Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Challenges for this week's CAS82 is Delicious and CC286 is mustard mambo breeze. I was not sure how I felt about it but it is somehow really appealing when you put it all together. TLC288 is also using recycled cardboard and putting it altogether this is what I made. I love getting packages and ripping it all up to reveal what is inside and this is how I wanted people to feel.
Base card is melon mambo with another layer of baja breeze. A layer of black with birthday bakery (hostess set) embossed in white. I wanted to use the bleach technique but it must have lost its potency because it would not work- I have to remember to put a air tight seal on it next time I buy one of those to prevent the molecules escaping deeming it impotent!- so I used my old creative memories pens and white and mustard liquid applique as well as my pure color pencils (retire SU- for the chocolate part) and they all worked like a charm. I then layered a layer from a cardboard box I just got my SU order in, wrapped a mustard 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon. I punched baja breeze using the new Decorative label punch (from the holiday mini) then layered a scallop oval I stamped wtih sentiment from Yummy- a sale-a-bration set I earned a while back- using melon and baja breeze- onto white CS. I put a little bling on the corners and on one of the litle cakes and a real simple card that I thought was really darling!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Look at this card- is it not just darling? She layers this -I believe- Imaginesce paper that is such hoot with the glittering owls on it and layered it over lovely lilac CS. She stamped the wizard from LaLa Land Cr*fts- I love the little owl on the top of the staff. She colored it with cop*cs and cut it out. She then layered some grass and the new Halloween fence punched from MS using dimensionals to lift it up and it is a really cool card.
She then stamped a few wizards for me so I could make some cards in the future and of course the owl lady in me came out. I mean look at that hat and the outfit! Would it not be the perfect size for my owl?
So I cut the hat, gown and the staff and colored it in using her exact color palette- why invent the wheel when it has been so conveniently done for you?
Here is the detail on the bewitched broom!
Friday, August 27, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Monday, August 23, 2010
The second card is done the same way but I reversed the center image to create a contrast between the copper and the silver foil . The sentiment is from Letters from a friend another old retired set from SU.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
I received this Sunshine award from Patti Lee - see her blog here: http://creationsbypatti.blogspot.com/
I need to (and, as a recipent, you will also need to do the same):
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I would like to pass this reward to the following bloggers who inspire me: Wait! Am I allowed to pass it back to Patti if that is the criteria? I am in awe of these ladies for their amazing talents and the inspiration they have been to me in both my creative and everyday life.
Thank you Patti!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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Saturday, August 7, 2010
So the truth is I had extra pieces but ran out of the DSP I was using at the end. But the funny thing was that I started this with the DSP on the side and noted that one of the flowers on the DSP had this stamen thing in the center that looked like this flower and that's how the cog started turning to use this set.
Stamped the background with Fifth ave floral in poppy onto poppy- You could use versamark as well- using the big rose image. Stamped the sentiment in poppy then embossed the flower using versamark twice on the center piece and another time on a extra piece of whisper white I used aqua pen to get the image wet then used the lids of the inkpads, daffocil and poppy to grab some color with it to water color the images. The stem on the piece on the bottom flower is from the big bird punch with pear pizazz CS. Without it the flower was not grounded and did not look finished.
Overall a very simple but pretty card. If I had to I think I would have used the shimmer white which takes on the watercolor better but hey I was just trying to use up the pieces I cut for the workshop so all in all, not a bad looking card. Have a nice weekend!
Friday, August 6, 2010
The base card on this is again poppy, with greenhouse gala DSP (Love it!) on either side, peach parfait down the center with tangerine tango striped ribbon - retired - which had a white stripe down the middle but it was kind of boring so I added the daffodil taffeta down the center which was pretty but when I needed to make a ribbon, it was a problem. So I made a loop de loop, added the ribbon on top where it would show, then tied the whole thing with linen thread (which is really skinny but strong) with the ends in the back, then added a row of pearl jewels in the center. The pear pizzazz CS was embossed with elegant lines. Whisper white CS was embossed using orange craft(that was the closest I had to the colors I needed) with clear embossing powder, then I also stamped the flower onto daffodil twice and chocolate chip once and cut them out to layer them to make a tole flower. Colored the wordes with poppy, pear and daffodil markers and wiped it off with tissue to make it clean and another variation- albeit a bit fussy but still pretty in real life. The details on the flower and the ribbon on the following pic. Thanks for looking!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The base card is Poppy again, embossed wtih elegant lines embossing folder then added a layer of peach parfait and then a piece of greenhouse gala DSP. The image was stamped using poppy and pear pizzazz markers and the sentiment from watercolor trio in black- which I have to say is one of my all time favorite stampset for its flower and the beautiful sentiment and I just realized that it did not make it into the catalogue- Stampin' Up! What have you done? (it's one of my Stella from a streetcar named Desire moments...) Corner cut and layer it onto pear pizzazz, add little pearl jewels into the corners, add a daffodil taffeta ribbon onto the corner and voila, all done. You know the old adage, use it or lose it. All this thinking this week trying to come up with different variation has got my mojo running over- my sketchbook is filling up with so much stuff I want to do but alas so little time- I even have another idea for another owl card....I will have to show you next week after I have time to play a little maybe this weekend... thanks for dropping by!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sometimes after a workshop I have cut extra pieces and I will just make extra of what I designed to have on hand to use or as part of a gift pack for someone. Sometimes it sits on my desk for weeks or even months waiting for me to have some time to do something with it and never gets done until I decide I better put the pieces back into their coordinating color folders. But with this DSP I wanted to do something different and come up with variations using the same papers that I cut for the class so I will show you several that I came up with over the next few days. The base card is poppy embossed wtih polka dot folder on the bottom edge only, stamped with sentiment in black. The DSP was cut originally for an upright card at 4 1/4 inch so was too short for this card so I cut it and split it where I could hide it behind the stamped image to make it fit and used a ruler to line it up so it looked like a long piece. The daffodil piece was embossed with elegant lines. the image was colored with markers poppy and pear pizzazz. Iused the 2 way glue pen to add dazzling diamond glitter to the flower image, stamped friends in pear and added 2 little crystal jewels to the side and a very simple and elegant card for a friend.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I was inspired by this picture for my last in the owl week installation for you. It was my twin boys' first halloween and I had all these fantasies to dress them all cute with this and that but they thought it was pure torture- trying to get the mask on was quite an ordeal. Now I know I will never have another opportunity to dress them like this, sigh... they grow up so fast....they are now only interested in being cool.
Monday, August 2, 2010
No, this is not a 10 minute card- I think it is more like 5 hour card. I was playing with different colors for the different characters and this is the final lineup- Count Dracul-owl 's cape was made by punching 2 more owl bodies in red and black, cutting it in half , chopping off the bottom and attaching it like a cape. The fangs were free hand cut. the Ghowlish ghost was cut out by laying a owl body over the white CS and drawing the drape and cutting it out. I used river rock marker to add some lines to make it look a little drapey. The mummy owl was punched out in crumbcake and used vanilla CS strips distressed and laid randomly. The Frankenowl knobs were cut out freehand from brushed silver CS. The scar was hand drawn with black marker.