Tuesday, September 8, 2009
What am I thinking? I can't even get Christmas cards out on time... but I am still gonna make halloween cards even if I never send 'em!
I used Distress inks to make the background a-la-Tim! Then just stamped on my images and added glossy accents to the spiders and Halloween. Ink the edges and you're done, piece of cake!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I love Prisma pencils on kraft cardstock! I don't know if it's the inner 5 year old in me or what but I can't get enough of coloring in images! Kraft, colored pencils, throw in some glitter and I'm a happy girl!
Love this Hero Arts set, it's totally cute! I added a hand drawn border and accented with glitter. The cherry was stamped on a piece of scrap kraft and then colored and cut out. I used red liquid pearls to color the cherry and added a tiny gem for a highlight.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I used Stampin' Up cardstock (sorry, can't remember the color right off), new (i think) Hero Arts tree stamp and Inkadinkado sentiment. I embossed both stamped images with white embossing powder and colored in the tree with Smooch to give it a subtle shine. Very simple card but I like how it turned out.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Anyway, here is one of the many cards I've done with this awesome technique! Stamps are all Hero Arts, inks are Memento and Distress.
Monday, August 31, 2009
I used mostly Crate Paper... patterned paper, rub-ons and die cuts. I also used some of the new Rock Candy Distress Stickles on those star die cuts, Thickers, Bazzill dot cardstock and Me And My Big Ideas puffy stickers.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This isn't the LO I did yesterday, I haven't photographed it yet, but this is the only other LO I've gotten done this month! There's a whole mish mash of products on here... MM acetate sheet, Hambly acetate screen, Bo Bunny blooms, Prima flowers and felt, Doodlebug glitter, Fancy Pants chipboard, Bo Bunny patterned paper, Bazzill kraft cardstock and I can't remember who makes the green sticker letters I used...
Monday, August 24, 2009
Made it with K&Co. paper and I made the crochet flower with some Turkish cotton thread I had laying around (from my tatting days). Other than that, I let the paper do the work and just threw on a few things to embellish!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Hero Arts stamps
Mini Misters (Ranger)
Distress Ink re-inkers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Martha Stewart tag
White embossing powder
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Here's a card I made last night for the new challenge this week at the Hero Arts blog. I've had this K&Co. paper for a while but haven't been able to bring myself to cut it! I LOVE it... So pretty! But when I saw the first sneak peek (the challenge this week is to use the peeks as inspiration) I knew this was what the paper was waiting for... perfect colors and theme!!
white embossing powder
Hero Arts background stamp
Hero Arts sentiment
gingham ribbon from Walmart
Thanks for looking!!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
K&Co. Wild Saffron paper
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Anyway... This time I primed my unbleached canvas with Gesso and let it dry. Then I used the Hero Arts "Heart Winged Butterfly" stamp and Tea Dye distress ink to stamp on the canvas. The impression was a little too crisp for me, so I spritzed it with a mini-mister full of water until the ink started to bleed a little. Then I cut out my butterfly, inked the edges with Tea Dye and added distress stickles in "Scattered Straw".
For the card I free-handed a curve on the blue cs, then used deco scissors to mirror the curve in white. I put some green cs inside the card and inked the edges of everything with Tea Dye and a blending tool. Then I stamped the sentiment and flourish from the Hero Arts set "Dot Flourish" (again with Tea Dye) and colored in parts of the flourish with Prisma pencils. I put pop dots behind the butterfly wings to make them a little 3D, used some Prima staemens as antennae and added some Basic Grey pearls for the body of the butterfly.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
To prep the surface before stamping, I watered down some Gesso and just painted it over the top and let dry. Then I stamped my greeting, inked the edges, rubbed some distress stickles over the surface, and that was it. Piece of cake! I also used some floral Hero Arts stamps, colored and cut out and a button for embellishments. The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder with some distress inks around the edges.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I think I'm in a kraft/ colored pencil phase right now... I'm loving the combination of the two together. Plus, it's just fun to have an excuse to color right?!
I made this card yesterday. The background stamps (dot and paisley) are both from Hero Arts and I think the cupcakes and saying are Stampendous? I made this at a friend's house and the cupcakes are hers, so I can't quite remember... I colored the cupcakes and paisley background with Prismacolor pencils.
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Most of the supplies used are Bo Bunny (patterned paper, brads, buttons, rub-ons), the green ink is CTMH and those little leaf stamps are from K & Co.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I had just bought that Cornish Heritage Farms owl stamp and was dying to use it and pop up different layers. I love the way it turned out and I will be doing more of this I think in the future. I also used flower soft on the hat pom-pom and glossy accents on the candles, hat and owl eyes. I colored everything with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The background cloud stamp is from Hero Arts, as is the branch the owl sits on, and the candles were from Scenic Route. I used CTMH inks, MM sticker letters and the 4 is Chatterbox. And I even recycled! The kraft dot background is actually part of the packaging from some K&Co. letters. I feel a little greener now!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Papers, flower, ribbon all included in the kit, as was a stamped greeting which I used on the inside of the card. Additional items used were leaf stamp from Gel-a-tins, Spellbinders die, Distress inks, Birthday stamp (I think from Inkadinkado?) and a dot stamp from Hero Arts.
The bloom was originally a white prima flower included in the kit. To make it match the BG papers, I dyed it with distress inks. To do this, I always mist the flower with a little water first, this lets the inks blend together easier. Then I use a paintbrush and pick up a little color off the inkpad with it and "paint" it onto the flower in the areas I want color. I used "Peeled Paint" in the center and "Worn Lipstick" around the edges of the petals. When the flower was dry I stamped the dots on with "Vintage Photo" and Voila! Custom colored flower to match my project!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Paper is all from the American Crafts "Amplified" line, letters are Thickers as are the white chipboard pieces (Thickers "Accents"), and I just drew along the edges of the patterned paper with my Sakura Souffle pen.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I'm sure there are easier ways to get the look of the background, but what I did was glue bright green lace cardstock to neon orange cardstock and then painted the whole thing ivory. It took quite a few coats (I told you it was fussy!), and I kind of like that in some spots you can faintly see the green showing through. There is also some masking done in Distress ink (frayed burlap I think) and some stickles overtop, just underneath the photo and flowers, but I don't think you can see it in the photo, it's very subtle. The rest is a mixture of stuff I had laying around... the majority of the flowers are Prima but a few are ones I picked up at the dollar store. The butterfly was in the wedding section at M's, sequines you can pick up anywhere, the letters are K & Co. and the trims I picked up at Fabricville and Walmart.
There you have it! Thanks for looking!
Monday, July 6, 2009
So I came across the Thinking Inking classes by Jennifer McGuire over at 2 Peas and WOW is all I can say as far as inspiration goes! It's like a one stop technique shop, so you just know I'm lovin' it! A few of the cards below were definately inspired by some of the stuff in there, so if you're intrigued and like techniques, you definately have to check out the videos here!
I know summer is really just getting started and here I am showing you Fall cards, but I just got that Inkadinkadoo set last wek and couldn't wait to play... so just ignore the fall feel on the 2nd and 4th cards!! I also got a new Hero Arts background stamp and a new clear set as well (cards 1-3). Hope you like what I've done with them! Thanks for looking!
Monday, June 22, 2009
And Here's the handsome boy all grown up. He's pretty spoiled too... do you see what he thought he should be having for dinner??
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Anyway... here are a couple of the shots after a little experimenting in photoshop, and I'm definately taking my camera for the next trip down! Fingers crossed it stays cold! (Did I just say that??!!)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
OK... So let me tell ya what I'm totally excited about... I can't believe I've missed it until now.... you probably all already know... all... about... Flower Soft! I saw the video, a few cards, and I had to order the stuff.... I don't even know how to describe it to you, maybe like flocking on steroids or garden fluff? I dunno, just check out the website, it looks VERY fun, you can be sure I'll show you what I do with it when it arrives... I'll be stalking my mailman until then!
I couldn't post on V-Day and not show you a few Valentines... so here are a couple I made last night, Enjoy! Happy V-Day!
"Be My Valentine" Supplies:
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Martha Stewart heart sticker
All Night Media Fairie stamp
Impressed Obsession valentine stamp
misc. ribbon and heart gems
"Happy Valentine's Day" Supplies:
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Martha Stewart Rose sticker
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Punch
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009