Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer is quickly slipping away


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.









I had great fun playing with dabber paints and a little grunge board.


Hope you are enjoying your summer too!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my heavens Jan you have been a busy bee! These are all so incredible works of art! Gorgeous colors and textures!

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  2. Jan, these are all gorgeous. I'm admiring the clear acetate card. That is something I've never done (I know...I'm chicken) but I sure love the look.

    Oh my, each card is gorgeous and your techniques for each fabulous!

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  3. Hi, Jan! Glad you are enjoying and making the most of your summer! You've shared some lovely cards! Acetate cards are so hard to photograph, aren't they? They are so lovely in real life but I can never do justice to them in photos. I really like the last card with the teal and aquas with the desert clay colors. Very pretty! :-)

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  4. I am in live with the textures of all these cards Jan. You need to post more! ;) Even I've been kicking your butt posting and that says something lol!

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  5. Hi again, Jan! I've nominated you for an award on my blog. Hop on over to check it out! :-)

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  6. Jan, you always make such artistic and creative pieces! I just love seeing what you come up with. Love all the texture you have here and that butterfly is gorgeous! :>

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  7. Oh, my goodness, you've been having lots of creative fun. Each one is uniquely beautiful. There's something about that crackle flower that just calls me. I have some leaves I need to try that with. Thanks for sharing all of these. Each one is so inspiring.

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  8. Jan, these are just lovely! I absolutely love each one. The colors, textures, techniques...you go, girl!

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  9. Jan,

    I saw your yellow flower card on Two Peas - Thinking Inking and thought I recognized your "Far North". Beautiful!!! (all your work is - but I love that card!!)

    We have had a great summer down here also, but we are in the middle of our first fall storm, sad.

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  10. Beautiful cards!(I found you through the Hero Arts site on the blog addy roll thread.)

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  11. Lovely. Great blog. Met you on hero Arts.

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  12. These are really beautiful. Love the vibrancy of the colors.

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  13. WOW, these are SPECTACULAR! Big giveaway over at my blog!

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  15. Jan, I miss your blog posts! Your fan club awaits.

    Inky hugs to you, my friend!

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  16. Your cards are so beautiful!

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