Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
So why the title? I needed something to do this morning and I had this image stamped so I colored. Daylight slowly arrived as I was coloring but I started out with candle light and early dawn light.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I used the long rectangle nestibility and the scalloped long rectangle on the other layers. I used the dark blue glaze pen to dot the edges for more detail.
Part of the challenge was to use paint so I embossed the flower stamp and then painted with blush rose Twinkling H20s. I put a dot of sapphire blue on ice in the middle. I used the label 1 nestibility to make the Happy Birthday label.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Below is the most fantastic list of goodies. So, after going for my blog candy head over and checkout these:
- http://mar1ene.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/blogoversary-candy/#comment-10614 Has wonderful candy including 2 hanglar stamps. Drawing is on my birthday Jan. 30.
- http://happilyevercrafting.blogspot.com/ More goodies on this blog as a gift as well.
- http://debby4000.blogspot.com/2009/01/yes-another-blog-candy.html also has great candy. Get over there.
- http://thecrafttable.blogspot.com/ Another great spot to go for wonderful candy.
- http://sparklecards.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-candy.html more candy found here.
- http://michellerodgers.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcement-cha-and-dreamy-treat.html Michelle has great stuff from CHA
- http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/my_weblog/ Laurie also has great piles of goodies.
The 7 sites above have wonderful candy. Take the time to surf over and check them all out. Good Luck to all.
Monday, January 26, 2009
For the button I used a clear acrylic one I purchased from www.MyAcrylicAlbum.com. I used stickles on each petal and embroider thread to attach it. I placed it at the end of the ribbon. This photo also shows the flower which I embossed in gold detail and put a brad in the center. I used the red paper from BG.
I used the same SEI paper on the inside of the card as the outside. I used the curved rectangle to remove the center section where the sentiment will go. Again I distressed the edges using Distress Inks.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
1. http://craftsbykim.blogspot.com/2009/01/who-wants-valentine-candy.html . Go over and check out all the goodies and the wonderful work she has on her blog.
2. http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-candywell-actually-blog-sherbert.html has a whole line of new stamps coming out called Sherbert and you could win 9 of them. Go check this out as well.
Surf away... oops before you go take a look at the finished project. There a lots of photos and little info from me...I know you can figure all this out yourself. If you need info on anything please email me. So....here goes:
Friday, January 23, 2009
Oh what a sunny day we are having. I am sitting at my desk in front in the sun beam from two windows and it is just glorious. It is -18C outside but wonderful here in the sun. I can almost imagine I am on sunny beach.
I made this card following the sketch for Friday Sketchers. It is a great sketch that I decided to make similar in style to the one made by Bea. I made the front flap less than half the width of the card and I love this style. I think I will be trying this one again.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I attached the bud stamp to the stemmed rose as I was stamping. I thought this would make it look better. I used versamark and gold detail embossing powder.
I used my Prismacolored markers and pencils to color in the flower. I used an Inkadinkado white gel pen for highlights. I colored first with markers and them added depth with the pencils. I used the Love Always stamps from the set as the sentiment and gold embossed them as well.
I used a picture matt I had in to trace the shape of the main panel. I used Whisper White and Kraft paper for this card. For the other two layers of the center panels, I simply cut around the panel leaving a bit showing. I used a gold gel pen to highlight each panel. I used Martha Stewart`s Lace punch on the right side of the final white layer. The base of the card is Kraft.As you can see in the above photo the inside panel also has a scalloped edge that extends beyond the front edge. I also used two ribbon which I tape together to create the bow.
For the inside of the card, I made a copy of the photo mat using whisper white. I used frayed burlap and milled lavender distress inks on both the whisper white and the pink insert. I left the insert blank for a handwritten note of love. Guess that is all for today. DH comes back from Toronto today so I guess I had better clean the house a bit. I am just like the kids, when Dad is away suppers are in front of the TV and housework is definitely not high on the list of doing.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today I stamped the full bloom rose onto whisper white cardstock using versamark and embossed it with gold detail powder. I then used Twinkling H2Os to paint inside the gold lines. I attached 2 leaf sections and placed the rose over them. I attached them to a dark blue cardstock that I had run through the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot folder. This is one of my favorite folders. It always makes the paper seem gorgeous. I also used 2 silver brads ($store) and attached the whole thing to gold gloss paper.
For the base of the card I used deep rose colored paper that I do not know the label of...sorry. On the inside I added the small version of the full bloom rose on the stem.
I am actually now being quite quiet since the boys finally agreed to study for their exam tomorrow. So I guess I sign off till tomorrow.
I used the heart nestibility for a name tag and of course the JustRite rectangular stamper with the Brampton font. I used Hunter Green and Ballet Blue for the ink. The edges were distressed with Close to Cocoa.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Page 4Page 5: Maggie in all her glory. This is the puppy we kept at home. She now rules the roost. She is a small mighty heart stealer.
Page 6 shows some of Maggie's exploits.Page 7 Maggie with her brothers and sisters.
I embossed the butterfly with gold detail and then colored with painted with Twinkling H2Os. Love it.
Page 8. The puppies were only 4 days old. They still have their eyes closed and look how tiny they were. All were less than .5 of a pound but they were all healthy.
I used Pearl Perfect powders on an Inkadinkado image. I used the Inkadinkado Opaque Pen to dot the design.