Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This started out as an aqua colored pergamano birthday card, bought at my favorite store, All About Paper, LLC in Hampton NH. The gold oval and sentiment are stickers. There is a gold penned edge on the lighter aqua paper. I cut it down a bit, layered it on imported pink and aqua paper (then put on a base card of Pink Pirouette textured cs), made a little butterfly and tied a bow.
You know how the photograph thing works, the bow is silk that matches but looks badly in the photo!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Makes me smile just to see that little owl, lol, and I am not an owl person! I cut a piece of tissue into fourths, then folded each one into fourths, then used a decorative edge scissor to cut them into layered rounds. Squished them a bit, layered them and pinched together, then stapled them together at the pinch. I folded the stapled area flat, and attached to the patterned paper with glue dots.
The tree trunk is the new tree bark stamps done in Dark Chocolate. The owl is from a Martha Stewart embellishments package. The little bird is a brad from Doodle... Doodle...Doodle something. After it was all together and tied with twine, I decided the tree needed a bit more, so I glued on some tiny flowers, and also took the scissors and cut long slits into the tissue here and there.
Friday, April 23, 2010
...so what's up with that???
Friday, April 16, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
This one is created from some 'scraps' found during the clean-up. The background is from Waltzingmouse, stamped on Stamper's Select with Spring Rain. I almost tossed it since I didn't like the gap I got in between the first and second stamping. The stork is from a new set from Fiskars, I bought it on a little shopping spree on Monday. The DH dropped me off at ACMoore, and told me I could do all three craft stores if I wanted to walk the mile between them~ it was an expensive forced march, lol, but we got our exercise for the day, the wallet and I! Now that I think of it, I never did tell him I expended no calories since there is a Dunkin' Donuts in between 2 of the stores, and the day was warm, and well they have this new thing called a cinnamon bagel twist, lol... Sorry, I digress.
So the new stamps had to be trialed for goodness and function, I do that on Papertrey's paper inserts, you know the 8 1/5 x 5.5 inch piece that has the logo and color name on it. I save them all, and use them for insides of dark cards, or to test out stamps or inks on. So this image came out rather nicely the first time inked, so I went ahead and colored the baby with some Copics, and put him on a leftover bit of Spring Rain, and gee it looked kinda nice on the WMS messed up background, and there was a wee bit of I don't know whose blue gingham ribbon sitting right on top of the ribbon bits pile- and there you have it!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I confess, it was not my original idea to put faces on buttons, I saw it first over at SCS I'm sure. I've used it a couple of times now; it makes me laugh every time I do it!
Friday, April 2, 2010
But this one was a bit too pastel and the patterns weren't quite right, so I did another one-