As soon as I saw the Maya Road dressform chipboard book, I knew I had to make something fun with it. I've finished three pages, both sides, and I thought I'd show you how it's coming along. I covered each with paper, mostly scraps, sanded the edges and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I used lots of Tim Holtz products, various sewing related stamps, old buttons, mini chipboard pieces, K&CO butterfly, my own pearl swirls (see former post), and an old watch face we found among my MIL's things. I'm very happy so far with how they are coming out. There are 3 more inside pages and the front and back cover (that's 10 more sides to do!!Yikes!) but I am taking my time and trying to make them really special. I have loved sewing all my life and have made clothing, quilts, dolls, curtains etc over the years. It's still my first love. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Blue and white is so crisp and classic, don't you think? This is a new Lockhart stamps image and they are the most fun stamps to color. I used Copic markers and some stickles on the flowers. Then Labels Eight and the Fleur De Lis cut from Nestabilites finished it off. A few pearls.....done!
I had a couple folks ask about where I got the cuts for my last two cards. They came from a site called Scale Files. Here's the link: http://scale-files.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=14 The gentleman who does these is a doctor and he generously gives them to the general populace for free. His work is exquisite. You do have to have software, either Sure Cuts a Lot or Make The Cut to use these types of files. Check it out!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I have a thing for sheep. There.....I said it. It's out! Ask anyone who knows me. I have sheep figurines, sheep pictures line my upstairs hall, I have a sheep cookie mold. That said, I was ecstatic to find this cricut cut. When I saw the sheep, I was a goner. Just used a simple layout and colored the cut out with copics and Distress Inks. Hope you enjoy it!
Monday, March 22, 2010
It's a drearly rainy day here friends. And I am sore in places I didn't know I had from working outside for hours yesterday. Spring garden chores are never ending!
So today I have this little chipboard tag to show you with a grungepaper flower, chipboard sentiment tag and the background is a tag shape overstamped with Distress Inks and Wendy Vecchi stamps in the new Distress colors which are fabulous. I added a little dragonfly on the flower. In cleaning the other day I unearthed this whole bag of charms I had bought for some quilting project eons ago.
Well, that's it for today. Most of the week is supposed to be like this. I just want a nap when we have weather like this!
Friday, March 19, 2010
The weather is beautiful here, although not for long, and I am in an Easter/Spring mood! I used the new Flourishes Easter Basket stamp set to make this card. I actually cased it from Danielle Kennedy who designs for Flourishes. After photographing the card I decided to add some Stickles to the eggs and chick. The paper is Urban Prairie by Basic Grey and the flower is a Prima. First day of Spring tomorrow!!!
This little card was cut on the Cricut. The base I found on a website called Monica's Creative room. She has wonderful cut files. The inside little egg is from the Cricut Easter cartridge. I gussied it up a little with Stickles and stamped a Flourishes sentiment on one side, leaving the other free for a personal note.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
http://whitelinenlavenderfield.blogspot.com/2010/03/celebrate.html#comment-form Visit this blog to see a beautiful giveaway. If you are in to shabby chic or vintage, this is for you.
Monday, March 15, 2010
What you see here is a huge pile of both card stock and designer paper scraps. There are SU, K&Co, Basic Grey and more DP and the cardstock is mostly SU with some renegades thrown in! There are some metallics as well. If anyone is interested and willing to pay the shipping, give me a holler and I'll get them right out to you. I imagine they would fit in a Priority Mail flat rate box. Do I have any takers???
Friday, March 12, 2010
Today I got my first Wendy Vecchi stamps in the mail. Could wait to get my fingers inky and "make art" as Wendy says. This was just a chipboard tag from a mini album in the dollar aisle at Mike's. I used Wendy's stamps, colored with distress inks and the flower is of my own making using a prima base and a sizzix die for the top layer. Then I used a bronze giant brad. Love these little quickie art pieces! If you want to look at her art, here is Wendy's blog:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I found this amazing technique and I just had to share with you. My daughter recently directed me to the following blog:
http://angelicascrappenings.blogspot.com/. The girl whose blog it is does some absolutely gorgeous work. You've all seen the packages of pearl and gem "bling" as seen in the above picture on the left. Mostly they run $2.99 and up. They are very pricey and if you like to use them a lot could get prohibitively expensive. The pearl swirls below on the pink cardstock I made myself!!!! Yes, I know, amazing! If you go to Angelica Scrappenings blog and scroll all the way to the end, she will show you how it's done. Basically, you take the manufactured bling, lay a transparency over it and apply your dots of Liquid Pearls or Stickles, gems or whatever. Liquid Pearls works great and is what I used in my samples above. Then you trim the transparency as close as you can and apply with glue dots. It's amazing! In my sample, what I did was lay the purchased swirls on the copier and make copies, then I laid that under the transparancy, taped it for stability and used my Liquid Pearls. Try this and be sure to check out Angelica Scrappenings.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
This cute little basket of posies and eggs is from the same stamp set, Signs of Spring, by Flourishes that my large daffodil came from. The sentiment is from SU So Many Sayings. I used the Nestabilities Labels Nine for the frames and colored the image with Copics. A little Stickles were added on the eggs for some glitz. Nice weekend we are having here in Maryland!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I just worked on this card this evening. It's a l arge 5.5 x8 card in creme. The background paper is unknown. The scalloped layer behind the image is SU Crushed Curry as is the ribbon. The image is from Signs of Spring by Flourishes and I colored it with Copics. I used a Nestabilities Fleur de Lis pendant, cut in half, on the top and bottom. I love daffodils. They are my favorite spring flower. Enjoy! Here's a link to Flourishes to see their lovely stamps: http://www.flourishes.org/blog/
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Here's what I spent the day doing. This is a template from the very talented Lauren Meader at My Time Made Easy. The box has two sections in it via a divider which you can 't see in the picture. And for the cards I added a designer paper layer as well as the cardstock layer. The paper and stamps are Stampin' Up!. I used Nestabilities and a few MS punches for the flowers and butterfly. Plain white grosgrain ribbon finished it off. Here's the big surprise: I CUT IT ALL ON THE CRICUT!!! There are six cards, 3 of each. This would make a wonderful Mother's Day or Easter gift. By just changing the paper and sentiments you could make it for any occasion. Enjoy!
I understand from my trusty local weatherman that the weekend is supposed to bring temps of upper 40s and low 50s. I am so ready for better weather. I took down all the snowmen today and brought out this handsome fellow. The eggs are paper mache, painted, stained and distressed.
I'm working on a special box today. Hope to have it ready for you in a day or so.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Like everyone else on the papercrafting planet, I am in love with Ranger products and with their various spokespeople like Tim Holtz and Wendi Vecchi. I learned this background technique today on the Ranger website where they have tons of videos you can view for free and learn new ideas and techniques. It uses Perfect Pearls and Perfect Medium. I then used Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz stamps and grungepaper. It's very delicate in appearance and I hope you like it. My mojo is back..........halleluiah!!!