Friday, March 30, 2012
A friend recently got married and I made this card for her. I used mostly SU products except that I used Nestabilities for the shape of the card. It is hard to tell in this picture but I used Shimmer White as the front panel. It really has a nice subtle glow to it. I sponged the leaves and the flowers to give a little depth to the die cuts.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs - SU
Paper: Shimmer White, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Nestabilities, Simple Flower Embosselit, Leaf Sizzlet, Cuttlebug, Pearl
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
It's another rainy day on my night off so that means I can stay inside and be creative. I tried something different by coloring on kraft cardstock with Prisma pencils. I didn't like what I did with the background so I cut out Flopsy and his umbrella. I'll keep playing around with this technique to see if I can get better at it. The sketch is from last week's Split Coast Stampers Sketch Challenge 377 and it is entered into the Crafter's Companion Challenge 22
Stamps: Rainfall Flopsy - MFT
Paper: River Rock, Concord Crush, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, DP - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Prisma Pencils
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
So my poor craft room with all of it's paper, stamps, inks and various embellishments has been woefully ignored for a couple of weeks. I had to wipe away a cobweb from the door handle. We have had an uncharacteristically warm and beautiful beginning to March and this gorgeous 70+ degree sunshiny weather has lured me outside to play. There are a couple of people I owe late birthday cards to and several other events coming that I have to make cards for. One of which is my little niece Sweepie is turning 5! Her favorite color is pink with a little bit of green. Most of the cards I have made for her in the past have those colors. Sweepie also enjoys her dance class that she goes to every week. When I go to visit her she shows me the new steps she's learned.
I tried the easel technique for this card and I'm surprised at how easy it is. Because it was my first time trying this technique I followed the instructions and made a 4x4" square card. I would liked to have made it 5x5" but I don't have envelopes that size. I colored the image with Sharpie and Bic permanent markers. I don't have the budget for Copics and I have seen other people on the web use these to color. The sketch is adapted from this one. I used scraps of different DPs that I have to make the background.
Stamps: Ballet Millie - MFT, Birthday Surprise - Verve, Happiest Birthday Wishes - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: WW, Green Galore, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, DP - SU
Accessories: Ribbon, Stick on Gem, Ribbon Punch, Nestabilities, Flower Bead
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
No card to post today but I wanted to share that this card of mine was recently featured on the Flutter By Wednesday blog. I'm now eligible to display this badge.
Each Wednesday Danni post a challenge that always includes a butterfly, angel or fairy. I have participated in a few of her challenges because of my love of butterflies.