Outlines Rubber Stamp Company challenge: http://outlineswithkathy.blogspot.com/ gave me the incentive to use a Bleach It Or Not stamp to create a card using the Bleach technique. I stamped the image on a dull red cardstock that I had then used Spellbinders dies to cut out ovals. A bit of torn edges, a corner rounder punch, and a couple of layers then completed this card. I'm still thinking of adding a bit of bling...but for now......
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Well, it may be 98 degress outside at 7:30pm ...soooo hot! A perfect time to think of Halloween coming...cooler weather for sure! Outlines Rubber stamps has a Keep it Krafty challenge - use Kraft paper as a focal point of the card.along with an Outlines rubber stamp. I took a couple of my favorite Outlines stamps and began. Using Spellbinders ovals, I created the frame for the stamped, embossed in gold, and jeweled (swarovski crystals)Cleopatra Jewel cat. A little bit of Stickles was used to accent the round crystals in Cleopatra's ears and eyes. Then I took a piece of Kraft paper and wrinkled it by wadding it in a ball. I pealed it open, lay it flat, and stamped the large Spooky Layering Collage stamp. I pop dotted the cat frame on the stamped kraft paper, mounted that on a black paper, and mounted thw whole on the Kraft paper card. now.....just waiting for Halloween!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Oh! what a great challege/tutorial that is at Joan's Garden. Her garden blooms with flowers. The challenge was to take a regular piece of typing paper and following the directions create a hammered metal look. Instead of a cigar box which was highlighted in the http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/very-first-guest-designer-for-joans.html%20l tutorial (which I didn't have) I repurposed an empty Schwan's box. Instead of white typing paper, I had a piece of black and used silver, frosty blue, and a touch of pink Luna Lights paint (didn't have any reinkers!) I love the resulting look! Next was to create a paper flower - the tutorial used Spellbinders, ah ha! so I did too. After spraying color on the dozens of petal layers, I pierced them with a pearl brad. The rest was box top decoration. I wanted a simple/classic elegance which I tried to create using pearls, white roses, and a lace headband. Lace headband? Yep, that is what I am going to store in my new box!
Thank you Joan's Garden :)