The challenge at Do You Stack Up was blue skies and clouds. Recently someone showed me a really neat way to make clouds. You cut scallops on a piece of paper with a decorative scissors and then moved it over the paper and used distress inks and an applicator to apply the color. It really does make beautiful clouds. The second challenge was at Stamping Scrapping. Here you were to include one of their products and a bug of some sort. The product I used was one of the new card creator dies. I made the bug from an old Spellbinders set I have.
The inspiration at Scrap it With Song this week was the song Unwritten by Natash Bedingfield. Here is my take. I figure there is nothing more unwritten than a new baby. This card is for the daughter of a friend of mine. She has a lot of back problems and they did not really think they would ever have children. Well she is pregnant and is having a little boy. The card has a monkey on it because I bought a piece of fleece and crocheted around it and the fleece is green with brown monkeys on it.
My brother-in-law turned 50 on Monday. This is the card I came up with. It is a double slider card from the 3D and Fun Folds CD from Technique Junkies. All the paper used is from Paper Temptress. The base and layers of the card are Eclipse Black. The bright green layer is Green Textured. I just love the variation in color of the green textured. The image and inserts were done on Cryogen. The image was colored with Prisma colored pencils. I want to include this card on Make It Monday and Party Time Tuesday where the challenge was anything goes.
Here is my entry for Make it Monday this week. This was a card I made for the stamp/gift shop that I work at a couple days a month. The point was to show that even though a stamp is detailed you don't have to be scared of trying it. You don't have to color everything. She just happened to have a watering can in the window which worked out perfectly for the picture.
The colors for the challenge at Just Us Girls was red, white and blue. The card I made is for a swap on one of my Yahoo groups. The background paper was made with tissue paper, dimensional paint and acrylic paint. You put the design on the tissue paper with the dimensional paint, then you apply some of the acrylic paint and spread it across with an old credit card. I was sort of amazed at how this worked.
The theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is Sunshine. When I think of Sunshine I think of flowers. This is a new stamp that my sister gave me for my birthday. I recently got the Tim Holtz markers and thought this would be a perfect project to try them on. They are a dream to work with.
I tried something new for this post. I am not a fantastic photographer, but love taking pictures. Recently my passion has been at several botanical gardens. One was in St Louis and the other Dallas. In one of my cardmaking magazines lately they printed on a linen cardstock so I had to try it. This picture was printed on Baronial Ivory Linen. Love the richness of the colors and the finish of the cardstock almost looks like canvas. The photograph is highlighted with Serpentine Mica/ Metallic. I also added a little texture with the wonderful dark green that is Greenbier Felt Grandee. The sentiment is stamped on a scrap of the Baronial Ivory Linen. The base card is Neenah Super Smooth Ivory. Would love to know what you think. This was my post for the Paper Temptress this week. Posting this for the weekly entry at Make It Monday
Well it is Monday again and time for another entry for Make it Monday. I was working at a local stamp and gift store this past weekend and here is one of the samples I made for the shop. This card actually is a single layer and has a stand like a picture on the back. The image was colored with colored pencils.
The challenge at CAS-ual Friday this week is bling. I am not sure the picture shows all my bling. All the designer paper has spots of glitter on it. Also the flower and the hi are embossed with embossing glitter. The center of the flower is glitzy and the ribbon also has sheen in it.
Scrap and Stamp Art March 2009 pg 18 April 2009 pg 42 September 2009 pg 16 December 2009 pg 50 January 2010 pg 20 (two cards) March 2010 pg 42 April 2010 pg 42 July 2010 pg 19 April 2011 pg 16 2nd place in Turquoise and Black Challenge September 2011 pg 23 January 2012 pg 18 October 2012 pg 17
I am a medical technologist at a hospital in Southeast Missouri. I work full time and love to do paper crafts and make cards. Actually I love most crafts, but have limited time to do them. I have 2 children and 3 dogs.