http://outlineswithkathy.blogspot.com/) challenge this week was to create a card using shades of blue as the primary color. Everything blue from the papers to ribbons to the self created blue flower except the base cardstock which is ivory as was the original color of the tags. For a friend who is "feeling blue with the sniffles", this card is a bit of blue cheer!
Paper: Anna Griffin, manilla tags, ivory cardstock
Ink: Memento Sky Blue, Weathered Barn Distress.Copic
Stamps: Outlines Tulips/Get Well
Ribbons: from my stash
Die cut: Marianne (I think)
Flower - two mulberry paper flowers smooshed together with glue
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The challenge at Joan's Gardens (http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/01/joans-gardens-3-weekly-challenge.html) was to create a card with the following criteria:Use a door or window or something similar
Use an out door type of stamp
Use a flourish
Use either an embossing folder or embossing powder
Well, I don't have one of those nifty window dies, so I thought about creating some sort of door. Then looking at my desktop I saw this picture I'd taken of my grandaughter a couple of weeks ago when we went to the OKC zoo. They have a viewing area that is a series of framed windows. Voila...a window! First I arranged the picture so that it would print at the bottom of the page. Once printed, I folded the card then carefully cut away the "glass" from the center frame around that cute little girl ( my grandaughter). Then using a piece of vellum, a Panda stamp by Great Impressions, and grassey twigs by Cornish Heritage Farms, I created an imaginary view of what she saw through the window. (Actually there were a few very pink flamingoes). I took a Spellbinders label and embossed "at the zoo" on the cut out vellum. Two twinkly black brads attached the label to to front of the card. For the flourish, I used a swag of black pearls....like the swag of a curtain perhaps?
Hmmm....I guess a rather different take on a window/door card, but one that will remind us of the fun day we had at the zoo.
Love is in the Air at Outlines this week...check out:http://outlineswithkathy.blogspot.com/
Stamp: Outlines Rubber Stamp
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Block Hearts
Spellbinders Heart die
Fiskars corner photo punch
Ink: Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stickles: Fruit Punch
Various Cardstocks and Vellum
Swarovski crystals and mini pearls
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Why oh why doesn't my camera (or is it the camera lady) show the colors of my card in actual color. Suffice it to say, the colors more closely resemble the colors in the Inspiration photo. And, what an inspiration...I decided to use the colors and use the "layout" option given in the challenge rules. I took the pillow and recreated its pattern, then added the oval "Dream Big".
Stamps: Just Rite Greetugs from Paris and Just a Note Set
Ribbon: May Arts (colored with Copic Marker)
Die: Spellbinders fancy label, circles, scalloped circles, (inverted circles..to cut ribbon)
Copic: E17, E30, BG01, BG07
Ink: Memento Cocoa
Sunday, January 15, 2012
http://outlineswithkathy.blogspot.com/. I took the stamp and inked it with Memento Paris Dusk, then stamped it on a cardstock paper by SEI. I then embossed it with Zing clear embossing powder. Once set, I covered it with a dryer sheet and smoosched it with Art Institute Pearl glitter. Just like the setting sun glittering on the cold snow...except, unfortunately my photography skills just don't do justice to the "twinkle"...oh well! The snowman scene was layered using the "same" piece of paper and a sliver of silver foil paper. The whole was then mounted on a coordinating card base. So, even though the temperature here is supposed to be 70 degrees, I can look at a bit on winter!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
The background stamp is a favorite of mine (especially for this time of year).called Raindrops and Swirls by Hero Arts. Amazingly I had a hand punch that matched the hearts in the swirls; and I also used a Spellbinders scalloped hearts die. Following the instructions, I masked the center of my pinkish card stock and stamped the background with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid. I also used the Pearlescent Orchid to stamp the sentiment (With Love by PSX) which I then embossed with Clear embossing powder. Spellbinder hearts were cut from a peice of the cardstock that I colored using the Pearlescent Orchid Ink Pad...such a wonderful tip from the class. Lastly, I punched 4 hearts using scraps leftover from the Spellbinder cuts and applied them to each corner of the masked area. A Spica pen was used to outline both the hearts and the rectangular masked area.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
http://smallfryandco.blogspot.com/), and having some leftover (Christmas) giant size candy bars, I made these candy bar wrappers to sell at the local craft mall. At least if they are up there, I'm not tempted to take a few nibbles...lol! The Valentine stamp is from Stampassions and once stamped on a red punched heart, I used Sakura Crystal Effects to make it glosssy. Stickles glitter glue outlines the red heart. The rest is pretty much as you see...folded paper, circle punches, and heart punches. The tufted ears are simply scissor cuts at the corners. Stomach feathers are a Cuttlebug folder with sponged Memento ink. I have no idea what the name is and can't find it on the web...anyone know?
Okay...well, I think they are cute! do you?
Okay...well, I think they are cute! do you?
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I still don't know the ending for this card. A sentiment to be added to the blank tag. I just couldn't decide. At some point I will need a card and "finish" it for the occassion. Anyway..I stamped one tag lightly, added a crochet flower that I used a Copic Marker to edge, I sponged ink around the edges of both tags and used several papers and layers to complete the layout of this card. A couple of ribbon pieces and a brad provided the finishing touches. The card front was then mounted on a white card base (and photographed against a black backdrop. Stamp: Penny Black's Letters and Flowers
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The criterial At Joan's Garden for the the first challenge of the year: hearts, red, white, pink, and use of embellishments of some kind. I liked a card created by Maile Belles that I re-envisioned and made using the criteria for Joan's challenge.
I used Cuttebug Embossing Folder "Heart Blocks" to emboss a sheet of translucent vellum. A strip of white was embossed using Cuttlebug "Love Language combo". PSX Rubber Stamp"with love" was embossed using Zing gold embossing powder. Tiny pearls formed the central vein of the two May Arts ribbon green leaves. Layered on red and adhered to a white cardstock base, this card is ready for a special Valentine.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Outlines starts their year with a sketch challenge. The scallop border for some bewildering reason made me think of sideways hearts...so, I decided to create a card of "love". I used Spellbinders heards, red velum, Cuttlebug 'Love Language' embossing folder, May Arts ribbon(leaves), small pearls, a dryer sheet, Art Institute glitter a picture from a magazine, PSX Claret Embossing Powder, various cardstocks, and (of course) Outlines "love" from their Lovely Layering Collage.