Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The technique used is Faux Tearing and it is really easy! You just mask part of the card with a torn piece of paper (I have made a template with a manila folder) and use a wheel or background stamp then slide the mask and sponge. It really looks great when you use a background stamp but I could only use current SU products for this swap and I did not have a current background stamp.
CS: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, White
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Whimsy Wheel
Blue Bayou Double-stitched ribbon
I finally stamped again today - it is Wednesday afterall and I had to make a Sympathy card without using any flowers. Not too hard, right? LOL! Actually, it wasn't hard but I don't have a Sympathy stamp so I had to substitute "From the Heart". It could work for a Sympathy card, I think. I combined this challenge with Sketch Challenge 164 on SplitCoast. I love those challenges because I always need ideas for layouts. Do you think I can come up with this stuff on my own? Well, sometimes- but most of the time....no.
The bird and sentiment were stamped with Timber Brown Stazon. Then I colored the image with my SU markers on water color paper and blended with an Aquapainter. The jury (IMO) is still out on how the image turned out- I am not sure I like the water lines.....but it is a hazard of water-coloring, I guess. At least for me.
CS: (All SU) Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow; SU Outlaw DP (retired)
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, SU Markers: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Aged Copper Brads, Brown satin ribbon (non SU)
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Stay tuned this week for my project(s). I will be designing a card for a Shoe Box Swap on Friday. It has to be all current Stampin' Up materials. I hope I can do it. I love SU- but I rarely make a card thatis entirely SU, KWIM?? Also, I am almost finished with my homemade ink pad holder. I will post pictures as soon as it is finished. Also, if I get a chance I need to start on my Easter swap card and then there's Valentine's Day cards and treats. Yes, I know V-Day is this week! I'll get them done. ;)