Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Time to celebrate a fall in summer temperatures (I'm waiting,,,!) and turn to images of pumpkins, leaves, and other fall stuff. For the challenge at Joan's garden this week we were asked to include a tree, grass, polk-a-dot background, and maybe a pumpkin. A double layer tree of falling leaves was what I used for a focal image. To further "challenge" me, I used the current sketch at Mojomonday's challenge 257.
Paper: Basic Grey, Cardstocks
Stamps: Cornish Heritage (grass), Amuse (sentiment), Penny Black (tree)
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Distress (Walnut), Copic (R05, BG13, E33)
Misc: May Arts ribbon (pumpkins, leaves, velvet); Swarovski crystals
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Oh what a fun/frustrating/inspiring etc, etc. challenge JustRite had for us this week. The rule...make a card with more than one fold. I knew I wanted to try something I'd never done before, so I went ona search to look for a new card. Found it! It was called a cascade card and after looking at several tutorials I was ready to try. I actually had the pieces folded and cut, then sat for a week waiting for me to decide how to "finish the card". It is still hot hot hot! but I felt just a little bit ready to start my Christmas cards. So, with a couple of JustRite stamps and a few Spellbinder dies...this is the resulting card. A total of 8 folds just to create the card base!
Stamps: JustRite Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments; JustRite Christmas Treasures
Spellbinders: Labels and Tags, Circles, Reindeerm Christmas tee
Paper: Specialty print black and silver (unknown)
Misc: MayArts red silk ribbon; Glitter (stickles, red)
Paper: White cardstock
Stamp: Unknown (sentiment), Tim Holtz (damask background)
Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug floral)
Dies: Spellbinders Circles
Ribbon: May Arts silk, seam binding, venise lace
Misc: Pearls (prima mkt), flower (hobby lobby), Zing embossing powder (white), Memento ink
Inspiration: Sharon Johnson card
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Paper: various patterned, cardstock, and Olympic Paint Chips (branches)
Dies and punches: Cherry Lynn (lattice); Spellbinders (frame)' Martha Stewart (branches)
Stamp: Hero Arts (tiny bird)
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Copic Marker B23
Ribbon: May Arts 1 1/4" Crinkle
Gems: Hero Arts Sparkle Gems
Embossing Powder: Comotion (Essence of Monet)
Note: Serenity was embossed then overdrawn with a Copic marker to darken it.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Paper: cardstocks, DCWV, and ?
Misc: Zing embossing powder, May Arts Ribbon, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Prima marketing pearls, safety pin and unknown flowers
Monday, August 20, 2012
Using an animal was the challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms this week. This wolf's head caught my eye and is my very first attempt at incorporating a digital stamp into my card design. To make his card, I cut an oval off center in the front of the card. The space was then backed with a piece of shiny silver cardstock. After cutting the wolf head out, I placed him in the opening. Branch punches were also tucked under the opening. A silver medalion was threaded with black ribbon and placed on the ribbon band. 3 Black glitter dots were then used to finish the card. (Okay, so the medallion is probably a coyote, but I can pretend it's a wolf right?)
Paper: Grey and silver cardstock
Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farms
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: May Arts Silk
Misc: Glitter dots - unknown mfg.