal image. I glitz'd this ATC up with a little diamond flare on two corners. I then added the ATC to some Bittersweet paper by BasicGrey. The final additions were a flower and brad to finish off. I love the final product. Enjoy!
Today, I had fun with Priscilla's challenge of the week. To create this card, I used some Anna Griffin paper. I coordinated the paper with some Honey cardstock by CTMH. Exposing white core in CTMH's cardstock is so fun. The embellies that I used were dew drops, brad by chatterbox, and prima flowers. The pieces bursting from the center of the card are covered formica tiles, and the focal stamp is by SU. I really enjoyed this challenge because I was able to recycle and reuse with the use of the tiles-Always awesome! Enjoy!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I had the most fun with this Game Box that I altered into a Sea Book to hold some precious beach photos. This was the girls' first visit to the beach. We enjoyed this trip so much.
I made a trip to my Tuesday Morning just to kill a little time. I then stumbled upon some lovely game boxes that opened up like displays. I instantly fell in love. I decorated one of the boxes with K & Co.'s Sea Glass collection, coupled the collection with some copic airbrushed flowers and metal sea embellies, and chatter box brads. The stamp that I used for the "By the Sea" wording is by My Sentiments Exactly. All layers were aged with Antique Linen distress ink. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I think all my stampin buddies know that I love ATC's. When I read a couple of hours ago that Sunflowers & Dragonflies challenged everyone with creating ATC's this week, I knew that I had to play along. I created this little "Art" ATC. The stamp is from Hero Arts and it is an oldie. I love oldies. I stamped in black and then added some sprays of copics. My last addition to the focal image was dandelions stamped in sky blue. I then layered onto magenta colored cardstock and then onto black. Enjoy!
I was asked to complete some tags for a reunion recently. After completing them, I didn't want to stop. So, I made more and more. It looks like all of my swap buddies will receive tags this month...LOL. One of my swaps is an "Anything Goes" swap and the other is a "Distressed" swap. I have fulfilled all requirements of both swaps with 1 set of tags...Love that!
Both sets of tags were made using my embossing folders and the airbrush tool w/copics. I went through 2 D60 cans on these, so I will be overjoyed when my air compressor arrives next week. I really enjoyed creating my own custom colored flowers for both sets of tags. I think that that is one of the most coolest tips when exploring with copics. The flowers are sold by CTMH and they come in a variety tube. The original color is white, so coloring them is very easy when trying to match copic colors to cardstock. I used 3 colors for each set. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I wanted to jump into the Cuttlebug spot challenge, so I played along. The challenge was to create a fall card. So, I dusted off one of my Thanksgiving stamps by Magenta and started working. I pulled out one of my embossing folders that coordinated with the theme (Pumpkins). I embossed using some CTMH cardstock. I then sanded the cardstock to add a little character. Next, I used my copic markers and airbrush tool to add some color to the focal image and my artificial flowers. I used copic markers Atoll, Maize, & Cashew. I loved the end result. Happy Fall!!!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Today, I am sharing the flip book that I completed about my stamp room. Several posts ago, I shared photos of my palace-now I am sharing the little flip book that I made to house those photos as a piece of art in my room. The base of the book is a photo stand that altered into a scrapbook. I found the photo stand clearanced at Target for budget friendly price of $3.74. I love awesome deals!!!
I used DCWV papers and chipboard mat stacks throughout the book. The ribbons and embellishments were from my stash. The flower is a big shot die that I layered with artificial flowers to more texture and character. I will teach the creation of this versatile book to a group of wonderful stampers here in NC this month. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Today, I needed a good challenge. I got one with Priscilla's sketch of the week. I created this card using SEI's Mimosa. The cardstock and papers by SEI are very pretty and fun to use. I used a floral embossing folder to create the embossed layers. Then cut them up in 4 squares-redesigned the 4-square pattern and then built additional layers upon them. I have said in other post that sometimes you have scrapbook paper that you just can not cover up and that was the case with this design. So, I decided to add a layer of transparency that I stamped with some flowers. I then used a spritzer to add some speckles of black to the background. The last touch was to add some embellishments to finish off the card. Enjoy....K