Saturday, February 28, 2009
This really started out as a card for Joni's Super Saturday Challenge, but it evolved into a double challenge once again :) Joni's challenge was to get inspired by a purse or bag we use. This purse was my first "girly girl" purse... and I only got it maybe 3 Christmases ago! I found this AMAZING red tapestry coat at Danier Leather and asked for it for Christmas. Of course, I knew I would need a purse to go with it and fell in love with this little hand bag...it barely holds enough for date night so it doesn't get a lot of use! But it's GORGEOUS and I do use the little matching wallet on a daily basis. I am sooooo not a purse person...so right now I have only three purses...this red one, my gray felted wool one, and a grey one that I'll use when I don't feel comfortable carrying wool LOL. I was given two purses for Christmas and returned them. I almost had to go looking at kiddie purses to do this challenge.
ANYHOW...The background is the Burnished Velvet technique from Cuttlebug Challenge. I have to say...putting on the glue for that glitter was not fun...but once I saw the result, it was worth it. Not sure I'd want to do it many times over for a swap...but once was kinda fun. I don't really like dealing with glitter, so I was going to skip this challenge, but when I realized it would work for Joni's challenge with this particular purse, I said "Oh why not". It's good to try new things, right?
Stamp: Hey Chica, My Favorite Things
Paper:Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Glitter, Marcella by K; rhinestones, Michael's; copic E53; SU markers Real Red, Basic Grey, ticket corner punch.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Many thanks to Elizabeth for "sharing the love" with me. She's one of my blogger group sistahs and she's got some great designs on her blog if you haven't been over there yet! Don't forget to share the love with her while you're there!
So now, I will commence with the rules of this award:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Here are the blogs I nominate in no particular order:
Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Circle of Friendship
Ink: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink (sponging)
Paper: Bella Blossoms, Basic Gray, WW
Accessories: Signo White gel pen, Circle punches, sheer pink dotted ribbon, dimensionals.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Stamps: I think the cow & sentiment are from The Angel Company, but I can't remember for sure as this was from an image swap. Stampabilities John 14:6; Pocket Silhouettes, Stampin Up!
Ink:Creamy Caramel, Black Stazon
Paper: American Crafts "bookshelf"; Riding Hood Red, Elegant Eggplant, WW, Stampin Up!
Accessories: Markers, Riding Hood Red Striped grosgrain ribbon, Word Window Punch
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
In the above pic the left is the envelope and the right is a full card to go inside.
This is a pic of the inside of the card...I really like the look of a "finished" card inside, but I don't often take the time to do it.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, A Little Something, Fresh Cuts
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, MOre Mustard
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, MOre Mustard, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/4 inch circle punch, 5/8 inch olive grosgrain, 1/4 inch mustard grosgrain, hemp twine, water mister, rhinestone brad.
This week's challenge over at the Cuttlebug Challenges Blog was to make a bright and sunny YELLOW card. I started out trying to use up some pretty yellow Tim Coffey vellum scraps, but that didn't work, so I started over. When I opened up my CB binder to see what inspired me, I found my build a petal set...well that just seemed perfect...mostly because I don't think I've used it in the year that I've had it. The rest just fell together. AND LOOK! I used FOUR different embossing folders again :) :) I wasn't even trying this time, it just happened.
Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Paper: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate chip
CB Folders: build a flower, Dots and Spots, Frills, Swiss Dots
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This is a set of cards I did for the SCS Demo Wicked Challenge for Feb. The challenge was to use Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip. I also chose to do the 3rd part of the challenge which was to make a 4 card set. Baroque Motifs is a very versatile set...you can make a million different cards with it, so this was quite easy. If you don't have this set yet, you NEED it! LOL
I hope everyone else stays healthy for Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So, the part on the left is the insert...you put it inside the part on the right, which is made from an envelope! You can find the tutorial for this card here. I cut out a few extra flowers and popped them up on dimensionals, as well as the hummingbird.
To do the watercoloring, I used watercolor crayons, directly on the rubber, and then misted with water...that's the hard part...getting just the right amount of mist LOL.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Dream a Little, Friend to Friend
Ink: mostly done with watercolor crayons & water misting, but used Artichoke for the sentiment and Rose Red for the sponging
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, 5.5 x 7.75 envelope
Accessories: ribbon, skittles, dimensionals
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Ruby Red
Paper: Ginger Blossoms (retired), Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, WW
Accessories: Rhinestone by K&co, ticket corner punch, rubons (Forever and Always), Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain.
I didn't have a lot of color choices as I only had an old set of watercolor pencils...didn't want to buy those in case I didn't like the out come. Anyhow, the green happened to match some Wild Wasabi print paper I had, and then I found some matching ribbon I'd been holding on to...I just love it when it all comes together. For my first attempt at this technique (I used baby oil), I'm pretty proud of it. It WAS very easy and I will try again...just wish I had the SU watercolor pencils for better color choices.