Monday, August 25, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
I used a Spellbinder nestie to cut the circle. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copic markers. For the base, I pulled out my alcohol inks and started to play. I applied a base coat and then squeezed drops of various colors. Then I went back over with blending solution to smooth out the edges. I did the same thing for the green square.
The acorns and leaf were cut with my silhouette cameo from shrinky dink material. I colored them with Copics. Then I pulled out my heat gun and watched the magic.
For the flower, I colored the smaller flower, which was white, with Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade. I layered in on the larger flower and added a jell acorn sticker to the center.
Here are the Copics I used:
Hair - E00, E08, E09
Dress - YG95, YG97, YG99
Cape - YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18
Acorns - E43, E79
Leaves - YG97, YR18, YR15 and R56 (I think)
And the Alcohol inks:
So as I mentioned at the beginning, I've entered this in Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #238
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
On a sad note, today was supposed to be the last day that two peas in a bucket, the online paper crafting store and message board, was to be open. They have extended their final days to July 24. I will definitely miss the wonderful stamping message board that two peas hosted. Fortunately, I was able to participate in the last stamping fest on the two peas stamping message board last month. And I'm going to share one of the projects I made for WSW14 (World Stamping Week).
As part of the fest, the message board members post challenges. This card combines four challenges. And this card was definitely a problem child.
I wanted the cottage to appear like it was in the middle of a flower garden. So I stamped the flowers to the side of the house and across the top. I also stamped some flowers coming out of the roof. Then I cut a piece of acetate to frame the house so you could still open the door. I stamped the flowers on the piece of acetate with Staz-On. Since I don't have purple Staz-On, I went over a couple of flowers with Bic marker. I attached the piece of acetate with foam squares to add dimension.
You can kinda see the acetate in this picture of the top.
Friday, May 16, 2014
The image is a digital image by Mo's Digital Pencil. You can also get a real stamp of this image by Penny Black. Isn't she too cute. I used by silhouette to print image and cut the shape out. I colored her with Copic markers. I added Wink of Stella glitter to the collar and tag. Then I added glossy accents to the tag. I added liquid pearls to the cupcake to make frosting. I think the pattern paper is by the Paper Studio, but I'm not sure.
Here's a close-up for the collar, tag and cupcake.
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Friday, May 2, 2014
For the wedding card, I took inspiration from the bride's struggle to find the right table linens. She had seen a photo of a table setting that she really liked but she was having trouble finding the right linens. The goal was champagne linens with a sheer overlay with a champagne/ pale gold swirl. And it took her forever to fine what she was looking for. So I used that for the background.
For the base, I stamped the swirls in Brilliance Galaxy Gold on a pale yellowy cream. (I need to pick up some more cream cardstock). To mute the effect, I topped it with vellum. I used glue in the corners to attach the vellum and then used the pearls to cover the glue spots.
The focal image was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on the same pale yellowy cream cardstock. I didn't plan to cover it with vellum but the cardstock was too bright without it. So I again glued the corners. I covered the bottom corners with Liquid Pearls and the top with the bow. I mounted it on a shimmery yellow cardstock. When that blended to much into the background, I mounted it on a darker shimmery yellow/gold cardstock.
The bow is a double bow that I created with my new Zutter Bow-It-All, which is awesome. I have always had trouble making pretty bows. I've got a Bow Easy, which is great if you are using very thin ribbon, but not so great with wider ribbons. I had been seeing bows made with the Bow-It-All and a few weeks ago, a broke down and bought one from Amazon. I am mostly glad I did. My only hesitation in saying I'm thrilled with it is that Zutter just came out with a new one that will make triple bows. Dang it. If I had known, I probably would have waited until the new one came out. Oh well. I am thrilled with the bows I'm creating with it. Here's a close up of the bow:
For the baby card, the friend is having a little girl and the theme is elephants. So I kept the card fairly simple.
I stamped the elephant in grey and colored with Copics. Then I went back and added white polka dots. I used the scallop blade for my paper trimmer to cut the mat. I made the bow with my Bow-It-All and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon's April Ribbon Club. If you are a ribbon junky, like me, you need to check out Really Reasonable Ribbon. Or maybe you shouldn't. :-) In addition to buying a bunch of ribbon from there recently, I joined the monthly ribbon club. Each month I will be getting a new collection of 7-9 ribbons (around 15 yards of ribbon). April's was grey and yellow. And I should be getting May's soon, which is blue and red.
Swirl - Hero Arts
Bride & Groom - Fiskar
Elephant - Fiskar
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
I used a digital image by A Day for Daisies. I just found this company last month and I really like their images.
Then just pick the one you want to use. Step 3 Step 6 Now you are ready to send it to your printer. Either click on file and print or click the send to printer icon. It is icon #1 in group #2 on the top. Step 7 Step 8 - Optional
Step by Step - Using Silhouette to Cut a Shape Around a Digi Stamp
Open your silhouette studios software. To hopefully assist in identifying which icons I’m talking about, across the top, there are 12 groups of icons on the toolbar. Down the side, there are 7 groups. And along the bottom, there are 5. I’ll use these numbers to help identify the different icons for the functions that you will need to use. For the toolbars along the top and bottom, I’ll count from left to right, unless otherwise indicated.
Then just pick the one you want to use.
Now you are ready to send it to your printer. Either click on file and print or click the send to printer icon. It is icon #1 in group #2 on the top.
Step 8 - Optional
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
But it still needed something. So when all else fails, add more glitter. I pulled out my stickles and added black swirls in the opposing corners. I wanted to get pictures in natural light, so the very first picture of the finished card, the stickles aren't dried yet. Here's a picture with the stickle dry:
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