Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
A few months ago, i came up with the "spotted watercolor" technique. I simply dot the bold end of a marker in a lighter color. You can also use multiple colors with this image, in this case I just used bashful blue and not quite navy. Once you have "spotted" your color on with little dots, take a blender pen and soften/blend the ink out and you get a really beautiful blended soft look. I like it because it's almost a weepy look. However for a birthday card like this one, you may want to skip the blender pens and keep the dots. Either way, I love this tree!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Ink: Markers, choc chip and Old Olive, Old Olive Ink Pad for use with the texture plates
Paper: Old Olive, Choc chip, Confetti White
Accessories: Sizzix die cut and embossing machine, Top note die, texture plates (with old olive ink on top), embossed with the sizzix and sanded with a sanding block to make the color “pop”, curly label punch, tri flower punch, pretties kit bling brads, removed from the casing with the pliers from the crafters tool kit and crystal effects to adhere.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
For my secold layer. I took a craft piece of cardstock and smooshed some ink on one of my texture plates. I ran the craft through the sizzix. The Artichoke ink "stamped" on the cardstock and the rest of the card embossed in craft! I really love the effect and want to try that again! I got this stamp set at leadership and it's quickly becoming my favorite. I stamped all the main images on shimmer white cardstock and tied some craft ribbon on around the bottom. It's sort of springy.. Not sure that i like the final result, but that's part of the fun of stamping. Sometimes you make a masterpiece, sometimes, not so much! :) I really do love those texture plates!
I'm sure my Diva sisters have come up with some amazing creations for this challenge, you can check them out here.
Have a great day, and I hope you have time to stamp something!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I was playing with some of my Sale-A-Bration toys today and made this awesome page of Daddy and Alexis.
This photo was taken at the Daddy Daughter dance at school.
I've been working out the pages for my spring scrapfest on February 28th and this will be one of them for sure.
At the class you will make 8 generic pages for $35. These pages will be great for baby, birthday, spring, wedding or anything that you're scrapping that's bright and cheery.
Space is limited to 8 participants and classes are already filling up!
I hope you can make it. If you are interested in signing up for this class, please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I received some shocking news this week from my very good friend Michele. Her hubby has taken ill and they have been told that it is going to be a long road. When I saw these colors, I thought that it was just what I had been thinking about. I needed to make a card for Michele and Dean.
This is a gorgeous color combination ~ and something I would have not chosen on my own! Thanks Kristina for another wonderful color combo! I cant wait to get this one in Michele's mail box.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I am a part of the late night stampers demonstrator group. Actually, I'm lucky enough to be chosen as a design team member. This was a color challenge for this week.
This is a super simple card that would be easy to reproduce! :)
Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Garden Green, bashful Blue, Not quite navy
Paper: Garden Green, bashful Blue, Not quite navy, Riding hood red
Accessories: crystal effects, paint brush, red bead duos, red riding hood taffeta.
Rubber hugs and thanks for looking.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Ink: Stazon black, bashful blue, kiwi kiss, Blush Blossom, Banana Yellow, Going Gray
Paper: Bashful Blue, Black, Basic Grey, Whisper WhiteAccessories: Grey Taffeta Ribbon.
Technique: Paper piecing (stamp on the DP, and cut out, use a 2-way glue pen to glue it on top of the main image.