Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
One of my favorite things about the holidays is making merry for
others. Even as a child I can remember staying up into the wee hours to have enough time to finish a special surprise. Some things don't change much. I still do not get enough sleep when I am excited about making a special project to surprise my friends.
One of this year's highlights was sharing in a couple handmade ornaments swaps. Oh my, what fun I had! Most of the ornaments are fairly small since I am swapping internationally. I decide to place them on some frosted branches on a shelf which I can see when using my computer. Here's a few close-ups but click on the pictures to get an enlarged view.
Every one is a beauty! I received a knitted beaded tree from Sarah in Australia. Dymphie from the Netherlands made with copper embossed covered book and shares lots of photos of her process on her blog. Saddly she has waited over a month and not all her ornaments have just arrive . Other ornaments include a felted tree with beads, Daria made a mini canvas covered with embossed copper and inset picture, a paper block ornament, Christmas art under glass with a soldered frame, a memory framed ornament and Annie created the 3-D shadow box at the bottom.
Here are also a few of the cards I didn't have time to share while I was making merry.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Our Alaska summer has been absolutely glorious. I just love summer days in the 70's! Our flowers are now at their prime! But oh summer is quickly passing us by. I know because it is a now a little twilight when I go to bed at midnight and it is dark in the middle of the night.
I have been stamping but haven't been on the computer so much to post. So here are a few of my recent pieces. I am continuing to play the Thinking Inking series on Ranger and Hero Arts products on 2 peas.
This card used dimensional pearls for the background. The butterful is 3 D-stamped with Stazon on acetate and stickles added to the back. Folded on both sides of the body and placed on pop dots.
This is a clear acetate card. The green paper is a not a part of the card. The flower image was stamped on sticky backed canvas. The centers are embellished with dimensional pearls and stickles. The edge of card is highlighted with pearl dabber paint.
I used handmade paper for this card and began with color the hitting the high spots directly with distress ink, then wet it with glitz mist and embossing with the cuttlebug. Add more distress ink.
The paper flower was painted with marigold crackle paint and when dry highlighted with fired brick distress ink.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
For this card I started with Mind’s Eye printed paper and embossed with the QuicKutz diamond and dots embossing folder and sanded to make the embossing stand out. I used Hero Arts real dill H3258 stamp in the background. I added liquid appliqué to the flowering tops and star dust stickles. The double layered butterfly is made with the new QuicKutz die cut. The bottom layer is a stamp from the HA Leaf cluster set D4947and sprayed with Memories Mists-Iridescent and finally embellished with gems and pearls. The top polished stone layer of the butterfly was made with alcohol inks. The black decorative border paper was sprayed with Krylon spray webbing paint and punch with the Martha Stewart lace punch.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
I save lots of the wonderful stamps that come my way on swaps. The sentiment is a RAK from lakeslady/Joan.
This card used the newly released Quickutz embossing folder...what fun to sand the images. The sun and flower image are stamped on more of the homemade marble paper. Thanks Tami for the RAK.
I created this fern card using Tami B/teabear's wonderful video tutorial on her blog. Perhaps you may have done the bleach technique in the past but this one has an added twist that is lots of fun.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Alcohol ink background.
Aluminum foil on cardstock, embossed and colored with sharpies.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
This daffodil card is made with a crayon resist technique (the waxy kind like the one from the egg dye kit).
Thanks again Anne for the Award!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Today is the last day of classes and challenges for the Spring Fling at Scrapbook News and Review . Yes, you must register (free) at the site and then head to the forum and find the Spring Fling section for the Crop Challenges and Classes. Tami B. is on their staff and posted a terrific class yesterday on embossing distress. What a easy and fun cuttlebug (or othe embossing)techinque. Here is what I did with it.
I made this cracked glass for a sketch challenge.
A color challenge requested the use of jellybean colors.
Finally every spring has its insects...
Hope you are enjoying your spring days. Here warm sunshine is filling our days now and it is a few degress above zero. It is such a pleasant time of year to enjoy the outdoor activities like ice carving and the sled dog races. It truly is an amazing time of year to visit...just let me know when it works for you!