Sunday, July 6, 2008

Catch-up on Posting

Here's a few cards I didn't get a chance to share-

I made some inchies for a Hero Arts challenge incorporating them into a card. I used my new Spica pens but unfortunately the photographed colors did not stay true.

Sometimes a card works out to be a lot easier than you ever expected...this was one of those happy surprises. After the initial scoring, the Ranger Ink Blending Tool made simple work of accenting the tiles in all the right places with distress ink. Three coats of UTEE added a wonderful glossy look to these tiles.

This is an ATC challenge to use the cuttlebug. Oh I had tons of fun playing with lots of ideas for this one! I used a soda can for the embossed metal image. I call the background a double-double dip for I inked the inside of the embossing folder and ran it through the CB. Inked a 2nd folder in a 2nd color and ran through again. This eliminates most of the embossed texture of the first design but leaves the inked look. I used cranberry ink with the diamond pattern for the first pass and the script with a watermelon light ink for the second. This textured background can be used for times when you don't want a distinctive design. Lots of different combinations are waiting to be tried!

Thanks goes to Tim Holtz for the inspiration for this background from a tip he shared...know if you get tired of your grungeboard pattern you can do a similar thing of passing it through the CB to create a new different texture.


  1. WOWZERS you have been busy! I love what you have done! The inche card is great! Love the tile card! Gorgeous colors and texture on it! The ATC is awesome- love the use of the soda can!

  2. Fab work - I love that inchie card! The effect you acheived on the grid card is stunning - next time I try that technique I must have ago at creating shadow like that. Your lil' bird ATC is really cute with a lovely happy feel to it.

  3. Oh my goodness! Your work is all so fabulous! This Newbie is all agog!

    The tiles look sooo ceramic!

    I have been plunking around your blog and there is still so much more to see!

    I came here after you left kind words and encouragement on my blog.

    Have a wonderful day~

    Brenda Harkness
    Stark Raving Newbie

  4. Ok, have spica pens. I'm so jealous. They are on my list, but no luck finding them as yet. That inchie card is so adorable. What a great bird. Love your tiles and double embossing. You always do such beautiful work.

  5. I love the inchie card! LOVE IT! Now if only I could make myself work with inchies. And your cuttlebugging (I think I've made up a new word!) is wonderful.

    You've certainly been busy and the cards are all wonderful!

  6. Love your tips on the CB. I also love your ATC and the inchies. (Aka Clarian's Hawk on Flickr).

  7. I love the pink ATC....very old fashioned looking. Thanks for always sharing such unique artwork.


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