Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Lawnscaping Challenge and the Palying in Paradise Challenge 16. The Lawnscaping challenge was to use Polka Dots, and the Playing in Paradise challenge was to use only black and white on the card. I started with a black card base, done to a standard sized card. On some scrap white cardstock, I stamped the Hero Arts Cling Dot pattern in Versafine Onyx Black ink. While I let that set, I found a white Cuttlebug embossed piece, trimmed it to 3.75 x 5 inches, rounded the corners, and adhered to the black base cardstock. I rounded the corners of the black cardstock. When the polka dots were dry, I stamped the dress from LawnFawn's Happily Ever After set, and cut out. I also punched a 2.5 inch circle from the polka dotted cardstock. I took the dress, which was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, and added Star Dust Stickles all over the dress, and let dry. While that was drying, I punched a 2 inch circle in black card, and a 1.5 inch circle in white card. I layered them onto the polka dotted circle. I stamped Cheers from Happily Ever After in the Onyx Black ink on the 1.5 inch circle. Once the dress was dry, I trimmed a piece of scrap black cardstock to size, rounded the corners, and adhered the dress to the black cardstock with foam tape, then used foam tape again to adhere the black cardstock to the embossed piece. I just used double sided tape to adhere the three layers of circles together, then used some foam tape to stick the circle to the white embossed piece.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
If you want a weekly challenge, head over the the Lawnscaping Challenge blog HERE. Using LawnFawn are not essential, if you don't have any, and it's a lot of fun!! I am off to do the newest challenge, Polka Dots!
Well, I actually had time to stamp today, when I wasn't helping hubby, who was being kind enough to make some templates on the computer for me :D. This card fulfills 3 challenges, The Play Date Cafe Challenge 82, CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 3, and the Hero Arts monthly challenge, to use flowers. I started with a chocolate brown card base. To the base, I added some pale yellow patterned paper, cut to 5.25 x 4 inches, with 3 rounded corners. I took a 3.5 x 4.75 piece of white cardstock, and using some straight edged scrap paper, distressed the middle portion in Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress ink. Once I was happy with that, I stamped the flower (Hero Arts - Real Flower clear set) 3 times in Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Using the Tumbled Glass Distress ink again, I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) on the bottom white portion of the white layer. I rounded 3 corners of the white cardstock, and adhered it off centre to the yellow patterned paper. To finish the card, I added 5 pale blue gems to the top left hand side, and 3 tiny clear gems to the bottom, just underneath the beginning of the words.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I need to find the white balance on my camera, although my memory tells me that I only have the automatic setting, and see what else I can do with the camera.
To make my cards, I started with a 3.75 x 5 inch pieces of white cardstock. I took a Hero Arts background stamp, and stamped it in Distress Ink. Using the Classic Fabric background stamp by Hero Arts, I used Versamark on the stamp, added my stamped paper over top, then clear embossed. Once the embossing was dry, I used various Distress Inks to cover the areas that weren't resisted by the embossing powder. Once I was happy with the distressing, I ironed off the EP onto some scratch paper ( I used computer paper.. cheaper than cardstock). I stamped (the image) by Hero Arts onto the cardstock (cut/punched out) the image, and added a sentiment. With the myriad of Distress Inks I used, I ended up with three very different cards, but I like them all.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The second card might seem a tad familiar, since I've done this sketch a few times before. I just really, REALLY, love this sketch. I started with some So Saffron cardstock (SU) and cut it so the card measured 5.5 x 4 inches ( I trimmed a .25 inch off so that I could get three cards done with one strip of patterned paper). I used some Susan Wignet Christmas paper (Holly) and cut a 1.5 inch strip off the 12x 12 paper, cutting it at 4 inches, and adhered to the card base. Next, I took the stamp "Blessed is the Season" (Quietfire Design) and stamped it on the bottom of the card in Forest Moss Distress Ink. On some scrap white cardstock, I stamped the Ornament stamp (Hero Arts) in Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I used a 2 inch circle punch from Marvy to punch out the ornament. I finished the card by foam mounting the ornament to the cardstock.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
This card I whipped up to meet the Hero Arts National Scrapbook Day challenge... last minute, of course. I started with a dark brown card base, and used two coordinating pieces of patterned paper, one for the scalloped edge, one for the background. Taking some fancy green cardstock, I punched 3 1.25 inch circles. I used the circular "Birthday Wishes" from the Hero Arts birthday set, and stamped it twice on white cardstock with Versafine Black ink. I punched out the Birthday Wishes with a 1 inch punch, then layered the Wishes onto two of the circles. I took some SU Pink Pirouette cardstock, trimmed it to 3.25 x 1.5 inches, rounded the corners, stamped the Envelope Pattern stamp in Spun Sugar, and adhered the plain circle with double sided tape. The Wishes on the right had one layer of foam tape, the Wishes on the left has two layers of foam tape on it. I used a 2.5 square of Pink Pirouette cardstock, rounded the corners, and stamped the Envelope Pattern stamp in Spun Sugar. I then took the big flower from Real Flowers, and stamped it in Victorian Velvet Distress ink.. I finished the card by adhering the pink cardstock piece to the card, on a diamond shape.
Monday, May 9, 2011
CAS-ual Friday and the Lawnscaping challenges this week. I was to do a text based card for CAS-ual Friday, and a Celebration card for the Lawnscaping challenges. I started with some blue based green cardstock (I think it might be the retired Glorious Green from SU), cut and folded to a standard sized card. Next, using some Basic Grey Kioshi paper, I cut it to 5 x 3.75 inches, and with Scattered Straw Distress Ink, stamped the Hero Arts Friend Definition on it. I took some scrap pale yellow patterned paper, and stamped the Dress ( LawnFawn) in Gamma Green Brilliance Ink. I took a red punch out that I had lying around, and trimmed some more of that yellow patterned paper to fit inside of it. I stamped Congrats (LawnFawn) in Gamma Green Ink. I added some red bling ( Recollections) to the middle of the dress. I used Sookwang tape and adhered the yellow scrap with the sentiment on it to the red punch out, then adhered the punch out to the patterned paper. I added some yellow sheer ribbon (Michaels) vertically to the card. I adhered the patterned paper to the card base. I used some foam tape to attach the dress to the card.
This card could be used as either a new job, graduation, or engagement card.
This card could be used as either a new job, graduation, or engagement card.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Play Date Cafe Challenge 79 and Clean and Simple Stamping FTL 138 challenges. I used the Play Date Cafe colours ( grey, lime and red) and the sketch from the Clean and Simple blog ( FTL 138). I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch square red cardstock base. Taking some leftover DCWV silver and white cardstock, I cut it to 5 x 5 inches and layered it on the red cardstock. I took a 4.5 x4.5 inch piece of white cardstock, and stamped flowers from Hero Arts Printed Flowers set, in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and Barn Door Distress Ink (the Shabby Shutters was the closest ink I had to lime green), in the pattern on the sketch. Using some Colorbox silver pigment ink, I used the sentiment (Hero Arts) and stamped it in the area of the sketch. Once the pigment ink was dry, I took some .25 inch pieces of lime green cardstock, and framed the white cardstock with it.
Wow, I knew my one year of blogging day was coming up, but I've passed it by almost a month!! LOL! I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who checks out my blog. I am not big on keeping stats, as this is my personal, share artwork blog, but seeing your comments really makes my day. I just hope I can take what I've learned in the past year, and make my blog even better :D