Friday, November 30, 2012

You Color My World

I'm trying a new challenge, Runway Inspired Challenge, that has beautiful fashion photos for inspiration.  When I saw the colors, I wanted to use a few stamps from a Unity Stamp set that I got a while ago.  The card base is colored with a spray ink in blue, and I paper pieced the paint bucket from another piece I had sprayed a while ago.  I love the look of washi tape on cards, but I find it hard to use in my designs, but I gave it a go today.  I flipped the second piece of tape around to make the diamonds, similar to the design on the back of the dress.

Here's the inspiration photo, I don't know how those women walk in those heels!
Since it's Friday, I am also linking up the Friends with Flair at Unity.
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Each Snowflake

I played along with the Paper Players using their sketch this week, and came up with this card.

The scallop edges are from my new Tim Holtz die, they are a bit uneven and funky, something a little different than other scallop punches.    I love the sentiment, it's one of those Innie and Outie stamps that has 2 sentiments on it, one for the front and one for the inside. 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sparkling Holiday

I've been playing with some snowflake stamps again, and I made some tags for a swap that I take part in.  The instructions were to make it sparkly, and so I piled on the glitter!

The background was stamped, sponged and spritzed.  I used a Tim Holtz label die cut for the sentiment, and shortened the edges to leave space around the label.                                           
I am entering this in several challenges-
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Don't you just love that huge snowflake image?  I have used it alot over the years.  After I stamped the snowflakes, I sponged over them with my distress inks, and sprinkled a little water on to add some splots here and there.  I had that beautiful novelty yarn left over from when I dabbled in weaving, and thought it picked up the darker colors on the card.  The mini cookie cutter is from Dress It Up.  Here's a close up.  

I am entering this in a few challenges-
 Less is More- Hardware and CASual Fridays Winter Blues , and The Artistic Stamper- Anything Goes.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

So Grateful

I used this Retro Sketch as inspiration to make a card with my new leaf die cuts and woodgrain embossing folder.  I stamped each leaf with a background stamp after cutting them out, and instead of making a paper scallop I used some scallop tulle.
I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Thanksgiving/Thank You cards, and 52 Card Pick-up.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A House Card and WOYWW

This is how my desk looks today.  I was asked to sell some of my cards and tags at the upcoming Bizarre Bazaar at The Art Garden, a local community art center where I take mixed media classes.  I was so relieved to find that I had lots left over from last year.  The tags are in the basket, and next to the basket is a fork.  Are you wondering why I have a fork on my work area?  It's because I found a video demonstration on how to tie a bow by using a fork to hold the ribbon in place as it's being formed into a bow.  The bows came out great.  There are also some cards I've been designing for an upcoming card class that I'm teaching, and at the very top is a card that I am linking up to Less is More's One Layer Challenge with the theme "Houses", and the Paper Players Color Challenge #121 using Old Olive, More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy.  Here's a close up.

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Welcome Home

When I saw that Less is More is having a one layer challenge with the theme "Houses" I was inspired to take out a new B Line Design stamp with a lovely purple martin house on it.  My friend has a house like this in her backyard, and the birds fly in and out and swoop over the field.                         

 I used my Twinking H2O's to paint in the little scene.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happiest Birthday Easel Card

I've been wanting to try making an easel card with some of the framelits I got recently,  and had a chance to do it this week.  I used the colors in the Tuesday Trigger- Fantasy in Fall over at the Moxie Fab World.

I love this color combination-

Here's a close up of the front, it has a little bling from the pearls and stickles, and I cut out a few of the flowers to give them dimension.

 This is how it stands up-
it folds back on itself and tucks into another piece of paper.  It looks a lot more complicated than it is to put together.

I am also entering this in-  CASology-Orange.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Cat, a Cake and WOYWW

As I was working on some cards, who should come along but Tucker, and plunks himself down right on my papers.  He is laying down on one of my new stamps sets,  and some pretty patterned paper.  A few minutes later he tries to drink out of my water jar for my watercolors.  He has been inside more now that it is cold, so I image he will show up in my WOYWW photos more frequently.  If you are wondering why I am showing you my cat on my workdesk, it's because it's Wednesday, and lots of creative people show off where they work on Julia's blog The Stamping Ground.  Have a look around, it's fun.

Celebrated a birthday this week, and this is a shot of the delicious cake that my husband got for me.  Yummy!
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall Leaves

Well Hurricane Sandy took care of the few leaves that were left on the trees this week!  There is such a contrast now from a few days ago, all I see are bare trees,  and I miss all that color, so I am still playing with some leaf stamps.  The background strip of dark paper was made with Ranger Alcohol Inks.  I had never used them before, and I love the marbled effect that they made on the glossy paper.  The leaves were painted in with my Twinking H2O watercolors.  I followed this Less is More sketch, and decided to leave a sentiment off.

 This would make a great card for a guy, so it's going in CAS-ual Friday's Masculine Project, Inspired By Challenge using this photo,
The Artistic Stamper's Anything Goes, and  Orange You Glad It's Friday photo blog.

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