Saturday, August 30, 2008
This is a folder card. I found the directions for it on Camilla's Blog found here:
http://cstoen.blogspot.com/ There you find the directions to go to another blog that has a challenge. Now it is not in English but I think you can follow along. It was great fun to make.
I used a new stamp from Sugar Nellie. Jingle Bells is great for Christmas cards. I used my Prismacolored Pencils and highlighted with Spica pens. For the card I used a snowflake stamp from SU called Snow Burst. I used versamark and Starburst embossing powder to create this sparkling background.
Another Christmas card. I really am putting a push on to get loads of them done. Still no one home so maybe I`ll get a card made in advance.
Have a good one.
I hunted through my stash to find the perfect stamp for this project and I kept thinking how unique it would be to switch it around...instead of a pink rose how about a brown rose. I did this brown rose using all the brown pencils I had in my Prismacolored Pencils.
I was amazed at how many shades of brown there are. Sometimes all I changed was the pressure I colored with. I love it. To create a shadow effect, I outlined it with a Laurentien Studio marker color Sienna Brown. I found a pkg. of these alcohol markers at Staples Business Supply bargain bin and they work great. They aren`t Copics but they`ll do in a pinch.
I decorated the card with crystals and dots using my Glaze Sakura pen. They are really great. I purchased the pen at Carousel Stamps. I also used Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress inks to distress the edges.
I am very proud of this card. What do you think? Let me know.
Have a great one.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Well its only 4:30 am and I am so sleepy. The pups decided it was time to get up at 3:30 am and I didn`t want anyone else to wake up so I got them out to the other end of the house. They played and played and now they are flaked out on a pillow. Guess I could have a little Nap in a chair for an hour and then it`s time to get middle child up for work. I am so glad school starts on Tuesday...everyone has about the same schedule and I get the house back. Yeah! Who knew how crowded a house could get....talk about cramping my style. All gets back to normal on Tuesday. The countdown is on.
Off to nap. Have a great day.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I stamped the image in Versafine Black Onyx on glossy paper. I used Blue Ice H2O to paint the stamp and highlighted it with Rose Petal. This photo shows the sheen you get with the H2Os. It is lovely in real life. I used an oval cutter and placed the image first on Peal Blue paper from Carsons and then on a dollie. I used both frayed burlap and weathered wood distress inks to soften the color of the white dolly.
I attached the Prisma flowers with crystal effect and then added some microbeeds to the center of the flower. I decided it needed some dainty leaves so I used the leaves stamp from Feathered Hope (SU) After cutting them out I painted the leaves with Sweet Alfalfa and attached them with crystal effects.
I am very pleased with this card. I think I will do more distressing to my projects. It really adds dimension.
The weather has certainly changed here. It feels like Fall. The temperature in the morning was only 14C. Soon the leaves will be turning colors. How I love the Fall.
Off to feed the pups. They are so active now. They are either roughhousing each other or trying to eat my toes. I`m going to have to wear full shoes to protect my toes!
Have a great day.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This photo shows the detail of the stamp. I stamped the image on Basic Black to show more detail.
I then cut out the image and place it on whisper white that I had bayer with Nearly Navy and Creamy Carmel (SU). I wanted a starry night scene so I created stars with stamps from Snow Burst (SU) using Archival Brilliance Platinum Planet ink. I think that turned out OK. I then framed it in a scrap of shiny gold and presented the whole piece on a Indigo Blue Canson cardstock.
It seems funny to be doing Christmas Cards so early but my family has an Open House on the first Saturday of December where about 200 people tour our house to see the Christmas decorations. That means long about Oct. we start preparing...taking all decor, ornaments, painting etc. down to pack so the Christmas materials can come out. If I don`t do these now then they probably will not get done.
Today is middle son`s birthday so off to make something special for him. I LOVE all the comments that people have left. They make me feel so special. Please continue telling your opinion, it does count.
Monday, August 25, 2008
I love the fireplace. I colored it all in using Prismacolored Pencils and OMS and then cut the fire and wood section of another copy. I used pencils, plus Acrylics plus H2Os on the fire. I think it looks great...I can almost feel it`s heat! I attached it to the original stamp with dimensionals. I also used the gold spica pen on the candles and the frame around the fire pit.
I looked up some challenges before I started this card and I followed the rules for two challenges. The Papertake Weekly Challenge called for stitches either real or faux. My stitches would be the faux variety. I created them using a piecer and a white gel pen. I did these faux stictches around the plaid section.
The second challenge was from Tilda & Company number 33. In this challenge you had to use hands so I created a clock out of Grungeboard using a circle from the Basic pkg. and hinges from the Elements pkg. I cut the bottom off of the hinges to create the clock hands. I used Distress inks Walnut stain to color the clock. I used a gold gel pen to mark in the numbers.
Many children...me included, can hardly wait for Santa on Christmas Day. Ì`ll save this card for my neice who loves and waits for Christmas.
Have a wonderful day
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
This Magnolia stamp is Edwin`s House so I thought I would try to make it Christmas. I used Prismacolored Pencils with OMS and then highlighted the door and windows. I used Hot Cinnamon on the doors and Ginger Peach and Gold Dust on the windows. I used browns on the edges of the houses and tried to give them more depth. I am thinking about putting small wreaths on the doors but I don`t have a small enough stamp for that.
I love the Santa. He is done using H2Os for the red, Prismacolored pencils for the black and green and the white is thick acrylic paint. I am late posting this because it takes overnight for the thick acrylic to dry.
The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set I got on ebay called Happiest Holidays. I love the saying. I stamped it first in SU garden green and then used the green spica pen to dress it up. I also embossed some snowflakes on it. I used my Cuttlebug and my square nestibilities. I then used the Hot Cinnamon again around the embossed edge.
The ribbon on top is a scrap from Boutique Ribbons and a Hodgepodge clip finishes off. You could hand the card using the clip.
It is really warm today, 30C and I now want it too cool done some. Yes I did complain about the heat two days ago but hey, I`m fussy. Guess I best be getting supper ready. I hope you all went for the blog candy I listed or may be you shouldn't`t since I would to win it!
See you later
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Shary also has great candy. She is passing along a great stamp. Go check it out at :
Good Luck all.
I am not advertising for any company. None of these are terribly expensive and they were all purchased at Michaels using the coupon of course.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107788&d=1219207761 . ( Sorry about the lack of talent to transfer this.)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I borrowed this fantastic stamp from my Demo and the friend who introduced me to card making. Her name is Karen Boreham ( karnlynn on SCS) and she is a talented lady. I had scrapped but never tried cards and never even heard of Stampin Up. Imagine! My how my life has changed. Thanks Karen.
Anyhow, back to the card. I did this card to fulfill the challenge at CPS. Here is the sketch so you can give it a try:
http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com Challenge 8
It was fun to do. I used Whisper White (SU) for the base and coated the edge with riverock and vintage photo adn fired brick distress inks. I just did enough to meet the edges of the next layer. Here I used a thick paper from the Paper Company in the Basketball pattern. It feels just like a basketball...go figure.
For the next layer I stamped the image with Versafine Onxy Black and colored it in with...guess it.....yes Prismacolored Pencils and OMS. I then embossed the image with detail clear powder because I thought I would bayer the BG. I used the daubers instead and wished I had not embossed it. I like the look of the image left alone. Guess I should plan my cards better. Finally I put it all together with the ribbon which is from the Price Club.
Well everybody is now home and demanded a little of my time. Have a great one folks and thanks so much for all the lovely comments. They really mean a lot to bloggers so keep em coming.
Stamp: Rubber Stampede 3749H (rose), Shapes by Design Papertrey Ink (miss you)
Paper: Provo Craft
Ink: Eggplant, Riverrock, Frayed Burlap and Fired Brick Distress inks
Other: Prismacolored Pencils and OMS (odorless Mineral Spirits), Scallop Punch
Ribbon: Spool of Ribbon from Michaels
The puppies are so funny. We also have 2 Golden Retrievers that belong to my oldest son who has an apartment in our house. They may be his but I know they spend more time at our place. The puppies just love them but the Goldens can`t decide if the feeling is mutual. The Goldens don`t bark at them, they just try to look through them. You can almost here their thinking Ìf I don`t notice them I know they will leave`. But the puppies think they must do more to get noticed so today they decided to try and pull their tails. Poor Goldens...little tiny annoyances at their tails.
It can`t decide if it is going to rain or not so I must head out while I can. Have a great day.
Signing off from the Maritimes
Monday, August 18, 2008
I decided to do something different with the ribbon so I only attached it on the top with 2 Prima Flowers. I put 3 little Primas on the bottom to add some balance.
Yesterday I mentioned I would try to include a photo of our Yorkie puppies.
Arn`t they the cutiest. It is really hard to get a picture that shows their beautiful faces so I tried laying them in a line on their backs and of course 2 immediately went to sleep...a little cooperation please.
One of the girls was chosen to be a birthday present to a little girl so she will be leaving us in 3 weeks. I know that I will miss her but since I know the people I can go visit her. Afterall, not counting these pups, we have 5 dogs already. Needless to say we are a dog crazy family.
Guess it is time to go...pups need to visit the outside. I am trying to make this blog work but I still have not conguered the clickable photos. If anyone knows what I need to do, Please help me.
Details:^ Inkadinkado stamp, Prismacolored pencils, sticles cotton candy(to glue sm flowers), ribbons fr. Price Club and Prisma flowers.
Have a great day.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107262&d=1218854682 So I used the sketch from Creative Corners and the colors from SCS to create this card.
I first stamped the Hampton Art Stamp in walnut stain Distress Ink and then colored in with my favorite tool...prismacolored pencils. I used odorless mineral spirits by dipping the pencil point in it and then spreading the color on the stamp details. Doing this really enhances the color.
The sketch from Creative Corner called for a scalloped edge so I used Martha Stewart's Lace punch. To spruce it all up I used a Aqua glaze pen and brown marker to create the dots.
Hope you all have a great day. It if sunny and warm here today so my DH and I will be spending time outside with our 2 adult Yorkies and 4 four week old pups. I`ll put some pictures of the pups in tomorrow.
See you all later.
PS Remember this blog is still under construction and I am so new to this...my second post...so please forgive my mistakes and watch for improvements.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
So how about something I have made. This is my latest love...stampboard and very detailed stamping. I stamped a section of the Thomas Kincade stamp A Perfect Summer Day and then colored it in using H2Os and a few Acrylics. I am showing both sizes of stampboard that I had in. The larger stampboard is two and a half inches circle and the smaller circle had a diameter of two inches. You can see that a smaller amount of the stamp is showing on the smaller one.
I am making magnets out of these two by simply attaching a magnetic strip on the back of the stampboard.
So what do you think.... large or small?
I purchased this stamp at http://www.cornishheritage.com/. I love that site. The H2Os are from my favorite stamping store http://www.carouselrubberstamps.com/ a store in Darthmouth, Nova Scotia. I adore shopping there, the owner Dejah is one very talented lady.
Please leave comments and give me any hints on how to make this a great blog.
Until tomorrow...share the joy