Wednesday, October 31, 2007
So here's some treats for you. If you use them in your art, I'd love to see what you do!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here's a "cuttlebugged" thank you card I made for my SIL and BIL for letting us stay with them. The raised areas are lightly chalked.
And here are a few more Halloween cards using my new "Jack" stamps from Just for Fun. Aren't they fun stamps?!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Stamp by Denami Designs, gold embossed on dark green cardstock. The snow is Liquid Applique which puffs up when heated. Also added gold Stickles for stars and bottom edge.
Trees are a cheap foam cube stamp. Edge sponged with red ink. Dove is an eyelet I got at a convention a long time ago.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I covered the box with patterned paper from SU and used my new Martha Stewart border punch to make the eyelet trim and the "paper lace." Here's a photo of the "ribbon" which is just a strip of cardstock punched on both edges and makes a pretty accent.
This 4" x 4" artwork was made for a monthly "inspiration challenge" mingle I participate in. The first photo shows the given "inspiration" piece - a pillow from Pier One - followed by my interpretation. The background is several green inks smeared on white glossy cardstock. The leaves were stamped and randomly embossed with silver, copper and gold.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
But I did "almost finish" two cards this evening for my upcoming card class. Almost - because I need to add a few embellishments or stamps when I go back to work. Understandably I can only use items we have there so I couldn't quite finish them up.
On the first card I used a brass stencil (normally used for dry embossing on paper) with Artist's Cement to make the pumpkin image. Once dry I colored it with chalks. The base card is a metallic bronze which doesn't show up in the scan. I still need to put a "thanks" metal tag on the ribbon with the new Tag Curler.
This one was done with a Heidi Swapp leaf mask on ivory cardstock. I then sprayed Adirondack Colorwash (Butterscotch and Cranberry) over the cardstock and carefully lifted off the mask. I cut it into equal squares and adhered them onto another piece of ivory cardstock, leaving a small space between each. The orange and black checked ribbon is layered over a strip of black cardstock. I will either stamp "fall" in black along the bottom or use black glitter letter stickers. I may also punch two black photo corners and place them on the upper right and lower left design area. Unfortunately this scan doesn't show the variation in colors that you get with the colorwash sprays.
To celebrate my 100th post last week, I offered an assortment of fall goodies to one lucky person drawn from all who commented on a post during this past week. I was blown away by the number of people who posted - 26 in all and some posted multiple times! Thank you!
And now, the lucky winner is........Jodene! When you read this, Jodene, please e-mail me privately with your mailing information so I can get the package out to you.
Thanks again everyone. Stay tuned for the next 100 posts!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I embossed the background of the first card with the swirl plate of the Cuttlebug. I used Lasting Impressions black paper as it is distressed to begin with and also has a white core (I sanded lightly after embossing to reveal the white swirls.). The funny pumpkin face is a pre-made felt sticker.
The second card didn't scan well as the pumpkin square is glitter. I cut the square out of a sheet of Teresa Collins' Whimsical Halloween paper by Junkitz. I cut an identical size square of Tacky Tape sheet and laid it on top. Then I sprinkled Art Institute's Ultrafine iridescent glitter to cover. The stripe paper is a Heidi Grace design and the white scalloped edges are Paper Frills by Doodlebug Designs. I love these things. They come in 12" precut strips of different patterns (scallops, zigzag, floral etc.) in lots of colors.