Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Golden Purse

I used another couple of Me and Carrie Lou stamps for this card. The first was the outline for the Purse. I embossed it with Detail Gold and then added the Victorian Mesh which I also embossed. The final addition was the Rose Corner which is also embossed and painted with Twinkling H2Os. I attached the cut out rose stamp using my sticker maker. I attached the purse image to parchment paper and then cut around it. On the inside I added a layer with the purse image on the left and stamped the Rose corner directly on the parchment paper.

It's actually 3 am in the morning and I am wide awake. It is terribly hot and humid this evening and sleep just wasn't happening so what's a girl to do.....stamp! I guess it is time to think about a short nap ao I will take some time this afternoon to do some blog visiting and get back into the swing of things. I hope to make it to loads of blogs so talk later.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hibicus Love

This beautiful stamp is from Me and Carrie Lou and don't you just love it! I used water color paper and then cut it out. I attached it to a piece of black CS that I had run through the Butterfly Impressibility folder using my Wizard.
I used my Twinkling H2Os to paint this image. I stamped the image in Versafine Black Onxy first and after painting I cut it out with a knife. The ribbon on the bottom is from a blog candy I won from the UK.

On the inside I created a label using the black layer with the fuchsia paper.

This Inkadinkado image is perfect for writing a short note to a friend. I colored in the small items using spica pens.
I added this flower to the inside as well. It is also painted with Twinks. I cut off the bottom leaves so it was only the blossom showing.
I am pleased with this card. It is ages since I have posted ... I have had health problems of late and need to have some hospital work done so the postings maybe irregular again. I missed blogging but just didn't seem to be able to get to it. I think my mojo is back so hopefully I will be posting a lot again.
Enjoy your summer hopefully with your family.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

No Stamp Beauties

The following are more music box photos...#3 and #4. These two are different from my normal work...no stamps! I put my mojo into drawing and then painting these two. I used watercolor paper that I drew on and them painted with Acrylics and Twinkling H2Os.

This first one is a Ruffled Iris. I love purple so of course this flower had to have purple hues. I outlined it with Pomegranate and used Rubilite, Mulberry and Purple Sage with Pink Crocus and Apple Blossom. The leaves used greens and grays with Hint of Cocoa.

This lighthouse scene is from my Childhood. We used to visit lighthouses and covered bridges all the time. My Dad was an oil artist who loved the bridges and lighthouses of the Maritimes of Canada.

I am pleased with these and I am having Medical Issues that need me to be focused on something so drawing is what I am working on. It is certainly a lot slower than stamping and probably not as great but hey...they are originals.

Talk later


Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stampscapes Music Box

As promised here is the second style of music box. This is the wooden style box that is 10 in.x 8 in. and 3 inches high. The framed section in the top holds a 4 x 6 opening for you image. For this music box I used Stampscapes images. There are actually 3 different stamps used on this scene. I used almost every method of coloring...markers, Twinkling H2Os and Prismacolored Pencils with OMS...oops I also used copics. I started using Distress inks Worn Lipstick, Black Soot and then added Stampin Up Handsome Hunter and Old Olive. All the images were stamped in Versafine Black Onxy with a touch of Sepia also from Versafine.
These next two photos show the front of the music box....gorgeous wood. The second photo shows the box in strong sunlight just so you can see the colors of the box.

I can hardly wait to give these to friends at Christmas. I made this one for my SIL and BIL who love to fish and camp out. This is just their kind of scene.
Someone is coming to see the pups in a bit so I must go tidy up the rooms. Talk later.

Monday, July 6, 2009

What a Find!!!

What a find my DH found....he gave me 20 yes that is TWENTY music boxes that I can add some artwork to! He was so excited that he phoned to make sure I could use them. I am showing the oval shape today and I'll show the larger wooden style tomorrow.
This is the oval music box. It is 8 inches long by 5.5 inches wide and about 2.5 inches high. Not at all small. The stamp is used is from Me and Carrie Lou and it is 3.5 in. by 4.5in. stamp so you can see there is loads of space to work with.I embossed the image with Marcasite Black powder that gives such a wonderful sparkle to the design. I used Twinkling H2Os to color. This is one of my favorite stamps...it is just so detailed. For this one I left the BG untouched.
On this second version I used the same stamp but treated it with Gold Detail embossing powder and different Twinkles.

I used a lot more colors on this image and also treated the BG with Distress Inks Broken China and Frayed Burlap added using a sponge.
I collect music boxes so I'll keep one but all the rest are going to family and special friends at Christmas time. I am just so excited. Everyone expects something handmade but these will be special. I am even thinking I could make new images for them to change each year...talk about advanced planning. You will see more of these before I finish them all but I will try to sneak a card in here and there but it will be hard. I love doing something like this...cards are great but this is just plain wonderful.
Talk later

Saturday, July 4, 2009

For My Guy IO Challenge

This is a twofer post. Impression Obsession has a challenge to make a card for a guy and at first I decided to make a card for when my husband travels and then it suddenly hit me that I had not made an anniversary card for him and tomorrow is our 24th anniversary. I don't know about the rest of you but I am always forgetting to make cards for my family until the last moment. So today I show you two cards made using the same stamp.

This first card is for my DH. I stamped the image in sepia from versafine and then colored it with Twinkling H2Os. I used 3 different colors of grey for both of the cards. This is Bazzill Textured paper. On this card I used Spellbinders Label Three in the largest size to get all the image.
I layered it on the darkest grey and cut around the edge to make the next layer. After I cut it I remember that I could have just traced the die and it would have been the correct size...slap myself silly for this one. The Happy Anniversary stamp is from the $ bin at Michaels. I embossed in detail black but colored the hearts with a red spica pen.
On the inside the romance came through with the hearts nestibilities. The small love stamp is embossed and colored with Twinks. I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood.

The second card is the slanted version. I stamped this one in black Onyx and this one was my favorite after it was colored but unfortunately I used my crooked eye and cut the image out on a very definite slant. Well, one cannot let that cause a throw out so artistic impulse took over and this slanted version was the result. I used the different brads to emphasize the slant. I didn't have a black sentiment frame so I used my marker to change the color from silver to black...it turned out great.
I really like the image stamped in black much better than the sepia color. On watercolor paper, the image comes through much clearer in black than the sepia especially for detailed images.

Now I have to go get supper ready...only DH and myself tonight...everyone else is busy. So again I hope everybody is having a wonderful weekend and spending time with family and friends.